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 holiday cottage, centrally located” Lovely cottage, close to centre of winchcombe, and shops, nice walks nearby. Very clean and Spacious rooms. Central for visiting Cotswold attractions.
“Pretty little cottage great location but overpriced”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2014
This is a very attractive looking cottage situated close to the centre of Winchcombe so it was great for us to be able to walk to the pubs. We found the cottage to be very clean and generally well equ… More
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I don't believe we have mislead anybody regarding the size of our 'Cosy Cottage' .The photographs are representative of its size and authorised by the tourist board suitable for 6 people.
There are coat hooks in the under stairs cupboard and a tumble dryer within the washing machine for your usage.
We are sorry that the batteries had not been replaced in the remote and the lamp not working.
Perhaps in future as seasoned cottage renters it may be an idea to raise these issues as soon as you are aware. We are more than happy to change batteries and bulbs.
We can't do any thing if we don't know!!!!
We don't provide a non slip bath mat as we feel they are unhygienic.
We do not have a winter and summer price list as this is an all year round holiday destination.
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“Lovely Cottage” We rented this cottage over Christmas to be closer to the family. The woodburniing stove was alight when we arrived in the evening making the cottage very welcoming, there was also a small Christmas tree which was a very nice touch. T
Vineyard cottage in Waterly Bottom was an exceptional find. Very quiet and peaceful surrounded by forests. We had many walks around the area and found our cottage the perfect retreat to come home to a… More
“A lovely Cotswolds Experience”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2015
We stayed here with our two young boys (5 & 3) and found this sweet cottage to be perfect. We absolutely loved our stay! It was a fantastic place, nestled away in a sweet little village on the Cotswol… More
“Photos and reviews do not do justice to this wonderful cottage !”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2014
My wife and I had spent some time online looking for a place in the Cotswolds for a romantic weekend, and we were fortunate to find this place !
I was quite particular in my requirements; it had to… More
“Idyllic Country Cottage” Slatters Cottage is a perfect picture book character cottage. We had a lovely stay. The owners caters for all needs and the village has many beautiful features. The cottage is in a unique and beautiful setting with very friend
I stayed here with my husband and 3 month old baby and had a wonderful time. The cottage is beautiful and very clean and well equipped. The surrounding area is quiet and peaceful, with an excellent pu… More
“Perfect country retreat”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2013
Slatters cottage is a great little, cosy cottage, It is very clean and very comfortable and we couldn't help but sit mesmerised for hours in front of the wood-burner fire in the lounge. The kitchen ha… More
“Exceeded All Expectations”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2012
Spent a week with wife and daughter and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cottage was an absolute jewel, well appointed and super cosy. Village and village residents were all very warm and open and helpfu… More
“Lovely cottage in a great location” Stonecot is a lovely cottage very close to the centre of Stow on the Wold, which is itself a great place to stay. We stayed as a couple but the cottage was comfortably big enough to accommodate a family or a group
We had a wonderful stay in the Cotswolds and Stonecot was ideally located. Emma was very helpful and prompt with all replies. The little extras like a basket of logs, toilet paper, milk etc etc was a … More
“A charming, cosy and comfortable cottage in an excellent location.”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
We had a very warm welcome from Emma, the owner, who insisted that if we had any problems or wanted information we should ring her. The cottage was lovely with everything we needed, well furnished and… More
“Very comfortable, well appointed cottage close to everything the Cotswolds has to offer.”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2014
This was one of the best cottages we have stayed in, it was extremely comfortable and well appointed. I had two really good nights sleep in the excellent bed. There was nothing about the cottage tha… More
We are really glad that you enjoyed your break so much and sorry that you couldn't have stayed for longer. Glad that you had a good night's sleep whilst you were at the cottage though and hope you can enjoy it for longer next time!
