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.
My brand new eco cottage is built in the heart of the lovely village of Badby. Built to a very high standard it uses natural material finishes where possible. It has two bedrooms with flexible sleeping layout (twin or super king to master bedroom), two bathrooms, comfor …see more
La Pointe Farm is set in one of the most idyllic parts of a beautiful island. This 11 acre property sits on a hill in the parish of St. Peter in the Wood (St. Pierre du Bois) with sea views to the front and a peaceful green valley behind. La Pointe Farm consists of four …see more
“Beautiful Cottage” Such a lovely Cottage in a great location. Cottage equipped with everything you could need. Lovely beds, bedding and furniture. 4* standard. Cream tea on arrival was lovely. Would highly recommend. Will be back again.
NITB approved spacious 4 bedroom seaside self-catering property with sea facing sun room. Suitable for up to 6 people, 4 bedrooms, modern kitchen/diner with all appliances, bathroom, shower room, downstairs toilet, garden. TV, video, stereo, washing machine, drier …see more
“Fantastic place great location and a home made cake on arrival” 3 of us stayed for a weekend whilst we did the Exmoor ironman , nice relaxing surroundings only a short drive away from Dulverton plenty of places to eat and a co-op super market
“Beautiful cottage with everything you could ever need.”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Very much enjoyed our stay at The Cow Shed - it was clean and had everything you could wish for. The setting was so peaceful and tranquil - we had lovely walks in the area. Dulverton was simply lovely… More
“Absolutely amazing - everything just perfect!”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2016
The Cowshed is a spacious, well equipped, warm and cosy cottage in the middle of beautiful Exmoor National Park, very near the Exmoor Pony Centre.
I can recommend to any anyone, looking for escape … More
Set in a rural location, but yet 5 minutes drive from Killybegs, (Irelands premier fishing port), The Old Farmhouse is perfect for touring Donegal, and is ideal for those Hillwalking enthusiasts as Slieve League and Blue Stack Mountains are just a short drive away. …see more
“Fantastic Getaway - Beautiful Home” I arranged a birthday surprise for my partners birthday for us and his close friends to attend the Carn Mhor Lodge in Aviemore. Organising with Sarah was straightforward and I found her extremely helpful throughout
Beautiful comfortable home. Even though it was in an estate, it was set back from the other houses, hidden amongst trees. This gave it more privacy.
The house was well equipped, with plenty of room f… More
“Absolutely Fantastic, All Home Comforts And More Could Not Fault It”
Reviewed 20 May 2015
We had a fantastic weekend at the Carn Mhor Lodge. The house is just amazing. Even better in real life than in the photos. An excellent base for visiting the Cairngorms national Park and further beyon… More
“A great find in a beautiful area!” We stayed at this holiday home in July this year. The online booking was first class with questions answered by return and the directions given were spot on.
The house has everything you need and more, very nicely
We stayed at Tom & Cathy's house for a week. The house is truly lovely with amazing views out to the sea. The house has everything you need and with just a short walk to a secluded beach what more ca… More
“The dream holiday home!”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2015
I stayed in this holiday home with my husband and 2-year-old son in early July. This was without a shadow of a doubt the most beautiful holiday home we have ever stayed in. The floor-to-ceiling corner… More
“It was a fabulous house. It had everything you needed and very high spec. We really enjoyed our stay.”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2016
They thought of everything, There were bikes available for the kids to ride Swingball in the garage. Golf clubs in the garage, a pool table and air hockey table. A huge beanbag for the kids to hang ou… More
“Exceeded Expectations” Sea Gem certainly lives up to the reviews and website details. The property is stylish, comfortable and inhabits an excellent location with outstanding views. I spent hours just watching the sea. The beach is a two minute wal
Mot Mot Lodge has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, with double hight ceilings and full width sliding doors, opening out on to a large upper patio,with outdoor dining facilities. This dining area links the interior and the garden seamlessly. …see more
“Fantastic farm holiday, ideal for children, great hosts - highly recommended!!” We spent a fantastic two weeks at Amanda and Andy's farm. The children were collecting eggs, feeding the chickens and goats, and they were taken for hay rides. We also wen
Stayed three nights and had a great time. The house was spotless. Lovely area with Andy and Amanda very welcoming and very kindly showed out 15 month daughter round the different animals.… More
“Highly Recommended for the Perfect Chill-Out”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
Stayed here - just my wife and myself, although there's bags of room for two families with children, and all the facilities you could want - large flat screen TV and DVD player, very comfortable beds … More
Reviewed 3 Sep 2011
Andy and Amanda made us feel very welcome. The Retreat was very comfortable , had everything we needed . Our girls enjoyed helping Andy feed the animals everyday and putting the animals to bed ! They … More
“a fantastic cottage in perfect location!!! minutes from Chatwsworth Estate” Thankyou for such a fantastic stay, the cottage is so beautiful and the finishing touches like the log fire and french white style dining room made it a wonderful experience.
