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.
The house has no visible neighbours, and is surrounded by 4 acres of gardens and an apple orchard, within the bend of a river. We are used to receiving people in our home, as it is a centre for groups who come to do workshops or conferences here.With Solar water heatin …see more
The farmhouse CORTIJO EL GRILLO, approximately 200 years old, is typical of the traditional houses of the area, with thick walls and delightful features. Although only 5 minutes walking distance away from the main square, shops and restaurants, the house lies in an area …see more
“A true bit of French Paradise, peaceful, great pool area..Lots to do..” 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
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 n… 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
“Idyllic.......A little piece of heaven” Have stayed at this charming house twice now and will definitely be back in summertime.
It is an authentic rural France experience. The house is secluded but still just a 10 min walk to nearby town of Brecey wh
Spacious and comfortable accommodation within walking distance of all amenities. Brécey is set in some stunning countryside and, while the district is quiet and peaceful, it is not too far from anywh… More
Thank you for the review of your recent stay, we were really glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday with us so much and we look forward to you staying again soon?
“As soon as we arrived we knew we should have stayed longer”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
Charming spacious cottage with a very welcoming host.
Adults enjoyed relaxing by the fire in the evenings. Kids (9 and 11 years) enjoyed playing in the garden, and we were all extremely excited to… More
Dear Angela and Dave, I hope you enjoyed your onward journey!
Many thanks for your positive review. I look forward to perhaps welcoming you again if you should decide to make a similar trip in the future.
The elegant property is situated in a peaceful woodland setting in the village of Tornolo in Emilia Romagna close to its borders with Tuscany and Liguria. The historic city of Parma or the resorts of the Italian Riviera can be reached by train or car within an hour.< …see more
West Gallaton Farmhouse is a beautiful cottage set in the South Aberdeenshire countryside with stunning views over open rural landscape all the way to the sea. Just over 2 miles from Stonehaven, right on the National Cycle Network, our location offers the best of both …see more
“Excellent house, peaceful stay.” We enjoyed a lovely stay at this house, the house itself has been renovated to a high standard and is spacious whilst still feeling homely. The garden is perfect for children with lots of room to play and use the paddl
“Beautiful farmhouse, amazing views. wonderful owner” We had an extended family reunion with our group ranging in age from 12 to 82. We fitted into the farmhouse easily. It was spotless and had every modern luxury you could think of, with a massive kit
“Perfect house with stunning views and perfect location.”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
We had the best time at Brownes Farmhouse. Six adults and six children we enjoyed every second. Such a beautiful house with a truly wonderful feeling. Walked to a magical little cove and enjoyed th… More
“Just a great family friendly cottage with a fantastic garden for a great price.” Really lovely. Old fashioned cottage with a huge private garden tucked up a lovely French country lane. Lovely nearby quaint village with restaurant and boulangerie. C
Old style gite, well kitted-out with the added bonus of English TV. Beautiful views from all the rooms and the garden is a wonderful addition - great if you go with the kids. I think the property wou… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review of Le Hamel.
It is a wonderful place.
“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
Gorgeous granite Devon farmhouse set in beautiful Dartmoor National Park with five bedrooms and three bathrooms, it's own individual luxurious style, four posters, wood burning stoves and quirky features - the ideal setting for a family getaway or a country adventu …see more
“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
“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.
Beautifully restored traditional cortijo, stone built with wooden beams and cane roofs.
Fully furnished, uniquely designed and decorated. Well equipped, mains electricity, water. 2 bedrooms 1 double and 1 twin. Kitchen/sitting room. Lounge/TV room. Bathroom and utility …see more
“Perfect mid term break” We, 2 families from The Netherlands, stayed in Casa a Corte during the kids (6 - 11) mid term break from school (3rd week in October) . We had a lovely week with beautiful weather (21 - 25 degrees), delicious food and great com
Our holiday in Casa a Corte was delightful. The villa is in a great location up in the mountains about 45 mins from Pisa airport. The villa has three floors and was beautifully clean and well present… More
Dear Val & John
Many thanks for your kind words and delighted you all had such a nice time and managed to explore so much. We chose the location as Lucca has so much to offer and the transport system is so good, allowing you to visit so many different things. The restaurants are amazing, offering so many different Italian meals.
Best wishes, Hugh
Reviewed 30 Sep 2015
Wow! This place is incredible and is set in the most beautiful location. If you're looking for the perfect holiday, then Casa a Corte can provide that for you.
If you just want a day to unwind at… More
Thank you so much and delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself and benefitted from the wonderful warm September days. It is so relaxing sitting amongst the olive trees by the swimming pool.
I agree, Lucca is such a lovely city, voted 2nd best place to live in the world - 2015.
Best wishes, Hugh
“Magical memories forever!!”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2014
My husband, Matt, and I stayed at Casa a Corte for 5 weeks ... and they were one of the most memorable 5 weeks!! WOW … we cannot thank the owner and everyone associated with Casa a Corte, Gugliano,… More
Hi Marlis & Matt,
Thank you so much for your lovely review and for being such a nice person to discuss your holiday plans over the last year. It means a lot to us that you all had such a great time and will have happy memories & laughs for many years. We're delighted that you liked all the recommendations.
