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.
“Very relaxing and quiet place to stay.” My wife and I stayed here for four nights and found it a great place to relax and enjoy some quiet time together. On our arrival we were met by the owner Seungee who had baked a cake and placed some flowers in
“Wonderful base to see the delights of North Wales”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2012
To be highly recommended & owner really helpful with lots of excellent advice.
Everything you need is close by, including pubs, takeaway, shops etc. We will return to hopefully endure some kinder w… More
“quality cottage in a prime location”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
We were met by the owner Seunghee, who gave us biscuits and a lovely bunch of flowers
and were shown into this lovely idylic cottage, which was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could… More
“What a welcome,what a cottage.”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2012
Quiet location in beautiful surroundings. You can’t go wrong with this modern well equipped and beautifully furnished cottage. I really can’t think of anything you would need to bring, as the cott… More
“Lovely country cottage” My wife and I spent a week here in June. A lovely secluded cottage in middle of forest just 5 minutes from Killybegs. Comfortable interior and cozy bed. Kitchen a bit dark but otherwise great!
This lovely, thatched cottage is up in the hills and woods and very private. It is beautifully updated, comfortable, and has a lot of personal touches. We were welcomed with a bouquet of fresh flowe… More
“Relaxing rural Welsh paradise” My husband and I enjoyed a 4 night stay at The Creamery/The Hideaway. The Hideaway was cosy and ideal for a romantic stay with the luxurious hot tub just outside. Thomas and his wife go to a lot of trouble welcoming you
We absolutely loved staying at the hideaway.
The owners had made loads of effort to make our stay wonderful. With treats layed out when we arrived and homemade bread and jam left in the kitchen.
We're very happy to hear you loved staying at the Hideaway....we wanted to create a special place for couples who feel like treating themselves to a little bit of luxury, or as my Nan used to say - 'A little bit of what you fancy does you good' ! All the best
Central location on small holiday island only 10 minutes walk from sandy beach. 5 minutes from shops, pub and restaurants. Famous for seafood and oysters. Good area for yachting, fishing and nearby country park. Colchester Zoo and Castle 10 miles. Golf/Spa resort 7 mile …see more
Was a very nice cosy little cottage.
However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past.
She didn't bark for long. as… More
Thank you for your review. We would certainly welcome you back to the cottage and I am sorry you got the impression that this would not be the case. We have always welcomed dogs to the cottage – and as you know have 2 of our own. On this occasion we were quite happy to accommodate 3 dogs (our normal policy being 2) and although the puppy did bark this did not cause us a problem.
Julie and David
“Tracy” 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 there was
The welcome basket was also a beau
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
“Very nice and comfortable cottage”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
This is a very nice and comfortable cottage in a beautiful tranquil surroundings. We were greeted by our hostess with a delicious freshly baked bread, eggs etc. Very recommendable!… More
“NICE COTTAGE IN A PICTURESQUE LOCATION” Situated near to the coast and many of the tourist locations.We had good weather and enjoyed the holiday.Plenty of crockery/utensils.All we needed.Double bedroom,lots of storage.Twin bunk bedroom (full size bunk
“Miss” Luxury cottage if I owned it myself I wouldn't change a thing. Very modern, fresh, spotless and had lots of extras to make our stay a great experience. Great location, huge garden enclosed for privacy. Would love to visit in the summer. Only fla
Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean with great facilities. Would definitely return if in the area again.… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave this review Barbara. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and would be happy to welcome you back.
Jack & Anne
Reviewed 8 Aug 2016
My sister booked this cottage for us in May and what a gem it is! The small personal touches made such a difference. Lovely comfortable cottage with a modern kitchen that is so well stocked you want f… More
Thank you for your positive feedback. This is our first year of letting the cottage and we are very happy that you found everything to be satisfactory. We would be glad to welcome you back any time.
