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.
“A Fab time had by all” I stayed in this wonderful chalet in the heart of the beautiful mountains that surrounded us for a friends birthday for one week. 4 ladies in total we were there to ski, relax and just enjoy the beauty of it all. After being wel
While 15.000 travelers were snowed in in Austria, 10 good friends spent 5 days in this fantastic chalet and the surrounding ski areas. The place is very comfortable with central heating, sufficient ho… More
Thank you for the very complimentary review for Haus Hubertus, it's a really great feeling when guests enjoy the chalet and of course the skiing, it will be a pleasure to have you stay again.
“Utterly Fabulous !! - couldn't have wished for a better holiday”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2011
The chalet was fantastic, every other place in this extraordinary oasis is about three to four times the price. Walking distance to bars, restaurants, swimming pools, saunas, go-karting-on-ice, etc. A… More
“Good location at a good ski resort”
Reviewed 26 Jan 2013
2 families with teenagers. (7 total)
Good location for skiing. (150mtr walk to slope, ski down to drag lift then up and then easy ski across to main gondola lift approx 1km)
2 good restaurants short… More
“The dream come true” Thank you so very much for such a fantastic stay at Khomba. We had a simply amazing time. Best of all was the sea. It was so relaxing to be able to watch my grandchildren play in the water all day, from the privacy of our own b
We had a wonderful time at Khomba House, it was by far the best place to stay in Alankuda, you have created a little piece of paradise there. We were extremely comfortable and I slept like a child, lu… More
Many thanks for your review, delighted to hear you had such a good Christmas and New Year.
“Lovely gite ideally located to explore Bordeaux” 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 door
Our stay here was lovely; the gite is very comfortable and perfect for a couple or a small family. There was an area outside the gite just for our use, and the whole farm setting was idyllic.
Our ho… More
Set in a delightfully remote rural location yet within close proximity to both Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket. Highwaymans offers tranquil relaxation and optimum comfort. Light and airy rooms with excellent en-suite facilities.Light and airy rooms with excellent en-suite …see more
“Perfect location in quiet area, ideal base for exploring North Wales” This is in am excellent location within walking distance of the bay, and an ideal base for exploring Anglesey and North Wales. There are many places to choose from for a meal, some
A cosy little bungalow with absolutely everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Everything is provided and a little welcome pack awaits you as well. The Location is also very good with a shor… More
“Beautiful family cottage. Suitable for all ages and families.”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2014
Booked the cottage at very short notice but owners so helpful and accommodating. Needed some assistance by telephone on first evening and this was helpfully received. Location was perfect for our requ… More
“Lovely, clean, cosy cottage”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2013
This is the second time we have rented this cottage. Its proximity to family makes it ideal for us. However, more importantly is how clean, well equipped and cosy it is. Since the last time we stayed … More
“Couldn't be better” We have a fantastic time at Stella Beach Villa, with the kids ages 4, 6 and 9 we are not used to such great downtime. The pool catered for all of them, the chef was incredibly accommodating with such fantastic options. We even mana
From the welcome drink on arrival right to our departure, Stella Beach offered a level of understated luxury from start to finish.
Set on stunning private beach land, amidst towering coconut trees … More
“An absolute must if you visit Sri Lanka!”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2013
Our stay at Stella Beach was by far the highlight of our trip to Sri Lanka. From the moment we arrived to when we left the hospitality we received was second to none. All of the staff were great and t… More
“Dream house by the Indian Ocean”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
Amazing place! Wonderful house, huge garden, good-sized pool, astonishing beach and excellent meals, the best place to lay back after visiting Sri Lanka's sights.