We arrived as the snow was falling on this pretty cottage in a picturesque setting. The log-burning stove was glowing away in the lovely dining room, and we had everything we could possibly need in t… More
“Excellant location” We stayed for a weekend with friends and the location and facilities were excellent , the cottage was clean and fully equipped with all items required.
The owners were very approachable and accommodating
The location is a short w
“Excellent. This house has everything, very comfortable and close to activities.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
House is very comfortable, quiet location but easy access to activities. It is close to dalfaber resort and there is a shopping centre minutes walking distance. We have stayed here several times and… More
“Beautiful barn, fantastic location and lovely owners. Stay here!” We had a fantastic weekend here, the surrounding area is beautiful for walking. We ate in a nearby pub which was also lovely.
The Barn itself is immaculate and very cosy. The kitche
We had a lovely weekend at Dovecote Barn. The setting is idyllic, with charming villages and pubs around and a barn set in the grounds of a beautiful old house with huge grounds on which to roam. The … More
Reviewed 22 Mar 2015
As a female solo traveller looking for a countryside retreat to stay with my dog, I would like to share with you my recent experience at Dovecote Barn.
I was pleasantly surprised to find the place … More
Kim, thank you so much, really appreciate your very kind review and hope to see you again in the future. love jude
“Beautiful location and everything we needed”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2016
The barn is located in a stunning setting, in the gardens of a beautiful house. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners - nothing was too much trouble. We arrived after 8pm but we were still g… More
“Absolutely beautiful cottage to spend a holiday!” This cottage is a stunning place to have a holiday.
It had a real home from home feel with everything in the cottage one would need.
Harry the Golden Retriever enjoyed it too having so much space to
Breakers Sound is a stunning house in lovely gardens with sea views. It contained everything we needed for a relaxing week. The location is very peaceful without being isolated, and lovely walks strai… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review. I just love getting responses like this.
Look forward to welcoming you back anytime soon.
“Beautiful cottage in perfect location”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2013
This cottage is a gardeners delight,not only is it furnished and equipped to a high standard,it is exactly what the description of it says.It is a magical experience to stay there and it is close to t… More
“A November break”
Reviewed 11 Dec 2012
I and my family enjoyed a marvelous few days based at Breakers Sound. What a perfect retreat with all the comforts of home and more. The weather was not great so we enjoyed the use of the log stove. E… More
“A Touch of Class!” A beautiful period cottage which was very homely, well kept with everything you would wish for and more. Owners are very accommodating and could not do enough to make our stay a special one. Would highly recommend.
My self and partner have just stayed for 2 nights. Cannot speak highly enough of this property. Is small but very well designed and furnished. Lovely little private garden. Was immaculately clean … More
Many thanks for the kind review . It was lovely to meet you and will try & organise some better weather for your next visit.
“Fantastic cosy character cottage”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
The very friendly, helpful and responsive new owner met us to give us the keys and show us around.
Once you are inside the cottage it's like being in another world. Really cosy, characterful (lots … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed stay. Hope to see you again in the future, best wishes
“A Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
A wonderful place to stay overnight when exploring Cambridgeshire or surrounding market towns. The cottage is of a very high standard - lovely authentic decor, brilliantly equipped kitchen, good bath/… More
Thank you so much for your positive review, glad you enjoyed your stay!
“Wonderful” The accommodation was beautiful, clean and well equipped
The owners couldn't have done more to welcome us, arrived with flowers and pudding on the first night.
