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.
“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
“Warm and comfortably luxurious!” Each year we go away with all my husband's family (11 of us) and this was voted the best place we've stayed. Magnificent kitchen table that could support various people doing jigsaws, cards, food & reading all at the
“A fabulous stay in wonderful house in a most beatiful spot in England”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2012
This was my 3rd trip to Eaton Manor and my first stay in the Manor House itself. As always the service was excellent with the large dining table in the very useful for our large group. Great walking… More
Great to welcome you back to Eaton Manor for a 3rd time and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in The Manor House. Thank you for your very kind comments.
We look forward to welcoming you back again with your friends from the US.
“A very attractive house in lovely countryside, out of the way chill out.”
Reviewed 23 May 2012
Arranging our stay was easy and gave us plenty of confidence. On arrival the house was better than we expected. There were clear and helpful instructions. The rooms and furniture were very tidy and ve… More
“Eaton Manor is a perfect retreat for all the family.”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2012
Eaton Manor what a great house! .I stayed with my family, my sister family and close friends total of 15 of us including toddlers and teenagers.The house was suitable for all ages. A very well equip… More
“Country house with style” A country house with style. We were thrilled as we drove up to the house and discovered one salon with fireplace, then another, and an office, all with a good feeling.
Upstairs are four big rooms and three bathrooms. All we
This place seemed better than many high-end hotels: equivalentbeautiful authentic house with old stone walls, very well organized, 5 large bedrooms plus a smaller kid's room (actually the sweetest acc… More
“A Jewel on the Ring of Kerry” 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, the incomparable beau
“Beautiful French Manor House in the heart of the Pyrenees.” Spent two weeks here with another family. Efficient booking process and Dominique there to greet us when we arrived. Very comfortable house, beautifully furnished and well equipped, children
“Super stylish French retreat” My family and I stopped at this house in March. It was superb and very stylishly decorated. The bedrooms are very comfortable and and all individually styled. The kitchen is beautiful with everything you'd need and the lo
“Fantastic house superb location - ideal for relaxing and sightseeing” Barbara and Alison Coad the owners of Grand Mauroux could not have been more helpful or accommodating on arrival. The House itself is superb with every amenity you could need and t
“Picture perfect weekend away” We had a wonderful stay at Yew Tree Farmhouse, made even better by a good spell of weather, although it's the kind of house which you would happily lock yourself away in and stay by the fire.
We were all lost for words
A very comfortable house to stay in. It is well furnished without being fussy, and there is plenty of room for a large group of friends and their dogs. Once the fires are lit, it feels very homely and… More
“Wonderful house, plenty of space, perfect location for long walks”
Reviewed 5 Dec 2012
We booked this weekend for a birthday celebration on the first weekend in December, and the house was perfect for our four families (14 in total plus a labrador). The 6 teenagers had the top floor, wi… More
“Perfect location, atmosphere & farmhouse!”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2012
I booked Yew Tree farmhouse for my sister's hen weekend and there were 16 of us altogether. We spent a lot of time at the house with the log fires going in each room, and there was always enough room … More
“Great place for a lovely holiday.” Hi, we stayed at the Maison and Apartment in August 2013. Both properties were fantastic and the outside pool, gardens and riverside were beautiful. The property is based in a lovely little town with supermarket and
“Fabulous venue for our large family” We were celebrating my birthday by getting our family together in one place. We range in age from mid 70s to 2 years old, 12 children and 9 adults. The children spent hours in the beautiful heated pool and also had
Have just returned from a weekend celebrating a couple of friends 40th birthdays at Ewelme Manor. As other posters have said, this is a house with the wow factor. It is beautifully presented and in … More
We really couldn’t quite believe how stunningly beautiful the house was when we arrived (a group of 18 20-something girls!) and were absolutely blown away by each room which was furnished so tastefu… More
“Perfect location for a gentlemans stag do”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
From the moment we decided on booking a country house (location irrelevant) we were drawn to Ewelme Manor on the house party website. Having made contact and spoke to the owner Candida Price the decis… More
“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
“Weel equip, peacful and ideally situated” Many thanks to you and your family for your kind welcome and hospitality.
The property was very well equip, having everything we needed for a great stay – the dog was a great bonus !!
The pool table was a
“A great remote place to relax with a large group yet close enough to visit sights”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
Our stay at the Cortijo was wonderful. For us it was a opportunity to meet up with friends and family whom we had not seen for a long time. Our plans to visit various places in Andalucia every day wen… More