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.
“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
“Fun packed holiday - suits whole family” Great location handy for lots nice beaches. So much to do on site that you will never be bored. Friendly, helpful owners and comfortable, spacious cottage - would love to return.
“Excellent cottage with all the extra essentials for all ages of the family”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2015
We stayed for one week at the beginning of June in Rose Cottage. The property was in excellent condition, best kitchen i think i've ever had in a holiday home, huge dining room table, and very comfor… More
“Fantastic - soooo sad to leave”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2015
WOW! Great accommodation,comfy beds,clean, well equipped, quiet and peaceful. The pool was wonderful, warmest pool we have been in, love the bubbles at the one end. Our grandson loved the play area a… More
“Wonderful farm cottage - we loved it!”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2014
Wonderful cottage with plenty to do onsite for adults and kids. Friendly hosts who can't do enough for you. We had a great time! A highly recommended base for North Devon exploring...… More
“Just perfect” Just returned from a weekend at Tumbles it was just perfect, we had a wonderful time and a great place to celebrate a 40th & 1st Birthday. We didn't want to leave!! Such a lovely cottage and so safe for the children aged 4,3&1. They had
13 family members for a 50th birthday celebration 4 families age ranges 20mths to 54yrs perfect house to be all together but big enough for everybody to have their own space if needed. Huge warm pool … More
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Rented tumbles lodge as a surprise holiday for my husbands 60th birthday party with our 3 children and partners and 6 grandchildren. It was perfect especially the pool which was very popular with the … More
“Great weekend !!”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Loved our stay here really nice,very spacious house in quiet area but close to beaches. Pool great and everything you need in the kitchen.… More
“Peaceful and relaxing” We chose The Retreat because we both have stressful jobs and were in need of a bit of peace and quiet and we were not disappointed. The Retreat is set in lovely grounds with the bonus of the sole use of a sauna and a great sized
Went for a romantic break for a few days and it was brilliant in every way and exceeded my expectations even after reading the excellent reviews of previous visitors.
The Retreat is set in lovely gro… More
“well worth a visit”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2015
Beautiful location & apartment with the bonus of the heated indoor pool & sauna. We were greeted by Jill on arrival & given some local information of places to visit & said just ask if we required any… More
Reviewed 14 Jun 2016
Wow what can I say! I stayed here with my husband for 2 nights to get some relaxation. I'm a stay at home mum and my son is 15 months old, i can't begin to explain how stressed i was before arriving h… More
“Perfect accommodation for a family holiday.” This was our 6th stay at The Roundhouse and we enjoyed it as much (if not more) than our first. The accommodation is very comfortable and we always find something is new or has been updated. Our family love
“Wonderful place - want to live there permanently!!!”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2012
This place is marvellous - all mod cons and more and all to a very high quality. The pool was like a very warm bath (all though I am told it felt cooler when coming out of the sauna (£2 per session))… More
“Fantastic accommodation and service - nothing too much trouble.”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2012
This being our third stay at Combrew Farm, booking three properties each time, I can only say we have booked again for next year! All the family love it, with grandchildren ranging from 7 to 22 years… More
“Best in the South West”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2012
Our two daughters, their husbands and our 5 grandchildren were with us on this holiday and despite mixed weather we enjoyed all that the Roundhouse, the swimming pool, games facilities and play area h… More
“What a Gem!” My husband and I stayed in this lovely Villa for three weeks in March, the weather was glorious. We had a wonderful time.The Villa is located at Lance Aux Epines in a residential area surrounded by other lovely properties. It is a beautif
This really is a jewel in the Caribbean. It is extremely private, yet accessible. We spent 9 days in this delightful house which has some sea views and a lovely well-stocked garden. It is very well eq… More
We have just returned from our first family holiday on the Isle Of Wight with our two children aged 9 and 6. The Cabin is an amazing place to stay for a holiday, very clean and has everything you need… More
Reviewed 22 Apr 2017
Lovely holiday. Perfect hosts. Great cabin and exclusive use of the pool was ideal for the boys. Would recommend… More
The owner is very hospitable and kind. We enjoyed the quietness of the location. The Gite is well arranged and clean. Get your groceries beforehand and enjoy the solitude and slow pace with a dip in t… More
Thank you for letting such a nice comment about your stay in our house. We look forward to welcoming you on your next vacation.
Patrick and Sylvie
“lovely gite in lovely countryside.”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
very cosy comfy gite set in lovely gardens,the gite had all the mod cons and was nicely furnished.its in a good location for cycling around the French countryside and its only 20km to Dieppe and 20 km… More
Encore merci d'avoir partagé votre expérience pour les futurs vacanciers. Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour. Nous serions également très heureux de vous revoir lors de vos prochaine vacance.
Patrick et Sylvie
“A very pleasant well equiped gite in lively countryside close to coast.”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2014
This gite is well situated and very well equiped and decorated. The owners are very welcoming and helpful and an added bonus is the use of the pool. Patrick is also a very talented painter. In additio… More
hello, We are pleased to know that you spent a stay in our lodging more satisfactory and that you could discover and appreciate our region and the Norman heritage. We welcome you with pleasure next time. Cordially. Sylvie and Patrick PECQUEUR
“Happiest week of my life” On arrival i was welcomed by the housekeeper who was very healpful and showed me and my friends around the complex and showed us all the rooms and what was on offer, we was at least 10 mins drive from shops but on the drive t
We travelled in a large group, 23 persons - 9 adults and 14 nephews and nieces - from the ages 84 to 8. My mother gave a family reunion at the occassion of her eightyfourth birthday on New Years eve. … More
Reviewed 1 Dec 2011
In february 2011 we spent a week in this well equipped holiday resort and were quite impressed with the beautiful mountains we were surrounded by.
