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.
“Great accommodation in a wonderfully tranquil setting!” We spent a lovely weekend at Stable Cottage and The Stables. The houses are furnished to a high standard, have well-equipped kitchens and are in the picturesque village of Freshford. The houses a
“Fantastic house, great location for the broads and north Norfolk coast.”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2016
Very comfortable accommodation and a beautiful location. The house is clean, comfortable and a wonderful base for exploring the area. The village of Horning is beautiful and a lovely place to wander t… More
Thank you so much for your time, in writing these comments. We understand from this, that you had a Great Holiday, and that is what is most important.
We just love Horning, and we are so pleased you do too.
Roger and Alva
“great house on the norfolk broads”
Reviewed 7 May 2015
Lovely spacious 3 storey house on the marina at Horning. Clean and comfortable with everything you need . With 7 of us it was great to have ensuite facilities. We enjoyed our stay very much.… More
“Lovely, cosy weekend stay” Wykeham Cottage is gorgeous - lovely rooms, beautifully kept. There is a log fire which, in February after a dip in the sea, was perfect.
Catherine and Toby were great to deal with, really easy.
The scones, cream and j
“Excellent and spacious” We stayed as a party of 5 at The Stables Barney over the NYE period. It was a characterful property, warm and spacious. Property was well located for Norwich and Holt and other locations. Highly recommended! We had a wonderful
The Stables, Barney exceeded our expectations. The accommodation was well equipped, clean, warm and cosy for a winter break. There was plenty of parking space.… More
Thank you for taking the time to post your review here. We were so pleased to read that your stay at the Stables exceeded your expectations and would be delighted to welcome you back at any time.
Christine and Robert
We booked the peacock cottages for two weeks because on the internet they said it had a private garden and direct view of the coast.
We where very disapointed when we discovered we had no direct entr… More
We have received some lovely reviews for this property so we are disappointed that you did not enjoy your stay. The cottage is a listed building with Historic Scotland and it is over 100 years old so the layout may not suit everyone and it is probably quite different from a modern home but most people do appreciate the quirky character of the property. We aim to provide a welcoming ambience by ensuring it is very clean and warm on arrival with a generous welcome basket of island produce and lots of information about the amenities of the island. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you would need including a full size kitchen with oven, hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and plenty of crockery, pots and utensils. In the living area, there is a small leather sofa and an easy chair, as can be seen in the photos on the website. It is a small cottage and we do make a point of this in the description. However, there is a separate adjoining laundry room for exclusive use by Peacock guests with washing machine, clothes airer and tumble drier; and this can be used for storage of suitcases, bikes, golf equipment, etc. We will be changing the wardrobe this winter for one with extra drawer space so this will improve the storage for clothes. We have provided a separate garden area for Peacock guests overlooking the bay and the guests in the adjoining property are informed about this. It is necessary to circumnavigate the adjoining property to reach the garden. The gardens surround both properties are they are communal for everyone to enjoy. There are lawns and herbaceous borders which are very well stocked and the gardens are beautifully maintained by a team of gardeners. One point we particularly would like to mention is that we are available in the art gallery next to the property from 10am until 5pm everyday to help with any queries from our guests and it is our pleasure to provide assistance so that guests can fully enjoy their stay.
“Fantastic” Our high expectations were far outreached when we first walked through the door into an inviting and homely house.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this inspirational and relaxing environment thanks to the numerous books to browse throug
“Absolutely fabulous!” My partner & I stayed in the mill cottage last weekend. The cottage is high tech with every amenity but very cosy. We arrived late Friday to a beautifully laid table complete with fresh flowers, wine & chocolates. The owner Simon
“Excellent place to stay” The Bothy is conveniently placed for all the facilities of Lyndhurst. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and tidy and very well appointed in terms of everything we needed for a comfortable week. It was peaceful and quiet.
“A comfortable, clean and very well thought out property”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2016
the location of the property was excellent, very handy for shops yet a quiet position. Comfortable accommodation, everything you could wish for.… More
Dear Mr Newman,
Many thanks for staying at the Bothy once again and taking the time to write such a lovely review, we do so appreciate it.
Please do return soon.
John & Stephanie
Reviewed 28 Sep 2016
Just returned from a week staying at the Bothy and found it even better than we expected. We had everything we needed and it was very comfortable. A nice touch was the welcome pack of milk, bread, win… More
Many thanks for your lovely review, we are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Bothy.