The house is basically built up of … 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 shor …see more
B&B very comfortable, in a little village (middle mountain) in Toscana. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 dining room, lounge place, TV, internet access. Pets accepted.We have a 2 houses, ok for 8 persons, in the village.Village in a conservation area. Amazing and quiet …see more
DAR BÔ is a typical Moroccan Riad situated byside a small and quiet square in the heart of the Medina of Essaouira. This charming house to rent in exclusivity is close to restaurants and markets. It is suitable for couples, families and groups. The house is to rent all …see more
Our property lies on the most beautiful spot of Mazan, a village in the Vaucluse at south of the Mont Ventoux. It holds course against the hillock and has free view over the Montagne the Vaucluse to the Vally of the Rhone. Avignon visible with the Palais du Papes. …see more
The Kipepeo Lodge is a charming and warm beach villa, built on the Southeast coast of Zanzibar, close to a typical african village, Jambiani. The villa is an extraordinary accommodation, fully staffed and implemented to give to the guest the best services. On the shore. …see more
Beautiful upmarket heritage bungalow located in Nuwara Eliya in a large private garden. Featuring 4 comfortable bedrooms and a cosy lounge with open fireplace, this serviced property is a nostalgic base from which families and groups can explore the hill country.It is f …see more
“Relaxing and Diving” 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 friendly atmosphere............then c
The La Palapa Resort is considered one of the most beautiful and well kept in, Quepos-Matapalo-Dominical and Uvita area, with grounds and tropical gardens beautifully maintained and clean, by very dedicated and friendly staff that deliver the best service.This is a very …see more
Italy-Farmhouse-Rental apartment-Swimming pool-Beach-Seaside-family-vacation rental-golf 20 mins-B&B-VeniceA farmhouse in Italy near the adriatic coast with the beaches of Lignano, Bibione, Grado nearby. …see more
Bed and Breakfast in a 19th century restored mill near Fontenay le Comte offering 5 double en suite bedrooms. Open all year. Evening meals served. Animals accepted. Bike Hire. Discounts given for longer stays. 3 Clés rating with Clévacances. Quiet location.Good Cycling. …see more
“peace and tranquility” The property is located down a very quiet track in the village of Antria about 5 kms from Arezzo with views over lush woodland and valley. The appartment is one of 5 in a converted farmhouse setting. Whilst we were there we had
Exclusive, private, luxury Caribbean resort on Bequia in the Grenadines. More like a private resort than just a villa .Up to 20 guests can be accommodated in 10 air-conditioned suites with 4 poster beds, 40 ft. pool, full staff and more. Individual room rates also avail …see more
“Beautiful views in a tranquil setting” The views were simply breathtaking over the river. Many mornings and evenings spent on the private balcony just watching the birds and a few locals fishing. There was no one else, very peaceful. The river is safe
Set in a Coconut Grove, Malabar Cove Beach House has magnificent views over the Arabian Sea. A perfect hideaway. A place to relax and recuperate from the stresses of every day life.
Near the famous Drive-in Beach of Muzhappilangad.
Yoga and Ayurveda can be arranged.
Mal …see more
“A holiday to remember” We stayed at Chalet Bobeau over the Easter holidays. We were a little worried about booking so late in the season as we thought there wouldn't be much snow. Luckily we didn't have anything to worry about as the snow was the best
“The Perfect Ski Holiday - Fabulous Chalet in Gorgeous Samoens”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2013
Stayed here with 13 friends for a week this January and had a brilliant ski holiday which we would wholeheartedly recommend!
Chez Bobeau is a gorgeous chalet in a great location with fab facilities i… More
The villa Clementine is ideal for families seeking relaxation. This beautiful villa has a large exotic wood deck, an large swimming pool 10 x 5 meters in a park planted with tropical species. …see more
“Warm , friendly , special” 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 recommend .
“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
Built in 2007, Villa Eglantine has everything you need for an excellent West Indies holiday under the sun. The villas Eglantine is located in the residence Fleurs de May. The villas has its own pool and private garden. …see more
“Salmon fishing on the Moy” My friend Tim and I spent five nights at this beautiful location, set in peaceful countryside on the outskirts of Foxford. Proprietors, Joanne and David, are both keen anglers and were our fishing guides on each of our excur
Staying with David and Jo was very easy and uncomplicated, we could come and go as we wanted. If you choose to eat meals here you will eat well as Jo is a great cook. The garden is lovely and sitting … More
Multi award winning Bed and Breakfast. Voted best B&B in France 2102 by Guide Chapeau Noir. Lovely old stone house with stunning views. Large garden with sun loungers and BBQ. Fridges, mini bar and air con or ceiling fans in all rooms. Private parking and WiFi.Wonderful …see more
Beautiful, newly built stylish chalet with spacious and very comfortable accommodation, sleeping up to 24, ideal for large parties and special occasions. Large private gardens, heated swimming pool in summer, outdoor hot tub in winter, close to ski lifts. …see more
La Terrasse' is a small and friendly, owner-run property, ideally situated just one hour by road from Geneva airport, on the sunny slopes of the strikingly beautiful upper Giffre valley. Directly opposite are Morillon, 5 minutes, and Samoens, 10 minutes, which link easi …see more
“Wonderful place - would go again!” We stayed at Villa Turquoise in Dec 2014 with our family of 2 sons and their girlfriends. We loved the house, the pool, the private beach - The staff were very friendly and helpful and always went out of their way to
We vacationed here with friends from mainland Tanzania as well as friends from Australia who have literally traveled the world.I cant say enough about the house itself. Every room is a delight, ours w… More
“Even better than expected !”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
Everything was just perfect!
