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.
“Peaceful and relaxing” We stayed at this property for a week. It is located in a very peaceful location but it is also easy to travel out for days by car, a really nice balance. The property is very well appointed and everything worked (unusual in ou
A wonderful place to stay in Sweden, so close to nature at its best with the autumnal colours as the trees change from their green to orange and red and the contrast of the darker pines it is such a s… More
Warm and friendly welcome on arrival. Owners Sue & Alan have thought of every detail and have a little gem of a holiday home.The hot tub is soooo relaxing after a long walk and there are white robes … More
Thank you so much Martin and jeannie ,it was a pleasure to meet such lovely people ,take care and hopefully will see you again x
“Perfect for us”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2016
My two daughters and I are graduating this year and we wished to combine calling at my father's on the east coast with a relaxing yet celebratory break along with my three-year old granddaughter. The… More
Thank you for the lovely review it was a pleasure to meet you all ,and thank you for choosing to stay with us , hopefully will see you again,x
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
We stayed for August bank holiday weekend for my partners birthday. We were surprised on arrival to see birthday decorations and a bottle of prosecco waiting for us! The cottage is beautiful and very … More
Thank you for your lovely review, pleased you both enjoyed your stay , hopefully will see you again , thanks sue x
“A great place to stay in snowdonia at a reasonable price!”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2013
My partner and I really enjoyed our stay. The cottage itself has its own unique character, is well kept and clean, as where the utilities and . The owners Ian & Sheena couldn't of been more helpful, I… More
“Warm cosy cottage, great location, great value for money.”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2013
Had a great week here with 2 young children last Autumn. Fantastic location and setting, and so much to do locally. We didnt use the car for 4 days! Warm, cosy cottage - lovely wood burner in the loun… More
“Lovely, peaceful and cosy cottage with beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2012
A beautiful period Welsh cottage with gorgeous gardens. Perfect for families with dogs, it is owned by the nicest and most obliging couple, Sheena and Ian, who know the area very well and suggested so… More
“Clean, comfortable, welcoming and surrounded by charm!” We really enjoyed our time at Snowdrop cottage, we were welcomed into a charming, and very clean cottage and I was surprised by how well equipped it was. Everything we needed from a cot (for our
My wife,myself and our dog Rosie have just returned from a week spent at Snowdrop cottage.We found the cottage to be perfectly equipped with everything you would need for a week away,the enclosed gar… More
“Peaceful, private, great setting.”
Reviewed 18 May 2014
The ideal place for that tranquil holiday. Plenty of space. Dog friendly too. Great pub meals at either of the 2 dog friendly pubs, A riverside walk takes you to the pubs.… More
“Wonderful location from which to explore Exmoor and the adjoining coast”
Reviewed 23 Apr 2014
This is our third stay at this lovely farm close to Exford. The two of us find Snowdrop Cottage, charming, immaculate, well equipped, and ideal for self catering if required, but there are at least … More
“Lovely, quiet, clean accommodation in the Countryside” This is a lovely house, it is well equipped and clean with modern furnishings. We had a great holiday 2 adults and 2 Children (10 & 13). The beach is 5 minutes away but we choose to drive due to a
“Comfortable, modern, clean, great location and facilities, beautiful beach, perfect family holiday”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
Stayed there last wek in August with my wife and two kids (7 &4). We had a lovely time. House was perfect, easy to organise with the owners. 5 mins walk to a lovely beach. Easy to organise with the ow… More
“Our stay was everything we could have hoped for!”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2012
We greatly enjoyed this quiet, cozy bungalow and all of it's amenities. It is in a fantastic location just a short distance from the beautiful ocean side. The customer service while booking our stay w… More
“A wonderful week in Brittas Bay.”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
We enjoyed a lovely week in Brittas Bay.
Lazy Daze was a great house with plenty of space.
The garden was fantastic and we spent as much time as possible outside.
Great location, close to the beac… More
“Marvellous, clean, tidy, quiet, loved it.” Lovely stay, great for the children to have a lovely private garden. Nice roomy, comfortable bungalow in superb condition. The butter, cake and prossecco on arrival was an added bonus.
