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.
Beautiful, spacious, recently refurbished apartment in quiet location, with spectacular views of Mont Blanc from the terrace. 55 minute drive from Geneva, & very close to station and bus stop for travel in the Chamonix valley. Cave with boot warmer. Directly from ow …see more
Villa Skye is ideal for romantic couples or small families. The large picture windows from the sitting room and lounge allow you to see the wonderful sunset and view the snowcapped white mountains. You can eat alfresco either on the roof terrace or by the pool, the view …see more
“A perfect retreat for all the family!” We had 3 generations of our family stay for a long weekend and not once did anyone feel they were on top of one another. A great place with loads of room for everyone and very clean and comfortable. Everything we
Lovely cottage very well equipped great having 3 bathrooms 4 of us stayed was fab great for dogs straight into lovely woodland lovely hotel ate at the cair n food was lovely had lunch at tea room very… More
Thank you for your comments, we are delighted that you had a good holiday, it certainly sounds like you managed to pack a lot into your stay!
“Friendley welcome where nothing was too much trouble.” From the moment we walked through the door we were made to feel like we were long lost friends. The cream tea which was waiting for us was wonderful and very welcomed after a long journey. We had
We have been to the cottage 3 times and plan to return in 2013! The cottage is very cosy, comfortable and well equipped, nothing is missing. The location is peaceful and within easy access to both Sou… More
“Perfect place to relax and unwind”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2016
Excellent location surrounded by fields yet only 10 minutes by car to a great beach, and places of interest St Michaels Mount and Penzance. Easy to reach St Ives driving along the lanes.
Mandy was … More
“Country cottage in a calm and peaceful setting” The cottage was clean and well equipped. The location is central to towns and country houses, castles and picturesque villages. The owners prepared helpful advice about places to visit, including the ver
Good food at a local pub. The owners were very welcoming and a great welcome basket was awaiting our arrival. There was always enough logs for us to light the wood burner each evening.
Lovely wal… More
Reviewed 12 Jul 2013
Lovely peaceful cottage - in fact we mentioned how we'd like to pick up the place and plonk it in Brighton...
The hosts were very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. They might even … More
“gardens & log fire”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2015
Drove down the drive to the imposing frontage of this house. Welcomed warmly with clear advice, a basket of goodies and flowers on the window sill. The cottage is on the left of the photo and the bedr… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for
“Perfect location and accommodation” Having stayed here previously, we were more than keen to return. The house is extremely well cared for and welcoming. All fixtures and fittings are modern and above the standard of many holiday property rentals, thi
Just back from a wonderful week at Vista do Atlantico, this was our second time in this fabulous town house and we have already booked for a third visit next year! Can highly recommend, you will not b… More
Reviewed 28 Apr 2013
We booked the place on the way it looked from the photos but the photos don't do it justice. It's very well equipped, large, comfortable but homely. There were many useful food items in the cupboards … More
“Great Villa, Everyone young and old enjoyed the property”
Reviewed 31 May 2012
With so much space in the villa everyone can find time to relax, you then add the play area and paddling pool for kids; and full sized pool for everyone and you quickly realise just what a great littl… More
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!).
When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act
Beautiful property inside and out. The standard of decor, the attention to detail and the small touches made for a very pleasant weekend break away.
You can open up the glass doors in the upstairs be… More
“Another fab stay and it didn't disappoint!”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2016
We were thrilled to return to Bienvenue and it was exhilarating to see the waves crashing against the White Cliffs and the ever present ferries off to France and back again. Everything was lovely and … More
“Beautiful accommodation in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2016
Absolutely perfection! We enjoyed our week in Bienvenue, amazing views that you just can't stop looking out at! Lots of treats inside including pure cotton linen, large soft towels, Molton Brown toile… More
Villa Clara is a beautiful property tucked away in a rural secluded valley on the periphery of a small mountain village. If you want peace and quiet, this house is for you, the silence is deafening!! Spacious villa with private pool, garden, ample parking and free wifi …see more
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o
“Just perfect, stunning cottage and garden and lovely host”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2016
This stunning cottage & garden was the most perfect getaway, I only wish we could have stayed for longer. Linda was the perfect host with lots of local knowledge and recommendations. The wine and ext… More
"We could have stayed for longer" means you will definately be back so its something I love to hear, thank you so much for your lovely comments much appreciated, I do try! Linda :-)
Reviewed 31 Aug 2015
Just spent three nights at Llwynn Ynn cottage and enjoyed every minute. The cottage has everything you need and the hot tub is the cherry on the top. A ten minute stroll away and you are on the be… More
Oh thank you! its is so lovely when guests are so appreciative, hope to see you both back here soon. Linda :-)
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
My girlfriend and I had booked white water rafting on the River Tryweryn and were looking for somewhere to stay in the area, we stumbled upon this cottage online and what a find it was!