We loved the peace and the hot tub, the water replaced and cleaned before our
Such a lovely lodge, and the location is perfect to get away from it all. Nicely positioned to visit lots of surrounding towns, Exeter especially was a lovely place to visit. Everything you need is in… More
“The perfect family apartment, magnificently situated in a beautiful town” Our young family and extended family had a great time in Riva. After travelling with young children (2,4 & 6) for a couple of weeks around the USA, arriving in Italy without sl
Wonderful location. Parking easy. The apartment has all you need for short or long stay.
All arrangements went smoothly - nothing was difficult. Would highly recommend.… More
“Spacious, comfy, great location, ideal for families + groups”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2015
We just spent 4 days at this great apartment and would definitely return! The location is excellent with a fantastic sunny balcony facing a pedestrian street. The parking garage is conveniently close,… More
“Spacious and comfortable base to explore Lake Garda”
Reviewed 22 May 2014
Condo Dante was a very spacious and light-filled apartment with an ideal location just across a pedestrian-only street from the medieval gate to the old town center of Riva del Garda. Everything in Ri… More
“Perfect.” We stayed from Wednesday night through to Saturday day.
I came to this cottage with my husband, three year old daughter and my in law parents. My daughter absolutely loved the surrounding gardens. it was magical to her and lots of hiding
“A superb cottage prefectly positioned on the estate” A great location with views of the river Esk and the Larpool Viaduct which I could sit and look at all day. All enhanced by lots of birdlife and the occasional steam train passing by across the riv
Amazing place and setting. We had a fabulous time here. My 2 grandsons loved the green areas and open space. We were lucky with the weather 20+ each day we were there. The walk into town, especially w… More
Many thanks Linda for posting a review for us - sounds like the two little ones had a great time (and hopefully the adults too!!). The weather too of course does provide an added bonus !! Hope to see you again soon !!
Kind regards - Martin and Julie
“Well equipped cottage in a lovely setting”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
Lovely peaceful and picturesque setting, well equipped and very clean cottage. Thank you for a lovely stay … More
Many thanks Michelle for your comments - glad you and your family were happy with the cottage and the facilities we provide. We hope you are able to visit us again in the future.
Kind regards - Martin and Julie
“lovelly cottage great location”
Reviewed 7 May 2012
just returned from kauri cottage, really lovelly cottage and in a great location right next to the river and a bonus that we could watch the steam trains going in and out of whitby. really well equipe… More
Thank you for writing a reviewq on Trip Advisor and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay there. Any recommendations to friends would be greatly appreciated.
“lovely stay” Lovely cottage, great surroundings, wonderful stay!
We stayed at the Stackyard for 6 nights and we really appreciated the place; It is very clean, comfortable and cosy. It is big enough for 4 people. A real home away from home!
I stayed at this property with my 2 daughters to have a late Christmas, it couldn't had been better. Well equipped and decorated superbly. We probably picked the coldest and windiest weekend this year… More
Thanks for your kind words. The Woodburner has been the best addition to the house, even more so when we are on the back end of an atlantic storm.
Great to hear you & your daughters had a great time and we hope you managed to play some of the games with them and make the best of your time.
We hope you can come back some other time.
Cassandra & Steve
“Excellent location for all hou golf players”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2016
The Stackyard Kingsbarns is the perfect holiday cottage especially if you want to use it as a base for a golfing holiday. Bright, clean ans tidy with all the mod cons needed. The owners make access to… More
Glad to hear that you and your friends had such a good time. Kingsbarns certainly is a great golfing base, as you would have seen the sign outside the house "550 metres" to the Kingsbarns golf course.
Hope you can come back some other time.
Steve & Cassandra
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
Just returned from a stay in this fantastic cottage, what a find!! We were visiting St Andrews for my son's Graduation. Our party included myself, husband, mother-in-law and Labrador Bodie. Right fro… More
Thank you so much for the kind review. I'm sure your son's graduation helped elate your feeling during the stay. Well done to him!
We both hope you can return to enjoy Kingsbarns some other time.
Steve & Cassandra
SEPTEMBER SALE *** Dramatic views, loch side location, large private garden and ample living space for up to 10 guests. A warm and comfortable home from which to explore the wonderful Torridon mountains, lush green valleys and crystal clear waters of the West Coast. …see more
“5 star” the best self catering accommadation i have ever stayed in. i would recommend this to anyone.the place is spotles clean, plenty of cooking utensils. and nice garden
the car was secure with goog secure gates
plenty to do in llanberis and eas
“The most comfortable and well equipped holiday home I've stayed in”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2012
The title says it all. I've stayed in maybe types of accomodation in Llanberis over the years, usually either side of the school half-term in October. Sometimes with my wife, sometimes on my own. On t… More
What lovely comments, we look forward to welcoming you again. thankyou Maria
“In A beautiful spot”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2012
The house is in a quiet spot just off the High Street, close enough to shops, bars etc, yet when you sit on the balcony looking out over the lake you'd think you were a world away. The house is well e… More
Thankyou for your kind review we look forward to welcoming you in the future.
