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.
“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
“Another happy week” This is the second time we have stayed at the cottage. Everything supplied that you could hope for. The weather was kind to us and so convenient for long walks with our dog. Would happily recommend canary cottage to friends. Thanks
“Fantastic week spent in cottage, a real home from home.”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2013
Just returned from a week in Canary cottage.It was every thing the advert said .The owner's Janis and Dave who we met during our stay were great, very friendly and helpful .The cottage itself had all… More
Reviewed 30 Dec 2016
Very nice traditional cottage with charming real fireplace in lounge. Hosts very kind and welcoming. Very convenient location for local shops and amenities. Very clean and well appointed. Very satisfi… More
“Fantastic, welcoming cosy cottage” This little gem just off the Norfolk coast is not quite as little as it would seem. Its absolutely amazing. I was wonderfully surprised when I entered the cottage as to how big it was inside. The lounge had a fantast
Rose cottage was a perfect base for us to explore North Norfolk.
Great value for money, clean, spacious, well equipped.
We had a great stay - 2 adults, 2 children (6 & 10) and a small dog.
I would … More
Thanks for your positive review! We have tried to make our cottage as welcoming and relaxing as possible, so that guests can enjoy their break, perhaps with their four-legged friends!"
“Cosy cottage in great location for a perfect relaxing break.”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2017
We stayed in Kerry and Steve's charming Weaver's Cottage during February half term. As soon as we opened the front door, we were greeted with warmth and the cottage had a lovely feel. It had everythi… More
Aw I'm feeling all warm after reading this review. How lucky we are to have such charming people enjoying our cottages. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and it was a pleasure to share Weavers Cottage with you, we hope to see you again! This is a great review because it is very informative, and it's very useful to mention things like the bedding ( few people would think to do this) as these things are very important and ensure a comfortable stay which is really the most important thing when away from home. We like to leave treats where possible (they get smaller the shorter the trip!) so it's great that they were appreciated. We like to make our guests feel loved! Thank you for saying that you like the extra bits and pieces (ornaments etc) the husband is always telling me off for browsing for extras like this! This is such a good review, and so nicely written I think you should write for a magazine! Well, we are both very smiley right now, so a massive thank you for everything. Five bubbles! Thank you.
“Great Christmas break” Stayed at sinbad cottage for 4 days over the Xmas period as my mum lives in Appledore. We have stayed in several apartments in Appledore.
Sinbad cottage is very quaint however feel is missing some home comforts such as a TV ups
Sinbad cottage was ideal for myself,my husband and our two small dogs. The kitchen was well equipped and the living room was cosy, however , there is a steep staircase to the bedrooms . The main bedr… More
We had an idyllic stay in this beautiful little cottage. It was snug and warm and the hot tub was a real treat. We had everything we needed for some much-needed R&R together. Thank you for making our … More
It was a pleasure! Congratulations too! Xx
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2012
We had a fantastic holiday at Beudy Bach - we received a warm welcome, the homemade bread was a real treat and ever so tasty.
The accommodation was superb, warm and it contained all you needed for yo… More
“Beautiful, romantic retreat”
Reviewed 7 Feb 2012
My partner and I booked a relaxing weekend away in Beudy Bach cottage staying 2 nights, Saturday to Monday. The owners were very accommodating and offered an early check of 1pm on the Saturday which w… More
“Idyllic retreat for families” A great holiday flat ideal for two adults and two children.
The flat was clean throughout and very comfortable with full kitchen facilities.
The chickens and garden with trampoline were an added bonus!
Me and my boyfriend stayed at the Old Rectory couple of weeks ago, and what can I say it was brilliant. It was just what we wanted peaceful, tranquil and the scenery was just beautiful.
Kate the own… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon!
“Relaxed and easy holiday.”
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
A very nice and well put together holiday let. Owner's very attentive, friendly and welcomong. A lovely spot for dog walking and enjoying strolls along the river from your doorstep. If you don't have … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We hope you may be able to come and stay again.
Happy New Year.
Kate and Liz
“Perfect Family Holiday” What a wonderful week. The cottage was amazing, clean and spacious for five people. Great location a five minute walk into the centre of Tintagel. We enjoyed a beautiful week of weather in Cornwall and enjoyed visits to Boscast
phone signal intermittent, which was brilliant not many calls taken. Area and cottage best we have ever stayed in for many years. cottage better than described in brochure and Pam the owner who lives … More
It was lovely to meet you and your family. Unfortunately didn't get to meet Alexander but hope to do so on another occasion. Glad to hear you received your parcel. Best wishes Pam
“A gem of a place”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2013
A delightful homely and comfortable cottage which has it's own beautiful sunny garden. Veronica cottage is set just on the edge of Tintagel with just an easy stroll to the village.
Ideally located … More
“Perfect cottage holiday”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
My family really enjoyed our week in Tintagel. There are lots to see within driving distance, even when it rains...