Jack and Anne
“excellent property” The cottage was warm and well stocked. Our family of 6 stayed for Christmas 2016 and had a wonderful holiday. The cottage was very cosy and homely and the kitchen had everything needed to prepare our Christmas lunch. The location t
I stayed here with my son and partner for 5 nights from 16th June and this is a lovely cottage with plenty of room, a homely feel and in a nice quiet location. Everything you could need is there, it i… More
Many thanks for the lovely review. We're sorry it was too hot for the fire!!!!
“LOVELY STAY” My husband and adult son stayed at the Courthouse in September. The accommodation was excellent. The apartment is very large with 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. All the comforts of home were supplied. There was even a large selection of
fantastic cottage, large homely rooms, very well equipped and very clean. Lori the landlady made us feel very at home and welcome here and was very helpful and accommodating. two large bedrooms, one… More
“Lovely holiday location!” This was our first holiday as a family with our 10-month old babygirl and we're so happy to have booked with Eileen O'Shea in Lauragh! We came in quite late but the welcome with a roaring fire and a pot of fresh tea was a nic
“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
ROSEMARY COTTAGE - Westleigh, North Devon Coast
Get away from all of the stresses of modern life to the wonderful peace and tranquility of the picture postcard village of Westleigh, near Instow, Bideford. Set in the rolling Devon hills with views of the Torridge Estuar …see more
“great location” Right in the centre of Croyde village, with parking - a major advantage in Croyde.
A nice cottage with a decent sized kitchen.The weather wasn't kind but we went surfing anyway- walking distance.We also went horse riding on Exmoor.
We stayed here for a three night weekend break with our baby and toddler. The cottage was just what we needed with a cosy lounge, large modern kitchen with high quality appliances and good sized bedro… More
“Great location and really nice cosy cottage close to the sea”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2011
We stayed with our daugher [15 years] and on and off, 2 friends plus a small dog.
Ideally located to walk to the village for shopping/meals and to the beach via the very nice beach path.
The cottage… More
Thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed putting your feet up. Hope to see you again. Jon and Tricia
“Well-equipped cottage in the centre of pretty Croyde village”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2011
As a group of four surfing girls the cottage had everything we needed, including a lovely big kitchen with dining table for evening meals. Just down the road from the surprisingly happening local pub … More
We're glad you enjoyed the cottage and the surf. Look forward to seeing you next year. Best wishes Jon and Tricia
“Wonderful” Beckside Cottage is in an ideal location for walking in this lovely area. It's warm and cosy, very well equipped and tastefully furnished.
The owner was very helpful and accommodating, and answered emails very promptly.
“A great place to stay in snowdonia at a reasonable price!”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2013
My partner and I really enjoyed our stay. The cottage itself has its own unique character, is well kept and clean, as where the utilities and . The owners Ian & Sheena couldn't of been more helpful, I… More
“Warm cosy cottage, great location, great value for money.”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2013
Had a great week here with 2 young children last Autumn. Fantastic location and setting, and so much to do locally. We didnt use the car for 4 days! Warm, cosy cottage - lovely wood burner in the loun… More
“Lovely, peaceful and cosy cottage with beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2012
A beautiful period Welsh cottage with gorgeous gardens. Perfect for families with dogs, it is owned by the nicest and most obliging couple, Sheena and Ian, who know the area very well and suggested so… More
“An amazing family holiday” This cottage was one in a million, We have never stayed in such a beautiful homely luxurious loved cottage.
Wendy And Ian are such lovely helpful kind people, nothing was too much trouble, Wendy had thought of every lovely
“This property is amazing! Great view out over stirling castle & the wallace monument & the house itself is equisit”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2017
This house is just a few minutes from everything you need, yet tucked away up a country lane with beautiful views in every direction.
The owners left us lots of treats and the house itself was 1st… More
Thank you Stephen, I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Perfect location with great view of the Wallace Monument”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
Being located on a quiet road, only mnutes from a main traffic circle, gave us quick, easy and unparalleled access to all the site seeing we planned during our stay. The cottage was bright and airy an… More
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy
“The best holiday rental property we have ever stayed in!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2014
We were delighted with this beautiful cottage let. set in beautiful surroundings close to the family farm. Wendy had thought of everything. We were welcomed with a lovely welcome pack, including an … More
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy
Traditional Thatched Cottage. Private gardens. Loads of character and original features. Excellent touring base. Easy access to Dublin, Cork and Shannon (Limerick) airports.<br />Central location making it an Excellent Touring Base. …see more
“Absolutely amazing - everything just perfect!” The Cowshed is a spacious, well equipped, warm and cosy cottage in the middle of beautiful Exmoor National Park, very near the Exmoor Pony Centre.
