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.
Fisher Dairy offers high quality self – catering accommodation in a recently converted Sussex barn on a quiet working farm to the south of Chichester.The accommodation is comprises two double / twin rooms comfortably sleeping four within a self – contained cottage a …see more
We spent a month here while house hunting. It was a perfect location being tucked away down a lane but within easy striking distance of Chichester and it's environs.
The accommodation was very comfor… More
Reviewed 5 Jan 2014
Spacious, clean and full of character, this conversion was ideal for four adults and two young children, with excellent cooking facilities and a comfortable area for relaxing in. Could not have suited… More
Pantyffwrn is a traditional Welsh country cottage in a perfect spot only one mile from the coast in the vibrant village of Aberporth in West Wales. The cottage has been recently refurbished, retaining many original features which lend it character and charm.
Aberporth …see more
Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
A hidden gem in the middle of a Turkish village. This enchanting traditional stone house has been sympathetically renovated and extended by the prestigious architect Sema Kumyol Ridpath to provide all the modern comforts in a tranquil, rural atmosphere. Guests can en …see more
Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Superb ski experience: Laax Teetops is a stylish ski apartment in the exclusive, architecturally stunning Residenz Cuolm Liung, nestled in the trees above Laax in the Swiss Alps. This new, modern,well-equipped ski-out apartment offers stunning mountain views, a chic int …see more
The property is situated on the beautiful island of Eriskay.It is a stylish, fully modernised house on 2 floors. With 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 adults, there is an open plan kichen, living and lounge with solid fuel stove and underfloor heating. The house has lovely v …see more
Excellent accommodation; this was a spacious very modern self-catering holiday home in a stunning location; It has outstanding views both from the cottage itself and the garden. There was ample parkin… More
“Unspoiled, relaxing and we want to go back.”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2012
Ersikay was a great base to explore the southern end of the Outer Hebrides, with fantastic walks to suit all our family, seeing porpoises and sea otters. Wildlife is all around and we had great fun id… More
Monte Lagello was until 20 years ago abandoned and is now a splendidly restored Castle. It is set on top of a hill and dates back to 1027. The Castle built in the 11th Century, has been completely restored with great care, winning first prize from the London Conservatio …see more
Modern 4-bedroom villa in large landscaped grounds and benefiting from its own indoor and heated swimming pool, sauna, hammam, hot tub and games room. A short walk to a small local beach, 6 km from Moëlan sur Mer, 15 km south of Quimperlé.Situated in Southern Brittany …see more
Set in the coastal village of Benajarafe, this stylish house is the perfect home-away-from-home for those seeking a peaceful retreat near the beach, just 20 minutes from bustling Malaga. With countless attractions and activities nearby - the beach is only 300 meters awa …see more
Gorska Osada is our property offering both families and groups of friends total flexibility and comfort.
Górska Osada is located in a quiet location of a beauty mountain resort - Poronin. It's surrounded by forests of Tatra National Park, only 11 minutes way of Zakopa …see more
Cuesta Vinas is a small hamlet famed for its naturally carbonated spring water. Situated just 2 km out of the village of Valor, (a gentle 30 minute stroll), this casita is perched on the hillside overlooking the hamlet and offers peace and tranquillity without being rem …see more
Just arriving at this villa and seeing the magnificent panoramic views over Chrysochou Bay and Latchi Harbour will without doubt put you in the mood to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.
The villa is located within the scenic setting of the Akamas Peninsula in Southern Cy …see more
Casa da Luz is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa sleeping 10 people in spacious comfort. It's south facing elevated position provides adequate sun and shaded areas around the pool to relax and enjoy the private peaceful setting. There is a BBQ area complete with tables and …see more
We went for an extended stay around New Year. The house is excellent. We are highly recommending it. People are very nice and friendly. Take the time and visit the surroundings- we guarantee that you … More
This beautiful spacious villa is located in a quiet road a few minutes walk from the sandy blue flag beach. The upstairs living area opens onto a large sun terrace with lovely views of the sea and the black rock. The sunny patio below has large table and chairs for al …see more
On arrival at the villa we were thrilled with the first impression nice big villa great pool but dont know if we were the first to stay there because we were early in the year but the whole villa had … More
Thank you for your review. Apologies the villa had been closed all winter and you were the first guests of the season. The villa manager is taking steps to ensure this doesn't happen again. Yes the villa is great for a family holiday being near shops, restaurants and beach.
