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.
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp
This is a gorgeous cottage that has been beautifully and luxuriously refurbished whilst retaing all its original character. The two lounges are spacious and comfortable, the best feature being a wood… More
“Excellent but beware if you do not like really steep stairs”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, well equipped. Would have very happily given 5 stars except for the stairs which are really (!) steep. It did not matter too much to us although one of the childr… More
“A very pleasant stay.”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2016
The cottage was ideal for us- a party of three generations ( age range 30 to 83). Lovely and clean and with two lounges we could spread ourselves about. Although we didn't cook there we had a lovely B… More
“Fabulous place” Booked this at short notice and Lorna was very flexible and welcoming. Superbly kitted out, spotless, comfortable and private with excellent wi-fi and SKY TV in a superb location virtually on the seafront at the charming resort of Sil
Well what can we say wonderful place house is extreamly clean and tidy home from home I feel the house has everything you need right down to tennis rackets. you couldnt need another thing we had a fab… More
Reviewed 28 Jul 2016
My wife and myself couldn't have been happier with all aspects of our holiday.
The accommodation was excellent as was the town and location to north lakes and many other great spots.
Lorna and Marti… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and Arnie was a real gentleman. We too hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Lorna
“Another lovely stay, home away from home”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2016
Just returned home after another brilliant stay, such a lovely relaxing stay, definitely gave me some much needed chill out time, and the dogs loved it as well. Wasn't sure how Ruby would react being … More
Thanks for your kind words Tom, it was good to see you again. I am really pleased that you got your time to relax.
“Beautiful and peaceful village house” Such a wonderful welcome from Mandy, who prepared the house and plenty of kind attentions for us. The house is marvellous and situated in a quiet street of the village. You can easily drive to Limassol or to the m
“A charming renovated old house. Highly recommended!”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
This is the place for people who appreciate a unique atmosphere, a fully renovated old house full of charm, quiteness and privacy. The courtyard is a wonderfull place to relax and enjoy the sun / star… More
“Fabulous villa in a wonderful location” This is a fabulous villa, with a great pool and very well equipped.
My children spent most of their time in the pool when we weren't at the beach. It's a suoer size and very well looked after.
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed.
The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already
Marvellous vievs, superb localization in the countryside neighbourhood . Villa equipped comfortably. We enyoyed pool arranged in very interesting way - the surface of the pool's water seems to merge … More
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
This villa is hard to fault, from the stunning views to full facilities and fabulous pool. The hardest decision to make was which sun terrace to sit on to enjoy the view. Our teenagers appreciated the… More
“Didn't want to leave and cannot wait to return again!” Once again a most wonderful stay, last year we stayed in The Borrowers and we couldn't wait to come back and experience the other cottage, The Bee's Knees. We were not disappointed, once again we
“Absolutely Beautiful accomodation with everything you need”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2016
Everything has been thought of from start to finish in this beautiful cottage, we arrived late and there was a torch hanging on the door and a scrumptious welcome pack waiting for us.
The cottage is … More
Thank you for your kind words Carole and it was a pleasure to have you to stay with us. I am sorry that we could not do anything about the weather - but we do try to make sure that once guests are inside the cottages they want for nothing! We look forward to seeing you again when hopefully the sun will shine and you can enjoy exploring the gardens - I have great plans for them in the Spring and Summer! Kindest regards Dalene & Alex
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
The welcome was very good with a lovely welcome pack. We brought with us dried foods but it was not necessary as there was sufficient already there. Accommodation and facilities are excellent.… More
It was our pleasure to have you to stay with us and it makes us very happy when our guests enjoy their holiday with us. We always try to go that extra mile and it is so worthwhile because it works! We look forward to seeing you again at Olde Farm. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
This was our first trip to South Wales, and I'm sure it won't be the last. The cottage was ideal, very clean and comfortable, with everything that you are likely to need. The owners Dave and June were… More
It's great to hear your thoughts about Acorn Hedge Cottage, whether good or bad as it helps us to keep trying to do the right things for the comfort of our Guests
“Excellent in every way.”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2011
This was my 3rd stay, all as good. Lovely cottage, good location and very nice and accommodating owners. Thank you.… More
Thank you for taking time out to provide future guests with an insight of your experience during your stays at Acorn Hedge Cottage
“perfect stay in the country, but close enough to the city”
Reviewed 20 May 2011
very homely and comfortable place to stay with all mod cons,need own transport as slightly isolated although not too far from motorway! great for walking and good base for visiting Swansea, we visited… More
I want to thank you for your comment about the cottage being homely as I want guests to feel welcome and make the most of their time spent in the cottage especially upon their return after a day out exploring the beautiful countryside and all Carmarthenshire has to offer
“Beautiful views” We had a brilliant time , there were loads to do althrough you gad to travel to get to them , kids enjoyed themselves weather was fantastic and the views from the cabin were beautiful
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. s… More
“Hidden treasure in the heart of Brecon Beacons” We stayed 3 nights in the beautiful cottage and left with a lots of lovely memories. We were welcomed with complimentary welsh cakes and bottle of white wine. Cottage was spotless and located in a lovely
“not to be missed” Lovely cottage,arrived on a very cold day into very warm comfortable accommodation,endless supply of logs was a big bonus, faultless, everything just as described. lovely views- wonderful scenery- excellent walks and Lock Ness on t
“Absolutely ideally situated and welcoming and comfortable.”
