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.
“Wonderful Getaway” The lodge is perfect for a family, friends or just a couple. Very clean and tidy with a real homely feel. The ensuite master bedroom looks out on to the grounds to a giant pine tree where I spotted a red squirrel very early one morn
A contemporary cottage with all the mod cons yet still homely. Peaceful, and beautiful location with fantastic views, the ideal get away on a beautiful Island. Excellent service and attention from own… More
Reviewed 11 Aug 2012
Spent a great week in Arran first time there but it won't be our last. Angely was an excellent accomadation with everything you would expect plus some welcome extras like wifi in a very peacefull loca… More
“Home from Home...Perfect Base to Discover Arran!”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2012
Fantastic holiday lodge with gorgeous views over the Shiskine Valley. Just a few minutes walk from the gorgeous beach at Blackwaterfoot.
This was our first visit to the Isle of Arran and we abso… More
“Perfect couples hideaway” Can`t speak highly enough of this magnificent lodge ! It is a true home from home. Set down a quiet lane and in a location that is so very tranquil and peaceful. We have now stayed here many times and never get tired of the f
A truly outstanding place.Wondeful views over the estuary from almost every window. The owners were great and gave us tips on where to eat etc as well as providing us with wine and cake!!. Soo peacefu… More
Thanks for that lovely review and look forward to seeing you again soon.
“Fabulous property in a wonderful location!”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2012
This is without doubt the best self catering property we have ever stayed in! Spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. Fabulous location. Wonderful wildlife and great area for walking. Many thanks … More
Thanks for that lovely review and look forward to seeing you again soon.
“Outstanding country escape”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
We searched the dictionary to come up with the best word to describe our short stay at the Lodge: IDYLLIC is the best description we can apply. The Lodge is an ideal country getaway. The hours will go… More
Thanks for that lovely review and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Drumcovitt Barn is over 200 years old and has been skilfully converted into three separate self-catering cottages, of which Foyle Cottage is one. The cottage is formed in an individual style and have been equipped to a very high standard. The special setting of a tranqu …see more
“Fabulous location” 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 the day watching the dogs playing
“Perfect hassle-free family getaway. Built-in garden,beach and views!”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
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 from toddlers letting… More
I am so glad you had a great stay, and that all 3 generations found the perfect spot.
“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.
Great location superb villa
Handy for restaurants and shops close to local towns and services excellent pool pool cleaned every day handy man very friendly … More
“Lovely villa in a secluded position”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2016
There were 7 of us holidaying at the villa, ages ranging from 7 – 72 years old. The villa has the all the space and amenities we required. The children really enjoyed the pool and spent a lot of ti… More
“Excellent accomodation” Excellent flat to stay in ideal for Peebles, nicely presented,clean & comfortable. 10 mins walk from town centre with plenty of options for eating out.
We tend to camp when staying in Peebles but we have now found the ideal pl
“Home from home” 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 needed.
The kitchen was small, but
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 … More
Thank you so much for your positive review. We hope we see you again in the future. Kindest Regards Keith and 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
“An awesome villa in the Tuscan hills” A wonderfully restored church with plenty of character. Privacy with trees and hedges. Fab and accessible pool. Well equipped kitchen. An amazing welcome pack. We cycled from here to San Gimignano and to Monterigg
Had a great time. So chilled out. Back to the 60s., peace quiet, just the sound of the birds.
Rear garden is the key. Right next to the waters edge. Watching the ducks.
Every thing you need is supp… More
“Second time staying in this lovely property” We had such a lovely holiday last year (and love the property and it's location) that we re-booked to stay here again this year - and we were not disappointed.
Ty Tal has everything you need and still ha
This house is in a central Llanberis location. It had plenty of space for the 4 of us, and at times we had 10 of us round the (extendable) kitchen table for dinner.
