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.
“Fabulous holiday destination with great hosts.” My teenage daughters and I stayed at Garrique Cottage in January 2013. The farmhouse is beautiful with every amenity you could wish for. The scenery is breathtaking and yet you are only 10 - 15 minutes f
This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to al… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review. Come back soon. Fiona
Reviewed 19 Oct 2016
We stayed here for a long weekend and it was simply lovely. Despite the traditional dismal Scottish weather, we relaxed by the log burner and chilled out looking at the scenery. We managed a game o… More
Thank you very much for visiting us. It was the worst weekend for weather we have had for a long time, but you always looked as if you were having fun. Great to see the tennis court in use, and to know you explored the woods. Come back soon, Fiona
“Great Cottage - Stunning Setting”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
The cottage was great. Accommodation was clean and just as described. Loved the kitchen/dining/living area. The cottage was lovely and warm and the wood burner great to cosy in front of at night. … More
“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
“Wonderful for a relaxed, quiet holiday” We had a really great week in this very comfortable accommodation. Good facilities especially the bathroom. A great place to relax and enjoy local walks etc.
The views out of the lounge and main bedroom wer
“Amazing home from home, in the picturesque village of Cromarty”
Reviewed 6 May 2012
Great place to spend easter.This house has everything you need and really enjoyed watching the boats and the water from the living room.
Had fun exploring the village and took the coastal walk out … More
“Yews Barn....” Just got back home today after a delightful stay at Yews Barn. What a fantastic time we enjoyed there. So peaceful....just the birds and the odd call from the deer! Sheer bliss. We had our little yorkie with us who absolutely loved the
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran
Although the property was bigger than we needed for just the 2 of us, it was very appealing and so we arranged to stay for 7 nights.
Booking was quick and easy and we were provided with comprehensive… More
“Our ultimate holiday experience” Cottage Florestal is located in a tranquil & idyllic setting in a perfectly natural environment. Surrounded by the beautiful Barao de Sao Joao wood, bird song is your only sound. It is well-equipped & beautifully furn
A really nicely converted cottage, open plan layout with a mezzanine floor for the bedroom. Very clean, spacious and well equipped - everything from a coffee machine to Wi-Fi. Location is within a nat… More
“A unique and stunning property in a tranquil location”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
Cottage Florestal far surpassed our expectations, a really unique property in a beautiful setting with stunning views to nearby Lagos. The cottage is spacious, comfortable, and well equipped. Karen an… More
“Another great stay at no37!” Thanks John and Trish for a lovely stay once again. Visited drumlandrig castle and sandy hills and Rockliffe. Thornhill is such a great little village a perfect base for seeing the southern west coast.
We'll hopefully be
“10/10 accommodation, stunning views and location” First time to the Lake District, AND WONT BE THE LAST!
I booked last minute as a surprise for my partner who has been snowed under for weeks at work and desperately needed a break! Booking was easy an
Excellent accomodation, excellent location, excellent facilities,
Brian, the owner was nothing short of fantastic. He dealt with queries, came to meet me on the day of arrival, leaving flowers & a bo… More
“Excellent first class treatment”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2012
Fantastic booking experience and accommodation. Could not fault our weekend away.
Very clean linen and warm cozy continuous heating. The owner knows how to please and has every aspect of letting cov… More
“What a pleasurable family holiday, lovely accommodation, lovely site. Highly recommend.”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2012
Accommodation lovely, everything thought of, lovely shower, high quality utensils, flat screen tv, full freeview, Xbox, fully heated. Right next to Ambleside / Coniston but lovely and quiet. Swimming … More
Second year on the Irish holiday market, recently renovated and refurbished three double bedroomed cottage/house situated on the coastal headland of Cahore, Co. Wexford
Accommodation:- Entrance/dining area with patio sliding doors, separate kitchen with breakfast bar, …see more
“Very high quality cottage in beautiful countryside” Spent a lovely week here in June 2016. The cottage is in excellent condition with high quality fittings and furniture, and is well equipped. It would have been even nicer if the weather had been bett
Piers and Sue could not have been better hosts - they had thought of everything you might need and even provided a wonderful welcome pack. My husband and I loved the peace and tranquility of the place… More
“Fun time for all the family!”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2016
My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights with our 1 1/2 yr old in September. I'm slightly reluctant when writing this review because we liked this place so much and will definitely be back so I just hop… More
“Cotmore Farm will never disappoint, a fantastic place.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
This was our second visit to Appletree Cottage and certainly will not be our last. My daughter and boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed their first stay, they enjoyed the well equipped cottage, location and … More
“Fantastic holiday retreat a stone's throw from Fistral Beach - high-quality cottage!” I stayed at this property when visiting Cornwall for a family reunion break and had a thoroughly enjoyable time!
