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.
“Perfect weekend for some R&R!” My boyfriend and I have just returned from a lovely stay at Greenbanks whilst celebrating my birthday. As soon as we got there we were greeted with a warm welcome from Carol, she showed us around the apartment which was
Few days away and felt like we had been there forever. Really relaxing, great walks , wonderful food in Fordingbridge. Accommodation was fab. All the things you need and more.… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you managed to relax and unwind for a couple of days, hopefully we will see you again when you can manage another get away.
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review we really do appreciate it.
Best wishes Carol
Reviewed 27 Dec 2015
On arriving we were met by carol, the owner, who was very friendly, the accomendation was EXCELLENT , so clean, it had everything you needed to fulfill your holiday, nothing was left out, the surrou… More
Thank you for choosing to stay at Greenbanks to celebrate your Christmas. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. The chickens are missing you, they still visit the front door every morning waiting to be fed. It was lovely to met you both and hopefully we will see you again.
Best wishes for 2016 Carol
“A wonderful relaxing retreat”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
Greenbanks is an ideal holiday retreat for exploring the New forest, The accommodation is equipped and furnished to a very high standard. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The moment we arrived and… More
Thank you for taking the time to write our review, it was very kind of you. We loved having you here and look forward to welcoming you back one day.
La Pointe Farm is set in one of the most idyllic parts of a beautiful island. This 11 acre property sits on a hill in the parish of St. Peter in the Wood (St. Pierre du Bois) with sea views to the front and a peaceful green valley behind. La Pointe Farm consists of four …see more
“Loathe to leave” Apartment so comfortable our group were hesitant to go out during our visit to Kinghorn. Owner provided nice touch with her welcome pack, also lots of useful 'tourist' information within apartment for immediate and surrounding area.
This is one of the best places I have stayed in. Very clean and well equiped and spacious apartment. In easy reach of Edinburgh and beautiful coastal villages..I would stay here again without doubt … More
“Excellent, 5 stars”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
Very spacious, tastefully decorated and nice touches… More
“Beautifully finished, well equipped apartment in great location”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2011
The apartment fixtures, fittings and furnishing were all of a very high standard. The owner/manager had thought of everything, we didn't have that feeling of "oh we should have brought this or that",… More
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea
Just back home this afternoon, gutted to have spent a week in the apartment for our October break.
I'm not one to return to the same place twice but this is an exception as feel we feel at home the… More
Thank you so much for your review. It is always a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and we look forward to your next visit!
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
We were delighted to be able to book a Twixmas break at such a wonderful location. Booking was simple and cost reasonable (particulalry given the lovely wee touches - like a Christmas Tree!). The ac… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was exceptional weather then - a shame for your return journey!
“Christmas mini break.” We stayed at Lower Talland between Christmas and new year for a couple of days.
The apartment was perfect for the two of us. Just a couple of mins walk into the Center, and easy access out of st Ives when we went exploring. Co
The apartment was clean and perfect for 2. It's location is great, about a 5 minute walk to town. The car parking was brilliant due to lack of parking in St Ives. Quiet area, some coffee and biscuits … More
“Wonderful little property close to town”
Reviewed 5 Dec 2013
Great little apartment for a couple and conveniently located 5 minutes walk from the town. The property was lovely and clean. Small but had everything we needed for a week long stay. Corinne the owner… More
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
We arrived and my partner was very happy which gave me brownie points. We had a quick cuppa unpacked and walked to the town, I had blinked once and we were there. The place was spotless, modern yet co… More
“Charming country cottage on the Isle of Bute” We stayed here for 5 days over New Years Eve. The cottage was immaculate - so clean & tidy - and it had everything we needed. The views on Bute are gorgeous. You are 10 minutes from the beach & local pub.
A lovely little cottage in the middle of nowhere. Great for getting away from the city life. Ideal for those with limited mobility. Peaceful, tranquil and utterly beautiful. Cathy was very pleasant an… More
So glad you had a lovely holiday.
