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.
“Fabulous place to stay and really helpful owners!” Just returned from a two week stay at the delightful Valerian Cottage with my wife and daughters (aged 6 and 4). The cottage is beautifully presented and extremely comfortable - more like a proper hom
“Excellent holiday home.” 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 lovely big garden at the rear a
“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
“Tigh an darroch ballater”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2017
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 … More
Thanks for the review and I am glad to hear you had a good time and enjoyed the house. I look forward to welcoming you again in future
“Very relaxing holiday in fantastic accomodation located in a beautiful part of France.” Extremely well appointed converted barn, modernised to the highest standard. Superb rooftop terrace overlooking Vineyards in the foreground and rolling hills in th
“The perfect place for quality time with your family!”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2013
We love going to Almond Barn both as a family and as a couple with our friends. The house is amazing - so tasteful and full of everything you need for a relaxing, easy holiday. They have thought of … More
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Almond Barn is all you expect and a bit more. All facilities are excellent and the house is well equipped for every eventuality. We loved the property and made use of the local pizzeria where they wer… More
Reviewed 17 Aug 2012
The Almond Barn was a wonderful place to stay. This part of France is very interesting, rich in Cathar history, towering castles, gorgeous abbeys, sunflower fields and vineyards. We were four adults… More
“Super place, lovely town, pretty valley!” A lovely apartment on 2 levels with good facilities, and a wonderful relaxed atmosphere. A great lounge with a super views, and very quiet at the end of the road with no passing traffic. A very traditional bui
Velez de Benaudalla / Las Terrazas del Jardin Nazari
2 7 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 16 km
Fantastic holiday apartment in the Spanish Costa Tropical. Situated on a luxury gated development in the heart of Velez de Benaudalla, just 15 mins from the beach or just over 1 hour to the Sierra Nevada mountains. Unspoilt location in a lively village. Car recommended. …see more
“Excellent” All way from booking to leaving this property we were all 100% satisfied. The house was very comfortable and appointed. One of our party is a wheelchair user and even they agreed it was a comfortable stay away from home....beds super comfy!
Fantastic home from home. Super warm welcome on arrival and a lovely welcome food basket.
Everyone had a great time and were really happy with the house, we were age ranged from 11-68. Ticked all th… More
“One of the best holiday rentals we've stayed in!” We stayed at Les Vignes Anciennes for two weeks in June, & as usual experienced both trepidation and excitement prior to our arrival. Once inside the property we explored with growing delight. This vil
A superbly fitted out villa with quality fixtures and fittings,you could not fault the equipment and the villa itself was first class.On the edge of Pezenas with good local facilities,but close enough… More
“A beautiful house in a superb location.”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2011
We stayed in "Les Vignes Anciennes" in July. On arrival, the house was beautifully clean, spacious and was well equip. The swimming pool and small peaceful garden area kept adults and teenagers entert… More
Reviewed 9 Aug 2016
We had such a great holiday staying at this lovely property.
Villa is spacious, very clean and very comfortable.
Our two girls (12 & 14) were delighted to have a bed room each. Large sofas and co… More
Thank you so much for sparing the time to write such a detailed review; we are very pleased that you and your family had a great holiday at our villa. We were interested to hear about your frequent walks into Pezenas town centre; we find it a great advantage to be able to walk there, and to be able to walk back again after visiting bars and restaurants!
Thank you for your kind comments about our brilliant local team; we will pass these onto Marie, our house manager.
You and your family would, of course, be very welcome to return to Les Vignes Anciennes at some time in the future.
