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.
“February stay” We have had a great time. The cottage was beautiful and furnished well. Great kitchen with everything you could need. The owners were friendly and most helpful. It was a great place to relax and unwind. We will definitely be making
“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
Reviewed 4 Jun 2014
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 to… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you enjoyed your holiday and got to make the most of the lovely weather. We hope you can visit again soon. Best wishes, 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
“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
“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
“Lovely and cosy” We stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. There was a heatwave going on so we were very lucky to have sun every single day. The cottage was nice, clean and had everything we needed. The view from the bedroom was beautiful. I
“Lovely, comfortable and well equipped holiday accomodation”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
Lovely cottage for a short break in Wales.
We were impressed with the flexibility with check in times and Maggies detailed directions to the property. The house was well equipped and there was a lar… More
“comfortable stay in a nice selfcatering home.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2012
the stay at Ceiros cottage, gave us all we needed, including an internet acces.
It is situated in a quiet part of the little village up on the hill site.
The beds were very comfortable for us, over… More
Reviewed 12 Jul 2012
Very cosy cottage, provided all amenities and more. Really helpful owner - could not ask more of Maggie and her husband. Beautiful surroundings. Great hotel near by (Lake Palace) where we had many mea… More
“Home from Home” 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 lovely welcome tray with home made
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… More
Thank you, its lovely to know that you enjoyed your stay.
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
“Wonderful cottage - beautiful dunes and beaches right on your doorstep” We stayed with two little children (2 and 6) and had a wonderful time! Although it was already too cold to take advantage of the big garden, we cuddled up in front of the open fir
“Very enjoyable and peaceful week at The Dunes Ballinesker”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2015
Previously stayed at The Dunes on a number of occasions, this most recent holiday surpassed our expectations. The fact that we had a week of glorious sunshine was the icing on the cake. Thank you Deid… More
So pleased you had a good week at The Dunes and the weather was favourable. Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage and for your kind comments. I will pass on your thanks to Mary, our caretaker, she will be so pleased
We look forward to seeing you again in the future and enjoy the rest of the summer
All the best
“Holiday at The Dunes, Ballinesker”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2015
We arrived at the cottage on Saturday ready for a week holiday and was greeted by Mary the caretaker who gave us a brief tour of the cottage and its facilities. There is also a book with information i… More
H i Daniel
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Dunes and all your lovely comments.
We are so pleased that you and the children had a good week despite the Irish weather.
We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Le gach dea-mhéin
“Sun, sand, seashells and a very cozy cottage - pure recreation!”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2015
We very much enjoyed our stay at The Dunes. The hosts thought of everything a family might need or enjoy during their holidays. From postcards to dvds for children, from electric heaters to knitting b… More
Dear P & S
Thank for for taking the time to review The Dunes, we really appreciate your comments
We very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the future
All The Best
“Beautiful cottage and perfect base to visit Durham and surrounding area” We stayed for three nights in June 2016 to avoid congregation crowds in Durham. It was a perfect base for my family to attend the ceremony, being only 20 minutes from Durham city
“Fantastic Cottage” We stayed at the cottage over New Year's Eve and had such a wonderful stay. The cottage is gorgeous, with a lovely outside area with lights and a heater.
The cottage itself is lovely, perfect bedrooms and comfy beds. Cannot fault
“A comfortable base for exploring Lewis” Located on a hillside with a fine view, the bungalow is comfortable and exceedingly well equipped, including wi-fi and a good choice of reading material. The conservatory/dining area was a boon in inclement weat
“Stunningly beautiful and tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2014
House was beautiful all modern with stunning views over the Land loch and sea loch with lovely pigs down the lane.
