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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.
“Lovely cottage” We had a very pleasant stay in this pretty and well equipped cottage. Great attention to detail has been paid to the restoration of the house and every effort has been made to ensure a comfortable stay for guests. Also vey convenient
The House was great and easy to find, with the key sitting waiting for us.
The house itself was really well finished with all the mod cons, but still maintaining a cottage feel that makes you want… More
Salen Cottage is in just a perfect location for all types of holidays We are surrounded by local forestry paths and walksWe have an abundance of wild life in Ardnamurchan .....Red deer,pine martins sea and golden eagles …see more
Rosgorm has a 5* quality assurance award from the Scottish tourist board. The house was completely renovated in 2014 and provides luxurious holiday accommodation for up to 6 people in a traditional cottage in the heart of the village, just a few minutes' walk from all l …see more
“Fantastic views, cute cottage” We based our holiday around our dog, who loves a good forest, so this seemed the obvious choice. None of us were disappointed, we were right in the middle of the most stunning forest location with views to die for. It
We have just returned from 4 nights at Wren cottage.After parking the first thing that you notice is the fantastic view as you make your way down the path to the cottage. Inside it is small but everyt… More
Thank you very much for reviewing Wren Cottage. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday here and that you would like to come back and stay! Your comments are very helpful to those who are thinking about coming here and I am sure they will be appreciated. We are very much looking forwards to welcoming you back!
“Lovely and cosy dog friendly cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
For a getaway from hectic work schedules - this was a hidden gem in the Forest of Dean. Karen and Lis are impeccable hosts ensuring that all your needs are met. The cottage was extremely well equipp… More
Thank you fro your lovely comments and we're so glad that you had a relaxing time here. It was great to meet you both and Crumble too!
“I would happily live here.. its beautiful”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
Beautiful cottage, perfect for short weekend breaks. Would liked to have been nearer a local pub/food place so that i could walk there and back safely at night/evening.
The owners were really welco… More
Thank you for your great comments, we are please you and your dog enjoyed your stay.
“We had a great stay!” I stayed at Carr Cottage for one week with my two friends and my daughter. We had a great stay! The cottage is very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. It is only a ten-minute walk to the town centre and the bus stop is ne
Lovely to arrive to a warm cottage on a freezing day. Cottage very well equipped, bedrooms good size & comfy beds. Ideal for our dog, great walks straight from cottage. Loads of information in cottage… More
Thank you for your review. Sadly we no longer accept pets at the cottage. The drive is , indeed quite a challenge to reverse back along, at times, but with practice it's achievable! There is parking on the road outside if you can't face it!
Hope to see you again soon.
“Cozy, comfy and smashing”
Reviewed 27 Feb 2013
My fella and our pup stayed for 3 snowy days and had a very nice stay. Very quiet, comfortable and Helen was a delight to plan our stay with.
Thank you for your review.
“Fantastic - highly recommend”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2013
I would highly recommend this gorgeous cottage and surrounding area. The cottage is really spacious and comfortable for a family of five plus our dog. The information provided was excellent with gre… More
Thank you for your review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your time at the cottage.
Hodgehay Cottage is a charming Quaker cottage built at the start of the 20th Century. It has been lovingly restored, retaining many period features, to give you a comfortable and cosy home from home. …see more
Rowdale cottages comprise of three adjacent cottages in the converted traditional stone farm buildings. the cottages sleep up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms; there are also 5 bathrooms for convenience too. These spacious cottage can seat 12 guests for dining together and …see more
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o
“Just perfect, stunning cottage and garden and lovely host”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2016
This stunning cottage & garden was the most perfect getaway, I only wish we could have stayed for longer. Linda was the perfect host with lots of local knowledge and recommendations. The wine and ext… More
"We could have stayed for longer" means you will definately be back so its something I love to hear, thank you so much for your lovely comments much appreciated, I do try! Linda :-)
Reviewed 31 Aug 2015
Just spent three nights at Llwynn Ynn cottage and enjoyed every minute. The cottage has everything you need and the hot tub is the cherry on the top. A ten minute stroll away and you are on the be… More
Oh thank you! its is so lovely when guests are so appreciative, hope to see you both back here soon. Linda :-)
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
My girlfriend and I had booked white water rafting on the River Tryweryn and were looking for somewhere to stay in the area, we stumbled upon this cottage online and what a find it was!