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Very comfortable. Lots of room for a couple. The property was in a great position for walking and touring the national park.… More
Thankyou for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay . Maria
“Our favorite apartment ever. Cozy and warm with beautiful views.” Beautifully decorate apartment. My kids loved the beanbags in front of the electric fire place, and also the swings on the front lawn. The beds were super comfortable with beautiful lin
Kinkell is our best accomodation we had so far during our holiday in Scotland. It is comfortable and cosy. Very nice decorated and we had all we needed. We also had a warm welkom. Thank you Iona :-)… More
It was my pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. I try to make the apartment as welcoming as possible so I'm glad to hear you appreciated the efforts.
“we had a great time, we wish we could have stayed longer”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2013
Such a lovely, clean and spacious apartment. We received a hearty welcome with tea and shortbread and enjoyed the quiet scenery around the house a lot. A very good base to explore Isle of Skye. I can … More
We are glad you enjoyed staying in the apartment, and visiting the Isle of Skye. Thank you for your kind review.
“repeat visit will return!” stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. such a lovely touch.
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Cozy, detached, three-bedroom cottage. Perfect for families, couples and small groups. Set in a sunny, south-facing, elevated position within Snowdonia National Park with views of the Cadir Idris mountain range and Mawddach …see more
The cottage provides an excellent base for families and couples alike who wish to enjoy the local beaches and amenities of the East Neuk or golfers with top rated courses nearby at Kingsbarns and St Andrews; with an award winning restaurant 50 yards from the cottage. …see more
Beach front villa in the pristine north of Bali . Direct beach access , private 18x6m infinity swimming pool , private car with driver available , lounge room with poolbiljard , entertainment room with home cinema , tropical garden, ensuite slp with AC. 6 pax staff.Outs …see more
“Great time had by all” We stayed for a week in July weather was fantastic 5 minutes stroll to Brittas Bay Beach which is a beautiful white sandy beach. House itself sleeps 8 there was 6 of us plenty of room nice decor nice decking area outside with 2
Beautiful listed house in the historic town of Beaumaris. Deceptively spacious townhouse across 3 floors and benefiting from 4 large bedrooms, lovely living room with wood burning stove, dining room, well appointed kitchen and pretty, completely private courtyard.The is …see more
“Outstanding, lovingly maintained cottage with spectacular views of Cullen Bay.” Beautifully decorated, furnished, well equipped and maintained cottage. The owners go that extra mile to ensure their guests have everything they could possibly need. Lot
Well appointed, great location with fabulous views, superb holiday house. Warm welcome from friendly owners. 300 yards from Co-op, cash machine, pub, chippie, chinese take-away and ice-cream shop.… More
Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your stay at Hill Crest. We agree Hill Crest is a special home away from home in a great location and still convenient to all the local amenities. We hope to see you again for your next holiday in Cullen!
Selma & Rob
“The best appointed holiday cottage we've ever had”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
This was a really fantastic cottage. The place is wonderful: the sea is down below just outside the front door, or just outside the garden, and most of the rooms have views to it. The garden is deck… More
Thank so very much for reviewing your recent stay at Hill Crest. We do our best to provide a comfortable environment for holidaymakers and are so pleased that our visitors are enjoying the property and all it has to offer. I think having a well stocked kitchen just makes life a little easier when you are trying to prepare a meal in unfamiliar surroundings. Hope to see you again for your next Scottish getaway!
Selma & Rob
“New Year Break”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2015
The cottage was wonderful! So well equipped, tastefully decorated through-out, and ideally situated within walking distance from the harbour and beach. There is a lovely seating area in the garden wh… More
Thanks so much for the great review. We're glad you were able to accomplish your goal of having a few days to yourselves to just relax after the holiday chaos. Hope to see you again soon!
