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.
“Absolutely in love with this place!” Knowing the area well, I have to say that it is unlikely to find a more comfortable and peaceful accommodation than this one. Sitting outside in the garden next to the lovely pool, the only sounds we could hear cam
“Lovely House” A lovely well equipped & homely house in a great location.The shared pool is great if you just want to lounge about which is not busy.Or the roof terrace if you want some privacy & has the sun all day.The front patio is great to have you
We had an absolutely fabulous time in your property. It is a regular home from home and we felt comfortable as soon as we arrived. The pictures and photos made the house feel lived in rather than some… More
“Lovely house in a great location”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2013
The house is in a great location close to both the beach(15 mins) and shops(5 mins).The accommodation was lovely and we were spoilt for choice on where to sit, the roof terrace or front patio.The beac… More
“Excellent house and location -brilliant holiday”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2013
The house is really only a 15 minute walk to the beach and restaurants(our teenage boys did in in 5 minutes!) and is only 5 minutes walk from supermarkets or the excellent 'corner' shop, which stocks … More
“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
“Didn't want to leave and cannot wait to return again!” Once again a most wonderful stay, last year we stayed in The Borrowers and we couldn't wait to come back and experience the other cottage, The Bee's Knees. We were not disappointed, once again we
“Absolutely Beautiful accomodation with everything you need”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2016
Everything has been thought of from start to finish in this beautiful cottage, we arrived late and there was a torch hanging on the door and a scrumptious welcome pack waiting for us.
The cottage is … More
Thank you for your kind words Carole and it was a pleasure to have you to stay with us. I am sorry that we could not do anything about the weather - but we do try to make sure that once guests are inside the cottages they want for nothing! We look forward to seeing you again when hopefully the sun will shine and you can enjoy exploring the gardens - I have great plans for them in the Spring and Summer! Kindest regards Dalene & Alex
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
The welcome was very good with a lovely welcome pack. We brought with us dried foods but it was not necessary as there was sufficient already there. Accommodation and facilities are excellent.… More
It was our pleasure to have you to stay with us and it makes us very happy when our guests enjoy their holiday with us. We always try to go that extra mile and it is so worthwhile because it works! We look forward to seeing you again at Olde Farm. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
“Great location” My family and I, had a great stay over the Christmas week. The cottage is really warm even with the snow down. Well equipped kitchen. And comfortable beds. You can walk into aviemore main strip in about 10 mins and you also have some s
We stayed for a weekend with friends and the location and facilities were excellent , the cottage was clean and fully equipped with all items required.
The owners were very approachable and accommoda… More
“Excellent. This house has everything, very comfortable and close to activities.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
House is very comfortable, quiet location but easy access to activities. It is close to dalfaber resort and there is a shopping centre minutes walking distance. We have stayed here several times and… More
This is a beautifully done out property. All the love and care and attention to detail I like. Perfect layout, accommodated all our needs and all bedrooms have their own en suite which was perfect fo… More
Thank you for your lovely review, I am so pleased you enjoyed Pond Cottage and our beautiful City.
“when can we move in? we loved it :)”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2014
Truly a beautiful place to stay, extremely comfortable and had everything we could possibly have needed. each bedroom was beautiful and the beds SO comfortable that it was difficult to get up in the m… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope to see you all again in the future.
“A wonderful experience and quality cottage accommodation, good no, its was great.”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2015
We were so happy we chose Pond Cottage, it was a joy to stay at such a fantastic location. quite, a great setting, 3 wonderful en suit bedrooms, modern kitchen and a wonderful snug lounge which lead o… More
“Spacious, well equipped, comfortable house in a fantastic location” We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely holiday cottage. The house was clean, well equipped and spacious. It is in a great location - close to a lovely beach and lots of other touri
“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.