Nice touches on arrival - tea and… More
“Glorious property perfect for our outdoor activity stay”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2016
This house is a real gem, and was perfect for our stay in Llanberis. The location is great, right in the heart of the village, only a few minutes walk to the centre, or to the snowdon trails. Inside… More
“Cosy peaceful home in easy reach of town and mountains”
Reviewed 17 May 2015
My friend and I had a lovely, well needed, short stay here in May. The house has everything you need... a woodburner, TV/DVD and plenty of books for cosy evenings in, comfy beds, big kitchen and easy … More
Tranquil property, surrounded by lovely gardens and scenic views of Saint Sever. Ideal for people wanting a relaxing break and the ability to take in some of the wonderful Normandy sights. Only 1hr drive from the fabulous D-Day landing beaches and Mont St Michell< …see more
“We are heading back this March.” Great place to stay, close to fab Ski resorts, Pyrenees ( No queues!) and amazing spa , included in your ski pass makes for the best end to a hard day on the slopes (be warned men have to wear speedos, hilarious!) . E
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We offer you this beautiful detached villa has been furbished to a high standard. This property includes brand new stylish and upmarket furniture. The villa and terrace is situated all …see more
Explore the Suffolk Heritage coast from this idyllic base in the heart of rural east Suffolk,one of two chalets available at Willow cottage,From mid Feb to Mid March we are lambing on our farm a 5 minute drive away great for a bit of lambing live !<br />Well behav …see more
“Fantastic place for a family vacation” We were a family with a couple of kids. We stayes for a week and it was ALL perfect.
Tha appartment was spacious, in a lovely surrounding, clean, comfortable, sunny, silent, all you can wish for a relaxing holid
This is a spacious and well appointed gite in very good condition. It has plenty of outdoor space too, ideal for BBQ, with the bonus of a pool. The location is peaceful with easy access to the surrou… More
Michel and I are happy you enjoyed your stay and liked the gîte. Thanks for coming......
Hope to see you all again one day
“Lose yourself in this rich heartland of all that makes France irresistible.”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2014
An excellent situation from which to explore the many experiences available, both at the coast, in the towns and villages around glorious Carcassonne and, of course, along the beautiful stretches of t… More
“Great southern France rural location”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2013
For four of us (two couples) this was a great apartment,in a hamlet surrounded by vineyards and close to the Canal du Midi and River Aude. The apartment is very spacious with a very good kitchen in an… More
It was great to meet you and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We have taken note of your suggestion and plan to have bikes available soon.
“Beautiful and peaceful village house” Such a wonderful welcome from Mandy, who prepared the house and plenty of kind attentions for us. The house is marvellous and situated in a quiet street of the village. You can easily drive to Limassol or to the m
“A charming renovated old house. Highly recommended!”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
This is the place for people who appreciate a unique atmosphere, a fully renovated old house full of charm, quiteness and privacy. The courtyard is a wonderfull place to relax and enjoy the sun / star… More
“Warm welcome and excellent view” 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.
Especially we app
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… More
Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Palma and do hope that you will visit us again in the future. With warm wishes from us all here in Sucuraj!
“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!
“What more could you want from a hen?” With 7 bridesmaids, 1 heavily pregnant and a couple who are not big on the drinking scene, I really struggled to think of a hen event that would satisfy everyone. We stayed at the Pinfold for the weekend and I cou
The Lodge offers the best of both worlds: an opportunity to rest and unwind and/or to engage with the vibrant events and life of the Causeway Coast and Glens. Situated between the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede, this is a place to feed the soul.<br />Guests fr …see more
“Excellent semi rural villa with ample room for 4-6 and a nice garden and pool” The villa is part way up a hillside,down a track, and is well maintained with a fairly large pool and garden with lots of trees and shade. The location provides easy access
Casa Marta is the perfect holiday villa in a quiet area. We travelled with our 3 sons of 8,10 and 13 years old. When we arrived, the owner already provided us with a complete welcome package. Everythi… More
“Never been to a better villa!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2015
Our family had a wonderful nine nights at Casa Marta. The welcome pack was fantastic - best we have ever been given - as was the tour by the house representative. The house itself is huge and the gard… More
Reviewed 10 Aug 2015
We had a wonderful two weeks at Casa Marta. The villa was in an excellent location, only 2 minutes walk from a fabulous restaurant (rustic and very reasonable), and a short drive to Tavira which is a … More
“Not enough superlatives.............” We (4 adults, 2 children) stayed in August 2016 and I am still sulking that we had to return home. Pegging my laundry out in Somerset just isn't cutting it........no sea views for starters !! This villa is beaut
It was our first trip to Madeira and after this experience it won't be our last. This villa is simply the best villa we have ever stayed in and we've been to a few!! Our flight was about an hour ear… More
Thank you for you 'Truly outstanding' review. It means a lot to us when our guests go to the trouble of writing a review. We aim to keep improving, updating and renewing items in the Villa, so no doubt there will be some small changes if you come again! It was pleasure having you all at the villa and we hope to see you all again one day.