We do hope to be of service to you in the future.
John & Stephanie
“Fantastic family farm with hands on experience and a great location” We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Gateham grange, It was lambing time and our children age 6 and 9 couldn't wait to get their wellies on each day to go and see the lambs, chickens
“A cosy retreat in the country at a very reasonable price”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2012
My adult children and I have recently enjoyed a lovely family holiday at Gateham Grange. It is very reasonably priced and its location is excellent for exploring the Peak District. We are veteran visi… More
“A real home from home!”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2012
I stayed here for a week in June 2012 and had a really great time as its a great base to explore places like Dovedale, Thors Cave and the towns of Buxton and Bakewell. The owners couldn't of been more… More
“Fantastic relaxing family holiday whilst experiencing true farm life.”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
Went with 3 small children and they thoroughly enjoyed their experience on the farm. They helped feed the lambs and collect eggs. The friendly owners were very accomodating in letting the children ex… More
A lovely base, warm clean all the amenities and good location. Just come back from 4 days there, weather was so so but with the bus station just 10 min walk away there was plenty to do and see. The ca… More
“High-quality accommodation in an interesting location.” We really enjoyed our weekend in New Lodge. We were made to feel very welcome and found the lodge warm, well-equipped, very clean and altogether an extremely comfortable place to stay. There are
“Handy location with plenty to do irrespective of the weather” Great instructions from Dorothy, easy to find. Very good information folder and gorgeous fudge too!! Thank you. We only stayed 2 nights and some restaurants weren't open, so we had a chines
Everything about this house was ideal for a young family - close proximity to the village and to the North Coast and the facilities in the house make it an ideal base for a holiday. … More
Thank you very much for taking the time to review Dunluce Cottage and for booking again for next summer. I am so glad that you liked the house and I look forward to welcoming you back next year. Lets hope we get plenty of sunshine !
“Relaxing weekend away”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2015
The house is a short walk (about 5 minutes) from the main street which hosts a number of restaurants and pubs, and the owner was very helpful in advising where she would recommend. The owners also hav… More
Thank you very much for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the house and found my recommendations helpful. You will have to return when the weather is warmer and you can enjoy the patio - there really is no where nicer for an evening drink ! Best Wishes, Dorothy.
“An ideal holiday home for all the family”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2014
The house is a short walk from Bushmills. The development was very peaceful and safe and our children enjoyed playing outside the house, front and back. The house is beautifully decorated and ther… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so glad that your family enjoyed the house and that you had a good holiday. Tears on departure are a definite sign of a holiday enjoyed !! I would love to welcome you back to Dunluce Cottage some time in the future. Kindest Regards, Dorothy.
“Really nice place to stay” Denis and Ruth they know how to treat you. Excellent place to stay out of Cambridge, the house is nice and you got every confort needed..., lovely garden outside.
It worth to try!
An excellent stay :the house is very comfortable and very clean, the environment beautiful (un delicious garden !) and shops are not far away.The owners' reception was very cordial.… More
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
What a beautiful property.
We absolutely loved every minute of our stay - Denis and Ruth have got it off to a fine art.
Charming furniture and quality towels and bed linens made for a very comfo… More
“Lovely little cottage, perfect for our needs”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Great little cottage on the outskirts of Cambridge. We only required one night stay (for a friend's wedding in the city) and were very pleased that the owners of this cottage were able to accomodate … More
“Very today and all things you need catered.” The cottage is very clean and very comfortable. In the town centre. Walking distance to everything. Everything needed, such as internet, TV, kitchen, fridge catered for. Highly recommended.
