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.
“Beautiful modern property in a peaceful location” We booked this property for week in June to celebrate my Dad's 50th Birthday. The property was stunning and certainly the best that we've stayed in. It was very clean with modern appliances throughout.
Absolutely devine location and cottage. Traditional with touches of comtempory, which sums up Padstow as well really. If you are a fan of Padtow as we are and also partial to walking, then you will be… More
“A lovely relaxing gite” Stayed in August as a couple with three teenage children. We enjoyed the spaciousness and cleanliness in all the rooms. Two bathrooms rather than the three we expected, but it did not prove to be a problem. Everything was ve
Perfect accommodation for 2 couples. Gite was well equiped and comfortable. Diane and Bill were friendly and on hand to answer any questions we had. Excellent location for touring the Loire Valley.… More
“Great Gite; great hosts; great area.”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
We arrived here in June 2011 to a very warm welcome from Diane and Bill. The gite had everything you could require and was well maintained and very well fitted. There were two couples and the layout s… More
“The beautiful Tal Roch” A truly beautiful location set in the peace and tranquillity of a sprawling woodland. From the first day of our arrival we were made to feel most welcome, and could not have asked for better hosts.
The property is a few min
“Gorgeous, fabulous location, can't recommend enough” The house is beautiful, nicely furnished, and was built out of the ruins of a medieval well house abutting a medieval wall - hard to get cooler than that! Parking in the town parking lot a couple s
Loved the house. We immediately felt 'at home'. The support literature was thorough. The house was thoughtfully decorated and well equipped for all needs. Owners were helpful and the contact person at… More
“Will return again and again”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
Our 2nd visit was even better than the first. Cannot wait to return to this comfortable home in pretty Boulbon.… More
“Staying at La Maison du Puits is like living in a story book.”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2013
Three friends and I selected this location from off the internet as a base to stay in Provence while we traveled around the area in a rental car. From the moment the lady in the village opened the do… More
“Le Chirons: Fantastic” The house was superb, extremly spacious with all amenaties whilst retaining the true appeal of a French house.
The gardens are very large and child friendly, with the pool a delight on hot summer days.
Terri and Kieth were gre
“Our time at Les Chirons was everything we could have wished for and more!”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2011
The house and gardens were really lovely and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners Terry and Keith. The place was lovely and clean, very comfortable and peaceful. We enjoyed our little trip… More
It was a pleasure to meet you both and thank you for your kind words.
“The Primal Cave Adventure” We travelled with our two friends Dave & Caroline on Wednesday 18th March to our first adventure to The Primal Cave, not knowing what to expect, other than reading the reviews and looking at the photo's. We were greeted by
Just had an amazing 3 weeks staying at Cueva Peralta. We were very sorry to leave and are already planning our return. What a gem the Cave House is! Spacious, relaxing and well furnished it will gi… More
Thank you for your wonderful and informative review, which will assist people to choose to experience the beautiful Andalucia countryside and lovely welcoming Pueblos. Thank you both again and see you in the near future. Bob
“An amazing experience”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
We were greeted at Cueva Peralta by Bob the owner who made us most welcome,we were very impressed with the layout of the rooms they were well furnished and the kitchen well equipped, beds very comfort… More
Thank you for your review of Cueva Peralta I am so pleased that you enjoyed stay. I look forward to receiving you back in the near future. Best Regards
“Unique accommodation in a superb location”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2015
visited Cueva Peralta in March 2015 with my husband, 7 year old daughter and our dog. We stayed for 3 days and had a fantastic time. Bob was amazingly welcoming and his mini guide to the local villag… More
Thank you for your wonderful review, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Cueva Peralta, and that your daughter enjoyed it so much. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future
“Superb on all counts” A lovely, well thought out chalet in a great location. Comfortable beds, clean and beautifully presented. Ideal for teenagers but layout may not suit very young children as lots of stairs which may prove slippery. Helpful manag
The Hideaway is a wonderful 4 bedroom pet friendly, front line beach house with exceptional views over and direct access onto the beach from its secure garden. The property has been refurbished within the last 4 years to include a new kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom an …see more
VILLA JOLE has Private Pool, Aircon (coin operatedand )a BRAND NEW TOP OF THE RANGE HOT TUB to Enjoy The Fantastic All Year Round WeatherGreat Location With All Amenities including the world class marina within A 5 Minute Walk Or 5 Minute Drive Further A Field.Sleeps 8 …see more
“Idyllic location.” We stayed for 3nights on our way to visit our daughter. Would have loved to have stayed longer. Apartment very clean and comfortable. View from window couldn't be better. We look forward to visiting again.
