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.
“A beautiful, peaceful little get away” A lovely little cabin located on a farm peaceful tranquil with only the bull in the field next door company it's really nice and a good base to explore the Pembrokeshire countryside.
“Absolutely stunning” Went to the cabin for 3 nights at valentines and it was amazing! So cosy and the most beautiful views. Sauna and hot tub were a fantastic addition to the stay, will definitely be back soon.
Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.… More
“Perfect cabin for a winter break”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2016
The cabin was better than expected, very clean with all the basic amenities. Surrounding area was very quiet and private. The hot tub was so good we never had time to have a shot in the sauna. The hot… More
“absolutely amazing, great value for money”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2016
my fiancee and i stayed here for the second time in 6 months because the lodge and surroundings are that good. it's the perfect retreat and having stayed in similar accommodations we can firmly say t… More
“Beautiful views” We had a brilliant time , there were loads to do althrough you gad to travel to get to them , kids enjoyed themselves weather was fantastic and the views from the cabin were beautiful
stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. s… More
“Fab weekend” Just got back today from blue tit lodge and already looking to book again next year beautiful lodge with great facilities. Very well furnished fabulous location had a great time with great friends highly recommended
Second time we have been to Bluetit, it has everything you need for an excellent break - from relaxing in the spa to the more energetic trampoline and WII. It makes a fab place for myself and 7 lady f… More
Really glad you enjoyed your return visit to Bluetit Lodge.
Thank you very much for leaving the lodge in a great state. Its guests like you that makes it worth while renting the lodge out. Hope to see you again
“Fantastic lodge in a great location with everything you need”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2013
Debbie and Dean were very helpful and informative throughout the whole booking process.
On arrival, the lodge was immaculate and we were over the moon with the location and facilit… More
Thank you very much for your great review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to maybe seeing you again.
“fantastic break - clean,tidy,relaxed, everything you could wish for!!”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2013
I booked Bluetit lodge for my friends 30th birthday and there were 10 of us in total. I was worried at first we might get bored and be struggling for things to do - how wrong I was!! We didn't have en… More
Thank you very much for your very positive review. Also thank you for taking care of the lodge as if it was your own, we really appreciate it.
We look forward to seeing you again.
“Rural comfort” A spacious and comfortable and modern "cabin" with good size garden and a quiet location.
A warm welcome from the owners. The lanes around are pretty narrow and there are no local shops, but Falmouth has good supermarkets as have Helst
“A picturesque cottage in an idyllic location , perfect for a quiet break”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
My wife and 2 young children were looking for a quiet location in Cornwall we could use as a base to visit various places in the surronding area, when we arrived we were greated kindly and everything … More
“Superb in every respect!”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2013
What's not to love about this fabulous cabin? A beautiful setting in an extremely private and peaceful location, sufficiently off the beaten track for completely getting away from it all, yet within e… More
“Lovely cosy country bolthole-perfect for exploring Cornwall”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
My partner, my 7 month old baby boy and I all had a fabulous time @ Lowenna. The beautiful lodge is a perfect base from which to either relax in a wonderful peaceful environment or to explore Cornwall… More
We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay at Lowenna. The secluded setting does help everyone who stays to relax and unwind. We are always available at anytime you need some advice or direction, but if it's a quiet and peaceful time you wish to have, we will leave you to enjoy the song of the birds and the gentle wild life that surrounds you.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre
2 5 Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.2 km
“Just Perfect” Fantastic holiday, beautiful location, lots of fantastic walks with plenty of amazing views from every angle. There is a good range of places to eat that take wet muddy dogs too!
We stayed over half term with our two teenagers and a dog
Beautiful lodge in excellent location. The lodge was equipped with everything you could need and more. Great for totally relaxing, walking watching nature. Will certainly consider this holiday an opti… More
“New year in a breathtaking location”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2017
Just back from Balvaig log cabin having spent new year there.
Scenery was beautiful
The cabin was like a home from home with all amenities you could possibly ask for
Ourselves and our young chuldre… More
“Cosy, Homely, and Warm”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2015
We stayed here for a weekend in November 2015. It was a miserable weekend with heavy rain, but we felt all cosy and warm in front of the log fire in this great wee cabin.