Reviewed 12 Mar 2015
The cottage is really lovely and we loved having an open fire every evening. It suited all of our needs and was very comfortable and cosy. It is ideally situated in a fantastic location, with awesome … More
“Stunning views of Loch Ness in great comfort...”
Reviewed 8 May 2014
We have just returned from a wonderful week at Mor Carraig overlooking Loch Ness.
The views are truly stunning, and we enjoyed spending time in the large comfortable conservatory admiring the breath… More
Reviewed 23 Mar 2014
I stayed in Mor Carraig along with 3 other adults for 4 nights. Renting this cottage was like having your cake & eating it. Even after reading the other positive reviews, I was still pleasantly surpr… More
We found this to be a lovely holiday home with spacious rooms and all the mod cons. The kitchen was well equipped and the breakfast room sat nine 9 of us comfortably. We rented the property for a fam… More
“A lovely house which is well equiped for your holiday needs”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
The house is well equipped and has a good layout, the area is quite and the beach is very close and private a good place to get away from it all!… More
Hi Peter, thank you for your lovely review - I'm sorry we didn't have a hot tub to achieve a 5 star review, very glad to hear that everything else was perfect. Hope to see you again. Sally
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras.
What an unbelievably great experience staying in this cottage was! It was extremely clean and well-organized, and the kitchen is lovely and there were many little extras included. The bed was very com… More
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
This was the best cottage we had ever stayed in. Modern & comfortable in an ideal situation.… More
We stayed in the cottage for five nights with our two French friends who had never visited Derbyshire before. It was very cosy, clean and comfortable and had everything we needed and more. Biggin was… More
Thank you for this review. The cottage is in the heart of the White Peak area so is a good base for exploring. Glad to hear you found all you needed in the cottage.
“Great” A lovely little place in the heart of the countryside. Cozy and well appointed.
Only spent 3 nights there but would happily book for longer visits too.
Great place to recharge away from my normal city life.
Cant recommend highly enough.
What Can I Say Absolutely Lovely Little Cottage Perfect Location very Peaceful Really Homely Thank You Fiona The Little Xmas Tree And Crackers Was The Perfect Touch Hope Too Be Back Again All Going We… More
Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write such a lovely review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your Christmas in The Bothy and may I wish you a very Happy New Year and a speedy recovery. We look forward very much to welcoming you back. Kindest regards, Fiona
“The Farmhouse was a comfortable, peaceful hideaway for our R&R” Nigel and Suzanne made us very welcome again and our stay in the Farmhouse was exactly what we wanted. The house is well appointed with everything we needed for a comfortable holiday and
“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
“Beautiful view and posh apartment!” We loved this place. Francesco was helpful and available. The caretakers were available if we needed them and were friendly. They helped us out in a bind when we needed a quiet place to stay and responded quickly en
This is a truly PERFECT location. The condominium complex Il Suk is in Taormina Mare (on the edge of the cliff overlooking goregous Isola Bella Bay), away from the Taormina crowds and yet, just a few… More
“Nice villa with a great view”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
We had a wonderful time in Villa Suk, the view from the garden is wonderful, the best you can think of, Isola Bella looks so close. We used to have breakfast and dinner in the veranda, it is a very ha… More
“Amazing - highly reccommended”
Reviewed 2 Mar 2013
Villa Suk is the ideal place for having a holiday in Taormine area with friends, family or your other half. The views from the balcony are stunning and the villa is perfectly located for excursions ar… More
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
“Wonderful Stay in Menton!” My husband, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter stayed in this apartment for one week. We found the accommodations to be very comfortable and in a great location. The apartment is very child friendly which was important
We travelled at the end of February 2012. The apartment is very spacious, modern, clean and well equipped. We where five (5) – everybody slept comfortable. We are from Montreal, Canada and, though w… More
Reviewed 20 Nov 2011
Traveled with my husband and daughter in January this year. Apartment is very clean and modern,very quite area,you couldn't even hear the neighbors. there is always free car spacing available.Even tha… More
“Excellent apartment, wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2012
Travelled there in June 2010 with my wife and two children,we had a brilliant holiday the apartment is in an excellent location less that a 5 minute walk away from the beach it is
also within easy w… More