We stayed at Anvil Cottage for 4 nights in August and what a wonderful little cottage it is. Beautifully decorated with everything we needed for our stay - including a bottle of wine and some milk! T… More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
Great place to stay. Parking space. Lovely and clean and a good base to explore the Cotswolds. A couple of good inns and a really friendly Conservative Working Men's club.… More
Reviewed 24 Sep 2016
We stayed three nights in this sweet little cottage. Found it really clean and well equipped. Minor blip was a leaky boiler but reported it to the owners Mother who was willing to sort it straight awa… More
“The owner's local knowledge and friendly welcome made all the difference.” A great base from which to explore the area. Off the beaten track yet not far to the main road. Brian is a great host and provides clean, comfortable accommodation and a wealth
“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
“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
“Excellent place” We stayed over 3 nights to attend a wedding nearby . Very clean and spacious with very good facilities . Well equipped large kitchen . Garden area was great and would be so good in nice weather . Could have stayed on longer . Excelle
“Fantastic Accommodation, Location and Hosts” The cottage was beautifully presented, well stocked and very well placed to explore the Beacons. Views from the patio were fantastic. Hosts were very welcoming and were able to provide very good useful advi
“Didn't want to leave and cannot wait to return again!” Once again a most wonderful stay, last year we stayed in The Borrowers and we couldn't wait to come back and experience the other cottage, The Bee's Knees. We were not disappointed, once again we
“Absolutely Beautiful accomodation with everything you need”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2016
Everything has been thought of from start to finish in this beautiful cottage, we arrived late and there was a torch hanging on the door and a scrumptious welcome pack waiting for us.
The cottage is … More
Thank you for your kind words Carole and it was a pleasure to have you to stay with us. I am sorry that we could not do anything about the weather - but we do try to make sure that once guests are inside the cottages they want for nothing! We look forward to seeing you again when hopefully the sun will shine and you can enjoy exploring the gardens - I have great plans for them in the Spring and Summer! Kindest regards Dalene & Alex
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
The welcome was very good with a lovely welcome pack. We brought with us dried foods but it was not necessary as there was sufficient already there. Accommodation and facilities are excellent.… More
It was our pleasure to have you to stay with us and it makes us very happy when our guests enjoy their holiday with us. We always try to go that extra mile and it is so worthwhile because it works! We look forward to seeing you again at Olde Farm. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
“Not disappointed, lovely setting,fishing lake and pool very pleasing.”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2016
Lovely walking on Dartmoor,enjoyed visits to Bude.
Caught large carp and small Rudd
Welcome sauna and swim to finish the day
Footpath along Ruby way very convenient for dogs
Nice food at Bickford … More
Hello Suzanne, We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Thank you for your kind response. Margery & Peter
Reviewed 23 Oct 2013
Lovely accommodation, swimming pool was lovely . Surrounding area was lovely to go walking, needed a car to get about to the local shops. Hatherleigh very quaint tow, farmers market you must visit rea… More
“Quaint little place in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
My husband and 12 week old baby and I all had a great stay in 10 Lakeview rise. We enjoyed the local area and the facilities both in the place and on site were really good. Organising and booking was … More
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
“Fabulous stay at September cottage” Just returned from a fab stay at September cottage. The cottage was lovely and clean with everything we needed. The bedroom with four poster bed was stunning with lots of room. Our six year old son loved the porthol
This is a fantastic cottage in an excellent location in Whitby on Cliff Street. Only minutes to the town, beach, train station etc. Our group of 6 included 2 children aged 6 and 9 and their grandparen… More
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are always pleased when guests enjoy our cottage and are particularly pleased when they enjoy it enough to return.
“A delightful terraced cottage”
Reviewed 7 Dec 2015
A delightful terraced cottage over looking the harbour in Whitby with views across to the Abbey. Centrally located it is yards from the main shopping street and a short walk down to the harbour. The p… More
Thank you very much for writing your review.
Reviewed 8 Oct 2015
Lovely cottage very clean every-thing you needed was there lovely view and nice little garden and very handy for the centre of Whitby we ate at the Magpie every night so it was very easy to roll home… More
Thank you very much for your comments. The Magpie is hard to resist when it is just around the corner!
“Superbly peaceful” We stayed at Lochivar to deliberately have peace and quiet for a week-long break from busy lives. Perfect! The location, close to Dalry, is central to all of the south and south-west and was ideal for us. We spent a day in each o
“Brilliant” Brilliant stay at brilliant location, like goin back 50 years, away from all the hustle and bustle to the quiet peaceful donegal countryside, no mobile fone signal so suited me perfectly, would def recommend and wil def be back
Thanks to Alice and Damien for the use of their house. We stayed with extended family aged from 8-69 (10 of us) and there was plenty of room. The kitchen is well stocked with every utensil a person … More
“Excellent accommodation” Eileen and Ali gave us a very warm welcome to their beautiful, perfectly equipped cottage and provided us with helpful information.
The cottage is located in Melrose, where we could find several sights and start beautiful (hi