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.
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
A private, luxury resort on the Caribbean island of Bequia, just west of BarbadosSpring House Bequia is a private, luxury Caribbean resort located in untouched Bequia, the second largest island of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Reserve the entire resort for an exclusive …see more
This age-old home has been carefully restored and comfortably furnished to provide the visitor with a relaxing holiday in a charming Italian farmhouse. Amidst the olive groves and chestnut trees, and with its own private pool (5 by 10 meters), Casale S. Cristina offers …see more
Ski; Child friendly ; 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
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
Nearest beach 25 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
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
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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
If you want to get away from baking on the beach and battling for some space come to the Alps and enjoy our chalet based in the spectacular countryside, 3km away from Morzine town centre. This brand new chalet is located at the bottom of the Avoriaz cliffs in the middl …see more
Nearest beach 25 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
"Il Rifugio" is an 18th Century village house recently restored with careful attention to the original details of the building. The ancient chestnut beams and flooring were re-installed, as were the stone interior steps.
The villa takes pride of place in the little vil …see more
I recently stayed at Il Rifugio and would like to thank the owners Bill and John for their wonderful hospitality. The B & B is just perfect . It is situated in the middle of a very quaint typically… More
“Glorious garden, stunning home, great bed, clean, perfect hospitality”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2012
This is my second off-season stay. Have stayed both April and November. A perfect location for hopping off to Florence or hiking the hillsides near Lucca. Located in the central area of a charming h… More
“The quintessential Italian experience”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2011
I stayed here by myself in May of 2009 and couldn't wait to bring my husband and return to this magical Italian village and this beautiful little Italian Villa. The owners Bill and John have the most … More
PENDOLINO ROOM (2+1 beds) Pendolino was once the place in the Fattoria in which grapes were dried to make Vinsanto wine. Today, after careful renovations, it has become a quaint and confortable room. It is 25 square meters and situated on the first floor of the Fattoria …see more
Set in a quiet area of Crikvenica and surrounded with pine trees, Vila Rosa Mora features a spacious garden with an outdoor swimming pool and barbecue facilities. A 5-minute walk away from the nearest beach, the property features free Wi-Fi and free private parking.All …see more
Since Escrigas has a big capacity and we like offering the best commodity and exclusivity, we rent the house with chef service. The house has a very special Aga Kitchen where our chef will be cooking only for you our traditional dishes. We want you to discover our delic …see more
Stayed at this fantastic place for 2 weeks with a large group (6 families in total). Everything was fantastic, the house and the surroundings. The house seemed to have everything we needed, for both… More
Thank you loads for the review! Looking forward receiving you at some other point or maybe visiting you in Iceland! =) Best wishes
Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
This luxury, ski-in, ski-out chalet is offered fully catered (breakfast, afternoon tea & 4-course gourmet dinners) with a professional, restaurant-trained chef & chalet host looking after you during your stay. Chalet Pisteside offers everything you'd expect …see more
We have two rooms - one with a double bed and one with two single beds. Both rooms are en-suite and have tea and coffee making facilities. These rooms are reached by an outside staircase and, therefore are not suitable for wheelchair users. The double room has a balco …see more
Nearest beach 30 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
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
Chalet Maison Jaune is a delightful self catered mountain home.Winter - true Ski-in Ski-out with hot tubSummer - Swimming pool & jacuzziA very comfortable home-from-home with a fully equipped kitchen for your cooking pleasure. An excellent choice for your family hol …see more
Nothing can quite compare with a holiday in the wholesome, serene environment of a village tucked in the hills of Cyprus. Tochni village- Vasilikos house offers you the unique opportunity to live in a traditional stone-built village home… stroll along the narrow cobbl …see more
Pier House is located to a neighboring islands-beaches, mangroove river and Japanese ship wrecks from WWII, on the outskirts of the Island often referred to as one of Coron Busuangas best kept secrets. Quiet, peaceful, and away from Coron towns hectic and noisy style, …see 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
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
Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Ski-La Source : FOR PEACE OF MIND ALL HOLIDAYS CAN BE PAID FOR BY CREDIT CARD IN EUROS
Lovely chalet - great location - great service
* 20m from the piste
* ensuite twin bedrooms (2 with baths)
* relax by the crackling fire
* spacous comfortable lounge
* free w …see more
In our 20 years skiing this was the best chalet we have been to. It was warm and welcoming. The rooms were all a good size, and comfortably furninshed, with good bathroom facilites.The lounge area co… More
Thank you for your review. We're glad that you had a good holiday and hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes from all at ski-lasource
Casa 3Our most luxurious bungalow, ideally suited for bigger families or couples who love to have a nice space. Consists of a large kitchen with dishwasher,oven,microwave, living room with DVD,TV,radio with cd and MP3 connection, bathroom with large shower, 2 double bed …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Run by Anglers for Anglers . Pine Trees Lodge Bed & Breakfast Fishing Lodge is on the doorstep of the very best of Angling , that Co Mayo has to offer , situated on the outskirts of the Famous angling town of Foxford on the banks of the river Moy , one of the best …see more
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 gui… More
“friendly and easygoing.”