The Lodge offers the best of both worlds: an opportunity to rest and unwind and/or to engage with the vibrant events and life of the Causeway Coast and Glens. Situated between the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede, this is a place to feed the soul.<br />Guests fr …see more
“Our perfect family holiday” We read the positive reviews here before our visit to Mill Farm and it is a privilege to add ours to the list. We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Mill Farm. The cottage was well presented and welcoming on
We enjoyed a lovely weekend break at the Mill Farm Cottages. The accommodation was perfect for our family's needs. The electric blankets and fire in the grate ready to go were a lovely added touch for… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Mill Farm. We loved having you and your family come to stay and especially glad to hear that the cottage suited you all. "Mr Hoppity" is in great form with all the attention given him by the children - its holiday time for him when the season starts up again each year. Thank you again for your business. Catherine & Austin
“Perfect for relaxation, peaceful surroundings and lovely views of the river.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
Just what we needed. The cottage (brook cottage) was more beautiful than the pictures we had seen. Our daughter was over the moon about her bedroom where her bed had been thoughtfully made with hello … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review of your stay with us at Mill Farm, Foulkesmill; We are really glad that you found the cottage welcoming and comfortable to stay in and especially that 'Hello Kitty' helped your little girl settle in for a fun holiday.
Best wishes always
Austin & Catherine
“Perfect family accommodation.”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
We were traveling to Ireland to visit familythese New Ross. From my first communication with the proprietors I knew we would be well looked after at this accomodation. When we arrived with our four ch… More
Sincere thank you from both Austin any myself for taking the time to give such a generous review. We are really delighted to know that you and your children had a wonderful holiday and that the cottage and play areas added to the fun. We will let our other guests know of the places you enjoyed to visit and it goes without saying that we would be complimented and love to have you all back again for another stay at Mill Farm Cottage.
“Excellent apartment” This apartment is extremely well equipped and conveniently situated to the beach and the shops. We stayed for 25 days and as it had all the appliances, house contents and kitchen equipment we could wish for our holiday was stress
we were delighted to find a lovely spacious apartment with a big balcony and sun loungers , it had everything you could want from a hairdryer to a washing machine , the view at night was lovely we cou… 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
“The most perfect retreat for a couple” The pictures on the sites don't do this place any justice. It is so perfectly decorated, designed and furnished. I almost didn't make it to spout barn due to extreme weather conditions. When I phoned the owner sh
VILLA JOLE has Private Pool, Aircon (coin operatedand )a BRAND NEW TOP OF THE RANGE HOT TUB to Enjoy The Fantastic All Year Round WeatherGreat Location With All Amenities including the world class marina within A 5 Minute Walk Or 5 Minute Drive Further A Field.Sleeps 8 …see more
“Beautiful place to see In the new year!” Stayed at the Rocket apartment with a large group of couples to see in 2015. We were all stunned by the beautiful views from the apartment, from almost every room you could see the beautiful Cornish Coast! The
You enter the apartment via a lift directly into the main hall. The lift open into a light, spacious, oasis. The living dining area has amazing views over the beach and is a great place to sit, eat … More
“Fantastic appartment in a great location”
Reviewed 17 May 2015
We are a party of 8 people who stayed here in May to celebrate a birthday.
Upon arrival we were all massively impressed by the location and facilities offered by the accommodation. Not only were th… More
“Amazing apartment with brilliant views of Fistral Beach”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2015
Brilliant apartment with loads of space. Ideal for more than one family as you don't feel on top of each other and each bedroom has their own bathroom.
Stunning views and great location next to Fi… More
Great for family and friend gatherings. Located only 7 miles from Stirling, in Central Scotland, and conveniently located for many visitor attractions, including Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond. Corshill Cottage offers high quality self-catering accommodation within wha …see more
“I would recommend this flat to anyone” This is a very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped flat, in the heart of Ambleside. it is tucked away in a quiet location, but with great views, and lovely walks right from the door. Ambleside has interesting s
“Perfect location, very clean apartment, wonderful views - a superb find thank you!”
Reviewed 1 Jan 2016
This apartment was perfect for us - a family of four which includes two daughters age 8 and 10 years. Everything was very clean, the facilities were excellent and the apartment was incredibly well su… More
“A stunning apartment in a central location.”
