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.
“A lovely villa, everything you could want for a relaxing break” A lovely villa, all you want for a home from home .Very helpful owner and keyholder, they couldn't have been more helpful.Good communicationfrom both mentioned above.
“Great location, clean and well presented and in a really accessible part of the island – ideal for families or couples.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
I stayed here with 2 of my girl mates for a week at the start of July – we were looking for a relaxing, chilled out holiday with the opportunity to go out and party if we felt like it, and that’s … More
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Alan & Bev
“A relaxing holiday of peace and quiet in a comfortable villa located in the glorious sunshine of the Canary Islands.”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2013
The Villa Casa Sencillo is located within a quiet estate just a few kilometres outside the bustling town of Carrelajo. The villa is comfortable and tastefully decorated with a well equipped kitchen an… More
Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
“Beautifully designed cottage in the most stunning location” We had a wonderful two weeks staying in Cuckoo Cottage. It's location is perfect, each morning I could go for walks on the beach (with new born baby) and my husband could do a good training
“Lovely Location but the cottage has problems that need to be addressed”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2016
Cuckoo cottage is very cosy for two and the location is stunning and very quiet. However there are some issues that need to be rectified. On arrival on a cold wet and windy 'summer' evening the heat… More
We stayed here for the weekend and had a very nice quiet relaxed weekend,The lodge had everything we needed and felt homely with lovely views over the lake from the dining table.Overall there was no n… More
“Details to be aware of” Stable Cottage is in a lovely location and is well presented, clean and modern but has a few surprising omissions such as a microwave, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board although some of these are available in a shared laundr
“Fabulous week in the most idylic, relaxing and friendly setting” This cottage is in a perfect location, close enough to local amenities and local bars etc but also nicely tucked away to have your own private holiday. We stayed for a week in Kinsale an
We have stayed here over the years many times and it is my little piece of heaven. My children love going and when my son was younger he thought it was Spain as every time we visit the weather is gre… More
“Lochveiw” We stopped at lochview chalet from the 26th December for one week, the place was amazing, modern, spotlessly clean, the views where stunning, great location, we will definitely be returning.. would highly recommend.
Gorgeous place at a fantastic price, perfect for a couple. Just close enough to amenities without feeling touristy and too close to town, great distance to all the best locations on the island and utt… More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
My boyfriend and I stayed here back in May and we just loved it! It was in a good location, not far away from the fairy pools or The Three Chimneys. The lodge is furnished to exceptional standard, g… More
“70th anniversary of D-Day” Lovely clean and comfortable accommodation in La Guislain.
Hosts Ann and Dave very friendly and helpful., could not of found a better area after returning from the hustle of the beaches each evening.. As the general said "w
We had a wonderful time staying at this gite. It is set in peaceful Normandy countryside, surrounded by fields, set back from the road with a large garden - great for breakfast outside or evening sun… More
“Well worth a visit.to this comfortable accomodation”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2012
A very warm and welcoming Gite,
Anne-Marie the owner was very pleasant and a great host for her property ,
This was our first visit to france , arriving late we were welcomed with bread wine butter … More
“Marbari Villa- 5Star Holiday Villa” We have just returned from a three week trip to Floida staying in this property for the final week of our vacation. We are all agreed that this property was the most well appointed, and comfortable villa we have sta
Brilliant, just brilliant, we agree with everything the previous reviewers say. The management team were so helpful & friendly. Barry & Margaret so accomodating. Enjoyed everything. The thing we … More
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you come back in the future.
“Luxurious, family friendly villa - highly recommended.”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2012
We have just returned from our holiday at this villa and were very impressed. It has everything you could need - including a lovely spa bath and wifi!
I would definitely recommend this villa and wou… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our villa and it's nice to know you would like to return.
“Beautiful in every way”
Reviewed 30 May 2012
Fantastic villa with everything you could possibly need. The children had a great time in the pool, hot tub and spa bath, and loved watching all the wildlife, which were able to identify in the very … More
Thank you for such a positive review. It was good to know how much you enjoyed your stay in our villa.
“Wow - where do I start?” Excellent stay in well equipped cottages. Real home from home. Log fires in comfy lounges with tv and dvd facilities, an excellent joint dining area that we used constantly, clean bathrooms and bedrooms, and well equipped kit
There were 18 people in our party and we wanted a few days away where we could walk in the country, have a bbq and a few drinks and be able to laugh and have fun without disturbing anyone.
The hous… More
“Great property and surroundings”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2012
We hired the cottage in October 2012 for a university reunion. There was 17 of us, mix of couples and young families. The cottage had everything we needed, the dining room was particularly good for su… More
“Perfect for large groups”
Reviewed 2 May 2012
We were a group of 19 and it was brilliant, just what we needed. Given our numbers, we took both halves of the cottage and had access to the communal dining area, as well as two kitchens, two lounges… More
“Cottage and location spot on!!” Me and my family spent the last week of the summer holidays at Taunton cottage. The location is perfect nestled up a quiet side street with your own gated entrance. Literally 1 minute walk and you are at the heart of sw
A clean comfertable home perfect location
Everything available to make your stay comfy and stress free
Beautifully looked after comfertable and clean
Home from home adding luxury a… More
The location is fabulous and really we could have just stayed in Cawsand all week! The house is clean, comfortable and perfect with the owner on hand at all times. The walk to the beach and town is q… More
Thank you Rohanna I am so pleased you had a good holiday.