“Warm welcoming restful and peaceful cottage in perfect location” I stayed here with my husband and two small children for a week. Instantly felt relaxed on arrival as the village is so peaceful and the cottage so near to beach, shop and pub - ideal wi
“Wonderful place to take the family - highly reccomended”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2012
We have enjoyed 2 stays at Sunnyside and both times have found it to be a lovely home from home. Wonderfully furnished and exceptionally clean, we found it a great place to take the family and use it … More
“SECRET OF THE ROSELAND PENINSULA”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2012
Portsscatho is a beautiful area of Cornwall to stay and explore with many beaches and lovely walks.We have hired Sunnyside for the last 2years and holidayed for the last 4 in this village.
The accomm… More
“Amazing place” Booked the manor for the weekend for my partners 30th! We had such an amazing time! The house and grounds were lovely. We are looking to book again for next summer! I would definitely recommend booking this place!
“Inexpensive and clean - adequate if you are travelling/touring most of the time.”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2012
The apartment provided us with a satisfactory base from which to explore the Salzkammergut region of Austria. It was no problem to get onto the main roads to the various lakes and towns surrounding th… More
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in the Salzkammergut, and found our property a clean and inexpensive base. I'm sorry that you did not find the general store, bakery and butcher's which are on the main road near the bank and restaurant, a few hundred metres away.
We offer two properties. The Apartment is the larger of the two with a separate bedroom and large living room. The Studio, which you rented, does not have a fixed bed because by its very nature it is a one-room apartment with double and single sofabeds.
We will review the contents of the kitchen, although it is possible that the previous guests, who left just before you arrived and rented both properties, moved some of the items into the other apartment. I have asked the housekeeper to check more thoroughly in the future.
Many thanks for your stay and comments.
Jon Bouillot - owner.
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time.
House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei
“Not disappointed, lovely setting,fishing lake and pool very pleasing.”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2016
Lovely walking on Dartmoor,enjoyed visits to Bude.
Caught large carp and small Rudd
Welcome sauna and swim to finish the day
Footpath along Ruby way very convenient for dogs
Nice food at Bickford … More
Hello Suzanne, We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Thank you for your kind response. Margery & Peter
Reviewed 23 Oct 2013
Lovely accommodation, swimming pool was lovely . Surrounding area was lovely to go walking, needed a car to get about to the local shops. Hatherleigh very quaint tow, farmers market you must visit rea… More
“Quaint little place in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
My husband and 12 week old baby and I all had a great stay in 10 Lakeview rise. We enjoyed the local area and the facilities both in the place and on site were really good. Organising and booking was … More
“Beautiful views” We had a brilliant time , there were loads to do althrough you gad to travel to get to them , kids enjoyed themselves weather was fantastic and the views from the cabin were beautiful
stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. s… More
“Heaven is a place called Craiglush” We had a fantastic stay at Craiglush House beside Craiglush Loch (4 adults, 1 toddler and 2 dogs),
The house was perfect with plenty of space, a fully equipped kitchen, dining and two lounge areas. The bedroo
“Waterloo House” Enjoying our 7 night stay here in Lochinver. The house is gorgeous, well equipped and very comfortable. It's open plan layout works well for family time. Wish I could have this at home! Lots of essential extras left for use such as toi
Waterloo House was simply a magnificent home to stay in for the week. The views were breath taking every day. Our honeymoon couldn't have been at a better place!!
The house its self and its up keep… More
Many thanks for your fantastic review. Glad you both enjoyed yourselves in Waterloo, Lochinver and surrounding area! Yes please do come back soon.
“Beautiful house, can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2014
We spent 3 nights at Waterloo House at the start of December. The lodge is beautiful, even better than it looks in the photographs. Wood burning stove on for our arrival, a great welcome after a long … More
Thanks for your great review! Come back soon!
“Excellent house and stunning views.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
An excellent modern house with all mod cons set in a peaceful location with great views of the mountains and Lochinver. Plenty of local amenities just a couple of minutes away in the village of Lochin… More
Thanks for your great review, glad you all enjoyed yourselves and had a great stay.
“The best ever.” After 40 years of holidaying in various regions of France, we decided 6 years ago that the Sarlat/Domme area was our favourite. This year we stayed at Les tournesols, and were absolutely delighted. The gite had everything we wanted, do
What a find! The garden was not overlooked, It was a very peaceful location, and we could eat outside in the sun in privacy. The pool was great, and we were so very near Domme, where fantastic views… More
Thanks again for visiting us. We hope to see you again soon in Dordogne.
