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.
Absolute beach font villa with al luxury and private staff for your housekeeping and cooking wishes. Surrounded by a lush tropical garden you will be able to relax in one of the Bale's (typical balinese relax hut) or plunch in the infinity swimming pool . As the fr …see more
Sandul Villa, situated in Beruwala, 56 km from Colombo and 87 km from International airport on the west-south coast of Sri Lanka. The Villa located in a very beautiful place. Just 5 minutes driving with tuk-tuk will bring you to the beach coast of Indian ocean (around 1 …see more
Ratnakara is an exclusive and private five bed villa built on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. The property is set in 1.5 acres of land on top of a small hill overlooking a quiet bay approximately 1km from Dondra Head Lighthouse. The house is ensures a get away from it al …see more
“Relaxing, wonderful stay with all the trimmings :-)”
Reviewed 18 May 2013
We stayed at Ratnakara for only 3 nights and wished it could have been longer! The villa is wonderful and charming on a grand scale. It sleeps 10 with enough space for privacy if you are travelling wi… More
“most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 10 May 2013
My girlfriend and I only spend a couple of nights in this amazing villa and had the entire place to ourselfs. This had defnitiely been the most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka and we couldn't help ourself… More
“An amazing place to stay!”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2013
We were fortunate to be the first guests to stay in this amazing property, which is spacious, well laid out with an great pool too.
The staff are very attentive to your every need and nothing is to… More
The farmhouse offers 230m2 of luxury comfort and ample space for 8 people. Built to high standards whilst keeping the charm of an authentic and rustic Savoyard home. You will be The views are amazing no matter which season you come and stay, you can walk, climb, bike a …see more
If you are looking for a luxurious place to stay in the French Alps, without breaking the bank, then this is it. The ultimate in both accommodations and food. Nikki and Hugh are the hosts, and speak… More
Thank you so much for your feedback, l hope to see you all again in the near future xx
“My two sons of 7 and 4 now want me to build a luxurious house and learn how to cook like aunty Nikki!!!”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2014
Amazing experience in a luxurious, relaxing and down to earth atmosphere.. With two very active boys we kept busy and there is so much to do in such a quaint village. We cycled up to the top where we… More
Thanks for the lovely response, l could think of nothing better than to have the family back to play in the kitchen and climb the rock walls,
See you again soon,
Nikki and Hugh
“Great chalet, great food, great walks, great views and great company ... We couldn't of asked for anything more”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
Thank you Nikki and Hugh for a perfect 2 days.
You were so welcoming, we felt at home from the moment that we arrived. And what a home!
We stayed as part of our trip though Europe and on our tra… More
The Stables is a beautiful luxurious holiday let in is't own right standing apart from the other properties with patio area and views straight over our paddock. The Stables can also be combined with our other properties - The Hay Barn, Middle Stable and the Tack R …see more
“Lovely accomodation, perfect for a relaxing weekend”
Reviewed 23 May 2013
This was exactly what we had hoped for if not a little bit better!
Lovely furnishings, welcoming hosts and a lovely area to stay for a quiet weekend away. The Stables was lovely and clean and had … More
Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Do come and visit again soon.
We are converting our big barn and stables into holiday accomodation before next Spring, so we will have even more to offer you then - we will keep you posted!
“Cosy, clean and attractively furnished, this was ideal for a relaxing break for two in rural Dorset.”
Reviewed 17 Nov 2012
We enjoyed our week at 'The Stables'. Attractively decorated, with good quality furniture, including a comfortable king-size bed, this is an imaginative conversion of a stable block. The living area… More
Thank you for your lovely informative review, we enjoyed having you and hope to see you again if you are down this way, there is still much more to see!
“Nice cosy place”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2012
It was a very nice place was friendly atmosphere and the owner was easily approachable and helpful, all the information needed was available including attractions close by and local pubs etc. The prop… More
Thank you for you very informative review. I think I may leave information on the mattress make in The Stables as so many people comment on how comfortable it is. I felt you really got the juice out of your stay as you did so many things – glad you enjoyed yourselves. Sorry I couldn’t fix the weather for you!
