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.
“Beautiful, peaceful villa with pool and an excellent host!”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2015
My partner and I stayed in the villa Acqua which is a gorgeous, clean villa, which also has a lovely pool and outdoor space, perfect for watching the sunsets in the evening with a cold mythos. Nefeli … More
first of all, thank you very much for spending time to write a review regarding your vacations.
It was a true pleasure to meet you and your husband and welcome you in Villa Acqua. I'm very happy that the villa met your expectations in every aspect and I help you have excellent vacations.
I'll be more than glad to see you in the future.
All the best,
“Excellent Villa in a Great Location!”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2015
We stayed at Villa Acqua the first week of September 2015. Nefeli assisted us with planning, directions from Athens, and where to go on the Island. Best vacation we've ever had, hands down!!
The v… More
thank you so much for spending some time to write such a nice and detailed review. Me and the rest of the stuff thank you for everything and we are glad to hear that we contribute to your "best vacations ever".
It was more than pleasure to have you in Villa Acqua and I'll be happy to see you in the future! Until then, take care.
“excellent place to stay at lefkada”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2014
The house is really nice. Clean kitchen, comfortable beds, excellent pool outside the house. There is also secure parking area in the place. WiFi is perfect. Everything was excellent. Our host Nefeli … More
I'm greatly appreciate your having taken the time to review my villa and I'm glad that you find Villa Acqua as a great place to stay in Lefkada.
It is with pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your stay, you relaxed and everything was excellent. I'm happy to know that you liked the house and the pool and they met your expectations; I hope to welcome you back in the near future and thank you again for your review.
All the best,
Large terraces with great panoramic sea views
Walking distance to Begur, one of Costa Bravas most beautiful and well kept villages
Outstanding kitchen with everything for a serious cook
Close to restaurants and shopping …see more
Reviewed 8 May 2014
Perfect area, walking distance to the city center in Begur. Quiet, clean, beautiful home with an awesome view of the Mediterranean sea. It was fully equipped with all the accommodations you need. We… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Great for children of all ages ;
The eighteenth century farmhouse, located on a working farm is spacious and tastefully furnished. It is an ideal place for family gatherings or groups of friends. Shared use of large games room with table tennis and snooker table. High chair and travel cot available.Lo …see more
“Fantastic from the start to finish!”
Reviewed 28 May 2013
We loved every bit of this holiday. The warm welcome, the quick key handover & induction to the property was smooth. The property through out is clean, spacious & warm. We all agreed that some of the … More
Reviewed 24 Mar 2015
Had a fabulous weekend at Grove Farm House, it is well equipped with everything you could want, all linen and towels. There was plenty of room for all of us and the children had lots of room to play … More
We booked Beckside cottage for a couple of night stay between Christmas and new year.
Nicky (the owner)met us upon arrival which was lovely, and went through everything with usto make sure we settled… More
Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. It is very pleasing to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at Beckside Cottage and the lovely village of Caldbeck.
“Fantastic cottage and location”
Reviewed 23 Oct 2014
I would definitely recommend Beckside Cottage. The cottage was absolutely perfect, very cosy and clean. Fantastic kitchen has all necessary equipment. The location of the cottage is brilliant, fantast… More
Many thanks for taking time to post a review, many potential guests read reviews and have booked as a result of what they have read.
Wishing you well,
Nicky, Ginger Cottages.