“Great weather, happy days!”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2015
Having visited this cottage on two previous occasions, we were entirely confident of an enjoyable holiday in every respect and as previously, we were not disappointed. We just love the place.… More
Lovely to see you again and thanks for the great review :)
“Lovely, well equipped cottage”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2016
Ambrisbeg is sited in a lovely area of Bute. The cottage is very comfortable and really well equipped with everything needed. Cathy was very welcoming and helpful. A great place for a holiday stay.… More
“Well appointed; convenient for town & park” This apartment was our 'home' for 3 months whilst starting a new job & house hunting in Yeovil. It is only a few minutes walk from the town centre & from Ninesprings Country Park so there is very little need
Booked this apartment with my 2 boys on our way to Cornwall. We only stayed the minimum 3 days but just wanted to say that it was everything as advertised and what we were expecting. I would recomme… More
Thanks for your kind words and hopefully we will see you all again soon at the apartment. take care
“Lovely cottage in beautiful location” Just returned from a week at The Old Armoury Annex .The cottage is a home from home , very comfortable & spacious ,two lovely big settees , lots of books , games ,DVD's
Aileen & David were very welcoming & frien
Aileen was very efficient and helpful with our booking and gave us a lovely warm welcome and lots of useful information upon our arrival. The Old Armoury Annexe was a superb property set in woodland g… More
Nynke it was lovely to meet you and Richard. I am glad you had a good time on your visit to Scotland and pleased that you enjoyed staying at The Old Armoury.
“Superb, Fantastic, covenient, great place to stay” We visited in July 2013 when weather was super warm, It was a last minute booking for 3 nights. To start the communication with the owner was top notch, I received an email and a phone call giving al
“Lovely Bay Apartment” We thoroughly enjoyed our three night break at Little Bay Apartment. It's in a great location for enjoying Oban, particularly for the ferry terminal. The decor and cleanliness were impeccable while the owners Jane & Kevin could n
We stayed in Little Bay Apartment in July 2014. It was better than we could imagine. It was the first the first long trip with our children and they loved this place! This is a perfect family apartmen… More
Thank you for your lovely review of Littlebay Apartment, we are glad you and your children enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back again sometime.
“Wonderful Little Bay”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2014
The Apartment is very beautiful, perfect for a family with children or two couple. The leaving room is big and nice with a magnific view on the bay. The main sleeping room in very romantic with a nice… More
Thank you for your kind review of your time spent at Littlebay Apartment and hope you enjoyed your visit to Scotland.
“Brilliant flat in a great position and beautifully kept with thoughtful welcome pack”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2016
Really enjoyed a stay here on our touring holiday. Very well decorated and furnished with plenty of space for our family. The welcome pack was really thoughtful and appreciated - could have stayed lon… More
Thank you for your kind review of Little Bay Apartment, we hope to see you back again.
“Excellent apartment in central location.” Generally well equipped and spacious apartment in busy central location. The owner is easily contacted by email or phone and is responsive. Parking is generally difficult in BoA, but we found that the longer
My wife and I stayed in this apartment for a three night break whilst visiting relatives who live in the area. Our first impression was not a positive one as there was scaffolding up on an adjacent pr… More
Many thanks for your thorough feedback. I'm sorry that the area looked a little unsightly, sadly Bradford-on-Avon was hit by the floods. As for the photos, the professional photographer came today as we were a little delayed due to the unusual weather this season, I am glad that Downtown exceeded your expectations!
Alice and Pete.
“Beautiful, convenient gem of a place to stay”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2014
I stayed here in December and fell in love with the town, the surrounding area and this wonderful flat. It is newly decorated and very clean, with great views. The flat is warm and comfortable and has… More
“Idyllically situated little flat in a gorgeous town”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2014
This flat was a great place to stay - extremely central to all the little shops, restaurants and cafes in B-o-A. It has been stylishly and lovingly done up, and the views from the flat are beautiful. … More
“The perfect family apartment, magnificently situated in a beautiful town” Our young family and extended family had a great time in Riva. After travelling with young children (2,4 & 6) for a couple of weeks around the USA, arriving in Italy without sl
Wonderful location. Parking easy. The apartment has all you need for short or long stay.
All arrangements went smoothly - nothing was difficult. Would highly recommend.… More
“Spacious, comfy, great location, ideal for families + groups”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2015
We just spent 4 days at this great apartment and would definitely return! The location is excellent with a fantastic sunny balcony facing a pedestrian street. The parking garage is conveniently close,… More
“Spacious and comfortable base to explore Lake Garda”
Reviewed 22 May 2014
Condo Dante was a very spacious and light-filled apartment with an ideal location just across a pedestrian-only street from the medieval gate to the old town center of Riva del Garda. Everything in Ri… More
“Gorgeous” Gorgeous place at a fantastic price, perfect for a couple. Just close enough to amenities without feeling touristy and too close to town, great distance to all the best locations on the island and utterly recommend to anyone visiting Skye.