Reviewed 29 May 2012
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
Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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
Nothing can quite compare with a holiday in the wholesome, serene environment of a village tucked in the hills of Cyprus. Tochni village-Mespilo house offers you the unique opportunity to live in a traditional stone-built village home… stroll along the narrow cobbled …see 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
Child friendly ; Car essential; Air conditioning;
First have a look at Saleh's wadirumtours web-site (via the link at the bottom of this page) -- you will see why Wadi Rum is one of the most special locations in the world!! Then reorganise your visit to Jordan so you can stay overnight after a memorable day touri …see more
“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
APARTMENT "FRANTOIO" (4+1) is roughly 80 square metres (bedding 4 + 1 guests) and is situated on the first floor of the Fattoria buiding. The interior design is in typical Tuscan style, and includes carefully selected early 20th century furniture. The apartmen …see more
This is NOT a holiday let but a bed and breakfast establishment and rooms are let out on a price per night or price per week basis. Situated in the historic Psematismenos village, 4 rooms at this idyllic property are available on a bed and breakfast basis.
Set on the e …see more
The Château du Bourbet is steeped in history, dating back to the 15th Century and beyond, from its origins as a Templar fortress to its forced occupation by the German Army and partial demolition at the end of the Second World War. Now lovingly renovated, the Château …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
A typical Andalucian finca with may interesting features, wooden beams, tiled floors, spiral staircase, wooden shuttered windows. Two terraces, one vine covered, lovely for breakfasting the second has full uninterrupted sun all afternoon and evening until sunset. There …see more
Ski; Child friendly ; 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
Originally built c1750, The Fron was renovated to an exceptionally high standard in 2007. It retains many of its original features such as oak beams and there are seasoned solid wooden floors throughout the light and spacious, open-plan lounge and dining area giving acc …see more
This place really does have the "wow" factor. Driving up the hill to the Fron you won't be disappointed. Sauna, hot tub, log burner, BBQ, widescreen TV - there is a feeling of luxury in this renovated… More
Many thanks for your lovely review. However I just want to clarify that the "summer house" is called Lily Pond Lodge, which sleeps 2, and has to be booked separately to The Fron. It is not automatically included in a booking for the main house - Many thanks
“beautiful cottage in stunning location”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2014
lovely barn conversion cottage, with all the amenities which make it a home from home.
Very clean and spacious. Ideal location for a getaway break with stunning scenery from every window and the hot… More
“Beautiful house, well equipped, glorious views, especially from the hot tub, the most perfect week”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at The Fron last week. We had a great holiday, and will return to the house and area in the near future.
The house was ideal for two families. We were very impressed with h… More
The Chateau de Varennes is being owned by the same family for 400 years. The main buildings were built in the eighteen century in the most classical French style (ceilings in the reception rooms are 4 meters high). The Chateau offers huge habitable space (2,000 sqm = 22 …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.
La Villa Eglantine is located just two km from center town and the marina, villa has easy access to all amenities and many excellent restaurants for eating out.The villa benefits from its own private pool 6 x 3 meters, in a garden planted with tropical species. Its exo …see 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!
Great for a family holiday or couples and friends.Quite location, but near lots of Beaches, and fun places to visit.Lovely 3 bed Villa between Praia da Luz and Burgua, lovely BBQ area and Balcony to the front and Plunge Pool and Patio to the rear of the property. Roomy …see more
“Beautiful villa, quiet location within reach of a number of beaches and shops”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2013
We first went to Villa Arpeggio in 2012, and loved it so much we returned this year. It is a lovely villa with big rooms and a well equipped kitchen. We love the fact that it is set back from the beac… More
Thank you very much for your feedback and it makes us very happy that you enjoyed your stay and it was great to have you back for your second year in a row!
The Fattoria I Ricci, an ancient 17th century estate situated on the lush Tuscan hills set against the backdrop of the spectacular Apennines, offers its guests the opportunity to relax in a thoroughly natural environment and not only provides the perfect place to spend …see more