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.
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pets welcome;
Rowntree cottage is a lovely cosy one bedroom cottage (sleeps 2), converted from old stone outbuildings. It is named after the Rowntree family, former owners of Grove House. This cottage is really cosy with lots of beams and a log burning stove. Upstairs in the eaves is …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.05 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Amberley Cottage offers self-catering accommodation for family holidays in a prime position on the sea front at Dymchurch, in the South East corner of Kent.The village of Dymchurch is a traditional holiday destination and is well-known for its miles of sandy beaches, sp …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Pets welcome;
The steading building is in an L shape and the short part of the "L" houses this 2 bedroom property. This 2 bedroom property has a large west facing patio and private parking beside the house. The surrounding garden area is shared. The property is on a very sm …see more
Scotland / Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Alexandria
1 bedroomSleeps 23 nights min stay
3 nights min stay
Not suitable for children; Car essential; No pets allowed;
This detached cottage is in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park within the curtilage of the owners property. This is an ideal getaway for couples with its spacious open plan living area with multi-fuel stove and central heating. Modern kitchen and …see more
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
On the ground floor, the welcoming reception hall leads on to a spacious lounge exhibiting fantastic vistas, a wood burning stove, a stone feature wall and hardwood flooring. The separate dining area leads out through double doors into the central courtyard with lawn, m …see more
The letting agent's organisation and responsiveness to queries in advance of our stay was excellent.
The property itself was lovely, much better in real life than the photos show. The majority of… More
Many thanks for the review, and so pleased to hear you enjoyed Fullarton Courtyard Stables. It is a lovely holiday property and we agree it a great location for exploring that part of the West Coast. Thanks too for the kind comments about our service, we like to keep guests informed at all stages - so pleased to hear that you appreciated that. Thanks again for the review, and look forward to welcoming you back with us.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Our cottage is a superb stone converted barn in the picturesque 200 year old farmstead of Higher Hendham Barns which has eight cottages. We live in Pillar Barn which is the largest cottage and have recently purchased three of the other barns to rent out for holiday lets …see more
“Great dog friendly barn with really welcoming hosts in a good location.”
Reviewed 30 Mar 2014
Lovely barn set in a beautiful location. The accommodation is well equipped and there is plenty to do in the local area. Would definitely stay again.… More
“cosy cottage in south devon”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2014
We had a wonderful weekend staying in kingfisher cottage at Higher Hendham Cottages. We found the cottage to have all the amenities one could think of, from bags of sugar to freshly laid eggs in the m… More
“A truly delightful barn and wonderful location”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
A really lovely place. The barn was clean, warm and very comfortable. Judy and Mike, the owners, are the perfect hosts - nothing is too much trouble. And a lovely spot, peaceful - but near enough to … More
England / Yorkshire / North Yorkshire / Whitby / Sandsend
3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
New to the Perfect Stays portfolio Summer 2013. Foxglove is a luxury self catering cottage located in the sought-after and private area of Sandsend, Whitby in North Yorkshire. Part of a new development of luxury cottages in The Valley of Sandsend, guests will love the w …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
The moment you approach the long driveway of Labarde you will be amazed at the beautiful scenery.Your accommodation is situated within 6 acres of Landscaped gardens and woodland, and is surrounded by vine covered hills, ancient woodlands, plum orchards and views that ma …see more
Friendly and welcoming owners living on site.
Very well equipped property in beautiful surroundings.
We really enjoyed our two weeks and would certainly recommend it.… More
Thank you Graham for your great review.
We enjoyed having you both here and hope to see you again soon. xx
“Perfect holiday retreat!”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
We travelled with our two children aged 7 and 3 along with family who stayed in the adjacent villa. La prairie surpassed our expectations on every level. The surroundings are stunning, there is so muc… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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 taking in the dramatic views across …see more
England / Herefordshire / Ross-on-Wye / Symonds Yat
2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Pets welcome;
Set in the magnificent Wye Valley at Symonds Yat, famous for its hand-pull ferry, its peregrines, canoeing, cycling, fishing and walking. Wake to nothing but the sound of birdsong. This very comfortable and exceptionally well-equipped property will make your holiday …see more
We had a brilliant 3 night stay over the bank holiday weekend. It's a cosy cottage with everything needed for a relaxing break, including a travel cot and high chair which is great if you are there wi… More
England / Peak District National Park / Millers Dale
1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies
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Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
In an elevated farm location where Monks Dale meets Millers Dale within a consevation area of outstanding natural beauty, on a hillside overlooking the River Wye in the heart of the National Park, this lovingly restored limestone cottage is a spacious ground level haven …see more
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 … More
A delightful cottage offering excellent value for family holidays. Just 7 miles from the beautiful sandy beaches of La Tranche sur Mer (indoor fun pool, water sports, sailing, jet-skis, go-karts, cycle hire). Situated in the centre of the pretty village of La Jonchere, …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Pets welcome;
Please note that prices quoted are based on 6 people, but we offer flexibility to sleep more (see below), such as via optional extra rooms or a sofa bed, which the web site won't take into account. The pet supplement is also an extra. Therefore, if you need any flexibil …see more
We stayed in The Stables , one of 2 holiday cottages in this peaceful rural location. The cottage is equipped to the highest standard and tastefully decorated and furnished. As guests we were also all… More
Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you want to come back.
