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.
Domaine de La Bastidonne in Céreste en Luberon : Very quiet property of 4.5 hectares (organic farmhouse) in the prettiest part of the Luberon.
"Gîte de France" : 3 *, 25 km from Roussillon, Bonnieux, Gordes, Manosque or Forcalquier, 70 km from Avi …see more
“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
“everything was really perfect” Very nice renovated farmhouse. Luxery . The land is fantastic with the lake and animals around . very many rabbits .
I highly recommand this for people who like countryside, calm and resting .
Family and pet friendly home with dining kitchen, large lounge with wood burning stove and snug tv room also with wood burning stove. Very spacious garden grounds with ample parking. Angus glens are accessible and good road links to Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth and local g …see more
Charming white stone farmhouse and Gite on the side of a hill, peering over a beautifully situated Roman ended 12x6 pool, 3 ha of meadow and orchard. Delazens offers privacy and tranquillity set in the 'Golden Triangle', with its rolling hills, garlanded by vi …see more
“It was a fantastic holiday” The house is a perfect place for families and friends. The garden is very big, so there is space for playing ball games. It`s a bit out of town, so nobody fells disturbed by the noise of screeming children.
If you need sh
We were five families from Sweden with children from 3-12 years of age. We really enjoyed our stay at Casanova de Ferrando. The house had everything we needed, and the garden with the pool was absolut… More
“Excellent” A beautiful farmhouse, tastefully decorated and furnished. There were so many special touches. We had the most fabulous Christmas there. The views are spectacular and just a short walk from the coast and a wonderful view over to the Orkneys
“Pembroke's Finest” BigMaca, Warrington, UK
"Having Been to Pembroke many times this Cottage has to be at the top of the list for the best Holiday cottage rental in the area. A perfect holiday base whether your into walking, cycling, surfing or
“A beautiful slice of Pembroke with style and art to match”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2015
From the moment we walked into the house we could sense that this had been done with someone with real style and an appreciation of art. As it turns out the house has been restored by the artist owner… More
Thank you for your lovely review and look forward to seeing you again in he future.
“Relaxing peaceful holiday in lovely countryside” We spent a very relaxing two weeks at La Maison Longere with our family of adults, teenagers and younger child. It is in a lovely area, nice and peaceful but only a short drive to the nearest supermarke
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
“An undiscovered gem....” 45 mins from Malaga airport and you'd think you'd landed on planet fabulous.
To say that Finca Fenix is a beautiful, boutique hideaway is an understatement. If there is such a thing as a perfect holiday then we had it. Fr
I have found it really hard to write this review because i simply could not think of the words that would do Finca Fenix justice. It was , quite simply, perfect. We travelled as a family for our firs… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave that review. We are delighted that you had such a great time staying at Finca Fenix. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! All the best Mark & Kim
“A hidden gem in the hills”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2015
Great place to chill fantastic hosts who will cater for all tastes accordingly.
Close to amenities but far enough to escape an enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings.… More
Thanks for your kind comments and hope to see you again soon. All the best Mark & Kim
“Finca Fenix Fantasia”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
Stayed from 17th to 26th July with my husband, mother (age 60ish, sorry mum) & niece (aged 11).
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel incredibly welcome with big hugs & kisses from Mark the… More
“Wonderful Le Fresne” We have just very recently returned from a months holiday at Le Fresne. Over that period of time, we have had various members of the family visit us, ranging in age from 4 to 76. Everyone of them enjoyed their time at the cottage.
Le Fresne was the perfect holiday house for families with young children. It had everything we needed to keep our tribe of 5 children under the age of 6 happy (plenty of space, toys, outdoor play, po… More
“Perfect set up for families”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2015
We spent the last week of July at Le Fresne and it was a completely relaxing place to be with our young children. Everyone can do what they are keen on (hubby watching the golf on UK TV, me reading o… More
“Very special holiday , in a delightful Gite.”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2014
We found Le Fresne on the internet , the large accommodation swimming pool and location fitted our criteria perfectly.