Lot's of thought has been… More
“Complete relaxation” We stayed here for Christmas it was delightful. The cottage is well equipped. We stayed with are two children and went on lovely walks. Amazing scenery. Totally relaxed and refreshed. Would highly recommend
Fabulous lodge in a great location. Weather couldn't have been better for us so did some lovely walks and recommend the precipice walk. Was great to come back and chill out in the sauna and hot tub an… More
“the best break i have in 14 years thanks eraca and phil”
Reviewed 15 May 2012
what a place it has been a long time since i have seen mountains and the cabin is the best i have ever stayed in 5 star the decor and paintings of a local artist are meant to be there thank you eraca … More
“Idyllic surroundings in a wonderful cabin!”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2012
We stayed for 4 days at Milkwood and the only downside was that it just wasn't long enough! Myself & my partner chose this as a 'mini-moon' just after our wedding before booking a honeymoon somewhere … More
“Fantastic stay” We've just got back from a 4 day stay at Falcon Lodge, we couldn't fault the accomadation. It was clean and had everything we needed! Had a great view over the lake and a minute walk to the club house. The hot tub was huge and great at
Really spacious lodge for 8 people, massive decked area overlooking the lake, everything you need under one roof, clean bedding & linen provided at no extra cost, the site it's on has everything you n… More
“Great Family Time”
Reviewed 27 Jun 2016
Wonderful stay in a great place , visited Tattershall park for the 3rd time in a year. It was the first time we had stayed in Falcon Lodge and we will defiantly be booking again.
It had everything yo… More
Reviewed 20 Aug 2016
Very impressed with the accommodation alot bigger than expected my 4 young children loved it especially the hot tub which was used slot. The view fromwas brilliant and seeing planes go over so close. … More
“A hidden pearl” This is a perfect place for people who likes to experience places that are autentic and want to experience the real Bali. We stayed in a fantastic cottage with outdoor bathroom with the most beautiful view. Imagine how fantastic it is
“Perfect christmas” Wow, everything you could need in a beautiful setting. Comfy bed, bath robes, shower gel, towels,
All the kitchen equipment you could dream of and dish washer. Lovely reclining settee, tv, dvds, books, and a log burner. Dog friendl
What a lovely find, home from home! Enjoyed a glass of wine or two overlooking the great views from the veranda. The lodge inside perfect, comfy 5ft bed, reclining sofa in the lounge and equipped to… More
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
Don't really want to write a review! Needs to be kept a hideaway secret!
Excellent in all areas, decor, quality, views, friendly pets, all great.
Only one slight gripe, although we were not walkers,… More
“Home from home”
Reviewed 21 Dec 2016
Such a lovely lodge. Very cozy and lovely to come back to relax in. Set in beautiful surroundings. Plenty of scenic routes around you. Very dog friendly. Lovely little touches that finish the stay off… More
“Wonderful stay” Just back from a lovely stay in this wonderful cosy cabin. Everything you could need was thought of within the contents. Was lovely cosy and clean when we arrived. We stayed as a family of 5 and our family dog for 3 nights and really
“Wonderful - cabin excellent, and location of park very good!”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2016
This cabin is a real home from home, with all you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Very cosy with the fire lit on a cool evening, and when the weather is good, eating on the balcony is deligh… More
“Miss” Lovely cabin, beatiful views, the owners were fab. Even has wifi there was a bit worried staying in a log cabin in the winter but it really was warm in there throughly enjoyed it and will definately be booking this cabin again!
Chalet was very well equipped and comfortable. There were some minor things we couldn't find any table mats and there was a minimum amount of tableware so had to wash up every day. The lighting took s… More
“A peaceful total retreat from the pace of life.” If your looking for a total retreat this is it. Off the beaten tract, quiet & peaceful. Amazing views over the Solent. If you want to venture out it's location is good for many of the island's attracti
“Peaceful views, quiet night sleeps - nice accomodation”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2016
Cedar Croft is a lovely beach lodge situated down a fairly long farm track nestling with several other chalets overlooking the solent. The directions and check in information supplied was very good - … More
“Mrs” Perfect place to escape! Lots of rules but don't let them put you off. If you need to go into the town make sure you drive as taxis are non exsisent! We had a fabulous time and a great nights sleep too, think the log fire helped 10/10
We really enjoyed our stay here. Some really good local walks, and if you want to drive a bit further, then you are in within reach of Mount Snowdon etc.