From initial enquiry into accommodation availabil
“Perfect home from home.” Only stayed a few days but wish it was longer. We are a family party of eight & the cottage was big enough to give us plenty of space & comfort. We all felt so relaxed during our stay, & everything we needed was provided. The
Seal cottage is a well equipped, cosy cottage, set in a peaceful location with beautiful views. A very relaxing break.… More
“Lovely location, great sized accommodation.”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2015
Booking process and communication all straight forward.
House ready on-time on the day, warm, friendly greeting by owners parents (including milk for tea and cakes)
Property gardens, lo… More
“Very cosy, comfortable relaxing and wonderful place to stay” We have just returned from a fantastic week in the Wee Residence, it is wonderful!! We had everything we needed, a lovely open fire to relax in front of at the end of the day. The area is
The Wee Residence was really cosy and nice to stay in, we had no problems with it. Not very far from the residence there's the Foyers Falls which are beautiful. We visited many places such as Invernes… More
So so happy you had a nice time and liked the Wee Residence. Thank you very much for lovely review. It makes my day! All the best.enrica
“Wee Loved It!”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2012
We had a lovely stay at The Wee Res. The owners are very friendly and welcoming, and the cottage is very cosy. Highly recommended for anyone that wants to visit Loch Ness, where there is plenty to d… More
Truly glad you had a good time. It makes it all worthwhile for me. Thank you so much. Best things and hope to see you again! Enrica
Hazel cottage is an ideal couple's getaway, it's also great for families with one child/baby. Set amidst the beautiful rolling Morbihan countryside, in a tranquil, idyllic sylvan setting with a large secluded shared heated pool and 30 acres of lawns, woodland, …see 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
“Happy Days” The house is exactly as described and a great choice for a get away. The veiws from the balcony are exactly as shown and the castle is a leisurely 20 minute walk to, with great views from the top. Corbere is an ideal location as it reall
We spent a lovely two weeks relaxing in the quiet little village of Corbere. The accommodation was perfect for us and our 10 year old son, with a spectacular view from the rooftop terrace. Beach and… More
“Nice place” My husband and I stayed few days at the Chestnuts in April 2013. The place is very nice, clean and light, very well organised. The cottage is of good size and has everything you need. I had few questions before the trip and sent emails to
we stayed in this lovely little cottage for a week in august. it was such a home from home in all aspects....... the welcome we received from peter and rae and all the little touches made this a perf… More
“Large, beautifully equipped cottage in a perfect mountain location.” Glyn Awel is superbly located just half a mile from the start of the Watkin path up Snowdon. Access to the high peaks is easy, and there is also excellent walking from the door. The
We have stayed several times at Glyn Awel - I am about to book again for next year. Perfectly positioned for coast or mountains, this cottage is comfortable and characterful. The kitchen is the hub of… More
“a well placed retreat”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
Gwyn Awel was the perfect place to celebrate my husband's 40th with his friends. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, the cottage is just a 5 minute walk to the start of the Watkins path which allowed the… More
“Exactly what we needed”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2014
We travelled to Wales as a group of 6 on a (slightly sensible) stag weekend. We were pleasantly surprised with the size of Glyn Awel and it's facilities, although we only noticed the dishwasher on the… More
“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.
“A tip top place to stay in beautiful surroundings” It's hard to write a true reflection of this lovely place because one needs to go and actually enjoy both the barn and the countryside. The photos don't do it justice at all. We visited the barn as a
We had the best few days ever! The barn has just been restored so it was all fresh and new when we got there. Loads of outside space in the courtyard that my 6 year old thoroughly enjoyed in the eveni… More
“Spacious, ultra-comfortable barn in wonderful loation”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2017
We were there for a family wedding at nearby venue. A weekend wasn't long enough. Great location, warm and luxurious. Would definitely recommend, wish we could have stayed longer.… More
“Very comfortable stay marred by noise and dust from builders”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
The Barn itself is well equipped and has been converted to a high spec. Its location next to the grounds of a large mansion and very close to Llangors Lake, is fabulous.The only outside space is the c… More
“Mrs” I fell a little bit in love with this property. Top class all the way. Everything we needed and more... loved the wild horses in the adjoining fields& how friendly and kind the neighbour was.Would definitely return to this property and thoroughly
“Perfect Cottage, situated in a quite position with spectacular views”
Reviewed 29 Dec 2016
Spent Christmas with friends in this beautiful cottage.