“A truly relaxing and comfortable little haven” We have visited this cottage several times now. It is warm and comfortable and we once again, felt wonderfully looked after. It is a true haven of peace and quiet - you really don't need the car and if
“Don't tell everyone . Want to go back again and it will be full !!”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2016
In the middle of the moor, charming, calm and well equipped house, perfect position for walks on the moors. In the middle of the moor, charming, calm and well equipped house, perfect position for wa… More
Many thanks for your glowing appreciation of Dashel Cottage and its location. We won't tell anyone, honest!
Reviewed 23 Oct 2016
We had previously stayed in the cottage next door, Brimble Cottage, and when it was booked for the dates we wanted we booked this smaller but way cosier cottage next door. The children loved it in the… More
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Dashel Cottage and found so much to do from a base on Dartmoor.
“Cosy cottage with picturesque views, we will be back!!” Six of us had a very comfortable stay at Montford Cottage for New Year 2011-2012. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. It has good sized rooms, wonderful views and is a cosy geta
Situated in peaceful countryside in the Lake District of Cavan, 1 mile from Kilnaleck village, and just 1 hours driving from Dublin via M3. This spacious home sleeps 12 offers a large garden & patio area basketball net, games room and all modern conveniences.Mc Evo …see more
“Excellent!” Stayed at Summer Lodge for a week in October. Very nicely appointed, quiet residential area, and conveniently located within a five minute walk from the town centre, supermarkets (Tesco and Budgens), local restaurants, pubs etc. Hostess Da
“Lovely, private traditional cottage” This lovely, thatched cottage is up in the hills and woods and very private. It is beautifully updated, comfortable, and has a lot of personal touches. We were welcomed with a bouquet of fresh flowers. The beddi
“Lovely Cottage, Handy Location!” The Cottage is in a lovey quiet street within a great distance of the beach and short drive to tourist destinations such as Folly Farm and Oakwood. Equipped with some little additions that kept us entertained while the
Myself my Hubby and my two kids loved every second at Edith's Cottage. The location is super, the house is perfect for a family. And Sara makes sure you have everything you need and is so easy to cha… More
Thank you Krystina for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you stay at Edith Cottage and I am so pleased that you've already arranged to come back next year!! Sara
“Beautiful Cottage In Lovely Location”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2015
Edith Cottage is a lovely place to stay. The owners have thought of everything making the cottage feel like home from home. The cottage is located in a quiet area of Saundersfoot and within easy walki… More
“Wonderful quiet property and friendly host”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2015
We stayed at Edith cottage for 3 weeks in August 2015. The cottage is lovely with lots of homely touches, and it has a large kitchen with room to sit the whole family around the table. It is just a sh… More
“Ideal spot for a totally car-free holiday... with a dog!”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
Our holiday at Bron Turnor was a bit special because it's the first time (in the UK) that we holidayed without a car. Bron Turnor is ideal for this because it's a five minute walk from Minffordd rail… More
“Watch steam trains from the sofa!”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
If you want to travel on the little trains of Wales this cottage is for you. 5 min walk to Minffordd stations, steam trains can be watched at close range from the level crossing on the drive, or from … More
Traditional Manx. Cottage - set in a stunning location , two minutes from the Manx electric tram stop. Ten minutes walk to the beach and 5 minutes drive into Ramsey town. The perfect choice is you want to kick back and relax yet close enough to bars, shops ,restauran …see more
“Perfect New Years break” We had a lovely stay at Bankside cottage to welcome in the New year. The cottage was located in a lovely snowy hamlet with scenic walks close by and even a local coffee shop.
The cottage itself was well equipped with everyth
We stayed for 1 week in the Easter holidays with my 3 children 9/7/5 years old, we had a wonderful week in Bankside cottage set in the heart of the Dales
We had Scenic walks from the doorstep esp… More
Thank you for the lovely review and am so glad you all had a lovely time. Please come again soon.
“Beautiful week in the middle of the Peaks”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
Wonderful property, slap bang in the Dovedale Valley.
Characterful and clean property with a magnificent wood-burning fireplace.