My boyfriend and I stayed here back in May and we just loved it! It was in a good location, not far away from the fairy pools or The Three Chimneys. The lodge is furnished to exceptional standard, g… More
“A slice of paradise” We stayed in casa Solandra for 10 magical days, it's a gorgeous apartment a lovely location. We spent our days exploring and chilling, the pool was simply perfect after a day out. Jenny was brilliant and helpful. We wouldn't hes
“A perfect holiday!” Spent a wonderful six weeks in June/July at 10 Tory and it really was a perfect holiday - the accommodation is just as good as the other reviewers have described, the town as beautiful and the weather, of course, was amazing - six
a very convenient, well-equiped, little appartment in a lovely little town. The foot path to go up the appartement is a bit steep but the view from the row is worth the effort. Bradford is ideally loc… More
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
A really lovely property, nice and modern, looked newly renovated. Lots of room for two adults plus a one year old, easily room for travel cot in the bedroom. Easy access to bath via the train.… More
“Beautiful cottage with great view in a pittoresque setting”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
We stayed for two weeks at 10 Tory so we had enough time to see and do things, for example:
Visit Bath by train (you could also go by bike and cycle along the Kenneth & Avon Canal)
Stonehenge & Aveb… More
“Simply wonderful” The apartment is very well located and comfortable. The washing machine and dishwasher a bonus. We loved sitting on the balcony watching the world go by. The pool on site is well maintained and has plenty of sun beds and parasols. We
Excellent holiday apartment with all the comforts of home including dishwasher and washing machine. Perfect view from the balcony with the sea just yards away, the ideal place to eat your breakfast. … More
“Welcome to Gran Canaria”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2012
We arrived to Gran Canaria holding keys to the apartment. There was no need to contact anyone on the island as keys were sent to us prior to our departure.+
The apartment was clean and located in a … More
Reviewed 30 Oct 2016
My family and i stayed at this apartment from the 17th of october for a week we were really happy with the apartment and the location the apartment was spacious well equiped and a beautiful view from … More
“Fantastic, very warm welcome from Danny and Lisa with an added surprise of cake and wine on arrival.” Our apartment was luxury with everything you needed. Clean and decorated to a very high standard, with brilliant views over the harbor. We highly
“Very nice property close to the sea and everything else !” Diane & Simon are the nicest people and own this very nice & unusual property in Bexhill.
We chose it for long weekend to Chill out, get some sea air and check out a few of the places and res
“There is absolutely nothing more you could want for in this little gem of a cottage”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
This is probably the cleanest holiday place we have ever stayed in !!
Simon met us and showed us everything we needed to know and was so friendly and helpful and fell over himself backwoods to make … More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, and soooooo pleased you found Paddlers comfortable. Hope to see you again sometime.
“A perfect get away by the sea”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2012
Paddlers is a lovely apartment, very close to the beach, local shops and 5 minutes from the railway station. Diane and Simon make you very welcome. We highly recommend Paddlers and hope to visit aga… More
It would be great to have you visit Paddlers again and thank you for taking the time to write this review.
Diane & Simon
“Home from home”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2016
Paddlers is a very relaxing home from home with everything that you need. Diane and Simon are very friendly and provide a very thoughtful welcome pack. Paddlers is in an excellent location -… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, it was so nice to see you all again. Best wishes Diane and Simon
“Fantastic stay” We had a wonderful holiday in England. The appartment was great, very comfortable, well appointed and very well located (just 10 min from the city center, 20 min from the railway station on foot and opposite a Waitrose supermarket). T
“Ideal coastal getaway” Chesterhill is perfectly situated beside the beach with views over the harbour mouth. The sandy beach and rock pools provide endless play for a 3 and 5 year old. Patio doors from a suntrap conservatory out into the garden made p
“Perfect apartment” We stayed in the apartment for a week whilst visiting family nearby, the apartment was perfect for our needs and with easy walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in Alnwick.
After our long journey from North Wales the 'w
Had a great time at the Middle'In. Really good location, particularly with the wedding of Lady Melissa taking place on the day we arrived. Lovely welcome basket, clean and nicely furnished.… More
Reviewed 27 Feb 2013
Stayed at the apartment and it was perfect for our needs. We live not too far away in a quiet village so being in Alnwick with all it has to offer was a real treat.
