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.
Friday or Monday start for weekly stays. Short breaks are Fri-Mon (3 nights) and Mon-Fri (4 nights) only.
One bedroom barn conversion set within the North York Moors National Park in the valley of Bilsdale. This south facing 200 year old character property has been ta …see more
“Greenwich cottage, the bay, filey” Lovely property, a real home from home. Spacious and very well equipped. The on-site gym and swimming pool came in extremely handy with 3 teenagers. The walk to the beach was 10-15 mins and the dogs loved it. Overall
Our stay in Greenwich Cottage was fantastic. Our total party consisted of 4 adults and 4 children, one of which was a baby. The cottage was in an exceptional condition, everything you would ever nee… More
Thanks so much for your review - it's great to hear when guests have really enjoyed their stay. We stay in a lot of self catering cottages ourselves so try and provide everything we would expect,and hope,to find. We would love to welcome you and your family back again. Nick and Alison Parker
“spacious well kept family friendly accommodation”
Reviewed 28 Nov 2016
Excellent family accommodation, home from home, comfy beds well equipped kitchen.
Accomodation well layed out with ground floor bedroom and wc. Had a fabulous weekend break for my mums 70th, lovely… More
Hi Vikki- many thanks for your review. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed the cottage and the location. You're very welcome back. Nick
“Absolutely brilliant Cottage”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We've just got back today from our holiday to Greenwich Cottage. We had a fantastic stay. The cottage is great, with everything you need. Great having satellite Tv for when you want to chill out for a… More
Thank you for your lovely review Lucy. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your holiday. We would only be too pleased to welcome you back.
“Well equipped character cottage.” Great location, cottage is central in the town with good walks directly from the doorstep. Very clean, well equipped and spacious cottage. However, two negatives: home entertainment system needs updating, as not every
I stayed at Carr Cottage for one week with my two friends and my daughter. We had a great stay! The cottage is very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. It is only a ten-minute walk to the town … More
Thank you for your review.
We're glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage.
“Warm & Comfortable well equipped cottage”
Reviewed 13 Mar 2013
Lovely to arrive to a warm cottage on a freezing day. Cottage very well equipped, bedrooms good size & comfy beds. Ideal for our dog, great walks straight from cottage. Loads of information in cottage… More
Thank you for your review. Sadly we no longer accept pets at the cottage. The drive is , indeed quite a challenge to reverse back along, at times, but with practice it's achievable! There is parking on the road outside if you can't face it!
Hope to see you again soon.
“Cozy, comfy and smashing”
Reviewed 27 Feb 2013
My fella and our pup stayed for 3 snowy days and had a very nice stay. Very quiet, comfortable and Helen was a delight to plan our stay with.
“One of the most beautiful places in Scotland - once visited - destined to return” Our second year with Sharon & Ian (2nd decade on Loch Leven) For those who love the great outdoors, peace and quiet and spectacular scenery - look no further. There is
“Very comfortable and spacious accommodation near Loch Leven”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2011
The Cottage is located near the shore of Loch Leven and a 20 to 30 minute drive from Fort William. The spacious accommodation with a well equipped kitchen is to a high standard and the children had a… More
Reviewed 23 Oct 2011
You wil never never stay anywhere better than this! I get up about 4 am & the morning is fabulous. The ottage is perfect & we loved our stay - but then again we have been before!!!… More
in a stunning location in Findochty, right on a small secluded sandy beach, built in 1873 as two fishermen's cottages, and now joined together to form a beautifully and fully renovated 4 bedroom family home.
on the upper floor you will find th …see more
Shaldon is on the south bank of the Teign Estuary, ideal for exploring South Devon and is a short level walk to the village shops, restaurants, pubs and beach.
Compass Cottage is tucked away on one side of The Green, a grass triangle in the heart of the village used by …see more
“Ms” A warm welcome on arrival and an unexpected bag of 'goodies'! Beas cottage is comfortable,cosy,and well equipped in an excellent location for amenities and access to wonderful walks. Would certainly recommend.
