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.
“MR” Really lovely place to stay,peaceful & relaxing beautiful garden Great Outdoor kitchen area for barbecu. Everything you need is there a home from home. Great restaurants (local food) and very good prices especially the local wine all in with walki
“10 out of 10!” We received a warm welcome from Dave who invited us to explore the lake and grounds. The room was in a lovely courtyard, was comfortable and spotless with nice touches like tea, coffee, biscuits and even porridge pots for breakfast. The
“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
“Couldn't be better” Location, facilities, people, food, beaches, rum etc, etc all fantastic.
We stayed in a studio, wonderful views, very peaceful, very clean and all kitchen facilities. We caught or bought fish, cooked at home or on locals' grill
We had a fantastic time and would not hesitate to return. You have done a great job in the design and setting of Two Bays. Sleeping with the shutters wide open with the sound of the ocean at night was… More
“Excellent-you have to go!”
Reviewed 25 May 2013
This was my third trip to Two Bays and the second time I stayed at Bayside. My friend stayed in Beachside and it was such fun to wander over in the mornings and sit on her verandah watching the waves … More
Just to clarify - it is an infinity pool overlooking the sea and Crochu Bay.
“Unspoilt carribean paradise!”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2013
We had a lovely time staying in the beachside studio at Cabier ocean lodge. The studio was clean and comfortable and with the fan there was always a good breeze. We loved swimming before breakfast w… More
“Compact accomodation for two with balcony in perfect location for town, beach and transport” This is a well equipped studio apartment in a modern secure building on a famous and busy pedestrian street with restaurants and shopping. Its tiny balcony l
“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
“Studio apartment with stunning view” Visited the apartment in June 2015. The apartment is well equipped and the view from the balcony is spectacular. It's location near the footpaths in and out of Les Houches is great for walkers. A great budget optio
Lovely apartment on the top floor of a block amid the trees at Les Houches. Great view from the balcony of the chamonix valley and Mont Blanc. Added bonus having BBC 1 and 2 available. Access to cover… More
Reviewed 1 Feb 2013
Having stayed before i knew the location was perfect for getting to the ski lifts just a 3 minute walk away in a quiet location. If you dont have a car, few nearby local bars just 5 mins away, a 10-15… More
“Thumbs up for les grand balcon”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2012
The place was just right fir 2 people, and the chalet we had had just the best view ever. Location is quiet and just 3 minutes drive from Chamonix centre, and also a few minutes drive from the mont bl… More
Net appartement. Erg ruim,schoon en alles qua keukengerei etc aanwezig. Terwijl we aan het bbq-en waren kwam de zoon van de eigenaresse nog een typisch siciliaanse worst laten proeven, erg leuk! Afsta… More
“Che splendida vacanza”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2013
Che meraviglia... come dopo ogni vacanza è difficile riprendere la vita di tutti i giorni, specie se come nel mio caso si rimanga pienamente soddisfatti!!
Che dire... Estrema nostalgia delle cene in… More