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.
“Excellent and very high quality to every detail.” Very new, clean and spacious cottage. Upon arrival Katrin and Ashley were there to welcome us. Amazing welcome pack with goodies. We will certainly be going back! Strongly recommended.
“Beautiful, well equipped cottage in a wonderful location”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2015
A really lovely cottage, beautifully decorated with lovely furnishings. Perfect for 6 girls - 3 bathrooms! All the furnishings were lovely - beds really comfortable, bedding really pretty. Kitchen … More
“Beautiful cottage, great location for exploring the New Forest”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2015
If you are looking for a beautiful cottage with great location for exploring the New Forest this is it. The cottage has everything you need for your stay and owners very welcoming and helpful. We arri… More
“Compact clean everything you need> Great views and location” everything you need for a stay. Compact clean and tidy. Wifi great speed.
Lovley views nice host helpful
Worth a stay to expolre the area with it s many walks. Town has all the ammenities
“Comfortable and Clean in a good location for exploring Somerset” Spent 5 nights in Lilac cottage in July 13 during very hot weather and the house was clean, comfortable and thankfully nice and cool during the heatwave. The cottage is a converted outbu
We stayed at lilac cottage and it was perfect great distance to Glastonbury and easy enough to find, hen was brilliant and all very clean and reasonable in price and will definitely be staying again… More
Reviewed 17 Jan 2017
Wonderful cottage to stay in. So lovely and warm and plenty of hot water (very important when staying in winter time). Well equipped kitchen. Very helpful to have a clothes rack for drying clothes. Gr… More
“A most delightful place to chill out relax and enjoy” We can highly recommend staying at this recently modernised holiday cottage in a quiet part of Padstow. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, clean and comfortable with all modern ameni
My wife and I stayed in 'Betty's Cottage' from April 27th to 4th May and would definately recommend it. The very fact it has a garage is a big bonus for us, add that to the quiet location but only a 5… More
“A lovely cottage with parking - in the centre of Padstow”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2016
This was our second stay at the cottage, having stayed there last August. We have already booked for next August.
The cottage is very comfortable and was extremely clean when we arrived. The garage j… More
“First class in every way”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2016
The cottage was comfortable , well equipped and very well kept .Having a parking space was a real bonus. The owner was charming and a pleasure to deal with. This cottage is a gem and I would recommend… More
“Beautiful” A wonderful week spent at this cottage. This is a relaxing coattage which is beautifully decorated and has a spacious garden. Breda is wonderful, very welcoming and is on hand if you need advice. Would def visit again. My boys had a fantast
Location was great - a little removed from town which was perfect for our group.
Upgraded thatched cottage with everything you could possibly need in the cottage (even when traveling with children)… 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
“Beautiful, excellent comfortable cottage” we all loved this cottage it was ideal for the forests as my family are mountain bikers and dog walkers. We were ideally situated and had a good variety of places to eat locally. Loved the Moors and the people
Cumberland Cottage is a beautifully presented, pet friendly, property located in the heart of the tranquil Cumbrian village of Orton. Built in 1632 the cottage is one of the oldest properties in the village. Formerly part of the Duke of Cumberland Inn and more recently …see more
Property located on hill overlooking spectacular Polin Beach. Well furnished with all mod cons including Rayburn cooker in kitchen.Lovely secluded garden. Private shared parking on gated drive.Peaceful and quiet. Approx 3 miles from fishing port of Kinlochbervie.<br …see more
An above average sized one bedroomed property situtated in a private courtyard in the centre of the highly regarded village of Hartington, just yards from the River Dove. The most famous area of the Peak District, Dovedale is just a short distance downriver<br /> …see more
“Nice Cottage” Spent a week here in rainy February with my wife and dogs and we loved it. Only five minutes walk into town down the main road or five minutes to Morrisons Supermarket over the canal. Kitchen well equipped but small. The washing machine
“Comfortable accommodation in a good location for discovering the southern Yorkshire Dales and surroundings” Gemma was a friendly, helpful host, dealing promptly with any queries both before and during our stay.
The property which is next to the own
We rented the cottage as we were exhibiting at an event in Skipton and wanted somewhere relatively local to stay.