“Enjoyable stay in a cosy characterful cottage” We arrived on a dark wet evening and it was lovely to walk into a cosy welcoming room. All the facilities we needed were there and, of course, the view was spectacular. We used it as a base to watch the l
3 of us staying for 3 weeks at Cowes View for convalescence for my husband and his son - was great. Plenty of room, very comfy beds, bathrooms upstairs and down, ditto TVs, well equipped kitchen, and … More
Reviewed 22 Oct 2012
A lovely small cottage in a superb location. Just expect peace and quiet and you will not be disappointed.
There is plenty of interesting places and shops to visit but locally there is every… More
“Family anniversary weekend” Had a wonderful wkend at the cottage. It had everything we needed, the kitchen was well equipped and everything in working order. The drive up the lane was steeper than expected and a little unnerving the first time but we
“Excellent facilities in stunning location, a super group/family getaway.”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2012
The cottage stands in beautiful countryside with village amenities just a short walk or drive away. The directions provided were excellent and when we arrived we were relieved to see the high standard… More
“Great experience” This was a great experience for our large group. The house was fabulous and accommodated us all easily and was full of character. Well located for exploring the area. The rooms were huge in the main house and all had ensuite bathroom
We stayed at Model Farm Country House for a short 3 night break in August. We had a wonderful time. The house is a lovely, comfortable place to stay, David was always very helpful. Kitchens are both f… More
Reviewed 25 Oct 2012
I had an absolutly fantastic weekend at Model Farm. We stayed in October 2012 for my 40th birthday celebrations. We aso booked out the Cider Barn so had the whole of the accomodation. We had 9 adult… More
“Very clean and good value for money.” We all had a fantastic time staying at this property. Close to other towns, so not a long time driving. We would defiantly stay here again or recommend this property to family and friends.
“Mr” This is a wonderful apartment fully equipped with everything you could possibly need from washing machine to kids board games and the views are amazing. Would come back no problem.Only takes few minutes to walk into town or the beach although the
We were 5 Adult friends, 1 English, 3 Aussies and an Italian, who had never been to Cornwall before, let alone heard of Looe. We found Looe a good base to explore cornwall, and much less touristy than… More
“An amazing apartment in a friendly warm community.”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
This apartment in situated in East Looe with picturesque views across the harbour! It is at the top of the hill minutes walk from shops , pubs & restaurants in which we ate at most & had some very enj… More
“Breathtaking views, beautiful modern appartment, Cornwall at its best.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
We loved the beautiful appartment, the views are truly stunning and the decor really lovely.Its in a superb location, close to the safe beach, town and river.Great restaurants, cosy pubs.Walked the co… More
“Exactly what I wanted to surprise the wife for our first wedding anniversary” Beautiful, quiet, near good pubs, great cafe for breakfast. Beaches close by....take the bikes, perfect for cycling. Try The Kings Arms at Fleggburgh for absolutely amazing
We had a lovely couple of days at the Mill - a real home from home! The children loved sleeping in a windmill! Stunning location, only a couple of miles from the sandy beaches of Winterton and Sea Pal… More
Thank you for your kind review, we are really pleased you had a good time!
“Quirky,cosy,peaceful....so enjoyed our stay.”
Reviewed 19 Mar 2017
Amazing property,such a delight to spend the week there recharging very depleted batteries. Wasn't sure how inconvenient the walk from the car park would be but it was manageable as long as we were we… More
“FABULOUS LOCATION” This was our second visit to Eliabeth House and we would hapily return there because the location is perfect, being close to both the sea and town centre. The views of the sea are brilliant. I spent most of my time there watching
“A well presented apartment in a beautiful seaside town.” Amelie is a small centrally located apartment but perfectly suited to a couple. It is well presented, has all the amenities needed and the view from the balcony looks right out over the sea.
The appartment was excellent, well fited out and very comfortable with a great veiw over the bay. Ideal location in Ville Franche restraunts bars and shops close by and the beach is a short walk along… More
“Couldn't ask for a better place to stay !”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
My sister-in-law and I enjoyed our stay at Amelie very much. The apartment was excellent and was in the best place possible in Villefranche. Close to all amenities, wonderful views and just across t… More
“Location great, but very disappointed overall - bad value”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2012
At first glance the Amelie apartment seems great. Modern furnishings, small but well laid out space, and the location is perfect right in the middle of town with a view. But we quickly realized this a… More
We are sorry this guest was unhappy with the apartment but as you can see from other reviews this is unusual. We value feedback and always do our best to ensure that the apartment is maintained to a hight standard.
