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.
“Fab...book you won't be disappointed” I have stayed at the Stella Maris previously through a tour operator.
In general: the complex is straight over from the beach and only a 15 minute walk to the centre. Overall clean and a nice pool at the side o
This is a lovely apartment with brilliant views overlloking the sea. The owner Antonia met
us with her grandson who speaks perfect English. She very kindly left us some wine and drinks in the fridge … More
“Fantastic Month In Fuengirola”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2014
Have just returned from 1 month staying at Antonia's apartment,everything was perfect,beautiful breakfasts basking in the sun on balcony with views to die for.apartment perfect location for everything… More
Reviewed 22 May 2014
My sister and I had a brilliant 11 night stay in this apartment. The apartment has all the facilities you could wish for, the washing machine was an added bonus! The decor was fresh and everything … More
“Relaxing stay on green & turquoise Corfu” Spiti Melianou is a fantastic place for a Corfu holiday base. Studio's are very well located - easy access to beach, cafes and shops and yet tranquil and secluded. Delightful views from the balcony across verd
“Well organnised” Arrived Chania airport ,taxi arranged via Stavros ready and waiting ,took us to apartment .all clean and tidy better than expected .outside the pool area is very clean and well looked after ..we ate most days at resort and could not f
Stavros Studios is definitely my favorite place. I stayed there the first time in 1995 and have been coming back ever since, with a few longer breaks. There I find everything I expect and need for a h… More
“Excellent place. Beautiful setting.”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2012
This is our second visit here. It felt like coming home. It is so relaxing here. Very quiet. No noisy bars nearby. Stavros and his family are so welcoming. They must be the friendliest family in Crete… More
“Relaxing friendly atmosphere excellent location for both pool and sea!”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
On arriving at Stavros Studios me and my friends were greeted wth a big smile from the whole Paradalakis family. We ordered a meal that was fit for a King. We all commented that we could eat here ever… More
“A fabulous country retreat.” Stayed at Little Owl for 2 nights. Wish we had booked for longer. It was idyllic and gave us the peace and tranquillity we needed. Our neighbours were beautiful horses,sheep,goats,pigs and a donkey. Little Owl is compact b
Enjoyed three nights at 'Little Owl', the perfect getaway for two to go. Excellent instructions from the hosts, which meant that the cottage was very easy to find despite arriving in the dark, with a … More
Thank you for your fantastic comments about your stay in Little Owl Studio. We are so glad that you had a great time and like the accommodation. We are sorry that you were unable to connect to the wi-fi during your stay. It is usually working, although admittedly it can be rather slow, this being a rural area. We look forward to welcoming you back next year!
“Love this place.”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2014
This is was our 4th visit to Little Owl and we never get tired of it. It's lovely to just switch off and chill out in this glorious place. Lovely walks on the door step for us and our dog to enjoy. Li… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We always look forward to seeing you and your dog too!
“Relaxing, comfortable and lovely views!”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2013
The studio was great for me and my boyfriend, we had everything we needed and were really comfortable. There are great views all around the studio and really lovely walks from your front door. Lis was… More
Thank you for your comments I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had such good weather.
“Great spacious studio apartment” We stayed here in August 2016, we were shocked at the size of the studio, it was much bigger than we thought, it was great for 2 adults and 2 children, there was a separate full kitchen and a good size bathroom with s
“Comfortable and cosy” Very nice, comfortable, cosy, beautiful, clean and spacious accommodation on a small quiet farm within an easy short drive to the coastal village of West bay....(broadchurch film location).
There's enough room for a weeks clothe
“2nd visit loved everything about it and didnt want to go home”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
Stayed here in Sept last year in the Farrows which was fantastic so as soon as we got back booked our week in May staying in The Pressing Room which was even better because the patio had amazing views… More
“Perfect rural hideaway in Dorset”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2012
We were delighted by the Pressing Room - a lovely studio, tastefully decorated and very spacious for a couple. The farm setting was very peaceful, aided by high-quality windows which means there is z… More
Reviewed 24 Nov 2011
We loved our stay at the Pressing room! it's beautifully decorated, only made better by the stunning views.
Set on a working farm, in the perfectly idyllic countryside, everything about the pressing… More
“5 star complex” A very great experience in a good clean complex, very close to lifts.
Management staff and owners very helpful on all questions.
