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.
“Delightful” 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 hosts!
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
“Another superb stay at The Byre”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2014
This was our 8th stay at the Byre and we were as usual given a very warm welcome from Paul, Julia and of cause Ghilly. The Byre now has a fabulous addition of a Garden room which is a fantastic place … More
So pleased that you will be staying for two weeks next year and that the dates are in our diary! Such a pleasure to welcome you back each year-just wish the years did not fly by so quickly..is that a sign of age!!! Good that the later journey home worked well, especially at the Dartford tunnel.
We await news of your granddaughter! Julia,Paul & Ghilly
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o
“Just perfect, stunning cottage and garden and lovely host”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2016
This stunning cottage & garden was the most perfect getaway, I only wish we could have stayed for longer. Linda was the perfect host with lots of local knowledge and recommendations. The wine and ext… More
"We could have stayed for longer" means you will definately be back so its something I love to hear, thank you so much for your lovely comments much appreciated, I do try! Linda :-)
Reviewed 31 Aug 2015
Just spent three nights at Llwynn Ynn cottage and enjoyed every minute. The cottage has everything you need and the hot tub is the cherry on the top. A ten minute stroll away and you are on the be… More
Oh thank you! its is so lovely when guests are so appreciative, hope to see you both back here soon. Linda :-)
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
My girlfriend and I had booked white water rafting on the River Tryweryn and were looking for somewhere to stay in the area, we stumbled upon this cottage online and what a find it was!
The pictures … More
Thank you I am so pleased you did find the cottage and I am sure you will return, as you say so much to do that is why North Wales has come 4th in the Lonely planets best regions in the world to visit. Linda :-)
“Excellent minimoon stay” Stayed at Arwelfa for 4 nights in November. The place is amazing. It's very new and lovely decorated. It's clean and cosy. The owners have thought of everything for a good stay. There are books DVDs binoculars radios and tv's.
Just returned from a lovely weekend at this fabulous cottage. We didn't want to leave !! Everything has been thought of. The cottage was spotless and had lovely extras which were much appreciated (mil… More
“A perfect coastal weekend!”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2016
We couldn't have asked for a lovelier place to stay: the facilities are super, it's cosy, the location is great (there are some lovely pubs nearby, serving great food, and beautiful walks recommended … More
Reviewed 16 Oct 2016
I booked "Arwelfa" for a short break for my wife and her friends. They had a lovely time and loved the accommodation. They said the place was spotless and the views amazing, thank you Angela for all… More
“Nice place” My husband and I stayed few days at the Chestnuts in April 2013. The place is very nice, clean and light, very well organised. The cottage is of good size and has everything you need. I had few questions before the trip and sent emails to
we stayed in this lovely little cottage for a week in august. it was such a home from home in all aspects....... the welcome we received from peter and rae and all the little touches made this a perf… More
Elegantly refurbished stone built cottage in rural setting amongst farmland, with south facing aspect. Peaceful location on edge of Peak District National Park, but within easy reach of amenities,shopping,theatres, venues etc., of Sheffield.<br />Ideal for those e …see more
Why are there no reviews here since 2014?! Perhaps because the owners are totally disinterested in their property. I emailed them about the following concerns, but have never had a reply.
Apparently … More
“Wonderful place in gorgeous location” The rooms were spacious and immaculate with a kitchen that had everything one needs to cook or bake. A short walk took us to a sandy beach with great sunsets! (We slept too well to be able to comment on sunrise!).
At the end of our wonderfull trip through South Africa we had some relaxing days
at the cottage from Nick and Susan .Its situated ca.100 from the beach and restaurants.