The house consists of a large double bedroom comfortably furnished with specially commissioned furniture,rugs and curtains, a large shower room with bidet,and ample cupboards; a large living room (17 x 10m) with fireplace and a dining area, and kitchen off (6 x 4 m). An …see more
Surrounded by fields, vineyards and forest, "La Ruelle du Pressoir" is a charming traditional stone house part of the owner's property, a XVIIe century farmhouse converted into a family cottage formerly owned and refurbished by the Eiffel family. Only 30m …see more
Ruelle du Pressoir is a beautiful small gite ideal for solo travels, couples and small families. I stayed for four nights in July and was warmly welcomed by Mr and Mrs Hery whose own home is next doo… More
Cross country skiers can ski straight from the door and both cross country and alpine ski centres can be found just 20 minutes away by car in both directions. All of the cross country ski routes double up as mountain bike routes in the summer, with bike hire widely ava …see more
We stayed in Tatra Lodge over christmas and new year period. First of all, the owner, Jackie, made it so easy for us to book. She was very helpful, friendly and provided us with lots of information t… More
Thanks so much for your lovely review. It's great to know you had such a wonderful time over there in the gorgeous Tatra mountains. I just wanted to let people know that we now have WiFi at Tatras Lodge. There's a 2.5gb allocation per holiday with the option to purchase more if needed.
“Great accommodation, great holiday, highly recommended!”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2013
We really enjoyed the Tatras Lodge accommodation as well as the area (High and Low Tatras). The communication with the owner and a key holder was just great (friendly, kind and caring people!)
“Fabulous house in fantastic location, will definitely return.”
Reviewed 4 Feb 2013
Stayed at this amazing house in August of last year with another family, 6 children in total ranging in age from 7 to 12. They spent most of the day in the small river at the back of the house, pick… More
Designed to provide a comfortable environment where you can relax and enjoy the company of family or friends, our catered chalet is located in the ideal position to enjoy panoramic views and very easy access to the essentials of a good ski holiday. The chalet is within …see more
This is a homely and comfortable lodge set in the beautiful Tarentaise Valley - right at the centre of the massive Paradiski ski area.
In Winter, the lodge is offered as a cozy, catered ski chalet and is perfectly placed for skiing the Paradiski area of Peisey Vallandr …see more
“Amazing skiarea, great chalet and fantastic hosts with a relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2013
Jodi and Renato were the best hosts. A great team:) The meels were perfect and well prepared. It was not a problem to adjust the menu during the stay. Great that kids got a special menu and adjustment… More
Thank you so much! We loved having you all to stay - your enthusiasm and absolute love of skiing was infectious and we really enjoyed your ski stories around the dinner table at the end of every day. Great that you were able to ski the back country right to the door of our chalet! Awesome! We're so pleased you like the look of the chalet - we've worked hard to make it homely and relaxed - with a bit of style thrown in! We'd love to have you back again for some more deep powder skiing and great conversation.
“Excellent 5 star quality with amazing hosts!! Best holiday experience!!”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2013
What an amazing chalet!! First class service with personalized touch and exceptional food. They cater for everything including vegetarian food ( which is a huge bonus!!) that is absolutely delicious! … More
Thanks so much! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us - and that you enjoyed our vegetarian dishes. You had some great snow while you were here - what a way to start snowboarding!! Come back for more anytime. xx
“More than we ever expected - a truely wonderful experience.”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
Renato and Jodi, for newbies in hospitality, have surpassed what others have tried to do for years. Their personal attention to every detail from our on-line enquiries, to booking and to a personal gr… More
Thank you so much for your lovely words! We couldn't have asked for nicer guests than you to start our season off! So relaxed and happy - we loved having you to stay! Please do come and visit us again - next time we'll be welcoming you back as friends!
The B&B and the apartments are located in the center of Mandello del Lario in a Lombard banister house of XVIII century. The structure consists of 2 housing units with a common large courtyard. We offer 3 comfortable rooms with private entrance and equipped with bathro …see more
This beautifully converted garden building sits in the grounds of the main house and provides a charming cosy getaway in beautiful rural Sandhurst. The accommodation comprises of a stable door leading to a tiled hallway and en suite bathroom with shower over the bath - …see more
Apertment is on the ground level of the four floor house. It is 35 square meters big and consists of kitchen/dining room,sleeping room and bathroom.In a front of it there is big shady terrace of about 100 square meters.There You can enjoy a sea view and BBQ and it is a …see more
Please note prices are PER PERSON
Chalet Heidi is a large, very comfortable, 3 Star, Tirolean Guesthouse in the farming village of Scheffau. The chalet offers 12 bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, Balcony, Satellite TV, clock radio with Ipod dock, Telephone, WiFi …see more
'Les Hirondelles' is situated on the outskirts of the small village of Cuves, a farming community in the Seé Valley, Lower Normandy offering lovely views of the surrounding hills and countryside. Easy access from at least 3 ports (Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo - …see more
About our Studio:L'Escapade de Marijac is a Chambre d'Hôte (Bed and Breakfast). Situated on the first floor of converted barn dating back to at least the mid 19th century, the charming room features oak beams and beautiful views. This first floor studio bene …see more
“A Great place, immaculate room and lovely peopl, Lyons is a perfect place to unwind, highly recommended.”
Reviewed 24 May 2012
I stayed for just under a week with Alex and Shirley who done their best to make my stay enjoyable. The room and place is unique and immaculately turned out. Lyons and the surrounding area is a great … More
Magnificent contemporary villa with a breathtaking view on the sea, located on the top of a hill, accessible through its remote controlled gate, 100 m downstream of the villa.This property faces the sea on the south side and the mountains on the north side and inspires …see more
C'est la seconde fois que je passe mes vacances dans cette magnifique villa en Sardaigne du Sud. La première fois c'était en septembre 2013. La maison avec sa piscine à débordement, sa position et… More
Vineyard Cottage Majzelj with 3 rooms is located in the vineyards near Pleterje monastery and Sentjernej. Perfect spot for couples searching for peace, hiking and cycling in the countryside, horse riding in Hosta stud. There are several posibilities for hiking and cyc …see more
“Excellent Bed&Breakfast in a Slovenian countryside vineyard”
Reviewed 5 May 2013
We had a two night stay early April. We were the only guests at that time. The large room was comfortable with skylights giving a very pleasant atmophere.
The host arranged a dinner at our request e… More
Catered chalet Solneige is located next to the beautiful alpine village of Vaujany, directly connected with the snow secure Alpe d'Huez ski area, which combines the charm of a real mountain village with modern, up-to-date facilities.
Staying in one of the most beautif …see more
Les Petites Charmilles offers comfortable friendly bed and breakfast accommodation in a Traditional Perigordine style house in the heart of the Dordogne countryside. Offering ideal holiday accommodation for a couple, Room 4 has a king-size bed, two comfortable cane armc …see more
With an excellent location at the northern end of Nuwara Eliya town overlooking the century-old golf course, the misty mountains and Single Tree Hill, Brockenhurst is in a wonderfully peaceful part of town. This excellently-maintained fully-restored century old property …see more
*****An airport pick up can be arranged and transfer to Psatha studios for two adults with two luggage will cost approx.130€*****
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“Stunning scenery, stress free and total relaxation to the sound of the sea.”
Reviewed 27 Mar 2013
A car is a necessity to explore and enjoy the surrounding towns an villages, restaurants and historical sites. A trip to Arachova and Delphi is a must via the long straight roads on the flat planes b… More
Chalet Calluna is one of two beautiful chalets from Book4Alps in Les Carroz, French Alps. It is a traditional wooden chalet, which has been fully modernised and all 5 bedrooms are en-suite with new bathrooms and beautiful mountain views. Chalet Calluna has a spacious l …see more
Nestling amongst two acres of woodland and open countryside and ideally situated between the Lot Valley and Aveyron Gorges, Les Fontaines is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The property has immense character and charm and has been refurbished to the highest of …see more
Heavenly Homestay has 5 individual , double bedrooms which can be rented separately . You have a choice of double or twin beds, all with en-suite bathroom, air conditioning and wi fi. All rooms have their own private balcony overlooking beautiful spacious garden and …see more
The guys who worked here were over the top service minded. They did everything and a little more. And the best thing is that it wasn't expensive at all. I would definetely stay here again and recommen… More
“Lovely stay, great sleep, slightly expensive”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2014
Set in lovely grounds with a little pool, we found it so so relaxing. The bed was so comfy we slept the best we've slept our whole time in Indonesia! (And we've been here for 2 months). It is close to… More
Thank you for your review, it really helps our business.
