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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.
Stables cottage is a stone built detached cottage with private parking, patio & gardens. Fully centrally heated, double glazed & pet friendly. Renovated from a Victorian stable block. A VS 4 Star cottage equipped & furnished to a very high standard 1/2 mile from station …see more
“stunning” Great communications from owners, absolutely second to none.
We arrived late afternoon and were greeted by Angela & Steve, who promptly made us very welcome and showed us around the property.
Lane End Cottage sits within the grounds of
We had a wonderful 3 night stay at Lane End Cottage.....just wish it was longer!!!
Angela and Steve went that extra mile plus for us. A lovely hamper and fresh eggs from their chickens. They showed u… More
Thank you so much for such an amazing review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you had chance to see the vole and the variety of birds. We look forward to seeing you again.
Angela and Steve
“Beautiful & Peaceful”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2016
Excellent cottage which has every requirement to make your stay perfect. Owners are pleasant & helpful & make you feel most welcome. The use of their beautiful garden is an added bonus.… More
Thank you very much for your review, we are really glad that you are enjoying your stay at the cottage. We hope you will visit us again.
Angela & Steve
“Amazing weekend away”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2016
We had the pleasure of spending 2 amazing nights at the cottage. Angela and Steve are two of the nicest people you could possibly hope to meet, their welcome and friendliness all the time of our stay … More
Thank you so much for the amazing review, as we mentioned we are still fairly new to this, and it was a pleasure to hear that we made your stay so enjoyable. We really look forward to seeing you again.
Angela and Steve
Well set out on one floor, with plenty of room to chill out. We had two small dogs with us that were able to explore the garden without any worry. Although the weather wasn't very kind to us our week… More
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Kipper Cottage. It is a very special place and I hope you will visit again. Thank you . Anne
“Comfortable,stylish and contemporary”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2012
This converted cottage is situated in a lovely part of the island and makes an ideal base for exploring. The cottage has a modern light ,spacious and airy feel. It is well equipped, and has good quali… More
“Well presented holiday cottage which lived up to expectations”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
Rented kipper cottage to take my very elderley disabled parents on holiday. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable and to quote my parents if needs be we don't have to go out as there is plenty… More
“A great place to stay in snowdonia at a reasonable price!” My partner and I really enjoyed our stay. The cottage itself has its own unique character, is well kept and clean, as where the utilities and . The owners Ian & Sheena couldn't of been more he
“Warm cosy cottage, great location, great value for money.”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2013
Had a great week here with 2 young children last Autumn. Fantastic location and setting, and so much to do locally. We didnt use the car for 4 days! Warm, cosy cottage - lovely wood burner in the loun… More
“Lovely, peaceful and cosy cottage with beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2012
A beautiful period Welsh cottage with gorgeous gardens. Perfect for families with dogs, it is owned by the nicest and most obliging couple, Sheena and Ian, who know the area very well and suggested so… More
“Fantastic setting, people and location”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Stayed last week in August 2012 as last minute booking, mix of weather but location brilliant for beach and mountains etc.
Shame we could not make the most out of the gardens due to the weather.
“Great stay calm and refreshing” I really enjoyed our holiday in the. orkney the holiday cottage was clean and modern situated in the country with easy access from the owner how to get their. it was central to visiting all the history sights. The beds
Hello. I was in Ocean View in early April. Very nice memories of my holiday just like the rest of my family! house was really cool ... fully equipped with modern stylu.bardzo warm house. greet and rec… More
“Amazing cottage in an amazing place”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2015
We have stayed here 3 times now and have loved it each time. The cottage is so well-equipped and comfortable and has lots of little extra touches which are very welcome. We are going back again as we … More
“Excellent quality accommodation”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2015
The cottage has been refurbished to a high standard with good quality fittings and appliances, and we had a very comfortable stay. The view from the living room windows is excellent, especially with … More
“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
Drumcovitt Barn is over 200 years old and has been skilfully converted into three separate self-catering cottages, of which Foyle Cottage is one. The cottage is formed in an individual style and have been equipped to a very high standard. The special setting of a tranqu …see more
“Excellent - clean, convenient, quiet, everything you could need for a weekend or week away! Beautiful spot too!” We were a party of five, three adults and two dogs. The Old Diary had everything that you could think of needing and it's location is bo
“A delightful cottage in a glorious setting adds up to a lovely holiday.” This cottage has it all - comfort, convenience, location and excellent management. And, this year, a wonderful summer! Set in the beautiful English countryside beneath the South
“Cosy, Friendly, Very Clean Accommodation; Home from Home.”