“Best Ever Rental”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2015
This villa exceeded our expectations in every respect. Calheta is a small town half an hour from Funchal. Bars, restaurants are all within easy walking distance... There is even an excellent spa whic… More
Wow; thank you so much for your fantastic review!
It was a pleasure having you both here, we'll look forward to welcoming you back next year.
The new hotel is a wonderful addition to the area and like you I would highly recommend a visit!
“Unique location and luxury”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2015
An amazing location with views second to none, and highest quality luxury accommodation. Masses of space and everything you could possibly want, both inside and outside. Equivalent to a 5* hotel, but… More
Thank you for your fantastic review, it was a pleasure having you here.
“B-E-A-UTIFUL” We stayed for a long weekend for a friends wedding. The house was lovely, quiet and compfy. Easily accessible, a nice little hide away in gorgeous Ireland. The house had all the necessary cooking items and compfy beds.
Beautiful modern villa on the slopes of Monte Solana. Pristine clean, fully equipped includes dishwasher, air-con, large TV, CD & DVD player. Large private pool & terrace enjoy all-day sun & covered terrace overlooking the pool is the perfect place to eat a …see more
“Excellent self catering accomodation can recommend” A short break in a very good barn conversion. Everything about the property was welcoming and the next door neighbour owner was a pleasure to meet.
Rooms spacious and spotless - the kitchen well app
“Amazing we all loved staying here and can't wait to go back”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2014
We loved staying at haycroft and Peter and Annette made us feel so welcome. We had traveled a long way so turning up at the Haycroft being so Clean, homely and spacious made us very happy. Everything… More
“Home away from home” What an incredible time we've had. The cottage is stunning, cozy and immaculate. Even though we very much visited in Cornwall's off season, we've had a fantastic break.
Everything you could need is in the cottage and, while my fi
“Absolutely fabulous place to stay, highly recommend.”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
Ashen Cross is a fantastic place to spend a holiday, very close to beautiful Looe and other lovely places to visit. Never had such a fantastic welcome as we've had here, the owners cannot do enough fo… More
Thank you for your kind feedback, Laura.
Looking forward to welcoming you and your family again very soon xx
“Beautiful, comfortable, spotlessly clean, dog friendly cottage”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
What a find! We absolutely loved staying in the Owl. Tracey and Geoff made us feel right at home from our very first telephone conversation until the day we left (although we didn't want to leave!) … More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2016
Tracey the owner is warm & friendly. We had home made scones clotted cream & jam, home made bread waiting for us. Lovely place to stay. A lake with summer house, drinks available from the fridge, grea… More
Thank you for your kind comments. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon xx
“Lovely Cottage” A well appointed cottage with everything you need. A peaceful and enclosed garden which is very child friendly and lovely for a summer evening meal. Local to all local Crickhowell pubs and shops and central to many great walks.
“Tranquil Paradise” I visited this place with my partner, and we had a wonderful welcome from Anita and Mark. They could not do enough, we actually locked ourselves out of the house and Mark managed to get us back in within an hour, in the meantime giv
My husband, a friend and myself initially booked a 4 night stay with Anita and Mark while we prepared to move into our farmhouse in Cernache, due to having no water we had to extend our stay by anothe… More
Thank you for your kind words. You are very welcome, we know what it's like when you have just arrived in a strange country and don't know the language. We wish you luck in your new home. Anita and Mark
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, with a warm welcome” We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Manor Farm - the cottage was perfect - pleasant and comfortable, overlooking a lovely garden and on the doorstep of picturesque English countryside. Ra
We had a fantastic time. The cottage was beautiful, really nicely furnished, very cosy and in a lovely setting. Even the recommended pub across the road did really great food and had good live music! … More
Reviewed 15 Aug 2014
Four minds came up with one word to describe our stay (. Brilliant ) experience. Host family very welcoming and helpfull. Will definitely try and come back to
Stay another time… More
“Beautiful quiet country cottage”
Reviewed 24 May 2014
I cannot fault this cottage in any way what so ever ,it was just excellent,everything from the big t.v ,really comfy bed ,and a cracking shower,under floor heating in toilet and kitchen,and the k… More
Thank you very much for your helpful review. It is good to understand what you like about the cottage and the surroundings. Hope to welcome you back one day.
Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, … More
“The most relaxing weekend ever - thank you!”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
We have just left The Acorns and have already booked our next visit! The cottage is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need during your visit. It is warm and cosy, home-like but w… More
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We visited The Acorns in June 2012. Weather wasn't great, but the same couldn't be said for the accommodation and the Hosts.When we arrived we automatically felt relaxed and started to unwind. We all … More
“Relaxing Autumn Break” Although this is near major roads so you have easy access it's tucked right away in the country side in a lovely little village with a pub that does delicious food.
The cottage has everything you need for self catering, plus a
“home from home” we enjoyed our stay at seagull cottage so much we would definitely go back , we found it to be a modern welcoming house with the character and warmth of a cosy cottage .
the games room and garden were great places for the children to
“Stylish, but comfortable and well-equipped, cottage in stunning village location and just a stroll to the sea”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2015
We loved the cottage and its village location. It is deceptively spacious and has been renovated to a very high standard and stylishly too. Everything was clean and fresh. The owners were a delight to… More
“A Little Bit of Heaven on the Kent Coast”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2014
We couldn't fault our stay in this beautifully appointed property - a real home away from home - and it can only get even better with the upcoming installation of a log-burner in the living-room set t… More
“Perfect for our family holiday”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2014
This was our first trip away with two children (2 1/2 and 8 months) and Seagull Cottage couldn't have suited us better. The house itself is beautiful, retaining Victorian character with all modern con… More
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for your positive comments. I would love to welcome you back. There is a beach only a 10-15 minute walk away from the cottage at Joss Bay with its beach shop and cafe, kiddies corner and the Joss Bay Surf School.
“UNREAL” This villa was outstanding, could never tire of the views, just what we need for a relaxing 10 Days in the mountains. As a family we had all intentions of travelling about and exploring the area, but as the villa was so well equipped we spent
We had a fantastic fortnight at Casa 23. The villa is one of the best equipped we have ever stayed in. The views from the terrace and pool are outstanding and a photographer's dream. There is plenty … More
I am so glad that you and your family had a good holiday at Casa 23. We would certainly love to welcome you back in the future.
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
We have just returned from a wonderful 10 night stay in this beautiful villa. Everything was just perfect, the villa is a real home from home and is equipped with everything you could possibly need. T… More
So pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I am sure you will enjoy September as much. Thank you for sharing you views.
“An Artists Paradise -”
Reviewed 17 Nov 2012
I loved the peaceful setting, the stunning views which as an artist I appreciated and never tired of sketching. I was great being away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist spots. Although it is w… More
Thank you for your review. We hope to see you return to do more of your stunning art work of the area. Next time when it isn't so hot....maybe May time when all the poppies and spring flowers are about.
“Friendly Spot” Gorse is a comfortable cottage just right for 2 and of course the dog. It has everything you need in a self catering holiday.
The farm animals and dogs are very friendly and all took to our dog the sheep lambs and goats accepted us and
“Tigh an darroch ballater” Cannot fault the bungalow or the owner, the bungalow was perfect,very spacious and we didn't want for anything during our stay,the owner quickly replied to emails and went out of her way to make sure my party had everything f
We spent a most relaxing and enjoyable week in this lovely holiday home which was tasefully decorated and had absolutely everything we needed including television and internet access. It has a lovel… More
“Spacious, comfortable, and exceptionally good location.”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2012
Smart, well equiped house on a quiet street within walking distance of all Ballater's ameneties. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to our friends.… More
“Just so perfect” Just the most perfect holiday. We stayed at the Casa dos Molieros during the last week of August. Eight of our family, from Grandad to Grandson. We were just speechless when we walked through the front door, through the dining /sittin
We travelled wit three families (5 Adults and 4 Children) and found a marvelous, spacy villa. Even a maid was there every day except sundays.
The villa stands allone, with no one able to see the pool… More
“This was an amazing villa and we will return again and again!”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2011
The villa was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need.
The outdoor living spaces were wonderful as were the gardens.
This location is close to beaches, shopping and dining out.