Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.
Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.
Some of our rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Three bedroom seafront luxury apartment in the exclusive complex of Fort Cambridge, Sliema with free access to a communal pool. Perfectly located close to the Sliema promenade, fine dining restaurants, cafes and Malta's largest retail shopping complex. …see more
Reviewed 3 Feb 2015
This was an incredible experience and Aaron and Paula were about as good of hosts as you could ask for. Aside from just being great people, their apartments are always in impeccable condition and the… More
Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Beautifully restored 2 bedroom barn conversion, sleeps up to 5 guests. Exposed beams throughout with modern open plan kitchen & living area complete with a cosy wood burning stove. Close to many local attractions, pubs, cycle & walking routes and train links to London. …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Sea views overlooking Portland Harbour, private access to sandy Castle Cove Beach, high quality modern accommodation, walking distance to Weymouth centre, off street parking plus guest parking, nearby pub and shop. …see more
Stayed for a week when we had family visiting from New Zealand. Everyone loved the light / airy feel of the house and the short distance to the beach made it great for walks and running. Kitchen was w… More
“Great location, with well-equipped and comfortable accommodation”
Reviewed 5 Jul 2013
We spent a lovely week at Hillside in early June. The house is in a great location, within walking distance to the beach and short drives of lots of attractions in this area of Cornwall. The house is … More
Reviewed 4 Jul 2013
The lovely cottage was well beyond our expectations, spotlessly clean, very well equipped and very spacious. Set in a beautiful countryside location with fantastic views yet only a short distance to … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.001 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Beach house in Seaford on the Sussex coast. Fantastic coastal and inland walks, 2 golf courses on the doorstep and swimming and fishing at the end of the front garden. 12 miles from Brighton, 8 from Eastbourne, 2 miles from Newhaven, gateway to Europe.Salts recreation …see more
“Delighted to return to this lovely home”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2015
Returned with family to lovely sea front home, super cosy despite gale force winds.
A warm welcome from the owners together with the comfy seating in the living room, fresh new bed linens and a well… More
Reviewed 3 Aug 2015
We had such a lovely stay at this gorgeous house - it's so comfortable, and has been finished beautifully. The beach is right across the road (you can hear the waves!), and only a minute's walk away i… More
“5 star self-catering by the beach - sets the standard for holiday rentals”
Reviewed 8 Dec 2014
Driftwood was a lovely place to stay, child-friendly with an amazing sea-view.
The whole house has been immaculately finished, right down to the details, and the owners have also thought about a… More
The Cart Lodge was everything we hoped for and more. We wanted a spacious and well equipped holiday rental in Suffolk to celebrate my fathers 80th. Emma was very helpful and made sure the cart lodge w… More
Thank you for your review. We are very fortunate to have such a good and conscientious housekeeper Sue who works really hard restocking and getting everything ready before guests arrive.
“Exellent area and owners”
Reviewed 21 Feb 2014
lovely country area for a bit of a party with friends away from it all, loved the cart lodge, just go here you will love it,, nature centre and lake walks nearby… More
Reviewed 13 Sep 2015
we were a family of six adults and two children. found the cart lodge very good great space and everything you need. I would very much recommend this property
We really appreciate your review, thank you and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Nice brand new apartment in a quite area of St Paul's bay near the sea and not far from country side .Five minutes drive from the heart of bugibba where all type of activities and night life can be found,such as diving,hire of boats,bicycles .Boat cruises near by.Ten mi …see more
Reviewed 30 Oct 2014
We stayed at this apartment for a week in October. We rented a car from the airport and the journey is around 25 minutes to the apartment. It was really well situated for us as it was a very short d… More
Thanks a lot for your stay in our apartment and we really appreciate your nice comments.Your satisfaction is our achievement. We really like to welcome you again in the near future.
From John,Joanne and Dustin
“Modern / quiet / clean spacious 2 bed apartment St Paul's Bay Malta”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2014
Had a great comfortable stay here in Malta. Ideal for solo / couples and families travelling. Owners are lovely / approachable and easy to contact and prompt with replies.
