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.
“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,
We stayed at the house for a weekend break and had a fantastic time. There's plenty of room in the house for a family or a group of friends with a lovely seating area in the back garden too. The locat… More
Thanks for your kind review and delighted you enjoyed our house. We hope to welcome you back.
Reviewed 4 Nov 2016
The house was fantastic. It had everything we needed and more. A beautiful peaceful location only minutes from the village and many lovely walks and lochs to go to only a short drive away. Would defin… More
Delighted you enjoyed you enjoyed your stay and have rebooked for another trip. We look forward to welcoming you back.
“Beautiful house with lovely garden lots of room to relax and many places nearby to see” Would recommend to anyone beautiful house a real home from home with lots of room to relax and lots of places nearby to visit
Beautiful house in a really good location.The four bedrooms were good for our extended family. the weather was so warm that we ate outside at the huge garden table very day. The location was convenien… More
Thank you for your lovely comments we are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
Michelle & Roy
“Excellent Holiday Home”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2016
Our family had a lovely stay at Penryhn House. Michelle and Roy have thought of everything. Excellent value for money. Would highly recommend. Thank you… More
Thank you for your lovely review we are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
Michelle & Roy
“Family Golden Wedding Celebration”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Penrhn House. It was comfortable and warm and good facilities for our group.
The situation is very convenient for walking to the sea, Little Orme and Rhos and for th… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We have put some egg cups in the house now it is always useful to know what makes the house that extra bit more comfortable for our guests.
Michelle & Roy
“Fantastic break” Just come back from a 3 night break - and I loved it !!! The lodge was nice and comfortable, had everything you need for your stay. The rabbits running around were amazing to see, and the ducks too. If I was to be brutally honest,
“Perfect peace and quiet” We were looking for a quiet base to explore southern Scotland. The Hillend cottage was perfect. The owners were helpful if you needed them, bur left you alone if you wanted peace and quiet. Everything we needed was there, love
We recently went back to stay at the newly extended Hillend Guestsuite and had a wonderful stay. Ruth and Martin are great hosts and are always on hand if you need anything. The guestsuite has everyth… More
“The general characterization of our stay at the Hillside Cottage, Moffat, Scotland is described as EXEMPLARY.”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2014
The area is peaceful, restful and scenic. The countryside is beautiful; A wonderful panoramic view of the valley. In addition, to finding ones roots, it is a perfect place to heal, recover and rest.… More
Reviewed 9 Mar 2014
Hillend guest suite is a very cosy, well appointed place to stay in Moffat. I was not blessed with good weather during my stay, but the cottage was always warm and welcoming. The furniture was good qu… More
“Perfect place” We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we touched on Dorset Devon and Somerset i
“Home away from home - restful, peaceful location”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We (2 couples) stayed at the cottage for 4 nights and it was excellent. You need to have a car, given its location, but it is an easy drive to many coastal towns (Lyme Regis, Beer, Sidmouth etc). The … More
Thank you so much, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you might be able to visit again soon.
Kath and Rob
“Cosy, clean, comfortable and modern. perfect for small families”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2013
It's a lovely modern cottage. Perfect for small families. Close to several beaches which are about 30 mins away. Surrounded by lovely countryside. Bedding was of very high quality and the beds were go… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you had a good stay. We hope you can come again soon. Best wishes,
Kath and Rob
“Effusive but deserved review”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
Just back from a grown up friends holiday and would be happy to bet that Golden Square Cottage is one of the most beautifully appointed holiday cottages ever conceived. We'll all miss Bel… More
Thanks Babs and friends for the lovely review. It was great to have you, and we're really glad you enjoyed your stay. The polytunnel is up in the field now, so we'll have home grown veggies in a few weeks time to make life better for our vegan and vegetarian friends. It's so great to hear when people have enjoyed their Golden Square experience - makes all the hard work worthwhile.
All the best, Kath, Rob and family.