Reviewed 14 May 2014
Wren Cottage has been beautifully converted with tasteful and comfortable furnishings and the super king size bed is very comfortable. There is every kitchen, laundry amenity you could want. Wi-Fi, … More
“Wonderful holiday, home from home”
Reviewed 13 May 2014
The cottage was excellent, nothing was wanting and the little extra touches made our stay comfortable, warm and relaxing.… More
“Beautiful cottage in a beautiful spot”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Just had a lovely, peaceful short break at Wrens Cottage - a delightful converted barn, with everything you could possibly want for a stay. It is comfortable with lots of little extra touches provided… More
“Wonderful cottage for a quick break” We stayed at Rose Cottage for a week and we found it to be a wonderful place. The cottage itself has been decorated to a high standard and it was very warm, especially since the weather was quite cold. We really en
Fantastic stay at Cottemore Farm, the hosts Piers and Sue made us welcome throughout our stay, we had our 2 Rottwiellers with us and they were just as welcome (they are well behaved by the way). The f… More
Reviewed 28 May 2013
We stayed at Rose cottage for 5 nights in May. We were looking for somewhere we could relax and recuperate in a beautiful peaceful setting while having all the comforts of home and we found it in Rose… More
“Greta place for a cosy break for 2”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2013
We had a lovely stay at Rose cottage. The cottage itself was well kept and had everything we needed. The welcome basket was very useful on our first evening and it was lovely to be able to collect fre… More
“Great as usual” A lovely cottage for two in private well tended grounds close to all amenities in Criccieth. The cottage was spotless, having recently been refurbished with many new furnishings, etc. The owners live nearby and made us very welcome. It
Our first stay in Holly Cottage and we were delighted. Comfortable furniture, a well-appointed kitchen and a lovely garden. The shops and the beach are both just a short step away. Richard and Ann cou… More
Hello and thank you for your kind review.We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Holly Cottage and are planning to to come back to stay with us. We look forward to seeing you both again in the near future. Many thanks for staying. regards Rich and Ann
Reviewed 23 Aug 2015
Fab little cottage with everything we needed and a lovely garden to. Made to feel very welcome by the owners, which made for a fine week overall. Will hopefully be returning next year if not before.… More
Thank you so much for your kind review and we hope that you will be back to stay with us again either this year or next.We do like to see our friends return. regards and thanks again Rich and Ann
Reviewed 11 Sep 2016
Lovely cottage and very quite Ann & Richard are very nice people cannot do enough for you .will definitely come again.… More
Thank you for your kind review, it was really lovely to meet you both and missed you when you left. Hope that you both keep well and we will see you back here for another holiday next year. regards and thanks again Rich and Ann
“Will definately be back” Walking down to the beach and walking up the old road at the back of the cottage was absolutely splendid and scenery spectacular, as a person who usually gets by on 4-5hrs sleep I found when I was there, I surprisingly was sle
“Fantastic weeks break” What a great time we had at the pigsty. There was plenty of space for us to unwind and relax, it has a private garden with a lovely view across the countryside.
This was a lovely alternative to a hotel, it was very well equipp
“Lovely cottage, has everything you need for a fantastic holiday.”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2016
We loved it, the dog loved it. Had a wonderful time exploring the local area. I would recommend this property to others: not something I usually do!!… More
“Beautiful accommodation in peaceful area”
Reviewed 27 Jun 2016
We were welcomed by Christine, who had left us various goodies (both for humans and dogs). The Pigsty was clean, light, airy, spacious and comfortable. The location was very peaceful - it was wonder… More
“"The Pigsty" by name only!”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2014
As visitors from Canada, my daughter and I spent five days as guests at the Pigsty. What an enchanting self-contained accommodation to stay where we could explore the attractions in Louth and surround… More
“Fabulous Croft” Beautiful property in a peaceful location. The croft is immaculate throughout and extremely well equipped. A thoughtful welcome package, including free range eggs, butter and bread was provided.
