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.
“Ideal location, excellent accommodation with a homely feel !” We would highly recommend this home to all our friends and family, there is everything you need and more, including homely touches !
It is immacutely clean and modernised to a very high s
We've just returned from a three day break in Whitby & we stayed at this charming, quirky cottage.
It is absolutely spotless & so central to Whitby & all your possible needs.
On arriving there was a… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to you returning soon.
Jayne and Terry
“wonderful home from home”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2012
quirky , modernized cottage ....very clean and well stocked with essentials(tea,coffee ,biscuits) ...and lovely touch of fresh flowers ....
well situated ,great views of bridge and harbor .
felt … More
“Ideal cottage in central location”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2012
Lovely cottage, recently modernised, right in the centre of whitby. Cottage on four floors, no good for anyone with mobilty problems. Clean, reasonable priced. I love Whitby and would book again at t… More
Our lovely 18th Century cottage was completely renovated to the highest standard in 2016 with solid oak fittings throughout offering guests luxury and homely accommodation. The cottage easily accommodates 3 people with one double boutique bedroom with king size bed and …see more
“Our ultimate holiday experience” Cottage Florestal is located in a tranquil & idyllic setting in a perfectly natural environment. Surrounded by the beautiful Barao de Sao Joao wood, bird song is your only sound. It is well-equipped & beautifully furn
A really nicely converted cottage, open plan layout with a mezzanine floor for the bedroom. Very clean, spacious and well equipped - everything from a coffee machine to Wi-Fi. Location is within a nat… More
“A unique and stunning property in a tranquil location”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
Cottage Florestal far surpassed our expectations, a really unique property in a beautiful setting with stunning views to nearby Lagos. The cottage is spacious, comfortable, and well equipped. Karen an… More
“Brilliant Love to go back anytime.” We he had a great break away although it was only for four days, its was so relaxing, The Low Barn was wonderful with everything we ever needed. Quality of the barn facilities were great and the owner very helpful
A well equipped, very clean hide-away for two. WiFi worked well.
Good location for Lincoln and surrounding areas.
Would definitely consider staying again.… More
Thanks for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves.
“Cozy and comfortable”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
We had a fantastic time, the cottage was exactly as shown, cozy and clean, very well presented. Everything was provided that we could need, towels and linen - even salt! It is newly refurbished and … More
Delighted you found everything to your taste. Hope you consider a return visit.
“Excellent accommodation in good location.”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Lovely 1 bedroom accommodation in good location for Lincoln city, the wolds and lincolnshire coast. This accommodation had everything we required for self-catering weekend break and was in excellent o… More
So glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
“Excellent value for money” We found this property was absolutely fine for our requirements. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was a very good size. The weather was amazing and we had a whole week of sunshine so were able to visit many places.
I've lost count of how many times I've stayed in this cottage and each time I go I feel at home. I took my mum for the first time who also loved the cottage and the beautiful surroundings it is in. T… More
“A Wonderful Cottage in a Wonderful Area”
Reviewed 21 May 2012
We visited in March 2012 and found the cottage very clean and comfortable and warm, it suited our needs exactly. The beds were very comfortable, with beautiful views from the front bedrooms. The bathr… More
“A dilemma whether to share this gem with anyone else - great holiday let, brilliant value for money, comfortable&cosy,”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2012
Instantly welcoming and comfortable, this cosy cottage provided my family a peaceful Winter holiday in a stunning location. The cottage is well-equipped, the beds are really comfy and there's a Co-Op … More
Cliff edge cottage overlooking Thornwick Bay. One of the finest views in Yorkshire. Watch gannets, puffins, razorbills, auks, cormorants, gulls and short-eared owls from your living room. Breathtaking sea views. Nature walk. Idyllic sunset. Tranquil escape.<br />V …see more
“A perfect little get away” We booked this cottage to visit the Yarndale show in nearby Skipton and found it to be just perfect for us. The cottage is very well presented with everything you could need and spotlessly clean. We were very comfortable and
Top quality, fully equipped cottage with everything you need, and all virtually brand new. Bob and Fay are excellent hosts with many helpful tips and a good collection of tourist information. A quiet … More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2013
This is a great place to stay, the cottage is very clean and has everything you need for everyday living. The yard is a sun trap and flowers brighten it up. Great area for exploring, Bolton abbey a … More
“All you need.”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2013
This is a lovely cottage, very close to all the local amenities, with plenty to see and visit in the surrounding area.
