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.
Deanfield Coach House is in the heart of the magnificent historic Forest of Dean, in the village of Parkend, this characterful Visit England 4 star gold property combines superb modern comfort with lovely original features, it backs onto cycle/walking trails and the Nag …see more
“Casa do Alpendre” is located just 20 minutes from the beach of Fuseta, on the outskirts of Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, a small village in the municipality of Tavira.In a region often referred to as one of the Algarve's best kept secrets, the property is …see more
The villa was exactly as described, spotlessly clean and had every facility you would ever want and more! It is so comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. The grounds are filled with a huge variety of … More
“A perfect retreat!”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2012
The villa is absolutely amazing. It has everything you would ever need, beautiful white sheets and towels. We really enjoyed the pool, a welcome break from the heat. Our hosts really made our holid… More
“Everything you need in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2012
The house has everything you need (pool, barbecue, modern ktichen, good appliances, washing machine, ...) and everything is a new and perfect condition. Beautiful views, 20 minutes drive to beaches an… More
Hotel Deli River is located in a tropical garden with many varieties of native fruits, flowers and birds. Our restaurant Omlandia serves the finest Indonesian and western cuisine. Enjoy the beauty of the Sumatran jungle whilst swimming in our swimmingpool. We will be h …see more
Enjoying wonderful views across the surrounding countryside, this magnificent thatched cottage stands detached within its own delightful enclosed gardens, which include a large sun terrace in which to relax and admire the views. As well as an adjoining paddock, there is …see more
13 family members for a 50th birthday celebration 4 families age ranges 20mths to 54yrs perfect house to be all together but big enough for everybody to have their own space if needed. Huge warm pool … More
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Rented tumbles lodge as a surprise holiday for my husbands 60th birthday party with our 3 children and partners and 6 grandchildren. It was perfect especially the pool which was very popular with the … More
“Great weekend !!”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Loved our stay here really nice,very spacious house in quiet area but close to beaches. Pool great and everything you need in the kitchen.… More
Windyridge Cottage is a delightful cottage with history dating back to the 1840's, skilfully restored and transformed into a stunning holiday cottage where luxury required in modern living blends seamlessly with character features. The property enjoys a fantastic locati …see more
Detached quaint and ancient renovated stone cottage on working stud farm, beamed throughout. Suntrap private garden and terrace featuring raised swimming pool (3.5m round, depth 1.2m). TV English freeview and Wi-Fi. Fishing lake, books, table tennis, badminton. Fitted …see more
This typical rustic villa is located in the hills surrounding the characteristic mediaeval hamlet of San Dalmazio and the Torre Sillana fortress, with dramatic views over the Cecina valley. Away from the main stream of tourist traffic, in the middle of woods, fields and …see more
The property, compose of two houses, is located in Azaruja, a typical village in Alentejo, 1h15 away from Lisbon, a 5 min. drive from the motorway exit and a 20 min. drive from historic Evora. The recently renovated traditional Alentejo house, designed for a couple, off …see more
The charming stone and cob detached cottage is adjacent to the picturesque farm pond surrounded by trees. It lies in its enclosed garden with seating area and lovely views. The thick oak stable door takes you into the open plan triple aspect living room with massive o …see more
We just got back from a blissful 5 days at Pond Cottage and I wish I could have stayed forever.
The property is finished to a beautiful standard and very well equipped with everything you could want … More
“A Fantastic property in idyllic surroundings and welcoming owners.”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
Pond Cottage looked lovely from the pictures on the web site, and it really does live up to it's description. The interior was well equiped, beautifully maintained with good quality solid furniture… More
“Devon at it's bucolic best.”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2011
John and Renate Huckle have thought of everything to make their guests welcome, comfortable, and happy. The cottage is spotless and well apppointed. The location is lovely for a 'get away' or for a fa… More
Girasol is a wonderful, luxury family holiday home with a private and pretty garden and it's own private plunge pool.The terraced house is of traditional Catalan style with beams and terracotta floors.The total living space is 200 square meters.