Very friendly local kiosk… More
Thank you for your great review please come again soon.
“Lovely relaxing stay, was like home from home!”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2016
Excellent cottage in a really beautiful area surrounded by lovely walks. The cottage was spotless and had everything you needed, really enjoyed sitting in front of the fire at night, nice and cosy. Th… More
Thank you for the lovely review and come again soon.
“A lovely character cottage in a friendly village”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
My husband, myself and my sister had a relaxing week in this cottage. It was cosy but open spaced with good light, and had flexible space. Wood was available for an open fire if needed, and satellit… More
“The perfect restful retreat in an immaculate beautiful cottage.” The cottage is set in a beautiful location within easy reach of the historic city of Lincoln. Our situation was that we were relocating back to the UK and needed a base while we sorted o
A lovely cottage with a lovely view. We had a great time and everything was there that we needed. Lovely little touches to make it more homely like dvds and magazines. A huge shower too, It was a perf… More
“Luxurious holiday home ideal for short break”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2016
This holiday home far exceeded all our expectations. Once inside, we felt instantly comfortable and relaxed. Beautifully clean throughout, plenty of room, comfortable sofa and bed, hot tub outside and… More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Great place and service. The host is very friendly and makes you feel welcome without invading your space. Though it is close to the owner's house there is still a sense of privacy.
The owner's dog … More
“Enjoy the wonders of nature at this blissful cottage.” If you are seeking a place to relax and enjoy the wonders of nature, Widecombe Cottage is the place for you. Beck’s wonderful homemade cake, wine eggs and milk welcomed us as we arrived. The cotta
“A peaceful, beautiful and relaxing place to stay” Le Vieux Moulin is an incredibly tranquil house, set beside a stream in a peaceful valley where birds singing is about the loudest noise. There are good walks on the doorstep. The house itself is delig
“Beautiful, peaceful, cosy cottage. Recommend.” We had a very pleasant stay here for the weekend. Very well stocked, nice touches like the colour coordinated towels in each room!
Open fire was real treat and there was plenty of fire wood!
Excellent...nice and clean and comfortable. Will definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway.… More
“Perfect base for exploring”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2015
Forty Green Farm Cottage is in a beautiful peaceful spot but well located for exploring the area. We had easy day trips to Windsor, Legoland & Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury. If we had more time I thi… More
“Cosy home from home, very child friendly”
Reviewed 1 May 2013
We spent a long weekend at this cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. From the welcoming goodies to the pre-laid fire, we felt immediately at home. The cottage is cosy and yet spacious at the … More
“Quality accommodation with high specification fitments” Only a mile or so from Junction 7 of the M4, this cottage has a rural feel tucked away with a small number of other properties. The accommodation has been delightfully decorated throughout with
A beautiful end cottage set in the idyllic town of Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach and centre of town where you can sample the delights of the many local restaurants and pubs whilst talking in the dramatic views across the very pic …see more
“Perfect Christmas getaway in the Cotswolds” Had a fantastic time five days over Christmas at Arlington Cottage in Blockley.
The cottage had everything we could possibly need - we even cooked Christmas dinner in the new kitchen which, like the rest
A fantastic cottage in such a peaceful location. The cottage is equipped with everything you could ever need and beautifully decorated and furnished.