Fantastic apartment with beautiful views from the lounge. The owners were great, very helpful, and even left a bottle of wine and cake in the fridge! The apartment was clean, and well furnished, also … More
Thanks for that lovely review and look forward to seeing you again soon.
“Cosy cottage in good location” The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and furnished to a high standard. Location was excellent. The cottage was at the end of a (very narrow) lane, so no through traffic. Table and chairs provided outside on the lawn.
Fantastic cottage in great location. Carol was a superb host and nothing was too much trouble. Carol's hospitality went the extra mile when she offered to collect us from a local pub!!!! Will not hesi… More
“We love the Forest of Dean!”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2016
Lovely cottage, really comfortable beds, everything we needed to make our holiday complete.
Carol and Tony were perfect hosts, not too intrusive but there if they were needed. Lots of wild life inclu… More
AZURA is situated in a quiet location away from through traffic and 4 minutes walk to Carbis Bay's beautiful sandy beach. With it's Blue Flag status and sheltered shoreline it is perfect for paddling, playing and swimming; a real children's paradise. Ne …see more
'Number 57' is new to the market after a complete renovation to a very high standard.The house dates back to the 1800's and has an interesting history. 'Number 57' is located right in the heart of the Marina Quarter and is on the doorstep to …see more
“Best short break ever” Driftwood Cottage is immaculate and decorated to a high degree.It is extremely comfortable and we felt at home there. Everything is to hand and we certainly didn't miss not being able to get a mobile signal in the area. A pay
We have stayed in Staithes a number of times and Driftwood cotttage is the best cottage we have stayed in. The view is fantastic, you can see the harbour and also the Cod & Lobster pub from each floor… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review
“What a find”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2015
Driftwood cottage great location, lovely walks, views over harbour. Great find after hours looking online to find accommodation in the area. Spotlessly clean, every need catered for, cosy and it was a… More
Reviewed 28 Jun 2015
An absolutely brilliant cottage, beautifully presented. Meticulously clean. Great decor and furnishings. One of the best, if not THE best ever cottage we have stayed in. All facilities in the cottage … More
“Home From Home” We have stayed at Friars a few times now and every time we return it feels like you're coming home. Brian has created a wonderful holiday let with many personal touches which makes you feel like a VIP. From monogrammed robes and towe
If you are looking for a clean, comfortable spacious base to explore Anglesey then this is great, it's big enough to accommodate six adults.
We were blessed with good weather on this stay and made… More
Thanks for your feedback and I look forward to meeting you all again.
“The perfect vacation cottage in every way”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2016
From the moment we arrived I knew we had picked the perfect spot. The welcome we received from our host Brian was such a nice touch he made us very welcome. The cottage had everything you could want h… More
Thanks for your kind comments Joy. Glad you enjoyed Friars and your outings. Welcome back anytime.Brian
“Very well appointed cottage.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Everything thought about and provided for down to the smallest detail. Nice touch with the bottle of wine on arrival, Brian the owner very helpful.… More
“Glorious views and beautifully appointed” We spent two wonderful weeks at this apartment during the last week of September and beginning of October. The apartment was beautifully appointed and the owners could not have done more to make you feel welc
The apartment was just gorgeous. Beautiful inspiring views from all aspects of the apartment meant it was an absolute pleasure to spend time relaxing indoors. It had everything a family could want. Be… More
“Many windows with amazing views”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2014
I went with 3 friends to Crow s Nest in february for 6 days.
From the moment we did open the front door we felt very welcome by the general atmosphere and by lovely flowers and a nice bottle of wine… More
“Luxury apartment with fabulous sea views”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2013
I went with my daughter for a few days in July to Crows Nest. It is a fantastic apartment with everything that you could wish for - Denise and Alastair the owners seems to have thought of everything … More
“A fantastic & unusual holiday home.” I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandstone with a gree
“Fantastic restoration very comfy a joy to stay in, let dogs stay as well perfect.”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2016
Had a fab time at this church really homely. All rooms having en suite, kitchen amazing. Would definitely recommend. 5 stars.… More
“A wonderfully restored Church in a beautiful village - perfect, comfortable & relaxing, surrounded by beautiful scenery”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
I visited Old St. John's Church over a weekend, visiting friends and family I haven't seen in a long time. We all travelled from different countries to spend a weekend together away from home/work. Th… More
Reviewed 7 Jul 2014
We had a fantastic time at Old St John's Church. The property is not only beautiful and comfortable but well equipped and located.