The pictures … More
Thank you I am so pleased you did find the cottage and I am sure you will return, as you say so much to do that is why North Wales has come 4th in the Lonely planets best regions in the world to visit. Linda :-)
“A pretty, cosy and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location.” This cottage was as described, and provided us with a pleasant, cosy base to be with friends and explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast.
“Fabulous cottage, great location, perfect break.”
Reviewed 30 May 2012
The cottage is immaculate, light, airy, quiet and totally relaxing. Its a 5-8 minute walk to your choice of two unbelievably picturesque beaches one with a good resturant/pub. Lots of great hiking a… More
Thank you so much for your kind review and I'm very pleased to hear that you want to come again.
“cosy, comfortable, full of character”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2012
Pencraig is a wonderful, get away from it all holiday cottage. It's well equipped, cosy and has a wealth of books, games and art to keep you amused inside, plus there are two tables to sit at outside… More
Thank you so much for the kind comments to myself and the property. So glad you enjoyed it sounds like you had a amazing time discovering what wales had to offer. Thank you.
“Lovely location and cute cottage”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2011
This spot was very nice, a great location. Also the house was lovely. There was nothing to complain about. Thank you for the stay.… More
Thank you for your positive review and thank you for staying. Hope that you come back again some time.
“fantastic retreat” A truly outstanding place.Wondeful views over the estuary from almost every window. The owners were great and gave us tips on where to eat etc as well as providing us with wine and cake!!. Soo peaceful! With the availability of usin
This is without doubt the best self catering property we have ever stayed in! Spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. Fabulous location. Wonderful wildlife and great area for walking. Many thanks … More
Thanks for that lovely review and look forward to seeing you again soon.
“Outstanding country escape”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
We searched the dictionary to come up with the best word to describe our short stay at the Lodge: IDYLLIC is the best description we can apply. The Lodge is an ideal country getaway. The hours will go… More
Thanks for that lovely review and look forward to seeing you again soon.
“Silence is Golden”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2011
What an amazing place in an amazing location. The Lodge is superbly equipped and we couldnt have wanted for anything more. The views are simply stunning and waking up in such a comfy bed and being abl… More
Thanks for that lovely review and look forward to seeing you again soon.
“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.
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
“Excellent !” This lodge was brilliant and we really enjoyed our time unfortunately we only booked a week and would have loved to have stayed for 2. The lodge was perfect for 2 families with young children (between us we had 4 children aged 6 months, 1
Wonderful stay in a great place , visited Tattershall park for the 3rd time in a year. It was the first time we had stayed in Falcon Lodge and we will defiantly be booking again.
It had everything yo… More
Reviewed 20 Aug 2016
Very impressed with the accommodation alot bigger than expected my 4 young children loved it especially the hot tub which was used slot. The view fromwas brilliant and seeing planes go over so close. … More
“Excellent accomodation, excellent surroundings”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2012
We stayed at this lodge at the end of Sept and found the accomodation excellent, all you could ask for and much more. The lodge itself was a home from home, with everything we required as a family wit… 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
Self catering holiday cottage, sleeps 5 in Lincolnshire rural village, near Hemswell Antique centre, historic Lincoln, Louth, Gainsborough and Market Rasen. Forty minutes from the Lincolnshire coast. Pets welcome. Calm, serene walled garden. Short or long stays.Typical …see more
“Incredible place to stay” This place was perfect ! We went for the Easter weekend and had such a lovely time.
