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.
Welcome to this typical farmhouse in the Alpes Mancelles ( North Sarthe, South Normandy) renovated by ourselves. In our self-cattering gite, you'll spend a good time with friends or family as it offers 4 bedrooms one of which is on the ground floor, ideal for disa …see more
On the top of a green hill, just 15 minutes from the sea and close to the characteristic medieval villages of Marche, we can find a farmhouse finely turned into a delightful "Country House". An ideal destination to visit places that were of "Piceni" …see more
Child friendly ; Car essential; Air conditioning;
This fabulously presented property is situated in the sleepy village of Razac de Sassignac on the Dordogne, Gironde and Lot et Garonne borders only a 5 minute drive away from the lovely market town of Ste Foy La Grande where you have a fantastic choice of supermarkets, …see more
Set in peaceful rural surroundings,with its own garden and long, tree lined drive, Bodfan is an ideal holiday home for grandparents, parents, children and their pets. The large rooms allow everyone to have their own space yet come together for family activities. Bodfan …see more
We stayed here for a week at the end of may. Our group of 5 adults, one child, two greyhounds and a dalmation had a wonderful time. Lovely house, kind owner who could not have been more helpful. The… More
“Beautiful house & garden in extremely peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
Very spacious house with all amenities including the "little" things like a decent hoover, hangers in all the cupboards, lots of sofas in the lounge, beautifully kept garden etc.. set in really tranq… More
“Great house, well stocked & very accommodating hosts, a must visit.”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
The house is in a very central location. It has a lot of beds, a spacious house. we found the house clean and tidy with everything we needed. The hosts helped us with whatever we needed.… 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
jan, feb, mar £400 2 people. £500 8 peopleVIEWS OVERLOOKING SPECTACULAR COASTLINE.This charming, traditional farmhouse is reached via private drive, set within 300 acres of farm land, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.A footpath from the f …see more
First of all, we were very lucky with the weather. Hottest week of the year so we were able to eat all our meals outside. We picked the house because of the conservatory in case of bad weather but e… More
“Fabulous Farm House”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
Port Isaac Horizon Farm House, is an immaculate farm house. A real home from home and more. We had a wonderful week staying at the farm house. It's conservatory is a real aid to complete relaxation… More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Bobie is situated just over 1km away from the pretty village of Duras in the Lot et Garonne - the heart of France's wine and gastronomic region. Bobie offers a perfect setting for relaxing, yet has easy access to the weekly market, numerous restaurants, shops and …see more
Casa Pastano is a spacious and elegantly restored farmhouse with panoramic views of the Taro Valley and Appenine mountains.Relax on the large sun terrace of the private apartment, or explore the villages and countryside to sample the famous local food such as parmesan c …see more
This fabulous 12th century Swedish designed farm house and fomer hunting lodge is set deep in the heart of the Avon valley and is surrounded by wooded valleys and flowing waters, it is a nature lovers paradise. The property interiors have been designed to offer you and …see more
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
Just 300m from the charming Provençal village of Oppède in the Vaucluse, this beautifully-restored property with private swimming pool and spacious, enclosed garden offers enormous appeal. It is the perfect choice for a holiday, thanks to its excellent facilities as w …see more
My husband and I travelled to the area with another couple to cycle. Our stay at Le Clos de Fontcouverte was wonderful. The home is tastefully decorated, very clean and had all the amenities require… More
Thanks for all you have written. You are marvelous guests. We wish to still have you with us.
“Super house, great location, friendly owners !”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
Many thanks to Angelo and Patrizia for their warm welcome and assistance during our stay. A lovely house - beautifully equipped and furnished - and a
fist class well-maintanined pool.
Very highly… More
It were very pleasant to know you, and your suggestions have been very useful to improve our house. We wish to be able to meet us soon.
“Picture perfect Provence.”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2012
This house is absolutely stunning and in a fantastic location. The views are beautiful. You can walk to the sweet little town of Oppede where you will find a delicious cafe, butcher's and bakery. T… More
We are very happy to have them known and to have had them as our guests. They are exceptional and very respectful people. You will be always welcome.
