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.
Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Woodhall Spa Manor is a truly luxurious and stylish choice for a holiday let ...... from the open log fire to the large sleigh and four poster beds, from the sparkling chandeliers to the sweeping mahogany staircase ...... it is also the perfect romantic retreat!
Idyll …see more
Nearest beach 60 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Nestled on the southern slope of the hilltop village of Catillon du Gard, overlooking the world famous "Pont du Gard" La Bastide Sainte Anne looks down the gardon valley from the ancient roman aquaduct, to the Alpilles mountains. Most of the year, a luxury cha …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The Court House Manor in Painswick is a gorgeous Grade I listed home available for B&B, events and exclusive hire in the Cotswolds. Recently refurbished by owner Linda Lloyd, the property has been restored to an exceptional standard, sympathetic to the past. Steeped in …see more
High ceilings and original wooden floors throughout the house give a feeling of space and warmth. The house dates from 18C but was extensively remodelled in 19C in the Directoire style. The ground floor comprises a 40ft salon with wood panelling, chandeliers, big sofas, …see more
“Fantastic and comfortable family home in a great location”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Le Manoir Nord and would highly recommend a stay there. The manoir was perfect for a large group and we had many a happy meal around the lovely glass table outside… More
Reviewed 17 Nov 2012
Very nice house and grounds. Ideal for a large family holiday. We hired the bed linen and towels as an extra: towels very good; not so much the bedlinen.… More
Reviewed 13 Jun 2012
Very good spacious house with attractive gardens and tennis court. Well furnished with Sky and wifi access. Ensuite bathroom could do with some updating. Good restaurants and several golf courses … More
Set in Barcelos in the Norte Region Region, 48 km from Porto, Casa da Pousada features a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the mountains. Free private parking is available on site.
Rooms include a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms include a seating area to relax in after …see more
Gwyndy is tucked away down a leafy lane on the shores of Bala Lake, just round the corner from the famous Bala Lake Steam Railway station. It is within easy walking distance of the Eagles pub which serves delicious home cooking. The house is without doubt a quality prop …see more
In the heart of the vineyards and sunflowers, 10 minutes away from Carcassonne and La Cité, situated on the famous Canal du Midi, in a small charming village in Bouilhonnac you will find Domaine des Pins. An ideal getaway for those seeking a peaceful and calmin …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
Added bonus of an indoor pool and games room!6 Bedroom -Beautifully spacious detached, three storey house which has it's origins in the early 17th century (we have 3 other properties also available sleeping up to 28people at this venue) at this location – The lo …see more
A large rustic house, originally a stable which was part of the Chateau and estate of Argoules.
The house is set in an enclosed courtyard which was the hunting lodge for the Chateau. Alongside the house are the original kennels and coach house.
The house is situated …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Charming Logis du XVII th and XVIII th century, overlooking the Charente, walled yard, 450 m2, beautiful living rooms, 24 acres of park with its own spring, , large pool, quiet and with no nuisance. Excellent overall condition, house renovated in 2006 and 2009. Numerous …see more
Upper House is a highly picturesque small Tudor Manor House that nestles above the tree-clad valley of the River Lugg bordering a courtyard of stone and oak barns and, beyond them, the tiny church of St Michael's.With an inglenook fireplace, flagstone floors and fu …see more
We chose this place as I always like to go somewhere quirky and interesting at the February half term, and we weren’t disappointed. The photographs do not do the character of this building justice … More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Pettistree House is a majestic Georgian Country Manor set in 13 acres of parkland that has just been the subject of a total refurbishment. Highlights include a huge Fired Earth kitchen with Aga and Falcon appliances, 15 luxurious bedrooms with 11 new bathrooms by CP Har …see more
“Fabulous Georgian house, beautifully decorated and everything we needed for a 5 day stay”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2014
We were a large extended family and friends group staying at the house before and after a wedding in the area. We were greeted by the friendly owner Peter, who showed us around the beautiful house. Ea… More
“The most amazing weekend in the most amazing venue”
Reviewed 30 Nov 2013
We went here with our closest friends to celebrate my 50th Birthday. As soon as we walked through the door I knew it was going to be fantastic - the property was stylish yet cosy and the party room w… More
Reviewed 24 Jun 2013
I celebrated my 50th Birthday at Pettistree recently and cannot speak highly enough about the property. The bedrooms are decorated to a very high standard as are all of the bathrooms.
Downstairs the … More
**** when booking please specify if you are interested in self catering reservation (entire house) or a private bedroom b&b ****6 en suite individually designed bedrooms, king size antique beds, open fireplaces. Relax in two private loungerooms. Breakfasts made to s …see more
NEW TO THE MARKET. Le Manoir au Cèdre is a rare, if not unique, country manor in the heart of Gascony set on over 10 hectares of private grounds with views that go on forever. The property comprises of the original manor house, a bright & spacious restored chai for …see more
The Four Seasons is a magnificent Quinta located in the exclusive 50 hectare of Quinta dos Vales Wine and Art estate. This luxury Quinta has 6 bedrooms, 5 en-suite and one bathroom adjacent, 4 bedrooms have satellite TV. In addition the gallery can sleep up to two peopl …see more
La Belle Echappe ("The Beautiful Escape") is a magnificent maison bourgeoise style manor house. Set in walled and gated grounds of 1 hectare with heated salt water swimming pool (much kinder for the skin and eyes) and offers an abudance of activities and ente …see more
We had a really Beautiful Escape at La Belle Echappee. Excellent facilities - beautiful pool, table-tennis, badminton, football, bikes, cricket.... and more. Very rural location which was perfect fo… More
Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent review for us, it was lovely meeting you all and hope to see you again.
“A wonderful large child friendly home with fantastic outside space”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Belle Echappee. The owners could not have been more friendly and helpful and have created a home that is ideal for big families or even two families with large , c… More
Thank you so much for submitting such a wonderful review about La Belle Echappee. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday so much and look forward to you visiting again.
“Well equipped house and large garden”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2014
We arrived in the middle of the night to a warm welcome from Diane. Our welcome pack meant we could immediately make hot drinks of tea and coffee and when our toddlers woke up early next morning we ha… More
Thank you very much for writing this wonderful, very detailed review for us which gives future guests a great insight. We are so pleased that you had such a relaxing family holiday and enjoyed all that La Belle Echappee has to offer. It was lovely to meet you all and we hope you will visit us again.
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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We absolutely loved our stay at L'Ancienne Ecole, it totally exceeded our expectations. We were a group of nine, ages ranging from 4 to 60+. This was our first large family holiday so it was important… More
“A beautiful house in a great location”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
We highly recommend L'ancienne Ecole. It is a really beautiful house, very private yet in the heart of the village with its bars , restaurants and local shops. The swimming pool is fantastic to cool o… More
“Excellent property - Excellent location”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2012
Lovely property enhanced by a very relaxing location. Long time since we have stayed in a residential area -usually opting for more remote properties. But location added so much to the enjoyment of … More
Self Catering at Ledgowan Self Catering in the Scottish Highlands at LedgowanLedgowan today is of course a Country House Hotel, however over Christmas and New Year weeks it's possible to let the main hotel as a self catering lodge.Aside from the hotel's bar Le …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
An independent residence (sleeps 24+2) divided into 6 apartments and on the ground floor a large communal lounge with a fireplace, kitchenette with oven and dishwasher, washing machine.Peony (sleeps 4) on the ground floor, there is a living room with a kitchenette with …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
Located around a beautiful country manor house dating from 1354, Bruisyard Hall and grounds is steeped in history yet with all the modern luxuries guests dream of. Hire of the Hall gives you exclusive use of the entire 700 acre grounds for the duration of your stay.Acco …see more
Large country house made for sharing; sumptuous accommodation perfect for family and friends get-togethers and special eventsSleeping up to 10 guests in The Big Hoose with the opportunity to accommodate up to an extra 10 in flexible combinations within the converted s …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Recently voted among the Top Ten Most Unusual Places to Stay in the UK and Ireland by Lonely Planet, Bishopstown offers guests a truly unique accommodation experience. Here's some info on the property.
A fully-restored and renovated Georgian mansion …see more
The building is an imposing former vicarage for the first and last parish in England. It is constructed out of local granite and can give accommodation for 2-10 people. There are four double bedrooms (one with four poster bed) and one twin bedroom. Three of the bedroom …see more
“Beautiful relaxing stay right by stunning coastal scenery”
Reviewed 25 Jan 2016
We stayed for two nights and would have liked to stay longer. The location is amazing, we could see and hear the sea from our room. The house is very comfortable and spacious and whilst we stayed as a… More
“I can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2016
What a beautiful house and the views are stunning from every single window.
We stayed at the Old Vic in January with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday. I couldn't have wished for a better p… More
“What a credit to Real Cornwall!”
Reviewed 30 Sep 2012
Being Cornish we didn't have far to come to stay at "The Old Vic". The occasion was to celebrate our Ruby Anniversary with ALL the family - my son, his wife and their 2 children aged 7 and 4 and my da… More
Holiday Cottage La Demeure du Bost in Creuse for 12 persons, opens its doors to you ...Located in the heart of Creuse in Limousin, La Demeure du Bost opens its doors to you for an unforgettable stay. The romantic charm of the mansion, as well as its pool and quietness, …see more
Hi, my name is Palmira Mouta and i am renting my beautiful house at the Douro. I only speak Portuguese a little of Espanõl (but I am planing to start English lessons). Meanwhile, my friend João Paulo (John Paul in english) will help me with all translation issues if n …see more
We have been at Palmira's Home for some days. The House is well located near the Douro River, in a quite area where you can see an awesome view over the Douro Valley. The Swimming pool is very nice an… More
This beautiful manoir provides a relaxing rural retreat. The garden, courtyard and grounds provide ample space to enjoy, eat alfresco, play outdoor games or just sit and unwind. The house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a beautiful large lounge with open fire , an …see more
fantastic property with everything you need. Very comfortable, beautifully decorated, enchanting gardens.… More
Thank you for your review of Le Petit Bois. Part of the pleasure of this house is hearing that our guests get so much joy from staying here, and that it feels like a home from home.
“A remarkable house, secure for kids, perfect for entertaining”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2012
Great Stay. Great Place. Large Iron Gates provide perfect security to 5-10 acres of private property 20 minutes from old Le Mans. Located in charming village with Tabac, Bakery, Bar. Quintessentially… More
Hi there! Thanks for your review! We love that the house is on the edge of such a lovely village too, and enjoy being able to wander to the bar, butchers, Sunday market, etc. We hope to welcome you back to Le Petit Bos again soon.
“Wonderful Easter spent in the beautiful 'Le Petit Bois', everything catered for a perfect holiday.”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
A beautiful house set in a delightful secure peacefull garden. We entered the property via electronic gates into the beautiful court yard. The house itself is an old stone 'Maison de Maitre' with beem… More
Many thanks for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Le Petit Bois. It is indeed a beautiful property and a lovely comfortable home for your holiday. We hope to see you back again soon.
Les Hortensias is a beautiful 5 bedroom maison de maitre dating from the 1840s sleeping 8-10 people. Positioned in the village of St Vaast d’Equiqueville, it lies in the Bethune valley at the edge of the Pays de Bray and Seine Maritime and is about 20 minutes drive in …see more
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 be… More
“Beautiful French Manor House”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
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
. Westcove House is an early Georgian manor house nestled in southern tip of the famous 'Ring of Kerry' , overlooking Castlecove harbour, the beautiful Kenmare estuary & with lovely views of the mountains on Cork's Beara peninsula beyond. Inside the …see more
We rented the entire property - the House, Cottage, Stables and Pier Cottage - for an Irish heritage (American) family reunion of more than 40 family members. The high quality of the accommodations, … More
AS USED AS A HIDE OUT BY THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERS - MANY WERE ARRESTED AT BEAFORD HOUSE, AND MANY BELIEVE THAT MUCH OF THE MONEY MAY HAVE BEEN HIDDEN IN THE GROUNDS AND NEVER FOUND !!! Beaford House offers peace and tranquility in a lovely setting with the bonus of an …see more
La Mouleyre is a stunning Chateau set in 3 acres of beautiful grounds surrounded by some of the world famous vineyards and Chateaux of St Emilion. Positioned at the head of a lovely small valley it has exquisite views over the tranquil landscape of the surrounding viney …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
This stunning property can sleep 12+ people, thus making it the perfect place for a family holiday or small gathering. The ground floor consists of spacious well-equipped kitchen, dining room, sitting room and billiards room plus a utilities room and an additional game …see more
A wonderful place to just chill out, go for country walks or visit the numerous local places of interest. Excellent facilities with outdoor pool, hot tub, various games rooms, piano and gym. Close t… More
“A fantastic property with excellent facilities !”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
We looked around for suitable properties in the south of France for a few weeks and decided that this was the one that met our requirements...and we certainly weren't disappointed !
Le Mas had everyt… More
“Feels like a home from home - perfect”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2012
A wonderful house with all the facilities needed for a large group of people and plenty of space too. Perfect for young families too. The owners who live nearby are extremely attentive to all your r… More
Nearest beach 4 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The Manor House Casa da Ribeira Seca dates back to the XVII century and has been lovingly and sympathetically restored by its owner, the Director of Museums and Cultural Estates of Madeira.
Set in its own grounds with an immense front lawn, it affords breath-taking view …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The Naseby Suite is a one-bedroom self-catering suite within 17th Century Orton Hall sharing the Great Hall and expansive areas of lawn and woodland outside.
The Naseby Suite, on the first floor, offers modern comforts in a period setting. The main open plan room has a …see more
“fabulous place to stay, peaceful setting, beautiful room”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2014
Stayed here as a birthday treat with my mother in law. We enjoyed the peaceful location, watching squirrels and rabbits in the grounds. The room was beautiful and kitchen very well equipped. Bottle o… More
“Beautiful, relaxing, fun...everything you could possibly need!”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2014
We stayed in the Naseby Suite in May. We needed some rest and recuperation for a couple of days and spent a very restorative weekend recharging the batteries at Orton Hall. It’s an interesting plac… More
Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Le Bouriage is a manor house that can sleep 10 people with all modern comfort (gas central heating).Le Bouriage was built by a French officer in 1843 after returning victoriously from north African colonization campaign.Curiously he decided to plant a pine tree right be …see more