Casa Laranjeira is known locally as the prettiest house in the village. With a magnificent orange tree in the courtyard, this new house, built by local craftsmen on the site of one of the oldest dwellings, enjoys the character of a traditional Portuguese house together …see more
“Casa Laranjeira is a wonderful place to stay. Everything was so nice and we had so much space that we had the impression of being home.
The landscape here is surely one of the most beautiful of … More
Nauti Cottage is our family holiday home in Dartmouth town centre & only 2 minutes flat walk to the river front, coffee shops, boutique's & restaurants.
It's fully furnished with a cosy homely feel as soon as you walk through the door. Presented to a high standard. Ce …see more
Blueberry Cottage is a stunning holiday home located on a secluded 450 acre nature reserve in the heart of the Cotswolds Water Park. It offers spectacular views over Clearwater Lake. The house sleeps up to eleven guests plus one baby in five bedrooms.The open plan livin …see more
This property was excellent. We visited as a group of friends and this holiday offered the perfect relaxing holiday.
The middle floor with kitchen, living room and dining room was fantastic - its wel… More
Luxury 5 bed home on 0.8 acre site with stunning views of Slieve Foy, Cooley & Mourne Mountains and Carlingford Lough. 3 minute drive from medieval village of Carlingford with its many wonderful attractions. House was designed with luxury in mind and has a high quality …see more
This Grade II listed Coach House is set in tranquil parkland grounds between the resort town of Ryde and Seaview, with views over open fields and woodland, the cottage enjoys a rural atmosphere whilst being within ten minutes walk of the beach. This charming cottage off …see more
Lakes of Amsterdam Loosdrecht 17e century area between lakes & woods 20 min from Amsterdam
Big cozy house to combine relaxation with city life!
Relaxed, well designed, very spacious country house 1911, 20 min from Amsterdam
6 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, beautiful big garde …see more
Restored large house with grand reception rooms, family kitchen and charming bedrooms. Extensive landscaped grounds. This is our family house not just a holiday let.Ideal for family holidays, reunions and celebrations. 20 minutes from Cherbourg in lovely market town (m …see more
Sleeps 9. 4 bedroom house with Free wifi. Complete with private enclosed secure garden conservatory and terrace. There is off street parking and free parking on street outside. There is a downstairs double bedroom and shower with hand rail and loo for people of limite …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Alojamiento Los Cactus, es una casa con estilo propio, exteriormente decorada con motivos de aperos antiguos de labranza y típicos de los cortijos, rodeada de vegetación, plantas de todo tipo, flores y por supuesto no podían faltar los Cactus.Tiene un amplio porche t …see more
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Villa 322 is a very and stylish holiday home full of great design and comfort. This beautiful, stone clad, recently constructed house is situated in the countryside, between Pollensa and Alcudia. It is surrounded by gentle and flat countryside and farmland. The house is …see more
Newly built house. Excellent location, killarney town, 2 min walk to high street. Sleeps 6 people. Luxury self catering accommodation with patio, back yard and free private off street parking. 2 en-suite spacious bedrooms. Luxurious living room with leather seating, di …see more
The idyllic hamlet of „Doccione di Sotto” which consists of three former farm houses, is located in a quite remote are at 850 m s.l., at the end of the Vallesanta valley. The property is situated on the border of the Casentino National Park in the midst of woods and …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Amazing location, ideal for a relaxing break in the Cotswolds. Family house (not a holiday chalet) in the middle of Cleeve Common, with gardens and fantastic views over historic, Regency Cheltenham Spa. Sleeps 7 people easily in 3 double bedrooms and one single. (Add …see more
Self Catering Holiday Cottage in Llandudno, North Wales - "The Queen of Welsh Resorts". The Cottage is situated in one of the best locations in Llandudno on a private road serving only 2 other properties making it feel as though you are a million miles from an …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Air conditioning;
Nestling on the banks of the River Ribble beside the wier, the Riverside Cottage enjoys a unique position within a small hamlet some 1/4 mile outside of Langcliffe. Refurbished in 2011 the cottage offers cosy and welcoming accommodation spanning three floors and offeri …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Imagine on your arrival stepping onto this private south facing terrace, the sun warm on your skin. Imagine having a relaxing breakfast here with spectacular uninterrupted sea views or dinner with the moon shining on the water. This attractive fully equipped 2 bedroom/ …see more
“Wonderfully located, well-equipped and looked-after apartment for a relaxing break in the sun”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2016
I spent a fortnight in Craig's apartment and had the most wonderful break from Scottish weather and, let's face it, political upheavals in the UK. As the other reviewers have already said, the apartme… More
Thank you so much for your kind review and more than anything, I am glad your visit was good. mmm, I know what you mean about regretting not having those early morning swims but while the spirit may be willing, my flesh is weak. I hope you do return another time.
