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.
Over the past number of years it has been home to families and guests from Canada, Australia, France, China and other international bases. The four double rooms are well suited and comfortable for two families and it has also been the base for the South African Golf tea …see more
Very good accommodation and easy access to tourist attractions on the north coast, secure and safe play areas for young children… More
Reviewed 23 Mar 2013
We booked the house for a weekend to celebrate my mum's 70th birthday. It was one of thebest rentals I have ever stayed in. Good central location within walking distance of 2 good restaurants and cl… More
“Clean and modern in a great location”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2012
This property was very clean and in a great location. it does not have a sea view but is a 30 second walk from the sea front. The property sleeps 8 adults very comfortably with no need to fold out b… More
The house stands in the prettiest street in the old quarter of Colombiers, a rural village on the Canal du Midi, in the middle of France's largest wine growing area. With both a double and a twin bedded room, it is ideal for families or couples although their is a …see more
Irini Gardens is undoubtedly one of the best complexes in the Peyia area, situated between the village centre and the coast. It is ideally located for exploring the north west and south west of the island and is within easy reach of Paphos and the Troodos Mountains. The …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Air conditioning;
Welcome to Casa Zambra - a spacious townhouse which has recently been rebuilt using local crastmen. Open plan living room/dining room and kitchen with lots of character. Well equipped kitchen with solid wood worktop, dishwasher and fridge freezer. There is also a downst …see more
Nearest beach 55 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
The Old Fort House is a lovingly restored french property, retaining many original features such as the old stone walls and beams. Tastefully yet simply decorated the cottage offers the visitor all the comforts of home.This typically quirky french property, which has be …see more
Our house is equipped and decorated to an exceptional standard, sleeps up to 4 people with one double (en-suite), twin room, bathroom and shower room with WC. A spacious living area leads to paved area, perfect for relaxing in the afternoon sun, free sat TV*, air cond …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The house is located in the heart of one of England's gems – The Cotswolds. The house is just a five minute walk away from the small historic market town-centre where great pubs and restaurants can be found along with small shops and a small supermarket further o …see more
“Spacious and comfortable accommodation for a family group.”
Reviewed 17 Nov 2013
The Moreton-in-Marsh house is ideally situated for exploration of the Cotswolds. It is spacious and comfortable with a lovely, homely sitting room and large dining space, easily accommodating all seve… More
“Wonderful cottage stay”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2013
As a group of friends we stayed at the London Road townhouse during August 2013. We found the townhouse to be spotlessly clean and plenty spacious for 8 adults. It was also amazingly well equipped wit… More
“Fantastic house in a beautiful location.”
Reviewed 14 May 2013
This was my first real experience of renting a holiday cottage for myself and a group of friends, and if they're all like this I will do it a lot more often! Communication before the stay was great, a… More
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Searching for the idyllic break you read about in the Sunday supplements? Our four storey townhouse in the heart of medieval Eymoutiers will provide you with the perfect setting for your holiday.Every effort has been made to ensure …see more
“Couldn’t be better. Accommodation and location were perfect.”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2013
We were looking for a quite getaway for a few days and Eymoutiers was the ideal location. We have visited the Limousin a few times and the scenery is spectacular, with lots of interesting things to do… More
Nestled into the old exterior walls of Pereta, at the bottom of a quaint alleyway, sits the old characteristic 'Casa Romantica'. Lovingly restored to high standards, 2 bedroom village house with original wooden beams, exposed stone arches, open fire and terra cotta tile …see more
We had a fantastic week in Pereta, we really didn't want to leave and the next location had a lot to live up too!
Casa Romantica was perfect for us. The living area wasn't the biggest but was very w… More
I am really happy you had a good time and pleased you found the house perfect for your family. I try hard to provide all those little extras that make living in a holiday home so much easier. Glad your children liked the toys and games and hope that the star gazing made a memorable holiday for them... I miss not seeing all those stars back home in the UK!! Hope you return again soon.
Reviewed 26 Oct 2011
stayed lhere for a week and only wish it had been for longer. Casa Romantica has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. It was so nice to come back to at the end of the day … More
I am pleased you liked Casa Romantica and Pereta and agree the balcony is a special relaxing place. I hope you will return again soon... for 2 weeks next time :-)
“not recommended apartment”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2011
Let me start by saying Pereta is a lovely village and the locals are lovely but the apartment is another story
The so called quaint approach to this apartment was not, it was not that nice. The door … More
I must say that I am really shocked and very disappointed reading this review as this is the first time someone has complained however, I respect your comments and have taken some of them into consideration. To start off with we don’t wish to update the alleyway down to the house which dates back to the 11th century, or the front door that has been there for a very long time. Most people that visit usually appreciate the history and character of the property. As to the size of the house… I advertise the house for couples or families with small children as the second bedroom is designed for young kids not adults. As to the odd creepy crawly… Pereta is perched on the hillside in the countryside so this is just part of nature. However, I am fitting new fly screens for 2012. The cleaning fee includes all bed linen, towels, beach towels and a lovely welcome basket with enough food and drink for breakfast and an evening meal!! I apologize about the fridge having ice in it and I have bought a new one for 2012. I am sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay at Casa Romantica, obviously this style of holiday was not for you and it’s very sad that you have found so many negative things to say. For your next holiday you may be better staying in a modern style apartment.