The lodge itself catered for our every nee… More
“Such a beautiful lodge”
Reviewed 23 May 2014
In such a beautiful part of Wales & central to plenty of lovely walks.
The lodge has a fab hot tub & sauna, perfect after a long day of walking.… More
“Long Weekend in Wales”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2014
A beautiful log cabin in the remote Snowdonian Mountains. There are a few local villages near by with some nice pubs and shops. There is plenty of local activities to keep you occupied. Note there is … More
“Exceptional, peaceful and serene... didnt want to come home!!!” Fantastic from the outset. Diana was quick to respond to all queries after our last minute booking and made us feel right at home. After showing us around, we were left to take in the qui
“Value for money” A basic cabin which acted as a great base for exploring the local area. Some wine, ham and bread etc left for us which was a lovely touch. Cabin itself had a bit of wear and tear but was clean and did the job nicely for a few days.
An absolute bargain. Surrounding area is absolutely beautiful, so much to see and do. The cabin itself is well equipped (don't forget to bring your own bedding/sleeping bags though!) Bread, milk, teab… More
Kind words and thank you . We hope to see you again , Steve and Ben
“Amazing!” My boyfriend and I stayed here for a weekend away and it was perfect! The location was great, it was peaceful and perfectly situated so that we felt as though we were totally on our own and due to the big size of the area around us we didn't
In the quant village of bearstead, Kent sits this secluded lodge.
Myself and my partner stayed for three nights for a romantic get away. From the outside you expect the lodge to be small, however … More
“Perfect relaxing long weekend”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
The lodge was perfect for a quick escape out of London, being only an hour from Victoria station and walk-able on the other end we didn't any transport. We couldn't get over the idyllic setting just 5… More
“Fantastic!” The accommodation was spotless and modern. Although the site is secluded there are plenty of walks and things to see, ie reservoir, jam factory and mill. The beaches are a 20 minute drive away.
The service was outstanding, fresh eggs e
lovely place lovely people a great get away for all the family. no complaints and would highly recommend it. thank you… More
Thanks for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Perfect for a family of four on the hunt for daytime adventures & cosy nights.”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2016
Location and accommodation both great. Very clean and cosy. Our 10 & 12 yr old daughters loved their bedroom up the ladders.
Diana and Rob were perfect hosts - on hand for suggestions of places to vi… More
Yes robert likes to think everyone has good DVDs on hand.
Thanks for your lovely review.
“Perfect place to stay to celebrate New Year in peace and tranquil”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2017
Absolutely lovely cabin, so romantic and cosy, the open log fire was amazing and Diana and her partner was so lovely, made us both feel so welcome.
Thank you for a lovely stay… More
Thanks for that, really kind, do come again.
Diana and Robert
“Great place” Use this chalet as a base to travel around the area. Good location though quite rural. Standard of accomodation was high. Curtains in the lodge would make it more private. Owner and caretakers were both very helpful but not in your fa
Wonderful Chalet .Everything we needed was at hand & caretakers brilliant.The plot had great views all round & lots to see. We had nightly visits from Deer & plenty of birds The Jacobite Steam train … More
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
If you are looking for an Idyllic spot to get away from it all, chill and relax then this is the place. The Chalet was superb, clean and spacious and kitted with everything you could need to enhance … More
Thank you for your review and we would love to have you stay again anytime.
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
It was just absolutely great experience very nice and quiet location. Very good set off location to plenty points of interest. Chalet is extremely comfortable and clean. Very nice place very nice peop… More
We really enjoyed meeting you and you are welcome back anytime.
