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.
Newly refurbished 3 bedroom holiday cottage in the rural countryside setting of East Sussex with views over adjoining fields and woodland, The property is accessed from meres lane between Five Ashes and the historic village of Mayfield and is situated down a long driv …see more
Had a great time. So chilled out. Back to the 60s., peace quiet, just the sound of the birds.
Rear garden is the key. Right next to the waters edge. Watching the ducks.
Every thing you need is supp… More
“Perfect getaway” This is a fantastic apartment in a great location. The website photos looked good but it was even better in reality. Spacious well equipped, comfortable and convenient. This gave me the escape I was looking for. I felt pampered and re
Had a really good stay in Woolacombe for a friends 40th. Apartment is ideally situated for the beach and the nightlife. Very clean and spacious with a wonderful view over the beach. Would highly recom… More
“Outstanding - perfect getaway from the stress and busyness”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2011
Where to start? Woolacombe itself is a delightful little place right at the seaward end of a valley. Shops close early evening (a good thing for peace and quiet!) and the central pub is friendly with … More
“Fabulous, great decor, very comfortable apartments”
Reviewed 24 May 2011
I have stayed in a couple of the apartments owned by this lady. They are all fabulously appointed, very comfortable and very central to Woolacombe. I would definitely recommend to anyone and am alway… More
Set in 2 ha of private grounds and Quiet Valley set in the Park Perigord Limousin
Close to all amenities
Porcelain City of Limoges (airport)
1 of 3 Houses, with 3 bedrooms ensuite
Fishing Permitted on Lake
Walking, Cycling (Bike Hire )
Relax by the pool with Family or …see more
“Fantastic house, we have already booked again for next year.” Wonderful, comfortable, child friendly house. We had six adults and two children under four in our party, the house was well equipped with plenty of space. Wonderful garden with spectacu
Fantastic house. Loads of room for the 8 of us inside and outside. We loved the early morning rabbit visits and the nesting swifts, as well as the fire pit area, which had incredible views. The beds w… More
“Fantastic!” We recently returned from Soldeu and stayed at the apartment (El Clos) and it was a fantastic experience. A huge thanks to Gary for being so helpful. The apartment now has fast internet and this is a huge improvement to the last time we st
“Lovely stay - good snow, great food, even better bars!”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2013
After narrowing down the options to choosing between Andorra and the more traditional ski area of the 'Three Valleys', I was delighted and equally surprised by all that Andorra has to offer. The slope… More
“Absolutely wonderful!” We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the train station, main supermarket
We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated.
“Beautiful cottage in great location” Three generations of us stayed at Wissett Cottage and we all loved it. It's a beautiful character cottage, spacious, tastefully furnished and very comfortable. It has a well equipped kitchen for us to cook our own
Lovely cottage in idyllic situation, well-appointed, couldn't be better. The location is lovely with access to surrounding countryside including Corfe Castle and Wareham. The family friendly seaside r… More
“Beautiful cottage in perfect location”
Reviewed 27 Mar 2013
This was our second stay at Wissett Cottage, this time with a toddler, a young baby and a Granny in tow. Both times we found the property spacious, yet cosy in the colder evenings. The kitchen was mod… More
Unique location with spectacular views over white sandy beaches, mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. One of the most peaceful settings on the island of Harris. Our well equipped and recently modernised home make for a truly magical holiday experience.<br />Ideal for …see more
“A great family weekend in a beautiful, well appointed and spacious family friendly house” The service we received from the owner and house manager could not be faulted. Coriander Beach House is a stunning, large family house. Extremely spacious accom
Coriander Beach House is a stunning 5* large family house with extremely spacious accommodation in a quiet beachside village. It is contemporary and beautifully furnished being both modern and comfor… More
“Second time back to Coriander - Perfect in every way!”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2015
This was our second visit to Coriander Beach House. This time for the family to come together to celebrate my grandmother's 80th birthday.
The house has absolutely everything you need and we were … More
“Second stay just as special as the first! A real treasure.” After a short stay at The Cider House in April 2013, we booked The Cider House for two weeks in October 2014 as a base from which to explore the countryside as well as a two-day trip to Live
“Charming, Spotless, and Perfect for a Visit to this Area”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2013
Our entire transaction with Craig and Lee, Owners/Operators, from booking through the entire stay exceeded our expectations. The house is perfect for one or two people, is tastefully appointed and ye… More
“A perfect retreat”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2013
The Cider House is an absolutely perfect retreat, in an idyllic village. The house is spotless, with all the amenities and more, to provide a relaxing break. We loved everything about it from the clea… More
“Top of the list”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2012
Fantastic one of the Best we have stayed in,Kitchen fully stocked to do your own cooking,Clean and a.very good bed,Very easy for train or bus.A great week ,thank you… More
“Bliss!” Stayed for 5 nights and wanted to stay longer. Shame about the weather but to be honest we didn't go for the weather. We went for a break and it definately ticked all the boxes. Stunning location, cottage, 5* service......we couldn't fault a
A little bit luxury away from home. The sort of place you wish you could call home! A wonderful holiday let that was made even more special by Sue's extra touches from the two course meal on arrival t… More
Thanks for your review, we really appreciate it. We also look forward to you coming back in the Autumn.