Casita Tomate is a cosy one bedroomed house situated in the middle of the village of El Ferrer. Accessed through the dwarf front door the house having traditional wooden beams through out. There is an open plan sitting-room, kitchen dinning area on the ground floor with …see more
“Charming, quaint, low ceiling house with wonderful night sky views”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2014
Walking into the house it is like going back in time, with respect to the architecture but with all of the modern world facilities.
The ceilings are low and the access to the first floor, up short… More
Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
Peyia Gardens is a hillside development overlooking the Coral Bay area of Paphos on the outskirts of the village of Peyia. This 2 bedroom, fully air-conditioned luxury house is situated on the outskirts of Peyia Village, near Coral Bay. Furnished to a very high standar …see more
Two storey 'lock-up and go' town house located in the centre of Force, a hilltop town in the southern Marche region, Italy's best kept secret ! Features: Excellent condition and fully furnished with open fireplace and natural gas central heating ( winter) Close …see more
Welcome to “Villa Torre No 1…less than one block to our gorgeous white beaches and cosy resort! This beautiful home with large pool at Apptos Sa Torre is nestled in the popular Canyamel Beach near Artà Mallorca. A great place for a wonderful vacation with family an …see more
Our Townhouse is located 100 metres from the beach, in the exclusive area of Bahia de Marbella, near to the Hotel Los Monteros, just 5 kms from Marbella. Quiet and peaceful, yet close enough to the lovely old town of Marbella with its many restaurants and shops, the hou …see more
A breathtaking, three storey, bay side town house overlooking the historic Red Wharf Bay. Sleeping eight and magnificently furnished, with a master en suite bedroom, two doubles and a bunk room there is a modern kitchen. A short stroll from two superb restaurants.Open p …see more
Newly available for letting the house is ideal for a self catering family for either a walking or beach holiday. Accredited with four star luxury grading by Visit Wales (Setember 2009)Can sleep a maximum of 6 people. Glanmorgan offers 3 bedrooms and on road parking (res …see more
I stayed here with my husband, daughter, mum, dad and sister and there was plenty of room. It was such a bonus to have a travel cot, stairgates and highchair for my baby daughter, plus a cupboard to s… More
“Second visit just as good as the first”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2013
Have just had our second stay at Glanmorgan and hope to return next year. Can't fault it- excellent ,very comfortable accommodation with all you need for a family self-catering holiday. Perfect locati… More
“We loved it!”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2013
We were so impressed with Glanmorgan. It is conveniently located to everything. You can walk to pubs, restaurants, beach and harbor.
The lounge is lovely and light and has a cute window seat and mode… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
West Cliff House is a beautifully decorated home that is just a stones throw from the sea making it a perfect space for anyone visiting Broadstairs. The house has been lovingly restored to a high standard and although it is airy and light, it is also a very comfortable …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
The house is spread over 4 floors and is more like a tower with each level revealing interesting glimpses and views of the town as you go up towards the roof terrace where you have a stunning panorama of the Town, Harbour and Mountains beyond. There are 2 double bedroom …see more
The house was just perfect, and the location too - right in the town, just a few minutes walk from the boulevard, cafes and shops. The view from the room terrace was fantastic, overlooking the harbour… More
Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
Albergue situado en una zona privilegiada, consta de 2 habitaciones, una con 3 literas, baño y ducha, y otra con 5 literas, baño y duchas.Como zona comun esta la cocina compartida, el gimnasio y sala de estar.Dipone de wifi y TVExiste un servicio gratuito de transport …see more
SPACIOUS PROPERTY WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS
An extremely spacious victorian townhouse with beautiful views over the National Trust Torrs, this property makes the perfect family getaway.
The bustling town centre of Ilfracombe is within easy walking distance (5-10 minutes) …see more
“Excellent base for group of 9 friends and family including baby.”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2014
We were a varied party - from 11 months to mid-fifties, 4 young adults - everyone loved the house - there was a room to suit everyone. The location was perfect for wandering around the town and for dr… More
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I'm glad your party enjoyed your stay in Primrose House and enjoyed the area as much as we do.
“Beautiful house, good location.”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2014
Beautiful house, clean and well equipped, central to all local amenities. Enough room for our large party of 9 and 2 dogs. Fab views to the front of the house a lovely week away. Many thanks.… More
Many thanks for sharing your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay at Primrose House :)
“Gorgeouse Large House WIth Great Furniture and Rooms”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2016
We stayed in Primrose house with our 2 kids and aged 9 and 1 and other family members. We were looking for a house which was big enough and gave privacy when needed and this was perfect. The house is … More
Thank you for your feedback, I'm so glad you loved the house as much as we do and that you enjoyed your stay in Ilfracombe.
Just imagine falling asleep to the sound of the waves in this beautiful 6-bedroom Victorian townhouse with amazing sea views. The house has been tastefully restored to it's former glory with its eclectic mix of antique and contemporary chic furnishings.Relax and s …see more
Our group of friends has been renting large properties twice a year for last 25 years and we all agreed that Thirlmere was probably the best house we have ever rented. It was extremely well equipped a… More
Reviewed 15 Aug 2012
We stayed for a week during August and was really pleased with the size and quality of the accommodation. We met the owner, Denis, and he was really helpful and informative. If you need a property tha… More
Reviewed 30 Oct 2011
a wonderful well presented house with a fantastic view and every thing you could need . it is very relaxing and peacefull . close to all amenitys and a lovely beach to stroll along .… More
The houses is two storey with open plan lounge and dining area, single bedroom, washroom/toilet and separate kitchen on the ground floor. At the front of the house is a lockable patio overlooking the swimming pool. The house is south facing and therefore receives all da …see more