I can recommend to any anyone, looking for escape to c
“Beautiful cottage with everything you could ever need.”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Very much enjoyed our stay at The Cow Shed - it was clean and had everything you could wish for. The setting was so peaceful and tranquil - we had lovely walks in the area. Dulverton was simply lovely… More
“Fantastic place great location and a home made cake on arrival”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2016
3 of us stayed for a weekend whilst we did the Exmoor ironman , nice relaxing surroundings only a short drive away from Dulverton plenty of places to eat and a co-op super market
On arrival milk and… More
Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of landscaped gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as …see 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
“Fantastic holiday let” A really wonderful stay in a very comfortable and spacious bungalow. It has everything you can possibly need. I have never stayed in a place that was so well stocked! Truly a home from home
Fab cottage!!! Very tasetefully decorated, has all mod cons and is lovely and warm to boot. Although it's located in South Harris it's a great base as Scarista, Horgabost and Luskentyre beaches are cl… More
“Lovely Cottage” This cottage was lovely so well equipped and tea and coffee milk to get us started. Bed really comfy and peaceful night's sleep had thanks to it being in a private road. Cosy and warm.
Parking could be and issue but vouchers supplied
Suited us down to the ground. Lovely cottage,clean and well equipped. Will be back and would highly recommend.… More
“Wonderful cottage in quiet location, close to everything!”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2016
A perfect 10! Cosy cottage, with peaceful view of bowling green from kitchen window. Very comfortable bed, and ample sized kitchen and dining room. Very clean throughout. Will definitely stay here aga… More
Reviewed 2 Oct 2016
Lovely quaint cottage and wonderful owners! Second stay at St. Jude's and was just as great as the last time. Steve and his wife are so helpful and are on hand to answer any quiries you have. Very fas… More
“Week of relaxation” What an amazingly place to stay. The cottage is beautiful with breathtaking views from both decking areas. Fantastic hosts as well with every little thing thought of . We have booked to stay again we are so taken .
One of the best properties we have ever stayed in. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard ,with lots of extras and was spotlessly clean throughout,. The position of the property… More
Reviewed 12 Oct 2012
The property, location, and owners George and Gabriella are excellent, you could not pick a better property, everything is just perfect.
My partner doesn't drive so if i was fishing by Connel Bridge … More
“Highly recommend !”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2012
On arrival we were greeted by our fabulous hosts and shown to our home from home for the week. The view off the patio of the falls was spectacular and then came the next supprise, the fabulous cottage… More
Our traditional Somerset cottage is perfect for winter breaks and summer holidays. It has been sympathetically refurbished to provide the conveniences of modern day living whilst retaining the charm of period features: woodburner, inglenook fireplace and wooden beams a …see more
“Lovely weekend retreat” We had a lovely weekend at the cottage. It's in a quiet location but close enough to enjoy a walk into Menai as well a walk over to Church Island. The wine and the flowers are a lovely bonus. Thanks Mair and Michael.