“Superb Apartment” Stayed in this beautiful apartment and had a wonderful stay.
The property is stylish and has all the home comforts provided.
Bed was super comfortable and i had a wonderful peaceful sleep.
Everything was perfect and a box of suppl
“Excellent appartment with views to match” This appartment really is as good as everyone says:
Its really modern, tastefully decorated and has sea views from all windows. The welcome pack is a really nice touch.
You virtually have your own train stat
Second visit and there will be a third. This apartment is gorgeous and so well equipped. The welcome pack is immense. The location is superb. I would not stay anywhere else. 5 stars is not enough.… More
Thank you we really appreciate you taking the time to give us a review & of course great to hear that you will be back again!
“Perfect holiday home in an excellent location”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2016
We could not have wished for a better apartment. Everything was as we would have it in our own home. Clean, comfortable, well furnished and appointed. A lovely welcome basket greeted us with a cream t… More
“Beautiful apartment in a splendid location”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2016
Arrived by train from London into Carbis Bay and was extremely happy about the very short walk to Seaview, 1 minute!! We loved the comfortable beds, the layout of the apartment and the beautifully dec… More
“Charming cottage in Straiton” We enjoyed a lovely weekend at Holly Tree cottage in the picturesque village of Straiton, The cottage was very comfortable, clean and well equipped and is situated in the heart of the village. Straiton is a charming vil
“Horselea holiday cottages - ideal accomodation” Beautiful cottages would recommend to anyone. Cottages are set in such a tranquil surrounding with lovely views. Inside the cottages are very comfortable and beautifully finished to a high standard.
“A quiet peaceful relaxing place to recharge!” A lovely little place to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet!A great base from which to explore our beautiful coast.John and Helen are lovely friendly people so welcoming!I wouldn't hesitate to recommend
“Idyllic location, easy acces for Girona, Figures, Banyoles and Olot.” Well equiped, clean and tidy property. Adequate kitchen facilities, good bathroom and useful sized bedroom. Large swimming pool and sun terrace area with adjoining clothes drying
We had a great holiday in Can Cruanyes! The house is very beautiful, very peaceful and there is much to see in the area. You can have beautiful hikes, cultural visits or just relax by the pool or the … More
Thanks for the review! Yes some great hiking trails located close to Can Cruanyes for those looking for an active holiday.
“Great property, excellent location - Perfect for a chilled out week”
Reviewed 17 Dec 2012
We really enjoyed our stay here with our 18 month old daughter, who particularly enjoyed the frequent visits from the friendly farm dogs Shani and Barnaby. A private, clean and comfortable cottage wit… More
“Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful location with wonderful views”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2012
Well equipped, modern holiday home in the most lovely location with amazing views across the menai strait to Snowdonia. Great walks through the forest from the doorstep to a beautiful quiet beach. En… More
“Our Little Hide Away..........”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
This wonderful lodge Isa, is a very special place to us. It is our escape, a place to relax, chill out and kick back. Our dogs love it here, so much space to run around in, a toasty log burning fire f… More
“Excellent semi rural villa with ample room for 4-6 and a nice garden and pool” The villa is part way up a hillside,down a track, and is well maintained with a fairly large pool and garden with lots of trees and shade. The location provides easy access
Casa Marta is the perfect holiday villa in a quiet area. We travelled with our 3 sons of 8,10 and 13 years old. When we arrived, the owner already provided us with a complete welcome package. Everythi… More
“Never been to a better villa!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2015
Our family had a wonderful nine nights at Casa Marta. The welcome pack was fantastic - best we have ever been given - as was the tour by the house representative. The house itself is huge and the gard… More
Reviewed 10 Aug 2015
We had a wonderful two weeks at Casa Marta. The villa was in an excellent location, only 2 minutes walk from a fabulous restaurant (rustic and very reasonable), and a short drive to Tavira which is a … More
“Waterloo House” Enjoying our 7 night stay here in Lochinver. The house is gorgeous, well equipped and very comfortable. It's open plan layout works well for family time. Wish I could have this at home! Lots of essential extras left for use such as toi
Waterloo House was simply a magnificent home to stay in for the week. The views were breath taking every day. Our honeymoon couldn't have been at a better place!!
The house its self and its up keep… More
Many thanks for your fantastic review. Glad you both enjoyed yourselves in Waterloo, Lochinver and surrounding area! Yes please do come back soon.
“Beautiful house, can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2014
We spent 3 nights at Waterloo House at the start of December. The lodge is beautiful, even better than it looks in the photographs. Wood burning stove on for our arrival, a great welcome after a long … More
Thanks for your great review! Come back soon!
“Excellent house and stunning views.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
An excellent modern house with all mod cons set in a peaceful location with great views of the mountains and Lochinver. Plenty of local amenities just a couple of minutes away in the village of Lochin… More
Thanks for your great review, glad you all enjoyed yourselves and had a great stay.