“Light and airy with superb views”
Reviewed 21 May 2012
All the comforts of home plus touches of luxury. We were welcomed on arrival with a lovely 3 course meal prepared just ready for us to heat - a real treat after a long day's travel- and farewelled wit… More
Many thanks for your great review, and we are really happy you felt the service received was good. Just a quick point, guests are able to unload in Chapel Street, which is about 80 feet from Cockleshell's front door. Thanks again for your time in reviewing us.
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
When we first saw the cottage it had a wow factor straight away, stunning views,magnificent property,lovely decor,what more could one want? oh and i forgot to include the lovely meal that was waiting … More
Many Thanks for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your break and look forward to you coming back in October.
This beautifully renovated stone cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. Hidden amid rolling green countryside with views of the sea and neighbouring islands, birdsong fills the garden and the rest of the world seems far away. Make the most …see more
“Well located and peacful” Beautiful little cottage surrounded by the gardens of the main (owners)house. Our 4 dogs were made very welcome and with a secure garden we could let them loose without problems.Well located in the heart of the best part of t
excellent place to stay ,location, very good for visiting Blenheim Palace and the cotswolds.
the cottage has everything you need for your stay the beds are very comfy and slept like a log, wonderful … More
“Perfect Costwold Home Away from Home”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2012
This is an ideal place to stay in the Cotswolds – between Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold. We first stayed at Peacocks in 1985 (one of the first guests!) and have returned numerous times since.
“My home away from home”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2012
I have been staying at Peacocks at least once a year since 2003 (and sometimes twice) and it has become my favorite getaway place. The cottage has everything you need - and more, and is very comforta… More
“Great place to escape the city!” Charming and spacious converted barn with everything you need, beautiful surroundings, perfectly located for those who like to walk/hike. Lots of local info from the owners in advance of the trip which was very helpfu
We had the best few days ever! The barn has just been restored so it was all fresh and new when we got there. Loads of outside space in the courtyard that my 6 year old thoroughly enjoyed in the eveni… More
“Spacious, ultra-comfortable barn in wonderful loation”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2017
We were there for a family wedding at nearby venue. A weekend wasn't long enough. Great location, warm and luxurious. Would definitely recommend, wish we could have stayed longer.… More
“A tip top place to stay in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2015
It's hard to write a true reflection of this lovely place because one needs to go and actually enjoy both the barn and the countryside. The photos don't do it justice at all. We visited the barn as a … More
“Mrs” Lovely property, ideally situated for Whitby. Decor and furnishings of a very good standard. Slight negative, creaky floorboards on the top floor, which ordinarily wouldn't be an issue, but as a family of 7, things were a little snug. Would love
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
“A superb cottage prefectly positioned on the estate”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
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 river… More
We are delighted you had a good holiday at our Cottage and glad you had time to appreciate its location (which we think is great too!). The steam trains passing and the wildlife are certainly very relaxing and most children enjoy feeding the ducks. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon and we thank you for taking the time to do a review for us.