This ticked all the boxes - within 10 minutes drive of Skipton, plenty of room for… More
“Excellent accomodation and helpfull hostess”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2013
Our host Gemma was most helpfull, nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was comfortable,well equiped and spotlessly clean, and the views wonderfull. The village shop a short walk down the road was… More
“A place with every comfort seen to, spotless, spacious and perfect location.”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2013
Every contact with Gemma was friendly. The place was set up in a thoughtful way with more facilities and luxuries than we had experienced elsewhere as we travelled around UK and at a very reasonable … More
Thank you for your kind comments. A washing line and pegs are now available. The washing line is a retractable one so as not to spoil the view from the lounge when not in use! Please just be aware that we do not have a washing machine in the Cottage so the line is available for those wishing to wash garments by hand. There are also laundrettes nearby should you require them.
“Perfect!” We stayed at The Byre this weekend (7th-10th June) and me and my partner loved everything about it. The cottage itself its very well furnished with good taste very homely. The area around The Byre is unspoilt and the views are stunning. Well
Family members had stayed there recently. Fine for walking along the canal with and without the dog. Easy access to Exmoor but needed the 4x4 for some of the flooded roads that week. Furniture and fit… More
Reviewed 2 Jul 2016
Lovely location, great accommodation a nice home away from home. The only reason it was not five stars was the poor TV reception (BBC only) and the dirty oven.… 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
“Lovely cottage in a great location”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2014
My friend and I stayed for 2 nights in St Jude's cottage. In advance of our arrival, Steve's communication was excellent and we were made aware of the parking situation. Steve provided plenty of permi… More
“Comfy, well situated cottage for two” We stayed for five days in September in this lovely, comfortable cottage with everything you could want for two people, including a dishwasher and washing machine. There is also a lovely courtyard garden in which
What a lovely cottage!! Warm welcome, fresh milk, tea and coffee in the cottage waiting for us, and fresh flowers! Great for a very last minute getaway (booked on Thursday to arrive Saturday!)
Warm we… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay. We shall be trying out Mama Doreens!
“A most enjoyable stay.”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2014
Our stay at this charming garden cottage was very enjoyable. We appreciated the perfectly prepared accommodation, the fuss-free welcome, the delightful decor and the comfortable furnishings. And all… More
“Brilliant, excellent in all aspects, great value, immaculate, perfect”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2013
Everything was perfect, the house is really nicely designed, its location is perfect for accessing most places in Yorkshire, particularly Leeds, Harrogate and the Dales.
The hosts are brilliant, in… More
Newly renovated cottage near to Langholm. Ideal for walkers, cyclists, fishermen and castle lovers. Close to Edinburgh and the Borders and ideal for visiting Hadrian's wall, the Lake District and the Edinburgh Festival. …see more
“The pictures don't do it justice!” Stayed at West Cottage on Blairmore Farm at the weekend for my parents' Golden anniversary and it couldn't have been better! The cottage is immaculate and Ailsa goes out of her way (without getting in the way!) to ma
Sleeps 4. 2 bedroom cottage.Charming Victorian two bedroom cottage in Reighton Near Filey. Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. Downstairs is a through lounge /kitchen diner and a separate cloakroom , under floor heating and a log burning stove. BBQ and summerhouse< …see more
“Perfect peace and quiet” We were looking for a quiet base to explore southern Scotland. The Hillend cottage was perfect. The owners were helpful if you needed them, bur left you alone if you wanted peace and quiet. Everything we needed was there, love
We recently went back to stay at the newly extended Hillend Guestsuite and had a wonderful stay. Ruth and Martin are great hosts and are always on hand if you need anything. The guestsuite has everyth… More
“The general characterization of our stay at the Hillside Cottage, Moffat, Scotland is described as EXEMPLARY.”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2014
The area is peaceful, restful and scenic. The countryside is beautiful; A wonderful panoramic view of the valley. In addition, to finding ones roots, it is a perfect place to heal, recover and rest.… More
Reviewed 9 Mar 2014
Hillend guest suite is a very cosy, well appointed place to stay in Moffat. I was not blessed with good weather during my stay, but the cottage was always warm and welcoming. The furniture was good qu… More
“Lovely weekend away at Kinmel Bay...” Just returned from our weekend stay at Beach Cottage and had a lovely break. We were pleasantly surprised to find the heating on and lights on a timer so that we didn't have to fumble around in the dark for keys a
We stayed in this beautiful bungalow for my Mum and Dads Golden Wedding Anniversary and it was fantastic. The facilities were excellent and it was spotless. We had a brilliant time and are looking for… More
It really does means so much to have such lovely comments from our guests holiday experience . We always try to make sure everything is as good as it can be for people staying over so thank you so much for taking the time to write about your visit on your mum and dads golden wedding anniversary , spending quality time with family and friends is what ilife is all about .