Lovely welcome by owners who also provided tea on arrival with home baked cakes mmm… More
“Five star experience”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
My husband and I had an absolutely amazing time staying at Glenview Cottage. The welcome and hospitality that we received on arrival was outstanding and way above what was expected. The owners of th… More
“A perfect place in a perfect location.”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2014
Rhoda and Neil met us at Glenview and gave us a warm welcome (including a cake and some delicious salmon) and told us about the the the local sights and ameneties. The cottage is modern, tastefully fu… More
“"Spot on"” Great little cottage, ideal position for a little stroll or long walk. Very adequate for two adults and a dog. Great views both in the day and night. Relaxing and peaceful, and also in easy walking distance of the village pubs and amenities
No 4 Fishermans Cottages is beautifully situiated with views across the beck and village. There is car parking directly outside. Has comfortable sittingroom,small functional kitchen and walk in lard… More
“Fantastic accommodation in a fantastic location!!” We booked the cottage along with other accommodation at Gilfach to accommodate our large family for my birthday. The cottage is so well equipped we managed to cater for 9 each night (only 5 of us sta
“The cottage was exactly what we wanted” Our stay at the cottage was a great experience. The close proximity to the shore allowed us to take some amazing walks without using the car, It had everything we needed, including the woodburner which made the
Lovely cottage, lots of useful info from owners and great walks with the dogs. Exactly as described, friendly neighbours and locals and good pubs.… More
“Great holiday cottage, in ideal location”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2015
The cottage was very comfortable and clean with everything we needed for a relaxing week away. The Gower and mumbles are about half an hours drive. Burry Port is a lovely little town with plenty of s… More
“An Amazing cottage so peaceful” A lovely cottage to stay in , set in lovely gardens very quiet and peaceful, beautiful decor, nice touches ie welcome basket to get you started, shower gel, moisturiser and shampoo. Excellent owners on hand to help if n
Top class cottage in quiet rural location.Welcoming,helpful but unobtrusive owners.Ideally placed to explore this part of Scotland.We felt so comfortable that it was a struggle to go out and explore!… More
“This cottage is perfect, home from home , peaceful and spotlessly clean.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
Just returned from a fantastic holiday. Everything about this cottage is lovely. The setting is peaceful and quiet we felt instantly relaxed. The owners are very warm, friendly and you could tell that… More
Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water
2 4 Min stay varies
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Car not necessary
“The perfect base for a family holiday in the Cotswolds” Our family of four - children ages four and eleven - have just returned from our holidays in the UK. Lavender Cottage was an ideal home-away-from-home while visiting the Cotswolds. The cottage -
“Excellent location ,excellent cottage and facilities”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2015
This cottage is a minutes walk from the river and the village. A real home from home everything you need is provided and all to the highest standard and quality . The peaceful garden is perfect for a … More
I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the peaceful, yet central, location of Lavender Cottage. We'd love to welcome you again. Thank you for sharing your experience.
“A Beautiful Cottage made us feel like locals”
Reviewed 3 May 2015
We used this charming cottage as our Cotwolds base for 5 nights. Hilary provides a lovely welcome of wine, bread, fruit etc so that we felt at home straight away. There are plenty of other essentials … More
Thank you for posting this review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and the area.
“Lovely cottage - perfect for a family”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
We stayed in Lavender Cottage for 2 nights in April, a family of four with two young children. The cottage was a real home from home, just perfect for our needs - cosy, full of character, nicely furni… More
I'm pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and I appreciate you taking the time to post this lovely review. I'm glad that the Welcome Pack was suitable for you.
“Lovely accommodation in a superb location for the New Forest.” Perfect holiday home, fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The location couldn't have been better everything on your doorstep yet lovely and peaceful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to fam
A great place to stay for a couple or family with older children, very quiet, comfortable and on the outskirts of Sway village, but easy walking to shops, cafe etc.
Very clean, beautifully furnished … More
“The most peaceful well equipped holiday cottage in the New Forest”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
The cottage was located in a beautiful tranquil part of the New Forest. The garden has an abundance of beautiful tall trees. We watched squirrels running through them. There was a patio area to si… More
“Great cottage,Great area,Great host”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2011
The Ducklings is in a quiet gated homely area, the owner lives next door is very friendly but not intrusive. Ducklings Cottage,Sway, is very modern and perfect with a good enclosed garden .Situated … More
“Peaceful and relaxing place” Just back from a weeks stay in Wisteria Cottages, which was very cosy and beautifully cared for. Maria, the owner, a lovely lady was there to welcome us and was always available if we needed help and advise. We had glori
Just arrived back from a stay at Wisteria Cottages and wow what a wonderful stay - would of happily stayed for longer! The cottage itself was perfect,, very spacious and clean with beautiful views of … More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I hope you managed to see all you planned to see in Shropshire, I do hope to see you again, you were lovely guests to have.
best regards, Maria
“Ideal location, top quality accomodation”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2013
Picturesque setting on edge of village. Superb views. Well equipped, up to date and comfortable holiday rental. Ideal for countryside and Shrewsbury. Good pubs and restaurants in surrounding areas. O… More
“Great cottage in a beautiful location” Tyn-y-Fach is in a stunningly beautiful and remote location. As soon as we turned the key in the door we started to absorb its atmosphere.
The exposed beams and stone floor exuded history which made us inquisi
The cottage we booked was not inhabitable (damp smell) and we had to relocate. In fact we only slept there for 2 nights and after this it became unbearable.
We cleaned the property and left it bet… More
Unfortunately the first I heard from this guest was AFTER their booked departure date and hence they gave me no opportunity to resolve any of their problems or complaints.
Even so I offered to provide a refund in relation to relocation expenses. When they provided a receipt for a nearby cottage that had been booked months in advance I became very suspicious and declined to offer any refund retrospectively when I hadn't been notified at the time they choose to leave.
