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.
“Breathtaking Views, Charming Hosts” Just back from a stay at Villa Theophile and as with other guests I can't say enough complimentary things about the place and our host, Phillipa. The Villa is immense yet all rooms are extremely comfortable and well
“We had the most amazing wedding here!” From the moment we found this gorgeous house online, we knew it was the place we wanted to get married. We had the most amazing time and the owners Iris and Michiel were brilliant and so helpful before, during an
“Exceeded expectations, favourite part of our trip”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2011
This place was amazing. The owners were very friendly and extremely helpful. We stayed here with a large group (12 adults and 4 small children). There was so much room and the provisions and set up wa… More
“A rural gem with history” When we found Le Chateau on the Holiday Lettings website we thought we might have found a gem, when we got there we knew we had. We were welcomed by the owners Jill and Ivan who showed us round and left us to it having answe
“excellent” The Chateau and annexe were 100% perfect for our group - adults in the main house and teens in the annexe - The facilities were amazing, all you could wish for and more and the handover was very thorough.
In fact we liked it so much that
“Charming location in the heart of Chinon wine country” We have stayed at La Plaine with family and friends twice already, The castle is setup in a romantic and private location. It is close to the Loire royal castes with lots of fun vineyards for wi
“Beautiful chateau with lots of character. Great group holiday”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2013
An extended family stay of 3 generations enjoyed this beautiful chateau in July/August 2013. The house certainly has the WOW factor yet is not stuffy and is bright and airy and perfectly cool in a ho… More
“Fabuluos experience in a stunning setting to be remembered for a very long time. Only to be recommended!”
Reviewed 28 Jan 2013
Chateau "La Plaine" is a beautiful, authentic castle offering an excellent blend of the original look & feel of a mid-nineteenth century castle and a tasteful modernisation (bathrooms, kitchen, librar… More
As of May 2013, High speed internet access is now available in the chateau
Reviewed 24 Jan 2013
Naar aanleiding van mijn man's 50ste verjaardag zochten we een ideale locatie om deze gebeurtenis met een ietswat grotere groep te vieren en hebben met La Plaine de perfecte keuze getroffen. Alles is … More
“Le Castelet is a magnificent place for your dream holiday” Le Castelet is a magnificent place for a relaxed but stylish holiday. We were a group of six families with 12 adults and 12 children ranging from 4 to 16 years of age. The property is so large
“Wow - yet again Le Castelet gave my family the most magical holiday”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2012
This was our fourth stay at Le Castelet and in all respects it was perfect.The Bastide is stunning and has been beautifully finished and has the most breath taking views.The accomodation is of an exce… More
“Absolutely Fabulous Property”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2012
We stayed for a week at Le Castelet in mid August. We were a large extended family group ranging in age from 11 to very old! (my mother would not thank me if I put her age on the internet). The proper… More
“A Holiday not to be missed” It’s time to book the holiday again and feel it will be hard to equal last year’s holiday in the Chateau Orange de Bolbec
On arrival the setting, the Chateau and grounds looked stunning and inside did not let us down, full