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.
Traditional, renovated stone cottage, quiet and secluded, on country lane in the Derrynassaggart Mountains and ideally placed for touring some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery on the Ring of Kerry or Beara Peninsula. It is situated about 2½ miles from …see more
4 St John's Row is one of a stone terrace overlooking the spacious village green of Langcliffe, which is a small, peaceful, unspoilt Dales village. The cottage opens onto the green, the focus of village life, with a convenient bench to watch the world go by. There …see more
“Piece of heaven” Beautiful retreat with exceptionally large bedrooms, including wardrobes in both rooms. A very comfortable large king bed and beautiful princess queen in the second bedroom. Loved the very comfortable lounge with large tv and the thre
“Lovely bolt hole” Hidden in a small village (Lindale) is a veritable retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Every need is catered for with a kitchen and cosy lounge easily warmed by a lovely wood burner. For those needing more modern comfor
Lovely cosy cottage - perfect for couples gettaway. Loved the wood fired stove and rustic feel of the place. Small village shop two minutes walk away. Two pubs in village, one a bit "earthy" and the o… More
So glad you liked the cottage and the village.
Just to say that food shops are open late in nearby Grange over Sands when the village shop is closed.
“fantastic clean cottage in a lovely, friendly village”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2012
great communication with owner.lovely clean cottage, everything you need is there. regular buses to grange and kendal and further afield, only £25.00 for a week mega gold bus ticket that you can go a… More
Reviewed 31 Mar 2012
A truly fantastic cottage, in a superb location. Everything my Girlfriend and I could ask for in a holiday cottage. Village of Lindale is tranquil place with 2 very good pubs to relax, eat and drink i… More
“A relaxing peaceful break in a beautifl property” Andrew Barn is a home from home property with everything you could ever need for a peaceful and relaxing break.
The Barn is comfortable, warm and equipped to excellent standards. John and Tina were so
We stayed at The Barn at Andrew House for October half term
What a lovely cottage, warm, cosy, very clean felt like home, fully equipped.
Our children loved it especially the chickens in the wonderf… More
“Wonderful House and John and Tina were so helpful in locating restaurants, pubs and hiking activities.”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2014
We loved our stay at the barn. The living room and dining area spacious and comfortable. There is a cozy fireplace to take off the chill if rain. The kitchen was well appointed with everything you cou… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at The Barn it was great to be able to welcome you here in the Lake District
“Superb property...excellent base to explore Lakeland”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2014
We had a short break at The Barn in July. It is situated in a secluded spot in the village of Stainton (pub and restaurant just down the road) not far from Penrith and about 15 minutes from Keswick. … More
We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at The Barn especially as it was your wedding anniversary. We were concerned to ensure that you had a relaxing and peaceful stay.
“Fabulous” After staying 10 days in Paris this was a lovely country retreat - an easy 3hr drive from Paris down the A6. We were travelling with a 9yr old. House suited our basic needs - grass area, boules, rowboat, hibachi style BBQ, woodfire, eat insi
“Stunning garden and house in a fantastic setting”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2015
The garden is stunning with mature trees and lawn leading down to the canel. We spent most of our time eating outside in the sunshine. The house is very comfortable with plenty of local chracter and… More
“A lovely holiday experience, with great facilities”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2012
The garden has a very good outlook over the nearby canal, and watching the craft negotiate the waterways creates a serenity around the place. The house is very comfortable, and has a very rustic feel.… More
“Charming canal-side house”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
This is a lovely, comfortable house with light and airy bedrooms and is well-equipped and very clean. The location can't be bettered. The garden has beautiful views over the canal and it is delightful… More
CREAG-an-FHITHICH: enjoy a charming south facing Victorian house; modernised; retaining its original character, in a large fenced garden; stunning ever changing views over Loch Melfort to the isles. Sleeps upto 9, in 5 bedrooms. The sunsets are breath taking. TV; WiFi;& …see more
“Fantastic family hideaway in a great location” Fantastic house. Loads of room for the 8 of us inside and outside. We loved the early morning rabbit visits and the nesting swifts, as well as the fire pit area, which had incredible views. The beds were
“Fantastic house, we have already booked again for next year.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Wonderful, comfortable, child friendly house. We had six adults and two children under four in our party, the house was well equipped with plenty of space. Wonderful garden with spectacular views. … More
“Couldn't ask for a better welcome!” Arrived in wild weather the day before Badtille day and Caroline was extremely welcoming and helpful. The gite is in a great location to explore the delights of the Lot river valley. Cajarc is a great little town wi
I had a fantastic week’s holiday in this charming rural cottage in 2013 (and have booked again for 2014, can’t wait). Poppy Cottage is very clean, beautifully decorated, the bed is great - I slep… More
'The Cottage' is a traditional Irish fisherman's cottage, renovated and turned into a cosy and comfortable three bedroomed house. It is situated in a peaceful rural area in the south of Ireland overlooking the Blackwater River and Knockmealdown mountains. …see more