Everything was of a very high standard and beautifully presented.
Lovely views across the bay to Portree, and the mountains.
Plenty of places… More
Hello Deborah and friends
I am delighted that you enjoyed your first trip to Skye and hope there will be many more. I thank you for your kind comments and it was a pleasure for Neil and I to meet you all.
All the very best for a Happy, healthy 2017
Neil and Hannah.
“So good we came back in 2013 - Terrific Villa, Pool, Views & Airconditioning” A lovely traditional style Villa, extremely well appointed with the luxury of Airconditioned bedrooms - which meant a comfortable nights sleep for all. With two young childr
My husband and I, along with another couple, stayed here for 5 nights. The villa is very nice and the views are incredible. Steve was very prompt and thorough in answering our questions and providin… More
Thank you for your lovely review of I'l Granario. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the incredible views. Its always a pleasure to help my guests make plans for their stay and to answer questions that help you make the best of your stay. Thank you also for your recommendation - I would be delighted to welcome you back to I'l Granario at some time in the future.
“Home from home in beautiful countryside”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2012
Lovely property, well set up for all weather, great facilities. Steve gave us excellent directions to get there. He was very helpful with booking and throughout.
Location is great, it is lovely and p… More
Thank for your kind review. I am pleased that you enjoyed the house and the lovely location. Thank you also for your recommendation, I hope to be able to welcome you back to I'l Granario again in the future.
“Beautiful property in a stunning location”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2012
We stayed at Il Granario during the first two weeks of July, having also stayed there for two weeks in September 2011. The location is perfect, surrounded by beautiful rolling Tuscan countryside, with… More
Thank you for your review. It was great to welcome you back for a second stay. Thanks also for the information about the horseriding, it's good to be able to share your experiences with my future guests. You will always be most welcome back to I'l Granario, thank you for being such great guests and for sharing your experience with others.
“VERY helpful host, lovely house” Gary made finding the house easy, and it was a modern clean, spacious well-equipped villa.Although without wiFi, it was easy to buy a vodafone wireless device and sim card..for 45 euro, from a very helpful agent in bal
“Nice time in a nice house in a nice area” We spent 6 days with 8 persons (4 adults, 4 children). The house was very comfortable for us 2 families.The 3 bedrooms in the first floor were great, the one in the groundfloor (bed and bathroom) average.
Just returned from an amazing three days celebrating my husband's 60th birthday, with all the family. Nine in total, ages ranged from 84 to 21 years old. The house is wonderful, the three upstairs bed… More
Thank you for your lovely review.
It is great to hear that Ardfyne is being enjoyed by guests of all ages.
“Superb Holiday Home”
Reviewed 24 Feb 2014
We booked a long weekend at the house located a short distance from the shore of Loch Fyne. On arrival we were greeted by friendly owners and shown the property which is in a perfect location with stu… More
Delighted to hear that you had a great weekend and enjoyed a relaxing break. Many thanks for your very positive feedback.
Our favourite is also the balcony - great for views in all weathers.
“House to be proud of”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2013
Had a great time at Ardfyne, was good entertainment for all, age ranging from 16-79yrs.
Lovely gardens and amazing views, only a 10min walk to local shop walking along the Loch.
Even in the rain you… More
Delighted to hear that you had a great time at Ardfyne even though the weather was a bit mixed. The deck areas do allow you to sit out and enjoy the ever-changing views. Also good to hear that the large oak dining room table was enjoyed by everyone in the evening. Hopefully see you all next year.
“A First Class Home from Home!” Stayed here with my wife and 2 children. It exceed our expectations in every way. The house and garden were much bigger than the pictures illustrate. We really were shocked. The lounge is utterly lovely, and the kitch
What a wonderful weekend and lovely cottage. We celebrated a couple of birthdays and an anniversary I'm style. Everything was spotlessly clean and everything was to a high standard.Garden lovely and l… More
Another fantastic review !