Brilliant modern little cottage! Made very welcome upon arrival and departure. Lovely place with plenty of things to do.… More
“Charming cottage in Menai Bridge”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2016
Cleverly modified barn conversion. Welsh stone exterior with modern fixtures and fittings. Excellent base for exploring the beautiful island of Anglesey. Everything you need in this cottage, including… More
Reviewed 9 Mar 2014
Everything you could want to make your stay comfortable. Good location within easy reach of great walks and places to visit. Local pubs and amenities. Supermarket 2 mins on foot. Quiet. Owners very f… More
“Lovely little cottage, perfect location” This lovely little cottage is in a perfect location for visiting the seaside resorts of Filey, Scarborough & Whitby. The cottage itself is very cosy, has everything you need for a short stay. Beds were very com
The picturesque Haybarn Cottage is set in a beautiful country estate in the sun-drenched hills west of Funchal. The cottage is set apart and has its own private garden with lovely views and is surrounded by mature trees. The ideal choice for those seeking a combination …see more
“Home from Home” Comfortable cottage with all the amenities you would find at home. First time we have ever rented a cottage and were so pleased with Home Glen. Rachel and family obviously care about their guests as the cottage was really clean, plent
We stayed for a week with our two kids, aged 2 and 3. We really enjoyed the house and it was a great base to explore the New Forest and near to lots of children's activities like Peppa Pig World and M… More
Hi, Thanks for your lovely comments and look forward to seeing you again this year.
“High standard, fantastic idyllic cottage!” My husband, myself and our two daughters aged 9 & 5 years all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this delightful cottage. It has been refurbished to a very high standard. Everything was perfect.
Beautiful and extremely well equipped to high standard certainly was a cosy cottage. Altho weather excellent for mid Oct would like to visit in the summer to take advantage of the pretty well kept ga… More
Many thanks for your review. We appreciate a second shower, in the cottage itself, will be beneficial. This is already scheduled to happen in February 2017. There is limited height and the shower will not accommodate anyone who is 6ft 6in but the majority of guests will be able to enjoy it.
Reviewed 31 Mar 2016
The cottage was very clean and furnished to a very high standard. Everything was provided for a very comfortable stay. Evenlode is surrounded by lovely countryside and quiet roads, ideal for walking a… More
Reviewed 18 Sep 2016
A beautiful cottage in a stunning location.
The cottage is presented to the highest standard with the owners making us feel extremely welcome.
The cottage was full of personal touches and made us fe… More
“Wish this cottage was ours” This is the fourth time we have stayed at kirkgate and I think that itself says a lot about the cottage,it's cosy it has all you need in the kitchen the bedroom is lovely and snug and has a bath in it not an ordinary bath I
“Charming & Delightful Experience” We chose Cooga Cottage for its location in rural Ireland, however still close to amenities, castles & other sites. With two young children we needed facilities akin to home & the cottage was equipped with every possib
“A perfect place to relax” We've stayed in many holiday cottages in England over the years (Devon, Rutland etc), and would rate our stay at Grafters Den amongst the best of all our experiences. The property is perfectly proportioned and generously furn
We have just returned from a beautiful 5 day stay at Grafter's Den. What a treat to find such high quality, luxurious, dog friendly accommodation! We were met by the lovely owners and received a welco… 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
“Perfect Honeymoon Location” My husband and I arrived Sunday 3rd April, to find The Saltings was everything that we had hoped it would be and more. It is an immaculate cosy cottage, which was an absolute pleasure to return to, after spending our days e
Lovely cottage that suited our needs very well for a week (2 adults and a toddler). We thought it was a pretty cottage, decorated in a lovely style and had all the amenities we needed, for our first w… More
Thanks Lynley. Pleased you enjoyed the Saltings and made the most of the area, including Badminton! Regards, John and Jane
“Excellent cottage - a real home from home”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2015
The cottage was excellent, everything you could ask for to make your stay comfortable & relaxing. The welcome pack was a very nice touch & the comprehensive "making the most of your stay" information… More
Thanks for the review Duncan. We are pleased you found our guide useful. We have stayed in many other properties where they are out of date, so we make sure ours is updated regularly so it is useful. It's also a good excuse for us to try out many of the delights of Bath to make sure they come up to our standards :-) Hope you are able to visit us again sometime. Regards
John and Jane
“Beautiful cottage in a great location!”
Reviewed 23 Mar 2015
The Saltings cottage is a wonderful place to stay! The decor & feel is great, so peaceful. You are welcomed with fresh bread and stocked up with eggs, butter, drinks & milk too. Just down the road is … More
Thank you very much for the review - we really appreciate it! Glad you like the location - we are lucky to have the Bathampton Mill so close - it's even better in summer, so come and see us again :-)
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale.
The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag