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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.
“marvellous scene, cosy house, what you see is what you get (and more)” Beara Peninsula is a beautiful part of Ireland. The nature is of an astonishing beauty. Cosy villages, nice people. A stay in Hilltop cottage completes your Irish trip. The house i
“Hilltop Cottage ist perfekt um die Küste West- Irlands zu erleben”
Reviewed 1 Jan 2013
Zweimal schon habe ich mit meiner Familie (letztes Jahr zu 5. und diesen Herbst zu 4.) Herbstferien im Hilltop Cottage gemacht und ich wünsche mir diese Zeit immer wieder, hoffentlich auch mal länge… More
“Wunderbarer Urlaub in großartiger Cottage”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2012
Das Hilltop Cottage ist ein wunderbar renoviertes Ferienhaus in einer ausgesprochen schönen Lage der Halbinsel Beara im Südwesten Irlands.
Das Haus besteht aus einer modernen funktionalen Küche, e… More
“Best holiday for years...”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
Since coming home from this trip we have fully recommended the cottage to our friends. The owner - Colette - is extremely helpful and very friendly. The cottage is better than excellent, and yes we di… More
Very kind. Thank you very much. I am honoured it was your "best holiday for years" and I hope you will come again. Hilltop is just down the road from you! Is the rose growing?
Mas Rouby is a stunning detached stone Mas (Catalan Farmhouse). Sympathetically restored to modern standards whilst maintaining the style and character of the house, with ancient beams, stone walls and original windows. Swimming pool, large enclosed garden and parking. …see more
“An exceptional house” The farmhouse is amazing! Pictures online really do not do it justice. We really love Morette House and would stay then again in a second. The home is well situated close to the centre of Portlaoise, but is private and gated so y
A charming and traditional rustic farmhouse, with dovecote/pigeonnier, dating from 1760.Au Ciel Bleu is a house full of character situated in the heart of the Gorges de L'Aveyron - beautiful rivers, medieval towns, limestone cliffs and rolling hills.
Extremely …see more
“Excellent family holiday!” Great location for a quiet relaxing family holiday. Owners extremely helpful and quick to respond to any issues or queries. House and pool very child friendly. Great holiday had by all!
“Best ever holiday!” Just had a week at La Chenaie, probably the best holiday we have ever had. Weather has been good, two days a little dull but every other hot, up to 32 degrees. Lovely and quiet but only a few minutes from Perigueux which is full of
On arrival, we were greeted as old friends, Glenn and Roma made you feel very welcome and at home. The house was furnished to a very high standard, and had everything you could possibly need including… More
“Didn't want to leave!”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2015
Wow what a lovely place, a fantastic house, very comfortable with a lovely pool and terraces which we sat out on each evening playing games and relaxing with the odd bottle of wine or 2. The surroundi… More
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
We all really enjoyed our stay at La Chenaie, it was a very relaxing time in a beautiful house and setting, the owners Glenn, Roma and Jamie made us feel so very welcome.
The house is very well pr… More
The Farmhouse has a large family kitchen with tiled floor and is equipped with: electric hob and oven, microwave, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, radio and CD player. There is plenty of kitchen space to enjoy a family meal around the old pine table.
The sitting/dinin …see more
“A beautiful home, garden and location. We couldn’t ask for more.” We have had the luxury of spending time at Les Guillamaux in 2003/4. The house, garden and pool were wonderful then - they are even better now. There are more beds to accommodate mor
“A beautiful home in a lovely, relaxing location with views to die for!”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2012
From the minute we drove up to Les Guillamaux we knew we were going to have a great holiday. The house itself is beautiful and very well equipped, the owners really have thought of everything. The chi… More
“Fabulous Group Holiday house”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2014
The house is just gorgeous. It has been restored very authentically ....rustic and comfortable. Great spaces. Everything provided, though internet connection was difficult. Countryside beautiful. Pool… More
Another VillasBarcelona property, trusted online local villa experts since 1997. The owners speak English but prefer to have me, Charlie, as their booking agent.