What a really nice group you where ,
Was a pleasure to meet you all so glad you had a great time here
A big thank you for taking a few moments to review us
Do hope to see you all back here again sometime as we have so many regulars now reviews like this keeps us very busy here I'm sure
regards to all ,
Rob and bri
“A fantastic holiday.”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2016
Abbey End is amazing. We had a party of 8 people stay for a week at the end of October. The cottage itself was massive, clean and well kept. With a big TV for nights in and a big kitchen for cooking… More
Thank you !!
For such a well detailed review which will certainly help us increase our bookings also great info for incoming guests so glad you all enjoyed our location along with near by attractions.
Hope to see you all return in the near future
You were a really nice family
Thanks again for this awesome review
Rob n bri
“Great location, lovely villa.” Our family of four (children aged 9 and 4) had a great week in this villa. It was modern, spacious and clean. The kitchen was modern and very well equipped down to the ice making fridge. The pool was quite dirty when we
“Ideal property for family holiday in beautiful part of Spain”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2015
Spacious, very well-equipped apartment in beautiful location. Lovely terrace with access to good-sized pool. Wonderful views of pine clad hills and Pyrenees in the distance. Lots of superb beaches nea… More
“Sun, sea, peace and a pool - a perfect week”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2012
Since we stayed in this lovely well-equipped villa last year there have been some improvements and our stay this year was even better. It helped that the weather was great, but repairs and improvement… More
“You will not be disappointed with your stay if you book this house”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2012
Our stay at this house was perfect and we would definitely stay there again. We didn't have any trouble finding it and were all very impressed when we got there. We are a family with three teenagers… More
“Well equipped, spacious villa with own heated pool with local assistance if required.” A lovely well equipped villa, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Large kitchen, lounge/diner. TV but we didn't find many English channels but plenty of DVD's supplied by th
Villa is exactly like the photos. Very modern & spacious inside. We stayed with 2 young children & it was ideal. Everyone loved the pool! Villa was very quiet but we were able to walk to Atlantico & t… More
“A very clean; well presented villa having a lovely sheltered pool”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2012
We were welcomed by Sasha, one of the property carers who showed us round & gave us information on how things worked ( there was a nice welcome pack to get us started ). Every thing looked in good con… More
“Amazing!” Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!
We were able to have our whole family together, ranging in ages from 3 months to 78 years old, plus 1 dog & there was something for all of us. Amazingly comfortable accomodation, glorious scenery & lo… More
“Wonderful base to enjoy South Devon”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2012
We had a great time and were happy to let the kids go off by themselves to explore and cycle in safe, interesting surroundings. I even managed to catch a small Salmon (which I returned) and a Sea Trou… More
“Excellent - 100% Perfect”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2011
We enjoyed a fabulous holiday at Yeo Farm. Despite booking stupidly late, our request was handled peerlessly and in the most accommodating and friendly manner. The property exceeded our expectations: … More
“Lovely place, accurately described.” Accurately described really nice bungalow. A pleasant stroll down to the seafront and a few restaurants and very close to Holyhead too. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend staying here. The owners were very helpful too
“Absolutely fabulous bungalow, everything there you could possibly need.”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2013
Fantastic weekend in an idyllic setting. Ideal for in-laws especially as my mother in-law is disabled. Very clean and tidy, well equipped with everything you could possibly need.… More
Thanks Beth, glad you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back. Cheers Andrew & Sue
“Great location for golfing and family holidays”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2013
We had a short stay in the bungalow over the Christmas/New year period. It could not be more suitable for a golf stay as the golf club is just 5 yards away. The weather however prevented us from pla… More
Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your break. Will try and do better with the weather next time
“Just the job for touring Anglesey”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2012
Lovely quiet location near to major services .We are birdwatchers and were able to access all the sites on the island very easily. The accommodation is very comfortable and we were able to self cater … More
Thanks for your kind comments - look forward to your next booking
History, art, architecture, wine and food - its all here to enjoy. Combine your holiday with visiting amazing cities with all they have to offer and soak up the rural way of life - tradition is strong here and many times you will feel like you have stepped back in time …see more
Apartment is located in the town of Pješčana Uvala, Pula - Istria. The house is 150 m away from the sea and is categorized as apartment. There is a beach nearby (pebble). Other guests will most likely be staying in the house's other apartments. Your hosts w …see more
“Beautiful Cottage” The cottage has been renovated to an incredibly high spec & the decor is beautiful.
John & Katy really have thought about everything. From the welcome hamper including fresh (warm!) mince pies to an endless supply of fresh eggs.