The pictures … More
Thank you I am so pleased you did find the cottage and I am sure you will return, as you say so much to do that is why North Wales has come 4th in the Lonely planets best regions in the world to visit. Linda :-)
“Perfect place” We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we touched on Dorset Devon and Somerset i
“Home away from home - restful, peaceful location”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We (2 couples) stayed at the cottage for 4 nights and it was excellent. You need to have a car, given its location, but it is an easy drive to many coastal towns (Lyme Regis, Beer, Sidmouth etc). The … More
Thank you so much, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you might be able to visit again soon.
Kath and Rob
“Cosy, clean, comfortable and modern. perfect for small families”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2013
It's a lovely modern cottage. Perfect for small families. Close to several beaches which are about 30 mins away. Surrounded by lovely countryside. Bedding was of very high quality and the beds were go… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you had a good stay. We hope you can come again soon. Best wishes,
Kath and Rob
“Effusive but deserved review”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
Just back from a grown up friends holiday and would be happy to bet that Golden Square Cottage is one of the most beautifully appointed holiday cottages ever conceived. We'll all miss Bel… More
Thanks Babs and friends for the lovely review. It was great to have you, and we're really glad you enjoyed your stay. The polytunnel is up in the field now, so we'll have home grown veggies in a few weeks time to make life better for our vegan and vegetarian friends. It's so great to hear when people have enjoyed their Golden Square experience - makes all the hard work worthwhile.
All the best, Kath, Rob and family.
With its two bedrooms and two bathrooms, bungalow Poema is ideal for rentals by couples or by families of four. It offers comfortable living areas, both on the sea side and the garden side.
The simplicity of its contemporary architecture allows a permanent and direct c …see more
“Lovely cottage and perfect quiet location - all we needed” The cottage is located metres away from the local pub which was great for us as it meant we could pop in and get to know some of the locals (all very friendly and welcoming, and eager to share
Great accommodation, clean and very comfortable. Really appreciated welcome pack and all local information. Central base for walks in hills, Forrest and Lochs. Will be certain to return to cottage. Th… More
Reviewed 14 Nov 2016
A fabulous little home away from home. This cottage was clean and came equipped with all that you need. Such a great feeling as soon as we walked in the door to find such a prize. Thoroughly enjoyed o… More
Reviewed 15 Jul 2016
I spent 4 nights in Abbey Green in early July 2016 for a family holiday (with my wife and toddler). As most past reviews state it is a lovely touch to have a large home-made cake waiting on you, whic… More
Badger's Way is a wonderful self-catering pine lodge in the heart of the English Lake District. Badgers visit every evening and it's really exciting to watch them close up! Family friendly and ideal for Romantic Breaks and Birthday Treats.<br />The lo …see more
“The most perfect cottage, fabulous view, ideal location” This modern, very well equipped base is right in the centre of Bamburgh which has everything you could need for a holiday including pubs, coffee shops, general shops and several options to eat o
Bamburgh Barn is a beautiful oasis for rest and relaxation. It has been finished to a very high standard and has quality fixtures and fittings. It's location is superb with fantastic views of the cast… More
Thank you very much for your positive feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again sometime!