“Delightful home from home by the sea” This is a truly lovely home from home, in the heart of Swanage and accessible to all the amenities the town and its surroundings has to offer. Everything at Baytree is beautifully thought out, it's comfortable, s
Carefully restored and very comfortable, with lots of room (sleeps 2-8) . Perfect for touring Andalucía or staying put in lovely old town. Delightful garden, courtyard, verandah for dining al fresco. Internet, wood burner …see more
“Perfect place for a relaxing holiday.” Villa Marina is a lovely property, very private with great outdoor eating and a very good size pool. Cailhavel is very small with few facilities but the villa is close to many lovely towns, 20 minutes drive from
“Peaceful, relaxing, perfect holiday villa and location.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2015
When we fist pulled up at the Villa we were so delighted it was everything we had hoped for and more from the moment we stepped out of the car we wished we had of booked for longer! The villa is an id… More
“Absolutely Lovely - Wish we could stay forever”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2013
We were looking so forward to this holiday as the pictures were amazing - and when we arrived our expectations were surpassed. This is a truly wonderful property - the villa is beautiful and the furni… More
“Tranquil setting, yet close to local services”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2013
The house was just as described, and everything was good. We were especially grateful for things like pool towels and bin bags! Trivial I know, but it’s so annoying to arrive on Saturday evening wit… More
A sandy beach, rock pools and safe swimming are just a pebbles throw from the apartment.Totally refurbished,Beachway is positioned right in the heart of Cawsand and across from Cornwalls Coastal Path. …see more
SUFFOLK'S SECRET. COSY HOLIDAY COTTAGE CLOSE TO THE RIVER DEBEN IN WALDRINGFIELD.
IVYDENE is a stylish luxury cottage, close to a sandy beach, boating, golf, cycling and good walks.It is just five miles from Woodbridge. Sleeping four people in one double room and …see more
“Amazing, child friendly, farm location with great accommodation” We greatly enjoyed staying at Cotmore Farm with our 3 girls (7,10,12). They loved living on the farm for the week, helping out with the animals and collecting eggs! The owners are on sit
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Cotmore Farm. The barn itself was exceptional, and decorated with great attention to detail. We loved the artwork on the walls, the welcome basket of food and drink, … More
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
Cotmore Farm is a great place to get away from it all. Top class accommodation, welcoming hosts and a lovely complimentary basket of goodies on arrival.
Everything you need to enjoy a home from home … More
“The perfect getaway”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2011
We had a lovely time at The Barn. The pictures do not do it justice. It is a great space with all could want and more. The kids loved the chickens and horses. The owners were very friendly, but do… More
“Very relaxing holiday with a wonderful view” A perfect place for a relaxing holiday as well for outdoor activities as for visiting the Ring of Kerry, very close to all shopping and pub facilities in Cahersiveen. The house has a wonderful view on Valen
A great comfortable house with fabulous views of Valentia harbour. I have stayed here twice both in summer and winter and the house is really homely, spacious and nicely decorated with everything you … More
Reviewed 28 Sep 2016
Beau cottage bien agencé et belle vue sur la mer. Superbes couchers de soleil.
Les seuls points négatifs sont: - réfrigérateur dans la cuisine ne fonctionne pas bien et pas de congélateur non pl… More
Many thanks for your lovely review of Ait Sonny, thanks you for bringing it to my attention re refrigerator that will be rectified as no other guest mentioned this problem. As for the conservatory what can I say is only who would want to block out that view? Thanks again and hopefully some day we can welcome you to stay again with us
“You will not want to leave this unique and beautiful spot.” We were here with my elderly mother and also our dog, this house worked brilliantly for all our various needs. What a beautiful spot and friendly well functioning holiday house. its clear the
I have just returned from the most fabulous relaxing week staying at Simons house on the quay in Roundstone. The house is absolutely superb, clean, stylish comfortable with the best views in town of t… More
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental” An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes from th
We stayed for 9 nights in July and we could happily have stayed for another week. We hiked and cycled and enjoyed the super hot weather. It was lovely to relax out on the terrace in the evenings. The … More
“Best option in Tremblant”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2017
The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's … More
“Magical Way To Start The New Year”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
We have done some vacation rentals in the past with mixed results so initially we were considering a hotel in the area -but given that we were a group of ten, ranging in age from 3 to 76, we decided t… More
“excellent hosts” My husband, a friend and myself initially booked a 4 night stay with Anita and Mark while we prepared to move into our farmhouse in Cernache, due to having no water we had to extend our stay by another 4 nights, Anita and Mark were so
I visited this place with my partner, and we had a wonderful welcome from Anita and Mark. They could not do enough, we actually locked ourselves out of the house and Mark managed to get us back in wit… More
Thank you very much Filipe and Josh for your great review. We are glad that you enjoyed Casa Abrunheiro and everything that the area offers. We hope to see you both again. Regards Anita Porter
“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
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2017
What an incredible time we've had. The cottage is stunning, cozy and immaculate. Even though we very much visited in Cornwall's off season, we've had a fantastic break.