In the middle of the country with no other noise than the bird songs, but 5 minutes from a Michelin 1 star restaurant, Le Hosse can accommodate all your desires. The house is large enough to give privacy, but intimate enough to have an "atmosphere". A very lar …see more
Pucci Country House is made of 10 bedrooms. Carefully furnished, they keep the charm and warmth of the typical houses of this place, with a marvellous view on the hills of Umbria. There is a TV set, a fridge, heating and air conditioning. Some have a cooking corner ( …see more
The house is in a beautiful setting close to the white washed mountain village of Los Romanes on the western shores of Lake Vinuela, with fantastic views over the surrounding mountains. Cosy single storey 2 bedroom home with a separate one bedroom apartment downstairs. …see more
Our party consisted of My wife myself our late teenage kids and one of their friends.
We stayed at Casa Pena Hierro for one week, before moving on to one of Carlas' other properties in the area.
Ferme Maillet is a self catering holiday retreat for skiers, hikers, country lovers and active families. Rural location in a peaceful valley. The entirely renovated farm offers accomodation for up to 8 people.We bought the Farmhouse in 2011 and renovated it in the winte …see more
Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Pet friendly;
Oakview offers a roomy, comfortable fully renovated self contained 1945 farm house set on a 200 acre cattle grazing property in the picturesque Mary Valley, Queensland, Australia. Just 2hrs drive north of Brisbane.The peace, serenity and natural rural charm of Oakview w …see more
Beautiful detached farmhouse property decorated to a high standard with views of Snowdonia. This is a wonderful four double bedroom property, in addition 1 bedroom has ensuite bathroom with shower. Two of the bedrooms are great family rooms as they have an additional si …see more
“Perfect location, beautiful house, excellent hospitality by owner.”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2014
The location was perfect for sightseeing, beach walks and for walking in snowdonia. The house was modern and clean and had everything we needed with amplespace and great views. We also had a welcome h… More
Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Welcome to our farm in Bizeljsko, Slovenia. OUR FARM is a 100 sqm large, completely equipped house in the village of Bizeljsko in the hart of Kozjansko park, which is located in the eastern Slovenia, on the south of Styria and along the Croatian border. The well-preser …see more
Kamerkloof is a Guest Farm located in the Baviaanskloof Hartland area that is widely recognized for its extraordinary biodiversity, human history and uniqueness. Our heartfelt hospitality, carefully restored historical houses, exquisite setting and amazing eco-experienc …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Beautifully restored, this contemporary 18th century farmhouse is perfect for family holidays.
Complete with 3 double bedrooms, a single room/study, two lounges, 3 bathrooms and a generous family kitchen.
The beautifully landscaped gardens include a 14m swimming po …see more
We extend to everyone a really warm welcome, we offer you good Farmhouse Accommodation, with a family atmosphere.
Part of our Farmhouse dates back to the 16th century, with inglenook fireplaces, beams & flag stone floors, take the opportunity to relax unwind and enjoy …see more
The south-east facing Gite offers on its ground floor a farmhouse style kitchen with cooker, two fridges, microwave, kettle, and toaster, chefs' knives, cutlery and crockery. Two free laundry service washes per week are offered.
The dining room has a two metre long tabl …see more
“Look no further you have found the perfect gite in the perfect location”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
Well what can I say, this gite exceeded all my expectations and I can honestly tell you that I will be back next year. The owners will give you the warmest welcome and not only will you fall in love … More
Reviewed 27 Jul 2016
What a fantastic time we have just had in La Fermette. There is loads of living space both inside and out. Our children all loved spending hours in the swimming pool. La Fermette is in a rural positio… More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Les Noyers is a beautiful restored farmhouse with 1 double and 2 twin bedded rooms with 2 showers rooms. There is a lounge with the original oak beams and Charantese stone fireplace with the original tiled floor. A wooden staircase leads to the three bedrooms and showe …see more
Ideal for a family or two couples, this property is a separate wing of a traditional Provencal house, and guarantees a relaxing holiday in a secluded location.