“Beautiful home, fabulous view, perfect location”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2014
We love Bamburgh and this holiday home is the perfect place to enjoy a stay there. The home itself is fitted, furnished and equipped to a really high standard, and laid out to make the most of the fan… More
Thank you for your fabulous feedback! :)
We're so glad that you and the family enjoyed your time at the Barn, the views and the local area! Thank you also for your positive comments regarding the furnishings, finishings and smaller touches. Since your stay we've also added some more games, books and movies!
We hope that you will be able to visit the Barn again in the future and would be delighted to welcome you again!
Warm wishes from ★ Bamburgh Barn
“Excellent cottage with breath taking castle views!”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
Beautiful modern cottage with excellent bathrooms and well stocked kitchen equipment. Great location for exploring the superb restaurants and shops in Bamburgh and the butcher is the best I've ever be… More
Thank you for your review, we are very pleased to receive it! We are glad you liked the barn, the views and the local area and look forward to hearing from you again soon!
“Excellent villa” Excellent villa in a excellent location we've stayed in villas all over France/Spain and the canaries and this beats them all that's why we return every year sometimes twice the owners are fab no car is needed as there is facilities a
We visited with our 26 year old daughter but the villa would also be very suitable for a younger family. The villa was very good. The owner was very helpful and recommended excellentrom home restau… More
Hi penny, thanks for your good comments, so glad you enjoyed our villa & had a good holiday.
Reviewed 24 Oct 2016
Enjoyed a really nice week in the villa. Small but perfect if you have children. Our 3 year old loved the heated pool as did we. Location is good, about €3.50 in a taxi in too town which wasn't bad … More
Hi Jonathan, so glad you enjoyed your stay at our villa. Thanks for the nice comments.
“Absolutely fantastic!!!!” We visited Perth to explore the area with a view of emigrating. This house was perfect with 3 young children aged 6, 4 and 5 months it had everything that we could wish for.
Sara was so helpful and made herself available wit
“How can you imagine such a wonderful place” Very comfortable new home with all needed equipments. Wonderful place in an amazing area with a tremendous view over Kenmare river (ocean part). Very quiet place a bit difficult to find (kind of exploration,
“Excellent! Everything you need to make your stay one you'll remember forever.”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2012
We booked this house online and awendy couldn't have been more helpful, from giving us detailed directions to helpful advice for where to eat nearby. When we got to the house the views were just stunn… More
“Amazing house, the best ever I have been, perfect seclusion with a dream view”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2012
Absolutely loved Nestle Stones from the instant we arrived. We were party of 9 people and 2 children. Perfectly located overlooking Kenmare Bay and close to Sneem, very secluded, not to bother with yo… More
“Lovely Place, would come again.” Lovely house, accommodated the eight of us easily.
A nice friendly location with very good amenities.
Lovely little beach within walking distance, ideal for the younger children.
Marseillan Plage is about a 20 min d
We'd never visited Marseillan before and picked the house based on pictures on this website and previous reviews. We're all feeling depressed at being back in Ireland now and wishing our dream holida… More
Thank you so much for such a lovely review of our holiday home! Hope you enjoyed the new renovated studio! We have to get a new dishwasher asap - we thought we fixed it on our hols - then poor you - it went on the blink again - sorry for that. Delighted you loved Marseillan - it really is a little slice of heaven. Come back anytime and we will look after you. Lisa and family.
“Excellent villa with stunning views” Had a wonderful time at Casa Vista Del Mar from 23/03 - 05/04 2014.
Everything about the villa is first class.
Views are superb and the villa is well equipped and comfortable.