Golf and horse riding not to far away and far cheaper than the UK.
“Spacious & Comfortable Lodging” Sheelagh was an incredibly gracious host. She clearly enjoys meeting people and wants them to have the best stay possible. The modern and spotless studio was huge! We had everything we needed to cook breakfasts, pack lu
My husband and I were visiting Stratford-upon-Avon for a friends wedding and found this accommodation when we discovered most of the hotels were fully booked - and we were exceptionally glad we did!
“Great place, location, people”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2013
Very friendly and welcoming people, the studio is a lot more spacious than we thought and is well looked after. Would definitely recommend and go again. Thanks.… More
“Far from the madding crowd but entirely accessible”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2012
A wholly adequate place to stay and whilst we are not very experienced in these matters would say that this is very much an under-priced offerings in comparison with most on offer.
Friendly and ve… More
“Excellent” This coming September will be my second visit to Spileo House so I know what to expect immaculately kept spotlessly clean and very new and up to date. A perfect hideaway to relax and use as a base for exploring Corfu. A car is a big advanta
we stayed here 2 weeks ago, returning for a second visit. Last year we were one of the first occupants of this marvellously modern complex. We couldn't believe that we would experience such a wonderfu… More
Thank you for your lovely comments about Spileo House. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found everything was to your satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you again with all the delights Spileo House and Corfu has to offer.
“A very good location and fits the bill for a base to see this glorious area” A small studio which had the basics required for a 10 night stay. Collioure is a beautiful town and the studio served us due to its location. We feel that a toaster and a mi
We were bowled over when Gavin (property manager) opened the door. A hillside with terraces covered in olive trees and vines, and a windmill ! Pine trees and a glimpse of sea.
Ideal size for a coupl… More
“Perfect in every way!!!” Absolutely perfect!!the barn was fantastic and exactly what we wanted (the pictures do not do it justice)our hosts were lovely and friendly and they had thought of everything to make our stay perfect,all the small touches like
“A fabulous retreat from the hurly burly of life” The Treehouse is a true find for those who are not seeking the luxury or facilities of a smart hotel. It is away from the resort, high on a jungle coated cliff, set apart from everyone else. The apartm
We spent amazing holiday in St. Lucie due to Sarah and Pablo who prepared beautiful appartment in their treehouse for us. If you want to visit St. Lucia and looking for quiet place in nature - this is… More
“A lovely apartment by the sea”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2014
We have just stayed at this lovely apartment right by the Caribbean Sea for 10 days. The apartment is well equipped and has a comfortable bed with a separate bathroom and a lovely deck for sunbathing… More
“Exclusive Caribbean hideaway”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2014
I think I have found my very own exclusive rainforest hideaway. Recently built, this one bed apartment adjoining the owner's house is located on a hillside close to the waters edge with stunning views… More
“excellent apartment, fantastic location, pet friendly” Apartment was spotlessly clean with everything provided. The owners, Chrissie & Paul were there to meet us and gave us a full and comprehensive handover.They also provided a folder full of useful
Thanks for a wonderful stay! The apartment was just as pictured. Warm, cosy, spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need. The beach is just across the road and a great central location fo… More
“The perfect base for exploring Romney Marsh.”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2016
A clean and well cared for little base, very central for exploring the marshes. There is a fairly busy road between the holiday home and the sea but not in any way obtrusive, even with the windows ope… More
“Good location for a quiet holiday in the Spanish September sun” The apartment, although well fitted, is quite compact and is in a block which seems to house many permanent Spanish people, who were very pleasant and polite. A bit difficult to find at f
“Great location in a nice building, excellent value for money.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2011
Two minute walk to the beach, bars and shops but in a nice quiet street. Did not experience any noise problems from other apartments and the street is very quiet at night. The apartment is well furn… More
“Perfect location, clean and tidy, all you could want for a self catering holiday”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2011
Had a lovely stay at the studio apartment. Not huge accommodation but has everything you need and was comfortable enough or 3 adults and a baby. Perfect location for the Arenal (beach, restaurants, ba… More
“Highly Recommended” We have recently returned from 1 weeks holiday staying in the Garden Studio in Lagrasse. Firstly, we had such a warm welcome from Guy & Claire (the owners) we felt immediately relaxed and at home. The accomodation was tastefully