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it
“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
“A lovely place to stay” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment. The complimentary wine, milk, tea and biscuits were a pleasant surprise. The Grain Store is very well equipped, with towels and linen being provided, and a good supply of
I stayed here over new years weekend with my husband and son. We loved it so much and didnt ever want to leave! So beautiful clean and homely. Mark and Sarah were so kind and helpful. There was a beau… More
Thank you, that's very kind. We look forward to welcomimg you all back again sometime in the future.
“A wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
When we arrived at the grain store we were warmly welcomed by the owners.The cottage itself was delightful, warm and cosy and spotlessly clean. The owners had left ,milk , tea,biscuits and wine, for u… More
Cotswold Cottage Private Parking central to Chipping Campden. Fully equipped kitchen with Microwave, Oven, Gas Hob, Dishwasher, Washing Machine/Dryer & fridge Private garden with seated area. Large bed / modern ensuite facilities walking distance of pubs/restaurants …see more
This lovely private detached villa is in a quiet part of Miami Playa. The villa has 3 bedrooms all of which have air conditioning, 2 good sized bathrooms with bath/shower and an open plan living/dining/kitchen area.
The villa has a large upstairs balcony with mountain …see more
“Superb stay! Beautiful cottage on the inside and lovely location” We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this delightful cottage. It has been finished to a very high standard, everything has been thought of. The wood burner in the lounge makes for a lovely
We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. Really pleased the cottage was a comfortable stay for you. Please do come and stay again. All the best.
“[--]Delightful Cottage with character in quiet location[--]”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
"Teversal Manor Cottage is a wonderful place for a break with friends and family but you should also consider it for longer if you need to be based in the area for longer. I can highly recommend it as… More
“Gorgeous flat with sea view” The pictures on the Internet already looked fabulous but it was even better for real. We had a warm welcome by Gail. Allthough the weather could have been better, it did not spoil our weekend. We had an open fire if the co
This flat is gorgeous, the views are stunning, high ceiling gives this extra spacious feel. Flat had anything you need even bottle steriliser for babies etc etc Gail was very welcoming and nice and ex… More
Reviewed 18 Aug 2016
Loved this place! Very spacious, well stocked kitchen, great location. Brilliant that they had a stair gate too which we could use to stop our 16mth going down the stairs to the bathroom!!! Liked the … More
Thanks for your review. Really sorry to hear about the cleanliness issues - especially the wine glass. I'll make sure this gets addressed.
“3rd visit already”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2016
what can I say: we just finished our 3rd stay and enjoyed it as much as we did the 2 times before. A very nice place to stay with a fantastic view. Just great!… More
Great to have you back again! Thanks for the great review. C
2 Bed Penthouse Apartment, by the sea, with mountain views. Refreshing sea breezes. Safe holiday environment, especially relaxing. 45mins drive to Kyrenia and Nicosia, 2hrs from Larnaca, Paphos. 20 mins Lefke university, and spiritual centre. Gym, heated pool, table te …see more
“Lovely cottage, great rural location with fantastic views” This was our second year back to Ysgubor Bach and, once again, we were
very happy with our choice. The cottage is in a great location. Less
than a mile from Whistling Sands. A beautiful, qui
“Beautiful House, Picturesque Location & Spacious Accomodation” We stayed here for my parents Birthday and Bank Holiday long weekend rest away from it all.