“Gorgeous property in fantastic setting, perfect for getaway.” The cottage was quite hard to find in foggy, icy weather but lovely and cosy once inside. The under floor heating is a treat as are the large bedrooms and gorgeous bathrooms. All in all a
“A Perfect holiday for Young Families in any weather. Home from home.” We had one of the most relaxing holidays I've ever experienced at Corner House. The Cottage is beautifully renovated and has everything you could possibly need. Endless hours of fun
Just returned from a wonderful week in this cosy, stylish and comfortable cottage. The owners were very welcoming and keen to help us make our stay pleasurable. The beach is a short stroll away, tot… More
“The most peaceful tranquil setting you can imagine”
Reviewed 26 Jan 2012
Cottage was immaculate, bedrooms and living area spacious
Ideal for an all adventure break with surfing, mountain climbing but also provides the perfect location for a total, relaxing, chill out br… More
“Lovely holiday location!” This was our first holiday as a family with our 10-month old babygirl and we're so happy to have booked with Eileen O'Shea in Lauragh! We came in quite late but the welcome with a roaring fire and a pot of fresh tea was a nic
“A wonderful family holiday” We were struggling to find somewhere suitable in Tenerife for a family holiday and some winter sun when I came across this amazing place! We wanted to be away from the main tourist areas but close enough to things to keep m
We are a family of four, including two little boys aged 5 and 7. We first stayed at La Malvasia in December 2014 and loved it so much we decided to return a year later. It is ideal for our purposes: v… More
Thanks so much Marina for your nice comments! We really love having old guests coming back. This makes us enjoy our profession and put a lot of effort into giving the best of services. Marina, you have become a special guest for La Malvasía. We enjoy having you here!! See you again next year!!
“Excellent accomodation” Coopers Cottage is ideal for a great bolt hole. We were welcomed with a lovely bottle of wine to help celebrate our anniversary, which was a lovely touch. The cottage is beautiful, with lots of original features, and very cosy
“Celebrating a 30th birthday” We booked Drumalban to celebrate our daughters 30th birthday. We wanted somewhere that we could be together as a family as her birthday is on Christmas Day and it's a difficult time to get everyone together.
What a place
We (and our two furry/hairy 'babies') have just spent a wonderful week at Drumalban. We knew the moment we came down the secluded driveway, which opened up to expose the most spectacular and uninterr… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Drumalban, we really appreciate this, as your comments help future guests to get a true picture of the house and area. If you should choose to holiday in Ardfern again we would love to welcome you back - there are plenty of walks left for yourselves and the "boys" to enjoy!
Reviewed 19 Sep 2013
Just back from a week at Drumalban. We adored the open plan layout of the house with it's Scandinavain influences, it was very clean and well presented thoughout but not too precious that you could no… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated and helps our future guests get a feel for Drumalban and all it offers. I'm glad the dogs enjoyed the garden, I wonder if you saw the roe deer that regularly visit? Should you choose to holiday in Argyll again we would be delighted to welcome you back.
“If you're going to Scotland, this is the place to stay!!”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
Drumalban. What a place!! We went with a group of friends for Christmas and had the best time. Kirsty made everything easy from beginning to end. The place is better in real life than the pictures (wh… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Drumalban - we really appreciate this and if you should choose to holiday on the west coast of Scotland again we would love to welcome you back. We know you enjoyed your Christmas barbecuing and might like to know that we know that we replaced the original one this year with a new "super-sized" one! We liked the idea that you could barbecue outside and then dine in front of the roaring log fire in December!!
“Mrs” We had a brilliant time here. The location is spot on, accommodation was spotless and the view from the window is beautiful. Would definitely visit again, every turn has another fantastic view and numerous walks to go on. Didn't quite make it up
We have just had four nights stay at this holiday home.....everything you need in this property ...spotlessly clean ....very comfortable and peaceful....stunning position with views from front windows… More
I am glad that you found our "home from home" in Scotland so enjoyable, I look forward to you being able to stay longer next time.
“Mr & Mrs Thomas” Could not fault this cosy cottage. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful location and central access to the moors. Once we got our bearings we visited lots of places that were more or less on the doorstep. Good night's sleep due to go
Excellent, secluded little cottage. The perfect location to get away from your everyday hassle. Its quite, situated in a wonderful landscape and you can walk into the moor directly from your doorstep.… More
“Fantastic cottage! Everything you need and great location.”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
I booked this cottage for a surprise long weekend away for my husbands birthday. We had a great time and didn't want to leave! We were welcomed by a lovely hot burning fire and the cottage spotlessly … More
“Don't hesitate, book it!”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
A superb destination for a quiet break or holiday, your hosts are very welcoming and will help in any way they can. The accommodation is superbly equipped ,and beautifully set out, as others have said… More
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hot
I planned a surprise birthday getaway for my girlfriend with her friends. The place was everything we could have hoped it to be. It was a perfect escape from our regular surroundings. The owners ar… More
Great to hear you enjoyed your break at The Coach House! Many thanks for your kind words and hope to see you again soon.
“Anna and Matt's hospitality, kindness, thought for detail and beautiful Coach House exceeded all our expections”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2015
Going away for Christmas was new for us; with an age range of one to 70, we weren't sure what might be included……there was nothing we could have thought of, that wasn't wonderfully and generously … More
Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Christmas at The Coach House and that you also enjoyed seeing some of what this beautiful region has to offer. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon! Many thanks again.