The private garden face …see more
Cannot think that there could be any better place for allowing us to have a relaxing Easter break. Secluded, very quiet and so relaxing, it was hard to leave the house. We had the doors to the patio… More
“Gorgeous house - a home from home!”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
We stayed at Girasol in June 2016 a new what an absolutely beautiful house it is. It was perfect in every way from its lovely lounge area opening out into the garden, to its 4 decent sized bedrooms an… More
Thank you Carolyn,
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Luxury cottages with private hot tub in peacefull romantic settings with Panoramic views of Snowdonia mountains & coast.
Underfloor heating & a wealth of character in this converted farm building.
There is a spacious private garden with stunning mountain & coast views, …see more
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
My partner and I stayed for 1 week in October this year, we booked the holiday for a relaxing break. Upon arrival we had complimentary fresh eggs, fresh home made bread and a bottle of wine. The loc… More
La Matha is an old stone built converted barn set away from the road amongst vineyards. It has four bedrooms, one bathroom, two en-suite shower rooms and very spacious living accommodation. Downstairs consists of a large open plan space containing distinct kitchen, dini …see more
“Great house, location, good for wine tasting, markets and touring.”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2013
The house was very well equipped in all ways, the pool was great even though the weather was not very kind. Personal transport was necessary because of the remoteness of the property, but the locatio… More
This cottage is set in a quiet rural location with easy access to many beautiful towns including Cognac, Pons, Saintes, Talmont etc. It is about 30 mins to the coastal resorts of St Georges de Didonne , Meschers and Royan. Take a day trip to the Isles de Re and Oleron a …see more
“A beautifully restored cottage in rural SW France”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2011
A very comfortable & well equipped cottage which is situated in a rural hamlet, 10 minutes drive from Pons in the Charente Maritime region. Ideally located to visit La Rochelle, Cognac & Saintes. Th… More
“Lovely gite with a great pool”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2016
We really enjoyed our stay in this gite. It is very well presented, clean and well equipped. It was actually more spacious than we expected. The outside area and pool are fab- couldn't get the kids … More
Hi there..thank you so much for the lovely review . It is exactly as you say...peaceful and relaxing
“Charming gite in peaceful surroundings with a fantastic pool”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
This is lovely gite which retains a rustic charm while having all the things you need to have a comfortable stay. The pool is excellent and you have the option of eating outside or in. We stayed for … More
Chez Roullett is a fully renovated cottage that provides excellent accommodation for 2 adults. The property comprises: - mezzanine bedroom with views across the valley, kitchen/diner, shower room, sitting room with door to private south facing terrace, wonderful views …see more
Set overlooking a peaceful wooded vaIley, it takes less than an hour to reach Chez Roullett. from Toulouse airport. The welcome by the english owners is like the accommodation, superb. And there is an… More
“Tranquil and Relaxing”
Reviewed 9 Feb 2012
What a treat it was to stay in your beautiful residence. It was obvious to see the hardwork that had been put into the property. The boys loved the pool and I loved the opportunity to relax. It was so… More
“Simply delightful Gite in an elevated location in stunning countryside”
Reviewed 8 Feb 2012
Mr & Mrs Bannister have created a beautiful holiday gite from a former farm outbuilding. Rural views from the balcony are second to none and the heated swimming pool was a real bonus. We have never … More
Beautiful 1882 thatched 225 m² cottage in the heart of unique Franschhoek.4 bedrooms and 4 en suite bathrooms. 1 master suite upstairs with huge terrasse and views.Property surface 750 m² in secure and calm residential area within easy walking distance of all the rest …see more
Soulou is a recently renovated detached period property perched peacefully overlooking the River Lot in a particularly attractive and unspoilt section of this spectacular valley. It has its own access to the river where you can swim or watch the wildlife.The cottage is …see more
Dordogne Sarlat stylish comfortable cottage, secluded garden sleeps 6Situated on the banks of the Dordogne river, in SW France, this beautiful cottage is the perfect base for your dream holiday. With 3 bedrooms, spacious living area and fully equipped kitchen, Les Tourn …see more
What a find! The garden was not overlooked, It was a very peaceful location, and we could eat outside in the sun in privacy. The pool was great, and we were so very near Domme, where fantastic views… More
Thanks again for visiting us. We hope to see you again soon in Dordogne.