The warm welcome we got from Tracey with the special touch of fresh home made bread , eggs , scones with cream and jam and a little Easter
“Absolutely fabulous place to stay, highly recommend.”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
Ashen Cross is a fantastic place to spend a holiday, very close to beautiful Looe and other lovely places to visit. Never had such a fantastic welcome as we've had here, the owners cannot do enough fo… More
Thank you for your kind feedback, Laura.
Looking forward to welcoming you and your family again very soon xx
“Beautiful, comfortable, spotlessly clean, dog friendly cottage”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
What a find! We absolutely loved staying in the Owl. Tracey and Geoff made us feel right at home from our very first telephone conversation until the day we left (although we didn't want to leave!) … More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2016
Tracey the owner is warm & friendly. We had home made scones clotted cream & jam, home made bread waiting for us. Lovely place to stay. A lake with summer house, drinks available from the fridge, grea… More
Thank you for your kind comments. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon xx
“Perfect comfortable stay” We have stayed here now for 3 holidays and we return because of the comfort, warmth and cosiness of this lovely cottage in the South Lakes. The cottage a great balance for us of traditional character with modern comfort and t
This lovely cosy cottage was a pleasure to visit. The Kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could wish for. It is in a nice central area with two nearby pubs .TThe beds in the twin room … More
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at the Cottage. Thank you for your feedback as we appreciate the time and effort that goes into uploading any comments. The beds are actually very new so we will certainly look into your comments further to make sure that every guest gets a good nights sleep.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“Amazing!” We had a lovely week end at the The Old Smithy & River Cottages to celebrate my husband's 30th Birthday!
Both cottages are great and perfect for a big group (we were 11) because there is so much space outside and inside.
The rooms are per
We celebrated New Year at both the Old Smithy and River Cottage and found it was the perfect location. The cottages were both beautiful and provided a large area for everyone to spend time together in… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is nice to know that out of all the cottages you have stayed at over the years,that you found ours to be the best. We hope that you will visit us again. Thanks
“wow I wanna go back The Tenas on Tour”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2015
Myself and 9 female friends spent 2 nights in these 2 beautiful cottages to celebrate my 50th..the owner Susan was very easy to keep in touch with and catered for our every need.on arrival we were blo… More
Thank you for your fantastic review. We are delighted that you had such a great time in the cottages, we are only too happy to help with guests particular wishes when we can. We are glad that you appreciated the lovely comfy beds and pillows and hope to see you back again soon.
“Had everything we could have wanted.... plus more!” Great location.
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!
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 … 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
“Awesome Place, Great Owners” 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.
Haus Arve is in a great lo
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 tra… More
“Terrific !” Loved the cottage ! Cathy was wonderful and very helpful. Had some issues with running certain appliances but after a day or 2 we had them all sorted out. The cottage is very well equipped, wonderful working fireplace where we enjoyed nigh
“Cosy cottage in good location” The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and furnished to a high standard. Location was excellent. The cottage was at the end of a (very narrow) lane, so no through traffic. Table and chairs provided outside on the lawn.
Fantastic cottage in great location. Carol was a superb host and nothing was too much trouble. Carol's hospitality went the extra mile when she offered to collect us from a local pub!!!! Will not hesi… More
“We love the Forest of Dean!”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2016
Lovely cottage, really comfortable beds, everything we needed to make our holiday complete.