Flat has everything you … More
Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor regarding your stay in Bel Air Court Apartment 6.We are very happy to listen that you enjoyed your holiday and found the apartment comfortable to stay in. Many thanks for your recomandation to other guest and we are looking forward to host again in the future.Thanks and Regards from John.
“Appartamento molto carino e dotato di ogni comfort”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2014
L'appartamento risulta nuovissimo, ben arredato e dotato di ogni comfort (TV, radio, stoviglie, lenzuola, asciugamani, aria condizionata, zanzariere, ecc.), ideale per famiglie di 4 persone, per coppi… More
La ringrazio molto per il vostro tempo per porre recensione su TripAdvisor Siamo molto felici di sapere che hai avuto un grande momento a Malta e trovato Belair Court Apartment 6 buono per un soggiorno.Siamo lieti di ospitare nuovamente in future.
Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Idyllic rural retreat in the green hills of County Down. Close to famous Mourne Mountains, the shores of Carlingford Lough, Newry, Warrenpoint and Rostrevor. Within 90 minute drive from Dublin and Belfast airports. …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Beautifully restored 2 bedroom barn conversion, sleeps up to 7 guests. Exposed beams throughout with modern open plan kitchen & living area complete with a cosy wood burning stove. Close to many local attractions, pubs, cycle & walking routes and train links to London. …see more
Nearest beach 6 km; Ski; Suitable for children age 5+;
This newly rennovated lodge in Nethy Bridge, is located just a 15 minute drive from Aviemore. The private garden has relaxing views of the river and the forests, and is the perfect place from which to start enjoying the beautiful Cairngorm National Park. …see more
“Superb relaxing location”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
We had a great time in lovely surrounds the cottage was clean, kid friendly and right by the river - dear and grouse in the garden incredible
Reviewed 5 Sep 2015
Beautiful house, beautiful location. Private quiet soothing just what we needed. The beds were superb. Safe for the dogs and so many walks on the doorstep. So close to the many attractions in the Cair… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Seaford Beach House for Walking - Cycling - Golf - Kite Surfing - Kayaking & Pubs!Contemporary design with fantastic views right across the sea to Newhaven Harbour and LighthouseClose to the Beach and Town - really convenient for main line railway station to LondonLovel …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
In the heart of the Monbazillac vines, and only 10 minutes' drive from Bergerac airport, this remarkable property with its breathtaking views and large outdoor (heated) swimming pool is the ideal place for a holiday in the Dordogne area of South west France. …see more
“Relaxing family holiday in a lovely Gite with fantastic views and pool”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2014
This was the first family holiday we have had abroad other than skiing holidays, so we were a bit concerned about keeping the children (10, 12 and 14 years) entertained. Bergerac is in a rural area w… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
Sleeps 8. 3 bedroom newly renovated apartment right on the much sought after Sliema promenade enjoying magnificent seaviews. The location is just perfect with cafes, restaurants, shops, bus stops just a few meters away. …see more
Nearest beach 40 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Old Oak Barn is perfect if you are looking to enjoy a luxurious stay with friends and/or family in peaceful and tranquil setting with uninterrupted views over the beautiful Suffolk countryside - you will not be disappointed. …see more
“Wow - Great place to get together with friends and family!”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2015
We were a group of friends with two little ones 6 & 2yrs getting together to celebrate my 40th birthday. I'm so glad we agreed on The Old Oak Barn, it was perfect. I was welcomed with bubbly, chops an… More
Hi - thanks a lot for the positive comments about the barn and your suggestion about the skylights - I have now fitted blackout blinds to all the skylights so 'light' sleepers will be able to enjoy a good nights sleep.
The nearest pub is 3.5 miles from the barn, either in Debenham or Thorndon - I have walked it before during the day and it takes a little over 1 hour. Alternatively, it is great to get out on bikes as there is very little traffic or there are some local taxi companies in the info file in the barn. Another trick I do myself, is drive to the pub in the evening, and collect the car(s) the next day using somebody else's. With 10 guests at the barn, there are usually 3 or 4 cars amongst the party. This also gives you the added advantage of going to other beautiful pubs in the area a little further away. The closest supermarket is also only 3.5 miles away in Debenham along with a butchers, bakers etc. This information is also in the info pack at the barn. Thank you for your stay and I hope you'll return to Old Oak Barn someday.
