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.
“Very private chalet with incredible views” Chalet Bergheim is a wonderful cosy chalet with all the amenities you could think of. Using the hot tub after a day on the slopes was one of the highlights of our day. Having the champagne bar next door was a
“Chalet Bergheim holiday memories shall be forever treasured”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2016
Historically tales of our holiday dramas and the chaos created have made for good drink party entertainment, and this one was no exception. Chalet Bergheim holiday memories shall be forever treasured… More
Thanks Chrissy for your hilarious review! Unfortunately the canton of Wallis won't let us have a snowmobile otherwise we would get one. It only happens about once per season that the helicopters can't fly due to bad weather, sorry that you were the unlucky one. Good job you had plenty of champagne and gin for afterwards! Glad you had a fun time and come back soon. Will
“Great Apartment in Belcoo” Excellent apartment in the centre of Belcoo. Very clean and very well finished off. Could easily spend a week in this aparment and use it as a base for exploring the North West.
“This is a beautiful apartment in a lovely location. The jacuzzi bath is particularly lovely!!”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2014
I would recommend this apartment to anyone who is staying away from home. The apartment is modern and spotlessly clean. The bed is comfortable and there are plenty of blankets and pillows etc. The … More
“Comfortable, well-appointed apartment in good situation for exploring West Fermanagh and around.”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2012
We were very happy with this spacious and well-apponted apartment in Belcoo. It is in a very nice situation with views down to Lough MacNean and is a good base for exploring West Fermanagh. Enniskille… More
“Gorgeous apartment in Belcoo”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2012
We stayed in this apartment in Belcoo for a weekend in July. The apartment was beautiful and very clean. It was just what we wanted. Very quiet little village and all the attractions and sites with… More
“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
“Lovely house, perfect for a trip away with good friends!”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
The house and surrounds were perfect for a long weekend away and the owner, Deri, was helpful and friendly. A good internal space for socialising with a group of friends, we managed to use every room … More
“Beautiful house in beautiful area”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
We stayed at Ty Gwydr with 6 friends (4 couples) and it truly is a beautiful house fully equipped with everything we needed. We weren't blessed with the best of weather but were able to have two day… More
“What a fantastic experience”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2011
I stayed in in Ty Gwydr for a couple of nights only, but I was immensely impressed with place. Easy to find, but wonderfully tranquil, it is a very modern building with all the mod cons. Despite havin… 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
“Fantastic!” We was here Monday-Friday celebrating our first wedding anniversary. We had an amazing time the lodge had everything you needed. It was close to resturants which was good as we dont drive. We walked to Leeds Castle which took around an hou
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a weekend away and it was perfect! The location was great, it was peaceful and perfectly situated so that we felt as though we were totally on our own and due to the… More
“Perfect couples hideaway”
Reviewed 27 Mar 2017
The setting was amazing, very welcoming all the facilities you need for quiet romantic break. Hot tub included. Definitely book again ❤… More
“Enchanted country lodge”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2014
In the quant village of bearstead, Kent sits this secluded lodge.
Myself and my partner stayed for three nights for a romantic get away. From the outside you expect the lodge to be small, however … More
“Nice little hideout” Lovely location & nicely tucked away. This was booked as a birthday gift for my husband and I. We had horrendous weather but it didn't bother us as we were cosy inside the lovely warm log cabin. We had a lovely chilled out weekend
My partner and I booked the lodge for 2 nights. Location is great, the views are great and the hot tub was fab! We went for a meal at the shireburn arms pub which is literally on the door step, food w… More
Many thanks for your kind comments.beds are a subjective thing I like a soft mattress the wife likes a hard one.Just to say very surprised it didn't meet your needs,3 week old king size bed with a memory foam mattress seems to do the trick for the majority of our guests.Hope to see you again.
kind regards Barry and Cath
A beautifully presented property with great facilities and in a great location. The owners were very friendly and helpful and made us very welcome at the property. They were available if we needed the… More
Thank you for your great review, so glad you enjoyed the cottage so much and had a lovely stay. I look forward to seeing you again one day.
“Superb accommodation, second to none.”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2014
Marvellous location. Putsborough Sands and Woolacombe Beach within easy walking distance. The Cottage is furnished and decorated to exceptional standards. Good parking. Everything has been thought o… More
Many thanks for your fanastic review, I am so glad you enoyed your stay at the cottage and Putsborough. I do hope we see you again.
“We will be back!”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2014
We very much enjoyed our stay at Putsborough Garden cottage and will certainly return in the near future. The location is outstanding and is just a short walk to a world class beach and pubs! The cott… More
Thanks so much for taking the time to give the cottage your lovely review, so glad you enoughed visiting again and I very much look forward to seeing you again the next time you stay with us.