The location is perfect for exploring, the size of the house and its rooms were perfect for our
My family of 5 adults including 2 octogenarian had a wonderful stay in thus idyllic part of England. Troutbeck Cottage was the perfect place from which to discover the beautiful villages and scenery o… More
“Fantastic stay in the Cotswolds”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2016
Had a lovely weekend staying in Troutbeck cottage for a couple of night. We were four adults, two young children and a baby and the space was brilliant. Bedrooms are all spacious and the lounge and co… More
“Very high quality and well thought out by a really nice host family” This beautiful old converted coach house is ideally placed for trips to a whole range of interesting places but we enjoyed the weekend entirely on the farm pottering about and bumpin
Clean, comfortable and well equipped accommodation close to the heart of the farm. Abundant wild life visible from the dining table and almost constant bird song. At this time of the year, wake to th… More
Stunning estuary views. Private sun-trapped patio. Bakery oven converted to beautiful snug with cushions, TV and DVD player. Sea comes up to back wall at high tide and at low tide you can just walk onto the beach. Short walk to quayside, pubs, galleries and cafes.< …see more
“Great place to stay in Tewkesbury” We stayed for 10 days in March and the location was perfect. It was so nice being able to walk out the door, and be right in town. The cottage was lovely and spacious, and had everything in it that you could possib
We were visiting family close by so this property was perfect. We had an excellent time at the mews and the accomodation was brilliant for our family. The rooms were all a great size and we felt at ho… More
Reviewed 21 Jun 2011
We stayed in this lovely town house, which was adjacent to the high street in the town centre of Tewkesbury. We found it very ideal for my ageing parents to be so central for restaurants & shops, but … More
“Hidden treasure in the heart of Brecon Beacons” We stayed 3 nights in the beautiful cottage and left with a lots of lovely memories. We were welcomed with complimentary welsh cakes and bottle of white wine. Cottage was spotless and located in a lovely
"Craigellachie Retreat" is a beautiful 3 bedroom self–catering holiday house based in a quiet location surrounded by woodland walks and views of the nearby mountains. It benefits from a private garden with a summer house, drying room and shed for bike st …see more
No 8 The Square forms part of the most photographed scene in the picturesque village of Upper Slaughter. The charm of this beautiful cottage will ensure a memorable stay for all ages.<br />Located only 5-10 minutes drive from the very popular towns of Bourton-on-t …see more
One double bedroom cottage standing in rural wooded grounds overlooking fields. Excellent location for exploring Cotswolds towns and villages, only 4 miles from Cheltenham. Beautiful walks on the doorstep, pub across the road.<br />Suitable for couples and can a …see more
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse
It's not easy to find some place that will keep three generations happy, but the Gite at Rigal has everything my children, my wife and I and my mother-in-law could ask for. The gite itself is lovely … More
“Everything you could ask for”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
A lovely gite in beautiful surroundings - even with 3 small children everything was catered for - toys, books, DVDs
Really relaxing, we hope to come back next year!… More
“Wonderful relaxing Gite with everything you need for kids...!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
This was our second stay in the Gite and again we had a truly wonderful time. Chris and Jackie have thought of everything that their guests might need and especially for those with children (cot, trav… More
“Sheer bliss” A wonderful cottage lacking for nothing. A peaceful location but close to all amenities. A perfect place to chill; comfortable sofas and an enchanting garden. The bed to die for. The finest self catering holiday we have ever taken.
There were 4 of us staying in Shutters Cottage in Beamish and we were all delighted with the cottage. It had everything we needed, plenty of space and we couldn't have had a better stay. The communica… More
“Beautiful country retreat”
Reviewed 13 Mar 2014
The house is lovely-comfortable and attractively furnished. The kitchen is huge and well equipped. It was too cold to use the conservatory, but it certainly was an inviting space. The views from the l… More
“Fabulous house in a quiet but accessable location”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2013
The Shutters is a fantastic house in a great location. The house more than matches up to the pictures and ad on the holiday guide - you will not be disappointed!The decoration, furniture, fittings and… More
“Lovely, well appointed flat close to the beach” We have just come back from a lovely stay in Croyde at 4 Point view. The flat is very well appointed, clean and has everything you could need for your stay. We had a toddler with us and felt the flat was
A stunning apartment in Croyde, we had an amazing stay, perfect for a group of friends who fancy a get together. Great location within minutes from the beach and the thatch pub is a must for drinks a… More
“Fabulous apartment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2013
This is a fabulous apartment in a fantastic location approx. 50 yrds to the beach entrance. The apartment is modern, stylish, clean and very spacious and is well equipped with every requirement. Wood… More
“A perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
Modern, spacious and the perfect place for what turned out to be a perfect holiday.