The only negative point with small children who llike to get up at all times duri… More
“Best Gite in last 10 years” Excellent property with great grounds and pool situated close to Duras. Ideal for our group of four adults and two teenagers. All the bedrooms are a good size with plenty of storage space. The main living areas are light an
“Quiet location, vineyards and sunflower fields, modern comforts.”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2015
Three of us spent a week at Columbine. The cottage was faultless with every comfort including a swimming pool. Wine Cave, Artisan bread maker within a short distance. We had a very relaxing time in an… More
“Everything we could have wished for.”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2013
Wanted to keep it to ourselves, but that would be selfish. Owner very efficient and friendly re. doing the booking. Happy to answer silly questions.
The gite is very clean and well managed by Chr… More
“Perfect family accommodation!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed 22 May 2013
Our holiday to France was our first family holiday with our 4 year old boy and 2 year old girl. It was certainly one to remember and the children had an amazing time not least because of the pool. It … More
“The real Irish experience” We stayed for 2 months in the Shannon Breeze Cottage. It's perfect for a weekend or a week stay! You're definitely getting a traditional Irish experience. Lena was so accommodating and hospitable. She had chocolates and wine
“Excellent Cottage Home from Home” The location was amazing with every turn of the car another great view, either valleys or the beach.Lots to do all within a small car ride.Bally castle was brilliant,Ballingtoy was grat for The Lord of the rings Fans
“Mrs” We had a fabulous visit. Brilliant communication throughout the booking experience.
Amazing location with nice pubs close by.
Close to enough to the main nightlife, shops and the lanes but far enough away from noise.
Bed in master bedroom com
“Ideal For Our Family Holiday” Really happy with everything about our stay from start to finish. Communication leading up to our stay was excellent, as was the handy guide that had been left in the cottage.
The whole place was very clean and we fel
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 e… More
“Absolutely amazing - everything just perfect!” 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 to c
“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
“Fantastic place great location and a home made cake on arrival”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2016
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
On arrival milk and… More
“A truly excellent cottage accommodation set in wonderful surroundings” A fantastic base for all that there is so see in and around the Highlands. The cottage is equipped to a high standard. The minute you walk through the door you have that lovely hom
“Fantastic home away from home at Coille Diobhain”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2013
Five adult ladies stayed at Coille Diobhain and loved every minute. The cottage itself has every amenity that one could want, it was a home away from home. We used it as a base and toured Fort Willi… More
“if you are thinking about booking this cottage - just do it!”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2013
I spent a lot of time researching the internet to find a holiday cottage for 2 weeks near Fort William. My choice of Coille Diobhain was a fantastic location to spend our holiday. The cottage is set… More
“Your own magical place in the Highlands”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
From the moment you reach the gate to the property you know that you are somewhere special. Driving up the windy track through your own wood is fantastic with the children looking for glimpses of the … More
“Beautiful location with great accommodation and an amazing pool” Our party consisted of five adults and a baby and everyone had a fantastic time. We were given a welcome tour. Mike and Caro were helpful and accommodating but not at all interfering.
“A lovely, spacious house and garden in walking distance of great beaches.” This house is even better than it looks, and that's rare. Lots of space for everyone inside and out, with a great farmhouse kitchen. Comfortable in every way, the owner (who is
“Wonderful,relaxing,peaceful,beautiful ,dreamy,charming .” Stayed for four nights in this charming beautiful cottage .Arrived to be welcomed with gifts from Margo the owner ,wine,pate ,bread,fresh eggs from her hens ,milk ,fresh fruit ,sweets and flowe
“Fantastic facility, modern and cosy. Hot tub is amazing.” Sailaway is in a fantastic location and is very well presented. the owner was extremely friendly and helpful and the welcome basket is a lovely touch. The mod-cons make it a lot of fun as well
Thanks to Terrance and Annette
Terrance got in touch within couple of hours of booking and confirmed our arrival time
They were welcoming and went through with us everything about the cottage and su… More
Reviewed 26 Oct 2016
Not what I was expecting! Our idea of holiday heaven is sitting in a private cabin chilling with a glass of fizzy bubbles whilst relaxing in the hot tub - and during the day when the water temperature… More
Dear Mrs R Jackson
We were very surprised to read on trip advisor of your experience at Sailaway as you said nothing of your complaint whilst staying at Sailaway or at your departure.
We have recently invested in a new top of the range hot tub which was installed along with new decking and lighting a couple of weeks prior to your stay. This model of hot tub is totally different to the previous one. On installation we were supplied and trained on the use, maintenance and health safety. This particular model is nothing like they were 15 years ago, the jets are much more powerful and give a massage as well as heating the water at a higher temperature.
We take great care to ensure our guests have a delightful, relaxing and safe stay with us, and , take pride in providing 99.9% of our guests with a memorable stay as you can see from our previous reviews.
As for the parking we have an allocated space for our guests in front of our office - at the front of the house.
Terence & Annette.
“Perfect hideaway” Great weekend getaway only an hour away from Manchester. Our hosts Thomas and Amanda were very friendly and welcomed us with some home made bread, which was delicious.
