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.
“As soon as we arrived we knew we should have stayed longer” 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 e
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 o… More
Thank you for your review of La Belle Etoile. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon
“You have to see this to believe it!”
Reviewed 29 Mar 2014
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?
“Beautiful cannot fault it” Myself, my fiance our daughter and two friends stayed here for a week from the 28th of Dec until the 4th of Jan. We had an absolutely fantastic time even though we spent a whole day without power, a road collapsing at one si
“Peaceful & relaxing” Well appointed property in a nice rural setting .. Has everything you need for all the family and plenty of space to play outside .. Only 20 mins drive from York .. We have family nearby and will be recommending this accoomodation
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 o… More
“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
“wonderful stay, perfect host” We had a wonderful week at Casalone during Aug2016. The house is absolutely charming, renovated with perfect taste, at the end of private road which preserves you from any noisy road or neighbours. Just note that there's
Having travelled some in the Greve region of Tuscany, we knew what to expect in terms of scenic beauty. Casalone fitted right in to the Magic of Tuscany! The house is suitable for two close families, … More
“Idyllic Getaway in the Haut Languedoc” This was our third stay at La Fumade, and I cannot say enough good things about it. The weather this time of year is stunning, the house is comfortable, spacious, beautifully renovated, and easily accommodates tw
We drove down from England, overnighting on the way, and arrived late and in the dark. The directions and sat nav coordinates could not have made this easier. The next day we woke to silence and isola… More
“Beautiful home - everything you could need for the family.”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2014
This home is perfect for the family that wants all the comforts of home in a great location! We couldn't have asked for more. It was easy to find and not far from large villages, but still secluded in… More
“Fabulous house in the hills.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
We had a great holiday. The house is perfect, everything you could need is there.The furniture is nice and the beds are so comfortable. Great value for money and plenty of room for 10 of us. You do ne… More
“A home from home. Simply stunning!” I stayed at Glan-y-Morfa with my family over Christmas and honestly could not fault it as a place to stay. The property has been done up beautifully and is incredibly well equipped. The location is perfect with stun
If you are looking for the perfect holiday retreat in peaceful and tranquil surroundings then this is the farmhouse to book. The owners have put an enormous amount of thought and effort into making th… More
We are so glad that you all had such an enjoyable stay and hope to see you again.
“Fabulous and thoroughly recommended” What a fantastic 2 weeks for my daughter's wedding in a marquee in the field. Paul and Angela were so helpful and supportive and the place is lovely. We all felt at home and didn't want to leave. A wonderful space
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse
It's not easy to find some place that will keep three generations happy, but the Gite at Rigal has everything my children, my wife and I and my mother-in-law could ask for. The gite itself is lovely … More
“Everything you could ask for”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
A lovely gite in beautiful surroundings - even with 3 small children everything was catered for - toys, books, DVDs
Really relaxing, we hope to come back next year!… More
“Wonderful relaxing Gite with everything you need for kids...!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
This was our second stay in the Gite and again we had a truly wonderful time. Chris and Jackie have thought of everything that their guests might need and especially for those with children (cot, trav… More
“An idyllic location to escape and explore” This was a return visit for us and our two children (5 and 1). We love the peaceful and safe setting of the house - the children loved running between the vines. The house itself is really well equipped. T
What a lovely weekend we had visiting Chateau Claribes! Nestled in the quiet village of Claribes, population 10, we drank the award winning organic wines of the chateau and relaxed between canoe trips… More
“Homemade wine, sunset, vineyards - perfect!”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2011
Recently renovated to a good standard, this accommodation offers lovely views over the vineyards to sit and relax over some of their home grown wine. It has 2 good size bedrooms and the bathrooms are … More
Hi. Thanks for taking the time to send your review comments. We bought a high chair, very similar to the one you recommended and it's been successfully used! Since your stay, we've installed a television and DVD/CD player. As well as the games, books and travel guides in the holiday house, visitors can also borrow DVDs from our extensive collection.
“Everything was perfect and so beautiful. Wish I was back there now.”
Reviewed 28 May 2011
Whilst visiting Gensac and St Emillion for a wedding weekend we booked Chateau de Claribes. From the moment we arrived we had such a warm welcome from Helen who owns the cottage and vineyard. We were … More
“Beautiful Location” The Farmhouse is set in lovely grounds - beautiful lawns and woods, perfect for our older children to explore on their own. The house is quite spacious, particularly the bedrooms (we had plenty of room for the travel cot in the tw
“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
“Fantastic” We had a lovely family holiday here for two weeks in August.
My daughter used the pool everyday, the villa is spotless and very spacious.
It has everything that you need to self cater, but is also a good base to explore all that malta h
“A very comfortable stay in a stunning part of the world.” We had a lovely stay at Archie's Farmhouse. There is everything a family could need and plenty of space for two small children in the house and garden behind. The two bathrooms added to the c
“Clean, elegantly furnished, well-equipped-the best kind of self catering experience.”
Reviewed 3 Feb 2014
The house was spacious, practical and clean. It had a fresh feel and a contemporary interior. Stunning location. Lots to do in rain or sun. Rock-pooling, walks, picnics, swimming and visiting local at… More
“Gorgeous little cottage in most fantastic position”
Reviewed 3 Feb 2014
We had such a great stay here. 3 nights in a really comfortable cottage. Everything we needed in cottage. Really easy with children. Friendly and helpful owners. Stunning views over the water and… More
“A unique and enchanting place” We have been going to Tuscany every summer for a while, and are used to renting houses in beautiful properties… We were not expecting to be surprised and overwelmed again by the beauty of a new place. However, Casanova (
“Amazing house in an amazing location.” Such a warm, inviting holiday home in the beautiful Eyeries.
Had an amazing stay, loved every minute of it and already booked to come back in August.
Fran couldnt do enough for us and even the sun shone!
We spent three weeks at Cappa House and we loved it from the very first moment! Incredible how spacious Cappa House is! It's located in a beautiful part of Beara where there is a lot to see and do. Th… More
Thanks for a great review, looks like ye really enjoyed Beara and of course Cappa House. Looking forward to seeing ye again in the future. Fran
“Superb accommodation with stunning views”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2014
Situated on the road to Allihies, with amazing views over mountains and sea, Cappa House is a short walk from the village of Eyeries, on the undiscovered Beara Peninsula and very conveniently located … More
Thanks guys, so glad ye enjoyed your stay in Cappa House on the Beara Peninsula
“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
“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
“A Wonderful Get-Away-From-It-All Holiday Location” We were three generations of a family ranging from 57 to 5 months. It was an ideal spot for all - for the adults to relax and unwind and enjoy quality family time - and for our grandson who could pla
“Perfect for a large group of friends or family, lots of space.” I was very pleased with my choice as soon as I got there I knew it was going to work perfectly, everyone had their own space, kids had the TV room for games and puzzles as well as TV. The