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.
“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
“Fantastic facilities, lovely homely accomodation, great holiday.”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
My 3 brothers and partners and me and hubby all met up in September for a weeks holiday. This is difficult as I am wheelchair bound and need a hoist. We bought or own hoist and the disabled friendly r… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay - It is such a pleasure to see families and friends get together for such memorable times, especially when the facilities in the Lodge make it all possible. It was always our aim to make the ground floor bedroom and en-suite a comfortable and luxurious space for everybody to enjoy whether able or less able-bodied.
We very much look forward to seeing you again next year.
“Perfect family holiday in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We stayed here in November with my children who are 22,23 and 26 along with grandparents too! We had such a wonderful stay, the house is plenty big enough to escape for peace when you want it but also… More
So pleased you had a wonderful stay all together. The Lodge has hosted so many family celebrations and its a joy to see so many people get together for such special memorable occasions. So many guests comment on the fact that its fabulous to be all together but yet to have the space to all do your own thing - whether its out of doors jogging around the meadows, walking the Nature trail admiring the wildlife, fishing on the River Frome, playing tennis, sunbathing on the terrace, making a barbeque, paddling in the stream, playing with Otter (the family dog) or relaxing in the Lodge taking a well earned soak in one of the luxurious bathrooms, watching a film on one of the many tv's or just snoozing by the woodburner - we try to ensure that there is something for everyone.
“Fun packed holiday - suits whole family” Great location handy for lots nice beaches. So much to do on site that you will never be bored. Friendly, helpful owners and comfortable, spacious cottage - would love to return.
“Excellent cottage with all the extra essentials for all ages of the family”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2015
We stayed for one week at the beginning of June in Rose Cottage. The property was in excellent condition, best kitchen i think i've ever had in a holiday home, huge dining room table, and very comfor… More
“Fantastic - soooo sad to leave”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2015
WOW! Great accommodation,comfy beds,clean, well equipped, quiet and peaceful. The pool was wonderful, warmest pool we have been in, love the bubbles at the one end. Our grandson loved the play area a… More
“Wonderful farm cottage - we loved it!”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2014
Wonderful cottage with plenty to do onsite for adults and kids. Friendly hosts who can't do enough for you. We had a great time! A highly recommended base for North Devon exploring...… More
“highly recommended...excellent accomodation” This has to be one of the finest locations in North Devon-only a few minutes from Devon's best beach- and wonderful walks close by. Jon and Claire have a superb location here, made all the more special
“Beautiful comfortable cosy cottage in the best location you could ask for.”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2011
Had seven nights at Putsborough and we were very lucky with the weather, even managed a few games of tennis. Have stayed in Croyde in the past but found it busy and fancied something by our favorite b… More
Thanks for your review, so glad you had a great time!
“Definitely had the wow factor”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2013
We had a really lovely time, the cottage was beautiful and extremely peaceful. Very high standard for a Holiday let, from v comfy beds through to extensive utensils and crockery..everything was provid… More
Thank you for your lovely review, glad you and the family had such a lovely time and we really hope that you will visit again!
Reviewed 1 Jul 2013
Just enjoyed a great week at Putsborough Manor Cottage the weather was kind which contributed to relaxing time. The cottage is well equipped with everything you could need
Putsborough beach is close … More
Thanks so much for your lovely review, I am sure that it will prove very useful to future visitors. We hope that we will see you again one day.
“An olde worldewell-appointed cottage situated in peaceful, idyllac location” Mr McGregor's cottage was easily located and more-than-lived up to its advertised attributes. It provided perfect, Paradisic peace in a charming location yet was within wal
“Perfect accommodation for a family holiday.” This was our 6th stay at The Roundhouse and we enjoyed it as much (if not more) than our first. The accommodation is very comfortable and we always find something is new or has been updated. Our family love
“Wonderful place - want to live there permanently!!!”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2012
This place is marvellous - all mod cons and more and all to a very high quality. The pool was like a very warm bath (all though I am told it felt cooler when coming out of the sauna (£2 per session))… More
“Fantastic accommodation and service - nothing too much trouble.”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2012
This being our third stay at Combrew Farm, booking three properties each time, I can only say we have booked again for next year! All the family love it, with grandchildren ranging from 7 to 22 years… More
“Best in the South West”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2012
Our two daughters, their husbands and our 5 grandchildren were with us on this holiday and despite mixed weather we enjoyed all that the Roundhouse, the swimming pool, games facilities and play area h… More
“Feels like a better version of home as soon as you arrive” We have stayed for two weeks for the last few summers and have already booked next year. The cottage is lovely, with a beautiful enclosed garden. It has been thoughtfully equipped and has ma
“Beautiful little cottage” I booked the little white cottage for my friends hen do as she requested as relaxing break away! We had an absolutely amazing time and have already recommended the cottage to my friends and family. It's the perfect location t
“Wonderful hostess and delightful location” A great setting and excellent accommodation. Our hostess was most helpful and gracious. There was an initial problem with WiFi access but that has now been permanently resolved and works extremely well.
