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.
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
“Great villa, town and weather!” The Whiterocks villa was superb with all the amenities you would need, in particular
the pool was extremely clean and we used it every day in our 2 week stay.
The views from the villa were breathtaking!
“Truly excellent villa” Lovely well kept villa. Everything you could need, plus a couple of bottles of wine on arrival!
Very spacious, secluded, lovely pool. As good as it looks, which is not always the case. Secure gated driveway with shaded place fo
“A very well equipped villa for all weathers” Good size bedrooms, bathrooms and a huge living/dinning space. The kitchen was a good size too with a dish washer. Everything you could wish for. The pool was great and well used by all, as were the sun l
We arrived late due to getting lost in the area, eventually called Annie who looks after the Villa and lives nearby, her husband came out in the dark and found us about 3 miles away, we were eternally… More
“Our Best Venue ever”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
The owner slightly understates the quality of this perfect venue.He should also advertise that the barbeque is a top class gas barbeque.Also there are more than sufficient tools etc for thebarbeque.We… More
“Perfect location to explore the Cote d'Azure” Lovely, spacious, secluded villa with excellent facilities in a prime location.
Charming, friendly and genuinely hospitable hosts.
Everything and everywhere seems to be within 30 minutes driving time !
The villa sits in beautiful tranquil woodlands and yet is so close to the local village of Valbonne and only 20 minutes from the coast. The villa is idyllic and the owners, Daniel and Elsie, ensured t… More
“Fantastic family friendly property”
Reviewed 19 May 2013
We stayed at this villa for two weeks in early May as a group of 4 adults and one young baby (10 months). We found the owners to be incredibly helpful and friendly, from the initial booking stage to s… More
“This was a divine place!”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2012
We were four seniors and Villa Boisdoree turned out to be just perfect for all of us: We were lucky and got a last-minute cancellation: in over a decade of traveling in Europe; I have not stayed in su… More
“Peace and relaxation” On arival the villa is clean and theres a welcome pack of water, butter, cheese, wine, jam, fruit, bread, teabags, coffee, sugar and things like salt ,pepper and oil so you are able to recuperate after your travels.
Lovely and clean, very well equipped, great pool, views - I cannot recommend it enough! We loved the barbeque, the pool, the villa - it was often hard to muster up the energy to go out to eat! Nice we… More
Reviewed 19 Nov 2011
Incredible - wonderful - probably the best holiday I've ever had in Greece (and I've been living in Greece for 24yrs!) Wonderful villa .... I didn't want to leave! You do need a car to get to this vi… More
“Brilliant Holiday” My daughter and I loved Villa Sara. It was fully equiped and very clean and comfortable. We were 15 mins away from a very large supermarket, that had taxis parked so we were able to get the shopping back to the villa no problem.
We stayed here as a family of 2 children ( a baby one years old ). The property is extremely well equipped, safe, very luxurious and has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay, very… More
Reviewed 10 Dec 2013
Stayed in this three bed modern apartment in May 2013. It is a away from the main town of Puerto de la cruz, but if you want a quiet rental with a short taxi journey to the main bars of the town, the… More
“Charme et confort”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2015
Nous sommes restés 10 jours dans cette jolie villa. Moderne avec tout confort (literie idéale, linge de toilette +++, wifi, grande tv). La décoration est réalisée avec goût. L.exterieur est trè… More
“Excellent” This villa is one of the best you could find, everything is included and there's nothing more you could need.
If you are looking for a quiet and relaxeing holiday this is the villa to book, we enjoyed the sun, and peaceful nice surroundin
“Marbari Villa- 5Star Holiday Villa” We have just returned from a three week trip to Floida staying in this property for the final week of our vacation. We are all agreed that this property was the most well appointed, and comfortable villa we have sta
Brilliant, just brilliant, we agree with everything the previous reviewers say. The management team were so helpful & friendly. Barry & Margaret so accomodating. Enjoyed everything. The thing we … More
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you come back in the future.
“Luxurious, family friendly villa - highly recommended.”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2012
We have just returned from our holiday at this villa and were very impressed. It has everything you could need - including a lovely spa bath and wifi!
I would definitely recommend this villa and wou… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our villa and it's nice to know you would like to return.
“Beautiful in every way”
Reviewed 30 May 2012
Fantastic villa with everything you could possibly need. The children had a great time in the pool, hot tub and spa bath, and loved watching all the wildlife, which were able to identify in the very … More
Thank you for such a positive review. It was good to know how much you enjoyed your stay in our villa.
“Bella Vista” We stayed in the two bedroom villa, which comfortably sleeps up to six people (two on a very comfortable bed seatee downstairs). The villa is beautifully furnished and supplies everything you need to look after the villa and cater for the
“Perfect” We were lucky enough to stay here for three weeks in October and from the beginning everything was perfect. Sandy was extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with, we especially appreciated her checking in with us during Hurricane Matthew to
This was the third time we have stayed in Sunny Days Villa, and as both times before it was such a treat. Having stayed here twice before the main purpose of this trip was to find our very own Sunny D… More
“Wow, Comfortable and welcoming”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2016
I have to say from booking it to leaving it was a breeze. Sandy and Frank were very helpful throughout and any questions we had they answered by email within a day.
Once we opened the door our tee… More
“Wow! What a villa.”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2015
Fantastic location. The villa is a short drive from all the tourist attractions like SeaWorld and Disney. Very clean, immaculate bedrooms and beautiful pool. Lots of space both inside and outside by t… More
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad you enjoyed all that the games room had to offer. We hope you get the opportunity to come back and compete at pool again one day soon!
Sandy & Frank
“Great Villa and Location” We stayed at this beautiful villa with two other couples and it was just perfect. Comfortable accommodation with everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. The pool was non-chlorine and just what you need in the
“Great lake views and great location” The villa was very easy to find just off the main. A lovely private location overlooking the lake.