Carol and Tony were perfect hosts, not too intrusive but there if they were needed. Lots of wild life inclu… More
“Perfect Honeymoon” Milk Wood Lodge was the perfect place to spend our honeymoon! The garden is beautiful and the hot tub is a real luxury! The cabin in very homely and was spotless when we arrived. There is a log burner and a sauna which we loved! The
Well, what can we say about Milk Wood Bach..! It truly is one of the most relaxing breaks we've had. We've been on lots of amazing holidays but if your looking for somewhere in an idyllic setting (wit… More
“Fantastic relaxing weekend”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2013
The lodge here is beautiful everything you could need. Hot tub in the garden is brilliant loved it sat out in the dark with just the lights on the hot tub. Sauna and shower steam room are great. So pe… More
“Peace and tranquility in wonderful surroundings and first class accommodation”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2013
A wonderful weekend in a first class luxurious lodge. The facilities were second to none, the owner has thought of everything to make your stay a home from home experience. The lodge was immaculate … More
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
“Comfortable peaceful cottage” I visited Broadway with two friends on a garden and gallery getaway break! We found The Old Grocery clean, comfortable and located on a very quiet and pretty road. It was great to have the outside space as we were lucky
“Fantastic Spacious House - Great for a Big Group” A group of 10 friends stayed at Bankfield house. We had a fantastic time. The house was very well equipped and spacious. The beds were very comfortable, including the sofa bed downstairs. We'd all reco
“Wonderful property with period features and large spacious rooms.”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
We had a wonderful stay at Bankfield. There were 8 adults and 4 children and each and everyone of us enjoyed the lovely spacious house, especially the teenagers who appreciated the many rooms where th… More
Thank you for your kind words,they are really appreciated,and hopefully we will be able to welcome you all back to our very special house,until then all health and happiness to you all,,
Eric and Helen
“Even better than I had hoped...”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
We spent a wonderful February week at Bankfield House with my family, husband, self, twin five year olds and a whole heap of friends who variously joined us over the week for 40th birthday celebration… More
Thank you for very kind words it means a lot to Helen and I to get such wonderful feedback from our Holidaymakers,we loved having you all stay with us and please come back whenever you can,you know there is a warm welcome awaiting you all
“A spacious and homely house with great views!”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2013
We would highly recommend a stay at Bankfield House. It is a warm, comfortable house that offers superb value for money. The owners, Helen and Eric, are very friendly and welcoming. They spent time ma… More
Thank you so much for your kind words,they are really valued by us and appreciate them very much.Hope to see you all again at Bankfield ,
Eric and Helen
“Lovely place - convenient but just out of the hustle bustle” Enjoyed our stay at the barn. Convenient to Tewkesbury, but also just a few metres off the motorway. We stayed 3 nights and found this to be central for a day trip to South Wales and anoth
This was a great pace for 4 adults and 4 kids..Owners were terrific and the
barn was amazing. Their hospitality was awesome...Thank you Elizabeth & Mark… More
“We didn't want to leave this lovely barn!”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2013
Last minute booking which exceeded our expectations! The facilities are excellent, clean, everything you needed and the welcome pack was brilliant - the eggs & the scones, jam and cream meant we didn… More
“The Perfect Place for a Family Gathering”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2013
We booked the barn hoping the accommodation would prove to be suitable for a flexible family reunion, in one of our favourite areas, and were not disappointed. The barn is spacious and very comfortab… More
“The Perfect Honeymoon Retreat!” We stayed in Pipers Cottage for the second leg of our Scottish Honeymoon. A perfect secluded getaway with all you need to kick back and relax. With all the added extras of hot tub, sky movies, the local Dalwhinnie whisk
Absolutely loved it. Had read reviews prior to going about low ceilings and shower head so was abut apprehensive I would be spending a wee like a half shut knife.. I'm 6ft never had a prob. My hubby … More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Great cottage everything you need and more , wonderful place so much to do will be back again , did have a small issue getting deposit back but was returned in the end… More
Reviewed 30 Sep 2013
Clean, tidy with very good hot tub!
Lots of garden space & great for walks!
Has everything you need and is great for the price.
Would return again anytime!… More
“Base camp” Located right on the waters edge the Anchorage proved to be a tranquil spot even though it is at the harbour. Nestled away you can enjoy watching the wildlife and boats go by, the view at the Anchorage from bathroom, 2 bedrooms and lounge a
The cottage was everything we could ever want in a holiday let and then some. It was clean, warm and very comfortable. Lot's of little touches to make our stay one of the best we've had in Scotland. T… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay Sheila and many thanks for taking the trouble to provide a review.