We did a fantastic 12 mile hike from the doorstep, taking in Hartsid… More
“Still a wonderful comfortable accommodation” This was our 2nd visit to Biggins Grange Barn in 2 years. We loved it the first time which is why we returned. It is still a comfortable, well maintained, clean accommodation. The additional extras were ver
“Everything you need for a restorative and inspirational break”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2016
A lot of thought has gone in to preparing this lovely cottage for the perfect stay.
The surrounding countryside is exceptional - the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and sea are all a short drive away… More
It was lovely to meet you, very pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Would love to welcome you back, still lots to see and do!
“Wonderful” We enjoyed our stay in Les Naturelles. Studio was nice, comfortable and clean. Balcony and view from it was amazing. It is quiet place so you can have a good rest. Hope to stay in Les Naturelles in winter.
This apartment is small but very comfortable and perfectly situated on the edge of Leukerbad. It was perfect for us. The view from the balcony is wonderful as you look across the fields towards the mo… More
“Brilliant Place to go..”
Reviewed 23 May 2012
Accommodation was perfect. Really nice location. very friendly staff.
if you want peace of mind and stay away from busy & hectic life this is worth going place.
Definitely recommend to go..… More
“It does exactly what it says on the tin !” Les Volets Bleus is a beautiful cosy cottage, in a peaceful rural location. Just like it says on the web page, the cottage has everything you need and was spotlessly clean on arrival. It is ideal for a couple
This was our second visit to this beautiful little house. A very secluded spot, within easy reach of a great many beautiful towns. The house is comfortable, well equipped and well cared for, set in a … More
Self Catered Fully Furnished Cottage within our 2 Acres of Stunning Tranquil Gardens
Attractive Cottage with Veranda and Outdoor Seating
Off Road Parking
Separate Bedroom - Double Bed
Please note - Maybree Cottage does not have …see more
“Lovely cosy cottage” The owners Mike and Sue were friendly and helpful. The cottage for us was very easy to find, ideally situated and contained everything we needed. It was cosy warm and clean . For the two of us and the dog it was wonderful and we r
“Hideaway in the moor” Excellent, secluded little cottage. The perfect location to get away from your everyday hassle. Its quite, situated in a wonderful landscape and you can walk into the moor directly from your doorstep. The cottage is perfectly equ
Could not fault this cosy cottage. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful location and central access to the moors. Once we got our bearings we visited lots of places that were more or less on the door… More
“Fantastic cottage! Everything you need and great location.”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
I booked this cottage for a surprise long weekend away for my husbands birthday. We had a great time and didn't want to leave! We were welcomed by a lovely hot burning fire and the cottage spotlessly … More
“Don't hesitate, book it!”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
A superb destination for a quiet break or holiday, your hosts are very welcoming and will help in any way they can. The accommodation is superbly equipped ,and beautifully set out, as others have said… More
The villa is situated in a distance from Pollensa of around 1 km ,10minutes walking ,or 5 minutes driving maximum.The closest beach is 6 km away and the nearest supermarket can be reached in 3 minutes with a car …see more
I absolutely loved this place. The setting is somewhat remote and would not
suit people who prefer busier places.
The lodge itself was brilliant value for money.
I did enjoy this holiday and would… More
“Peaceful & Tranquil”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2015
We were welcomed as we arrived in a warm and friendly way and were able to ask any questions about the area and property. The Woodland Lodge was very comfortable and plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 … More
Thank you for your lovely review and we will try very hard on the weather front for your next visit. Best wishes Gina
Reviewed 3 Jan 2017
Very remote location and although they claimed to have a wifi hotspot not one of our party even had a mobile signal let alone internet access. Fine if you are looking for total escape but be wary if y… More
Thank you for your review and we were disappointed to hear that there were sertain aspects of your holiday which were not what you anticipated. The wi-fi hotspot is located in the Games Room rather than in each individual property and your information folder would have directed you to the games room for internet access but you are correct to point out that there is no mobile phone reception. Providing additional cookware is something we will certainly think about to ensure that you are not spending too much holiday time on those household chores. We would have been able to supply additional crockery etc. if we had known at the time that this would have helped. I will also speak to our housekeeping team about the cobweb issue so thank you for pointing that out.