The house was really clean, modern & well-equipped. The five of us were very comfortable. The area has a lot to offer, the canoeing was great fun & just down the road. The area is stunning & so muc… More
The Retreat received the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has over 80 excellent reviews. It is a single apartment in a cottage above the totally private heated indoor swimming pool room giving it wonderful views across the fields. You don't share th …see more
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
La Ramonette is a charmingly renovated 250 year old stone cottage with traditional lauze roof tiles, particular to the area. Perched on the slopes of the ancient Le Fel vineyards in spectacular fashion, with panoramic views over the River Lot and surrounding valley, the …see more
This lovely old property has been renovated and styled to preserve the best of Greek tradition, marble kitchen surfaces and original 150 year marble sink whilst its thick stone walls, window shutters and position on a plateau under the towering Taygetos mountains and pe …see more
As beautiful as it looks in the pictures. Amazing location, beautifully thought out presentation, every thing you need was at hand. Keith's notes on directions made travelling on my own very easy. … More
“Lovely house, beautiful area”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2012
We had a fantastic time at Lemon and Lime cottage during June. We were really surprised at how comfortable the house is - it has absolutely everything you could need. We particularly loved having th… More
“Beautiful villa nestled in the mountains with spectacular views”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
We were delighted with our stay at Lemon and Lime Cottage and would recommend it to anyone. We are a family of 6 and stayed at the cottage for a week in early September 2012. The village of Pyrgos is … More
TOUR de FRANCE cycle race begins the 4th day at SAUMUR in 2016! (Tues 5th July) 3rd day finishes in ANGERS. (Monday 4th July)
La Bagatelle, self catering cottage with Private Heated Pool. Situated at the heart of the Loire Valley, near Saumur in the village of Vern …see more
We stayed at La Bagatelle for a fortnight during August 2011. The gite is lovely - everything was spotless and worked flawlessly. Pool was great and the kids enjoyed swimming nearly everyday. The l… More
“Absolutely brilliant, fabulous house, clean and well looked after, excellent location.”
Reviewed 25 Jan 2012
We have stayed at Gites in France in the past and were so disappointed that we stopped. I decided to try again last year, we were far from disappointed and I am converted back to staying in Gits, but… More
Our lovely 3 bedroom, air-conditioned home comes with everything you will need for your stay in Perth. A fantastic outdoor entertaining area complete with swimming pool(with solar blanket), BBQ and lounges makes this an ideal retreat for couples and families.The cottage …see more
We stayed at Lemon Tree Cottage end of March/early April. This was our second stay at the cottage. For us it is a real home from home. There is everything you could possibly need for your stay. Jane i… More
“A real Jem!”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2013
I stayed at this cottage with my husband and 2 young children for 3 weeks. On arrival we were met by Jane the owner who was not only helpful with the house but our children also who immediately took a… More
Les Banquets is a well appointed two bedroomed stone self-catered cottage - or gite - with its own entrance & parking for cars, motorcycles or bicycles.The bright living space comprises a kitchen, dining room area and a comfortable sofa. The kitchen is equipped with gas …see more
“The perfect to stay while exploring beautiful Provence”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2015
I arrived at Les Banquets in early September intending to stay for a week. I was so captivated by the peacefulness, the beauty and the graciousness of the hosts Kate and Lane that I returned for two m… More
Old Bridge Cottage with it's Riverside Studio, lies on the banks of the River Avon at the edge of Ringwood, a beautiful old Market Town on the Western fringe of the New Forest. The house and studio are rented out as one and sleep 9 + 2 in the main house and studio. Ther …see more
We rented old bridge cottage for a long weekend to celebrate my parents' ruby wedding anniversary. The cottage was absolutely perfect for our stay with plenty of space for the 6 kids and 8 adults. T… More
Glad that you had a great time. Old Bridge Cottage is especially good for family and group gatherings with it's sauna, hot tub, pool, fishing and space.