Bedrooms are spacious and comfortab
The villa is located in a fantastic location with stunning views across the mountains and onto
the coast line , you can just sit back and relax looking at the surroundings . The villa itself is very … More
Reviewed 21 Dec 2013
Just got back from a fantastic week here, I cannot fault this villa at all, very comfortable, plenty of space and amazing views over looking Nazaret. I travelled with two young children and had no wor… More
Villa Kerasi is a gorgeous new villa designed in traditional Skopelos style with the most stunning views and easy access to Skopelos town. The villa has many windows and doors that open up to allow the pine scented breeze to flow through. The al fresco dining area ove …see more
“home from home” Lovely house to stay in,we have stayed there the last 2 years over new year and its so cosy and homely. The owner is really helpful and leaves some nice welcome presents,wine and chocolates, bread and milk.There is so much space to sp
Dearholm was ideal for our familyof five adults and two children,loadsa space in all aspects of the house,well decorated,very well equipped and everything worked.Enclosed back garden ideal for dog and… More
“What a wonderful place for a holiday or short break”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
This year will be our fourth time staying at Dearholm, the cottage has all the comforts of home , with plenty of space. The cottage is well equipped ,sheets, towels even down to a loo roll plus a wond… More
“comfortable, well equipped, flexible sleeping arrangements”
Reviewed 14 Feb 2012
Very close to the station in a good location for the New Forest and local attractions. The house is well equipped, we cooked Sunday lunch for eight with no problem. The sleeping arrangements are flex… More
“Excellent minimoon stay” Stayed at Arwelfa for 4 nights in November. The place is amazing. It's very new and lovely decorated. It's clean and cosy. The owners have thought of everything for a good stay. There are books DVDs binoculars radios and tv's.
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 16 Oct 2016
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… More
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea
Just back home this afternoon, gutted to have spent a week in the apartment for our October break.
I'm not one to return to the same place twice but this is an exception as feel we feel at home the… More
Thank you so much for your review. It is always a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and we look forward to your next visit!
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
We were delighted to be able to book a Twixmas break at such a wonderful location. Booking was simple and cost reasonable (particulalry given the lovely wee touches - like a Christmas Tree!). The ac… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was exceptional weather then - a shame for your return journey!
“A lovely birthday getaway.” The retreat was a lovely get away which was relaxing and quiet. We were met by stuart and taken on a tour of the place, the swimming pool and table tennis kept us busy during the day and there were enough options to chose f
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
“Bucket list Ryder Cup guys' trip” Great house! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a house in the area. I was on a guys' golf trip to the Ryder Cup and it was perfect for us .. house was exactly as advertised. Great location, close to St.
We really enjoyed our stay at Hill View. Malcolm and Margaret had thought of everything. We felt very well provided for. Beautiful views. Great house and garden. Lots of fun things for families in the… More
“Perfect location for golfers”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2015
The house is situated perfectly for golfing breaks. Only 15 mins from St Andrews and no more than 30mins from Fife's other famous golf courses and its lesser known gems. Accommodation was clean, warm … More
“Excellent place to stay”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2014
Lovely home-from-home (but to a higher standard) house to stay in with helpful owners easily contactable if necessary. Good quality accommodation with plenty of facilities (the pool table was a firm … More
“Wonderful time had at Misty Moorings Cottage.” My family and I spent a very enjoyable week at Misty Moorings cottage. The cottage is set in a wonderful location, with a lovely view of Lough Erne, there was everything anyone would need in the cottage a
We all had a fantastic time and we would love to come next year again everythiing was neat and tidy on are arrival the cottage is well mantained by Mary… More
“Wonderful family holiday!!!”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
We had a fantastic week staying in this beautiful house! It was close to local town and attractions. We have 3 children and they loved it equally! The house was clean and had everything we needed! The… More
Thanks. Christina look forward to welcoming you again .