“The perfect home from home in the days before our wedding!”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2013
I stayed at the Stables and Granary with my extended family in the days leading up to our wedding in Witney. The location was perfect for me to be able to escape the wedding madness but also be close … More
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that the cottages worked so well with your wedding plans. It's an exciting, but stressful time for sure! We are also glad the wedding went well and would love a photo if you have time to email one. We would be delighted to welcome you or your friends and family back, so do stay in touch.
“Comfortable and fun for all the family”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2013
The Stables was a fantastic cottage for our stay in the Cotswolds. The cottage was extremely well presented and equipped. Our party was made up of 2 families with 2 children and 2 toddlers. Everyone e… More
Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you and your family had a good time. You mentioned during your stay about how light the rooms are and how that may affect children sleeping- thank you for the feedback, which is always welcome. It is a south facing cottage, which is good in one way, but we understand the point completely. We have curtains and blinds already as you know, but they are light in colour to keep the cottage cheerful, so we have fitted black out linings to the curtains and we have ordered a black out blind in a dark colour for the large rooflight in the loft bedroom. Hopefully, that means it will be bright and cheerful during the day, but dark when you want it to be too. Many thanks again for your constructive feedback- much appreciated.
A dream cottage with glorious sea views, Blanches Cottage is set in a peaceful and secluded location in 2.5 acres of sheltered, south-facing gardens and surrounded by unspoilt nature. Lying between Looe and Fowey, the spectacular National Trust coastline is a 10 minute …see more
“Cosy, tastefull and fully equipped accommodation with beautiful garden and breath-taking views.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
We have stayed in Blanches Meadows for one week. The cottage is tastefully furnished and well equipped. The location is beautiful with wonderfull gardend and ocean views. The place conveniently locate… More
Many thanks for your kind review. We're glad you had a good time and that the hot water was fixed without delay - we're lucky to have a good team on hand for emergencies. The summer school holidays are our most popular weeks. Out of season Cornwall is just as lovely and very good value for money. We offer couples-only rates that start from £450 a week with extra guests charged a flat £50 each.
“Peaceful and relaxed”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2012
We took advantage of an offer in March and it was just the tonic. Beautiful house, gardens and location. Highly recommended. We were quiet lucky with the weather and our 2 dogs loved the gardens and l… More
Thanks very much for your review. We're really glad you had a good time and we'd be delighted to welcome you and the dogs back again.
“Idyllic rural setting with views over fields to the sea”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2012
We stayed in both Blanches Meadow and Windsor in April and October 2011 (respectively). We absolutely love both houses and really enjoyed both stays. The houses are cosy, comfortable and welcoming, wh… More
Many thanks for the review. It gives us great satisfaction to know you like being at Blanches so much! Incidentally, if you scramble down the path beyond the bench at the bottom of the valley you'll find yourselves in an area of freshwater rock pools with a waterfall where the Blanches streams meet the sea. A special place that few people know about...
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 17 km; Great for children of all ages ;
The gîte is part of the ancient Manoir de la Boissière and is situated adjacent to the owners' property. The downstairs living area is approximately 45 square metres in size and has comfortable seating for six with satellite TV , DVD player, CD Player and BOSE sound …see more
We had an amazing stay ear lie in the give earlier this summer, there are no words to describe the view from the garden and it being in the centre of Brittany made it great for visiting the beautiful … More
“Delivers what it says on the can...........plus a lot more besides!”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2014
Conveniently situated for all the attractions of Brittany – coast, lakes, medieval castles and abbeys, markets and a host of quality restaurants. Equally well served by local facilities including an… More
“Fantastic gite in lovely location with amazing hosts!!”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
We had a splendid holiday at Le Gite Au Manoir. You simply couldn't ask for better hosts - Bryn and Val were incredibly welcoming and helpful right from the point of booking to the day we sadly left.… More
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Lovely romantic and historic cottage for two situated in secluded position on the hillside over looking the valley of the river Cher. The cottage has been fully restored to a high standard and has a large and comfortable lounge/ diner with newly refurbished and well equ …see more
What a fantastic holiday we had at this house, it was perfect for us!
