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.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Villa Storica is an elegant holiday residence. The property has been completely renovated but the owners have retained and respected its historical roots, whilst at the same time offering guests all the amenities and services of a modern structure.<br><br>In …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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
Nearest beach 37 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
'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
Nearest beach 5 km; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
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
Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Villa Teras is nestled in a beautiful tranquil location on the outskirts of Ubud. If you're looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration, Ubud is arguably the best place to use as a base when visiting Bali. It is surrounded by most of the things that bring peopl …see more
“Wonderful and relaxing stay with very helpful and friendly staff”
Reviewed 25 May 2011
We had a brilliant stay, the staff were so willing to help and there was little if no issue with language (English) we took full advantage of the cooking of the manager giving us some of the best food… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
Chez Bobeau is a beautiful chalet which sleeps up to 26 guests in 11 bedrooms. Can also be rented as an 8 bedroom chalet for up to 20 or a 3 bedroom apartment for 6 people.
The chalet is in a great location, less than a 5 minute walk to the main ski lift and only a 6 m …see more
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 ab… More
“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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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
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 and Broadband Internet, and a hair …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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
Nearest beach 60 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Beautiful property nestled in the green Tuscan hills, 3 km from the city of Arezzo and an hour's drive from Florence, Siena and Perugia. The apartment is ideal for a family that wants to spend the holidays in peace and relaxation, in fact there are a swimming pool …see more
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.… More
Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Traditional French Farmhouse in South West France for 2 to 4 guests on a B&B basis in a calm and tranquil village offering peaceful picturesque landscape to provide peace and clear your mind & allow you to connect with your inner self a relaxing place perfect for walk …see more
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… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
DAR EVA - Riad for Exclusive Use Rental, with Gouvernante
Dar Eva can comfortably accommodate up to 6 adults. t is a house of 2160 sq. ft. built on three levels around a central courtyard with fountain:
• Three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (wc, shower or bathtub)
Dar Eva is a great success, the house is splendid. Hello to Nadia, always smiling and helpful. Was very nice!… More
Reviewed 21 Nov 2011
you can't imagine how is fantastic Dar Eva, it's one of the most wondrful place I've ever been in my life. It's True, nothing Touristic, you can improve the quality of your trip in Fes.
“Un beau séjour”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2013
Un beau séjour
Le riad de dar Eva donne tout de suite une impression merveilleuse dès l’entrée ! C’est plus spacieux et plus sophistiqué que les photos laisse supposer, avec de magnifiques pe… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
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
Nearest beach 30 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
The Picasso apartment consists of the Picasso studio bedroom with king-size 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- …see more
These stunning villas ( (4 bedroom, 3 Bedroom and 2 bedroom) have just been completed and are built to the highest western standard. Please search Bali Savana Villas on YouTube to see video and recommendation from Australian TV Travel show Eat Play Stay.
The villas are …see 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
Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Chalet La Fugue is situated at the heart of Meribel centre. Access is via the escalator from the tourist office and a short walk up a beautiful tree lined snow covered track. The chalet has 6 twin or double bedrooms with some able to accommodate an extra bed if required …see more
“Mike and Ali from Ski Vive made our holiday a success”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2014
From before we arrived, it seemed Mike and Ali were intent on making our holiday a success.
They were excellent hosts to the extent that by the end of the holiday it felt like you had been visiting… More
“Excellent Service and Location”
Reviewed 9 Feb 2014
The chalet is located a small walk from the main drop off area in Meribel. This is great news for apres-ski, any shopping you need to do and those late night excusrions, getting back in the early hour… More
“Holiday of a lifetime, can't wait to return next year.”
Reviewed 26 Dec 2013
Our holiday at Chalet la Fugue was amazing! Mike and Ali were perfect hosts. The chalet was cosy and homely with everything we needed. It is situated right on the piste so that you can ski in and ski … More
Nearest beach 150 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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
Villa Ombak is a little jewel, a Balinese style house with a lovely terrace with ocean view, situated amidst the green gardens. Here you can experience that the sound of the ocean waves, the frogs and the birds are all part of soul music.