The property was very well kept inside and out with all the usual utilities provided. It was only a 10 minute driv
“Two wonderful weeks at Kivotos Villa” We had a perfect stay at Kivotos Villa with a wonderful view, spacious rooms and a great outdoor area. Many thanks to Eva for taking such good care of us. We where treated with fresh vegetables, cucumber pie and p
Villa is very nice, perfectly maintained, well equipped and surrounded by Mediterranean garden.
Location is quiet, remote, on the hillside and with beautiful sea views, but on the same time not far… More
Reviewed 20 Aug 2011
We had a wonderful week at Kivotos villa. Eva and her husband Sakis could not do enough for us and were so hospitable but not at all intrusive. The villa itself is lovely, spotlessly clean and the bed… More
“The villa for a perfect holiday” The villa had everything we needed and more. It was great to come back to the villa and cool down in the pool after a day at the beach. Having all the beach towels at our disposal was fantastic. The villa is only a cou
“Exceptional Villa” A well appointed, tastefully finished villa that provided a perfect base for a most enjoyable 2 week family holiday. Nothing to fault and exactly what we expected it to be based on previous reviews. Would recommend without hesitatio
“The BEST family summer holiday we've had to date!”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2014
This place is amazing and well exceeded our expectations!
'Villa Les Highly Recommended' more like!
The pictures on the booking site do not do the place justice - if you book based on the pictu… More
“Excellent villa in quiet location”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2014
We have just returned from a week in this beautiful villa in the Corbierres wine region. The villa is furnished to a really high standard and has lovely outdoor eating areas. The pool is small but spo… More
“The best villa we have stayed in.”
Reviewed 30 Jan 2014
We have stayed in this villa many times. The location is beautiful surrounded by vineyards and lovely views over the village and surrounding countryside. the quiet and relaxing location is only an eas… More
“Best view on Kefalonia” It doesn't matter what the inside of this villa is like, as you will want to spend your entire time outside gazing at the view!! Superb sunsets every night with 2 seating areas and outside kitchen. The inside of the villa is
“Stay here, you'll love it!” Mario and Tatjana have built a wonderful series of villas on this property. As hosts they were really helpful and accommodating but we also felt like we had all the privacy we could want. Everything was in wonderful condit
The world is a big place and there are so many places I would like to travel to, but there is something about Savusavu Fiji, also called the hidden paradise of Fiji) that keeps me coming back for mor… More
Reviewed 12 May 2013
From the moment of arrival and Radjesh picked me up at the airport I knew I had choose the best spot for my holiday. Radjesh was to become my number one taxi driver and guide around Savusavu. … More
“Paradise with Hosts To Match”
Reviewed 10 May 2013
We had a 10 day stay ay Villa Vanilla with Mario and Tatjana as our hosts. Every morning we had breakfast on the terrace overlooking the $1,000,000. view of the Savusavu Bay. The villa was fully equ… More
“Wonderful, comfortable villa with magnificent views.” We stayed in this lovely villa in July/Aug. it delivered everything promised and more. It is well equipped and comfortable with a brilliant outside area with pool and outstanding views over Tsilivi
“My preferred holiday home that i should book in advance”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2013
I must say that this Villa is the most perfect holiday home. You are in a wonderful location with a wonderful view that is quiet during the day for that perfect sunbathing experience with a pool that … More
Reviewed 15 May 2012
What can I say about this villa? It's just absolutely perfect and really makes for a fantastic holiday. My family have hired Sunset several times now and each holiday has been amazing. The location i… More
“Beautiful, Peaceful Villa with Amazing views”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2011
Left our husbands at home and a wonderful "girlie" week at Sunset villa. It had everything you could wish for. Peaceful, Private villa. Well equipped every kitchen facility you would need. Three spaci… More
“Stylish property, perfect for a relaxing holiday” We saw lots of pictures of Villa Sa Font Calenta before our holiday and wondered if it could possibly be as good as it looked. Well it was everything we hoped for and more. Situated just outside of Art
“A beautiful, comfortable and well-equipped house in a stunning location”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
We travelled to Majorca with my sister and brother in law and five children between us aged 3 to 9 years. The house is brilliantly laid out for families to share - three ensuite bathrooms plus shower … More
“The ultimate mallorcan retreat, you will never find a more perfect villa”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
it is not often that a holiday villa is as good as the description......well i have to say the owners have done an incredible job of under selling this one!! it is absolutely incredible. the accommoda… More
“The perfect family holliday house”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2012
We just got back from a 3.5 week long wonderful holiday at Sa Font Calenta, Majorca. We travled with our 10 months old baby twins for the first time. We were prepared for it to be more of a hassel to… More
“Fantastic view and great location” Really great place, where we (a family of seven) truly enjoyed our time. The beach is no less than fantastic, the place is very interesting and the owners are very helpfull. The house is not new or super modern, but
we arrived at ' le-genope' to find , not just a rental property, but someones home.
a home that was lived in, friendly and relaxing. the views from the bay window overlooking omaha beach were ama… More
“La genope is wonderful for children”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2011
We took our nine-year old niece along. The beach proved to be a definite win, as was Bayeux and the riding centre we used a couple of times.
The house itself has all the stuff we needed, and we were … More
“Great beaches, good food, brilliant fun”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2012
Cheap and cheerful on the beach, great doggy walking, nice big private outdoor area. Really enjoyed our relaxing stay.… More
“We stepped off the spinning world and re-discovered ourselves” The Villa exceeded our expectations, the location and the views are to die for we spent many hours on the roof terrace just watching the world go buy. Rush hour consisted of 6 cars leaving