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.
Child friendly ; Car essential; Air conditioning;
Beautiful French barn, tastefully restored and decorated in 2013. A cozy, well equipped for gite for 2 people and one child, we have a cot available if required. Excellent hideaway for a weekend break in the countryside. Fantastic countryside views. Excellent walking, c …see more
The Farmhouse is a characterful, white washed 17th century farmhouse set in a secluded 1.2 acres of woodland with private lake access (shared with two other cottages) leading to the beautiful waters of lake Coniston.Situated in an enviable spot, the cottage is an ideal …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
This is an idyllic cottage built in the nineteenth century but fully modernised. It is open plan inside with full mod cons but retaining all its character. It looks out onto a sheltered courtyard where you can sit out in the summer and enjoy a quiet drink .Being on one …see more
On arrival we was greeted by the owners of the cottage. We were shown around the cottage and told if there were any problems to give them a knock. The cottage is clean and comfortable, and the locatio… More
We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves.You were nice guests to have!
Good location for exploring the area, great little village very near by (1&1/2 miles) with just about everything one needs for a comfortable stay. Owners very helpfull with tips on where to go for sho… More
Golden Square Cottage has recently been converted from an old dairy. The cottage was designed to make the most of the amazing views from our hill top position. The view from the bedrooms and the large private deck are really special.
Finished to a high standard, with …see more
“Home away from home - restful, peaceful location”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We (2 couples) stayed at the cottage for 4 nights and it was excellent. You need to have a car, given its location, but it is an easy drive to many coastal towns (Lyme Regis, Beer, Sidmouth etc). The … More
Thank you so much, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you might be able to visit again soon.
Kath and Rob
Reviewed 4 Jun 2014
We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we to… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you enjoyed your holiday and got to make the most of the lovely weather. We hope you can visit again soon. Best wishes, Kath and Rob.
“Cosy, clean, comfortable and modern. perfect for small families”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2013
It's a lovely modern cottage. Perfect for small families. Close to several beaches which are about 30 mins away. Surrounded by lovely countryside. Bedding was of very high quality and the beds were go… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you had a good stay. We hope you can come again soon. Best wishes,
Kath and Rob
The tastefully modernised upside down cottage, is a 18th century former farm building. Adjoining the owners property, located in a shared courtyard with the Village Hall. The cottage enjoys private secluded gardens overlooked only by the picturesque Village Church and …see more
Went for a weekend away with 5 friends and it was fantastic! We had a lovely bottle of wine and chocolates waiting on our arrival. The cottage was spotless and was even better than in the pictures, al… More
“Perfect stay - all you could with for!”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2013
Our family of five from Denmark - mom, dad, 3 kids (aged 2-7) - stayed for 6 great days of our summer holiday in the Courtyard Cottage while exploring the Yorkshire area - and this place was the perfe… More
“lovely accommodation and very clean”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2013
we had a lovely time, not long enough (3 nights). Weather only played ball on one day but garden was appreciated on that 1 day. Lots of walks around. Was upside down cottage with bedroom and bathro… More
Ivy Cottage is the perfect getaway when you and your loved ones want to get away from it all: An idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern living. Featuring an indoor heated swimming pool, a new games room, and country walks from the doorstep, you may not wan …see more
Nice basic accommodation, clean and equipped with all that was needed. Swimming pool lovely as was the hot tub, but thought it disappointing that you had to pay to use the sauna and likewise if you wa… More
Thank you for the review and rating and we are pleased you enjoyed the facilities at North Hill. I am sorry you felt that you should not be charged for using the Sauna (£1 for 20 mins coin operated) and the hot tub. The hot tub can be used without cost. We feel these small additional costs are justified where there is a heavy use of electricity or heavy wear and tear on a pool table for example.
We believe our cottages are keenly priced and the cost for Ivy Cottage in this case was £435 for the first week in September. The price was pushed up over £500 because the guests in this case chose to book through a third party who charge a commission, and they bought two dogs which are charged at £25 each. This charge for dogs is fairly standard and many cottages would not take 2 dogs.
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOLIDAY LETTINGS AND TRIPADVISOR SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE. THIS IS NOT TRUE. OUR WEEKS, MID-WEEKS AND WEEKENDS ARE SOLD AS FIXED PRICE BOOKING SLOTS (SEE THE NOTES TO THE RENTAL RATES FOR MORE DETAIL) AND PRICES ARE NOT CALCULATED U …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Ideal for visiting local National Trust properties in the lovely Weald of Kent. Many of our visitors are visiting family and friends. Close to village church for weddings. Local public house offering evening meals, Choice of nearby take away restaurants. Local shops o …see more
We stayed here for six weeks and it was wonderful. Staplehurst is a great place to stay to get away from it all yet close to London with great transport links. John and Judy the owners went out of th… More
Thanks so much for your glowing review. Pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Maybe see you again one day. Would be a pleasure again.