Villa Ombak is part of our sma …see more
Swimming pool; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
Chalet Lac de Vonnes is a spacious 4 bedroom chalet with all the home luxuries plus much more. Specialist in Ski and Mountain Bike holidays offering bespoke fully catered packages at our luxury chalet for Summer and Winter ski holidays. Our excellent reviews corroborate …see more
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
Casa Roja is located in the coastal countryside of the charming village of Aguilas in the Southeastern province of Murcia. Here you´ll find the best of both worlds - the peace and quiet of the countryside, yet just a few minutes drive to the sea. Many of our guests hav …see more
Serenity Lodge is a luxurious well appointed six bedroom villa ideally situated on the sea in Sri Thanu on the north west coast of Koh Phangan, one of the few remaining unspoilt islands in Thailand. The house has a fabulous elevated 10mtr x 10mtr open plan lounge/dining …see more
We offer three Bed and Breakfast rooms. Two two persons rooms, Thym and Romarin, and a family room called Lavender. All rooms have ancient floors, high ceilings, casements with shutters and splendid views. Thym and Romarin have everyone a their own shower and toilet. Th …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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 7 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
The medieval tower is located in the little mountain village Castellonorato on the slopes of the Aurunci Mountains close to the sea. Little steps leads from the old main street (today only to pass without cars) to the tower. The tower, build in 1350 and restored in the …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Great for children of all ages ;
The villa is situated in a beautiful park of 25,000 square meters and enjoys great tranquility in a family friendly environment whit possibility of tasting great italian cook and a lot of choice of biological italian greens from the house horta for vegan lifestyle.The …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.004 km; Great for children of all ages ;
LocationCentrally situated - 3 m from the sea and 40 m from the beachComfortable Aparthotel Tamarix is situated in a fishing village Vinjerac (Zadar) in an oasis of peace and relaxation. It is located 2 meters from the sea and 50 meters from the beach. The rooms …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
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
Villa Carpe Diem is accessible, unique, private and quiet. With guaranteed sunshine, your own private pool and plenty of space to relax, your holiday needs are all covered. Owner designed, the villa provides spacious accessible accommodation. The stylish and comfortable …see more
This is our third time we have spent our holidays at this villa, we come just to chill out in the peaceful and relaxing surroundings. About 40 minutes from Larnaca airport we hire a car as we love dr… More
Thank you for your lovely review. It is always our aim to make sure that guests have what they need and to make a stay at the villa as carefree as possible. Thank you so much for wanting to return!
“A wonderful stay at Villa Carpe Diem”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2011
This was exactly what we were looking for...
Carpe Diem is a very comfortable, modern and spacious villa. Quietly located on a hill, the views were superb. Niki and Andy are really nice hosts and ver… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. You were both delightful guests to have here and we enjoyed your company immensely. I'm so glad we were able to give you the kind of holiday you wanted, a mixture of activity and relaxation, and we really look forward to seeing you again!
The house is in a panoramic position above the bay of Manerba del Garda, in the centre of the town, near services such as bakery, a butcher shop, supermarket, and news-stand. It has a kidney-shaped swimming pool (open from April to September) with loungers, a sun terra …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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
- 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
Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
The villa is designed as a modern interpretation of Balinese traditional living, each room on ground floor opens on a wide patio. The villa is located in the friendly village of Kemenuh, banjar Tengkulak Kelod, about 7 kilometers from the center of Ubud.With Ubud life …see more
The view was simply stunning, was so surreal to be sitting in the pool, whilst looking out onto the ever serene paddy fields!! The place was huge. I went with a group of 6 other girlfriends. This plac… More
Reviewed 26 Aug 2012
4 friends stayed for a week. Wonderfully appointed rooms, spacious dining area, great staff, delicious breakfasts, friendly driver.
Fantastic pool… More
Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
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
Masorini is a two-room, 50 sq.m. large apartment, on the ground floor of Casale Masorini (3 row apartments). Masorini apartments are just in front of the pool and few meters from the reception and the breakfast hall. The apartment presents: 1 double bedroom, one bathroo …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
Nearest beach 3 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Hotel La Palapa EcoLodge Resort, is surrounded by tropical gardens is located in a virgin Tropical Rainforest, with 149 Acres - 60.5 Hectares of land, in the Central Pacific Coast of Portalon in Costa Rica, offering an incredible wildlife variety of fauna and flora. A p …see more
Nearest beach 11 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Red House Farm is set in 6 acres of meadows where we have ponies, 2 pet Hebridean sheep and ducks and chickens who supply our free range eggs.We offer 1 double bedroom with adjoining private bathroom and 1 twin room with ensuite together with a guests sitting room where …see more
We stayed at this b&b for a couple of nights whilst visiting Aldeburgh (where more family were staying). It was absolutely lovely - very nice room with own bathroom. Plenty of space and very accommo… More