Reviewed 4 Sep 2014
A perfect cottage, decorated and furnished to a high standard. The owner met us on our arrival and made sure that we knew where everything was and how everything worked. The owner brought us a complim… More
Very many thanks for taking the time to review our cottage, it makes all the hard work very worthwhile
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Beautifully renovated gite in an old stone farmhouse located on 20 acres of land amidst an unspoilt landscape of olive trees, vines and oaks in the south of France. Fully equipped self-catering gite. Large natural pool (no chlorine or salt) with summer kitchen with BBQ. …see more
“Blissful, peaceful retreat”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
We arrived at Hollyoaks and were immediately wowed by the location - stunning scenery, olive groves as far as the eye could see and a sense of calm and relaxation. The property itself just added to th… More
The Torre di Belforti is a very unique and special holiday rental in a
less traveled, quiet and beautiful part of Tuscany. The Belforti Tower
stands high over an authentic medieval castle complex wh… More
“Lovely Place to Stay”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
The Belforti Tower is a beautiful place to stay, it feels like being in one's own fairy tale. The tower is surrounded by olive and fruit trees and sits in the midst of a charming village. The owner is… More
Stunning, spacious villa with breathtaking panoramic views overlooking the Moraira and Costa Blanca coastline. Large outside terraces and private pool set in very large, beautiful landscaped garden with fruit trees and pretty grassed area. 2 separate villas in one.Ups …see more
We had the pleasure of a full week’s stay in Wild Rose Cottage, and wished we could spend a week more. The cottage is clean, cozy, and quiet, and features everything we needed for a comfortable and … More
“Donegal is cool (fantastic)”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2013
We spend two wonderful weeks in the cottage. Willies support when there are questions is excellent at any time.
Inside the cottage you’ll find all things you need and the folder with all info about… More
“Sehr schönes Cottage mit toller Ausstattung”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2014
Das Wild Rose Cottage liegt an einer kleinen ruhigen Strasse idyllisch am Ortsrand von Dunkineely. Bis zum nächsten Pub sind es nur 10 Geh-Minuten:-). Nach einem sehr freundlichen Empfang durch Willi… More
Barely 5 kms from the beach. Quality property in Charente Maritime Chateau; sleeps 12 - 14; fenced private pool; beaches; child-friendly; 8 bedrooms; 4 bathrooms; enclosed grounds; kiddy play area; much sought after; all mod cons. Bikes for hire.Linen,cot etc, bikes,Wif …see more
“Wonderful country chateau with pool”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2011
I stayed with my extended family and our children in this gorgeous chateau. Fully equipped, plenty of room for the kids to run around and a large pool with decking and sunloungers. Ideal for us and no… More
It was nice to meet you while you were here, albeit so briefly. I'm so glad you liked the property and that the children had such a good time. Safety is always out main concern and I know from experience how an unsafe place can ruin a holiday - so good, glad all went well and we look forward to seeing you again.
“Huge property with nice pool in great location”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2012
Property was great for our extended family of four couples and two small children. Location is convenient to all sorts of attractions. There are five huge double bedrooms and lots of other beds in va… More
Many thanks for your nice comments. Glad it was right for you.
This villa is in a lovely area and surrounded by other villas but on a small side road so sometimes the only noises to be heard are the birds. Restaurants at either end of the road & tennis courts & boules nearby. 2 mins in car to supermarket, bars/rests.The beach is …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
A period house situated on the edge of Rodborough Common, Stroud. A perfect escape to the Cotswolds. Award winning pub across the road. Great restaurants within a few miles. Perfect romantic weekends & family breaks.. walking & exploring the beautiful area.Checking in …see more
Nearest beach 70 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
The house itself sits on the banks of the River Ettrick. We have a hot tub for your use and a playhouse for the children. The Garden is walled in where you can also enjoy yard games and the water garden which attracts all kind of wildlife. Guided hill walking and in hou …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Beautiful Grade II Listed Georgian home in the heart of Braunton, a short stroll from local shops, pubs and restaurants. The property has been newly renovated to a very high standard providing comfort and charm for an ideal holiday retreat. …see more
Reviewed 10 Oct 2014
Lovely accommodation with very comfortable beds. Very well equipped. The open plan living space was a real winner for us. … More
Reviewed 13 Jul 2012
We had a wonderful holiday at Gladstone House a mixture of ages ranging from 64 down to a 7 year old we all loved the house it had everything you could possibly need, very comfortable, tastefully furn… More
Reviewed 7 Jul 2012
We stayed here 3 nights in June. The house is of a quality you rarely see in holiday lets, and has been rennovated to an extremely high standard.
Both Croyde and Woolacombe were stunning beaches… More
Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
Rustic-chic house with lovely views over a Razes village. Stylish decor with original art in each room. Log burner and skiing for Winter; large private pool for Summer; fabulous walking and cycling all year round. Accessible rural France only 30 minutes from airport. …see more
Beautiful, modern detached villa with private pool, secluded terraces and attractive sunny garden.Spectacular sea views down a pine clad valley to the Mediterranean Sea. Built to a high specification with large garage and drive offering private parking for 3 cars.