This cottage is quite new a… More
“A truly pleasurable stay over”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2015
We had a warm welcome from our hostess who immediately made us feel at home. The flatlet actually looks like on the photos on their web page, which is not always the case in our experience. So walking… More
“The cottage was well equipped, close to the beach and other amenities, comfortable and the hosts, gratious and friendly.”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2016
The cottage was well equipped, very comfortable and close to the beach and other amenities. The hosts were friendly and helpful. We had a lovely "seaside" holiday and would definitely recommend the … More
“Immaculate Cottage in Great Location” Have just spent an enjoyable new year in Arran, staying at Alt Ardoch Cottage. The cottage is in a wonderful location with views off the Holy Isle. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom spacious with a g
My partner and I stayed in this cottage for a week and enjoyed the experience thoroughly. The cottage was well equipped, beautifully decorated and well situated close to the town of Lamlash. The manag… More
“A perfect week in a lovely cottage”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Spent a week in this lovely cottage with fantastic views across Lamlash Bay to Holy Isle. The accommodation is exactly as described in the advert and provides a comfortable and homely base from which … More
“Spacious 1 bed accomodation in ideal location” This property was ideally situated for walking in the Downs as well as visiting local attractions ( including one just around the corner)
local pub in the village served good food and beer.
all rooms we
This lovely cottage was ideal for us, it was well appointed and thoughtfully furnished. We were very comfortable and found the little touches like the welcome pack of milk, tea/coffee, bread and wine… More
Thank you so much for your positive, helpful review and I look forward to welcoming you again next year.
We are on the C2C cycle route and a wonderful base for exploring The Lake District, Hadrian's Wall, The Scottish Borders and Northumberland.
Nearby there are Golf Courses, Woodland walks, Castles and Museums, fishing, water sports, horse riding, cycling and shoppin …see more
“The perfect restful retreat in an immaculate beautiful cottage.” The cottage is set in a beautiful location within easy reach of the historic city of Lincoln. Our situation was that we were relocating back to the UK and needed a base while we sorted o
A lovely cottage with a lovely view. We had a great time and everything was there that we needed. Lovely little touches to make it more homely like dvds and magazines. A huge shower too, It was a perf… More
“Luxurious holiday home ideal for short break”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2016
This holiday home far exceeded all our expectations. Once inside, we felt instantly comfortable and relaxed. Beautifully clean throughout, plenty of room, comfortable sofa and bed, hot tub outside and… More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Great place and service. The host is very friendly and makes you feel welcome without invading your space. Though it is close to the owner's house there is still a sense of privacy.
The owner's dog … More
“Wonderful Place” A fantastic part of the world to visit, Mousehole is a stunning harbour village and the Little Dorrit cottage was a lovely cosy cottage right on the harbour surrounded by fascinating little streets, galleries, shops and a pub. The sa
“Home away from home” 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! Thanks to Julia for her thought
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
“A Beautiful Cottage” We had a fantastic time in your cottage everything was so nice and clean. A perfect location. The food at the Kings Head was excellent and the staff. They had a Halloween party for the children. We had a lovely walk along the beac
Wonderful cottage at bottom tramstop for great orme. Five minutes walk into town, a little steep on way back if you have walking probs. Excellent chippy on doorstep. Recommend kings head (also on door… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found plenty of enjoyable places in Llandudno. No doubt the goat was helping itself to our plants! They regularly visit and they don't mind if the gate is shut, they just jump onto the wall!
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Reviewed 16 Jun 2013
Wonderfully clean. Location picturesque. Cottage quaint, with all modern conveniences. Cottage garden beautiful and used daily to sit and relax in. Owner very helpful. Fantastic stay - but probably he… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that the glorious weather enabled you to make full use of the garden.
Reviewed 11 Nov 2016
had a lovely 4 day stay in this gorgeous cottage. the cottage has everything for a comfortable stay. We loved the log burner. so close to the shops and seafront. couldnt ask for better. thank y… More
The Hunter Hideaway Cottages are situated just two hours north of Sydney off a pleasant country lane in the heart of the famous Hunter Valley Wine Country, Australia's premium wine growing district.
