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 House of Charm and Character” A real opportunity to live as Lord and Lady of the Manor.
All of the family loved the experience, and the Grandchildren played hide and seek for the three days that we were there, including several treasure hunts.
Had a brilliant time, owner is really accommodating and the house is set in its own grounds, really private and you don't have to worry about noise when there's loads of you.… More
Thank you for your review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“30th birthday bash”
Reviewed 26 May 2012
A great weekend in some beautiful english countryside, in an old english house!
Perfect for a big group celebrating. Make sure you take a stroll out to Wingfield Manor across the fields, straddling… More
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“Fantastic, warm and relaxing”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2011
I can recomend Oakerthorpe Manor to anyone who is thinking of doing a suprise party for the whole family, kids, teanagers and adults as i did, I live in the Middle East and booked it all on line, the … More
We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, we try so hard to give you the best possible experience here, and your kind words are very comforting, knowing that we have given you complete satisfaction during your stay, please do come back and visit us again soon.
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“Great stay in nice location with lovely hosts” We (4 adults) stayed in Wightfield Manor during a visit to Cheltenham for the horse racing festival. The Fettiplace apartment was perfect for us, with historical and quaint features evident throughout. Ou
The cottage was part of a beautiful manor house set in extensive grounds. We were made to feel very welcome and the owner even took our 5-year-old to feed the ducks and have a go on the swing! The ro… More
“Spacious, history-steeped tranquility” This is a very special property indeed. A converted stables set around an enclosed, beautifully planted garden, the owners are on site in another converted historic building, and are beyond welcoming and helpful
Superb house, friendly welcome and a genuine desire by the owners for guests to have a wonderful holiday.… More
“One of the best holidays I have had.”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2014
The Manoir is stunning,the pictures do not do it justice!When we arrived with two toddlers after a nine hour drive and were delighted to find we had booked somewhere that exceeded all expectations.It … More
“Simply wonderful in every way”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2014
We stayed at the Manoir for one week in late August / early September with a baby and a 2 year old. It was heaven. The farmhouse is uber stylish but comfortable and practical (eg very well-stocked wit… More
“Everything you could wish for, for a family holiday” We have just returned from our annual extended family holiday of eight adults and 5 children . The house was the best we have stayed in to date and the location is breathtaking - so peaceful and qu
What a wonderful, secluded location to spend a few days/week away. As a holiday home Llanlliana has it all. Where to start - Dan & Nikki are fabulous hosts, so welcoming & nothing is too much trouble … More
Reviewed 29 Sep 2011
We have just spent a long weekend at Llanllliana, with friends and family, celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary.
There are not enough superlatives to describe this beautiful house and its groun… More
“Hard to Beat”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2011
From turning into the drive you realize this is going to be a home from home with added relaxation. We spent a glorious week at Dan & Nikki's amazing restoration project. What they have achieved is ve… More
“Great venue for a family wedding” Birdsgrove House is a beautiful house in a stunning setting with extremely well-kept grounds which stretch down to the River Dove. It fitted perfectly with the idea of the sort of venue we wanted for our early June w
“Magnificent venue - perfect for our family reunion!”
Reviewed 30 Nov 2013
Gathered the extended family for a long overdue rendezvous to celebrate Mum's 80th birthday. The house was perfect for our large family group (aged 3 to 80!!). The beautiful house and its facilities … More
“A Golden Wedding Celebration” We stayed for 3 nights at Moor Grange Farm for a family celebration. Jon & Brenda the Manager and Housekeeper greeted us on arrival and from booking the accommodation to leaving were very helpful and accommodating. They
“Amazing” We had an incredible time for our family reunion. Can Tapas was an amazing place to accommodate all our family, with the three separate apartments creating a sanctuary for the different age groups. We dined every night on the outdoor terrace,
Our extended family from the UK and Canada of 24 had a fantastic week at Can Tapies, a huge and wonderful house in Aug 2012. The little kids called it "the castle". This 400 plus year old "villa" wa… More
“best holiday ever”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2011
We`ve been a large group of families and friends. Our children (age 8 month to 15 years) loved the place and so did we.
