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 property” The property was excellently presented and had absolutely everything you will ever need for a break away from home.
The owners Betty and Cliff met us at the property and were very welcoming.
Overall I'd recommend this property
This is a lovely house in the perfect location. Betty was on hand with a warm welcome, the house has everything you need and is very clean. Garlieston is a very relaxing village, there are lovely walk… More
How very kind of you Margaret - we certainly enjoyed having you as our guest and hope to see you for next year's Book Festival if not before.
Betty and Cliff
“Lovely holiday in Garlieston”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2016
We've just returned from a lovely week at harbourside cottage in Garlieston. The cottage is perfect and has everything you could need. It's in a beautiful location, and we spent a couple of nights sat… More
And you will be most welcome! (You don't make it clear if it was the people enjoying the harbour with the glasses of wine or yourselves!!) See you again. XX
“Better than home”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2016
This cottage is a perfect place to leave the daily stress behind and to relax in a real quite and cosy atmosphere . Betty and Cliff did everything to make the stay as comfortable and warm as any possi… More
Thank you Ludger, Claudia, Buster and Dexter. You were perfect guests and we hope you can return again one day. Betty and Cliff xx
ENJOY A PERFECT BREAK in our traditional stone cottage, full of rustic charm, with log fires, comfy beds and a large farmhouse kitchen. Perfect for relaxing, and entertaining friends and family. Located in the historic and picturesque village of Eyam - with lots to …see more
“Perfect in every way!” We had a first class experience from first contact with the owner through the stay at Seal Cottage to our leaving at the end of our stay.
The cottage has a lovely location, in reach of all the amenities of Hexham, yet on the ed
A really lovely cottage and a lovely owner too. Helen met us and lead us to the cottage, through the Park. A fabulous location with the park literally on your doorstep. She was very welcoming and help… More
Thankyou for all your kind words and hope you will be able to return...we understand that travelling with 3 youngsters can be difficult but children are always welcome - and provide me with a good excuse for baking extra treats!
“Beautiful, pristine cottage in a wonderful location with everything we could want”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2015
The cottage was tucked away, just off the big park in the centre, perfectly located for the town. It had plenty of room for young and older children and we were able to accommodate an extra guest at v… More
Knowing how difficult it can be to accommodate extended family, it is always our aim to make things as comfortable and easy as possible for all ages within each party....from toddler beds to tea and cake - if it is what is needed, we will do our best!! We look forward to welcoming you back!
“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
“A gem on the Isle of Sky” We had a great week and the weather was very kind to us. Everything about the croft was excellent! The views were spectacular especially watching the seals whilst having breakfast, and the Croft itself so comfortable you se
“Romantic Lochside Setting, Idyllic Croft on the Isle of Skye”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2012
Skye Croft is the most gorgeous setting for a romantic Getaway, located just 50yards from the shore of Loch Treaslane-you have your own gate to wander through to the waters edge. This self catering Co… More
“Mrs” Had a great two nights stay in April Cottage, what a great base for exploring Broadway and the surrounding area. The cottage was clean, well appointed and very comfortable with a lovely homely feel. I would definitely recommend!
Drumcovitt Barn is over 200 years old and has been skilfully converted into three separate self-catering cottages, of which Foyle Cottage is one. The cottage is formed in an individual style and have been equipped to a very high standard. The special setting of a tranqu …see more
“Cosy Cavern” The cottage is located in the lovely village of Castleton and right near the entrance of Peak cavern one of many in the area.
The cottage itself is well kitted out, kitchen has everything you need. Lovely open fire in the living room, T
“Excellent value for money” We found this property was absolutely fine for our requirements. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was a very good size. The weather was amazing and we had a whole week of sunshine so were able to visit many places.
