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.
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
“Amazing weekend in west cork” Myself and my 4 friends stayed in this lovely cottage for a weekend. The owner was really helpful in booking and got back to us really quickly and the directions were really easy to follow from Cork.
We were all blown
“Excellent - would recommend!” Great property! Lovely private courtyard, very well equipped kitchen, comfy sitting area with new sofas. Wifi, games and DVD player included. All very clean and beautifully furnished.
Very spacious - although there was
“Fantastic Holiday” A superb gite in a great location. The gite was everything we hoped for and more. We both felt so at home and relaxed there and would highly recommend Le Regnac to all. Jan was a brilliant host who ensured our stay was very enjoyabl
Le Reynac is a lovely house, very well equipped and spacious. The barn acts as a great games room, perfect for all weather. A car is essential but there is plenty to do within a short drive. The be… More
Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, … More
“The most relaxing weekend ever - thank you!”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
We have just left The Acorns and have already booked our next visit! The cottage is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need during your visit. It is warm and cosy, home-like but w… More
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We visited The Acorns in June 2012. Weather wasn't great, but the same couldn't be said for the accommodation and the Hosts.When we arrived we automatically felt relaxed and started to unwind. We all … More
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc
Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!… More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2012
We were able to have our whole family together, ranging in ages from 3 months to 78 years old, plus 1 dog & there was something for all of us. Amazingly comfortable accomodation, glorious scenery & lo… More
“Wonderful base to enjoy South Devon”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2012
We had a great time and were happy to let the kids go off by themselves to explore and cycle in safe, interesting surroundings. I even managed to catch a small Salmon (which I returned) and a Sea Trou… More
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t
We stayed at Bushcombe House Farm for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. We were over from Perth Australia and met up with our three grown up children and extended family at the house. … More
We are delighted you had a good holiday , we hope to see you again
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2014
We had a cousins get together at this property and we loved it. Lots of space, very clean and the most amazing views. We were lucky enough to be there while the Cheltenham racecourse was having its fi… More
Thank you for the kind feedback
We hope to see you again
“Stunning views, immaculate house - highly recommend”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2014
The house is situated on a hill so the views are stunning. When we arrived there were flowers on the kitchen table and milk, wine and juice in the fridge - a welcome we weren't anticipating but very m… More
“Lovely farmhouse” Well equipped , spacious farmhouse with the terrace on the upper floor offering plenty of sun or shade as preferred and the pool for cooling off after sightseeing. The private courtyard with it's jacuzzi was an added luxury much enjo
“Great stay in rustic farmhouse with plenty of room” We had a great stay end of February and everything was as described.
We had plenty of room to spread out in the farmhouse in a small hamlet on the mountainside .
We enjoyed our stay and everyt
An absolutely beautiful location with easy access to many local attractions which abound. As you would expect in this rural area you need a car. A simple spacious and well equipped property. Lots of… More
“A well equipped chalet situated in a rural setting with superb views”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2012
The chalet is well situated for those who enjoy being in a quiet hamlet while being central enough to enjoy the mountains and sight seeing via a short car journey. The views from the front door are su… More
Reviewed 19 Jun 2012
2 adults and four teenagers stayed at this house for a weeks skiing.
The house was ideal and the location was close to the slopes.
Peter was a great host and everything went smoothly despite some ex… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Drymen
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“Beautiful and welcoming” Our stay at templea cottage was amazing from the moment we walked through the door. Meeting Jeanette and being welcomed into the beautiful cottage, which was immaculate, clean and very homely, and everything you needed for our
The cottage is very well equiped. Bedrooms are lovely and comfortable.The bathroom is wide and spacey.Livingroom beautiful and cozy. I've enjoyed every second of my stay .… More
Thank you for your kind review of our holiday cottage. We work very hard to make it perfect for our guests.
“Perfect home away from home”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2015
Our 5 nights at Templelea Farm has just been perfect. We could not have wanted for anything. We were met at the house by the host and welcomed with a tour of the house. The house is equipped with e… More
Thank you for your kind review of our holiday cottage. We work very hard to make it perfect for our guests. I am glad that you liked the cake. Yes, the cottage is located in a great central location.
“Comme dans l'annonce - Charmant, très grand, nickel”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2015
Parfaitement bien accueilli par Jeanette, la propriétaire de lieux et très bien guidé par téléphone par son fils.
Magnifique maison sise dans une ferme, magnifiquement bien entretenue, parfaitem… More
Thank you for your kind review of our holiday cottage. We work very hard to make it perfect for our guests.
“Utter perfection” The most beautiful of views, the comfiest of beds, a brilliant pool and a generally relaxed atmosphere combine to create a perfect holiday rental. We love Sogni Dei Santi and return often, visiting with a large group of friends and f
We really enjoyed our stay here. The house is big enough to manage lots of people and had everything we needed. Nothing was difficult to work out and it was like being home from home in that sense. Th… More
“As long as it's available, we will keep coming back.”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2015
A beautiful, comfortable and spacious home with everything you could need for a memorable stay in Le Marche. We travel all over Italy but have yet to find a location that we prefer.… More
“Sogni dei Santi way exceeded our expections and we can't wait to go back.”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2012
We stayed at Sogni dei Santi for October half-term with our five children and another family with three children and there was more than enough room for us all.
