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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.
“Excellent Apartment” This is a lovely apartment with brilliant views overlloking the sea. The owner Antonia met
us with her grandson who speaks perfect English. She very kindly left us some wine and drinks in the fridge which was much appreciated. We
Have just returned from 1 month staying at Antonia's apartment,everything was perfect,beautiful breakfasts basking in the sun on balcony with views to die for.apartment perfect location for everything… More
Reviewed 22 May 2014
My sister and I had a brilliant 11 night stay in this apartment. The apartment has all the facilities you could wish for, the washing machine was an added bonus! The decor was fresh and everything … More
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
very nice studio appartment. All you need for a short break. Very helpful owner. Plenty of places to eat and a good supermarket at the rear of the building.… More
“It truly is as beautiful as the photos!” We had a lovely relaxing holiday at the penthouse apartment. It was just what we ordered!
The apartment was very well maintained and equipped, with a very warm welcome from our hosts, who were very friendly
We had a memorable holiday on the island.The villa, surroundings and host were excellent for spending qualitative holidays. We felt more like visiting loving relatives instead of impersonal tourists.
Thank you so much for your great feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Sucuraj. Apologies for any issues regarding Wifi, it was a one-off problem that we were not aware of at the time but has since been rectified. We do hope to welcome you in the future and in the meantime send our warmest regards, Francesca and Vlado
“A real gem with balcony overlooking Adriatic”
Reviewed 5 May 2014
Stayed in the penthouse 4 days at Easter. Highly recommend this place - it is as the pictures show - a beautiful location, stunning views, modern, bright apartment with well supplied kitchen and lovel… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Palma despite the bad weather and we look forward to welcoming you in the future! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback and useful information for future potential guests. With warm wishes from us all in Sucuraj.
“So good I booked for next year while staying here (never done that before!)....”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2013
This is an absolutely exceptional holiday rental in a very beautiful place. It's the combination of a stunning apartment and a magical location that makes it so special, and then you have the fantasti… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you soon… Not long now!
“A quiet, comfortable, tranquil holiday in a magnificent rural setting” This is our second visit to this property. We love the area, the wonderful shellfish and the friendly people. Our accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped and we enj
“Beautifully restored cottage by the sea” The cottage has been restored to a very high standard with tasteful decoration and quality furnishings.
Enjoyed the log burner and separate snug,spacious for all the family. Stunning views from the window sea
Set in 2 ha of private grounds and Quiet Valley set in the Park Perigord Limousin
Close to all amenities
Porcelain City of Limoges (airport)
1 of 3 Houses, with 3 bedrooms ensuite
Fishing Permitted on Lake
Walking, Cycling (Bike Hire )
Relax by the pool with Family or …see more
“A Lovely Villa” Great accommodation, lovely size rooms, immaculately clean - would definitely recommend. Heated pool kept the kids entertained till late in the evening especially with the slide!
5 of us came to stay, 4 adults, one child. Had a fantastic time. The pool was great, though quite deep if you aren't strong swimmers. We bought a load of cheap floats which did us nicely. The villa wa… More
“Second stay at fabulous villa”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
The villa has all you need for a relaxing family holiday. It's clean, spacious, well kitted out and has a lovely pool and spacious sunbathing and dining areas. The location is great for beach, port a… More
“Fantastic villa and service.”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2013
As usual we were not disappointed with the quality of this villa.
The villa is in a peaceful location with a few restaurants, bars and convenience stores within walking distance, although a car is e… More
“High-end house with superb lake view” We were 2 families - 5 people each- to rent the house. The house easily sleeps 10. We liked the location, the lake view, the personal access to the lake (the water is a bit cold dough), the nice garden. Actually w
What a place! I promise you will struggle to get a property or even surrounding area that comes anywhere close to the secluded and beautiful Villa Rustica. We arrived at the foot of the mountain after… More
Wow. So happy that you love it as much as we do. Can't wait to welcome you back. Suzanna.