The cottage is opposite the owner's house and consists of two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large living room with cooking area. The living area opens onto a patio and pergola and the downstairs bedroom also opens onto a small patio. There is access for the disa …see more
My partner and I spent a glorious week this spring at agriturismo Il Salarco surrounded by vineyards and idyllic rolling countryside. The owner, an English lady called Laura, made us both feel really … More
“Surrounded by Vino Nobile de Montepulciano vineyards a perfect centre for exploring this part of Tuscany”
Reviewed 25 May 2012
A tasteful relatively new conversion of agricultural buildings that works in every sense of the word. Comfortable, clean, light spacious recent conversion with up to date modern appliances in the ki… More
I bought this old small farmhouse because I fell in love with its breathtaking view of Alentejo's countryside with its rolling plains and cork trees to be seen for miles on end. Every afternoon, bands of birds dance in the sky in such a harmonic and elegant way th …see more
Cal Pesolet is a charming family seat in Cerdanya, surrounded by meadows and forests, 150 metres far from the nature park of Cadí-Moixeró.
Placed in the small village of Nèfol, at a height of 1,250 meters, it allows you to enjoy the most peaceful Cerdanya, with no c …see more
A group of us stayed for a week's hiking holiday in October, and we would definitely recommend a stay here - the house was lovely, with everything we needed, the fresh eggs from the chickens were deli… More
Thank you for your kindly words! We are happy to know you had a wonderful stay in Cal Pesolet and the Pyrenees! It has been a pleasure for us!
Exquisite luxury cottage located in a quiet, residential zone only 165 yd away from the fabulous Puerto del Carmen beach and the main stores, entertainment and dining activity of the area. This is an independent house, surrounded by a garden that features a private heat …see more
We have owned and have been renting this property every year for the past 25 years. Based in the Chateau village of Azay-le-Rideau in the heart of the Loire valley, the village and the area offers a wealth of interesting and exciting places to visit and things to do. …see more
Tonight is our last evening staying in this charming house which saddens us greatly.
After a month of being here it feels like home & we have grown accustomed to it's coziness & proximity to the vill… More
“Another fantastic week”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
Just returned from our second visit to this property. Returning to the same place twice is always a gamble but we were not disappointed. The house itself is very comfortable with new sofas and a new t… More
Reviewed 8 Aug 2016
Great property in a great location. Owners are good to deal with. The kids loved the pool and we loved the short walk into the village to some lovely restaurants. Really good facilities.… More
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Large family cottage overlooking Morecambe Bay, It has four spacious bedrooms two bathrooms and a ground floor WC. It has a large lounge and din …see more
Come to unwind and relax in this detached beautifully renovated stone cottage which set in lovely location with its own fishing lake just yards away and a private swimming pool,the cottage also has a patio as well as a lakeside BBQ There is a fantastic 13 x 6 meter Priv …see more
On arrival we were welcomed with milk, bread, preserves and a lovely bottle of wine, which was gratefully received after the drive from Calais. Also, the owners had put a comprehensive visitors folder… More
Thank you for your kind comments and you will be pleased to know that we have replaced the TV with a larger flat screen version complete with English free view TV.We are glad you liked the salt water pool, it is a system that gives crystal clear swimming without using harmful chemicals so a much more pleasant experiance and eco friendly. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
“A little taste of heaven”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at le cottage de bois Nalbert, the pool was so magnificent we used it every day of our stay. The lake with its jumping fish, herons and resident Coypu and Kingfisher was st… More
Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and the pool and hope to see you next year.