We loved the log burning hot tub unde
The property was absolutely brilliant can't fault it one bit. The hot tub was pre heated for our arrival & we had a brilliant welcome package. I would definitely stay again and recommend it to friends… More
Thank you for taking the time to review Hunters Croft. We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future, I will have the hot tub waiting!
“Lovely house, beautiful garden and surroundings, brilliantly equipped.” We stayed at Ferndale with our 2 year old and tiny baby. It's a challenging travelling with small children but arriving a Ferndale we breathed a huge sigh of relief as it was so
Our second stay in this lovely house; another very comfortable and pleasant week at Ferndale. We look forward to returning again!… More
“Ferndale was the perfect home for my stay with my two young grandchildren!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014
I stayed on the Isle of Wight with my son and two young grandchildren (4 and 7) The house was spacious, the bedrooms lovely, the living room so cozy! (We had a fire in the fireplace one chilly evenin… More
“The space of a house with the feel of a cottage!”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2013
We had 4 nights at Ferndale with 7 family members and found the house to be absolutely perfect for a larger group of people. All of the bedrooms were very comfy and well furnished.
The views out th… More
“Amazing holiday rental - everything you could possibly need is here” The cottage was the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. It was just amazing.
We will definitely be back. It is a great place for a large family. We hired 2 next door
Beautiful little place, stunning views lovery feel to the cottage only downfall was the log burner wouldn't go properly think it needs a new door seal but apart from that everything was perfect wishou… More
Thanks very much for your review and really pleased that you enjoyed the cottage. Sorry about the log burner as the cottage is so cosy when it is working well. We are surprised if there is a problem with the door seal as the stove was serviced only 4 weeks ago. Perhaps the door needs adjustment which is very easy. We shall get it checked.
“Great accommodation in a wonderfully tranquil setting!” We spent a lovely weekend at Stable Cottage and The Stables. The houses are furnished to a high standard, have well-equipped kitchens and are in the picturesque village of Freshford. The houses a
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com
“Very comfortable and homely house in an attractive and peaceful location”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
We enjoyed a very restful and relaxing week in this lovely home-from-home. The house is very warm and comfortable and the facilities on the Estate ensured that there was something for everybody to do … More
Reviewed 30 Mar 2013
Great house. Very cold outside for our weekend away but lovely to have the wood burner for a cosy atmosphere inside. Lots of little extras that the owners provided to make it feel like a real home fro… More
“Fantastic house in a beautiful setting - would definiately stay again!”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
We had a wonderful time at the Cornerstone property near Cirencester. We stayed for 2 nights over NYE and had such a lovely welcome (champagne, chocolates, wood for the fire!). The owners were a pleas… More
Come experience cloud mist and rainforests, wildlife including rare toucans and ocelots, hikes to secluded beaches and pristine waterfalls, hidden caves and a barefoot, eco-friendly experience at La Vapeur Estate. Enjoy local organic fruits, wine and home cooking.Runner …see more
“Most beautiful holiday cottage we have ever stayed in!” Beau Cottage was just gorgeous......each room beautifully furnished and decorated with so many lovely features. Added to that was good central heating (essential on a chilly November weekend), a
No.1 The Square is a deceptively spacious, three bedroomed, Grade II listed, Cotswolds holiday cottage, just three miles from the beautiful market town of Stow on the Wold, in the peaceful village of Upper Slaughter. The cottage provides self catering holiday accommodat …see more
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
“Great for us and even greater for the dogs” The cottage was warm, welcoming and well equipped. The garden large, and very dog secure. Located near super walks and good pubs, what more can you ask for? Owners, Alistair and Lisa couldn't have been more
The cottage was very modern, it was great to have WiFi. Lovely large garden with gas BBQ. Great walks from the cottage, very peaceful and quiet. Warm and cosy.… More
“A splendid quiet week with everything taken care of”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2014
Melplash is a very beautiful location just outside the town of Bridport. We loved the beautiful outside with plenty to explore for our son of 4.
