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.
A real beach house as it is really close to the beach ie 20 metres.
Cassa Bitonga is on a private, secure and unspoilt small estate. To get to Praia da Rocha you have a sandy 6 km road and will require a 4 wheel drive vehicle or a city SUV. It can be done with a high c …see more
We had an amazing stay at the Praia da Rocha house during our 5 days there. Not only is the house beautiful with lots of space, light and air, it has a ridiculously spectacular view of the ocean. Th… More
“great place to stay”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2011
we had a great time there.
Lots of beach, sun and sand
Warm sea, great sun sets, good swimming and snorkling.… More
“A beautiful family home in a little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2011
The house is tastefully, yet simply furnished. A gorgeous open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room looks out over the sea with nothing but an incredible private vista. The wooden floors and flowing white… More
Lavender cottage is a grade II listed period brick and flint cottage.Access is via the rear enclosed gravel courtyard in to the dining kitchen which is equipped with an electric oven/hob, large fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and microwave. There is an …see more
Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Set in St Patrick's heartlands, 4 star Mill Barn is a distinctive, luxurious 370 year old stone cottage. Reclaimed pitch pine flooring, stone flags, wood burning stove, original fireplace, granite work tops, oak beams. Wonderful country views. A romantic location p …see more
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at the cottage and hope to return again! The cottage was AMAZING. It was nicely furnished, clean, fully stocked with all our needs, and the outside e… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review Jessica - it is much appreciated,
Robert and Patricia
Dara is a modern, four-star, fully furnished 4 bedroom, pine-floored house. It is scenically situated at the edge of the Atlantic, in a calm, peaceful, relaxing atmosphere overlooking a small harbour. It is ideal for family holidays or touring groups, as it is an ideal …see more
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Oak Tree Cottage is a cosy holiday cottage located in the village of Longhorsley in Northumberland. It is an ideal base from which to explore the stunning Northumberland coastline with its beaches and castles. The cottage is ideal for couples, it is a cosy bungalow sty …see more
Stayed here for a long weekend stay and we were delighted with all that the cottage had to offer.
The bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived was much appreciated - nice touch!
Ideally placed … More
Hi Dave, thank you so much for this lovely review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your short stay at the cottage and hope to welcome you back in the near future.
Not suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Cumberland Cottage is a beautifully presented, pet friendly, property located in the heart of the tranquil Cumbrian village of Orton. Built in 1632 the cottage is one of the oldest properties in the village. Formerly part of the Duke of Cumberland Inn and more recently …see more
Not suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Old Chapel is a pretty one bedroom cottage with stunning beams and all modern facilities. It is in the lovely Village of Hayton, which has a Pub and a fabulous Village community. An ideal base for a relaxing or adventurous holiday.
The main living area of the cottage is …see more
Tyddyn Plwm Isa is the former stables at Tyddyn Plwm, a smallholding set in a beautiful location has been lovingly converted into a luxurious two bedroomed retreat for your holidays.
With fantastic views from the large windows overlooking Snowdonia, its location is quie …see more
“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
“Our Little Hide Away..........”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
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 f… More
Church Gate Cottage is a very well appointed character cottage located in the delightful rural village of South Perrott. Situated on the West Dorset / Somerset border, our cottage offers a central location from which to explore the delights of the regions landmark town …see more
We stayed at Church Gate for a weekend, it is a lovely cottage decorated to a high standard. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise. It is within reach of the Jurassic Coast and Dorchester. We di… More
Reviewed 11 Jun 2013
5 adults had a wonderful time in this beautifully equipped house. Such a lovely relaxing time with all the comforts of home. Lots of space and so peaceful and quiet. The house is full of character … More
“Beautiful cottage, stunning location - the perfect retreat”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
Church Gate Cottage is beautiful both outside and in - the decor and little touches in the cottage are superb and we felt at home from the moment we walked through the door. Jim was incredibly helpful… More
Nearest beach 8 km; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
Crickton Farm Cottage is beautiful four star modern one bed self catering Gower holiday cottage & holiday accommodation a working livery yard, in South Wales, situated in the heart of the Gower Peninsula at the foot of the impressive Cefn Bryn, the home of King Arth …see more
Hill Cottage is one of many types of accommodation that Valentine Holiday lets manage, with properties to suite all types of Budgets. This pretty cottage has been a private holiday home for more than thirty years and many generations, now it's your chance to see th …see more
As a family group of adults and grandchildren we were all delgihted with the charm of the property.The house was very well stocked and catered admirably for all needs The views from the main bedroom w… More
“I could live in this cottage”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2011
Oh what a lovely cosy cottage so homely with everything you could want for a relaxing stay including dishwasher washing machine tumble dryer cooker microwave (if you want to cook )but really no need a… More
Glad you had a good holiday and thank you for the feedback.