“Brilliant Love to go back anytime.” We he had a great break away although it was only for four days, its was so relaxing, The Low Barn was wonderful with everything we ever needed. Quality of the barn facilities were great and the owner very helpful
A well equipped, very clean hide-away for two. WiFi worked well.
Good location for Lincoln and surrounding areas.
Would definitely consider staying again.… More
Thanks for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves.
“Cozy and comfortable”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
We had a fantastic time, the cottage was exactly as shown, cozy and clean, very well presented. Everything was provided that we could need, towels and linen - even salt! It is newly refurbished and … More
Delighted you found everything to your taste. Hope you consider a return visit.
“Excellent accommodation in good location.”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Lovely 1 bedroom accommodation in good location for Lincoln city, the wolds and lincolnshire coast. This accommodation had everything we required for self-catering weekend break and was in excellent o… More
So glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
“Beautiful house in a convenient location” A group of us spent a very enjoyable weekend here recently. We were four couples and the four large double rooms upstairs were ideal for our group size. However, the house could comfortably hold more than eigh
We stayed in this lovely house in December 2013 with group of friends which included young children. The house is huge and would accommodate a large group of people easily. We were very pleased with … More
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our cottage. So glad you enjoyed your New Year break! Helen
“Perfect getaway with friends”
Reviewed 23 Oct 2013
We had a perfect stay in this beautiful property. There were a group of six friends looking to get away from it all and have a weekend catching up. The house was perfect for us, it had all the mod c… More
Hi Leanne, sounds like you enjoyed your time in Armoy. So pleased you found the house to your liking and the locals too!! You are most welcome to return any time!
“A Taste of Luxury”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2013
This is a beautiful house that has been well designed, built and furnished and one that you very quickly feel comfortable in. Whilst the house is in the country you are in a central location for visi… More
Thank you very much for leaving our house a review. So glad you enjoyed your time in Armoy.
“2nd visit loved everything about it and didnt want to go home” Stayed here in Sept last year in the Farrows which was fantastic so as soon as we got back booked our week in May staying in The Pressing Room which was even better because the patio had a
Very nice, comfortable, cosy, beautiful, clean and spacious accommodation on a small quiet farm within an easy short drive to the coastal village of West bay....(broadchurch film location).
There's e… More
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, sorry about phone signal etc, hopefully soon the area will receive better coverage.
Happy new year to you both
“Perfect rural hideaway in Dorset”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2012
We were delighted by the Pressing Room - a lovely studio, tastefully decorated and very spacious for a couple. The farm setting was very peaceful, aided by high-quality windows which means there is z… More
Reviewed 24 Nov 2011
We loved our stay at the Pressing room! it's beautifully decorated, only made better by the stunning views.
Set on a working farm, in the perfectly idyllic countryside, everything about the pressing… More
Imagine waking up in your very own 16th century French Farmhouse, full of character and charm yet with a contemporary & luxurious twist. You lay under the soft sheets listening to the sound of birds singing and owls toowwoing. Enjoy a fresh cup of Nespresso coffee a …see more
“Perfect hassle-free family getaway. Built-in garden,beach and views!” This is a beautifully presented house. Buckets and spades and teddies awaited the children, as well as cakes for all of us and wine for the grown-ups. The garden suited all needs fr
“Fantastic house, beautifully done, great location.”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2011
We spent a week at The Beach House. The welcome we received from the owner was fantastic, everything was beautifully clean and organised and we were provided with everything we could have needed. Gurn… More
Thanks for that, I do all the cleaning myself to ensure it is of the highest standard. Gurnard is a fantastic place to holiday as well as live, with so much for all ages to do or just to sit and watch the sun go down.
Reviewed 19 Feb 2017
The title of this review says it all. With the beach at the bottom of the garden, whether it was simply sitting peacefully with an early morning cuppa watching the calmness of the Solent or later in t… More
Thank you for the lovely review, I am so glad you had a good time and found everything you needed in the house and the Village itself.