The beach is just two minutes stroll away while 10 minutes in the other direction and you you are at restaurants an… More
“Happy holiday in a house with beautiful views.” I spent a week at Casa Viola with my husband and a friend. Antonella is an excellent holiday home owner, always very attentive and helpful but never intrusive. Her fluent English is a great help to thos
Antonella is a wonderful hostess. Her communication is top notch and quick. The house itself is wonderful; it is fully equipped for a stay of any length. There are more than enough dishes, flatware an… More
Thank you for staying at Casa Viola and thank you very much indeed for your review. Your suggestions are precious. I'll check the water pressure of the shower.
Hope to have you again in Lovere.
All the best.
“Great location with lake views, access to lakeshore and charming town”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2012
Casa Viola has a lovely terrace over looking lake Iseo which gets morning sunshine. House is comfortable and well equipped. Access to the marina and town is very easy on foot. Nice for evening promena… More
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“Fabulous view, quaint accomodations”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2012
One of the allures of visiting Lovere is the beautiful Lake Iseo nestled in the mountains. The view of this gem from the Casa Viola is breathtaking and a sheer pleasure to wake up to and absorb while… More
“amazing cottage so close to the ocean, everything and more that I hoped for” This cottage is so well fitted out and renovated. It is 13 ft from the ocean and a early morn walk on the beach is a must. Gardenstown is a one pub town but the friendliness
What isn`t there to like about sitting on a comfortable sofa , nursing a glass of liquid nourishment , gazing out , through a huge picture window , at the sea just a few feet away ? . When you get th… More
“A perfect place”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2015
When arriving in Gardenstown we were delighted with the quaint atmospere of this picturesque village, the spectacular beauty of the surroundings and the magnificent view.
The Seafront Cottage is a … More
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
Have just returned form this cottage after a brilliant week with my husband and son. Never been to Aberdeenshire and would recommend. Cottage was fabulous. Very very comfortable and warm with quality … More
“Perfect place for a relaxing holiday.” Villa Marina is a lovely property, very private with great outdoor eating and a very good size pool. Cailhavel is very small with few facilities but the villa is close to many lovely towns, 20 minutes drive from
“Peaceful, relaxing, perfect holiday villa and location.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2015
When we fist pulled up at the Villa we were so delighted it was everything we had hoped for and more from the moment we stepped out of the car we wished we had of booked for longer! The villa is an id… More
“Absolutely Lovely - Wish we could stay forever”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2013
We were looking so forward to this holiday as the pictures were amazing - and when we arrived our expectations were surpassed. This is a truly wonderful property - the villa is beautiful and the furni… More
“Tranquil setting, yet close to local services”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2013
The house was just as described, and everything was good. We were especially grateful for things like pool towels and bin bags! Trivial I know, but it’s so annoying to arrive on Saturday evening wit… More
This fabulous villa gives our guests a real home from home experience. It is furnished for relaxation with comfy furniture, carpeted floors & it's own private pool that can be heated.
Overview of Villa
• Private Pool with Lanai
• Recently Refurbish …see more
“beautiful.” have just come back from a week at Love-lee.beautiful quirky cottage.took our two puppy staffs with us.was made to feel very welcome by di and alan. liked the little touches,like the welcome pack.fantastic.you've done yourselves proud wit
“Lovely relaxing break away” We loves staying in this fantastic barn conversion. Really lovely quiet location, but close enough to the centre of bury and surrounding areas. Accommodation is brilliant, didn't want to leave after the two days, would love
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Mullion Barn, the area is lovely and the stables have been done to a fantastic standard, with the high ceilings and decor making it feel very spacious. We couldn't ha… More
“Excellent self catering accomodation”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2011
Welcoming hosts who are as flexible as possible and keen for you to enjoy your stay however short. The state of the poperty is as new. The location is very convenient and gives accesss to many attract… More
“Very Nice - I recommend this house”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2013
Very nice accommodation. The barn has been beautifully refurbished. It is very comfortable and cosy. It is very quiet with a little back garden that would be lovely in warmer weather. The owners a… More