It pains me to praise the standard of the cottage as I feel that I may never be able to return, owing to the bookings this may generate.
The cottage is perfectly placed right in the town centre. Do… More
Thank you both very much. Look forward to welcoming you back again. Sally x
“Magically Birthday Week”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2013
My friend and I visited the cottage for a week at the end of November into early December for my Birthday. When entering the cottage initially we were both surprised about how Bea's Cottage looked jus… More
“Wonderful cottage, equipped with everything you might need.”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2013
Stayed here over Easter for 4 nights, the cottage is wonderful, equipped with everything you might need. And the log burning stove was a real plus. Great location for walking and cycling. Also very… More
“A really charming cottage by the sea” We had a great stay at this lovely sea shanty of a cottage. Tasteful nautical decor. Very well equipped and an abundance of seaviews. The owner kindly left the house decorated in Christmas garb and also left us a
We spent two great weeks in the house 23 Tackleway. The house is furnished very tasteful and comfortable and we felt very much at home. We can fully recommend it. The equipment in the kitchen is very … More
Thanks Derek for a great review. I'm glad you and the family had a good time and it was very nice to meet you. I hope we can welcome you again.
This villa is ideally situated to explore the vast array of attractions and activities on the Garden Route. A great stop-over between Cape Town and the Addo Elephant National Park. Suitable for families, outdoor enthusiasts, birders, fishermen and hikers. …see more
“Peaceful and relaxing” We chose The Retreat because we both have stressful jobs and were in need of a bit of peace and quiet and we were not disappointed. The Retreat is set in lovely grounds with the bonus of the sole use of a sauna and a great sized
Went for a romantic break for a few days and it was brilliant in every way and exceeded my expectations even after reading the excellent reviews of previous visitors.
The Retreat is set in lovely gro… More
“well worth a visit”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2015
Beautiful location & apartment with the bonus of the heated indoor pool & sauna. We were greeted by Jill on arrival & given some local information of places to visit & said just ask if we required any… More
Reviewed 14 Jun 2016
Wow what can I say! I stayed here with my husband for 2 nights to get some relaxation. I'm a stay at home mum and my son is 15 months old, i can't begin to explain how stressed i was before arriving h… More
“peace and tranquility” Very nice owners who made us feel welcome and explained how things worked without going over the top. A. very nice welcoming property, as it was March. We just wanted a quiet and peaceful few days break away from our everyday l
“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
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!” This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fir
Was a very nice cosy little cottage.
However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past.
She didn't bark for long. as… More
Thank you for your review. We would certainly welcome you back to the cottage and I am sorry you got the impression that this would not be the case. We have always welcomed dogs to the cottage – and as you know have 2 of our own. On this occasion we were quite happy to accommodate 3 dogs (our normal policy being 2) and although the puppy did bark this did not cause us a problem.
Julie and David
“Delightful small cottage on the Ile de Re” We booked the cottage for a rather belated honeymoon plus a summer holiday. We'd always wanted to stay on the Ile de Re and always prefer to self cater in more traditional properties. This didn't disappoint,
This summer we returned for our second holiday in this beautiful cottage. In all aspects, we were yet again delighted. It remains wonderfully peaceful whilst being so close to everything you could nee… More
“Very charming cottage, the perfect place to stay on the island”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2013
We have been spending our holidays on Ile de Re for four years now, cause the island is such a magical place to us and we already stayed in this charming cottage last year. Last summer we had such a w… More
“Charming Indeed! A wonderful comfortable home to relax and enjoy the french lifestyle and beauty of Ile de Re.”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the cottage! After visiting busy London and Paris we were really excited to go to Ile de Re to relax. I had high expectations of the cottage from the photos … More
“The stunning tigh Ban lek” Cottage is stunning great views very clean great lay out everything you need is provided wildlife just outside your window plenty of local activities for young and old lovely places to eat marina just down road already looki
“What a beautiful place to stay a the scottish west coast!”
