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.
“Stunning house - lovely hosts - great stay” Just in front of our trip we took four places into closer consideration. Due to fast and really nice reply of our landlady we decided to go for this cottage.
After travelling all over the island we can eas
“Best location, homely gorgeous villa and relaxing atmosphere”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2011
We spent a wonderful holiday at Riza Stone Cottage. The house is located in the best spot of the island, close to beautiful beaches and scenic typical villages only a few minutes drive. Riza is equipp… More
“Wonderful house in paradise”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2011
This house is really nice! It is furnitured with love for details. You have everything you need in the cottage in paradise. The garden is beautiful, its so quiet out there, it smells like pure nature … More
“Ideal Location!” We stayed in l'Ancienne Ecurie for three weeks in June 2016. It was a wonderful base to do some walking along the Canal du Midi (20 minutes away) at Trebes, discover some lovely towns and villages in the Corbieres region of the Langu
“Ideal for a family holiday, excellent accommodation and wonderful location”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2015
The house was well equipped and clean. Felicity and Peter were exceptional hosts. We could not fault anything we will be going back!… More
“Chic relaxing authentic home. Modern kitchen set in rustic French house, with thoughtful touches from approachable hosts”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2014
Would highly recommend this holiday home to anyone wanting space privacy and a real taste of france. Great location in scenic region , 15 minutes to La Grasse and less than Half hour beautiful drive t… More
“A classical French experience.”
Reviewed 6 Mar 2016
A beautiful, traditional French house surrounded by some stunning countryside. Our hosts Felicity and Peter made us very welcome and their house and this wonderful part of France did the rest to make… More
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday here in the heart of our village and had such mellow weather despite coming in the middle of winter. We hope to see you again.
“comfort, warmth, and relaxation.” Excellent well presented accommodation, the cottage offers home comforts and a cosy feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation. A great location to explore the clyde valley region, well placed to visit further a fiel
“Excellent Location, Ideal for families” A fantastic location, away from it all but close enough to the A30 for access to Devon. The cottage was fantastic with all mod cons. The bonus is the swimming pool (open from 8am til 10pm) and the games barn - w
This is my 1st review on trip advisor as cannot usually find a reason to spend 5 mins of my precious time to promoting someone else's business. This place is different, I booked this holiday as a birt… More
“Excellent Property for a Special Celebration” We celebrated the occasion of our Ruby Wedding Anniversary at the Granary and had groups of friends coming down in "shifts". The en suite accommodation was excellent for this and the facilities for large g
I think this is one of the best places I have stayed at. It is very much in the countryside, surrounded by beautiful fields and woodland and I have stayed at some wonderful places. The accommodation … More
“Spacious, warm and very comfortable accommodation - just perfect!”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
First of all I must apologies for writing my review so late. My husband and I have been traveling for three months and it has been on my mind to write this well deserved review.
We booked Pitland… More
“Superb location - wonderful apartment!” This was our 2nd visit to Roda and the lovely penthouse - so near the airport, in a great setting. the accommodation is ideal for a family or a group, as we were. the discount for golf helps a lot, and you can e
Our family of three adults stayed two weeks in this lovely penthouse with the main focus on golf. The location of the penthouse is excellent, close to the club house. A special bonus is the discount o… More
“Fantastic Family Holiday, 2 years Running.”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2011
How simple it was to step of the plane , pick up our bags , pick up our hire car , 10 mins. up the road an we were at Roda Golf resort ! Kids were in the pool within 45 minutes of landing !
The Apar… More
“Nice clean quite private apartment, good base for local amenities”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2011
Lovely apartment, clean and private, excellent roof terrace with 360 views around the Mar Menor, only slight down point was the spiral staircase to reach the rooftop terrace was slightly tricky if you… More
Thank you for the kind review. We have now replaced the spiral staircase with a conventional one.
“Magical !!” Magical large architected stone villa in a wonderful rural setting with fabulous views of Tuscany and nearby Castiglion Fiorentino hill town - topped off with a large infinity pool and large surrounding gardens / outdoor eating areas. Dedi
“Unbelievably Accomodating” Holiday booked for surprise birthday present for my girlfriend.
Potentially could have been ruined due to strikes in France but Eileen was unbelievably accommodating and helpful in making the holiday go smoothly even givi
My daughter and I spent a wonderful week in this apartment. It is only 5 minutes’ walk from a beautiful sandy beach and a promenade, well serviced with restaurants and shops.
We spent some time s… More
Thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again in September.
“Quiet Hideaway near beach”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2016
We spent a lot of time on the quiet spacious balcony with its pleasant garden vista. The apartment is really quiet despite being located on a busy street. The apartment has easy access to shops, the q… More
Many thanks for your very positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
“Super property, lovely location!” Property was ideal for our group, spacious rooms, kitchen well equipped, loved the layout with the lounge upstairs so we could see the sea. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great so only downside was just a washing m
we stayed for a week. what a lovley cottage,right on the beatch.with great views of the bay.sat sun there where10 of us.but still lots of room.20 yards to the beatch.the beatch it is spotless, the kid… More
“Good location - well equipped lodge” Good central location, lodge was very clean and well equipped, good walks along the canal close by. Very helpful owners, cereal, milk and butter of our choice provided so very thoughtful. Lodge (and parking) was in
My wife and I found this delightful spot when requiring somewhere to stay for a week at short notice. How fortunate we were! What was described as a “log cabin” turned out to be a Scandinavian-sty… More
“Rural tranquillity in beautiful surroundings set amongst Etna's foothills” Set among the lush vineyards and orchards at the base of Etna's volcanic foothills and with a view over the famous volcano Villa Etna offers peace and tranquillity in delightfu
Charming villa with lots of character. Inside it is very tastefully decorated. The setting of the hous is just wonderful: on top of a hill in middle of a vineyard (literally starting at the foot of th… More
“Beautiful location & great cottage” Our family of 5 ( 2 adults + 3 children aged 6,6,14) stayed for a week in August. The property was approximately 1.5 hours drive from Caen and on arrival we were met by Helen, the property manager. She was very we