I look forward to seeing you in the summer.
Location, fabulous views, style and elegance - this beautifully built and decorated one bedroomed penthouse is in the exclusively designed purpose built marina of Eden Island connected to the breathtaking island of Mahe, situated in the shimmering turquoise Indian Ocean …see more
“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
“A comfortable, relaxing stay.” La Vista was perfect for our extended family of 5 adults and 3 young kids. Well equipped and comfortable, the roof terrace and hot tub were fantastic. The area was nice and quiet, albeit the start of the season, but this
This is the second time I have stayed in this villa and would Highly recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday. Lovely restaurants and bars a short walk away but most importantly the beautiful su… More
Thank you for taking the time to review La Vista and sharing your experience with other travellers.
It is always great to hear from guests who have enjoyed their stay at the house, and of course, to welcome people back who have enjoyed it so much that they want to stay again.
Many people comment on the sunsets, which are quite breath-taking.
We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon, and thank you once again.
“Outstanding property in a beutiful relaxing location”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2016
An amazing property in close proximity to a quite sheltered beach and some of the finest resturants with excellant quisine. Me and my family have just returned from a week and found the holiday one of… More
“Incredible Holiday in an Amazing House”
Reviewed 2 Feb 2014
We booked the house on a recommendation from a friend who had stayed in 2012, and we were not disappointed.
We did a big shop in Palma, at the supermarket near to the airport, and from there the jo… More
Thank you for sharing your experience with us and other travellers.
I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at La Vista, and were impressed with the property and its location.
As you say there is lots to do and see in the local area, and I am glad to hear that you took advantage of this.
I hope that we will be able to welcome you to stay again in the future.
“Absolutely perfect, peaceful, relaxing and great location.” This is the second time we have stayed in this villa and would do so again.
Its location is perfect, 50m from the restaurants and the beautiful sea front of the fishing village La Calleta.
“Lovely villa, excellent location, very peaceful but close to local amenities”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
Villa located very close to local restaurants, but also convenient for local shops. Nearby beach mainly pebbles/shingle, but great for snorkelling. Only 15-20 minutes drive to Playa Las Americas, gr… More
“Hi & Authentic Apartment in Ajami” My husband and I stayed in the newly renovated 2 bedroom spacious, apartment which shares a communal entrance. The apartment is on the first floor which overlooks a park, with views of the ocean and ample parking.
Wir haben 2 1/2 Wochen in Noa's wunderschönen Wohnung verbracht. Noa's Beschreibung der Wohnung und die Fotos entsprechen der Realität. Uns gefielen die geschmackvoll renovierten hohen und geräumig… More
“Exceptional Accommodation in Tel-Aviv Yaffo”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2015
We loved this accommodation. We are a family of four and my sister rented the adjacent one bedroom apartment for our family get together, The mosiac floors, high ceilings, comfortable furniture and up… More
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living …see more
“Perfect holiday home” A wonderful week at The Haven, the house was exceptionally spacious for 8 of us and the facilities were great. Having an en-suite in every bedroom was a definite bonus. Great location within 5 min drive of Polzeath where the kids
The Haven is an excellent comfortable base from which to explore Polzeath and the many other local places of interest and those further afield in Cornwall. It is part of a private estate on a complex … More
“Spacious, comfortable, spotless & a great location - deal for a family holiday”
Reviewed 16 May 2013
My husband and I have recently returned from a family holiday spent at The Haven. We found the house to be spacious, comfortable and warm and the four large bedrooms all en suite which is really h… More
“Polzeath great place, house great facility will be back”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
I have been Comming to polzeath for many years; the surfing, cycling the camel trail enjoying a bottle of fizz at the camel vineyard, padstow and the seafood restaurant, beach volley ball golf and mor… More
“Gorgeous flat with sea view” The pictures on the Internet already looked fabulous but it was even better for real. We had a warm welcome by Gail. Allthough the weather could have been better, it did not spoil our weekend. We had an open fire if the co
This flat is gorgeous, the views are stunning, high ceiling gives this extra spacious feel. Flat had anything you need even bottle steriliser for babies etc etc Gail was very welcoming and nice and ex… More
Reviewed 18 Aug 2016
Loved this place! Very spacious, well stocked kitchen, great location. Brilliant that they had a stair gate too which we could use to stop our 16mth going down the stairs to the bathroom!!! Liked the … More
Thanks for your review. Really sorry to hear about the cleanliness issues - especially the wine glass. I'll make sure this gets addressed.