“Beautiful Cottage, Fantastic location”
Reviewed 7 May 2014
We spent a weekend here with two dogs. It's a lovely cottage, had everything we needed for the weekend, fantastic views of the lough and was an excellent base for long walks. Both the property owner a… More
“Great place and Location” Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to deal with. Mist Mornings
Wonderful house with very high quality equipment and furnishings. 2 minute walk from lovely wild beach. Amazing sunsets over the Altantic Ocean. Vet peaceful, yet only 45 minutes from the centre of Ca… More
Hi Colin Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
Reviewed 21 Mar 2012
Stayed at Misty Mornings for our second time. And it was wonderful again! Great Estate, great House. Very friendly and helpful owner. The house is decorated very nice and you will find everything you … More
Hi Hilde Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
“We had an exceptional stay and was perfect for the family”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2012
The access to the beach was great with small kids. The overall quality of the property and attention to detail was suberb. We will definately go back again.… More
Hi Nathan Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to welcoming you and your family again in the future. Kind regards Jo"
“superb rental” This rental property is of a very high standard. The owners have equipped it so that it feels like home, they really have thought of everything. The bathrooms are really fabulous and the beds really comfortable, with cotton bed linen. t
“Great family holiday - lovely house - super location”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
A thoroughly enjoyable holiday. The house is fantastic - clean, comfortable and well equipped; with a fabulous location near the beach. There's a lovely scenic stroll alongside the beach to the modern… More
“Amazing accomodation, gorgeous location.”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2012
The house was superb, very clean & everything was in an immaculate order. It was like a home from home, with the full range of children's toys, bikes, books & beach toys. We couldn't of asked for any … More
Reviewed 15 Jun 2012
This holiday ticked all the boxes. It had everything you could possibly need for a fabulous holiday. It had a well equipped kitchen and beautiful bedrooms. The property was spacious and of an extrem… More
“Charming cottage” Me and my family booked this cottage for Christmas and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is just beautiful and very well equipped with plenty of room for us all, including 3 children and 3 dogs!! The cottage was tastefu
“Palatial luxury and comfort within a truly magnificent setting!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2014
Rose Farm - Rosgill (not Watermillock) Cumbria is an absolute gem of a property that cannot fail to impressI
From our initial enquiry to completion of our holiday all correspondence has been both pro… More
What a lovely review, definitely 1 of my favourites, thank you.
It’s so true what you say about the night sky and Rose Farm is also 1 of the few places in England where you have a better chance of seeing the Northern Lights due to the location and lack of light pollution in the skies above.
We’re delighted you enjoyed the house and area so much and look forward to being able to welcome you back soon.
“Fantastic location, fantastic cottage!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2014
Nice quiet location and great for walks right on the doorstep. Wonderful quirky cottage, very spacious,nicely furbished with fantastic views.… More
Thanks Andy for taking the time to write another review of 1 of our properties.
We look forward to welcoming you back in September.
Reviewed 8 May 2014
Rose Farm is probably the best rental property we've been to. Beautifully furnished, every facility you could want and a lovely location. Bedrooms are large, the kitchen with Aga is great and the liv… More
Thanks Fergus. I'm really pleased you all enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back next year-or sooner if we can kept you!
Myself my partner and our young son stayed in nuthatch cottage for 3 nights, it is a stunning little cottage in a picturesque setting, wonderful views and so quiet! The wildlife is amazing and our son… More
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your review. We try to attract the wildlife with our bat and bird boxes, and a new wildlife pond.
Reviewed 15 Nov 2016
What a excellent find. The cottage is so relaxing .It is done to a very high standard . The log burner in the evening was great Wonderful views . Away from the stresses of city life. A comfortable bed… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Nuthatch Cottage and thankyou for your kind words.
We look forward to seeing you again.
Vicki & Tim
“Delightful house in stunning location” We found the whole experience from start to finish so easy. We were able to book on line with immediate confirmation. Directions were easy to follow and we even found a bottle of wine awaiting our arrival!
“Stunning views from pretty house with relaxing atmosphere”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2011
The house is situated centrally in the village and offers access to excellent walking in spectacular suroundings. It is an easy drive down to the village for shopping and good local restaurants. T… More
"La Mer" features a stroll to the Quinns Beaches and the largest rectangle salt water pool available in the northern coastal suburbs. A large villa-style, child friendly holiday home for families and friends up to 6 guests.<br />Enjoy the 180 degrees va …see more
“Fantastic family hideaway in a great location” Fantastic house. Loads of room for the 8 of us inside and outside. We loved the early morning rabbit visits and the nesting swifts, as well as the fire pit area, which had incredible views. The beds were
“Fantastic house, we have already booked again for next year.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Wonderful, comfortable, child friendly house. We had six adults and two children under four in our party, the house was well equipped with plenty of space. Wonderful garden with spectacular views. … More