At Ancienne Laiterie we offer the perfect private and relaxing get away for families, honeymooners/couples, painters inspired by the countryside and views and activity seeking travellers. We are a farm with the dairy/hoilday Cottage joined to the main farmhouse at the b …see more
“Fantastic, peaceful holiday in great accommodation.”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2014
The cottage was easy to find using the directions provided and we were welcomed on arrival by Clare & Tim and shown around the property. It was absolutely fantastic with everything you could need for … More
“Fabulous! Luxury and pampering - even with small children!”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2013
I can't rave highly enough about the beautiful Ancienne Laiterie, from the luxurious little touches (quality bed linen, sumptuous white towelling robes, modern kitchen equipment, pretty posies in the … More
“Lovely quiet place and helpful owners”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2013
Area very pleasant with super countryside. Swimming pool good size. Able to have meals cooked which were lovely. Chickens & donkeys in grounds.. Nothing too much trouble for owners.… More
Located 1.5 miles from the stunning Moray Firth coast with its shingle beaches and a golf course offering spectacular views out to sea.A quiet and peaceful location yet only a 5 minute drive to Fochabers which has a good range of pubs and shops. The larger towns of Elgi …see more
This is a PERFECT Holiday Cottage. Lovely Clean holiday home that is extremely well equiped. We arrived to find milk and a bottle of wine in the fridge and some frozen food in the freezer. There was … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 9 km; Not suitable for children;
Jerry's barn is a stunning recent Barn conversion situated within a traditional Norfolk farmyard setting,the open plan contemporary styled interior is a light and calming space furnished to a high spec.
The barn features a large mullioned window overlooking a meadow per …see more
Jerry's Barn is a perfect retreat with lots of finishing touches, which we both appreciated. When we arrived there was a bottle of wine, biscuits, milk, teabags etc., and the barn itself if clean, com… More
“would recommend to anyone, absolutely stunning!”
Reviewed 6 May 2013
From the outside the barn looks stunning and inside is no different, the owner was helpful and friendly, the views that come with the home are fantastic, the kitchen was of a high standard and spotles… More
Nearest beach 45 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Easter cottageA beautiful mews cottage in the heart of the historic part of Shaftesbury with it's own courtyard parking, perfect for enjoying the town's atmosphere, an interesting and lovely location to holiday for all seasons, with so much to see and do, or j …see more
The cottage itself is sweet. The main bedroom is quite spacious with the second one being on the smaller side. The bathroom and kitchen are very modern and everything is in good condition. I had a … More
“Perfect in Every Way”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2013
This cottage was a wonderful surlprise. It was beautifully and practically decorated, and its location really excellent...very close to all facilities. The owner, Ashley was both very friendly and hel… More
Delightful, detached 18th Century Stone Cottage where the interior has been carefully designed providing a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, comfortable seating area with flat screen TV (UK Sky available) and leads out to a large furnished terrace which overlook …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Firs is a well-appointed, comfortable family house in an excellent location to explore Cornwall. Recently renovated to a high standard, the owners have made the most of this handsome granite building. Through sympathetic restoration and complete updating they have c …see more
“Beautiful and very well equipped cottage in quiet location”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2016
Brilliant from start to finish, contact with the property manager Fiona was prompt and contained all the necessary details. The welcome pack which was waiting for us (Bread, Milk, wine) was also a nic… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The property is located in Meursault, the white wine capital of the Cote D'Or. It is on the edge of the village and on the edge of the vineyards, which you can see from the bedroom windows. The house is comfortable and spacious and has all the facilities you need …see more
This 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms house is in a great location for visiting the Bourgogne wine region as well as day trips to Morvan and Dijon. It is a short drive to Beaune. The queen -sized beds are comfo… More
“Super house in a great village and area”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2012
The house was recently restored and the final results are outsranding.