We spent a great time with my family (14 people)
House very comfortable, staff efficient and friendly, amazing view, an oasis in Zanzibar !
Hope to come back very… More
“Great place for Extended Family”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2011
We stayed with our parents and teens in this fabulous house post safari. It is a very beautiful and comfortable estate with a wonderful staff that ensures you haven't a thing to do but enjoy it. The… More
A big country villa on the top of a hill ,in the middle of the roman ager, in Ardea, just 30 km south of Rome ( 30 min by car), near some of the best latium beaches, historical and cultural places of relevance whit possibility of shopping and fun. Vegan cook possible.Be …see more
“Most amazing and personalized Wadi Rum experience imaginable.” I feel so lucky to have found Saleh and Alia and their wonderful family! I stayed two full days and one night in Wadi Rum as a solo traveler. I felt so well cared for, and really got to ap
“Very personalized and authentic experience - we loved it!”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2012
We stayed 3 days with Attic and his brother, in their beautiful camp in the Wadi Rum desert. The camp is remote. It was only us the first two nights. We could sleep under the stars or in cabins as we … More
“A truly beautiful experience in every way.”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2012
I found out about the tour of Wadi Rum with WadRum tours from a site belonging to Tudor Lomas who has had many years experience of Jordan and writes beautifully about the country. He recommended Sal… More
“If you do one thing for your children let it be this!”
Reviewed 2 Mar 2012
We travel a lot with our three children (12, 7,4) and they get to see lots of interesting things. There highest praise is usually that they are going to bring their children here some day. Well after… More
“Really great catered chalet for family mountain bike trips!” We spent a week at Chalet Lac de Vonnes in August to do some mountain biking as a family in Chatel. The chalet is well located, with fantastic views of the mountains, safe bike storage and a
Such a fab stay ,Darren the owner and host was wonderful!
We travelled with two family's mixed ages and all had a great time,hot tub in the morning table tennis in the evening kept everyone content… More
“stunning views, stunning chalet, excellent food, very friendly/helpful staff, about to rebook so why would you not go???”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2013
Myself and a couple of friends have just returned from a fully catered week, staying with Darren and Marselles in chalet lac de vonnes.
Upon arrival (about 8pm due to driving down) Darren greeted us … More
“The people the place the hosts and the mountainbiking - all BRILLIANT”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2013
I have just recently returned from a week at Chalet Lac de Vonnes (Mountainbike Breaks) and i am very happy to say it was brilliant.
From the outset Darren was really helpful and flexible. He came… More
Top quality 200 sqm log cabin is located at slopes of the Finlands biggest most popular ski-resort and round-the-year activity resort Levi, just 10 minutes taxi from Kittilä airport. Quiet and peaceful location in heart of Lappland's nature, yet only 10 minutes fr …see more
Skivillaroger is a beautiful 4 bedroomed Chalet with OUTDOOR HOT TUB in a fantastic location for a Summer or Winter Holiday!
With stunning scenery and views the Chalet is situated in the beautiful Alpine Village of Le Loissel, Villaroger , Les Arcs. Close to all amen …see more
Villa Storica is a luxury villa situated on Lake Garda in the Italian Lakes. This 4 bedroom villa is in a peaceful location, surrounded by green hills and overlooking the lake, however it's also well positioned for those who wish to enjoy some sightseeing during their s …see more
The residence is located on the heights of l Anse des Rochers so allowing an astonishing view on ocean and the surrounding islands. The Residence of Islands, at the heart of a residential area, will charm you by its elegance, its peace of mind and its discretion. Only …see more
“Rural France with art tuition if desired” I really enjoyed staying at this farmhouse just outside a tiny hamlet in a very rural area of France. The views of the Pyrenees arer stunning and I found Paul and Asha to be very caring hosts. I spent my days
Close to the beach in walking distance, Western Standards, Big Garden, Private Pool & close to Restaurants and Shops. Child friendly, great for family groupsClose to the Restaurants & the beach in walking distance, Western Standards, Big Garden, Private Pool. …see more