We did lots of skiing and enjoyed the local thermal… More
“What more could you want from a hen?” With 7 bridesmaids, 1 heavily pregnant and a couple who are not big on the drinking scene, I really struggled to think of a hen event that would satisfy everyone. We stayed at the Pinfold for the weekend and I cou
“Great house in the middle of nowhere” Just returned from a two week holiday in Le Moulin the house is wonderful loads of space lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, great kitchen. We were a group of 9 ranging from 10years through teens to adults we all enjoy
My second visit to the chateau, was as good as the first. Went with friends/children the first time and then with family and children this time. Worked well both times...so much space to get away...fr… More
Thank you for a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have such great guests :) See you again soon we hope....
“A wonderful weekend we"ll never forget” We stayed for a long weekend at the beginning of February to celebrate a 50th Birthday. We were extremely excited about having the pleasure of sharing this historical family home & having the opportunity to expe
Great Tangley Manor is a wonderful property in a great location. The gardens are beautiful and the overall stay was a great experience for my family who travelled over from Germany for our wedding. I … More
Reviewed 17 May 2013
We stayed at Great Tangley manor for my husband’s 40th birthday with family - It was amazing - All I could have hoped for and more - The wow factor is really indescribable - Have to see it to believ… More
“Party of 7 (3 bedroom option) - We all love Love LOVED Great Tangley Manor!”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2012
The whole process, from booking, arriving, staying and leaving was easy (well as easy as leaving such a lovely house can be!). Nicho kept us well informed and provided all the information we could pos… More
“Ideal location for families” The key was available so we were able to get straight into the apartment. Mrs McWilliams was very friendly and helpful. The apartment is very spacious. It has lovely views over the gardens, and the swimming pool was nic
We recently spent a week in this apartment, it was great value for money and the facilities were excellent! My daughter learnt to swim in the pool within two days of being there and my son learnt to s… More
“Had potential, but very disappointing, definitely not good value for money.”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2011
We are writing this because if we had had the opportunity to read this before booking, we wouldn’t have! We have tried to keep it short – believe me, the first version being more like an essay!
As owners of Purbeck Cliffs Apartment we welcome comments and suggestions and have run the apartment very successfully for over 20 years. Each year we are visited by an independent Quality Assurance Assessor recognised by the Tourist Board to check the Apartment and we have consistently maintained our four star rating.
We were sorry this contributor did not enjoy her holiday, despite the beautiful weather they experienced. The comments about the pool were particularly unfair; the pool is kept heated to 81 degrees and above. It is checked at least twice a week and there is certainly no algae growing in it. It is unrealistic to promise to keep the pool totally insect free but we are always happy to give the pool an extra clean if requested.
Each year we redecorate and renew equipment and as part of this ongoing programme items such as the garden seats would clearly have been replaced, had this or some of the other points raised been brought to our attention at the time these would have been dealt with.
Purbeck Cliffs Apartment with its own private swimming pool and 2 acre garden presents outstanding value for money and compares very favourably with similar types of holiday where the swimming pool, sauna and snooker room are shared with other guests.
“Blackthorn cottage” Fantastic place to just unwind and relax
Very helpfull owners
The pool and hot tub were great as was the cottage
You hVe everything you need and a couple of good pubs with food nearby
Would go back again asap
Would definitely recommend Blackthorn Cottage - we would love to return in 2013 to recharge our batteries! The countryside views from the lounge are lovely and it is in such a quiet a peaceful setting… More
“Ideal for what I wanted”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2013
Everything was just right. I needed binoculars to see the nearest house from the south facing veranda. After a day out the hot tub was so very relaxing. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful and w… More
Reviewed 19 Mar 2013
Stayed with my partner and had a very enjoyable time. Directions were spot on and access was quick and easy.
Cottage was clean and tidy. Lots of local information available on where to go and r… More
“Amazing, friendly, child friendly super stay” The barn is beautiful, immaculate and really well decorated and very comfortable. The stunning views from the barn stretch far into the distance and include the River Severn giving an immense feeling of sp
We were always worried that with 2 under 2 it would be a challenge finding somewhere that could accommodate and wouldn't mind us being there. Finding Wibdon Barn has been the best hidden gem out ther… More
Just thrilled that you were able to relax and chill after a rather eventful few months! It would be lovely if you were to come and run and shout and swim again.
“A really great place to stay”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2016
Wibdon Barn is situated perfectly for you to explore Wales and the Forest of Dean, easy to find and not far from the Severn Bridge with great views over the river. It's a spacious house which is well … More
Thank you so much, guys. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and were able to explore so much of the area. We would love to see you again and perhaps L can continue his swimming lessons!
Reviewed 21 Jun 2013
I took the wife and my 1 year old for a weekend. The house is lovely and the owners are very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The house is well equipped and well maintained. It was… More