They even threatened a bad review if I didn't provide a refund and obviously this is now what they have written! So please read all our other 5 star reviews and make your own judgement.
“Nice vacation home in a beautiful place. Pay attention tot he key pickup/dropoff rules” A charming home in a really nice area. Close to the park and the Golden Circle attractions. Please note that key pickup and dropoff is an hour drive from the house
“A very cosy cottage” We very much enjoyed our stay in Cosy Cottage! It was warm, comfortable, very well equipped and lovely to come 'home' to each day after property searching. We also appreciated the welcome pack which was waiting for us when we ar
A very homely little cottage. Warm and inviting. We spent a week in a cold January on a house hunting trip and were out most days so it was nice to come back to a warm house, open a bottle of wine, li… More
Thank you for your lovely review! We are so glad you had a cosy warm stay. We hope to see you again one day on your return visit to France. Good Luck with everything!
Kind Regards Jan and Duncan
Reviewed 7 Dec 2014
A short break before the madness that is Christmas
We had a lovely relaxing break in our cosy french escape. The welcome pack is most helpful as is all the local information about events. Thank you f… More
Glad you had a good break it was great to see you again! On your recommendation we went to see the lights in Laval and the lazer light show and thoroughly enjoyed it! We know you will be busy at Christmas but try and have a relaxing time and hope to see you again one day. Regards Jan and Duncan
“The best cottage we have ever stayed in in France”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2014
We returned from Cosy Cottage 3 days ago and we cannot praise it enough. The owners Jan and Duncan are extremely friendly and helpful but don't bother you unless you need them. Everything was very cle… More
Fantastic! So happy you were happy with the cottage! We would love to welcome you to the cottage again in the future and hope it will be very soon. Kind Regards Jan and Duncan
“Great cottage, great place, locals very friendly.”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
We stayed for one week in Burghead Cottage which is one of the best cottages that we have holidayed in,
The cottage had everything that you need for your stay,
And a lovely welcome pack of food when… More
“Wonderful, refreshing holiday”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2013
We really liked the cottage, it has been very tastefully decorated and was spotless and very well equipped. We especially liked the welcome pack including bacon and eggs! It was particularly great t… More
“Warm and welcoming cottage set in an interesting and scenic part of scotland”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
A ten hour drive to Morayshire was made worthwhile as soon as we entered this warm and welcoming cottage in the lovely town of Burghead. We had gone up to see Burning of the Clavie and wished we could… More
“Cosy cottage” We had a most enjoyable stay at The Old House which is on the High Street and very convenient for walking into the lovely town. The cottage is small but adequate for 2 couples to enjoy with 2 lovely enusites. A little more equipment, inc
The cottage is perfect for a relaxing Cotswolds break. It's position on the high street is great for pubs, etc and it is lovely and quiet. It is ideal for couples/friends sharing as both bedrooms are… More
Margaret, Thanks again for taking the time to review my property
It's a real pleasure getting such a positive review and am pleased you enjoyed your stay with friends.
“Charming cottage, so warm & inviting!” We've just returned from a three day break in Whitby & we stayed at this charming, quirky cottage.
It is absolutely spotless & so central to Whitby & all your possible needs.
On arriving there was a very though
“Ideal location, excellent accommodation with a homely feel !”
Reviewed 3 Feb 2013
We would highly recommend this home to all our friends and family, there is everything you need and more, including homely touches !
It is immacutely clean and modernised to a very high standard.
“wonderful home from home”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2012
quirky , modernized cottage ....very clean and well stocked with essentials(tea,coffee ,biscuits) ...and lovely touch of fresh flowers ....
well situated ,great views of bridge and harbor .
felt … More
“Ideal cottage in central location”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2012
Lovely cottage, recently modernised, right in the centre of whitby. Cottage on four floors, no good for anyone with mobilty problems. Clean, reasonable priced. I love Whitby and would book again at t… 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
“Relaxing Peaceful Retreat In The Heart of the Town” This is the second time staying at this lovely cottage, once again we found it to be a wonderful and peaceful retreat, yet just a few minutes walk into the town. Very helpful owner and straightforwar
Everything was very nice at Avalon Cottage except for the double bed in the bedroom with en-suite, which for us was very soft. Also the pillows were very flat. Everything else was very good indeed and… More
Thanks for the feedback. I'm staying at the cottage myself this weekend so I'll make sure there are some firmer pillows available for those that prefer them.
“A beautiful cottage in a beautiful area”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2011
We have been to Avalon Cottage every year for the past 3 years and will continue to go there in the future. It is a lovely place to stay and feels like a home from home.… More
“Walking through the door is like coming home.”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2011
Excellent cottage, warm, clean and comfortable with everything you would need to cook a three course meal if you wish. Barbara has thought of everything that would make your stay like a home from hom… More