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.
“swanswater wee house” dilys and I have stayed here many times before, being a keen fisherman could not ask for better surroundings, center of stirling just a short drive, dilys often walks there taking about 45mins, room is always clean and inviting,
“Lovely apartments close to the beach” We had a very relaxed and lovely time at Meltemi apartments on Paros. The hostess was very kind and helpfull, she gave good tips for places to go in the area. The beach was just a 5 minutes walk, although we loved
We have enjoyed Katarina's hospitality and the wonderful garden is well taken care of. The location of Meltemi is only one minute from the sand beach which is almost only visited by locals. At walki… More
“Relaxing, peaceful, a stone's throw from the beach and restaurants”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2013
Our room accommodated two parents and a young child comfortably. The simple kitchen facilities allowed us to cook meals when we wanted to, and the picnic table outside our room allowed us to eat all o… More
“Quirky & quaint” My partner and I stayed at Treetops for two nights and it was absolutely lovely. it was so cosy and quirky. So much nicer than staying in a soulless hotel. The bed was really comfy, the views were beautiful, and it had a lovely romant
This was just what we needed. A self contained happy tree house in (what felt like) the middle of no where. There is a lovely village nearby and lots of sites in the area. The treehouse was perfect… More
Thank you, this is exactly what I like to hear! You are very welcome any time. x
“Superbly quirky romantic hideaway in a delightful garden in the heart of the bucolic Sussex countryside.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2015
We were enchanted by this place; essentially an attic conversion over a double garage, superbly executed, with the kitchen and bathroom at ground floor, and a spiral stair taking you to the living and… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this, it's such a shame your visit was cut short. I look forward to welcoming you back under less stressful circumstances! You have a base in the South East whenever you need it - if you would like to join in any art or music activities or let me know - I've also found a very good masseuse who will visit. Hope she's healing well. Best wishes to you both :)
“Lovely, relaxing retreat few days away”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2016
Treetops is all that it says it is and away from the busyness of life a idyllic quaint retreat space to clear your mind and take stock of life. A great quiet place to work with no interruptions of eve… More
Thank you for this lovely review. Very pleased to be able to provide sanctuary when it's needed. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit x
“Brilliant Studio, Beautiful Location” We stayed for a long weekend at the Woodpecker studio and had a fantastic time. The bed was extremely comfy, the shower was great and it had all we could need and much more...
It's so peaceful and in the middle o
Stayed at the this studio for a long weekend away from the hustle and bustle. It served the purpose very well. The studio felt modern, self contained and well equipped. The location was great, very t… More
I'm delighted you were happy with your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
“Top class in every way” We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years, but this was by far the best. Everything that you could wish for was provided, with many extras that you would not expect. The owners were friendly, helpful, and nothing w
“Exceptionally well appointed let with a very warm welcome.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
Very well appointed. You do not want for anything. Jean and George made us very welcome and could not do enough for us. A very quiet location with easy access to York. Recommend this to any couple.… More
“Wonderful accomodation - Just perfect”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2015
Fabulous accommodation, with everything you need. Off road parking and a beautiful garden. George and Jean are excellent hosts. Dunnington is a very pretty village with convenient shops and lovely wal… More
“Wonderful Finikounda!” We were staying at the villa Olivia for about two weeks. It was pretty convenient studio nicely located with very warm hearted owners. Bruno found us out on the road when we helplessly tried to search for the villa in the dark f
“Lovely setting for a Greek holiday in a wheelchair.”
Reviewed 24 Apr 2013
I found this apartment on the Internet when looking for accommodation with wheelchair accessibility in Greece. The website was appealing and the apartment lived up to all expectations. The bonus was t… More
“renovated to a high standard, The Snug has everything you need. Great position for town and beach. Great hosts.” Sarah and Brian were very thoughful and welcoming hosts. The Snug has a high quality finish but bathroom is something special. Beach and F
This is a well appointed apartment with level access to the town centre, approximately 10 minutes walking distance away. The apartment has all the facilities required for an enjoyable stay in a lively… More
“Super well equipped apartment, great location” Great stay in February half term. The instructions provided and key handover arrangements are great and work well. Stayed in owners other apartment next door at Christmas and this apartment is equally we
Lovely apartment, very well appointed in a handy location at the bottom of the ski lift. Finished to a high standard with everything you'll need to enjoy a very comfortable stay! Parking outside for f… More
“Well equipped refurbished flat in a great location”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2015
Party was 2 adults + 2 children. A modern, up to date apartment (looks like it has been recently refurbished throughout). Flat was very well equipped with everything we needed for our stay, particular… More
“Great Accommodation, the perfect location.” We booked this accommodation to attend a wedding at Mar Lodge and we were looking for self catering.
The week of the wedding Jennifer phoned to ask we would like the cottage as it was a little larger than t
“Lovely apartment in a fantastic complex” The studio apartment is clean, comfortable, modern and well maintained. It is very well positioned and overlooks the outdoor pool of the Green Life complex. The complex itself is very luxurious with an internal
“Clean, well appointed, comfortable, stunning views” Lovely situation for a 'get away from it all' break. fantastic views, great cliff walking, good regular bus service to Weymouth. Nice clean flat, comfy beds, everything you need for a relaxing stay.
Lovely, clean, comfortable apartment with a fantastic view of the sea and Portland Bill lighthouse. Very quiet, no traffic noise to intrude, plenty of local amenities and parking. There are lots of re… More
Thank you very much for your great review. I'm pleased you enjoyed the sea views and quietness of the location. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Reviewed 15 Apr 2014
Needed reasonably priced but good quality accommodation to visit family. Suited us perfectly for this short break as well furnished with very comfortable beds and a stunning view from the window. Wo… More
Thank for your very kind review.I am glad that it suited you perfectly and that you slept well in the comfortable beds. What a great view to wake up to.Cooking facilities are provided by means of a microwave and the on site world class restaurant is just a 1 minute walk away. I look forward to welcoming you for your return visit.
“Lovely apartment in an historic building with a difference”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2013
Lovely, clean apartment with every effort taken to ensure a comfortable stay. The austere building has an interesting history and there is easy access to hotel facilities. All this plus great coastal … More
Thank you for your kind review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay in this stunning location.
“Fantastic place” Perfect place, very peaceful and relaxing, we were made very welcome on arrival and was allowed to take our baby tortoise with us. The local town was a 10 minute drive away and well worth a visit, great location . Follow the map to