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Conveniently located, slightly back from the A31 between nautical Southampton and Bournemouth with its golden sandy beach, This converted single storey cottage is comfortably furnished to a very good standard. Stroll across the garden (shared with the owner) and thro …see more
We warmly welcomed by the owners to their very cosy and well decorated cottage. We enjoyed our breakfast in the sun by the patio enjoying the beutiful views of the garden.It's a very pleasant place to… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Fort Royal lies in an idyllic location on the shores of Lough Swilly in North Donegal, in the picturesque harbour village of Rathmullan. Garden Cottage sits in a beautiful location within the mature grounds of Fort Royal Country House, formerly one of the county's …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
L'Etable is an ideal cottage for a romantic getaway for a couple in winter and summer. The kitchen and living areas are open plan and are connected by way of a spiral staircase to a mezzanine bedroom above. The terrace looks onto the swimming pool and wooded panoramic …see more
Situated right beside the sea, Craobh Haven Cottages combine the warmth and comfort of home with wonderful, unspoilt views of many West Coast islands from Jura to Mull. Traditionally built for local character and charm, our cottage has timber beams and an open fireplace …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
A wonderfully restored 4 star 18th century barn which is situated 400 metres from the historic Georgian village of Moira.The cottage is adjacent to Berwickhall [A17th century category A listed thatched farm house],There is 1 double bed rooms [ en suite] and a twin bed r …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Private, classic Bodrum village house & private pool. View of hills and Aegean Sea.This village house is of traditional stone, with 50 cm (20 inch) thick walls and built mid-20th century. It is located near the Bodrum village of Yalikavak and less than 20 minutes to …see more
Built in 1898, Springburn Cottage is full of character and history – George Bernard Shaw stayed here. Situated in the Highland village of Strachur on the banks of Loch Fyne in Argyll, it’s been lovingly restored and is full of country charm. The living room has a fi …see more
Arrived during heavy rain and indeed it rained for most of the stay. However, Argyll is beautiful especially if you like being outdoors and the rain did not spoil our stay. The kitchen in the cottage … More
Oak is a well equipped stone built 2 bedroom cottage, sleeping 4 people, is ideally suited for relaxing and exploring the wonderful coast and countryside of North DevonThree star self-catering cottage with an outdoor heated pool, pets-corner, play-area and BBQWithin eas …see more
Coopers Cottages are a luxury new conversion of farm buildings and stables opening for their first season in May 2015. They are located in the lovely village of Bodiam situated at the top of a hill on a working farm with stunning views over our vineyards. The 4 cottag …see more
“Beautiful location and Terrie and Mike have thought of everything.”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2016
The setting is beautiful, right on the vineyards with sweeping views and about 5 minutes from Bodium with several restaurants and pubs nearby. Walking paths to the duck pond and convenient to lots of… More
Many Thanks for your kind words. We are delighted you found the cottage equipped for your needs and enjoyed your stay with us.
“Excellent Short Break”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2016
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 … More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted you all enjoyed your stay with us and found the accommodation and views to your liking. Hopefully we will see you again some time.
Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
A Domaine with three gites near Les Arques in the Lot. The main house is a former wine farm from 1660. There are several barns and outbuildings and the domaine is quietly situated on a plot of about 55,000m2 on the top of a hill. The domaine is not suitable for children …see more
Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential; No pets allowed;
A restored stone cottage at the end of a small "aldea" surrounded by gardens, fields and nature. It is a very rural setting in a small farming community, but surprisingly only 5 minutes from Sober with its restaurant, 2 bars, 2 shops, a surgery and much more.T …see more
Great house with garden and in the mornings the balcony with its view just invited us to linger.
The nearby nature is simply outstanding and the people ever so friendly.
Food and wine in abundance, … More
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Birchenfields Farm and Holiday Cottages is a family run business set in the magnificent Staffordshire countryside. Located just a few miles from both the beauty of the Peak District National Park and the thrills of Alton Towers, Birchenfields is in the perfect location …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Tucked away in our pretty cottage garden, Little Lodge is a romantic hideaway created for special breaks for two. Charming interiors and attention to comfort and detail ensures that Little Lodge is a restful haven for those seeking to escape the rigours o …see more
Excellent location to visit Towns & places in North Yorkshire. We stayed in the one bedroomed cottage,and it was perfect ! if you wanting tranquility, this is the place to be. Oh & thanks for the crus… More
So pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Little Lodge- and thank you for taking time to write a review.
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.
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Set in the Waveney valley on the Norfolk Suffolk borders. Pump cottage dates back to the 17th century a grade 2 listed building. we have renovated and retained may of the original features. The old Pump is still just outside the door. You enter into a spacious open p …see more
“Great property in a great location with great hosts”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2015
The property is in a great location to explore all that Norfolk can offer. The property was very clean and is in a very safe area with good private parking. The very friendly owners live onsite and ar… More
“Beautiful comfortable country cottage”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2015
A lovely cottage , with every comfort and every thing you could wish to find in a home, heated modern shower, very clean and well maintained. comfortable beds made up for your arrival, nice bottle of … More
“Character cottage in wonderful countryside location.”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2012
We have just returned from a weeks stay at Pump cottage. This is our second visit and would recommend this cottage. A wonderful cream tea awaited our arrival, along with the friendly hosts John and Ja… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Gallops Farm is a family run working farm in the village of Findon, Sussex. Nestled in the South Downs National Park, the farm has stunning views and leads straight onto a network of footpaths joining the South Downs Way.Our accommodation on the Sussex South Downs is pe …see more
Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
Tranquil cottages in a rural setting yet close to Lisburn City centre. Handy for touring Northern Ireland. Fishing lake, country walks on your doorstep. Traditionally decorated cottages with open fires or oil fired central heating, all with fitted kitchen-dinettes, b …see more
Lilac Cottage is situated in the popular coastal village of Aberporth, with its lovely sandy beaches. The cottage has parking for 2 cars.
The newly fitted kitchen is well equipped with fridge freezer, microwave, oven and hob, kettle, sink and drainer, toaster and plent …see more
stayed from january 22nd until 25th found the cottage to be very well furnished,beyond what i was expecting,perfect base for exploring cardigan and surrounding areas,Aberporth beach very nice,recommen… More
Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Beautiful brand new cottage, With hot tub, set in stunning countryside.. Donella Cottage offers four star living with most modern conveniences from smart TV, free wifi, modern corner suite, snuggle chair, king size bed, solid oak furniture, coffee maker and welcome pack …see more
This is a place for relaxing or getting active outdoors. Coastal and woodland walks are from your cottage door. You can hear the sound of the waves from the cottage and could even take your breakfast down to the beach if you so desired. Situated at the end of the estat …see more
Just back from a fantastic week at Orchard Cottage. The cottage is situated in an idyllic setting with woodland walks and private beach. The cottage is fitted out to a high standard and was extremely … More
Nearest beach 10 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
The Tamar Valley has the freshest air and the healthiest climate, with picturesque orchards, forests and pastures. The cottage has been designed for travellers who want to experience the relaxed lifestyle and enjoy the quiet. Spend a wonderful day exploring the wine and …see more
The Tudor holiday cottage - like the Searle - is a spacious one bedroom cottage situated on the ground floor of the Lodge. It does however have a more modern feel and has the advantage of being adapted for guests with disabilities. There is parking outside the cottage …see more
“This is one of the best holiday accommodation I have stayed in ,Elaine the owner was wonderful ,friendly,and very helpfu”
Reviewed 27 Jun 2015
THis was a wonderful holiday ,The owner Elaine was so friendly and helpful and we was left a bottle of wine and some welsh cakes ,the accomadation was extremely lovely very clean and spacious ,Elaine … More
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Tudor Cottage. It is always very pleasing to get such positive feedback, especially since the Tudor has only just come on stream.
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We very much look forward to seeing you again at some time in the future.
De Kleine Oele, (Meaning the little owl) is a traditional Dutch grounds cottage available for relaxed holiday rental, inspirational retreat, selfcatering or bed&breakfast, in a pretty garden (part semi-wild, part herb and fruit) in the real, ultimate Dutch countryside: …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
This is one of two cottages [circa 1852] arranged as five individual self-catering facilities. The.'Henry' Cottage [No. 3] is charming, with a kitchen, large comfortable bed/sit inc.queen-size bed, en-suite, a sun-deck, a patio and is adjacent to the courtyard …see more
Little Owls sleeps four guests and is a building full of character and charm. Originally a 19th Century stable block, the cottage has been recently re-built and beautifully furnished with vaulted ceilings creating a light and airy environment.The open-plan kitchen/loung …see more
My Husband, two children aged 4 and 2 and I, had a fantastic stay at Little Owls. Tim and Helen, the owners, were perfect hosts and made us feel very welcome. The cottage had been furnished to a hig… More
“Perfect - wouldn't hesitate to recommend”
Reviewed 24 Dec 2015
Only a very brief stay, but fantastic. Well laid out for a small space, with extremely good quality fixtures/fittings/equipment. Functional, yet cosy.
Would very much recommend, and will definitely… More
Nearest beach 28 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
~~~ Bay Tree Cottage and Horseshoe Cottage, of Nordham Cottages, HU15 2LT, were finalists in the REYTA awards in 2014, East Yorkshire's Tourism Awards~~~~.Our cottages are well situated to discover the secrets of the Yorkshire Wolds: countryside location with coast, t …see more
Set in 126 acres of beautiful open meadows, woodland and rolling hills on a working farm, Maes y Gwy Holiday Cottage in Monmouthshire has a hot tub (shared with one other cottage), large play area and games room. It is the perfect location to explore the attractions and …see more
A Grade 11 listed Elizabethan Lincolnshire Longhouse next to the imposing stone Georgian Priory House, noted by TV appearances featuring its unusual interior. Huge chestnut, oak and beech trees welcome you through the leafy wooded drive. Formerly a provider of ales to …see more
A very interesting place to stay and very comfortable. Full of unusual items in an old Lincolnshire longhouse, complete with a spiral staircase to the bedroom. Handy to Newark-on-Trent and Grantham … More
Thank you Bob and Sandy for your good review, so pleased you had an enjojable holiday in England and hope you had a good journey home!