The place and house is big enough to be together or on your own for a while (if… More
“Our dream holiday house in France!” What a delightful place for a holiday! The house is gorgeous & the owners really have thought of everything. It was like staying in someone's own house, rather than in a holiday rental; comfortable beds & armchairs,
We stayed for Christmas in 2012 for 5 nights with 2 other families and loved the place. The property is huge with 3 bedrooms on the first floor and a further 3 on the top floor. Downstairs the lounge/… More
“Exceeded our (high) expectations!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2012
Our family group of seven (six adults, one child) stayed at Les Hortensias for a week in July and we wished it had been longer. The house is beautiful, very grand and sympathetically furnished, yet c… More
“Les Hortensias is simply as good as it gets - the house and gardens are in a different league.”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2011
Our stay in Les Hortensias, St Vaast, was ideal, it is simply as good as it gets. We managed to wind down completely, our children trickled into the house, as if they had lived there forever, they lov… More
“A truly rewarding experience!” Glenmore House Manor combines Victorian style with elegant touches that has its own speciality. It is a luxurious, first class and feels very homely inviting as we really enjoyed our time there. We stayed at Glenmore Ho
“Fun, beautiful but musty” Really loved this house and the kids had a great time there. The area is pretty and many places within close drive- charming seaside towns and good seafood. The house is musty and could use a few dehumidifiers running-I had a
“Magnificent location, great facilities and very very peaceful” If you are looking to be away from it all, this place will suit. the house is very well equipped, totally secluded in it's own beautiful grounds but within a 20 minute drive of Riberac. Tr
This is an ideal holiday destination for anyone who wants peace, quiet, privacy and relaxation. However it is only a short car ride away fom Riberac which is a typical bustling, market town. The house… More
“A wonderful & peaceful get-away place, gorgeous house in small village” We've been every year for the last 9 or 10 years and we LOVE it. A beautiful house with pool and shade. Eating outside on the terrace. Fantastic locally-grown food in the friendly
“Amazing place for a special event” We stayed at the Manor House for the weekend for my dad's surprise 80th birthday and had an amazing time. The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay regardless of the time of year. We were there in Jan
“Truly Excellent Property in fantastic location.” We have this morning left this glorious house busy discussing what we will do next time we are there! Three generation of Knowles 8 adults and 2 babies, plus a couple of extra friends who dropped in fo
Fantastic holiday destination in a glorious location. The house and garden/pool are wonderful with beautiful views all round. Great location to explore Provence, the mountains and the coast with lake … More
“Perfection in One Place”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2015
I have rented this villa three times now and next year I am booked in again. Honestly I don't want people to know how great it is or I will be without a week in the future. The history of the villa an… More
“Excellent house in perfect village”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2015
This was our second stay at Maison Hirondelles in Seillans and it was all as fabulous as we'd remembered it. The house is gorgeous, perfectly positioned, simply furnished but generously equipped, spac… More
“Outstanding House, with high attention to detail!” The Grange Manor House is amazing we stayed here for my mums 'hen do'. Everybody (aged 23-50+) was amazed by the house. It is huge and luxurious with everything you could possibly need! We wish we cou
“The Grange is absolutely fantastic..........The perfect place to celebrate!”
Reviewed 24 May 2012
We hired The Grange for a long weekend to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. It is a fantastic venue with a great atmostphere. Dawn, the Housekeeper welcomed us to The Grange and was very frien… More
“Beautiful, well equipted Luxry house”
Reviewed 14 Feb 2012
Nothing about this property is mean. Enormous bedrooms and superb bathrooms, the kitchen has everything from kenwood mixers to extra toasters but even just basic little things like toliet and soap all… More
“Really Enjoyed our weekend!”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
We had a group of 17, and hired the manor for a 30th Birthday. The whole house was great! Awesome lounge, kitchen and dining spaces. Really enjoyed drinks and dinners around the table. Bedrooms great … More