This area is excellent for walkers as there are many scenic walks. There is fishing and swimming in the lake at St Germain Les Belles with a cafe/restaurant overlooking the lake and beach. There are many concerts and Art Exhibitions in the summer months. Also inter …see more
“A typical French gite at the edge of a friendly village.”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
The gite is on the outskirts of a village with local shops (bakers, butchers, grocers and a small Casino supermarket). A bigger supermarket could be found 10 mins away. We enjoyed a meal at the local … More
Sunrise villa is a modern and comfortable house designed and built by the owner to provide a relaxing quality of life style in beautiful tropical surroundings.High ceilings and natural ventilation offer a healthy change from busy cities.Verandas on 3 sides for shady out …see more
Douglas' house is situated in a beautiful area of North East Thailand. He is a very generous host and we felt very comfortable in his lovely sunny house. He arranged for our evening meals to be cook… More
This is a wonderful place to relax enjoying the tranquil countryside looking from the terrace down into the valley, the olives groves and the lake. Spacious and comfortable, this holiday home features 2 quadruple rooms and 1 double room, a well-equipped modern kitchen, …see more
B&B suites available with 1, 2 or 3 rooms La Grande Maison is situated in three acres of wooded grounds that lead down to the river Dive. Perfectly situated for exploring the Loire Valley. We have the Bike Barn for storage of cycles or if you don't want to brin …see more
Chalet Cairn – Our new catered ski chalet, is something a little bit special, based on the boundary of the Vanoise National Park in Nancroix, for both Winter and Summer.If you tick list for your ski holiday includes: outdoor hot tub, sauna, heated boot room, ski hire …see more
“Great friendly comfortable and inexpensive chalet holiday”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2014
We took the chalet as a whole and all 15 of the group were extremely pleased with the level of service, quality of food and general standard of the accommodation. We will certainly be using the chalet… More
“Great Chalet, Great Location, Great Food, Great people”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2014
What can I say, I had a great time in this really good ski chalet. I have stayed in a few chalets now and this by far is the best. Food was fantastic more than enough and wine a drinks were flowing. T… More
“Great Food, Amazing Hosts, perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
The resort has access to some great skiing. But for me it’s the hole holiday that makes me want to go back to resorts.
The Chalet is not a typical holiday Chalet, you can see Sarah personal atte… More
Malabar Cove Beach House on the shores of the Arabian Sea is a perfect hideaway.
Guests approach the Beach House on foot along simple paths which wind through the Coconut Grove.
There are no cars in the village. The nearest road and parking is three or four minutes from …see more
Welcome to Ebb Tide Barbados a luxury stylish beachfront villa on the West coast of the beautiful island of Barbados .Featured on the ITV daybreak during the Queens diamond jubilee celebrations , and available for holiday rental throughout the year. Surrounded by beaut …see more
Our family of five adults and 3 young children have just spent a wonerful 10 days at Ebb Tide. We have had many holidays in Barbados over the years mainly staying at Sandy Lane so after our initial r… More
“Edd Tide - heaven on earth!”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2016
When I come across an emphatic holiday review on a web site I used to think to myself “come on – it can’t be THAT good…there must have been something that wasn’t quite as perfect as you’re… More
Paul.Thank you so much for this fantastic revue. In future I want have to tell the guests anything .Thanks again and I do hope you will be back with us very soon.
Neil & Wendy.