Hope to see you again next year
Steve and Lynn ( owners )
Reviewed 3 Nov 2016
This cottage is perfect for a few days away with friends. There's so much space for the children to run around and a lovely safe garden for them to explore. The bedrooms are all a great size and livin… More
Thanks Carrie for a lovely review , glad all went well for your stay , hope we see you all again in the near future .
Reviewed 5 Dec 2016
This cottage is perfect for holidays - we stayed two nights with a large group and all of us really loved this place.… More
Really appreciate the positive comments , glad everyone had a good time , the property was left really clean and tidy.
Hope to see you again soon
Steve and Lynn (Property owners )
“Perfect place” 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 touched on Dorset Devon and Somerset i
“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
“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
“Effusive but deserved review”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
Just back from a grown up friends holiday and would be happy to bet that Golden Square Cottage is one of the most beautifully appointed holiday cottages ever conceived. We'll all miss Bel… More
Thanks Babs and friends for the lovely review. It was great to have you, and we're really glad you enjoyed your stay. The polytunnel is up in the field now, so we'll have home grown veggies in a few weeks time to make life better for our vegan and vegetarian friends. It's so great to hear when people have enjoyed their Golden Square experience - makes all the hard work worthwhile.
All the best, Kath, Rob and family.
“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
Cotswold Cottage Private Parking central to Chipping Campden. Fully equipped kitchen with Microwave, Oven, Gas Hob, Dishwasher, Washing Machine/Dryer & fridge Private garden with seated area. Large bed / modern ensuite facilities walking distance of pubs/restaurants …see more
“Superb stay! Beautiful cottage on the inside and lovely location” We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this delightful cottage. It has been finished to a very high standard, everything has been thought of. The wood burner in the lounge makes for a lovely
We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. Really pleased the cottage was a comfortable stay for you. Please do come and stay again. All the best.
“[--]Delightful Cottage with character in quiet location[--]”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
"Teversal Manor Cottage is a wonderful place for a break with friends and family but you should also consider it for longer if you need to be based in the area for longer. I can highly recommend it as… More
“Lovely cottage, great rural location with fantastic views” This was our second year back to Ysgubor Bach and, once again, we were
very happy with our choice. The cottage is in a great location. Less
than a mile from Whistling Sands. A beautiful, qui
“Very high quality and well thought out by a really nice host family” This beautiful old converted coach house is ideally placed for trips to a whole range of interesting places but we enjoyed the weekend entirely on the farm pottering about and bumpin
Clean, comfortable and well equipped accommodation close to the heart of the farm. Abundant wild life visible from the dining table and almost constant bird song. At this time of the year, wake to th… More
Stunning estuary views. Private sun-trapped patio. Bakery oven converted to beautiful snug with cushions, TV and DVD player. Sea comes up to back wall at high tide and at low tide you can just walk onto the beach. Short walk to quayside, pubs, galleries and cafes.< …see more
“Great place to stay in Tewkesbury” We stayed for 10 days in March and the location was perfect. It was so nice being able to walk out the door, and be right in town. The cottage was lovely and spacious, and had everything in it that you could possib
We were visiting family close by so this property was perfect. We had an excellent time at the mews and the accomodation was brilliant for our family. The rooms were all a great size and we felt at ho… More
Reviewed 21 Jun 2011
We stayed in this lovely town house, which was adjacent to the high street in the town centre of Tewkesbury. We found it very ideal for my ageing parents to be so central for restaurants & shops, but … More
The cabin is situated in the small village of Ersfjordbotn, just outside Tromsø. The house is 85 m2 in to floors. The second floor has to rooms. One sleeping room is possible to arrange as one double bed or to single beds. The other room in the second floor is ei …see more
“Beautiful gardens” The cottage is well appointed and surrounded by the owners beautiful gardens, with plenty of places to sit and enjoy the sunshine. Our one dissapointment was the lack of an overhead shower, ok though if you like having a bath in the
No 8 The Square forms part of the most photographed scene in the picturesque village of Upper Slaughter. The charm of this beautiful cottage will ensure a memorable stay for all ages.<br />Located only 5-10 minutes drive from the very popular towns of Bourton-on-t …see more
One double bedroom cottage standing in rural wooded grounds overlooking fields. Excellent location for exploring Cotswolds towns and villages, only 4 miles from Cheltenham. Beautiful walks on the doorstep, pub across the road.<br />Suitable for couples and can a …see more
“amazing cottage so close to the ocean, everything and more that I hoped for” This cottage is so well fitted out and renovated. It is 13 ft from the ocean and a early morn walk on the beach is a must. Gardenstown is a one pub town but the friendliness
What isn`t there to like about sitting on a comfortable sofa , nursing a glass of liquid nourishment , gazing out , through a huge picture window , at the sea just a few feet away ? . When you get th… More
“A perfect place”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2015
When arriving in Gardenstown we were delighted with the quaint atmospere of this picturesque village, the spectacular beauty of the surroundings and the magnificent view.