Reviewed 8 Oct 2014
Our family of 10 had a weekend break at The Coach House last weekend and we were very impressed with the standard of the accommodation.
On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by Anna (the owner… More
Thank you for your kind words,The courtyard is indeed a wonderful place to eat and relax, being south-facing and sheltered it is lovely all year round. The large gardens at the front of the property and the play paddock are favourites with our younger guests! We are glad you found the property to be spotless, we are very thorough! This is reflected in the 100% score for Cleanliness we receive each year in our Quality in Tourism assessment. It was a pleasure welcoming you to Lodge Farm and we look forward to seeing you again!
I would like to thank Doreen for a lovely stay the cabin was absolutely immaculate and very friendly we stayed for 10 nights in this beautiful location looking out at the lock also very handy hotel/… More
Thank you for your lovely comments I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again next year.
“Stunning location” Great wee cottage in a gorgeous location.
Has everything you need for a break away with plenty to see and do in the surrounding area.
We visited for the nearby Dark Sky park but found that we didn't need to leave the village f
We stayed at lavender cottage for 10 days and i must say as holidays go this was great.
bob and his wife are great and so helpful too.I cannot say enough how much i enjoyed this break.Carsphairn is a… More
“Absolutely gorgeous place”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
We booked this trip at the last minute. Bob and his family were so friendly and their hospitality was first class. The cottage was spotless and could not fault it in any way. We all loved the coal/log… More
“Wonderful holiday home” We stayed at Rosa Cottage for a week in March, and had a wonderful stay. The cottage is furnished to a high standard with a tasteful and original look.
The kitchen is well equipped, and we had some wonderful evenings aroun
Outstanding all round throughout the whole process. From booking to checkout. Great house. Great vibe. Very very happy and will book again.
Superbly appointed throughout.… More
“Lovely cottage on Portland”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2014
We stayed at Rosa Cottage for a week in July, and had a wonderful time. The cottage is spacious and beautifully furnished, and in an ideal location to explore Portland. Only a couple of minutes walk t… More
“Excellent holiday home, great value for money!”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
Had a really comfortable stay at Rosa Cottage, brilliantly located to visit the Dorset coastline and lovely beach walks five minutes from the front door.… More
“A lovely character cottage in a friendly village”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
My husband, myself and my sister had a relaxing week in this cottage. It was cosy but open spaced with good light, and had flexible space. Wood was available for an open fire if needed, and satellit… More
“An Amazing cottage so peaceful” A lovely cottage to stay in , set in lovely gardens very quiet and peaceful, beautiful decor, nice touches ie welcome basket to get you started, shower gel, moisturiser and shampoo. Excellent owners on hand to help if n
Top class cottage in quiet rural location.Welcoming,helpful but unobtrusive owners.Ideally placed to explore this part of Scotland.We felt so comfortable that it was a struggle to go out and explore!… More
“This cottage is perfect, home from home , peaceful and spotlessly clean.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
Just returned from a fantastic holiday. Everything about this cottage is lovely. The setting is peaceful and quiet we felt instantly relaxed. The owners are very warm, friendly and you could tell that… More
“Brown Bread Delight” Brown Bread cottage and hosts Crista and Andre are a brilliant combination. They have thought of everything to make your stay in their very well equipped cosy cottage. Well placed for a 1 mile field path walk to the hospitable Eda
Had a wonderful few days staying in Brown Bread Cottage, Edale. Arrived to a very clean, beautifully decorated and comfortable cottage, with tea, coffee, biscuits thoughtfully provided... Very beaut… More
Thank you for visiting us, it was lovely to meet you. I hope that you will return soon
“Appealing cottage in lovely location”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
This single storey cottage is bright and modern, very clean and well equipped and warm and comfortable. There are fantastic walks directly from it, so no need to get in the car. Crista and Andre , the… More
Thanks, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you next time.
“Excellent characterful French house in great location.” Great property in excellent location for visiting nearby locations in Pyrenees, especially as we found for us, the mountain walking area of Lescun. Lots of space inside house, only two of us so w
Eight of us used Aisling as a base for our first visit to the Pyrenees to try out some of the well known Tour de France Cols. We made it over Col de Marie Blanque (10km down the road), Col d’Aubisq… More
“Beautiful house, lovely surroundings, a great place to get away from it all.”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2012
This is our second stay at this lovely house, we will no doubt be back again next year as we love it so much. Bedous is such a pretty place it is hard not to fall in love with it, the thing I miss mo… More
“Lovely character house wonderful location”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2014
The house was very comfortable a home from home .the garden was beautiful with a lovely pool to relax in whilst taking in the breathtaking views .it was especially nice to be in a village location wh… More