“A dream honeymoon - romantic Iris cottage lived up to its name!”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
We stayed here for our honeymoon and we couldn't have chosen a more romantic and beautiful gite to start our married life.
Its a truly rustic paradise and is actually even better than the photograp… More
“Very comfortable, well fitted out, peaceful mini gite well above the average.”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2013
Tucked away on a tiny road to nowhere in the depths of the countryside Iris Cottage is beautifully situated if you want peace and quiet, easy walking for as far as you want to go and pretty countrysid… More
Thank you for your very kind review... The ventilation shaft of the chimney will be checked and fixed for the next winter !!!! I promise... Best Regards, Y. Dauphin.
“A little piece of paradise” This is an excellent, traditional, cozy, well equipped cottage in a lovely setting with magnificent views. Area is peaceful, quiet and beautiful. We spent a lovely week here with our dog Bella who adored it. Plenty of lo
Lovely peaceful location, spectacular views local walks. We took our 2 small dogs and they loved every minute. The hosts live next door and greet you on arrival but after that they are just there if y… More
Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington
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“Fantastic break!” I spent 3 nights at the Old Farrowings cottage in August and could not fault anything. It was highly recommended by my parents who stayed previously and it certainly didn't disappoint! We were greeted by Jane and showed to the cottag
We were made so welcome with even delicious home-made brownies on arrival .
This is very comfortable with everything you could need and positioned in great walking country .… More
It was great to see you both again and I am so pleased you and your friends all had a good weekend. Do come back and see us again when you feel like escaping from London!
“The perfect restorative retreat.”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2015
Our second stay at Biggin Grange - we stayed in The Cheese Press in April and now The Old Farrowings too. Wouldn't change anything about the whole experience. What makes these the best cottages I've… More
Thanks for taking the time to write a review and it is lovely for us when guests return. Even better when you have booked to come again in October! You were so lucky with the weather and I hope when you come back you will discover even more to do in the Peak District. Jane
Reviewed 1 Jan 2015
Another perfect and cosy weekend in the Old Farrowings. Everything you could need for a couple of days or a week. Excellent equipment-even down to a torch for the walk to the village pub should you ne… More
It's lovely when guests return to the cottage and I am glad you enjoyed it again. You will have to come back again as I have done lots of work on the bathroom so now it looks very smart! Thanks for taking the time to write a review and look forward to seeing you again in the future!
We stayed here for a week in October, now in May and have booked for next October. What better recommendation can we give! Dartmoor in spring was spectacular, with carpets of bluebells in the woods an… More
The dogs are delighted at the review, thankyou very much from us all, its lovely to have such great feedback, we promise to keep up the good work! Have a super summer, see you in October, best regards, Sarah & Nick
Reviewed 22 Oct 2015
I would highly recommend Nick & Sarah's property to anyone. They were extremely welcoming and along with their farm staff you would not know it was a working farm as it is so peaceful and tranquil. T… More
Thanks for staying with us and the great review, we're working on some new photos this week and hopefully a new website is coming shortly too!
Sarah & I are running an offer for previous guests with a 25% discount on the next stay, please look out for our e-mail newsletter or drop us a line if we can help. All the best, Nick
“A truly magical place to stay”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2015
It's hard to describe in words how much we enjoyed staying at Lurcombe. Not only did it live up to very high expectations we'd developed (derived from the photos, description & other reviews) but actu… More
Thanks for the Fab review and thanks for staying with us, hope to see you again, best regards, Sarah & Nick
“Comfortable, peaceful accommodation close to Hereford” Lovely rural location in beautiful grounds - it was exactly what we hoped for. Despite being only a short drive from Hereford, the accommodation is very quiet and peaceful. The Coach House is well
“Lovely cottage, full of character, ideal for a week's holiday.” A superb cottage with every facility you could require, within a beautiful setting. The owners were friendly and helpful, and the welcoming cake, crisps and bottle of wine was an added (
“Amazing holiday with wonderful memories!” What a totally amazing holiday and have taken with us some wonderful memories that will last forever! Alain and Rachida are the most welcoming, lovely and nothing is too much trouble people and hosts. Thank yo
Un soggiorno fantastico! Il cottage a mia disposizione era enorme, curato nei minimi dettagli ed arredato in maniera superlativa. La pulizia perfetta e la colazione abbondantissima (frutta, croissants… More
A très bientôt
“magic place with lovely very lovely family”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
A very beautiful place near Montpellier, near thé sea. Thé family ils absolutly lovely. Thé holidays on this place ils magic. Y ou have to go there… More
Thank you so much for this lovely comment.