Peacefully nestled amongst tall shady gum trees, the cot …see more
“Peaceful, Remote, magical cottage with open log burning fire!” This was an amazing holiday. The cottage was small but perfect & had everything u need (there were just the two of us but would do a family of four easily) it has an old log burning fire p
“Our ultimate holiday experience” Cottage Florestal is located in a tranquil & idyllic setting in a perfectly natural environment. Surrounded by the beautiful Barao de Sao Joao wood, bird song is your only sound. It is well-equipped & beautifully furn
A really nicely converted cottage, open plan layout with a mezzanine floor for the bedroom. Very clean, spacious and well equipped - everything from a coffee machine to Wi-Fi. Location is within a nat… More
“A unique and stunning property in a tranquil location”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
Cottage Florestal far surpassed our expectations, a really unique property in a beautiful setting with stunning views to nearby Lagos. The cottage is spacious, comfortable, and well equipped. Karen an… More
Set in an ideal rural location for walking or cycling along quiet lanes, bordering the Vendee "Marais" and near to a nature reserve. Great for bird-watching in spring and autumn. Midway between the historic towns of Lucon and Fontenay le Comte, near to the can …see more
Arrived at 2.30pm on a Sunday, and was welcomed by the owner, Jana. Couldn't have been more welcoming, and helpful.… More
Reviewed 8 Oct 2016
Excellent accommodation, great location with a 5 minute walk into Keswick, fantastic hospitality both on our arrival & throughout our stay, would definitely recommend & will be returning at the 1st op… More
“This was the best cottage we have ever stayed in, so clean, warm & cosy”
Reviewed 2 Mar 2014
The cottage was within 5 mins walk of keswick and the lake,so we not have to take the car every time we went out, just left the car in the private drive all safe.
The cottage was so clean and warm wi… More
“Perfect Christmas getaway in the Cotswolds” Had a fantastic time five days over Christmas at Arlington Cottage in Blockley.
The cottage had everything we could possibly need - we even cooked Christmas dinner in the new kitchen which, like the rest
A fantastic cottage in such a peaceful location. The cottage is equipped with everything you could ever need and beautifully decorated and furnished.
Love to return and can highly recommend.… More
“A Country Cottage Escape”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2016
As a seniors couple we chose Arlington cottage in Blockley as a way of experiencing part of The Cotswolds away from the larger towns. Access to Morten in Marsh railway station by bus/taxi was a facto… More
Wight Cottage is adjacent to Fort Victoria and close to the pretty harbour town of Yarmouth. The cottage has wonderful sea views from the master bedroom and from the living room, plus plenty of outside space for safe playing, barbequing with family/friends, or simply en …see more
“A little gem in the heart of rural France” This is a well equipped easy to run comfortable little house. Do not let the main road past it put you off as it is very quiet. The garden is a very private sun trap and we enjoyed the lovely blackberries w
Had a week here at the end of April. Cottage fine for the two of us, (pensioners).
Good centre for walking, boating, fishing etc, but we had rain every day during our stay. Not many tourist attracti… More
I'm sorry the weather wasn't great during your visit, it wasn't too great here. You're right, if walking, climbing, cycling, fishing, water-sports, skiing are your thing - great! It's a shame the other local attractions were not satisfactory, or open, but glad you had a relaxing, comfortable time at the cottage and enjoyed the local food and wine. It was a pleasure meeting you both. :-)
“Great cottage - great location”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2013
We arrived late after some Sat Nav issues however hosue was easily found and clean and tidy inside - Just as described. Initially surprised that it was on a main road however it is not a main road in… More
Evergreen Cottage is a natural stone building completed in early 2013 and adjoins the owners main property. The cottage offers high quality fixtures and fittings throughout which gives it a real 'home from home' feeling. The cottage benefits from underfloor he …see more
My brand new eco cottage is built in the heart of the lovely village of Badby. Built to a very high standard it uses natural material finishes where possible. It has two bedrooms with flexible sleeping layout (twin or super king to master bedroom), two bathrooms, comfor …see more
Kaiteriteri Beach with its golden sands and clear green/blue water is a must see if you are contemplating a visit to beautiful New Zealand. Our cottage is located 1.5 kms from the beach, and we have lovely views of Tasman Bay from our property.<br />Boats leave da …see more
Drive into Stratton, up into Church Square and step back in time. Located right in the middle of this charming village just a mile or so from the dramatic Atlantic coastline of North Cornwall, Drangway was once part of a 14th century manor house and has ancient beams, …see more
“This was one of the noicest self catering cottages we have stayed in” This is a lovely property in an idyllic location in North Harris. The property is beautifully furnishes and well equipped. Alistair and Irene who live next door are available to pr
“Well located cottage in snowdonia” Comfy, good sized cottage. Was a good base for trips into the mountains and easy to get to the beach by car. Welcome pack was a nice surprise. Milk, crisps, eggs and a bottle of wine left for us which was appreciated
“Fantastic place great location and a home made cake on arrival” 3 of us stayed for a weekend whilst we did the Exmoor ironman , nice relaxing surroundings only a short drive away from Dulverton plenty of places to eat and a co-op super market
“Beautiful cottage with everything you could ever need.”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Very much enjoyed our stay at The Cow Shed - it was clean and had everything you could wish for. The setting was so peaceful and tranquil - we had lovely walks in the area. Dulverton was simply lovely… More
“Absolutely amazing - everything just perfect!”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2016
The Cowshed is a spacious, well equipped, warm and cosy cottage in the middle of beautiful Exmoor National Park, very near the Exmoor Pony Centre.