Many thanks, once again, Hugh & Hazel
“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
The choice is all yours, from houses of character built in old country style to the authentic converted farmhouses, the latter being all unique in size, shape and character. Our farmhouses are situated in different locations, all with stunning countryside views<br /& …see more
'La Grange' is a misnomer - the house has taken its name from the large barn ('en colombage') which is part of the property. The farmhouse is set in the hamlet of Maintru, close to the Avenue Verte and the River Bethune. There is a large and secure g …see more
“Fantastic holiday rental with perfect hosts!” Where do I start? I cannot praise this gem of a holiday letting enough! The accommodation was immaculately presented and equipped with everything you could possibly need for your holiday and the location i
“Lovely Cottage, Fabulous Views” We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage was as described and a clean, spacious and comfortable home from home which has been a home and so has all that you need to enjoy the house, even cook books and a wonderful librar
Brilliant. The owners were so helpful in every way. Everything you could possibly want was provided.… More
Thank you for taking the time to review Jane.
“Perfect cottage in an excellent location and extremely friendly owners too.”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
The cottage comes with everything one needs for a holiday on the Hebrides. The location is beautiful. The cottage comes with a lovely garden and is equipped with pretty much everything ranging from ki… More
“A Proper Lewis Holiday Home - Bliss!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
Stayed here with my partner, our 8 year old son and my parents. We have stayed in a few holiday lets on Lewis over the past 5 ro 6 years and can honestly say this is by far the best yet. Others may ha… More
“Excellent house and brilliant nearby treks and excursions” This really was a fantastic house. It was perfect for a large group. The group could spread comfortably on the 2 levels. We put those with kids all on the lower level all together, That save
Beautiful old farmhouse with stunning tranquil views ideal for getting away from it all. The lakes of the Haute Charente are nearby where you can swim, canoe, windsurf, sail and fish. Lots of great restaurants where you can eat great local food and drink wine at great p …see more
Un accueil chaleureux et convivial. nous louons ici depuis environ 5 ans.
La nature à deux pas et beaucoup d'espace et de découvertes pour les enfants ! ( les animaux, les chateaux, les balades ...… More
“Le Jardin at Vezins is an ideal location for a restful break, but with good tourist attractions nearby” After a busy few months we decided to take a week break in France at the end of November. We spent some time looking at different places and decide
A delightful house in a lovely rural area yet only a few minutes away from the delightful town of Ducey where there are shops, bars, restaurants and a wonderful boulangerie!
Our friendly hosts, Dawn … More
Dunmore House is the ideal holiday escape to relax and enjoy the best that the Highlands has to offer all within easy reach, from local delights to the capital city Inverness, unravel the mysteries of Loch Ness, or simply enjoy exploring our beautiful countryside.<br …see more
“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?
“A great relaxing break” Brilliant, had a very warm welcome from friendly hosts, every effort had been made to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable. The property was clean and tidy with everything we needed and more. It was on a farm with animals close
“A stunning location, property equipped to the highest level! A++”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
I stayed at Oliver Farm prior to a group getaway to Amsterdam, friends of mine being based in and around York. Not only was the property easy to find, quiet and beautifully decorated, it provided a r… More
“Lovely for a short break... wish it was longer”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2016
Had a fantastic time and the Annex is lovely. Very peaceful and comfortable, will definitely look to book it again.… More
Attractive typical old restored farmhouse with large private pool and excellent terrace and shaded areas. Perfect location with glorious views, it is set amongst olive groves and is only a few minutes walk to the village of Los Romanes with shops, bar and restaurants. …see more
“Simply superb” We joined members of our extended family for a week long stay at Dunley Farm and were absolutely delighted with the farmhouse, it's facilities but most of all the absolute warmth and hospitality of Geoff and Rebecca......and their assor
The treat of fresh bread, cake, eggs and meats was unexpected and so with the food we brought, we had much more food than we could manage. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was very well equipped and th… More
Reviewed 22 Sep 2015
Beautiful setting, fantastic farmhouse, everything you need is in the house. On arrival we had a welcome pack, a home made cake, sausages, bacon, eggs, fresh bread, jam, etc,, etc.
The owner was very… More
“Ideal mini conference centre. Great space.” We used Piper House as a base while we we working locally - staying in early Jan. We needed a large area for group activities - this house had three - and space for us the be able to get away from one anothe
“Amazing property, beautiful location - perfect for our annual university group reunion”
Reviewed 19 May 2015
We stayed at Piper House on the 15th May for 2 nights for our annual university reunion - all 19 of us! Katie was great from my first email enquiry to the morning we arrived. Nothing was too much trou… More
“Peaceful and beautiful setting”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2014
My parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary surprise party weekend was more than we could have hoped for. Everything worked out better than planned! We had a really brilliant time and thoroughly recommend… More
“Gorgeous house, beautiful location, perfect for large groups”
Reviewed 26 May 2014
A group of 17 of us rented this property for a hen weekend. The house was perfect for the group with plenty of space for us all to eat and relax together but also lots of places to hide away for those… 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
“AMAZING EXPERIENCE” I've planned this vacation since 1 year ago with my extended family, a party of 6 adults and two young boys of 9 and 12.
the farm house is great, a big bedroom for each couple, 3 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a wondeful
“Beautiful house in amazing location!” We were a group of 13 girls in our 30's away for a weekend get together. The house is beautiful and the hot tub was such a treat at the end of each day. Michelle, the host was very helpful leading up to the stay a
Renovated farmhouse. Swimming pool. Ideal for 2 or more families with children. Enclosed safe garden. Sleeps 12 people. Secure parking. Games room (incl table tennis/ pooltable). Free WiFi, TV. In the surroundings: golf, fresh foodmarkets, tennis,hiking,canoeing. …see more