The accommodation was clean, comfortable and warm, and contained everything w… More
Hodgehay Cottage is a charming Quaker cottage built at the start of the 20th Century. It has been lovingly restored, retaining many period features, to give you a comfortable and cosy home from home. …see more
Vineyard Cottage Pokorny is located on the sunny side of very scenic Grcevje vineyards, near Novo Mesto and Otocec. Perfect for couples searching for peace. As a sign of welcome you are treated to wine and cold cuts. Animals and smoking are not allowed inside the buildi …see more
“Fabulous cottage holiday” Beautiful cottage, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. Fully equipped kitchen made cooking Christmas dinner easy, comfortable bedrooms, cosy living room with open fire. Good heating system and excellent wifi. Panoramic
I stayed here for 4 nights with my husband, 5 year old daughter and my 10month old. Anne met us from our taxi and couldn't have been mote friendly and welcoming. She showed us where everything was, an… More
Thank you Laura for such a lovely review of the cottage and Newcastle. I'm so pleased your lovely family enjoyed staying at Widows Row and it would be a pleasure to have you back anytime. It is never any trouble to provide everything for the children and if there was anything else you may have needed you just had to ask. It gives me great pleasure to make my guests stay as enjoyable as possible, and I am delighted you had a good time.
“Beautiful cottage with breathtaking view of the sea.”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2015
Everything you could need for a self catering holiday. Warm welcome from Anne even though we arrived late. Absolutely spotless and very well equipped, all very comfortable and with stunning views.… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay, sorry about the weather though. I know it wasn't great for Richard's golf. Take care. Anne
“Beyond expectations - full of special touches to make a home from home”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2016
Gorgeous cottage perched above the bay overlooking Newcastle. Every detail thought through and we were so touched by the Christmas decorations and firewood. Lovely on every level.… More
Thanks Karen for taking the time to leave your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you both back again in the future.
“Fantastic cottage” We had a fabulous week at Camellia Cottage at the beginning of March.
Well deserving of its gold award, this cottage is very well equipped, very clean and has a very home-from-home feel.
We particularly enjoyed the resident wi
“Came highly recommended but was even better than expected”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2014
Fabulous cottage with everything you could possible want or need. Children especially well catered for with loads of games and toys both inside and out. (Even the dogs had bowls and leads and ball g… More
Reviewed 17 Jun 2014
As I said in the title this place is perfect. John and Louise have thought of everything and there really isn't anything you need for your stay (well maybe sellotape :-) ) Staying here is a holiday in… More
“Absolutely just perfect”
Reviewed 13 May 2014
Camellia Cottage was spotless and everything you would need for a holiday and much more. We just couldn't fault it. House just amazingly wonderful. Garden enchanting, peaceful with BBQ, swings, and ba… More
“Fantastic views, cute cottage” We based our holiday around our dog, who loves a good forest, so this seemed the obvious choice. None of us were disappointed, we were right in the middle of the most stunning forest location with views to die for. It
We have just returned from 4 nights at Wren cottage.After parking the first thing that you notice is the fantastic view as you make your way down the path to the cottage. Inside it is small but everyt… More
Thank you very much for reviewing Wren Cottage. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday here and that you would like to come back and stay! Your comments are very helpful to those who are thinking about coming here and I am sure they will be appreciated. We are very much looking forwards to welcoming you back!
“Lovely and cosy dog friendly cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
For a getaway from hectic work schedules - this was a hidden gem in the Forest of Dean. Karen and Lis are impeccable hosts ensuring that all your needs are met. The cottage was extremely well equipp… More
Thank you fro your lovely comments and we're so glad that you had a relaxing time here. It was great to meet you both and Crumble too!
“I would happily live here.. its beautiful”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
Beautiful cottage, perfect for short weekend breaks. Would liked to have been nearer a local pub/food place so that i could walk there and back safely at night/evening.
The owners were really welco… More
Thank you for your great comments, we are please you and your dog enjoyed your stay.
“A homely experience in a great location” Staying in Tobermory is a good choice especially if the weather is bad. The cottage is on the hill with lovely views and walking distance in to Tobermory. The house is well thought out and we didn't lack anythi
What can I say!! FANTASTIC!!! the cottage was very well furnished and decorated. It was comfortable and spacious with all modern facilities. The cottage stands in lovely grounds with a wonderful view … More
We love it when our visitors have had a wonderful stay in the cottage. We look forward to seeing you all again one day!
“Fantastic cottage in an ideal location”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2013
Really well equipped cottage only a short walk from Tobermory. Lovely welcome from the owners. The kids loved the access to the playing fields and playground close-by, not to mention to crabbing from … More
We love hearing that our families have had a wonderful holiday whilst staying in the Cottage. And, yes, we are very lucky to have the huge playing field and the children's playground right on our doorstep. Thank you!