Intro: Can Saladrigas is a gorgeous property especially recommended for groups with children! This is a ve …see more
“Beautiful farmhouse, perfect for young children” My husband and I stayed here for a week at the end of September with our 2 year old son and were joined by our in-laws for part of the week. The farmhouse is ideally located just 5-10 minutes walk from
This farm house is a great place for children. We had three adults and three children, 1.5 years to 8 years old. There was plenty of room for all of us and everything you need for children is alread… More
We're so pleased you guys had a great stay and found the farmhouse to be suitably equipped for you all. Thank-you for your lovely review and wonderful feedback and I hope we can welcome you back to our farmhouse again in the future. I agree with you on the early morning noises - there's always something and as you say, can't really be avoided on such a small island. All the more reason to partake of an afternoon siesta!
“What a beautiful place!”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2014
We spent 2 weeks with our two kids in Dar Rahal and enjoyed every moment there.
The house itself is beautiful, spacious, full of character, well-equipped. The small pool is really a plus to help coo… More
Thank-you for your glowing review. We're glad you had an enjoyable time at our farmhouse and found it to be perfect for your needs. Thank-you also for your feedback with regard to the transfer process, directions and getting keys - it's always good to hear that these are hitting the mark. I'm pleased you enjoyed the welcome pack too. I hope we can welcome you back again in the future.
“Fantastic relaxing stay”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
Stayed at Dar Rahal for a week in July... Beautiful farmhouse in a lovely village with some great restaurants and an excellent supermarket within walking distance. The house has nicely decorated rooms… More
Thank-you for your lovely review. I'm glad you had a lovely stay and enjoyed our farmhouse and the conveniences of the restaurants and facilities in Xaghra. I hope we can welcome you back again in the future for another relaxing stay.
“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
“A haven of peace in an idyllic rural setting” If you are looking for peace and quiet interrupted only by the gentle cluck of hens or bleating of sheep, then this is the place for you. There was a warm welcome from Clare and Laurence, complete with del
“Lovely cottage in beautiful rural Devon with helpful and friendly owners”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2012
This property is very well equipped and located in an exceptionally beautiful part of the country. On arrival we were given a warm welcome by the owners, who live next door. Inside the cottage, a wine… More
Thank you very much for the great feedback hope to see you again.
Laurence & Clare & family.
“Lovely Family friendly get away!”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
I had an urge to get away from London so found myself looking for a cottage for a week. I took my best pal and her little lad with me so needed somewhere toddler friendly that was close to beaches and… More
Thank you very much for the great feedback hope to see you again.
Laurence & Clare & family.
Reviewed 28 Nov 2016
A fantastic property in a wonderful quiet location. Welcoming owners and a delicious lemon drizzle cake adding that personal touch. Hope to return soon.… 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
“A peacefull place in a magic island” Ginette's rental is really nice, in the walls of several centuries, we were welcomed in the best comfort. Full kitchen, perfect for cooking Mediterranean food, a refreshing swimming pool with sun beds to rest, a ba
“Great location for relaxing or exploring, lovely Gozitan farmhouse”
Reviewed 14 May 2014
I’ve just returned from a week on Gozo with a group of friends (five in total) at this lovely farmhouse in Xaghra. It was large enough to give us space to be apart, yet also to eat together at eith… More
I was so glad to hear that you and your friends had such a good time at the farmhouse. I guess the pool would be just a little chilly at the start of May, so well done for getting in!
The farmhouse is deceptively spacious and yet still cosy and characterful at the same time. The large rear deck area with plentiful seating and dining is certainly one of the farmhouse's delights.
We hope to see you again soon.
“Lovely converted farmhouse with private pool and separate annex, within 5 minutes walk of centre of Xaghra”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2015
Excellent accommodation in interesting town.