“Magnificent barn furnished to a very high standard.”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2014
We are a family of 9, ages from 5 to 70 and this is our second visit to this property. We all wholeheartedly recommend the barn, the owners were on hand and very helpful in sorting any minor problems … More
“Great place to get together and relax”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2014
The barn is a beautifully restored property in a very quiet area of Suffolk but still easily accessible form London. The owner has spared no expense in making it a great place to get together with fri… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 70 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Falstaff is a superb 5 star newly refurbished cottage in the beautiful Malvern Hills, Private Hot tub, wifi, tv/dvd in lounge and bedrooms. private grounds, beautiful gardens, private fishing lake, Tucked away but only a few minutes to pubs, restaurants etc.Falstaff is …see more
“Totally fantastic place. Would definitely recommend it.”
Reviewed 30 Nov 2014
We had a really wonderful weekend here. The cottage is lovely, really homely and cosy. Hot tub and wood burner were amazing. Beautiful walks in the area. Clive was great. I'd highly recommend staying… More
Reviewed 16 Mar 2014
We wanted to get away from our normal hectic schedule to somewhere with peace & quiet and plenty of chill factor. We were not disappointed. The location was ideal for us. As you approach up the long … More
Sleeps 8 (9 with 1 Extra Bed) • 4 Bedrooms (3 Doubles, 1 Twin) • 1 Bath/Shower Room * 3 Shower Rooms
Luxury Holiday Villa in Cala Sant Vicenç, Mallorca (Majorca) …see more
“Fantastic Villa in a great location”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2015
Spent a great week at this fantastic Villa which was immaculate throughout. Great kitchen and dining areas ( inside & out ) with a great B-B-Q setup. Pool was brilliant and reasonably warm in the June… More
Thanks for your kind words John - we're delighted you enjoyed your stay, and hope to hear from you again in future.
Reviewed 18 Apr 2015
We stayed at Villa Bernat for one week at the end of March 2015. The villa is really a lovely place to stay and is in excellent condition. The villa has pretty much everything you need to enjoy your s… More
Thanks so much for your kind comments. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hearing from you regarding future visits. We've now updated the location information on Holiday Lettings to avoid future confusion (totally unaware of the error, so many thanks!)
Ian & Stephanie
“Amazing villa ... Better than your average by far!”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2015
The moment you arrive you can tell the owners have put love and attention to everything. The kitchen is fully equipped, you can have British TV if you want, the decor is lovely and everything is fresh… More
Thanks so much for your kind comments. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hearing from you regarding future visits.
Ian & Stephanie
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Easy access to the beautiful nature sights of Borgarfjord. Vivid bird life all around. Hiking without limits …see more
“Wonderful house with spectacular views”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2014
We loved our holiday in Iceland, and Brekka was a great place to stay. The house is fabulous - modern, clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped. The views are stunning. We loved the hot tub, of … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
NEW 4 bedroom Coastal holiday home with seaviews, large jacuzzi bath, wood burning stove & PET FRIENDLY
Waternish Point - 4 miles
Skyeskyns - 3.5 miles
Stein Inn - 4 miles
Diving Centre - 4 miles
Coral Beach - 15 miles
Portree - 25 milesThree Chimneys Michelin Star …see more
“Beautiful location for a holiday on Skye.”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2015
The house itself is cosy, spacious and comfortable. The view is simply mesmerizing. It's located in Trumpan/Ardmore, so far away from pretty much eveything, but we always loved to drive through the be… More
“Best retreat into the Scottish countryside ever.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2015
What a gem of a place, the location is stunning, wow the views anytime of day from.the windows and spacious well appointed gardens just great,take a good supply of food and stock up in portee Co op on… More
Thank you for the super 5 star review. We are delighted you and your friends enjoyed it.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Stunning, highly individual holiday accommodation on remote Scottish island with 4 double bedrooms. This former chapel with new extension is situated on Rousay, one of the Northern Orkney Isles. It has a natural wildflower garden of 1 acre and its own beach.All towels …see more