Reviewed 29 Nov 2015
Underhill is exactly as its described, luxury accommodation, it had everything and more that we needed for a comfortable stay. I particularly liked the quality bedding and the amount of fluffy towels … More
Thank you for this review- it is always good to know what our guests like about the facilities & the great location & views, as it is the only way we know we are doing things well.
Thank you for taking the time to tell others and we would love to welcome you back in the future.
Reviewed 25 Dec 2015
The flat was very comfortable and very clean and the new bathroom was stunning. We hunkered down for a couple of evenings as the flat was very homely and there was a great selection of DVD’s enough … More
So pleased you braved the weather and managed to enjoy your pre Xmas break. We hope the new bathroom & beds add the extra luxury everyone needs to feel special!
thank you again and hopefuly we can welcome you back again.
“Beautiful gites in a perfect setting with first class hosts!” Spotless, stylish, comfortable, airy, spacious and modern accommodation with all the facilities, gadgets, games and bikes you will need while on holiday.
A peaceful location surrounded b
“Awesome apartment!” Home from home in Venice! Massimo was an awesome host taking the time to show us the places we shouldn't miss and recommending places to eat and visit. The apartment is very well located 10 mins walk to rialto and not much further
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental” An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes from th
We stayed for 9 nights in July and we could happily have stayed for another week. We hiked and cycled and enjoyed the super hot weather. It was lovely to relax out on the terrace in the evenings. The … More
“Best option in Tremblant”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2017
The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's … More
“Magical Way To Start The New Year”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
We have done some vacation rentals in the past with mixed results so initially we were considering a hotel in the area -but given that we were a group of ten, ranging in age from 3 to 76, we decided t… More
The most recent barn conversion at "CORNISH BARN HOLIDAYS"
A two storey barn conversion that we have converted from the original cow shed and hay loft beside the main farm house.
Totally private and quiet, there are only the two of us living in the main far …see more
Villa Bossona is an impressive villa which dates back to the eighteenth century. Ideal for quiet and relaxing holidays it is located in the sweet Montepulciano hills few minutes from the town. A small church with an enchanting bell tower is preserved in its original for …see more
“A great place in a great location for a winter holiday.” Beautifully appointed and very comfortable apartment with fantastic south facing views catching the afternoon sun. Very well located for the Zell am See and Kaprun ski areas both downhill and cr
“Lovely cottage in a friendly village in a beautiful part of our country.” This cottage is spacious, comfortable, a little quirky and very well equipped. We stayed for New Year, with some other friends staying nearby in another holiday cottage. On comp
We stayed at Weavers for 4 nights in total during October. Firstly, the house is kitted out with everything you'd need for self-catering. We arrived late Friday evening and the lights and heating were… More
“Great place, would definitely recommend for couples of small group of friends”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2011
Really cozy cottage with a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and 2 loos. Well laid out outside space - terraced garden with multiple levels. The cottage was clean, the linens were fresh and the pla… More
“A cottage of charm and character right in the pretty village centre”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2011
This charming cottage has a great location in a pretty village and is a gentle stroll to The Barley Mow pub which we would recommend for food. The kitchen is well equipped and it is comfortably furn… More
in a stunning location in Findochty, right on a small secluded sandy beach, built in 1873 as two fishermen's cottages, and now joined together to form a beautifully and fully renovated 4 bedroom family home.
on the upper floor you will find th …see more
Situated only a few minutes stroll away from the well known village of Trearddur Bay, Valley Lodge is a luxurious Ground Floor apartment that we have fully refurbished early in 2015, it is located in private grounds with well kept Communal Garden Areas. The nearest cov …see more
An immaculately and unique 18th century detached gate lodge full of character and charm. The cottage is surrounded by forest walks & cycle tracks. Inveraray the traditional county town of Argyll is 3 miles away. The beach is only a few minutes walk.<br />The R …see more
“Brilliant apartment with lovely decor” I booked this apartment not knowing where it would be. Easy to find, clean and beautiful decor. My boyfriend and I had a brilliant time here and I would like to book this again for a long weekend in Belfast.