Everything you could need is i… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
“Wonderful” Beckside Cottage is in an ideal location for walking in this lovely area. It's warm and cosy, very well equipped and tastefully furnished.
The owner was very helpful and accommodating, and answered emails very promptly.
“Stunning views in a beautiful village” I stayed at Casa Muneca for 2 weeks in July of 2013 and loved every minute of it. The house while compact was in a beautiful position high up in the village of Gaucin and from the terrace you could see the rock o
“Blissful retreat in Andalucian village of Gaucin”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2013
Casa Muneca is a place that you will find it difficult to leave, and one to which you will no doubt want to return to time after time. A delightful welcome from key holder Agusutina who keeps the pla… More
“Suberb comfortable cottage in a great location” Bridgelands cottage is a cosy, comfortable home from home.
Was spotlessly clean, all the rooms are a good size, there were 5 of us in total and plenty of room for all of us.
Would definitely recommend
After having such a fabulous stay in Grange End cottage last year we decided to try Bridgelands Cottage for a long weekend in January. I may honestly say that were were certainly not disappointed in … More
Wow! What a wonderful review. Thanks Shona. It's lovely to hear how much you love our cottages, the location and our attention to detail in our cottages.
I look forward to welcoming you back on Friday for your 3rd visit!
“Fab few days!”
Reviewed 30 Nov 2015
We had a lovely chilled time at Bridgelands Cottage with our Dogs - who were totally exhausted after long walks which were right on the doorstep!
A very friendly village with a couple of good pubs an… More
Thank you Jane for your great review. It?s great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, the local pubs, our wonderful artisan bakery and of
course not forgetting the famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
“Fabulous, well appointed house” I took my extended family to Vicarage House in April 2013. It is a great place for a group of people, and brilliantly well stocked with games, dvds, outdoor equipment, wii/xbox, bikes - you name it. Even in cold weather
Me and my siblings and their offspring rented this property to celebrate my Mum's 70th birthday, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves The house is stunning, the surrounding area is beautiful and th… More
Reviewed 3 Sep 2016
Had a fantastic time with family aged from one to sixty eight. Pool, tennis courts, football pitch, bikes all used. Well equipped even supplied us with food bags, foil, coffee, tea, spices etc. Could … More
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. The team will be thrilled you found the house to your satisfaction. Thank you for selecting Vicarage House. Best wishes Katie and Richard
Detached house in quiet and secluded location beside stream at the foot of the Shehy Mountains. Walks from the door or ideal for touring some of Ireland’s finest scenery on the Ring of Kerry or Beara Peninsula. It is situated near the scenic mountain road (and wat …see more
“Lovely Cosy Stay in brilliant Location, nice and private yet walking distance to shop and pub!” We have stayed here, two adults and two kids, 3 times now. Galvins is a great cottage, roomy open plan downstairs with kitchen and living room, a separate
We had a lovely stay at Galvins Cottage!
The cottage is in a perfect location to explore County Kerry. We were lucky to have fantastic weather and we felt like we had found a hidden gem with the c… More
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Galvins Cottage so much. Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review of your holiday and for the reassurance about its location.
We really do hope you will be back soon.
Josephine & the O'Neill Family.
“Cosy cottage with a fantastic view set in a perfect location.”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
My wife, my two dogs and I spent a fantastic week in County Kerry staying at Galvins Cottage. The cottage was very cosy and the open fire really added to this. The view of the Ring of Kerry and the At… More
The O'Neill Family are especially pleased that you had an enjoyable stay in Galvins Cottage. It is good to know that you liked Derrynane Beach,the local restaurants and of course 'the night sky' We look forward to meeting you again when you pay a return visit. Thank you for taking the time to post a review, it is much appreciated.