See you soon
Reviewed 9 Jun 2015
ho avuto il piacere il piacere e la fortuna di soggiornare per alcuni giorni presso "o clair soleil " di Castelnau le Lez, nel mese di Maggio 2015.
Rachida ed Alain mi hanno ospitato nella loro magni… More
Merci à vous Guido et à très bientôt
Rachida & Alain
Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington
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“Miss” Had a fab time at this gorgeous cottage. Highly recommended for quiet get away, close to different cute villages to explore.
Stunning scenery around the whole cottage, couldn't ask for any better!
Thanks again :)
We stayed for two nights in this lovely cottage. It is superbly renovated with much more facilities and little touches than you would expect with a typical self catering accommodation.
The location… More
How exciting a proposal ....! Congratulations to you both and I wish you both much happiness together. Thanks so much for writing such a nice review and hope to see you both back at Biggin Grange in the future.
Reviewed 26 Jan 2015
Couldn't fault this property it is in a stunning setting & within easy walking distance for a drink and good food… More
So glad you had a nice weekend and we are lucky having a local pub in walking distance. Really pleased you liked the cottage and thank you for writing a review. Jane
“Lovely country break”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2015
We stayed at courtyard creamery the past weekend 9th - 11th of jan. We did struggle to find it on the sat nav but realised its two seconds away from the centre of biggin. It was a perfect size for the… More
I'm so glad you had a nice weekend staying in Courtyard Creamery. Thanks so much for taking the trouble to write a review and do come back and see us again when you need some Derbyshire fresh air! Jane
“Peaceful retreat with plenty for young children and adults to enjoy” Don't miss the chance to stay at Willow Cottage. It is beautiful and offers a peaceful retreat. The cottage is equipped with everything you could want at a high standard.
Would be v
“Fabulous week staying in Barn owl cottage!” Have just returned from a fabulous weeks holiday on Combrew farm, staying in Barn owl cottage. The accommodation was everything we had hoped for and more! From arrival everything was perfect and so well thou
“A great location with a warm and friendly welcome.”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2016
The cottage was lovely, clean and well equipped.
We stayed for a week whilst my elderly mother had her bathroom converted. The Barn Owl Cottage was perfect, with a bedroom and bathroom located on … More
“Beautiful accommodation in a lovely setting with plenty to do for both young and old.”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2015
We stayed at Combew Farm for a week in May, our party consisted of a near two year old, two 30 somethings and two grandparents. We all stayed together in the Barn Owl Cottage which was lovely. It was… More
“A great place to stay for couples and families in a great location”
Reviewed 8 Mar 2015
We had such a lovely time. Comfortable and high standard accommodation, close to many things to see and do. We cycled and walked from the cottage, so easy, safe and brilliant views along the tarka tr… More
“A very memorable holiday in a stunning location” A group of 8, of us stayed at this very luxurious beach villa in February. The villa was utterly perfect - large swimming pool, 3 dining areas - one outside for breakfast, and one on the beach for a ba
We much enjoyed our stay at Clamkara. The Beach House is set in idyllic surroundings on the edge of the ocean and surrounded by lovely gardens. The domestic staff were most attentive and nothing see… More
“Just what we wanted” This was a very last minute booking. We were looking for time to relax, a chance to see some places that I visited many times as a child, for my wife to see part of the country she had not seen and to bring our dog.
This is the second time we have stayed here , and once again we had a great time . Julia and Paul provided us with milk,bread,free range eggs,tea,and coffee (I am sorry if I have missed anything out).… More
It was lovely to welcome you both again. We are pleased you enjoyed the food at the Red Lion and New Inn-we are lucky to have so many good pubs close by.
We look forward to seeing you next year.
Julia & Paul
“Lovely cottage, good base to see the area.”
Reviewed 24 May 2015
Very clean and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. Julia and Paul were helpful with advice on what to see etc without being obtrusive. Lots of information including booklets and maps… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and you certainly managed to include lots of walks and outings to wear out the dogs!
Do hope to welcome you again in the future.
Julia Paul Ghilly and Wellie
Reviewed 30 Aug 2014
The welcome was warm...the home grown fruit and vegetables delicious...the location peaceful but well placed for exploring...the byre charming and well equipped...Julia, Paul and Ghilly delightful hos… More
Hope we will see you again in the future..and you will be able to meet our new addition, Wellie, who is Ghilly's nephew-an 8 week old Border Terrier adorable and full of mischief!! Certainly wearing Ghilly out!
Julia Paul Ghilly & Wellie