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.
“Oak Cottage, Challock” I had returned with my young family from an extended stay in Australia and so was all out of sync. with UK time. Our hosts were accommodating in every sense of the word. They changed central heating times to suit our nocturnal h
Stayed in Oak cottage August bank holiday week and have to say it was very relaxing, Wendy & Nigel were there to meet us nad were very friendly and welcoming. Oak cottage is perfect to just chill and … More
“Fantastic spot - and so friendly”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2014
We stayed at Oak cottage for a few days and it really is a lovely place, down a quiet lane, in beautiful countryside. Nigel and Wendy who run it were really friendly and helpful, thank you very much!… More
“Lovely, idilic, and friendly.”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2014
Great service, even had fresh eggs from the hens and ducks. The house was beautiful great facilities main bedroom overlooked the lakes.… More
“Enjoyable stay in a cosy characterful cottage” We arrived on a dark wet evening and it was lovely to walk into a cosy welcoming room. All the facilities we needed were there and, of course, the view was spectacular. We used it as a base to watch the l
3 of us staying for 3 weeks at Cowes View for convalescence for my husband and his son - was great. Plenty of room, very comfy beds, bathrooms upstairs and down, ditto TVs, well equipped kitchen, and … More
Reviewed 22 Oct 2012
A lovely small cottage in a superb location. Just expect peace and quiet and you will not be disappointed.
There is plenty of interesting places and shops to visit but locally there is every… More
“Beautiful, well equipped cottage” Elaine was so helpful and happily provided us with both a cot and highchair for our young child. The cottage was extremely clean and was a lovely place to stay for a couple of days away. Would highly recommend.
Lovely bungalow. Spacious, immaculate and well equipped, a perfect home away from home. Many thanks to Elaine for the welcome pack and the warm welcome (especially for our dog). We had a grear week an… More
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Reviewed 10 Jul 2016
Completely thought through; a very comfortable stay. Everything catered for from beach towels to drinks flasks. Fresh, clean. A must.… More
Thank you both, it's lovely to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay and have taken the time to say that they have appreciated the effort we have put in.
“Only place to stay in Portaferry”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
Very large - plenty of room - very clean - quiet - lots of extras toilet roll etc. Good location.
When we met Elaine she was very helpful and told us things we wanted to know. It was
a very good pri… More
“beautiful lodge in ideal setting” very comfortable and spacious.great living area plenty of room so not on top of each other.well equipped kitchen.lovely touch with fresh flowers and cava much appreciated.owner called to see if everything was ok and o
“Welcoming, friendly, tranquil location which I would highly recommend.” Thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Old Coach House in Shalford, Surrey. Amanda and her family are most welcoming and friendly. The cottage is set behind the main house in a lovely
“Lovely cottage in a friendly village in a beautiful part of our country.” This cottage is spacious, comfortable, a little quirky and very well equipped. We stayed for New Year, with some other friends staying nearby in another holiday cottage. On comp
We stayed at Weavers for 4 nights in total during October. Firstly, the house is kitted out with everything you'd need for self-catering. We arrived late Friday evening and the lights and heating were… More
“Great place, would definitely recommend for couples of small group of friends”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2011
Really cozy cottage with a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and 2 loos. Well laid out outside space - terraced garden with multiple levels. The cottage was clean, the linens were fresh and the pla… More
“A cottage of charm and character right in the pretty village centre”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2011
This charming cottage has a great location in a pretty village and is a gentle stroll to The Barley Mow pub which we would recommend for food. The kitchen is well equipped and it is comfortably furn… More
“Beautiful and peaceful village house” Such a wonderful welcome from Mandy, who prepared the house and plenty of kind attentions for us. The house is marvellous and situated in a quiet street of the village. You can easily drive to Limassol or to the m
“A charming renovated old house. Highly recommended!”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
This is the place for people who appreciate a unique atmosphere, a fully renovated old house full of charm, quiteness and privacy. The courtyard is a wonderfull place to relax and enjoy the sun / star… More
“Cosy, neat and has all the amenities you would need. Great place!” We stayed at the cottage house garden around Christmas time and what a great place it is. Denis had the place looking very nice for us and even had Christmas decorations set up which s
“Lovely, quiet, clean accommodation in the Countryside” This is a lovely house, it is well equipped and clean with modern furnishings. We had a great holiday 2 adults and 2 Children (10 & 13). The beach is 5 minutes away but we choose to drive due to a
“Comfortable, modern, clean, great location and facilities, beautiful beach, perfect family holiday”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
Stayed there last wek in August with my wife and two kids (7 &4). We had a lovely time. House was perfect, easy to organise with the owners. 5 mins walk to a lovely beach. Easy to organise with the ow… More
“Our stay was everything we could have hoped for!”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2012
We greatly enjoyed this quiet, cozy bungalow and all of it's amenities. It is in a fantastic location just a short distance from the beautiful ocean side. The customer service while booking our stay w… More
“A wonderful week in Brittas Bay.”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
We enjoyed a lovely week in Brittas Bay.
Lazy Daze was a great house with plenty of space.
The garden was fantastic and we spent as much time as possible outside.
Great location, close to the beac… More
“Delightful Cottage in a great location” Seafarer's Watch is a beautifully appointed and well-maintained cottage with plenty of thoughtful touches. This was our third visit with a fourth already booked which probably says it all.
The cottage is clean,
“A lovely, well equiped cottage with harbour and see views.”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
We have stayed at "Seafarers" on a couple of occasions, it is a cottage that has been tastefully refurbished, offering high quality accommodation with parking. Mevagissey has all that most would need,… More
“best equipt cottage we have stayed in”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
good quality furnishings,short walk into mevagissey, large screen ty,s bus service hourly,no expence spared in making this cottage very comfortable, ferry to fowey and bus back well worth the trip, … More
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp
This is a gorgeous cottage that has been beautifully and luxuriously refurbished whilst retaing all its original character. The two lounges are spacious and comfortable, the best feature being a wood… More
“Excellent but beware if you do not like really steep stairs”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, well equipped. Would have very happily given 5 stars except for the stairs which are really (!) steep. It did not matter too much to us although one of the childr… More
“A very pleasant stay.”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2016
The cottage was ideal for us- a party of three generations ( age range 30 to 83). Lovely and clean and with two lounges we could spread ourselves about. Although we didn't cook there we had a lovely B… More
We could not be more pleased with our time at The Oast Cottage. Our hosts were superbly welcoming and we were especially delighted to be provided with basics like milk, bread, butter, coffee and tea t… More
The oast house is delightful. The decor is attractive and the king size bed is extremely comfortable. Surrounded by glorious countryside and birdsong, it is a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful place t… More
Reviewed 28 Nov 2016
Excellent weekend away. The oast house is so beautiful and has everything you need for a perfect stay. It's a place that feels homely as soon as you walked in. We were so shocked at how much space the… More
“Superb Accommodation and setting” We had a fabulous weekend at The Milk House with six adults and two teenage girls. It was was clean and tidy with everything we needed. Beautifully decorated. All the linen smelt lovely and fresh. Rebecca was a warm a
“Lovely Quiet setting, very accommodating helpful owner”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2016
We stayed with 3 children from 14 to 8 and dog, and had a fab break. THe Milk house may look small from the outside but it easily accommodated the 5 of us and we could have put a sixth in without any … More
“A Beautiful Cottage”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
We found the Milk House to be excellent in all ways. Newly modernised (late 2011) all the fittings are of very good quality - the kitchen in particular was practical and well appointed. The cottage … More
“A superb warm and friendly place to stay”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2012
We stayed at The Milk House with our 2 sons aged 8 and 12, and our dog. We found the accommodation to be very well equiped with nothing else we would have needed.
The cottage had such a lovely war… More
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it
“Wow - where do I start?” Excellent stay in well equipped cottages. Real home from home. Log fires in comfy lounges with tv and dvd facilities, an excellent joint dining area that we used constantly, clean bathrooms and bedrooms, and well equipped kit
There were 18 people in our party and we wanted a few days away where we could walk in the country, have a bbq and a few drinks and be able to laugh and have fun without disturbing anyone.
The hous… More
“Great property and surroundings”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2012
We hired the cottage in October 2012 for a university reunion. There was 17 of us, mix of couples and young families. The cottage had everything we needed, the dining room was particularly good for su… More
“Perfect for large groups”
Reviewed 2 May 2012
We were a group of 19 and it was brilliant, just what we needed. Given our numbers, we took both halves of the cottage and had access to the communal dining area, as well as two kitchens, two lounges… More
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras.
What an unbelievably great experience staying in this cottage was! It was extremely clean and well-organized, and the kitchen is lovely and there were many little extras included. The bed was very com… More
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
This was the best cottage we had ever stayed in. Modern & comfortable in an ideal situation.… More
“Amazing holiday in a gorgeous setting” Had a fantastic holiday at Overthwarts, the cottage is spacious, bright, airy and in a tranquill and beautiful area, 10 minute drive to Alnwick and the A1 which takes you to all that Northumberland has too offer,
We have had a truly wonderful week at The Granary Overthwarts, the cottage itself is beautiful, well presented and decorated with a personal charm that instantly makes you feel at home. The kitchen is… More
Reviewed 19 Jan 2014
Stayed here for 2 nights as a treat for my wife's birthday and it was just the ticket for a much needed break from work pressures.
As usual, the weather was pretty rubbish for most of the stay, so w… More
Thanks for your review.
We have had a few comments about the showers. I'm afraid we just don't get the powerful showers that you can get in the towns. I have however asked my local plumber to have a look and see if we can instal a power shower or similar ready for next year.
I will let you know when it's in!
“Ideal for family holiday”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
The cottage is in beautiful surroundings but not too far from the main town. It is well equiped especially with dishes etc as we did quite a bit of cooking! Plenty of DVDs to watch for all ages!… More
Thanks for your review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Granary and welcome any suggestions to improve the cottage and service.
Hope to see you again next year.
“Cosy, well equipped, great location” Quaint, cosy cottage with everything you could need. David has thought of everything! Lovely garden, great location, very quiet and relaxing but close to the village. Handy for Stratford upon Avon too
We were a group of five friends at Croftsbrook for a week. The house is very comfortable and well-equipped, especially the kitchen which had everything we needed for cooking, eating, drinking! It was … More
Thank you for your review. We use Croftsbrook ourselves from time to time which highlights any shortfalls in equipment and facilities. So pleased you felt well provided for and comfortable at Croftsbrook and in a good location in relation to the town .
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
Family of five fit nicely in Croftsbrook, great to be able to spread out during a 3 week trip. We were here for a week and visited many lovely homes and gardens in the area. David was a wonderful ho… More
“A perfect base of operations.”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2013
Croftsbrook was the perfect base of operations for our family visit to Chipping Campden. Everything our family of four needed for a comfortable stay was provided by our gracious host, David. The cotta… More
“Comfortable and Cosy Cottage in a Great location” We stayed here with our two children and dog in May half term. The cottage is well equipped and has a wonderfully, cosy feel. We loved being able to catch the morning sun in the front garden whilst e
This is a lovely comfortable cottage which is well equipped and in a good position. I went with a friend and we took two dogs. The small garden is enclosed so ideal for the dogs. The owner was extreme… More
Reviewed 30 Jul 2013
Lovely cottage with everything you could want and a short walk to the town and the excellent Blacks Head pub which was welcoming and dog friendly.
Even the moody teens did not want to leave.
We fe… More
“Perfect New Years getaway”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2013
Very nice little cottage, perfect for me and my partner for our New Years getaway. Perfect location with restaurants and pubs very close by and other facilities available. Also perfect for plenty of w… More
“fantastic!” I visited Ty Haf and Llandudno during Eastern. The homeowners are very kind and willing to welcome their guests. The cottage is fully equipped and has amazing views over the North Promenade, Great and Little Orme. You can see the sheep go
One of the finest rental properties I have seen. From the welcome and explanations by the owners to the quality of the apartment itself, you could wish for no more.
I felt that I would like to live t… More
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
ty haf is an attractive well furnished small house up on the lower slopes of the Great Orme, with splendid views of the Llandudno bay. The kitchen is particularly well equipped, we were delighted to… More
“I love this place” the weather was not as kind to us this time but that does not stop us enjoying the peace and tranquility. The house as always has everything we need and the woodburner in the lounge gives a wonderful sense of well being at the end o
This cottage has been renovated by the owners to a very high standard and is very well equipped with good quality furnishings. It has everything you could possibly need.
I would highly recommend it a… More
Reviewed 10 Mar 2015
Excellent quality accommodation. Beautiful beach. Great walks in the dunes and lovely village. A truely relaxing, get away vacation! … More
Reviewed 6 May 2014
The cottage was excellent in every respect and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The property is very well appointed and has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, our 3yr old loved th… More
“Comfortable cottage in lovely location” Mill Cottage is well equipped and comfortable. The kitchen/living room being on the first floor gives views over the river to the front, and garden and woods to the rear.
The coastal path is easily accessed
We were looking for a nice cottage, with room for a 7- and a 10-year-old to have fun, within walking distance of the beach and a pub or two. Mill Cottage gave us all this and more. Being on a dead-end… More
“Beautiful home in peaceful setting” Breakers Sound is a stunning house in lovely gardens with sea views. It contained everything we needed for a relaxing week. The location is very peaceful without being isolated, and lovely walks straight from the ho
“Absolutely beautiful cottage to spend a holiday!”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
This cottage is a stunning place to have a holiday.
It had a real home from home feel with everything in the cottage one would need.
Harry the Golden Retriever enjoyed it too having so much space to… More
“Beautiful cottage in perfect location”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2013
This cottage is a gardeners delight,not only is it furnished and equipped to a high standard,it is exactly what the description of it says.It is a magical experience to stay there and it is close to t… More
“A November break”
Reviewed 11 Dec 2012
I and my family enjoyed a marvelous few days based at Breakers Sound. What a perfect retreat with all the comforts of home and more. The weather was not great so we enjoyed the use of the log stove. E… More
“Cosy cottage” Stayed at Dove Cottage for weekend. Cottage very cosy and well equipped. Situated in the centre of Harrington with two good pubs within walking distance. Good base for walkers. Cannot think of anything negative, would definitely recommen
“Even better than the photographs.” This property comes with everything you may need in terms of cleaning materials, cooking accessories like kitchen towels, soap in all washing areas, and if the is anything else you need there is a Spar shop a level w
“Charming home in idyllic setting” I stayed here with my husband, baby, parents, siblings and their partners in July and had the most wonderful and relaxing holiday. The home is a beautiful country cottage, which we felt very cost and at home in. The v
A delightful cottage, from which we hosted our daughter's wedding at East Dene. We couldn't have picked a better location, helped by superb weather, which enhanced this gem of a property even more.… More
“Beauty on the beach”
Reviewed 2 Mar 2013
What a great property and location. 30 seconds from a lovely quiet beach, this charming cottage housed 2 families of 4 very comfortably and happily. It is a mile's walk along the coastal wall from Ven… More
Reviewed 24 Jan 2013
We loved the beautiful vieuws and quiet location. Very different from the busy and boring coast with us in Belgium. We felt right home. The authenticity of the property in combination with the modern … More
“Lovely family holiday home, with a great view.” A great house In a lovely area. Clean, tidy property. Very pleasant/helpful owner. May benefit from a booklet to give info such as bin emptying etc. Enjoyed our stay. Good area for walking. No shops clo
“Great, great and great - place, people and party”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
3 generations and 2 labs stayed in this super property (the best rental we have stayed in). It was clean and well fitted out and lacked for nothing. We arrived as instructed and were given the key an… More
Thank you for booking with Best of Wales and great to hear that this is
-- best rental, we really appreciate your comments.
Pleased that the whole family - Labs included had a great time and the property accomodated all age groups. There is such a variety of things to do from the beach, the forest walks and the Trail. the beauty is that you can go as far as you wish and suit your level of activity.
Be great to welcome you all back again soon
Suzanne- Best of Wales
Ps- we like to collect photos of the dogs on holiday in the office so feel free to send us a photo or two perhaps?
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities
We stayed here for a long weekend and it was simply lovely. Despite the traditional dismal Scottish weather, we relaxed by the log burner and chilled out looking at the scenery. We managed a game o… More
Thank you very much for visiting us. It was the worst weekend for weather we have had for a long time, but you always looked as if you were having fun. Great to see the tennis court in use, and to know you explored the woods. Come back soon, Fiona
“Fabulous holiday destination with great hosts.”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
My teenage daughters and I stayed at Garrique Cottage in January 2013. The farmhouse is beautiful with every amenity you could wish for. The scenery is breathtaking and yet you are only 10 - 15 minute… More
“Great Cottage - Stunning Setting”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
The cottage was great. Accommodation was clean and just as described. Loved the kitchen/dining/living area. The cottage was lovely and warm and the wood burner great to cosy in front of at night. … More