Josephine & The O'Neill Family
“Fantastic, spacious accommodation in a beautiful setting.” The house is fitted out to a very high standard and it was great to find a place that toiletries already on hand. We had some great walks straight out of the house and features like freesat a
Loved our weekend break with my extended faimily for my mothers 70th. There were 15 of us in total and the house was perfect. The facilities were superb and the home had everything you need. We too… More
“Big modern beautiful house, equipped with everything!”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2016
Our extended family, including five young children, stayed at Rathad for five days. It is a spacious, modern, beautiful house, environmentally friendly, with a balcony with a view of the nearby loch.… More
“Fabulous in every way”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2014
We booked the lodge for a week to act as a base for a family wedding in Strathpeffer. What an excellent choice. From the very first contact with the owners everything was well organised and hassle fre… More
“Our Little Hide Away..........” 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 for cosy evenings in
“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
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
Great location, owners very helpful, lodge spacious, loved the log burner and eco friendly. Ideal for walks and base to explore Angellsey and North Wales.… More
Newly listed since Aug 2016. In the small village of Ireshopeburn, Mayfield cottage is in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) Refurbished to an excellent standard with log burning stove and off-road parking. Mayfield is a cosy retreat and ideal for walkers and …see more
***The villa is currently under full design renovation with some areas having already completed such as outdoor hot tub, the playroom area and the bedroom on the lower floor. We will keep updating the information and upload new photos by March 2017.***
Villa Belle is a …see more
“Absolutely fantastic house” We have just come back from a week in Burchley House, and all ages all agreed this was the best house we have stayed in. The house is very spacious - everyone was always able to find a quiet corner when required, plus there
We stayed here to celebrate an 80th birthday, the party consisted of eleven people aged from 4 months to 80 and one dog. The house was perfectly suited to everyone with well equipped kitchen. It was a… More
Reviewed 12 Mar 2013
Burchley house is fabulous and after spending a weekend with family and friends we can't wait to go back. Each and every room is extremely comfortable with everything you could want-nothing has been s… More
“A superb holiday venue”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2016
Our 3-night stay was a combined 50th wedding anniversary and 70th birthday celebration. Over the course of the weekend 14 guests attended.
What a fabulous venue for a party! The house itself was spac… More
Myself my partner and our young son stayed in nuthatch cottage for 3 nights, it is a stunning little cottage in a picturesque setting, wonderful views and so quiet! The wildlife is amazing and our son… More
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your review. We try to attract the wildlife with our bat and bird boxes, and a new wildlife pond.
Reviewed 15 Nov 2016
What a excellent find. The cottage is so relaxing .It is done to a very high standard . The log burner in the evening was great Wonderful views . Away from the stresses of city life. A comfortable bed… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Nuthatch Cottage and thankyou for your kind words.
We look forward to seeing you again.
Vicki & Tim
“A hidden gem!” Struggling to find somewhere with a good location AND reasonably priced we were delighted to find Amelia Cottage. My husband and I, his parents and our 2 (small) dogs stayed for a week and loved it. We are not fussy travellers but so of
“Lovely relaxing week in a quiet and friendly little town”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2015
Amelia Cottage is lovely with a beautiful garden and the owner provides ample information to help you enjoy your stay. Burry Port is a really nice and friendly area with everything you need close by. … More
“An absolute gem of a place!”
Reviewed 6 May 2015
There is nothing bad to say about this cottage. It is extremely comfortable and well equipped, the towels and soaps were a lovely bonus!
With no more than a ten minute walk to the town centre and … More
“A lovely cottage in a great location”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed our Easter weekend at Amelia Cottage with the family. The cottage was very cosy and beautifully decorated with really comfortable beds. The grandchildren enjoyed playing in the lov… More
Good to hear you enjoyed your break - agree it's well worth bringing bikes to explore and meander along the coastal path, cycle through Pembrey Country Park and if you can manage it there's 7 miles of beach at Cefn Sidan; by the way - the summerhouse at Amelia doubles up as a bikestore if needed!
“All that we had hoped for and more.” We had a lovely, relaxing holiday - thoroughly enjoyable. The description on the website was accurate and informative. Booking was straightforward, and the information sent was comprehensive, covering all we needed
“Outstanding View” A really wonderful location with stunning views of the bay from an enormous living room window.
The house was immaculate inside with quality furnishings.
The deck was an excellent spot for sun-downers after walking the coastal path
I would recommend this property to anyone the house is spacious airy and spotlessly clean. The pin has the most beautiful view's across mawgan porth from watching sunrise to sunset you just cannot get… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to having you back in the future.
“Amazing location and great facilities”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2014
As a family with young children The Pin provided us with everything that we needed for a great family holiday. The house is well equipped and beautifully presented, decorated to a high specification. … More
Its so nice to have such a positive response from a family with children. We hope to see you again.
“absolutely superb property in a beautifuly peaceful and picturesque location” the property is superb, equipped with an array of high end appliances, a fantastic hot tub on the patio, the whole property is equipped with everything you could possibly ne
“fantastic property” seashells is a well equipped,really comfortable airy and bright property that lacks nothing. Its in a brilliant position for all amenities including the lovely beach and right alongside the harbour. The owners are lovely and very w
Seashells is located on the harbour side in Portreath and is 5 mins walk from Portreath's stunning beach. It is finished to a high standard and is comfortable and spacious with a living room, kitchen\… More