Just avoid the week we went, which coincided with their annual festival on Sept 8th. For a period of 4-5 days, the place was rammed with people and c… More
Thank you so much for your helpful review. I am glad that you found the farmhouse to your expectations and hope very much it gave you some solace from the feast activities. The feast of 8 September is the biggest on Gozo and the last one of the season and so I can imagine how busy and vibrant it became. It's not for everyone though to be fair and I shall take your feedback on board and update my details on the Holiday Lettings website so that future guests can make an educated choice on this week. I hope it didn't upset your stay too much and hope to see you again next year. Ginette.
“Rest and relaxation”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2015
After 8 weeks of very busy travelling it was lovely to be able to stay in a self contained farmhouse, where you could cook for yourself, swim in a pool without the rest of the hotel or cruise ship wat… More
Thank you for your lovely review and I'm so glad you had such a wonderful stay at Razzett Ta' Marija. It is true that the farmhouse has everything you need, it's an ideal place for R&R. It is good advice regarding the bus time-tables as they do change seasonally. In addition to the time-tables at the stops you can also take the most recent time-table from the bus office, which is located at the main bus terminus in Victoria. I hope your trip back to Australia went well.
Beautiful mid-1800s converted stone farmhouse. Three bedrooms, sleeps eight.
Twelve kilometres from Bergerac, and just five kilometres from the renowned Chateau and vineyards of Monbazillac. Also close to the medieval Bastide towns of Issigeac and Eymet.
The house …see more
The beautiful two storey Coach House is a self-catering holiday let that sleeps 8 people and is situated in the picturesque grounds of the Bragborough Hall estate - perfect for families or a group of friends to enjoy a special break together, with lots to do on the farm …see more
“A peaceful, stylish and comfortable home for a really relaxing family holiday” We had a wonderful stay at La Vieille Ferme in August. The house is beautiful, stylishly decorated with art throughout, with lovely cool stone floors. It is tucked down a
“Arriving at La Vieille Ferme we gave a deep, relaxing sigh while saying "Ah,oui!"”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2013
It was everything we expected and much more. The photo's, while beautiful, do not do this spacious yet cosy property justice. We cannot say enough about this conveniently located yet peaceful, tranqui… More
“Beautiful and tranquil with everything we could wish for on tap!”
Reviewed 26 Jan 2013
This is obviously a second home rather than a holiday let - it's so comfy and perfectly designed. We spent mornings lolling in cafes and mooching around markets, afternoons by the pool, cocktail hour … More
“Absolutely perfect holiday - the house is lovely, the pool is great and the area has lots to do”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
We stayed at La Vieille Ferme in 2011 and again in 2012 because we had such a lovely time the first year. The house is really lovely, beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. We especially lov… More
“Book this now!” I recently spent a wonderful weekend here with ten girl friends. We try to get away together at least once per year to catch up and relax. I can honestly say its the best rental we've ever had. Nothing was too much trouble for the own
“Simply enchanting” We rented the house for a family birthday and we had a wonderful time in Provence. The property is fantastic with a nice garden and heated pool. We organized a party for my mum's birthday and the homeowner helped us with catering se
“Welcome to country luxury and comfort in a Provencal village!”
Reviewed 28 May 2012
I have been bringing small groups of women to France and Italy for the past 10 years. This was my first time at St. Roch and I will certainly return with my next women's group. The villa is beautifu… More
PEN Y GRAIG is a comfortable, spacious C19th farmhouse divided into two Wings (The Front Wing & Back Wing) each sleeping 4 + cot. The Loft B&B barn apartment is available for two adults and in an adjacent outbuilding.
The FRONT WING has wonderful sea views is q …see more
“Special house in an amazing location” Eleven adults stayed at Snowden House, from Friday to Monday, early February for which the house was easily big enough. We had an amazing time and spent much of it soaking up the awe-inspiring views all around us.
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
The cottage is at foot of local fells,village shop and pubs ,which all do fantastic meals to suit all people,excellent walks for dogs ,and a lovely quiet walk in to the town centre.<br />PLEASE BRING YOUR OWNS,I CAN PROVIDE IF YOU NEED TO. …see more
“Amazing!” 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!