We both have very lives and wanted to get away from everything and just spend time relaxing in the quiet countryside, and this ho… More
Thank you! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much!
For those who wish to see 'the sights' we are located centrally for visiting the chateaux - Chenonceau, Chambord, Villandry etc and Clos Luce home of Leonardo da Vinci at Amboise. WE look forward to welcoming you again! Ann
Reviewed 27 Aug 2014
I stayed at the Maison Requin with my husband. It was the peaceful location we hoped for. The house is very clean and has a lovely atmosphere. We did not want for anything. Lots of plus points such as… More
Thank you we are delighted that you have so enjoyed your stay in our lovely cottage; thanks must go also to Catherine our lovely neighbour who is on hand to help and prepares the cottage for our guests
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Great for children of all ages ;
A lovely self-contained annex set in farmland. Ideal for a quiet break in the countryside or as a touring base for East Anglia.
There are a wide range of attractions in easy reach, including beautiful beaches, famous birding sites, stately homes, ancient monuments an …see more
Thoroughly recommend this cottage for someone looking for a quiet cottage in the country. It is very nicely appointed, clean, comfortable and to a high standard.. The owners are very friendly and cou… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Situated in a rural location 3 miles from Carrickfergus town 15 miles from Belfast this converted 19th century stone barn has been beautifully renovated to maintain its original charm but with all modern facilities. The cottage has been graded four stars by NI Tourist …see more
“Clean, well appointed, warm and comfortable cottage.”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2013
A clean, well appointed, warm and comfortable cottage. Exactly as described. Friendly and welcoming owner. Lovely location. Book with confidence… More
We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and your short holiday in Northern Ireland. Hope to see you again. Best wishes 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
Nearest beach 17 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
These former stables have been thoughtfully converted into three comfortable and contemporary holiday homes which are well situated for exploring all the North West has to offer. Situated within the owner's grounds in the small village of Sowerby, these stylish hol …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 70 km; Great for children of all ages ;
3*-Cottage situated in a small hamlet near Matha (6 km), a small town with all local facilities. The peaceful place, surrounded by fields and vineyards, is situated between La Rochelle and Angoulême, in the COGNAC area. This rental house of 70m² is for 4 persons. Upst …see more
These luxury apartments are situated on the prestigious new development "the bay" situated within walking distance to blue flag beaches, and off shore lakes for a relaxing peaceful holiday retreat.Ground floor stylish apartment,consists of master double bedroo …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
The Stables provides a peaceful rural haven for you to enjoy, the property is within easy reach of Filey town centre and the beach. The Stables is set well back from the road and there is ample parking. Enjoy any of the numerous attractions nearby during the day and up …see more
Nearest beach 18 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Self catering cottage in the Southdowns National ParkWe are please to offer you Wishing Well Garden Apartment your place in the country, nestling under the magnificent South Downs.Your holiday home has an open plan living area with a modern kitchen and double bedroom wi …see more
Nearest beach 70 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Clematis Cottage is the smallest of our 3 4 star cottages in the village of Gilling East, North Yorkshire. Recently renovated with underfloor heating, wi-fi, i-pod dock, tennis court and dog friendly! Situated close to Helmsley and the North Yorkshire Moors we would lo …see more
I stayed at Clematis cottage with my little dog. The cottage was immaculately clean, well equipped, cosy and in a lovely setting. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Thank you for the lovely bis… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
The Creamery is a lovely 1 bedroom former creamery beside the owners' 18th Century farmhouse. Situated at the top of the attractive grey stone village of Kniveton, the cottage is fully equipped with everything the holidaymaker could want.With a barbecue and outside …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
Awarded the Trip adviser "Certificate of Excellence", Visit Britain's 4 start Gold award "The Retreat" - No 2 Clematis cottages offers a stunning setting from which to enjoy your holiday or romantic short break. Beautifully and very tastefully converted from an old sto …see more
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, peace… More
Thank you for your lovely review, so glad that you enjoyed the garden produce.
We look forward to seeing you both again soon when your second book has been published, and so pleased that our Hollyhocks inspired you.