Nice little cottage, unfortunately the place smelt like dog when we first arrived. after about 3 hours of being there we started to revise there was a ridiculous amount of spiders coming out of a hole… More
Thank you for your review which we have received after you tried to demand a full refund. Tripadvisor have independently investigated your complaint thoroughly and have denied you any refund at all after finding that our cabin is cleaned to a very high standard. We suggest that your girlfriend goes and gets some therapy for her spider aversion and we also suggest to any potential guests that they search for all the excellent reviews we have on other booking sites for this Cabin and treat this particular review with all the respect that it deserves..
Charming cabin in the woods. The cabin has been beautifully constructed using a range of reclamation materials. These have been put together to create a unique and cosy cabin. The owner clearly loves … More
“Great place to visit” The garden makes this lodge without a doubt. Rain or shine, night or day we were out in it. The view is fabulous and you can't really see or hear neighbours of it felt idyllic. The lodge itself was lovely, the only problem we had
Recently stayed at goldfinch lodge with extended family for few days. The lodge is very comfortable and big enough for a family and well maintained. The garden is great and the decked area is fantasti… More
From the moment we stepped inside we all started to relax. The Lodge was everything we needed and more a real home from home. The furniture inside and out was all so very comfortable. The … More
“Fantastic lodge in a beautiful lakeside location”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We stayed wth our 1 year old boy and were very impressed by the large, clean and homely lodge. The garden was excellent with a child friendly area and gated adult decking overlooking the water ski lak… More
“THIS PLACE IS AMAZING. !!” This place is amazing, lovley views, brilliant walks, cosy cabin, all the extra personal touches very classy. Local town 3miles away good walk. and the walk to the view point up the hill is stunning, wee bit cold as we done
What a place to stay, we have just got back from a weekend away at the hideaway and thought it was the best , an amazing log cabin with evrything you need soo clean tidy and smart and snug , the owner… More
“The perfect getaway that gives you the thrill of being on holiday with a comforting homely feel.”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2013
An absolute must do again. Everything was perfect, from the ease of booking, to the picturesque view, to the cosy cabin, to the hospitality. The name couldn't be more apt - a great hideaway to relieve… More
Reviewed 13 Mar 2013
Had a fab weekend owners are lovely overall great little break defiantly will be going back again :) lovely walks and nice friendly people, if you like the great outdoors and peace this is the perfect… More
“Awesome!!!” Absolutely amazing. Our first holiday in a log cabin and I have to say it was everything we expected and more. A truly exceptional location overlooking the lake. What better than to relax in the hot tub whilst watching and absorbing the pe
Great cabin. Very clean and had everything we needed. The private garden was great. Everyone loved every minute of it.… More
Reviewed 6 Jan 2017
Couldn't find a fault in anything, everything there you could possibly need, beds are so comfy, place was so clean spacious and homely, hot tub was fantastic, views across the lake were wonderful, esp… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We Look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
“Lodge credit to the owners”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
July 2013 .This property was spotlessly clean had everything you needed .The hot tub was a god send because the week we was there was the hottest week of the year.The lodge is a credit to the owners a… More
“Perfectly quiet and peaceful.” Our holiday here was exactly what we were looking for. The accommodation was new, cosy, comfortable and included plenty of nice welcoming touches. Our children stepped outside every morning into a safe and enclosed orc
“Absolutely fantastic” Well,what can I say. Travelled to Valley View with my wife and daughter. An absolutely stunning location with a log cabin to match.
Everything you could want is supplied in the lodge from utensils,right through to bedding and to
“An amazing winter wonderland” Our stay in Finland, organised with Fun with Santa was fantastic. Jane was superb in organising everything so smoothly and making sure we had some excellent trips sorted out. Everything ran very smoothly. Akoslompolo
Excellent service from start to finish. This is our second time back here to this truly magical place. The village is lovely and quiet but has everything you need within walking distance. The superma… More
“Excellent stay, great location”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Lovely clean log cabin with all the comforts of home. Short walk to ski bus, supermarket and the many restaurants, but also far enough away to give the feeling of being in your own little world. Just… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2014
We visited Akaslompolo and stayed in the Dasher cabin in December 2013. It really was a fantastic holiday and was so much more than we had expected.
Jane was so helpful in helping us organise the h… More