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.
“Excellent stay” We are a family of 4 and stayed for a week at the chalet de l'ours. It is very cosy and confortable, with beautiful and quality furnishings. The beds are very comfy too and the kitchen is very well furbished.
During the day there i
“Fantastic!” We stayed here with our three children 3, 8, 12 and had a great time!
There is a run back from the Ski area that means you can ski back to the chalet.
It had all utilities and was a home from home.
We loved it
“Great Chalet” Great chalet and David the chalet owner is a great host who made our stay very enjoyable. One thing that is great about David and his chalet is the positioning, you are right in the middle of multiple resorts so one day you can ski Merib
I stayed in Chez Helene with family on a skiing holiday and can not recommend it highly enough! The chalet is warm and inviting and was well equipped with everything that we needed. Our host David w… More
Thank for so much for your lovely review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay here. True to your word you have already booked to return, and I am very much looking forward to seeing you here again this coming March.
“Lovely location, well equipt chalet, great host”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
We came in a a big group and had a great week at the chalet. Skiing, cooking, eating relaxing, drinking etc. David is a great host and skiing companion. It's close to ski resorts by car and there is a… More
Thank you. Really hope to see you, and your close friends out here again soon to share in the amazing fun skiing, and Apres Ski dancing on the tables. One of the best fun and enjoyable groups I have ever hosted. You are always welcome. David
“Stunning views with easy access to the best skiing and an English host”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2014
We visited this chalet in the summer as we were passing through to assess a return for skiing later in the year. It really is a beautiful spot nestling in the foot hills of he main skiing areas of th… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review, and I must stay I very much enjoyed the time we spent together. I hope to see you here again in the near future, perhaps next time to experience the summer mountain biking and white water rafting.
We rented three apartments in the Mara apartment house from Feb 25 to March 5, 2016. All apartments suites the needs of the people who would like to combine the ski holidays with the nice relaxing vac… More
Thank you for the very nice decription you gave of your Holiday & of the apartments.
I'm happy you felt satisfied with your vacation and sincenow we wish you another nice holiday in Livigno next time,
wishing you all the best...
“Excellent as always in a Marathon apartment!”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2014
We have stayed in several of Mara's apartments every year since 2003. It now feels like visiting a close friend. We have stayed in the big Mansard as a large group of friends and family and a range of… More
Dear Keith, thank you for your beautyful words,
you know I'm happy when my guests are happy!
See you in April, in the meantime in Livigno doesn't stop snowing...it means you will find good slopes!!!
“Heaven on earth - did not want to leave!” A BEAUTIFUL, luxurious and SUPERBLY CLEAN apartment within one of the most breath taking places in the world! There is no traffic except for the taxi that is easy to find once you get there and the skiers of c
This is a great chalet - spacious, very stylish, fabulous view of the mountains and you can ski in and out so you can avoid having to carry your skis. There's a useful heated ski storage room too.… More
“Great chalet and location with skiing to match!” Really loved the location and chalet, which was extremely clean and very well equipped, with ample space for ski's and boots in a large area underneath the Chalet. Short walk to the piste in the morning