The house was really clean, modern & well-equipped. The five of us were very comfortable. The area has a lot to offer, the canoeing was great fun & just down the road. The area is stunning & so muc… More
“Excellent - would recommend!” Great property! Lovely private courtyard, very well equipped kitchen, comfy sitting area with new sofas. Wifi, games and DVD player included. All very clean and beautifully furnished.
Very spacious - although there was
“Large apt” Felicity and Chris are a Lovely couple. Everywhere you look you see the hard work and dedication they've put into renovating this place , that has so much history. It is wonderful how they modernized it but have not taken away the old charm
A lovely place to stay -the apartment has been sympathetically refurbished and all requirements have been thoughtfully catered for.… More
Thank you for your lovely comments.
Felicity & Chris.
“Spacious and charming”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
The Old Convent is a beautiful old building and our apartment was spacious, spotless and very well equipped. It's a short walk into Fort Augustus and its well located to visit the Loch Ness area, Sky… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure meeting you. We enjoyed our chats and stories. Felicity & Chris
“A pearl in a wonderfully beautiful, scenic part of the highlands of Scotland”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
It was worth the hours spent searching for the right accommodation to suit our needs on our first holiday in Scotland. The comments made by previous visitors to No 3 indicated we had made a good choic… More
Thank you very much for you lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday here with us. Felicity, Chris & Harvey!
“Great locaion” The barn is very spacious and has a good sized patio at the back with rotary washing line which is handy for drying your beach gear and also a good space for sitting out or to let the children play.You sometimes see the cows looking ove
“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
“Good location for adults or children” Located in the hills about seven miles north-east of Cahors on the edge of the village of Constans. Quiet and tranquil with expansive views to the east and west. Easy access to Cahors (about 15 minutes), the A20 m
“Lovely property with everything we needed - the whole family loved it”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2015
Our family had a marvellous time in this comfortable, spotless and beautifully equipped stone farmhouse. The saltwater swimming pool was gorgeous and our girls (3 and 6 years old) enjoyed the play equ… More
We are always very pleased to hear just how much a guest has enjoyed their stay. Thank you for your kind words and detailed review.
“Fabulous ski chalet - comfortable, cosy and clean.” We had a wonderful week in Chalet Belle Poncke. The chalet is modern but with plenty of Swiss charm. Ideal for a large party / 2 families sharing. Great facilities - the boot room is ideal to leave
“Lovely traditional chalet with spectacular views”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2014
We spent an enjoyable new year at Chalet Belle Poncke. Our party of two families with teenage children had a very comfortable stay in the chalet. It is well appointed with everything needed for a fa… More
“Lovely Chalet in Great Location”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2014
We have now stayed at Chalet Belle Poncke half a dozen times and so I thought it was about time I got round to writing a review following our last visit. We have stayed at the chalet in both summer a… More
“Bolthole my name, bolthole by nature” This delightful little property really is a tranquil bolthole in a beautiful countryside location yet within walking distance, or a very short drive, of the village of Pinchbeck with all the essential amenities, i
“Comfortable and spacious” We stayed for a week in Villa ELL, only returning a couple of days ago. The villa is beautiful and contains everything needed for a comfortable stay. It was spotlessly clean. We all enjoyed the pool, mini golf and played pool
This villa definitely has the wow factor!! It was amazing and very clean! Both Steve and Anna were very helpful and accommodating!! The pool was the kids favourite and was warm all day. Would definite… More
Reviewed 1 Aug 2016
6 of us stayed here for 9 nights and had a great time. Steve met us on arrival and gave us a quick tour, and was very helpful with advice on where to go for shopping/activities/meals etc.
The vill… More
“Ticked all the boxes and more!”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
Having stayed in many villas there is always something i think 'Oh I wish they had this' but I honestly cannot say this on this occasion! From beach towels, hair dryer, cool bags, beer, wine and lunc… More