A spacious apartment arranged over two floors.Ground floor: Entrance hall leading onto reception area with open plan dining and fully equipped kitchen: washing machine, dish washer, fridge freezer, combined oven and cooker, microwave. Satellite TV (freeview channels onl …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Piper House is a large characterful and rambling property with 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. It has been created out of an ancient building, parts of which are over 900 years old, and offers nearly 1700 square feet of space internally. Piper House is fully furnished and s …see more
“Amazing property, beautiful location - perfect for our annual university group reunion”
Reviewed 19 May 2015
We stayed at Piper House on the 15th May for 2 nights for our annual university reunion - all 19 of us! Katie was great from my first email enquiry to the morning we arrived. Nothing was too much trou… More
“Ideal mini conference centre. Great space.”
Reviewed 18 Feb 2015
We used Piper House as a base while we we working locally - staying in early Jan. We needed a large area for group activities - this house had three - and space for us the be able to get away from one… More
“Peaceful and beautiful setting”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2014
My parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary surprise party weekend was more than we could have hoped for. Everything worked out better than planned! We had a really brilliant time and thoroughly recommend… More
Llwyn Ceris is an old converted bakery house which has kept many of its period features making unique in comparison to other accommodation in the village. Set on the very outskirts of town, it offers rural countryside views, quiet living whilst only being a mile from th …see more
Ski; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential;
Deliziosa casa tipica indipendente in pietra, su due piani, immersa nel verde con splendida vista sul Parco dei Sibillini. Ideale per una vacanza in tutto relax, dove sono benvenuti i vostri amici a quattro zampe. No fumatori. Tre camere, 6-8 posti letto, doppi servizi …see more
The property is located in a country area, in the south of Normandy,very close to the village of Villedieu-les-Poêles, famous in the world for the bells production. Ideal location to visit Normandy (Mont Saint Michel, Granville, Bayeux and the D-Day landings) and Britt …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Orchard barn has under floor heating throughout. The spacious oak kitchen is well equipped with a dual fuel Range cooker, fridge and dish washer. Ample glasses, cutlery, crockery and serving dishes are supplied with a lovely chunky solid oak table and chairs. The Kitche …see more
We were very impressed with Orchard Barn. It's been designed with fantastic attention to detail, is incredibly spacious, and has high quality tasteful fittings/furnishings. we were a group of 6 adults… More
Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Ask about pets;
The villa dates to the 14th C and is set in its 150 acres estate producing wine and olive oil, spectacular open views, arab horses enjoy galloping in the fields near the villa. It is in the heart of Chianti 30 min from Florence and 10 min from Greve in Chianti and Panz …see more
Completely renovated architect designed house beside Cliff House Hotel; literally meters from the ladies beach and cliff walk, 2 minutes walk to children's playground and 3 minutes walk to the main street with shops, restaurants, supermarket and bars. Ideal locatio …see more