I've lost count of how many times I've stayed in this cottage and each time I go I feel at home. I took my mum for the first time who also loved the cottage and the beautiful surroundings it is in. T… More
“A Wonderful Cottage in a Wonderful Area”
Reviewed 21 May 2012
We visited in March 2012 and found the cottage very clean and comfortable and warm, it suited our needs exactly. The beds were very comfortable, with beautiful views from the front bedrooms. The bathr… More
“A dilemma whether to share this gem with anyone else - great holiday let, brilliant value for money, comfortable&cosy,”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2012
Instantly welcoming and comfortable, this cosy cottage provided my family a peaceful Winter holiday in a stunning location. The cottage is well-equipped, the beds are really comfy and there's a Co-Op … More
“An ideal holiday spot.” My daughter and I had a thoroughly enjoyable week at Cosy Corner. The bungalow is very well equipped with everything one could need. It was warm and comfortable and in a wonderful situation just a few yards from the magnifi
The location couldn't be nearer to the beautiful beach. Of course this was December and very few people around but we had some gorgeous walks with my dog who was allowed to stay too! Cosy Corner provi… More
“Beautifully located, well equipped and will be returning!”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2015
We arrived a little early and were greeted by the owners who were still preparing the bungalow for our stay. We were welcomed and invited to park our car on the drive and use the 'facilities' before … More
“An absolute gem”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2015
We rented this beautiful bungalow for a long weekend and could not have wished for better. The location is perfect, welcome pack perfect, absolutely everything you need for a wonderful relaxing stay r… More
A very comfortable well furnished cottage, a well appointed property situated in a perfect spot, off the common and yet very central to all amenities. It has been furnished with great attention to detail, as we like to live in comfort!
Outside space at the front (with …see more
“Excellent” We arrived at Poppies to find a spotless beautiful cottage A cream tea awaited us and after a 7 hour journey it was much appreciated. The cottage is in a lovely village and walking or short drives give you great places to see and enjoy. Wou
Fabulous cottage which really was a 'home from home' for me and my husband. We were looking for a break to allow us to relax, enjoy some fresh air and explore too. We were also wanting somewhere mem… More
“excellent accomodation for holiday break in north devon.”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2012
this property enhanced our holiday as with its up-todate decor, fully equipt kitchen , large shower, the place was very comfortable. sky tv was a plus on a rainy day.
pleasant patio area.… More
Reviewed 30 Sep 2012
what a little gem. well presented moden very clean. with everything you could want waiting for you. fresh milk in the fridge.fresh cream and scones when you arrive. fresh flowers on the table.a lot of… More
“A hidden gem!” Struggling to find somewhere with a good location AND reasonably priced we were delighted to find Amelia Cottage. My husband and I, his parents and our 2 (small) dogs stayed for a week and loved it. We are not fussy travellers but so of
“Lovely relaxing week in a quiet and friendly little town”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2015
Amelia Cottage is lovely with a beautiful garden and the owner provides ample information to help you enjoy your stay. Burry Port is a really nice and friendly area with everything you need close by. … More
“An absolute gem of a place!”
Reviewed 6 May 2015
There is nothing bad to say about this cottage. It is extremely comfortable and well equipped, the towels and soaps were a lovely bonus!
With no more than a ten minute walk to the town centre and … More
“A lovely cottage in a great location”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed our Easter weekend at Amelia Cottage with the family. The cottage was very cosy and beautifully decorated with really comfortable beds. The grandchildren enjoyed playing in the lov… More
Good to hear you enjoyed your break - agree it's well worth bringing bikes to explore and meander along the coastal path, cycle through Pembrey Country Park and if you can manage it there's 7 miles of beach at Cefn Sidan; by the way - the summerhouse at Amelia doubles up as a bikestore if needed!
If you are looking for a beautiful holiday home in the heart of French culture then look no further......This gite is situated in a very pleasant rural setting in Dordogne.This is a quietly located property, with a park and a large swimming-pool. …see more
Old Rose Cottage is a 4 stars AA accredited grade II listed red brick holiday cottage located in the pictoresque village of Turville (home to the TV serie The Vicar of Dibley) in the in the Hambleden Valley, in the heart of Chiltern Hills. Designated as an "Area of …see more
“Awesome Vacation” Our stay here was fantastic! The location is perfect for touring the area and the accommodations are great! Helen is wonderful and most helpful! When I return to Ireland this is my destination! Do not hesitate to book this house for
“An enchanting cottage in a captivating location - west of Ireland bliss!”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2015
As we drove over the hill to Pollclabber Cottage, the full horizon unfolded before us - the world was suddenly rid of clutter and in its place lay an unending expanse of rock, sea and sky! It was for… More
“Comfortable, cosy, great facilities and lovely location”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2013
Great information from the owners about the area and things to do. Beautiful cottage, in a lovely location. Excellent facilities and very cosy. Lots to do in the area and lovely places to eat.… More
“great house in great area”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
My family & I stayed here for a week after Christmas & had a wonderful time. The house is located in a beautiful area, right in thecentre of the Burren, with amazing walks, some starting from the fron… More
“Excellent *****” We stayed in no7 for a long weekend with 2 adults 2kids & our dog, the owners were friendly & helpful gave us all the info needed. Great location for all local ammenitties, we travelled up for the santa train & also visited landmark a
“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
“Absolutely beautiful cottage to spend a holiday!” 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
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 strai… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review. I just love getting responses like this.