Mersault is a great little village with excellent dining and it is a great location to
explore Burgandy .… More
“an ideal house and location to savour all that Burgundy has to offer.”
Reviewed 31 May 2012
The house is recently refurbished to a modern and tasteful finish. It is fully equipped and furnished with all that one requires for a short term stay ( we stayed 6 nights). The bathrooms are excellen… More
Featured in The Guardian’s “Britain’s Top 10 Cutest Log Cabins”, Milk Wood Lodge is our Pet Friendly Snowdonia retreat with private Hot Tub, Sauna, woodburner and WiFi, hidden in a clearing on the edge of the woods on the slopes of the Wnion Valley, within an …see more
Fabulous lodge in a great location. Weather couldn't have been better for us so did some lovely walks and recommend the precipice walk. Was great to come back and chill out in the sauna and hot tub an… More
“the best break i have in 14 years thanks eraca and phil”
Reviewed 15 May 2012
what a place it has been a long time since i have seen mountains and the cabin is the best i have ever stayed in 5 star the decor and paintings of a local artist are meant to be there thank you eraca … More
“Idyllic surroundings in a wonderful cabin!”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2012
We stayed for 4 days at Milkwood and the only downside was that it just wasn't long enough! Myself & my partner chose this as a 'mini-moon' just after our wedding before booking a honeymoon somewhere … More
This stunning Visit England Graded 4* holiday home has been decorated with light and air in mind. The vaulted living area with white walls and floor and original artwork has many windows to enjoy the uninterrupted views across the fields and pond. French doors open onto …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Ask about pets; Private garden;
The Stables is a converted barn set in a super rural setting, yet close to many amenities. It is a perfect base to access the huge amount of activities which can be found locally. Whilst The Stables is a modern conversion, with many home comforts, we have tried to retai …see more
Not suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Holmebeck hut is situated on the outskirts of Ravensworth in North Yorkshire. This idyllic bolt hole is only 10 minutes journey by car from Scotch corner which makes it an easily accessible location for a short break. Set within a private garden this self contained hu …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Bay View Cottage is 4 star, gold award accommodation. It is in a wonderful location opposite Port Erin beach, with breathtaking views of Bradda Head and stunning sunsets. The property has been renovated throughout to extremely high standards. A sun lounge has been creat …see more
The Old Inn is a beautiful holiday home in Pittenweem, in the heart of the East Neuk of Fife. Pittenweem is one of the most painted and photographed villages in the UK due to its unspoiled picture postacard townscape. It has become famous for its annual arts festival …see more
Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Thatch End Cottage is a lovingly restored cottage which has been in the same family for over 50 years. Located in the pretty village of Baslow, on the path which leads directly to Chatsworth park, it is ideal for groups of all ages and interests. Whether walking in the …see more
“a fantastic cottage in perfect location!!! minutes from Chatwsworth Estate”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2013
Thankyou for such a fantastic stay, the cottage is so beautiful and the finishing touches like the log fire and french white style dining room made it a wonderful experience.
the cottage is so child … More
“A peaceful retreat with a homely feel.”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2013
We arrived as the snow was falling on this pretty cottage in a picturesque setting. The log-burning stove was glowing away in the lovely dining room, and we had everything we could possibly need in t… More
Vine Cottage is a charming two bedroom period cottage located in a secluded backwater just a few minutes walk to the centre of the popular village of great eccleston.