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
A modern ans well equiped house.
The view over the sea and to the islands is unforgettable.
We liked it very much.… More
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.
“Tigh Ban Lek”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2012
Fabulous location with stunning panoramic views .Even the bedrooms (located downstairs) had superb views. Very warm during our long weekend as it is well insulated and well heated. Very well equipped … More
We are really glad you enjoyed your break at Tigh Ban Lek.
“Fantastic House, good location and perfect peace and quiet”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
Stayed at Tigh Ban Lek for a few days as a short break to get away from things. It was great. The house had everything we needed and was in a great setting - the views are just amazing and it was so q… More
Thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoyed your time at Tigh Ban Lek
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
“Wendy House” The best holiday let we've stayed in.
Very clean & comfortable. Linen & towels supplied, they have thought of everything.
Tea,coffee,sugar & milk on arrival. A real home from home. Very easy access to town centre & seafront. This was ou
A great little house, well equipped and perfectly clean. Quiet little cul de sac, but only a minutes walk from Eastbourne station, 2 minutes from the town centre or less than 10 to the pier and seafr… More
“Lovely house, great location and very well equipped.”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2014
Wendy House is in a great central location a short walk from the town centre and beach. I stayed there with my mum and 19 month old twins and we all had a great time. Gildredge Park is lovely and a sh… More
Thank you so much for your complimentary review. It is good to know we are doing things right and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
“Cosy comfort, great location.”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2014
I stayed with my young family at the Wendy House during June 2014.
We had a fabulous stay in this cute and compact home.
From the original booking we had informative and welcoming contact from T… More
“Wye cottage” Had a last minute weekend stay here in this beautiful cottage. Added bonus was the hot tub relaxing watching the night sky. Lovely views to wake up to, nice little welcome pack left by the owners. Will definately be going back with my gra
made very welcome, so were our dogs. lovely quiet, relaxing break. 1st class accommodation, with excellent facilities in stunning surroundings. Would not hesitate to return, have already recommended t… More
Reviewed 6 Dec 2016
Gorgeous cottage in a lovely setting, very peaceful and easy access to lots of beautiful settings nearby.
Hot tub was amazing even though the weather was freezing was nice to sit in the warm water … More
“Absolutely charming!” A cottage right out of the movie The Holiday, staying here made my first trip to Ireland just right. Nicely appointed, stunning ocean view from the private garden, and smartly decorated for Christmas (I stayed here the week befor
“rural, rustic and very relaxing - all you can want from a break in France” two weeks in rural France is just what we were looking for with 3 children under 15 - relaxing, enjoying the sunshine and the local area - wifi was a great hit the oldest of th
Warm and friendly welcome on arrival. Owners Sue & Alan have thought of every detail and have a little gem of a holiday home.The hot tub is soooo relaxing after a long walk and there are white robes … More
Thank you so much Martin and jeannie ,it was a pleasure to meet such lovely people ,take care and hopefully will see you again x
“Perfect for us”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2016
My two daughters and I are graduating this year and we wished to combine calling at my father's on the east coast with a relaxing yet celebratory break along with my three-year old granddaughter. The… More
Thank you for the lovely review it was a pleasure to meet you all ,and thank you for choosing to stay with us , hopefully will see you again,x
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
We stayed for August bank holiday weekend for my partners birthday. We were surprised on arrival to see birthday decorations and a bottle of prosecco waiting for us! The cottage is beautiful and very … More
Thank you for your lovely review, pleased you both enjoyed your stay , hopefully will see you again , thanks sue x
“Ms” Cedar cottage was very nicely furnished, with everything you could possibly need. Once the heating was on the cottage warmed up nicely, however, it would have been nicer to arrive at a warm cottage on such a cold day. All in all we had a very nice
Y Cartws has a fully fitted kitchen with gas cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. A seperate drying room with a washing machine and ironing facilities. The living room has a flat screen tv with freeview and dvd player, comfortable leather seating. …see more
“Perfect Easter Break” The cottage was perfect for our needs. We had taken our five grandchildren away for a break and to visit with their great grandparents. The facilties in the cottage met and exceeded our expectations and requirements. All the litt
Lovely traditional cottage in quiet location 5 minutes drive north of Stornoway. Fabulous views of sandy beach from the cottage and and very close to wonderful walks and scenery.Very high standard of … More
“Lovely, well equipped cottage” Just returned from a short stay in The Stables, which I chose for its convenient locatation for visiting Oxford and Blenheim Palace. Communication through all stages of booking was excellent. The cottage was beautiful an
We stayed in The Stables , one of 2 holiday cottages in this peaceful rural location. The cottage is equipped to the highest standard and tastefully decorated and furnished. As guests we were also all… More
Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you want to come back.