This property in stone and beamed 19th century is situated in a charming hamlet in Dordogne.Completely renovated in 2012, it has a large raised and flowered park of 3000m2 and a pool.Its three bedrooms with a cosy atmosphere and two bathrooms offer guests a charming hom …see more
Cottage. Bedroom with private bathroom (en-suite), living room with kitchenette and sofa-bed, pergola with a lovely view over the mountains, garden and swimming pool. Located at a quiet hamlet in a valley near the ethnographic Lousã Mountain, near the city of Coimbra - …see more
We stayed for 10 nights in August. 2 adults and 2 children. The villa was beautiful and comfortable. The pool was the icing in the cake. Nothing was too much trouble for Antonio and his wife, and we w… More
Thank you so much for your kind review. It has been a real pleasure to welcome you all.
Regarding the kitchen, in fact, it isn't a fully equipped kitchen ready to prepare large dinners. It just have the basic to prepare breakfast and light meals: sink; refrigerator with separate freezer; micro-wave; a small electric stove; kettle and an automatic coffee pod machine.
Le Petit Bois is a luxury holiday cottage in Brittany with swimming pool is set in the beautiful Breton countryside yet within easy reach of the sea, St Malo, Dinan, Carnac and Mt St Michel. The above ground swimming pool (open May - September) and the cosy woodburne …see more
1 OF 2 PROPERTIES ENJOYING SHARED ACCESS TO THE OUTDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL AND TENNIS LAWN ON THIS QUIET PICTURESQUE FARM COMPLEX
Nestling amongst the stunning rolling Devonshire countryside, the cottages offer a warm welcome to couples and families alik …see more
Voro Cottage is a one bedroom property nestling among the olive groves of Lithakia. It is private, but not isolated, and is convenient for all the local facilities. It has an elegant bedroom, en suite shower room with the usual facilities, and a kitchen area that is un …see more
I discovered this wonderful stone cottage in a poor state of repair in early 2000 when on holiday here in Domme. It has been a joy, working with local craftsman, to restore and discover the original shape and form of this village house which has now become a comfortable …see more
“Quiet and relaxing stay in one of the prettiest villages in Dordogne”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2012
The location of this property was great - right in amongst everything, but in a back street so no street noise. You could park the car for the night and walk to restaurants. The town itself was one of… More
“Lovely cottage and fantastic base”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2015
Well appointed and comfortable accommodation perfectly situated to enjoy Domme at close hand. Great 6-8 km circular walks from the property; also recommend canoe on the Dordogne so close by. The kids… More
Hi Diamuid, really happy that you had such a lovely holiday. Take Care. Lucy
“Improved Facilities Makes this Cottage Even Better!”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
We stayed here 3 years ago and absolutely loved it - always promising to return! Having decided to revisit, we were delighted to see that a swimming pool had been installed in the garden.
Indeed t… More
We are thrilled you enjoyed the newly updated cottage and garden as much as we do and look forward to seeing you again soon. Lucy
The old wharf cottage is a beautiful riverside retreat nestled between two islands on the picturesque banks of the River Thames. Situated minutes from the historic town of Windsor and Eton as well as 40 minutes from the attractions of central London. Watch the river go …see more
We had a fantastic stay in this lovely house; all the rooms are very large and comfortable, with some great views over the river.… More
“Great house for friends/family gatherings”
Reviewed 29 Mar 2016
Lovely spacious house, in a quiet road overlooking the river. Short walk to Wraysbury (pretty village) and Windsor a short drive away. The house was quirky and full of charm, as well as clean, modern … More
3 cute cottages, named Mulberry tree, Daphne and Chestnut tree, with private pool each one, and very nice surrounded terraces full of trees, plants and flowers, located at Potami (means river) area, between Agnontas beach and Panormos beach. They are full of character w …see more