“3rd visit already”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2016
what can I say: we just finished our 3rd stay and enjoyed it as much as we did the 2 times before. A very nice place to stay with a fantastic view. Just great!… More
Great to have you back again! Thanks for the great review. C
We stayed at Glebe cottage for three nights this week and had a wonderful few days.
With four children age ten and under, we struggle to find decent accommodation which caters for all of us and is re… More
It was lovely to meet such a charming family - the children were all delightful and friendly - and it will be a pleasure to have you to stay with us again.
“Home from home comforts and Welsh hospitality”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2014
My fiance and I stayed for a short break at Glebe Cottage with our dog, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. We chose Glebe Cottage as it is perfectly located for visiting family in Cardiff and fri… More
It was lovely to meet you both - and Savannah! Hope you will return soon.
Reviewed 17 Nov 2016
Stayed in the cottage for New Year and it was perfect. Plenty of room for 5 adults, ample parking and the cottage had all the finishing touches.… More
Thanks Laura for your lovely review - please do book again any time. Jane
Lamorna Hideaway offers stylish boutique rooms in the very heart of the idyllic Lamorna Valley, famed for its beauty and artists it has attracted. Lamorna Cove and majestic cliffs are a five minute walk, with the enchanting stream always in view. …see more
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there
“Very comfortable and spacious 2 bedroom villa in quite area but close to amenities.”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
Joanne and Kevin provided us with an excellent villa, which was very much "home for home".
It was very spacious and it had a lovely outdoor sitting area, where we spent most of our time.
The locatio… More
“What more could you ask for??”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2013
Having rented a few villas in our time, you are always curious whether the pictures will fairly represent what you see on arrival. In this case, they exceeded it. The villa is very spacious for a 2 be… More
Reviewed 10 Nov 2012
An absolutely beautifully maintained villa with many extra little touches that were really appreciated. From the first contact, when the availability calender was up to date, Joanne was a pleasure to … More
Velez de Benaudalla / Las Terrazas del Jardin Nazari
2 7 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 16 km
Fantastic holiday apartment in the Spanish Costa Tropical. Situated on a luxury gated development in the heart of Velez de Benaudalla, just 15 mins from the beach or just over 1 hour to the Sierra Nevada mountains. Unspoilt location in a lively village. Car recommended. …see more
“Mrs” Absolutely loved the Bothy. Peaceful and charming. Everything you could possibly need. Would highly recommend for a relaxing holiday. Lovely bottle of wine from the owners Keith and Christine, which was a nice touch. Will definitely go again.
We immediately felt at home.
It look a little while to unwind from our long drive north, but we quickly relaxed watching the birds feeding outside the window.
The cottage had everything we neede… More
We thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review and comments, they are much appreciated. We are also so pleased you found The Bothy "a home from home". We look forward to seeing you both again ( and the dogs ). Kindest Regards Keith & Christine.