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
“Excellent - 100% Perfect”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2011
We enjoyed a fabulous holiday at Yeo Farm. Despite booking stupidly late, our request was handled peerlessly and in the most accommodating and friendly manner. The property exceeded our expectations: … More
Ancient country house surrounded by centenarian trees and deep in the rolling hills of Tuscany, allowing you to enjoy a wonderful panorama over the evocative neighboring scenery. Dating back to 1800, it has been recently restored and converted into a very nice and comfo …see more
5 minutes drive to reach the center of Fabriano, a beautiful medieval city renown for the production of paper and watermark. Do not miss a visit to the Museum of Paper and Watermark. 15 minutes you can reach the beautiful Frasassi caves.<br />Staying at “La …see more
“Fabulous” 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 outside area which provides both sun and shade
“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
“Another great stay”
Reviewed 25 May 2014
This was our second stay. We love the house and area and will be back again very soon. Perfect holiday rental for our 3 year old. … More
Detached farmhouse, quiet and secluded, on the slopes of Peakeen Mountain facing south with far reaching views to the Caha Mountains. About 4 miles from the attractive town of Kenmare with excellent shops and restaurants and many amenities. …see more
“Characterful farmhouse in the heart of Central Portugal” Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Facilities in the property excellent. Within close proximity to river beaches, lake swimming and water park . Pool a welcome addition in the hot weather. Property rece
“super comfortable and relaxing house in quaint village”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
we had a great stay here- Viv and Phil are really warm and friendly and explain the house and its workings really well. The house is in a small quaint village (even has old fashioned deliveries of gro… More
Thank you, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, as you say it is a great base if you want to explore the area. You could have gone to Porto or Aveiro on the train from Mortagua if you didn't fancy the drive, it only takes an hour. We hope to see you again in the future. Viv
“What a magical place!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2014
When we saw the photos on the website, we knew we were going to be staying somewhere special but when we got there we couldn't believe how amazing it really was, the place is magical! We were greeted … More
“Perfect holiday happy memories!!”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2014
I stayed here in august 2013 with freinds. The house is lovely. It was festival season and there was lots going on including a week long festival in Mortagua with lots of food stalls selling traditi… More
Charming 18th century hilltop farmhouse, rural Dordogne, set in rollings hills. Four beautiful double bedrooms plus kids dormitory upstairs (sleeps 6). Large living room with open fire and grand piano and massive kitchen. Stunning 10m swimming pool set in 11 acres of …see more
A lovely covered outside dining area provides a wonderful setting to enjoy your lunch or evening meal. The enclosed front garden is a great sun trap and great to while away a lazy afternoon or if your feeling energetic why not explore the rear garden and fields .<br …see more
“Amazing!” We have been staying in gites all over France for years and this is by far one of the best. The house is very well equipped, very clean and has plenty of space. There are a number of places to sit outside and eat/enjoy a drink. The pool is w
We have just (reluctantly!) returned from 2 weeks in this glorious home - it's a comfortable, homely and relaxing place to be. Sitting by the pool in the evening watching the Pyrenees, listening to t… More
It was a pleasure having you at our home in France.
Thanks your kind comments about A Puntos, I am delighted you enjoyed the property, the gardens and also the cycling.
Finally, thanks for leaving the property in such good condition. We would be delighted to have you back.
“Fantastic place, great location”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2015
What an beautiful house and great location! We had a wonderful time here over our 2 week stay. The spacious grounds are extremely well kept and the pool is marvellous. Towards the end of our stay the … More
thanks very much for the comments. That's very kind of you.
We loved having you at the property and would like to say that you are very welcome back.
“Lovely house, gorgeous pool with amazing views”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2015
Property is as described and the quality of the accommodation is excellent. Friendly owners and their lovely dog in adjacent house. It's ideal for a lazy poolside holiday. It is a long drive for a … More
Thanks very much for your kind comments.
We are delighted you enjoyed yourselves and I would like to say that you are welcome back anytime.
Village House with Orchard Stara Moravica, Vojvodina, SerbiaThis lovely house in a fascinating location is available for rent. A fully renovated traditional village house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/dining room, comfortable reception, spacious hallway and cell …see more