“The Ultimate in relaxation”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2011
We stayed at Ebbtide for 10 days from the 4th June 2011. It was absolutely fantastic. We've rented many villas over the years and are often disappointed on arrival as they can be tied,poorly maintaine… More
A warm welcome awaits you in our tranquil two hundred year old restored farmhouse. La Cloue Bed and Breakfast is situated on our 15 acre smallholding with great views over the valley. 2Km Lassay Les Châteaux.
We have a large organic vegetable garden, an orchard and fr …see more
Both properties set in private surroundings, in a Sri Lankan village.English owned, and built in late 2005 to a very high standard. Surrounded by trees, it's a bird watchers paradise, many can be seen from the balconies. We are 400m from the sea via a short boat r …see more
- Modern architecture and furniture- Porches and terraces with hammocks and barbecue- Sea view and constant sea breeze- Large living room with sofa-bed open kitchen and eating area- Suite with queen size bed, air conditioner, closet and own bathroom- Bedroom with two si …see more
Our converted farmhouse lies in the valley of the Aso river, 20 minutes from beaches at Pedaso and 45 minutes from skiing in Sibilini mountains. We have two comfortable studio apartments with all facilities.
For those who like to self cater there is use of an adjacen …see more
“A perfect place to get away from it all and explore a beautiful region”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
The property has been beautifully renovated and two self contained apartments have been installed which open onto poolside. The service was fantastic and very friendly.
The breakfast was great featur… More
Thank you for your comments, we look forward to seeing you again.
“A MEMORABLE VACATION IN A WONDERFUL COUNTRY SIDE LOCATION, WITH HOSTSMAKING YOU FEEL LOKE YOU ARE AT HOME.”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2013
We had a very warm welcome and found our apartment very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. A few steps to the pool and garden with Olive,Persimmon and walnut trees. The views of the surr… More
Thanks for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you again here soon!
“A lovely base to explore a lovely area.”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2012
We found this a delightful and secluded base from which to explore this lovely area. The owners were both welcoming and accomodating and you would be hard pressed to guess that previous residents of o… More
Thanks for your kind comments. We listen to our visitors to ensure that we maintain standards for the next guests. We look forward to seeing you again!
Our beautiful 17th century longere is open for Bed & Breakfast all year round. Ideally located in a small hamlet, yet only fifteen minutes from the world famous Le Mont St Michel, we provide an ideal base to discover the delights of the local area. All our guest rooms …see more
On a cycling tour of Normandy and France Helen and Steve offered just what we wanted . I couldn't fault the place , from the warm welcome , excellent evening meal and breakfast. Would strongly recomme… More
“High quality residence, very sociable family. An ideal choice!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
From initial booking contact, we had very good response from Helen to any questions or requests.
On arrival we were made to feel welcome and shown the rooms which were to a very high standard, as … More
“Perfect for our long weekend discovering northern Normandy and Brittany”
Reviewed 22 May 2012
La Petite Ferme is a delightful smallholding in a little hamlet only minutes from Pontorson. It's a great location for touring along the northern parts of Britanny and Normandy and was very easy to g… More
The Picasso apartment consists of the Picasso studio bedroom with pull-down Murphy bed that has a king-size fully sprung mattress. It has a well equipped kitchen area and en-suite bath/shower room +WC. The Gauguin bedroom is included with king-size bed and en-suite sho …see more
2 bedroom apartment with terrace, barbecue and wonderful views over the Adriatic sea. Brand new and beautifully redecorated, the apartment has wi-fi, air-con, satelite tv, and telephone. Nestled in the heart of the village with restaurants, bars, supermarkets, and a pos …see more
One of the best place to meet friends and enjoy untouched fantastic nature.
We stay here for two weeks and this vacation we will never forget.
For all people who looks for a silent place and friendl… More
PureChalets specialise in offering fully catered ski & snowboarding holidays in the charming alpine village of Samoens. We also offer a range of catering options in the Summer. The company is privately run and owned by Andy & Liz. We have created a warm atmosphe …see more
We had a wonderful stay here. The chalet is very roomy clean and bright. Only problem was not having access to a washing machine during the summer break( there were 6 of us), otherwise superb. Loved t… More