Look forward to welcoming you back anytime soon.
“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
“Super house, super view” We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Antrim Abode in Cushendall. As we wanted somewhere on the coast to use as a base for seeing the area it was ideally situated, only a short drive from the ferry at Larne. The house definitely
Amazing town. Beautiful accommodation. Nice people.highly recommended.summer or winter the views are stunning.… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
We are just back from a glorius 2 day break at Antrim Abode. Being regular hotel users the main attraction of this accomodation was both the quality of the accomodation and the central location along … More
Thank you so much for the comprehensive review of the accommodation and surroundings - this will be a great source of information and tips for future guests!
“Fantastic house in a great location. Perfect.”
Reviewed 26 May 2013
We arrived earlier than anticipated and phoned the Housekeeper, Bridget, who was more than happy to meet us at the house and show us around, making sure we knew where everything was and how everything… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. So pleased you enjoyed the house and beautiful Cushendall. And we see you discovered some of the local gems!
This excellent Cambridgeshire self catering holiday cottage in a rural setting is perfect both as a weekend retreat but as a comfortable holiday home for visitors in Cambridge on business or for pleasure.InsideThe Lodge boasts 3 double bedrooms all comfo …see more
A beautiful end cottage set in the idyllic town of Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach and centre of town where you can sample the delights of the many local restaurants and pubs whilst talking in the dramatic views across the very pic …see more
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
“A fantastic stay in a beautiful cottage.” A lovely cosy cottage, full of everything you would even need. Perfect location for exploring Melrose and surrounds. Gorgeous fully enclosed garden, great for young children. The owner was incredible friendly
Just spend 4 nights at Lavender Blue cottage, it is a lovely place has everything you would need. Laura the owner has gone above and beyond to make sure that your stay is complete we arrived to find a… More
Lavander Blue is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed at and believe me we have stayed at a fair few over the years. On arriving there was halloween cupcakes for the kids, which went down a… More
Thank you for taking the time to send such a lovely review , it gives me so much pleasure to know that you've enjoyed your holiday. Look forward to seeing you again, Laura
“Perfect location and very good standard”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2016
Conveniently situated in a quiet lane but central and close to the Melrose shops, rugby pitch, Abbey and Priorwood Gardens, this gem of a cottage was cleverly and beautifully furnished, spacious, imma… More
Situated on the Rietfontein Private Nature Reserve's boundary, next to Matjiesfontein, the two twin rooms accommodate 4 people. The bathroom, though with an authentic touch offers a hot modern day shower. Whether with company or just a book, the built-in wall nook …see more
“cant wait to go back!!!” the house was fantastic. very clean and in lovely surroundings. took our son who is 4. weather not to great the first couple of days so the use of the swimming pool was brilliant. had a fantastic time and hopefully returning s
Great house very clean with all your home comforts would recommend a visit see you again next year :)… More
“Review of Seascape Filey”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2012
We had a 4 night stay & found the cottage a home from home, warm & spotlessly clean. The facilities were excellent both in the property & the Gym, Sauna & Swimming Pool. We enjoyed a game of pool at… More
“Fantastic holiday home perfect location”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2012
Just returned from a lovely break staying at Seascape. It is in a fantastic central location to visit local places like Filey, Bridlington & Whitby. Would recommend this holiday house to anyone, it is… More
How wonderful our stay was at Katie Ann's. There was 4 of us & a 9 month old baby. There was everything you would of possibly neededed.The views are beautiful as well as all the fresh daffodils around… More
“Chocolate box cottage in a chocolate box village” This quaint little French village is situated a the foot of a small mountain and faces a national park. Your neighbours are other thatched cottages and farms with a church that chimes on the hour but n
We stayed at forget me not cottage in June. It was absolutely charming. The pictures dont do it justice. So quiet and a real get away from it all place.