“The perfect home from home in the days before our wedding!”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2013
I stayed at the Stables and Granary with my extended family in the days leading up to our wedding in Witney. The location was perfect for me to be able to escape the wedding madness but also be close … More
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that the cottages worked so well with your wedding plans. It's an exciting, but stressful time for sure! We are also glad the wedding went well and would love a photo if you have time to email one. We would be delighted to welcome you or your friends and family back, so do stay in touch.
“Comfortable and fun for all the family”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2013
The Stables was a fantastic cottage for our stay in the Cotswolds. The cottage was extremely well presented and equipped. Our party was made up of 2 families with 2 children and 2 toddlers. Everyone e… More
Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you and your family had a good time. You mentioned during your stay about how light the rooms are and how that may affect children sleeping- thank you for the feedback, which is always welcome. It is a south facing cottage, which is good in one way, but we understand the point completely. We have curtains and blinds already as you know, but they are light in colour to keep the cottage cheerful, so we have fitted black out linings to the curtains and we have ordered a black out blind in a dark colour for the large rooflight in the loft bedroom. Hopefully, that means it will be bright and cheerful during the day, but dark when you want it to be too. Many thanks again for your constructive feedback- much appreciated.
“Perfect. Absolutely loved our stay and made new years that extra bit special” Keeping it short and sweet. A very cosy place with a lovely homely feel to it. All the amenities you could want and ask for. Thank you for allowing us to stay.
Just came back from a 3 night stay at beech meadow and it was fantastic, the house is beautiful and spotless outdoor space is fab as is the location just a few minutes from Kirkby Lonsdale which is al… More
Thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm really please that you enjoyed your stay and I will look forward to welcoming you back again.
“A home from home and much more too”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2016
Lost for words to begin with. Michelle the owner throughout the booking and letting was wonderful, supportive and thoughtful. The Beech Meadow is a lovely modern bright and spacious apartment set wi… More
Peter, thank you for such wonderful feedback. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I welcome you and your family back very soon.
“Mrs” The cottage is lovely and really homely. There are lots of dvds, games, packs of cards etc for rainy days or evening entertainment. Great fireplace. Easy key collection and drop off, perfect for us.
“Beautiful cottage and area - definitely coming again!”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2014
The whole process of booking and planning our stay in this cottage was made easy by the very helpful and friendly owner - thank you.
The cottage is amazing! There is lots of room, big enough for a fa… More
Thank you, it was great having you to stay. We are always happy to help with groceries and stocking the larder before our guests visit us. Looking forward to having you stay again, Mike
“Lovely, modern, comfortable home” This was the perfect house for our family holiday. Very comfortable beds and spacious bedrooms. The kitchen diner was super and very well equipped. Very comfortable and relaxing living room. Attention to detail was
“Fern Cottage Iden” We stayed at Fern cottage for the weekend and found everything we needed for our stay. The cottage is lovely and clean and the owners ensured we had all the information to make out visit enjoyable. I would highly recommend this cott
“great location” Right in the centre of Croyde village, with parking - a major advantage in Croyde.
A nice cottage with a decent sized kitchen.The weather wasn't kind but we went surfing anyway- walking distance.We also went horse riding on Exmoor.