Kind regards - Martin and Julie
The house was fantastically equipped for families with every little detail thought of. The garden is brilliant for children and the playpark opposite is great. Well located for access to Kirkwall and … More
“Tigh an darroch ballater” Cannot fault the bungalow or the owner, the bungalow was perfect,very spacious and we didn't want for anything during our stay,the owner quickly replied to emails and went out of her way to make sure my party had everything f
We spent a most relaxing and enjoyable week in this lovely holiday home which was tasefully decorated and had absolutely everything we needed including television and internet access. It has a lovel… More
“Spacious, comfortable, and exceptionally good location.”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2012
Smart, well equiped house on a quiet street within walking distance of all Ballater's ameneties. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to our friends.… More
“Sally” This cottage was ideal for our needs, lovely location, it had everything we needed. Nice and cozy and warm, with comfortable furniture and fixtures. Yvonne and John have their work cut out trying to maintaining the grounds and the other 4 cott
The upside down cottage was more than comfortable for my family, home from home. Only a 5 min drive from the beach plus a large area on site for the children to run around on and play games. The owner… More
“A lovely relaxing place to stay, comfortable and great views”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
We loved our stay in The Granary, it was exactly as described. The accommodation is all you need in a holiday cottage, clean, comfortable and an ideal spot to relax in great surroundings. Enough space… More
“Serene” Have visited the property twice, both during druing the summer months, once as a couple and once with children. We found the house spacious, cool and very relaxing. The location means you are away from the noise of the city but still close eno
“Has everything for a great holiday for the whole family, will definitely go back.”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
House has loads of space with large individual rooms which have authentic French furniture. The bathrooms and shower rooms have a modern clean finish. kitchen and dining area are great for family meal… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
We stayed here with friends and 4 young children last summer. We had a brilliant time. The house is furnished to a high standard, and the pool area is safe and idyllic both in the sun and out of it. T… More
Reviewed 29 Dec 2012
We stayed here last summer and had an incredible time. The house is spacious and the conversion has been done with obvious care, the property retaining many original features. It is set in a traditi… More
“Friendly,relaxing home from home” Spent a very enjoyable & peaceful two weeks at La Vielle Grange. The gite was spacious & very well equipped with everything you need. A wonderful terrace room looked out on the lovely, large garden & pool with a vie
Chris and Martin were extremely helpful and informative without being intrusive. The booklet provided before arrival, told us everything we needed to know about food, places to see and the best direct… More
Many thanks for taking the time to write your very kind review - much appreciated !
We look forward to your return visit next year !
Chris and Martin
“Everything we wanted - and more!”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2014
We were met on arrival by Chris & Martin, owners of the gite, & welcomed with a hamper of goodies: food for a quick supper & breakfast next day, a bottle of wine & flowers!
The house was spacious… More
“Pure indulgence - France at its best”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2013
Upon arrival at La Vieille Grange, its tranquility and charm completely captured us and we have returned home fully under its spell.
The gite itself is very well equipped and the garden room is a stu… More
“Good size, great location, lovely house” 11 of us stayed Friday-Sunday. There was a good space outside for parking as we had 4 cars between us which all fitted fine. When we arrived the house was spotless and we even had a bottle of prosecco left for
“Beautiful house, great location and very friendly owner. Perfect hen party!”
Reviewed 11 Feb 2014
We booked the Bell Tree House, along with the adjoining property for my hen weekend in Tenby. Although hen parties are usually not allowed, the owner was very accommodating as we are a well behaved g… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad that you had a good time and thank you for leaving the house in such immaculate condition! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Wishing you all the best for the Big Day! - Katy
“Fabulous house perfect for group of family or friends”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
Visited Tenby for a sailing event with 2 other families. Bell Tree house was perfect, great location close to sea front and very spacious accommodation for our party of 6 adults and 6 children. Lovely… More
Many thanks for your kind comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes - Katy
“Space and Style”
Reviewed 24 Feb 2014
Bell Tree House is spacious and light and very convenient for Tenby beaches. We had a great week ... loved the piano, the kitchen is superb, plenty of space for everyone to relax. Handy to have parkin… More
Great to have you to stay again, you are fabulous guests. Thank you for your constructive feedback. We hope to see you all again next year. Best wishes, Katy
“Large spacious house with beautiful scenery” The house for just beautiful, great scenery and what a view! The staff was wonderful. The road is horrible and it is getting worse everyone says. Pretty dangerous in some spots. It takes 15 minutes to get t
“Brilliant” The location of the cottage is ideal for days out and about in glenco Oban or fortwilliam plenty to do Also the cottage is a great place to relax and wind down every thing you need and more. Well maintained a credit to Gabrielia & Geo
We really enojoyed our stay here. Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful and well equipped cottage. Great location in the village, and lots to do in the area ( even when it rains!). Attention to detail … More
“Excellent cottage with everything you need”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2012
The cottage is in a nice a quiet location which is just what we wanted, but still with easy access to local amenities. There's supermarket at the bottom of the road just a couple of minutes away and a… More
“Fantastic home from home in a brilliant location”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2016
We enjoyed a very relaxing week, everything you need is there for your stay, a true home from home. When we arrived waiting for us was tea, coffee and a home baked cake, a lovely touch to help you se… More
“Spacious, comfortable and quiet.”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
Roe Barn is ideally situated for exploring the Dorset coast and countryside. Very peaceful with lovely views. Our grandchildren enjoyed the play area especially the trampoline and we all loved the wal… More
Reviewed 16 Jun 2015
Stayed for a week in Roe Barn with my wife, our 2 children aged 2 and 8 months and my parents. The barn is exceptionally well appointed with all the mod-cons you need to make it feel like home. We h… More
BEACH HOUSE - PRIVATE LIVING ON THE SEA The house is on the most beautiful and most tranquil bay in Samos Island in an area called Velanidia (declared natura area) of Ormos village in Marathokampos. Ormos village is a traditional fishing village with a small port for …see more
“Mrs” Lovely comfortable, clean house, well equipped with all facilities including games and linen. Lovely welcoming messages. Good communication. We couldnt have asked for anywhere better for a family get together.