Inside was a very warm and welcome atmosphere and enou… More
“Everything we were looking for.”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2016
We have just returned from a lovely week at Bluebell Cottage. The cottage was immaculate and very well equipped. We were warmly welcomed by Alistair and Lisa and enjoyed the home baked cakes on arriva… More
“Beautiful” A wonderful week spent at this cottage. This is a relaxing coattage which is beautifully decorated and has a spacious garden. Breda is wonderful, very welcoming and is on hand if you need advice. Would def visit again. My boys had a fantast
Location was great - a little removed from town which was perfect for our group.
Upgraded thatched cottage with everything you could possibly need in the cottage (even when traveling with children)… More
“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
“A most memorable 60th Birthday stay!” Every part of this stay was wonderful. Helen took care of everything with such thoughtfulness. The welcome tea tray with home made cake, the quality of everything in the house for our use, the logs provided and fi
The house and garden were gorgeous and had everything you could possibly need. The house is huge, with beautiful rooms including the drawing room and main bedroom. It's extremely comfortable, fabulous… More
Thank-you for taking time to write a review and for the lovely comments. We would love to see you all again, but do bear in mind that the Lake District weather is not always so good.I am glad that you found so much for your family to do in the area and left feeling that there was still more to explore.
“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
We spent a long weekend at Eller How House and are already considering when we could possibly return. The house is stunning, beautifully furnished, with a big kitchen and nice dining area. There is a … More
Thank-you for writing a review, we do hope to see all (or some of you) again. Try a different time of year, Eller How is beautiful in the Autumn too!
John and Helen
“Fabulous!!! Don't hesitate to stay here”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
We stayed with my wife and 3 year old daughter, another couple and their 2 young children and dog over New Year, we had chosen Eller House because of the ratings on here and it did not disappoint.
Thank-you for taking the time to write a review of Eller How House. We are glad that you all enjoyed your stay and found plenty to do even though it was the middle of winter.
“Very homely and comfortable” Very nice, very clean, good towels and bedding sheets. Good situation, very pretty house and Garden. Lots of nice details, detergent, coffee, tea, bread, butter, milk, chocolates, a welcome pack. No parking outside the ho
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!” This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fir
“One word: "perfect"!” We stayed for four nights at 4 Coopers Cottage, and we can only say it was a marvellous experience in every way!
To start with, Terrie, Sharon and Mike were perfect hosts - no effort was spared to make us feel welcome, and to he
Perfect place to get away from it all. Cottage is so comfortable with all the home comforts. Terrie and Sharon are amazing hosts and go out of their way to make your stay the best it can be. Great wit… More
Thank you for your kind review. we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“Wonderful cottage” We spent a wonderful time in Cheddar, we got a very warm welcome, where everything was already prepared for us. Andrew and his wife are lovely and really dog loving. The cottage is perfect equiped and clean and very cosy. Cheddar is
On arriving at our destination we were greeted by the owners of Highcroft Cottage Andrew and his wife a lovely couple and after a bit of a chat together we made our way to our place of stay Highcroft … More
Thank you so much for such lovely comments - we are delighted that you had a nice break here in Cheddar (despite the changeable weather!) and we hope that your very friendly (and handsome!) dogs enjoyed the walking. Do hope that you will get the chance to visit us again at some point in the future. Kind regards Andy and Helen
Reviewed 30 Oct 2016
A really beautiful cottage, a real gem in a fantastic location and a great spot to explore the area.… More
Thank you so much for your very kind comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your break over the half term holiday and do hope you will visit again in the future! Kind regards Andy and Helen
“Lovely comfortable accomodation in a character cottage”
Reviewed 28 Nov 2015
Booked the property for my parents and son whom loved it and felt very at home.Friendly owner but not intrusive.Perfect spot for Cheddar and the little cheddar gorge village.