Karen from the outset was very professional, supplying us with maps and other vi… More
Self catering 18th Century Normandy farmhouse, set in a quiet hamlet within walking distance of l'Abbaye d'Hambye, this charming house has panoramic views over beautiful countryside.<br />Quiet family house, great for outdoor activities and cycling. …see more
“Lovely area, very comfortable house and very helpful owners next door.” The house is well equipped and very comfortable with good outside space for eating and relaxing. Supermarket and baker within walking distance. Shona and Ken are very helpful and
“A lovely, well equipped house in a a beautiful part of France”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
We stayed at Les Trois Anes for 2 weeks in July and are a family with 2 teenagers. The house is in a very peaceful hamlet within walking distance of Navarrenx. It is very well equipped, with every h… More
“Quality accommodation in ideal location.”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2012
We stayed In February to ski and search for a longer-term rental. Shona and Ken are welcoming hosts and generous with useful information on walks, restaurants, bars etc. The gite is well-equipped with… More
This charming detached farmhouse is surrounded by National Trust land in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only a stones throw from the coastal path<br />Very comfortable, well maintain coastal property , delightful cottage garden. …see more
“A very peaceful holiday” A lovely place to stay -so peaceful and quiet. Very relaxing. The garden is beautiful with pool, tennis court and other games all close by. The house was just right for us with evrything you might need. We were made to feel ve
Serenity is a recently - restored farm cottage incorporating many traditional features. A 3 bedroom farmhouse with well equipped kitchen and secluded private pool. BBQ and alfresco dining for a complete relaxing holiday. 3 min by car from the world famous Dwejra Bay.& …see more
“Lovely house in poss the best location in the area!” Amazing private location, lovely pool, big, practical well kitted out house, great for family groups with kids and friends. So much to do and see in the area, loved the wild river swimming! Owners
This is an Original main farmhouse on working farmyard. It is 4 km from National Park, on top of hill with sea views. 2km from Castle Morris. 8km from Fishguard, 12km from St Davids and County town of Haverfordwest. Traditional Farmhouse Stone built accommodation. There …see more
A light and spacious three bedroomed period property situated a stone's throw from the pretty and vibrant Medieval market town of Céret, benefiting from over two acres of private gardens and fruit orchard as well as a 10 metre pool. Town and country all in …see more
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
“brilliantly equipped and great location” We rented this farmhouse to celebrate my aunts 70th birthday. There was more than enough space for all 14 of us. The kitchen and rest of the property was well equipped and the owners have thought of everythin
Our extended family rented all four cottages and the farmhouse to attend a wedding. It was lovely. A great location and Michelle and Sue were so very helpful and accommodating. We had a few changes of… More
Thank you so much for your kind review, we hope to see you again soon.
The Estate name is Villa Calcinaia, property of one of the most famous florentine noble families, the counts Capponi, the Villa in the centre of the 600 acre estate is their summer home since 1524. The farmhouses do all have a breathtaking view over the Chianti Classico …see more
“Relaxed, comfortable & homely” Excellent service, easy to book. Lovely, homely feel to the property. Loved the facilities in the kitchen. Downstairs shower-room plumbing was a bit 'musical' but otherwise no negatives at all. For us the location was pe
Well equipped accommodations, ideal for exploring Dorset and relaxing in an area designated as having outstanding beauty. The vibrant market town of Bridport is 3 miles away and the beach and cliffs of West Bay 5 miles (of Broadchurch fame!).<br />Set in 9 acres s …see more
Beautiful spacious farmhouse with large private pool offering peace and tranquillity. Set in 14 acres of garden, meadows and woodland with glorious views. Airy and secluded yet only a few minutes drive to a charming market town. …see more
Traditional farmhouse, completely renovated, quiet and secluded, on country lane about 2 miles from the attractive town of Kenmare with excellent shops and restaurants and many amenities including golf, fishing trips, tennis and horse riding. …see more
“Great place to get away from it all in a lovely rural setting.” This is a lovely traditional house which has been tastefully renovated and is situated in the heart of the countryside amidst the vineyards. It is a very tranquil setting within an attrac
“Idyllic setting, luxury accommodation and perfect hosts”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2015
We were made to feel immediately at home as soon as we arrived - we were given a lovely traditional french welcome meal and a cold glass of local wine! Ben and Gill were such gracious hosts and noth… More
It's touching to read your kind words, we really appreciate the time you've taken to review our holiday retreat. It was a privilege to welcome you all here to our holiday retreat. I'm smiling now at the pleasure of meeting you, your sister and her two delightful daughters. We're looking forward to seeing you again next year - the pool will be ready and waiting, together with a glass of chilled white wine. Warmest wishes Gill and Ben
“A high quality gite in an interesting wine producing area”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2015
We were welcomed warmly on arrival with a lovely cake and our rooms were light airy and so stylis ! The gite is surrounded by vineyards and we were lucky to be there at harvest time! The pool is a … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and submit it - we really appreciate your kind gesture. It's made me smile to remember your visit, it was lovely you were here for the harvest. We're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us and managed to visit so many different places during your stay. What great news to hear you're intending to come back again in the future. I’ll definitely have our regular “welcome cake” baked and ready for you again .
Gill and Ben
“Wonderful, magical and fun.” We have stayed here several times - and each time we fall in love all over again, with the house, the serene and historic countryside, and the charm of small French village life. We stayed in wintertime and we love the t
We stayed in La Tavellerie for two weeks. The whole experience, from booking to departing, was first class.
We fell in love with the place as soon as we arrived, and fell in love again every day.
“Excellent house for a big group including children” A good well equipped house - good sized rooms and lots of space for children to play, watch dvds etc. Friendly people an dogs. Very good base- lots of places to visit, nice beaches, castles, towns,
As a family of six we had so much space both inside the house and out. We used the back court yard for BBQing the front lawn for ball games and our children spent evenings playing pool and table tenis… More
Thankyou for staying with us Rachel and family!
“lovely family house”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2013
a wonderful week spent in this fabulous house. Really comfortable felt very at home. House has everything you need and plenty of space for large family groups. Owner is on site so there for any querie… More
Glad you had a nice time - when the weather plays ball the beaches are the best anywhere I reckon!
Thanks for staying, welcome back anytime :)