Selma & Rob
“Perfect and tranquil cottage in very friendly village” It has taken a while to provide feedback about this cottage......but here goes! This is an extremely nice place to stay and explore the West Coast of Scotland. The location is excellent and the co
Just spent a week at Cuil cottage and I would recommend it to anyone, It is in a great location, it's tastefully decorated and was a home away from home.
If you are looking for a cottage on Loch fyne… More
We at Cuil Cottage, welcome feedback and now have added the recommend items. many thanks
Reviewed 28 Aug 2012
Lovely cottage ,well equipped ,comfortable and cosy.
Only lacking internet connection and garden furniture… More
We welcome feedback on our cottage and we now have purchase garden furniture to take in the Loch fyne view. thank you
“Simply wonderful” The apartment is very well located and comfortable. The washing machine and dishwasher a bonus. We loved sitting on the balcony watching the world go by. The pool on site is well maintained and has plenty of sun beds and parasols. We
Excellent holiday apartment with all the comforts of home including dishwasher and washing machine. Perfect view from the balcony with the sea just yards away, the ideal place to eat your breakfast. … More
“Welcome to Gran Canaria”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2012
We arrived to Gran Canaria holding keys to the apartment. There was no need to contact anyone on the island as keys were sent to us prior to our departure.+
The apartment was clean and located in a … More
Reviewed 30 Oct 2016
My family and i stayed at this apartment from the 17th of october for a week we were really happy with the apartment and the location the apartment was spacious well equiped and a beautiful view from … More
Beautiful cottage set at the centre of the world heritage Jurassic Coast and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 10 mins walk to beach. 30 minutes walk to Golden Cap, the highest point on the SW coast. Broadchurch filmed just down the road in West Bay.
Comfortab …see more
“Fabulous lodge, ideal for a girlie break!” Second time we have been to Bluetit, it has everything you need for an excellent break - from relaxing in the spa to the more energetic trampoline and WII. It makes a fab place for myself and 7 lady friends t
“Fantastic lodge in a great location with everything you need”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2013
Debbie and Dean were very helpful and informative throughout the whole booking process.
On arrival, the lodge was immaculate and we were over the moon with the location and facilit… More
Thank you very much for your great review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to maybe seeing you again.
“fantastic break - clean,tidy,relaxed, everything you could wish for!!”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2013
I booked Bluetit lodge for my friends 30th birthday and there were 10 of us in total. I was worried at first we might get bored and be struggling for things to do - how wrong I was!! We didn't have en… More
Thank you very much for your very positive review. Also thank you for taking care of the lodge as if it was your own, we really appreciate it.
We look forward to seeing you again.
Reviewed 21 Feb 2013
Fantastic weekend away with the girls, I've got to say we always try getting together for a weekend away every year usually to Blackpool where the night life is, but this year I wanted something a lit… More
thank you very much for the great comments and thank you for leaving the lodge really tidy for us. Its a real pleasure having guests like yourselves that treat the lodge like we would. We really hope to see you soon.
“A perfect villa for a relaxing vacation on the beautiful island of Paxos.” Villa Thea was exactly as described. A very well presented house with the most spectacular views across the Ionian Sea to the Greek mainland.
The villa owner was extremely hel
“A genuine holiday treat which starts with this particular "just right" villa in Paxos”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2015
Whatever you expect in a holiday villa, there is always something that seems to let you down. Imagine our delight when everything was "just right".
Our party of four adults, an eight year old daughte… More
Well what can I say except thank you! We all try very hard to help our guests to have a good holiday and it is good to know that not only everybody's efforts are appreciated but that our guests enjoyed their stay and cared enough to say so.
“Lovely villa in a stunning location!”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2014
Villa Thea is situated in a stunning location with wonderful sea view and all home comforts provided. Erica has thought of everything, with a well equipped kitchen area, comfortable bedrooms and lo… More
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed both the villa and Paxos and hope you come again.
“Simply Wonderful, Greece at its best.”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2012
Paxos is an unspoilt corner of Greece and Loggos together with the Villa Thea, really did live up to our expectations.
The Villa was wonderfully presented, had everything you could want, and we ma… More
Thank you for your review we are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday and would like to come to Paxos again
“Beautiful house. Great location.” We loved the location and the house was beautiful! We stayed with my parents and another family, 12 of us altogether, so much space and very well equipped with everything you'd need.
Would deffinately recommend. Ho