“Excellent” We arrived at Poppies to find a spotless beautiful cottage A cream tea awaited us and after a 7 hour journey it was much appreciated. The cottage is in a lovely village and walking or short drives give you great places to see and enjoy. Wou
Fabulous cottage which really was a 'home from home' for me and my husband. We were looking for a break to allow us to relax, enjoy some fresh air and explore too. We were also wanting somewhere mem… More
“excellent accomodation for holiday break in north devon.”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2012
this property enhanced our holiday as with its up-todate decor, fully equipt kitchen , large shower, the place was very comfortable. sky tv was a plus on a rainy day.
pleasant patio area.… More
Reviewed 30 Sep 2012
what a little gem. well presented moden very clean. with everything you could want waiting for you. fresh milk in the fridge.fresh cream and scones when you arrive. fresh flowers on the table.a lot of… More
The Old Brew House is in a quiet location in the centre of Chipping Campden with all its amenities, shops, restaurants, pubs, spa, museum, galleries, tennis & swimming pool. It's ideal for exploring the Cotswolds, Oxford, Stratford upon Avon & the idyllic c …see more
“Fantastic Apartment Rental on St. Wolfgang” This duplex apartment on St. Wolfgang is simply fantastic. Three bedrooms on the lower floor and the kitchen and living room on the upper floor. It is completely renovated, charmingly decorated, and has a
The Tubbys' apartment in St Wolfgang is gorgeous, spacious, airy, beautifully lighted during the day and night and has all the luxuries you could possibly think of. The view is amazing. Angela Tubby h… More
Reviewed 8 Sep 2011
It doesn't get better than Mark and Angela's apartment in St Wolfgang. It is spacious, clean, fitted with every applicance needed, beautiful views and the most convenient location in the middle of the… More
“Fantastic location, lovely cottage with everything you need.” The cottage is conveniently located just above corfe castle within easy reach of swanage beach and studland bay. The cottage is safe and well equipped with everything you need. The owner is
Holidaying with other half, sis and only slightly grouchy 14 year old nephew for a week in a cottage in a quiet Dorset village could have gone one of two ways....happily, the Old Reading Room was abov… More
“great for service and quality” This is a great place to stay for local amenities. Its very comfortable and bright. Very good for getting to Yorkshire and Lancashire. Very good local pub and fresh bread baked locally. More than a stop over but a place
This is the second time we've stayed at Chelsea Bridge Cottage, and we've already booked to go back next year, so they're definitely doing something right!
We travel down to the area for The Great … More
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us again.
Thank you for the review we look forward to welcoming you next year.
Joyce & John
“Fabulous hide away”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2016
We stayed at Chelsea Cottage for a week and would recommend this to any couple wanting a quiet break away to explore this lovely area. It is very comfortable, fab bed and lovely hot shower (bath if yo… More
Thank you for the review glad you enjoyed your stay.
Look forward to welcoming you again sometime.
“warm English hospitality at countyside” We enjoyed our week at The Games Barn, felt like coming home to friendly, open and interesting hosts in a spacious comfortable house.
The farm was an adventure for town peoples, like we are and it was calming
Having returned for the 2nd time we were not disappointed by our visit. Once again Madeleine and Fred were on hand to ensure our stay went as smooth as possible. They seem to have the perfect knack … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review - we thoroughly enjoyed your company and would love to see you again next year for your 3rd visit. We know how lucky we are to have our own little piece of heaven here and love sharing it with people such as yourselves - it makes all our hard work so worthwhile. Thanks so much once again.
“Fantastic Farm Getaway!”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2012
We stayed at The Games Barn withour Parents and our 2 and 6 year old. The Barn had every comfort you needed, I cant actually believe I packed things for the children to be occupied with as this Barn … More
Thanks so much for this great review. We always try to ensure that our guests can appreciate all aspects of the farm if they wish to, and in your case we clearly succeeded! We are greatly looking forward to seeing you again at Easter.
“Great location, Spacious accommodation - Suits families [--]; large groups”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
We have just returned from a great week at the Games Barn. We had 6 children ranging from 2yrs to 13yrs. They all enjoyed feeding the animals, collecting eggs & running free in adjacent fields. The … More
Thanks for this review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and we would love to see you here again in the future.
“Perfect holiday rental” Harpe Cottage was incredibly charming and lovely. The size was perfect for two, and the cottage had everything we needed. It was wonderfully decorated and we loved the wood stove. The crazy old stairs up to the second floor b
Lovely cottage, a heart-warming blend of old world charm and 21st century comforts. The welcome basket was a treat, including freshly baked 'real' bread. The cottage is set in a friendly little villa… More
“A perfect cottage”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2013
This cottage is full of character. It is cosy and easy to live in. Everything has been provided to make a pleasant stay. We would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.… More
“good location for visiting warwick , stratford”
Reviewed 24 May 2013
everything provided good quality fittings , owners very helpful very comfortable bed with memory foam mattress.… More