“Gorgeous, fabulous location, can't recommend enough” The house is beautiful, nicely furnished, and was built out of the ruins of a medieval well house abutting a medieval wall - hard to get cooler than that! Parking in the town parking lot a couple s
Loved the house. We immediately felt 'at home'. The support literature was thorough. The house was thoughtfully decorated and well equipped for all needs. Owners were helpful and the contact person at… More
“Will return again and again”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
Our 2nd visit was even better than the first. Cannot wait to return to this comfortable home in pretty Boulbon.… More
“Staying at La Maison du Puits is like living in a story book.”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2013
Three friends and I selected this location from off the internet as a base to stay in Provence while we traveled around the area in a rental car. From the moment the lady in the village opened the do… More
“Beautiful Cottage” The cottage was so beautiful, very welcoming and warm. The chocolate cake was a lovely addition, as was the bottle of bucks fizz. It really was like home from home.. the weather wasn't too great and so we ended up relaxing in the co
The Red Lion cottage is a great little gem. My wife, her folks and I had the pleasure of staying there for 3 nights while using it as a base to explore the surrounding Cotswolds.
The cottage itself… More
“A slice of countryside paradise”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2013
Myself and 2 friends booked to stay here for 3 nights as a girls mini break away from our busy London lives & Red Lion Cottage could not have provided a more perfect backdrop. Red Lion Cottage is loca… More
“A great place to stay.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2016
A lovely property in a lovely quiet village. Well placed for travelling to nearby places of interest. We will definitely be returning again in the future to explore more of the Cotswolds.… More
“Lovely property in a beautiful setting” Myself and a few friends spent a long weekend at Muirhead Steading and had a great time. The property is large and spacious but cosy at the same time thanks to the nice log fire. The house is great for a group o
“A very special setting, wonderful hosts, beautiful views, exiting holiday” I stayed at Finca Los Pinos with my daughter and grandchildren. It was such a special place - truly 'an oasis' in the Almajera mountains, as they say. Exhilarating walks in the
What can be said about this property and its owners that hasn't already been said.
The property is simply stunning both in terms of what you get for the money and its location in the mountains. Th… More
Thank you very much for such a lovely review. It was delightful having you all to stay. you are very kind and we look forward to seeing you again.
“Wow Wow Wow what a beautiful and relaxing place to be”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
Wow wow wow what a beautiful and relaxing place to be, we had a fantastic week and couldn't thank David and Sarah enough. The friendly personal touches you provided certainly added to the amazing expe… More
This idyllic, detached former lodge dates back to 1840 and offers charming and spacious accommodation. It's pretty terraced and secluded garden has steps leading to a raised lawn and landscaped patio with furniture and BBQ to enjoy the summer sun. …see more
“Fantastic log cabin wanted for nothing!” We loved this chalet it was perfect for my husband and I yet room for our extended family the next time. The owner could not have been more pleasant in his correspondence with me and very professional yet fri
We loved the lodge, it was perfect, home from home. So relaxing and in a beautiful spot with decking overlooking the river. The lodge itself had everything you wanted and was very clean. Will definite… More
“Mrs” The accommodation was great and just as expected from the description. The owners were on hand and very helpful. The kids loved the access to the garden with trampoline and swings. The location was great for cycling, being able to get onto the cy
“A great location, house was like home from home, highly recommend.” Was surprised by how much I enjoyed our stay, a tranquil setting, everything you needed was in the house. Lots of visitors about but relaxing, the tides going out and being able to w
Wonderful village, everything you could hope for. Great walks, fantastic views, peace and quiet and a lovely, friendly pub within walking distance.
The house was very well stocked and a real characte… More
“Fabulous house and beautiful location. I highly recommend it!”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2012
We loved our stay in this house. It is a beautiful large family home with wonderful panoramic views of the estuary. It is situated at the end of a private single track road right on the estuary, next … More
“First Rate Family Home”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2012
Great house in a stunning location. This is a traditional family home with large rooms and high ceilings. Very well presented and equipped. The views from the bedrooms and living rooms are over the la… More