“Wonderfully peaceful retreat”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2016
The cottage was lovely and cosy in a peaceful location with beautiful views. Ideal for exploring the area and coast. We felt completely relaxed and renewed by our stay. We were made most welcome by ou… More
Thank you for your kind and positive review. We hope we see you both again in the future. Kindest Regards Keith and Christine
“soooo relaxing” hi just arrived home from a wonderful week tattershall lakes.what made our stay even better was the `golden eye` lodge that we stayed in .the position of it is perfect right on the waters edge and what a sun trap.the lodge is large,cl
i can not fault anything here even the main complex has stayed open for the whole month of november.… More
“Great and great and great did not want to leave”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
We was lost for words better than pics we saw wham booking .will be going back again really really happy with our stay .… More
Reviewed 18 Feb 2017
Had a lovely relaxing week. Stayed here with my husband, son and 3 year old basset hound. Had everything you needed. The hot tub was perfect which was checked daily by the owner but you were never dis… More
HUTG-012385 Special villa for holidays in L´Escala, in 300m from the beach with private pool and large garden.
Villa del Sol is located in the best area of L´Escala. This area is surrounded by Riells Beach and the magnificent promenade overlooking to the bay …see more
Baan Tai Beach is only 300 meters flat walk to the villa, we offer airport transfers, can arrange chef service, breakfast delivered, personal shopping and all while you relax around the fresh water pool and tropical sourroundings. …see more
“Amazing place to stay....” Sweetslade was just as lovely as in the photos on the website. It's a beautiful place with a stunning view to wake up to each morning. It had everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay. As it was Novembe
We are always looking for a secluded lodge style accommodation to base out annual UK holiday from. Sweetslade fits this description very well. The building is behind the owners property with its own g… More
Thanks for taking the time for such a comprehensive review hope to see you both again.
Reviewed 1 Sep 2014
A lovely property in a quiet location. The property was clean and tidy and had everything u needed for your stay. Would return again.… More
Thanks for taking the time to do a review really appreciated.
“Perfect countryside getaway”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
We recently stayed for a long weekend at Sweetslade and were greeted very warmly on arrival. The barn was spotlessly clean and is extremely well equipped - it is clear that a lot of thought has gone i… More
Thanks for the great review its always uplifting to know that you enjoyed your stay.
“An excellent place to stay” What a place. An excellent location in the wood, well-appointed with washer-dryer, dishwasher and plenty of crockery. Loads of room for four although may be a squash with eight. Great for drying wet clothes due to open-plan
The Boathouse is perfectly remote, just what my husband and 2 yr old needed. We may have had some of the wettest weather for months, but the Boathouse was the perfect base to explore Snowdonia. The … More
“8th year and still as good”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2016
We have been visiting the boathouse for 8 years and we love it. I love everything about the place and I'm always sad to leave.
We always bring a bigger TV with us for when we are chilling out watc… More
“Fabulous setting and fantastic house”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
We stayed for 2 weeks and explored the area on foot from the boathouse and by car over the region. The walks from the door are great and varied-to the train station where there is a cafe and a play pa… More
“Stayed with Coasta Blanca Direct 3 times and will be going back for a 4th” It is exactly what it looks like in the brochure, both apartments are clean and looked after. The views are worth the rent alone.
Rent a small car as the roads are tight. Alt
“Want a peaceful holiday in picturesque surroundings..look no further!” We were met by owners of Villa Dimitra with a glass of raki and nibbles before being shown around the beautifully restored property with spectacular views. It was a very hot week a
Beach front villa in the pristine north of Bali . Direct beach access , private 18x6m infinity swimming pool , private car with driver available , lounge room with poolbiljard , entertainment room with home cinema , tropical garden, ensuite slp with AC. 6 pax staff.< …see more
You will not be able to keep your eyes off the ever changing view from the cottage, trust us, we've tried! Our traditional cottage has been fully refurbished and recently extended to include a large sun lounge with wood burning stove to make the most of those stunn …see more
“Middleham cottage” We booked this cottage last minute for Christmas. It was warm and cosy in absolutely awful weather. We would have liked to look around more at Middleham but will have to come back and try again when the weather is better. Would d
Glenfeadon Villa, is a beautifully present, cosy 100yr old end of terrace, 3bed stone built Cornish cottage which provides a real home-from-home, family property. It is only a very short level walk to the beach and village facilities, giving you the option of parking< …see more