Love to return and can highly recommend.… More
“A Country Cottage Escape”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2016
As a seniors couple we chose Arlington cottage in Blockley as a way of experiencing part of The Cotswolds away from the larger towns. Access to Morten in Marsh railway station by bus/taxi was a facto… More
“Very high quality and well thought out by a really nice host family” This beautiful old converted coach house is ideally placed for trips to a whole range of interesting places but we enjoyed the weekend entirely on the farm pottering about and bumpin
Clean, comfortable and well equipped accommodation close to the heart of the farm. Abundant wild life visible from the dining table and almost constant bird song. At this time of the year, wake to th… More
An above average sized one bedroomed property situtated in a private courtyard in the centre of the highly regarded village of Hartington, just yards from the River Dove. The most famous area of the Peak District, Dovedale is just a short distance downriverThe Cottage …see more
A small one bedroom cottage converted from a stable situated in the heart of Sedbergh. It is a few minutes' walk from the local pubs, restaurants, bookshops and amenities and five minutes' walk from Sedbergh School. Ideal for visiting Sedbergh or as a base for …see more
“A great location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2012
The house is compact and well located within the village of Sedbergh. Entry and exit are right onto the narrow street so car parking in another area has to be found, either pay and display or a lucky … More
“Beautifully designed cottage in the most stunning location” We had a wonderful two weeks staying in Cuckoo Cottage. It's location is perfect, each morning I could go for walks on the beach (with new born baby) and my husband could do a good training
“Lovely Location but the cottage has problems that need to be addressed”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2016
Cuckoo cottage is very cosy for two and the location is stunning and very quiet. However there are some issues that need to be rectified. On arrival on a cold wet and windy 'summer' evening the heat… More
“Fabulous Cottage” A lovely cosy cottage with a fantastic view in a beautiful spot in Winster. The cottage has every thing you need as a home from home. Clean, comfortable, cosy and well decorated. Winster is a lovely village with lovely friendly local
“Very nice but be aware of a few things” This cottage has so much to offer its remote location, facilities, quirkiness are all great, it is a brilliant place to stay. However there is a couple of things you need to be aware of. The drive up is a track
A truely lovely place. Everything you could need is supplied, good location with beautiful walks right on the doorstep. We will definitely be back. Thank you Matt & Barbara, you have created something… More
“A gorgeous cottage with everything provided in a beautiful area”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2015
We stayed in the old pottery for a week with a dog and a baby. Everything had been thought of. There was a cot and high chair for the baby, a bowl and towel for the dog, plenty of storage to put thing… More
“Wonderful Spot” Cottage is as good as it looks in the pictures with great outlook across green fields. It's well equipped and maintained and we would be happy to stay there again. Good location for touring the northern part of Skye
“Incredible cottage with amazing views from every window”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2015
Loved the cottage, we liked how close it was to Portrree yet loved the seclusion/ fact that it was setback on its own outside of town. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed ( really appre… More
“Superb - hope to be back!!”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2014
Wow! What a stunning house - beautifully designed and furnished, and spotlessly clean on arrival. We loved staying here and so did our two girls. Amazing views and a very practical layout made for a… More
“Relax in luxury, peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
The silver birch wood within the grounds of the cottage was great for our 7 and 9 year olds to explore. The surrounding area is beautiful and ideal for running/jogging away from the main road. The cot… More
“Hideaway in the moor” Excellent, secluded little cottage. The perfect location to get away from your everyday hassle. Its quite, situated in a wonderful landscape and you can walk into the moor directly from your doorstep. The cottage is perfectly equ
Could not fault this cosy cottage. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful location and central access to the moors. Once we got our bearings we visited lots of places that were more or less on the door… More
“Fantastic cottage! Everything you need and great location.”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
I booked this cottage for a surprise long weekend away for my husbands birthday. We had a great time and didn't want to leave! We were welcomed by a lovely hot burning fire and the cottage spotlessly … More
“Don't hesitate, book it!”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
A superb destination for a quiet break or holiday, your hosts are very welcoming and will help in any way they can. The accommodation is superbly equipped ,and beautifully set out, as others have said… More
Cosy cottage newly refurbished to a very high standard. Set in beautiful countryside with stunning views. Ideal for walking, mountain biking or just escaping from it all. Two great pubs within walking distance. …see more
“A great place to stay” I stayed here with my son and partner for 5 nights from 16th June and this is a lovely cottage with plenty of room, a homely feel and in a nice quiet location. Everything you could need is there, it is clean, bright, comfortable
“Relaxing break” Spacious clean cottage in perfect location , 3 mins to pub , 5 mins leisurely stroll to unspoilt dog friendly beach.