“Great villa in a perfect location. Everything you want close to everything you need.” A wonderful villa with everything you could possibly need. We arrived very late at night and were met by the owners with a beer and a smile. The start of a great hol
“Nice place” My husband and I stayed few days at the Chestnuts in April 2013. The place is very nice, clean and light, very well organised. The cottage is of good size and has everything you need. I had few questions before the trip and sent emails to
we stayed in this lovely little cottage for a week in august. it was such a home from home in all aspects....... the welcome we received from peter and rae and all the little touches made this a perf… More
“Perfect location with great view of the Wallace Monument” Being located on a quiet road, only mnutes from a main traffic circle, gave us quick, easy and unparalleled access to all the site seeing we planned during our stay. The cottage was bright and
“The best holiday rental property we have ever stayed in!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2014
We were delighted with this beautiful cottage let. set in beautiful surroundings close to the family farm. Wendy had thought of everything. We were welcomed with a lovely welcome pack, including an … More
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
mallard cottage is outstanding, everything is new and modern, such a homely place to stay, the scenery is fantastic, really lovely place to stay, relaxing. would stay there again without a doubt, the … More
“Spectacular!!! A paradise in the country!”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2013
Wendy and Ian were the perfect hosts. The baked scones shortly after our arrival were so yummy. This cottage was refurbished with love and care. Everything a traveler would want in a home away from… More
“Lovely cosy cottage” The owners Mike and Sue were friendly and helpful. The cottage for us was very easy to find, ideally situated and contained everything we needed. It was cosy warm and clean . For the two of us and the dog it was wonderful and we r
SUFFOLK'S SECRET. COSY HOLIDAY COTTAGE CLOSE TO THE RIVER DEBEN IN WALDRINGFIELD.
IVYDENE is a stylish luxury cottage, close to a sandy beach, boating, golf, cycling and good walks.It is just five miles from Woodbridge. Sleeping four people in one double room and …see more
“Best place we've ever stayed!” This place was a little slice of heaven, with the most amazing views: lovely large garden, fields all around and a beautiful church at the bottom of the garden! Inside the cottage was perfect with everything we needed: g
We were created with a beautiful cottage with stunning views including a bottle of prosecco cooling in the fridge. A perfect welcome for a relaxing holiday. Very accommodating for couples with dogs wh… More
“A beautiful, luxurious holiday cottage in idyllic surroundings.”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2015
What a find!!! Daleside is a truly lovely cottage which is every bit as good as the photos depict.
It has everything you might need including off street parking (so often missing with some cottages)… More
“Fabulous cottage in the Peak District!”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2015
We had a fantastic stay at Daleside. It is a beautiful cottage that has been decorated to a really high spec and has all the home comforts you need. It is also in a perfect location, close to Bakewell… More
The Lodge at Broneirion is grade II listed cottage set in grounds of Broneirion estate in the village of Llandinam. Sleeps 6 in double & twin bedrooms (zip and link beds to king). Lounge/Dining Room seating for 6 with TV/Freeview, Lounge with sofa bed (double), TV/F …see more
“Absolutely charming!” A cottage right out of the movie The Holiday, staying here made my first trip to Ireland just right. Nicely appointed, stunning ocean view from the private garden, and smartly decorated for Christmas (I stayed here the week befor
“Spacious 1 bed accomodation in ideal location” This property was ideally situated for walking in the Downs as well as visiting local attractions ( including one just around the corner)
local pub in the village served good food and beer.
all rooms we
This lovely cottage was ideal for us, it was well appointed and thoughtfully furnished. We were very comfortable and found the little touches like the welcome pack of milk, tea/coffee, bread and wine… More
Thank you so much for your positive, helpful review and I look forward to welcoming you again next year.
“Fantastically fitted out, really comfortable.” Our long weekend at Merlin cottage was very pleasant, the cottage is fitted out to a high standard and was warm and well equipped. The location is excellent being only a couple of minutes walk from the l
“Idyllic Gite...perfect little get-away” We loved this cosy little Gite. Just perfect for what we wanted....a week of peace & tranquillity...walking, cycling and running in the hills of the Auvergne. Wendy & Michael are lovely hosts and are always ther
We had a fabulous holiday. Mike and Wendy were most welcoming and always helpful. The gite was well equipped and in a beautiful and extremely quiet location. We managed to use it as an effective base … More
“Excellent but beware if you do not like really steep stairs” Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, well equipped. Would have very happily given 5 stars except for the stairs which are really (!) steep. It did not matter too much to us although one of
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2016
We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equip… More
Thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize for the untidiness of our cottage garden. I have held discussions with our gardening company and advised them that their current standard is not acceptable and I will now be completing spot checks. I have sent you a letter by separate cover to your home address and once again apologies.