They both had excellent knowledge of the local area and made
Getting married in Feb we decided to book a UK stay as we have a baby and wanted to avoid any long haul flights, we booked this accommodation and we couldn't have done better!
Lovely, well maintai… More
Thanks so much for your complimentary review, we're glad you had a great time without facing the horrid challenges of airports and delayed flights and all that malarky! And nice to hear that all the local places were just the ticket for your special break. Looking forward to seeing you again, Thomas & Amanda
“Relaxing rural Welsh paradise”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2017
My husband and I enjoyed a 4 night stay at The Creamery/The Hideaway. The Hideaway was cosy and ideal for a romantic stay with the luxurious hot tub just outside. Thomas and his wife go to a lot of tr… More
We're so glad The Hideaway ticked all the boxes for your mini break, our new hot tub is wonderfully popular and just the thing after that strenuous walk back from the pub! See you again soon, Thomas & Amanda
“A perfect getaway”
Reviewed 24 May 2017
We went to the cottage for a short break away from the city. It's in a gorgeous quiet location but in short walking distance of the local pub. The owners provided a perfect welcome, setting out snacks… More
“Great place” This is a house that is obviously used by the family that own it. It has a lovely warm atmosphere that makes you feel instantly comfortable.
Well furnished and not short of anything in the kitchen. The garden is brilliant in good weat
We've just spent a lovely week at Bryn Meirion. The house is surprisingly spacious with everything you could possibly need, right down to the games provided for the kids to play with (& hubby) to keep… More
Thanks for the review, I'm pleased you took advantage of the board games, they are popular with families along with the DVD collection. We are fortunate to be in the heart of the village meaning you can park your car and be on the coast path in less than a minute. See you again in the future.
“Beautiful cottage near the sea”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2015
Had a great holiday at the cottage,everything you need for a relaxing break.
Owners were great from start to finish .
Log fire,sea views,pub down the road what's not to like.… More
Thanks for your comments, we are very fortunate to be in a great location in the heart of Moelfre. We hope you visit again to see more of the island.
“Great location, comfy and cosy ..a relaxing place to stay.”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2014
We have a lovely few days in Moelfre. Accommodation was good, clean and well kitted out. Roomy for us-a family of five. The views from the house and garden were great. Walks straight from the house wi… More
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, being able to park the car and head straight to the coast path just a few seconds away is one of the benefits of being so central and near the coast. Thanks for the review.
Have stayed at KEEPERS COTTAGE with my two sons and nephew for the last 6 months whilst working in the area.
The cottage and settings were beautiful, peaceful and idyllic.
The cottage has everything… More
“Lovely, quiet, clean accommodation in the Countryside” This is a lovely house, it is well equipped and clean with modern furnishings. We had a great holiday 2 adults and 2 Children (10 & 13). The beach is 5 minutes away but we choose to drive due to a
“Comfortable, modern, clean, great location and facilities, beautiful beach, perfect family holiday”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
Stayed there last wek in August with my wife and two kids (7 &4). We had a lovely time. House was perfect, easy to organise with the owners. 5 mins walk to a lovely beach. Easy to organise with the ow… More
“Our stay was everything we could have hoped for!”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2012
We greatly enjoyed this quiet, cozy bungalow and all of it's amenities. It is in a fantastic location just a short distance from the beautiful ocean side. The customer service while booking our stay w… More
“A wonderful week in Brittas Bay.”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
We enjoyed a lovely week in Brittas Bay.
Lazy Daze was a great house with plenty of space.
The garden was fantastic and we spent as much time as possible outside.
Great location, close to the beac… More
“An idyllic retreat” We had a wonderful stay at the Granary. Our boys loved sleeping in the crog loft ( up a steep paddle ladder so not suitable for very small kids but the perfect adventure for our two - aged 6 & 8 ). The Granary was very comfortable
“Very comfortable. Great location” We are a family of 4 adults and had a great week in the cottage. The views are lovely and very relaxing. Lounge is especially comfortable and we even had use of binoculars in what is a very well equipped accomodation.
“Everything you need for a tranquil holiday with local amenities a stone's throw away.”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2016
Absolutely fantastic location for a holiday. The cottage is directly on the edge of the Firth of Forth with breathtaking views across the water towards Edinburgh. All can be enjoyed from the living ro… More
Brilliant news, thank you so much for your kind comments, it was always an issue with my Mum when she was alive, she couldn't get used to not having enough space for an oven, perhaps one of these halogen round ones would be better. I am delighted you like the Cottage and the location, I will pass on your comments to Elaine, she will be thrilled.
Kindest regards; Cliff
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
We had a wonderful stay at Seaside Cottage with our dog, Benji. To open the curtains in the morning and see the sunrise was breathtaking. Super walks along the beach and many friendly chats with the… More
Reviewed 28 Oct 2012
What a fab week had by all, the welcoming pack was superb ( the dogs enjoyed there treats), the cottage is well equiped, lots of good walks (for the dogs) beautiful views from every window, so close t… More