The property is set over an 88m2 wing of a larger house, but has its own private entrance, terrace and garden …see more
The Farmhouse has a large family kitchen with tiled floor and is equipped with: electric hob and oven, microwave, 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/dining room …see more
Farmhouse (sleeps 5 adults + cot)
Changeover day is sunday in high season. We can discuss other arrival/departure days but it depends on the season/guest requirements. Pets welcome.
Welcome to "THE FARMHOUSE" at Walnut Farm, 12 acres of private meadows, woodland & g …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Fabulous rural farmhouse near Mirepoix in the beautiful Ariege. Finished and furnished to a high standard, this 4 bedroomed property has a heated pool and large deck. The farmhouse, deck and pool have fantastic views over rolling countryside to the Pyrenees. There are …see more
Ask owner if suitable for children; Pet friendly;
Patricia specialises in comfort at Cullintra House. The blankets are wool and the duvets & pillows are feather and down. The mattresses are firm pocket sprung or the equivalent. She is an accomplished artist, cook and flower arranger. Her home is renowned for its leisur …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
The old farmhouse, now completely restored, offers customers a homely atmosphere, and is always ready to welcome those who need to relax.Five wide double rooms, all ensuite finely furnished and with a fine view are available. One or two extra beds may be added, if neces …see more
Set within ten hectares, bordered by woodland with vast meadows and a well stocked orchard, Delazens has accommodation for 12 between the farmhouse and gite. A stunningly renovated, contemporary gite with open plan kitchen and living space downstairs, stepping out to a …see more
Now taking bookings for 2017. Be quick to guarantee the week(s) you want. We have now finished our 3rd year renting out this fantastic house and have had great feedback from everyone who has stayed. Flexible rates and dates available depending on group size and number o …see more
We knew from the description and photos that this would be good, but on arrival we were totally gobsmacked by the location, quality, and attention to detail that the owners have provided. To have cr… More
Reviewed 6 Aug 2013
We stayed here in July/August 2013 and had a great time. The property is fantastic and the owners really went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The bedrooms, pool area and kitchen were favou… More
“A very special place! Luxury accommodation in a fab location with stunning views.”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
Thank you Lynn & Richard, we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The bedrooms are so amazing that we couldn't decide which to sleep in and there are so many gorgeous places inside and out … More
This restored farmhouse/Villa is situated in large grounds with private pool,on the outskirts of Monclar d'Agenais near Villeneurve-sur -lot,in the Lot -et -Garonne South west France.Unwind in our relaxing peaceful countryside and swim away those worries in our la …see more
Camirout is a house with everything that you could need for a wonderful holiday. Enough equipment to cook for everyone inside and outside on the barbeque. Everything is very
clean and comfortable a… More
Reviewed 4 Sep 2011
We had a fantastic time, the villa is extreamly beautiful and most importantly very clean. The pool and pool area are lovely and there is plenty of sunbeds.
The vendors are very friendly and will hel… More
Reviewed 20 Jul 2011
Holiday trip for family of two adults and two teenagers. Absolutely lovely house, spotlessly clean, had all necessary kitchen utensils, appliances etc., very friendly and helpful hosts, plenty of tour… More
Thanks for your review, it brought our attention to our twin bedded room! We have been working on it this winter so hopefully find it suitable for Adults as well as children !
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Endmoor House - Newly built farmhouse sleeping eight in two double and two twin bedrooms. Three rooms are en-suite and the fourth has an adjoining bathroom. Large family living room with triple aspect and views across countryside. Comfy leather sofas and feature firep …see more
We have just enjoyed a three night break at Endmoor Farm, staying with three other couples in the farmhouse.
The whole building has been built and finished to an exceptional standard and is equipped … More
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you another time!