We stayed here for a three night weekend break with our baby and toddler. The cottage was just what we needed with a cosy lounge, large modern kitchen with high quality appliances and good sized bedro… More
“Great location and really nice cosy cottage close to the sea”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2011
We stayed with our daugher [15 years] and on and off, 2 friends plus a small dog.
Ideally located to walk to the village for shopping/meals and to the beach via the very nice beach path.
The cottage… More
Thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed putting your feet up. Hope to see you again. Jon and Tricia
“Well-equipped cottage in the centre of pretty Croyde village”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2011
As a group of four surfing girls the cottage had everything we needed, including a lovely big kitchen with dining table for evening meals. Just down the road from the surprisingly happening local pub … More
We're glad you enjoyed the cottage and the surf. Look forward to seeing you next year. Best wishes Jon and Tricia
“Fantastic Place” 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 your help with the booking and he
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 14 Jun 2015
The accommodation and situation of this cottage make it an ideal place to stay. The cottage is beautifully clean, tastefully decorated and well equipped. The views are superb and if you are lucky enou… More
Oak Cottage is a Deluxe Cottage situated in a quiet woodland setting which overlooks a private lochan. Oak Cottage has a Gold Grading with Green Tourism and is situated just over 2 miles from the pretty village of Killin. …see more
“wow I wanna go back The Tenas on Tour” Myself and 9 female friends spent 2 nights in these 2 beautiful cottages to celebrate my 50th..the owner Susan was very easy to keep in touch with and catered for our every need.on arrival we were blown away with
We had a lovely week end at the The Old Smithy & River Cottages to celebrate my husband's 30th Birthday!
Both cottages are great and perfect for a big group (we were 11) because there is so much spac… More
Thank you for taking the time to review our properties, and thanks for the lovely comments, we are very pleased you found them comfortable and suited your every needs. We look forward to your return. Kind regards, Susan
“Excellent getaway with friends”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
We celebrated New Year at both the Old Smithy and River Cottage and found it was the perfect location. The cottages were both beautiful and provided a large area for everyone to spend time together in… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is nice to know that out of all the cottages you have stayed at over the years,that you found ours to be the best. We hope that you will visit us again. Thanks
“A lovely cottage with parking - in the centre of Padstow” This was our second stay at the cottage, having stayed there last August. We have already booked for next August.
The cottage is very comfortable and was extremely clean when we arrived. The g
My wife and I stayed in 'Betty's Cottage' from April 27th to 4th May and would definately recommend it. The very fact it has a garage is a big bonus for us, add that to the quiet location but only a 5… More
“First class in every way”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2016
The cottage was comfortable , well equipped and very well kept .Having a parking space was a real bonus. The owner was charming and a pleasure to deal with. This cottage is a gem and I would recommend… More
“A most delightful place to chill out relax and enjoy”
Reviewed 21 May 2013
We can highly recommend staying at this recently modernised holiday cottage in a quiet part of Padstow. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, clean and comfortable with all modern amenitie… More
Lovely self catering cottage, good layout, spacious, well finished and presented, thoughtful attention to detail. Beautiful countryside and scenic views, loads of footpaths, excellent walking, mountain biking, horse riding and a peaceful retreat. Exmoor, Somerset, UK& …see more
18 Beach Road is a well appointed pet friendly 5 bedroom, two bathroom single level beach house 100 metres from the boat ramp and water sport activities at Fisherman’s Beach and a short 400 metre walk through Taylor Park to the centre of Torquay.
Sleeping up to 1 …see more
“Great location and accommodation” Great accommodation with superb location in the centre of Belper. All amenities provided. Excellent internet connection throughout the property. Great restaurants within easy walking distance. Parking a bit tricky at
“Perfect cottage, perfect location.” This cosy cottage is an ideal base for exploring the Dales, located in Askrigg with plenty of wonderful walks straight from the door. Cringley Cottage has been sympathetically restored and tastefully decorated to