So warm and comfortable with eve… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
A welcoming, comfortable, well equipted appartment in an excellent position for access to the town of Alnwick, with good restaurants within walking distance. An ideal bolt hole or base for touring the… More
“Perfect Getaway” Fantastic apartment, everything you could possibly need and some. What a place to come back to after a day's walking, and having the opportunity to sit out on the balcony with a glass of wine watching the sunset. Doesn't get much bett
“"Alp-Heaven!"” Alphaven is that rare find that will leave you wondering why you would want to go anywhere else for vacation....It was as if we were living in a picture postcard, while having our coffee on the balcony, the valley far below, parasailors
Barn Court apartment is part of a barn complex and is situated in the grounds of an historic manor farmhouse on the River Thames set in a rural position yet close to Oxford. Thames Path walks on the doorstep and fishing in season. Pubs and shops close by. …see more
“Fantastic sea views” What a lovely location, sea views from every window, short walk to the prom. Kitchen well stocked with crockery etc. very clean with towels and bed linen provided. Thank you to the owner, we will be back next year!
Well resourced apartment, beautiful views, ample parking, short walk to Portstewart Promenade. We found everything we could possibly need in the apartment for a lovely relaxing holiday. I loved the fa… More
“Excellent views of ocean and coast.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
Great apt, clean and roomy. Great views from comfy sofa and big arm chairs. Has all emenities for self catering.… More
“Great flat, excellent location” We had a great time at pinewood with our 2 sons, 2 and 6 months old and our dog. Flat is well equipped if a little dated but has everything you need. Rooms are big and there is plenty of space for the kids to set up the
“Great holiday apartment with lovely views and only 10 mins walk from the beach.”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
My wife and I stayed here for the first 2 weeks of April 2012, with our two young children (3 and 8 years old). We love this area and this was the ninth year we have come back.
Pinewood is lovely, … More
Thank you for your kind comments
“lovely big apartment, family attractions all close by”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
Stayed here during the summer with our 21 month old daughter. It was very safe inside for her to run around as everything on one floor. All the rooms were a good size, just a bit old fashioned. Our da… More
“Lovely apartment - just what we needed” A fantastic apartment in a quite area that's only a 10 minute walk from Bourton-on-the-Water.
Felt very safe.
Very well kept and clean. Extremely comfortable bed and sofa.
Good TV with DVDs and CDs - also bo
Stayed here with my husband and baby daughter. It is a modern apartment, set on an estate about a ten minute walk into the centre of Bourton. The apartment is beautifully furnished and decorated with … More
“A luxurious retreat in the heart of the Cotswolds”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2012
I stayed here with my wife and 6 month old baby. The apartment was immaculately presented. The furnishings were very tasteful, the owners have clearly worked hard to create a relaxing and tranquil abo… More
Reviewed 10 Jun 2012
We are still amazed at how good value this apartment is!! Beautifully presented and very much similar to a boutique hotel style. Bourton is only a 15minute walk away with a pushchair and does not invo… More
“Authentic, spacious, clean apartment with a view” We stayed here in September and really enjoyed our time here. Praiano was the perfect location for us, much quieter and more authentic than the larger towns of Positano and Amalfi. The apartment was of
“lost for words” Well what can we say wonderful place house is extreamly clean and tidy home from home I feel the house has everything you need right down to tennis rackets. you couldnt need another thing we had a fab warm welcome from the owners the h
My wife and myself couldn't have been happier with all aspects of our holiday.
The accommodation was excellent as was the town and location to north lakes and many other great spots.
Lorna and Marti… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and Arnie was a real gentleman. We too hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Lorna
Reviewed 5 Oct 2016
Booked this at short notice and Lorna was very flexible and welcoming. Superbly kitted out, spotless, comfortable and private with excellent wi-fi and SKY TV in a superb location virtually on the sea… More
Thank you so much for your kind words, we are delighted you enjoyed your break and it was lovely to meet you.
“Another lovely stay, home away from home”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2016
Just returned home after another brilliant stay, such a lovely relaxing stay, definitely gave me some much needed chill out time, and the dogs loved it as well. Wasn't sure how Ruby would react being … More
Thanks for your kind words Tom, it was good to see you again. I am really pleased that you got your time to relax.
“Ms” What a truly wonderful comfortable place. Susie is a pleasure to deal with and it tops any other holiday accommodation I have stayed in. Second time back and will continue to return. The view, the comfort, the hospitality- all wonderful.
“Perfect location for exploring Snowdonia” My wife and I stayed for one month at Dros-Y-Mor and found it to be a perfect location for exploring Snowdonia and North West Wales. The apartment is well presented and has all the amenities one could possibly
Located within the beautiful village of Edzell with just 700 inhabitants, Oakbank is the only 4* self-catering property in Edzell and offers a real home from home! The village has all the amenities a holiday maker can wish for. A superb golf course is within walking di …see more