The Seafront Cottage is a … More
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
Have just returned form this cottage after a brilliant week with my husband and son. Never been to Aberdeenshire and would recommend. Cottage was fabulous. Very very comfortable and warm with quality … More
“beautiful.” have just come back from a week at Love-lee.beautiful quirky cottage.took our two puppy staffs with us.was made to feel very welcome by di and alan. liked the little touches,like the welcome pack.fantastic.you've done yourselves proud wit
“Best short break ever” Driftwood Cottage is immaculate and decorated to a high degree.It is extremely comfortable and we felt at home there. Everything is to hand and we certainly didn't miss not being able to get a mobile signal in the area. A pay
We have stayed in Staithes a number of times and Driftwood cotttage is the best cottage we have stayed in. The view is fantastic, you can see the harbour and also the Cod & Lobster pub from each floor… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review
“What a find”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2015
Driftwood cottage great location, lovely walks, views over harbour. Great find after hours looking online to find accommodation in the area. Spotlessly clean, every need catered for, cosy and it was a… More
Reviewed 28 Jun 2015
An absolutely brilliant cottage, beautifully presented. Meticulously clean. Great decor and furnishings. One of the best, if not THE best ever cottage we have stayed in. All facilities in the cottage … More
“Compact, functional very convenient for Wells and surrounding area.” Cottage has everything you need for two or three people. It was very well maintained, and very clean. It was so easy to take the five minute stroll right into the centre of Wells,
Cottage wonderful but - Parking tight for one small car at front. Lack of hanging space for clothes. on the small size, but find for 2 people. Good location for wells. Nearby Fountain Inn good for foo… More
“What a great place”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2012
This truely is a first class place to stay. We stayed as a family and felt very comfortable and well catered for. The furnishings are very tasteful and the attention given to our arrival was second-to… More
“Lovely cottage, great location.”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2012
We stayed at 2 Lorne place for a week in August this year. The cottage had recently been decorated and re-equipped so everything was literally brand new (some utensils even still had the labels on!) T… More
“We had such a lovely time” We enjoyed our stay at Rufus Cottage. The location is perfect. A pub next door with great live music on a Friday which was really good. The cottage had everything we wanted. Well stocked with plates etc. If we return to this
“Amazing setting!” The cottage is beautiful. Everything is like new. The en suite is huge and the bed was really comfy. The best part was the hot tub which has a spectacular view and sitting in it at night with the lights on is amazing. The games r
I stayed at this cottage on a business trip to Stirling recently. It was recommended to me by a friend who had stayed here with his family. I was staying by myself but I had all the comforts of living… More
Great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the review :)
“A little slice of tranquility tucked away in Salen Bay” We travelled to Tigh Na Creagan with a large group of extended family, and it proved to be an excellent base for exploring the Ardnamurchan peninsula. We were looking for a cottage that was remot
Fantastic setting with a warm and friendly welcome from the owners.They had thought of everything right down to fresh flowers, fruit,and a lovely freshly made cake.The house was warm and has a real fr… More