I can recommend to any anyone, looking for escape … More
“The personal touch” Lovely cottage in quiet location. Small, but everything on hand. Jane goes out of her way to provide extra bits and pieces like homemade marmalade, and even a cake for my friend who was celebrating her 40th birthday. We walked into
Everything and more you could want. Beautiful equipped cottage. Jane, the owner, met us and made sure we were settled in. It is a bus ride away from the centre of York, but the bus stop is at the t… More
Thank you Lesley. I hope to welcome toy back soon.
In search of privacy, stunning views, beautiful natural waterfront and outstanding accommodation? This impressive architect owned and designed cottage delivers. Watch heron fly into the wetlands or otter swim by. Relax ... you have found "Serenity". …see more
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran
Although the property was bigger than we needed for just the 2 of us, it was very appealing and so we arranged to stay for 7 nights.
Booking was quick and easy and we were provided with comprehensive… More
“Perfect holiday location” Cairnbaan Cottage was a delightful holiday home with all the necessary facilities. It was a perfect centre for exploring the extremely historical Kilmartin Glen, and also the beautiful west coast, from the Mull of Kintyre to
We thoroughly enjoyed our 7 day holiday in July 2013 at Cairnbaan Cottage. The cottage is spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. We were lucky enough to ha… More
“Cosy cottage by the Crinan Canal, Scotland”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2013
Attractive, well equipped cottage. Ideal situation for walking the dog and riding the bike. I enjoyed watching the boats sail by the window.… More
“A fantastic little cottage in a beautiful and unspoilt location.”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2013
The accommodation consists of an end-terraced two bedroomed whitewashed cottage right on the bank of the Crinan Canal. The owners are very friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make sure yo… More
“Superb Cottage” 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! Rail travel from nearby Armadale t
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 o… More
Thank you Linda for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you and the family and hope you can stay a bit longer next visit
Andrew and Evelyn
“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
“Well Cottage .....As cute as a button!” We booked the cottage as a surprise for my sisters birthday...it didn't dissapoint!
A spotlessley clean, cosy cottage with all mod cons,but still retaining bags of character.The location is perfect,so quiet a
We had a wonderful relaxing stay in Well Cottage, so cosy with a wood burning stove & beams. Situated in a lovely peaceful square, yet only minutes from all amenities that Bourton has to ofer. The own… More
“Lovely Cottage in a Picturesque Village”
Reviewed 5 Dec 2012
Stayed at Well Cottage for four nights and was very impressed. It is located very close to the centre of Bourton on the Water so no need to use the car. The cottage was very clean and the owners and… More
“lovely cottage ideally situated for all the village amenities”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
we really enjoyed our stay at Well Cottage the cottage is very warm homely with plenty of character couldnt beleive how quiet it was
we loved the way it was kept the traditional feel of the cotta… More
“The stay is worth repeating” We had a cozy stay in this little cottage. As a couple very good. Bedroom was a bit cold, due to the gale blowing at night with freezing temperaturers and snow. We adviced the owners to make a second door outside to hang t
This was our third time staying at the hideaway, will be back again next year. Such a beautiful, peaceful place can't fault it.… More
“Peacfull idylic accomodation but near enough to civilisation.”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2013
The cottage is charming, quaint and beautifully presented. Perfect hideaway for a couple. Just the right size for two (although there is the option of the sofa bed in the lounge if it's needed) Well b… More
“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