My 2 boys loved it and the WiFi was faster th… More
“Peace & Tranquility”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
We stayed here in November. It was our first visit to Normandy and the first time we had taken our dog abroad.(she loved it) Being in Marais Vernier is like being in thatch cottage land. It was so p… More
“In my sons words awesome”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2011
We booked this cottage 10 days before the start of our holiday and Marianne was very accommodating allowing us to begin our holiday on the friday and to get the keys 2 hours early.What can we say abou… More
“A Touch of Class!” A beautiful period cottage which was very homely, well kept with everything you would wish for and more. Owners are very accommodating and could not do enough to make our stay a special one. Would highly recommend.
My self and partner have just stayed for 2 nights. Cannot speak highly enough of this property. Is small but very well designed and furnished. Lovely little private garden. Was immaculately clean … More
Many thanks for the kind review . It was lovely to meet you and will try & organise some better weather for your next visit.
“Fantastic cosy character cottage”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
The very friendly, helpful and responsive new owner met us to give us the keys and show us around.
Once you are inside the cottage it's like being in another world. Really cosy, characterful (lots … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed stay. Hope to see you again in the future, best wishes
“A Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
A wonderful place to stay overnight when exploring Cambridgeshire or surrounding market towns. The cottage is of a very high standard - lovely authentic decor, brilliantly equipped kitchen, good bath/… More
Thank you so much for your positive review, glad you enjoyed your stay!
This 18th century cottage lies in the Heart of the Peak District next to Bakewell, Matlock and Chatsworth House and is packed with period charm. Enjoy Derbyshire's best tea rooms, walking treks and golf courses. Plus UNLIMITED WIFI and all the modern conveniences. …see more
Lilac cottage is close to the center of the village and all amenities but is tucked away in a quiet little hamlet, offering peace and tranquility. With a west facing garden, you can sit on the patio and enjoy the varied wildlife in the area.Ideal for everyone.<br /&g …see more
“A wonderful place to stay, fantastic for family celebrations.” I hired this place to celebrate my father's 80th birthday with family and believe we could not have found anywhere better. The property was perfectly maintained containing everything you r
“Fabulous accommodation with a great welcome, it was just perfect.”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2014
This is a fabolous accommodation, great space both inside and out. The gardens are beautiful and private. The bedrooms are well presented, spacious and comfortable. The living areas very homely and th… More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2014
We booked The Grange for my sons Graduation , myself my husband and our 4 children aged 23,21,20 and 17. There was plenty of room and everything you needed was to hand. We all slept well thanks to th… More
“Amazing luxurious home from home”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2014
What a fantastic find! We needed accomodation for 6 adults and 2 children in the Cawthorne area to attend a family wedding. Could not have been better.
We had very good communication from Hilary from… More
“Excellent Cottage in a beautiful town called Charlestown” Had a fantastic stay at the Pebbledrift Cottage. The accommodation is very nicely laid out with ample room to have a relaxing break. Plenty of restaurants and shopping amenities near bye.
Really enjoyed our stay here in August 2016. Cottage is very well equipped and comfortable. Location was perfect for our family of four. Multiple beaches are in easy walking distances as are numerous … More
“Comfortable, well equipped & ideally located”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2016
We stayed at Pebbledrift Sept 2016, which in a way is towards the end of the season, but this beautifully designed, comfortable, well equipped cottage looked as good as new!! It's well looked after & … 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
“An absolute dream” I can only say positive things about our stay. Tracey has obviously worked hard to make the cottage as welcoming as she can. Roses, muffins, a local paper, milk in the fridge and a welcoming card are a lovely touch. The cottage itse
“Lovely comfortable cottage on the doorstep of the New Forest”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
Lovely cottage, comfortable and well equipped. We soon got used to the bedrooms being on the ground floor and enjoyed the view of the quayside from the upstairs lounge. Very nicely presented with home… More
“Luxurious cottage in the midst of the lovely town of Lymington close to the New Forest.”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2012
We stayed in this cottage for just one week. Given the perfect location just outside the New Forest and on the coast line just opposite Isle of Wight, we could easily have spend two weeks here.
“Cosy cottage on Quay side”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2012
This cottage is very cosy & is of a very high standard. It is in a great location for exploring the surrounding area aswell as sitting watching the boats & goings on on the quay side.… More
“Comfortable peaceful cottage” I visited Broadway with two friends on a garden and gallery getaway break! We found The Old Grocery clean, comfortable and located on a very quiet and pretty road. It was great to have the outside space as we were lucky
“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
“Fabulous place to stay and really helpful owners!” Just returned from a two week stay at the delightful Valerian Cottage with my wife and daughters (aged 6 and 4). The cottage is beautifully presented and extremely comfortable - more like a proper hom