“Had everything we could have wanted.... plus more!”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2012
Very well equipped.
Would definitely return.
Lovely to have king size beds.
Was 8 of us and we had plenty of space.
Welcome pack was perfect!… More
Reviewed 16 Oct 2012
We stayed in HopeTerrace for 2 weeks. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and tasteful. We were also pleased that there was WiFi. Everything was good quality from the beds to the welcome parcel. Th… More
“Perfect for children”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2012
The cottage is very well equipt with everything you will need for a holiday or short break. My partner and I stayed at the cottage with our 16 month old daughter for three nights. Helen had thought of… More
“Mr” What a great find this place was! The property is absolutely immaculate and in a nice quiet location.
Had great fun for the week we stayed and the weather was good.
Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends!
I wish all properties we
“Another Excellent Stay at Hen Gamdda Fawr Holiday Cottage!”
Reviewed 26 Feb 2017
This was the 2nd visit to this lovely and homely cottage in less than 12 months.
Yet again it proved to be yet another well worth stay in this well kept cottage, but this time we made full us of the… More
I'm so pleased you've had another lovely stay at the cottage and could appreciate the warmth of the multifuel fire. Thank you for your great review and recommendations to friends and work colleagues. I look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Helen
“Cosy cottage not too far off the beaten track.”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2016
Picked this location to explore the many beaches to the North of the island. It was perfect for that and coming "home" in the evening to light the fire was a real treat. This cottage is well equipped … More
Thank you for your great review Verena. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your exploration of the island and coming 'home' to the real fire each evening. Please tell your friends and family about Hen Gamdda Fawr. Thank you again. Best wishes Helen
Reviewed 10 Oct 2016
We stayed at this cottage for three days -wish it had been longer. This is a well equipped cottage, well furnished and more like a hotel. It is placed, away from the crowds but handy for local beach… More
Thank you for your lovely review Graeme and Mary. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time at Hen Gamdda Fawr. You would be more than welcome to return. Thank you for your great communication too. Thank you again Helen
“Eceptional five star barn.” It was our first stay at the barn and we stayed for 7 nights. The owners were fantastic hosts, with a great welcome and milk and juice ready on arrival. The barn has a great layout with enough space for me, my husband and d
This was our second visit to this barn, third to the site. It is set in a peaceful spot very close to the wonderful widemouth bay beach and the friendly town of Bude. The barns are always very clean o… More
Lovely 2 bed cottage in the grounds of our thatched farmhouse with hot tub! Luxury fittings. Situated in a pretty Somerset village with beautiful views and complete tranquility and yet only 10 minutes from local Market towns. Hot tub, fabulous walking, great local pub …see more
“Perfect accomodation” A beautiful, romantic house in close proximity to coastal cliffs.
Very well equipped - very good mattresses, very good kitchen facilities, beautiful, well-kept garden and a beautiful pool. Here's something for everyone! And per
We (2 couples) had a fantastic and well organized 2 weeks vacation in a perfect summer house at Sanary sur mer. One of the best and most picturesque places at the Cote d’Azur even compared to much m… More
“Excellent holiday house”
Reviewed 13 May 2013
This was a perfect spring holiday for us and our children. In early May we were able to sit by the pool sunbathing and swim comfortably for hours every day. Great to have a heated pool. The house was … More
“What a joy”
Reviewed 2 May 2013
If you want the perfect house with plenty of light and space then this is the place for you. We went as a group of friends had had a superb time making full use of all the facilities and enjoying lunc… More
“Quiet and well equipped” Ignore the map when looking at this property, it's not accurate. The directions are good though and you can find it on Google earth. It has a lovely view of mountains and countryside. At times the weather was awful but it was
We had a great long weekend in this gorgeous newly renovated house close to Castlegregory. The house is beautifully and tastefully decorated. It is a home from home. For us it was a trip down memory l… More
“peace and tranquility” Very nice owners who made us feel welcome and explained how things worked without going over the top. A. very nice welcoming property, as it was March. We just wanted a quiet and peaceful few days break away from our everyday l