1 small thing they could… More
Thank you so much for your kind words and very pleased that your parents and son had a good time. Also very timely as we have just had wifi installed at the cottage (December 2015) so hopefully no need for library visits in the future! Every good wish for 2016. Kind regards Andy
“5Star Cottage” Have just returned from 7 days at Tramore Cottage, the cottage is perfect, and has everything you need. The decor is bright and modern. The cottage has a lovely garden with a visiting hare in the evening. The owner Margaret was just
“This was one of the noicest self catering cottages we have stayed in” This is a lovely property in an idyllic location in North Harris. The property is beautifully furnishes and well equipped. Alistair and Irene who live next door are available to pr
“Wonderfully cosy cottage” This is a delightful cottage! Well equipped with everything you might need for a peaceful stay in the lakes. The cottage is ideally situated just off the A66 and M6 with some lovely walks straight from the doorstep. The cotta
“A fantastic, peaceful, and quirky little cottage, ideal holiday location.”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2016
Gibson Cottage was an absolutely fantastic place to stay in. Secluded and quiet, but in an ideal location for travelling round the tourist spots. The cottage itself was atmospheric and so cosy and snu… More
Dear Joy and Ray,
Thankyou for the lovely comments and so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax and enjoy yourselves. Ill let the pub know they did a good job too! Do come back as you were an absolute pleasure to host.Thanks again.
Reviewed 3 Oct 2016
Loved our time at the cottage, it was so quiet and peaceful. It has everything there that you would need and the owner is so helpful. If you need to recharge your batteries this is the place to come.… More
Thanks Donna for the lovely review, means a lot to us and so glad you enjoyed the break. Best wishes Suzanne
Reviewed 15 Jul 2016
Our stay at Gibson Cottage was wonderful and relaxing. Everything had been thought of, with attention to detail and a lovely country feel. Thank you Suzanne, we'd love to stay again sometime!… More
“A great experiance” Me and my parents stayed in the cottage for a week and really enjoyed it! there is a small village co-op 6 miles from the cottage in Bellingham which was easy to get to. very nice views from the cottage and when we arrived, set out
“An excellent place to stay” What a place. An excellent location in the wood, well-appointed with washer-dryer, dishwasher and plenty of crockery. Loads of room for four although may be a squash with eight. Great for drying wet clothes due to open-plan
The Boathouse is perfectly remote, just what my husband and 2 yr old needed. We may have had some of the wettest weather for months, but the Boathouse was the perfect base to explore Snowdonia. The … More
“8th year and still as good”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2016
We have been visiting the boathouse for 8 years and we love it. I love everything about the place and I'm always sad to leave.
We always bring a bigger TV with us for when we are chilling out watc… More
“Fabulous setting and fantastic house”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
We stayed for 2 weeks and explored the area on foot from the boathouse and by car over the region. The walks from the door are great and varied-to the train station where there is a cafe and a play pa… More
“Amazing place, fantastic home!” Wow, where to begin! The Coach House was just perfect for our 'Escape to the Country'.
The location was perfect, remote but within easy reach of the beach and shops.
There is so much to do in this part of Wales, th
Friendly welcome by owner Maureen
Stone cottage set in very attractive country side
Fantastic area for keen walkers and cyclists
very attractive stone cottage with comfy bed
Easy to use wood burn… 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.Visit http:// …see more
“Ideal location, superb cottage” The cottage was comfortable, very clean and in an ideal location. Surrounded by great restaurants and excellent bakeries. Car park is close by and only cost £5 for 24 hours. Kaaren is very helpful, friendly and willing
The cottage is fantastic - nice and cosy and just perfect for a couple wanting to get away from it all near the sea. Both me and my girlfriend liked it straight away and couldn't wait to get inside an… More
Thank you very much Howard! Glad you both had a good rest--- and relaxed! The Seagull babies have 'flitted' now -- left the roof, for flying lessons. Kind Regards,
“Lovely hide-away close to the town and beach, highly recommended”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2013
Stayed here for a sunny weekend in July, on our first visit to Whitby. Kaaren's information and welcome card were great and the milk, bread and biscuits were really thoughtful. The cottage was just as… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay and were comfy.
Thanks for review!
Reviewed 20 Nov 2012
We stayed at this cottage for 3 nights (a weekend break) at the end of October. It was absolutely perfect from arriving and experiencing the quaint and quirky entrance to discovering a welcome card, … More
Hey what a kind review---! thankyou SO much for being bothered to do it . A thanks means the world, and here was I feeling all "end of seasonish and scrabbled!!" Glad you were comfy, and had a good rest. Cheers Kaaren