The charming cottage sleeps up to four people with one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, a cosy lo …see more
Hill Crest Holiday Cottage is a traditional period cottage superbly located in a prime elevated site with stunning, unobstructed sea views overlooking Cullen Bay in the Royal Burgh of Cullen, a charming and historic fishing village on the Moray Firth in Scotland. Hill C …see more
Well appointed, great location with fabulous views, superb holiday house. Warm welcome from friendly owners. 300 yards from Co-op, cash machine, pub, chippie, chinese take-away and ice-cream shop.… More
Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your stay at Hill Crest. We agree Hill Crest is a special home away from home in a great location and still convenient to all the local amenities. We hope to see you again for your next holiday in Cullen!
Selma & Rob
“Outstanding, lovingly maintained cottage with spectacular views of Cullen Bay.”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2015
Beautifully decorated, furnished, well equipped and maintained cottage. The owners go that extra mile to ensure their guests have everything they could possibly need. Lots of nice touches, welcome ba… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your stay at Hill Crest. We would love to have you stay again any time.
Selma & Rob
“The best appointed holiday cottage we've ever had”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
This was a really fantastic cottage. The place is wonderful: the sea is down below just outside the front door, or just outside the garden, and most of the rooms have views to it. The garden is deck… More
Thank so very much for reviewing your recent stay at Hill Crest. We do our best to provide a comfortable environment for holidaymakers and are so pleased that our visitors are enjoying the property and all it has to offer. I think having a well stocked kitchen just makes life a little easier when you are trying to prepare a meal in unfamiliar surroundings. Hope to see you again for your next Scottish getaway!
Selma & Rob
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Cottage 1 was finished in September 2010 and Cottage 2 March 2011. Formerly part of the shippon and barn, they provides spacious accommodation mixing traditional features with all mod cons. Cottage 1 accommodates two and Cottage 2 up to three guests.
Nearby Littlebor …see more
We stayed in the smaller cottage which was very comfortable with excellent amenities.
Jean and Norman are excellent hosts - available for a chat anytime but happy to leave you alone to enjoy your st… More
Reviewed 26 Oct 2011
My wife and I stayed at Felden Farm for 3 nights at Felden Farm in late September. We could not have picked a better cottage to commence our U.K. adventure. The hosts were great and the cottage was … More
Nearest beach 80 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
Built into the walls of this once fortified town, the garden apartment opens onto a wonderful vista of rolling wheat fields, olive groves & vineyards. The large living-dining room opens onto a large terrace & like the double bedroom has a barrel-vaulted ceiling. …see more
Honeyway Cottage, built in 1650, is a charming thatched cottage with a tranquil quality located in Whittlesey nr Peterborough Cambridgeshire, England.Honeyway Cottage is set along a quiet lane 5 minutes walk from the town centre. The Cottage has a lovely quiet garden ar …see more
A beautiful period cottage which was very homely, well kept with everything you would wish for and more. Owners are very accommodating and could not do enough to make our stay a special one. Would h… More
Many thanks for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Paul & Sasha
“excellent value or money”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2012
My self and partner have just stayed for 2 nights. Cannot speak highly enough of this property. Is small but very well designed and furnished. Lovely little private garden. Was immaculately clean … More
Many thanks for the kind review . It was lovely to meet you and will try & organise some better weather for your next visit.
“Fantastic cosy character cottage”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
The very friendly, helpful and responsive new owner met us to give us the keys and show us around.
Once you are inside the cottage it's like being in another world. Really cosy, characterful (lots … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed stay. Hope to see you again in the future, best wishes