“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
This very attractive purpose built ground floor apartment is situated in a excellent location in the village of Bamburgh, a short walk to the shops and beautiful sandy beach. Furnished and equippment to high standards. …see more
“Beautifully appointed and beautiful location” The cottage is beautifully furnished, well thought out and tastefully done. The setting is just as beautiful with a stunning view across the Firth. Stunning, comfortable and great place to stay. Can't w
This was a great place to relax, very comfortable, easily managed and easy for the beach and the village, but very private when you want it to be. We may have been influenced by the fantastic weather … More
“Wonderful cottage in a lovely beachside location.”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2013
My family has just returned from a one week stay in this lovely cottage. What a find - the internet has its uses afterall ! We had the most enjoyable week there ( helped of course by the super weather… More
“Everything you could wish for.”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
Lovely location right on beach. Everything was as new and the fire was incredible.Decorative sea touches were lovely and bright.
The sunsets are incredible. Handy for visiting the Lakes and while we … More
“A pleasant stay” The villa is really nice, the view is great and the ambient is lovely. We also loved the area for barbecueing. If you like to hang out with your friends/family, eat good food and enjoy yourself, this is the place to stay.
“Brilliant Love to go back anytime.” We he had a great break away although it was only for four days, its was so relaxing, The Low Barn was wonderful with everything we ever needed. Quality of the barn facilities were great and the owner very helpful
A well equipped, very clean hide-away for two. WiFi worked well.
Good location for Lincoln and surrounding areas.
Would definitely consider staying again.… More
Thanks for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves.
“Cozy and comfortable”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
We had a fantastic time, the cottage was exactly as shown, cozy and clean, very well presented. Everything was provided that we could need, towels and linen - even salt! It is newly refurbished and … More
Delighted you found everything to your taste. Hope you consider a return visit.
“Excellent accommodation in good location.”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Lovely 1 bedroom accommodation in good location for Lincoln city, the wolds and lincolnshire coast. This accommodation had everything we required for self-catering weekend break and was in excellent o… More
So glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Magnificent private villa set in hills above exclusive resorts and beaches of Fanabe & Bahia del Duques in Southern Tenerife. Sleeps 10. Large private heated pool. Solarium with sunbeds and parasols. Ocean views. Peaceful and private. Beautiful garden with BBQ. …see more
Apartment in a stone-built, fully restored house in the centre village of La Salle to 10 and 20 minutes from Courmayeur and La Thuile.Completely furnished in alpine style, the apartment is composed by living room with wood stove, open kitchen and double sofa bed, tw …see more
“Great villa in a perfect location. Everything you want close to everything you need.” A wonderful villa with everything you could possibly need. We arrived very late at night and were met by the owners with a beer and a smile. The start of a great hol
“Fantastic location, beautiful house.” We stayed at Bushcombe House Farm for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. We were over from Perth Australia and met up with our three grown up children and extended family at the house. It was a bril
We had a cousins get together at this property and we loved it. Lots of space, very clean and the most amazing views. We were lucky enough to be there while the Cheltenham racecourse was having its fi… More
Thank you for the kind feedback
We hope to see you again
“Stunning views, immaculate house - highly recommend”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2014
The house is situated on a hill so the views are stunning. When we arrived there were flowers on the kitchen table and milk, wine and juice in the fridge - a welcome we weren't anticipating but very m… More
Thank you for the very kind feedback
“Everyone in our party of 10 agreed - BHF was absolutely perfect”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
This year it was my turn to organise the annual reunion and I managed to find the gem that is BHF. It was by far the best venue yet. We had several barbecues on the patio in the blazing sunshine with … More
Lyn and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at BHF .
Thank you for your kind words , we hope to see you again
Peter and Lyn
“Beautifully restored cottage by the sea” The cottage has been restored to a very high standard with tasteful decoration and quality furnishings.
Enjoyed the log burner and separate snug,spacious for all the family. Stunning views from the window sea