The house has been beautifully restore… More
“Just What We Needed” We did want to write to you and say a big thank you for allowing us the pleasure of staying in your lovely holiday home. Ta Rena was ideal for us enabling a relaxing time in very comfortable surroundings. Pretty much everything we
“Perfect base for staying in Gozo - a real home from home!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2012
We have just returned from staying at Ta' Rena for 11 wonderful and HOT days! Ta' Rena is a real home from home and an ideal base for travelling round the island of Gozo and for trips to Comino and M… More
“Wonderful location, wonderful views!”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
We had a fabulous stay in Ta Rena in early April 2012 and I'd recommend staying here to anyone!
The house is arranged on three floors (2 bedrooms on the ground floor, the main bedroom (ensuite), … More
“Peace, charm and serenity”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2011
What a beautiful house to take a well earned break. The view from the balcony is absolutely breaktaking especially as the sun sets. All rooms are very confortable with aircon in bedrooms when it is … More
“Lovely family holiday” We were a four generation holiday party 6 in total. The eldest 88 the youngest, 2 years. The accommodation is very good. Very comfortable beds. Good showers and plenty of hot water. My grandson was well catered for eg playho
Superb cottage in a lovely , very quiet rural setting. Only 5 minutes by car to Matlock & there's absolutely loads of walks and places to visit within an hours drive, including the Chatsworth estate. … More
“Relaxing weekend away from it all”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
I have stayed at many cottages in the past and this has got to be one I have stayed in for the size of group. This is well placed for the Matlock and surrounding areas. This cottage can sleep 6 adults… More
“Fabulous, peaceful cottage with a lot of character”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
It was a last minute booking, the owner Shelley was very accommodating and welcoming. We loved how peaceful and out the way the cottage was, it had beautiful views and we would very much like to retur… More
“Stunning property in idyllic location” we loved our time in this spacious, well equipped property. Great pool for relaxing days but close to the motorway to explore surrounding area. We enjoyed a day in Malaga, a beach trip to Toro Del Mar, dinner ov
A a beautiful spacious house, very clean and well equipped with idyllic views.It includes all the necessities required to have an enjoyable stay. There is a swimming pool and a lovely gardened outsid… More
“Gorgeous, secluded holiday home in the beautiful Andalucian hills”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
We spent a great week at this fabulous finca in the hills North of Malaga. The house is exactly as described on the website, which if anything doesn't do full justice to the beautiful views from every… More
“Magnificent Views and Superb House”
Reviewed 31 May 2014
Sometimes when you select a property the photos advertising it are better than the real thing and you end up a little disappointed...that is certainly not true with casa Jose Ramon. The house is wonde… More
“Absolute Bliss” Back again, last here in 2013. We traveled with our 7 year old son and another couple. While the weather was disappointing Chez Chavlier was not. A great base to head for for day trips. We went to a near by Le Chateux des Enigmes in Po
“A true bit of French Paradise, peaceful, great pool area..Lots to do..”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
Where do I start, my husband and our four year old boy stayed here for a week in June. This property is on 2 acres, my little boy could walk to 'visit the hens' then walk and pick 3 strawberries - one… More
“An absolute gem!”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
If it is a french rustic experience you are looking for then this is for you. We spent one week of our lives in a dream house providing an unforgetable experience. Located only 10 minutes from the Gi… More
“Beautiful accommodation with individuality and style”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
We stayed in this renovated farmhouse during August with 3 younger children & 2 teenagers. The setting is quiet & peaceful, in a small hamlet surrounded by fields of vines & sunflowers. The house offe… More
“Perfect holiday home, everything you could possibly need” Beautiful, spacious holiday home in an idyllic location.
We spent 4 nights there over the the May school break with extended family and it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy all Anglesey
“Best cottage we have ever stayed in!” The cottage was perfect, the views amazing. Owners very friendly. We loved it so much we have rebooked for next year, first time we have gone back to the same place twice.
Came here with a group of old uni friends. What a gorgeous place to stay. Very remote but such beautiful landscape. House is very well equipped including wifi! . Lovely stylish interiors, sensitively … More
“Lovely” Lovely coach house, it was clean and spacious, perfect for a couple or small family. Lots of activities a short drive away(mini golf,cinema,beach,theatre,lake,country walks. Definitely recommend and will be coming back
“The Farmhouse was a comfortable, peaceful hideaway for our R&R” Nigel and Suzanne made us very welcome again and our stay in the Farmhouse was exactly what we wanted. The house is well appointed with everything we needed for a comfortable holiday and
“Great cottage - except for the showers!” Stayed here for a walking weekend with friends and it's in a brilliant spot with stunning views, especially if you are lucky with the weather as we were.
We like to cook as a group and found the kitchen really
The house itself is great, its got the quirkiness of an old house but up to date in terms of facilities. Great view from the hot tub!
Up the road is the starting point for the best tracks up Snowd… More
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
We were a group of 5 couples staying in Snowdonia to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday.
Finding the house was easy and made even easier by the owners Jim and Anne covering the exterior of the house w… More
“Comfortable, welcoming house, ideal for family getaway”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
I stayed at Snowdon house with the whole family (kids (ages 4 to 6) parents and grandparents). The house was large enough to accommodate us all without feeling at all squashed - the big kitchen and di… More