Casa …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Nestled in a traditional fell village the north of the National Park, The Old Chapel is a stunning and unusual holiday home perfectly placed to explore the Lake District. Sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, lounge, wood burning stove, modern kitchen. Adapted for the disabled.
The O …see more
“Quiet Family Holiday in Excellent Accommodation”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2014
The Old Chapel has been recently refurbished to an excellent standard. Our family of 5 and dog had a great time. The kitchen and large living room with log burning stove were very comfortable and cozy… More
“Beautiful spacious accommodation, lovely area - fantastic holiday”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2013
The Old Chapel has been refurbished to a really high standard,and is a unique and beautiful place to stay. Arriving in the dark on a cold and wet night, it was so welcoming to have the woodburner bl… More
“One of the best cottages we have stayed in.”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2013
The Old Chapel is a lovely spacious and comfortable cottage which is very well equipped.. We loved our week and look forward to returning. The owners are very friendly and close to hand if needed. W… More
Thank you for your review. Look forward to seeing you back in Ireby.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
This stunning interior-designed holiday cottage is perfectly placed to explore Loch Ness and the Highlands. …see more
Reviewed 14 Mar 2016
New Brachkashie really is a little bit of heaven...
Secluded on a beautiful loch surrounded by trees with no one else around, we had the most amazing time seeing all the different birds and deer and… More
Thank you Katie for your touching comments! So thrilled that you had such a great week and we will hopefully welcome you back again in the future.
Reviewed 23 Feb 2016
We spent the most wonderful 3 nights at Brachkashie. The property is set on Loch Knockie which offers the most spectacular views from all the rooms of the house. The cottage has been styled beautifu… More
Thank you Resha! Wonderful that you both enjoyed your stay at New Brachkashie Cottage so much and we hope you will return again one day. As you say, maybe during a warmer spell so that you can get out on the Loch and enjoy the view from that perspective as its very magical.
Many thanks again for your kind words,
Reviewed 18 Nov 2015
This is our fourth stay at Brachkashie and we love it. We had a short visit this time because school holidays didn't allow for a week. It wasn't long enough! The cottage is beautiful, the location … More
Thanks for your kind words the Burnet family! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Brachkashie and really looking forward to welcoming you back in the future! All the best, Catherine
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
A very special spacious and traditional 2-bedroomed self catering holiday apartment right by the sea in the historic village of Stein, on the beautiful north-west Waternish peninsula of Scotland's Isle of Skye. The Captains House is a listed buildingONLY AVAILABLE FOR F …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
The New Lodge is one storey and sits in its own large garden. A large lawn area is fenced off, making it very safe for small children. There is a patio area and garden furniture where you can relax and enjoy the garden or a barbeque. Lots to do on site and in surrounds
Nearest beach 65 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Sumptuous, homely private country residence. Wee connected to some of the best parts of South West France. Beautiful gardens, stunning pool & thoughtful hosts. Great vineyards on the doorstep and well prices local restaurants and even golf &l Michelin star restaurant.Ev …see more
“A wonderful home from home experience!”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2013
We had a wonderful two week holiday in this converted farmhouse.
Every home comfort you would hope for is available making for a truly relaxed holiday experience.
We found ourselves losing whole day… More
“Sun, tranquility and rustic charm”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2013
stayed here with friends for a long weekend and had such a great stay. The farmhouse is absolutely beautiful with all the charm of a rustic farmhouse, but a little taste of luxury. The weather was bea… More
“A beautiful place and an unforgettable holiday”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2013
Although it was April we were really lucky with the weather and enjoyed swimming in the large pool and cycling in the countryside. We ate out each night by candlelight at the huge table on the covere… More
9 bed luxury villa with private pool, sleeps 18. Secluded location with stunning mountain views yet only 1km to the village and 10 minutes drive the beach. Free Wi-Fi, bedroom air conditioning and Freeview satellite TV are all provided. …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
Recently built, eco efficient home with large designer kitchen, separate lounge area with open fireplace. Large master suite and two generous double bedrooms. Privacy is guaranteed with all rooms enjoying access to the large covered deck the overlook the beautiful BayT …see more