Cottage has all you would need , master bedroom is huge with a really comfortable bed.
Had a truly magnificent stay in the lovely winterton-on-sea. Superb location right next door to the village pub serving excellent food and beer. The cottage had everything you could possibly need. Les… More
“A wonderfully relaxing weekend”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
What an idyllic location. A short walk to the dunes & shoreline. Beautiful beaches. The cottage was a great choice for our girlie weekend - tastefully decorated throughout. I can imagine it being ver… More
“Very comfortable and spacious cottage in great location.”
Reviewed 24 May 2014
With 3 friends I stayed at the cottage for a walking weekend . The cottage was very comfortably furnished with plenty of space to relax and spread ourselves out. Having 3 loos and 2 bathrooms was very… More
“Comfortable and Clean in a good location for exploring Somerset” Spent 5 nights in Lilac cottage in July 13 during very hot weather and the house was clean, comfortable and thankfully nice and cool during the heatwave. The cottage is a converted outbu
We are on the C2C cycle route and a wonderful base for exploring The Lake District, Hadrian's Wall, The Scottish Borders and Northumberland.
Nearby there are Golf Courses, Woodland walks, Castles and Museums, fishing, water sports, horse riding, cycling and shopping …see more
“Fabulous cosy cottage with sea view” Pine Cottage is beautifully situated overlooking the bay of Robin Hoods Bay. The decor and furnishings are first class and all the equipment is in excellent condition, in fact looks brand new. An easy to light log
Just back from staying at this incredible cottage. The furnishing were immaculate and very tasteful. The owners were so thoughtful providing a variety of goodies- made it feel like Christmas.
The vi… More
“A blissful retreat”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
Such a gem in the middle of beautiful countryside. Clear instructions and great communications with the owner ( Emma) meant that we found it with ease.
The attention to detail and spec of the prope… More
Our amazing holiday would not have been the same if it wasn't for this well kept cottage set amongst a stunning landscape. The cottage itself has all you would ever need and is so beautifully furnish… More
“Fantastic, homey, well equipped and spotless - loved it !” The cottage is beautiful - we felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. The views of Porthminster beach are impressive.
My 18month old granddaughter also felt right at home.
Excellent place to stay,hope to stay again next time we go to St Ives.
Brilliant decor excellent bathroom excellent bedrooms and kitchen… More
“Fabulous break in beautiful unique Cornish Cottage”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2012
I have just enjoyed a fabulous break at Primrose Cottage with my husband for our sons 2nd birthday. The cottage was perfect. A lot of thought has clearly gone into providing everything needed for fa… More
“Everything we hoped for....and more” The property was very clean, extremely well equipped and cosy. We came for a Graduation in Chester and left resolved to return to spend more time looking round the area. The location of the property lends itself to
“Excellent house with wonderful facilities made welcome from start to finish”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2015
Wonderful tranquil location - just what we needed. Close to Chester, Wales and of course located on the beautiful Wirral peninsular.
We were made ever so welcome by Julie with a terrific welcome pa… More
“Beautiful and peaceful location, but central for attractions”
Reviewed 11 May 2015
The cottage is beautifully decorated with all equipment to make a stay there enjoyable. The location is lovely and peaceful, set in the countryside, but with easy access to all the nearby attractions… More
“Home from home”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2015
Julie had really thought of everything. The Lodge is absolutely gorgeous, well furnished and decorated and very homely. There is an info pack provided with details of how to use all the appliances and… More
“LOVELY STAY” My husband and adult son stayed at the Courthouse in September. The accommodation was excellent. The apartment is very large with 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. All the comforts of home were supplied. There was even a large selection of
fantastic cottage, large homely rooms, very well equipped and very clean. Lori the landlady made us feel very at home and welcome here and was very helpful and accommodating. two large bedrooms, one… More