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
This is a gorgeous cottage that has been beautifully and luxuriously refurbished whilst retaing all its original character. The two lounges are spacious and comfortable, the best feature being a wood… More
“A very pleasant stay.”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2016
The cottage was ideal for us- a party of three generations ( age range 30 to 83). Lovely and clean and with two lounges we could spread ourselves about. Although we didn't cook there we had a lovely B… More
“Perfect” Absolutely AMAZING, could not find anything wrong, as people have said, it's home from home, you do need a car as, you are in the middle of no where, we brought lots of alcohol , with us so we didn't need, to go to the pub, as it was at leas
“BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE” We found this cottage very clean and everything you wanted was provided....yummy scones from local shop and bottle of wine waiting for our arrival. The location is great to explore most of south cornwall. Some fab beaches for the do
We had a really enjoyable stay in the cottage blessed by a week of glorious sunshine. The welcome gifts were greatly appreciated and the location was spectacular with excellent views of the mount. T… More
“Little gem with great atmospheric views of St. Michael's Mount”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2011
We booked to stay for a week in October in 2010. We loved Marazion and we felt very at home in Artist's Cottage, which is well appointed and imaginatively designed. The location is excellent - 5 min w… More
“Quirky cottage with a great sea view”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Artists Cottage, in one of our favourite locations of all time - Marazion. The cottage was quirky, fun and featured one of the best sea views you could wish for.… More
Cariad Cottage is an attractive cottage set in surrounding farmland with amazing sea views. Just yards from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path above Caerbwdy and Caerfai Bays, it offers breathtaking views across the bay to Skomer and Skokholm. Visit Wales 4 star grading< …see more
Nestling as it does at the gateway to Royal Deeside, Banchory is a beautiful place to enjoy a holiday. Visitors are invited to explore Deeside's historical connections. There is a wealth of beautiful castles to visit including Balmoral Castle, which is home to the …see more
Surrounded by fields, Maple Cottage, close to the National Trust village of Lacock is near Bath. A superb location for visiting Stonehenge, Longleat and the Cotswolds. Architect-designed and 4 star rated with exposed oak beams.Changeover days are FRIDAYS and MONDAYS …see more
“Charming Cottage” This is a wonderful, cosy cottage, in a lovely village, and within easy access to all the nearby attractions.
It has everything you could possibly require for a comfortable self catering stay, I believe a B&B service is also availab
Self-catering 1 bedroom cottage in a quiet location on the prestigious Birthwaite Road. Just minutes walk from both Lake Windermere and Windermere town centre. Full use of garden and terrace with views towards the Lake. …see more
“lovely” Was a very nice cosy little cottage.
However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past.
She didn't bark for long. as we stopped them..
So if you have a dog th
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran
Although the property was bigger than we needed for just the 2 of us, it was very appealing and so we arranged to stay for 7 nights.
Booking was quick and easy and we were provided with comprehensive… More
“Lovely relaxing holiday cottage with lots to do nearby” I visited here in February With my mother and stayed for two nights. The cottage is fantastic very well equipped. The owners couldn't have been more helpful. The cottage is set in a beautiful vil
The property was thoughtfully presented providing a homely atmosphere which led you to forget you were in a rental on holiday. The extensive gardens were also extremely well kept, there was nothing mo… More
“A perfect relaxing break”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2013
The Stables is a beautiful haven away from busy modern life. We only stayed for three nights but the cottage and its owners offered us the ideal opportunity to recharge our batteries. I can't wait to … More
Thank you. Hope to see you again soon. just think how relaxing it would be to sit outside in the summer!
“really lovely home and hot tub is great!”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2012
Me and my husband visited the stables for our 1st wedding anniversary. We wanted to go aomewhere to just do nothing.... The Stables is immaculate and very comfetable and clean. There were big thick to… More
We try and make it the sort of place that we would like to visit. Lovely bed linen is high on my own priority list.
“Lovely cottage” Stayed here over Christmas week and it is a absolutely beautiful cottage. The reason why it hasn't got 5 stars is because cooking xmas dinner for 6, we struggled with baking trays and had to buy more. Also the garden wasn't totally sec
Viewfoth Cottage comfortably sleeps 2 people in the double bedroom. Situated a short walk from the sandy beach with shops and restaurants within minutes, this delightful single-storey detached holiday cottage is tastefully furnished and provides a cosy base from which t …see more
Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of landscaped gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as …see more