“Lovely Lodge, Peaceful and relaxing retreat” Arrived to find a lovely welcoming note from Debbie and Ian with some local cordial, milk and biscuits for us to nibble on as we unpacked. We went to the local fish and chip shop that night as we had done p
“Fantastic Views” I have just spent 4 nights at Trefonen House With my family to celebrate my birthday.
We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful with gorgeous sea views. The younger members (and some of the older ones) thoroughly enjoyed the
We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the so… More
Thank you for your lovely comments.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed your birthday celebrations.
Thank you for booking our holiday home.
“Stunning place and fantastic house for 50th birthday party”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
Large family weekend away celebrating a birthday..kids loved the garden and amenities..so did the adults!! Great access to a beach and lovely views
Plenty of space to spread round the house...but gre… More
Couldn't find a fault in anything, everything there you could possibly need, beds are so comfy, place was so clean spacious and homely, hot tub was fantastic, views across the lake were wonderful, esp… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We Look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
“Lodge credit to the owners”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
July 2013 .This property was spotlessly clean had everything you needed .The hot tub was a god send because the week we was there was the hottest week of the year.The lodge is a credit to the owners a… More
Reviewed 2 May 2013
We had 2 nights in this log cabin and really did not want to leave. The accommodation was second to none, everything has been well thought out. The views of the lake were great, especially from the ho… More
“Half Term Family Break” Absolutely fantastic place, also catered for our two well behaved dogs,the grandchildren fell in love with the place and keep nagging to return.
Looking forward to re visiting at some time in the future
Would recommend to any
“Top class accommodation and garden in beautiful location”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2012
A fabulous modern property fully equipped to provide comfort and luxury. We particularly appreciated the top quality bed linen. The garden is wonderful spacious, private with lovely views and plenty … More
“A perfect hideaway to clear the cobwebs--a home away from home!”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2016
Tregea was the most wonderful escape from our London Life! We travelled there with 3 families over the Easter Holidays 2016. The owner has thought of everything you could possibly need for a visit t… More
“An amazing family holiday house, garden, and location.”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2016
Tregea is a gorgeous spacious house, equipped with absolutely everything for a wonderful family holiday. It was a real home from home and each family member enjoyed cooking and serving food in the am… More
Many thanks to you and your family for being such lovely guests! It makes the world of difference. We hope to welcome you back soon!
“Fantastic cottage with lots to do......” We had a fantastic time at Lark Meadow cottage. The facilities are brilliant with lots to keep everyone entertained. The swimming pool, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room are great and only a very short walk f
We stayed in the cottage for a week and were greeted with a most welcome bottle of wine and box of chocolates. The cottage was spotless with outstanding fixtures and fittings. The cottage contained ev… More
“Peaceful, quiet, home from home!”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2014
We love Lark Meadow. It is a very peaceful place to stay on holiday with lots to see and do nearby. The cottage is equipped with everything you need to make it feel like home. It's immaculately kept a… More
“The only accommodation we have return to in years of holidaying”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2014
What's not to like about this quality and immaculate holiday home. This is the first time after 15 years of holidaying in the UK, with our family, that we have ever returned to exactly the same accomm… More
Went to robertswood house for the weekend with my family to celebrate my 50th wow what a lovely house and the views could of stayed outside all weekend looking at it. The house is a fantastic place f… More
“Lovely house with great surroundings!! ”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2016
Stayed here with a group of friends to celebrate my 40th birthday had a super time!! The house was very spacious with everything we needed supplied, the spa area and bar were great for fun and games! … More
We loved the lodge and the tree top balcony. Everything was as described and the facilities excellent - especially the hot tub! Will come back again… More
“The house was comfortable but average”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
The restaurant was never open for meals. The beer was warm and there was no heating in the pub. There was very poor mobile reception in the house and poor signage on the estate of house numbers.… More
Thank you for reviewing your holiday, which took place nearly a year ago in Jan16.
We are pleased to report that there have been tremendous improvements in the restaurant and bar since your visit, due to a change of ownership back in the spring.
We ourselves have completed a full refurbishments of the lodge since your visit which includes full decoration and new lounge furniture. We believe that the lodge is now modernised and looking fantastic.
With regards to the poor signage directing you to the lodge we have passed on your comments to the maintanance company that is responsible for this.
Thanks again, Jason & Belinda
“Superb” Absolutely stunning house had everything you need. Beautiful location with views over the fjord and hills.Would have no hesitation in recommending here to any one. You would not be disappointed.
“Amazing stay, fabulous cottage in beautiful setting. Hard to beat.”
Reviewed 4 Feb 2017
we had an absolutely amazing stay. The views are fabulous, the house is beautiful so warm inside with everything you could possible need for a self catering holiday in Iceland. Lots of information of … More
Wonderful, we are very happy to hear of your positive experience.
Yes, you're right, the signs are fairly small so they want overtake the scenery -but in our case too, since we're running our business of five outstanding houses, at great locations around the country, at a low profile: we don't want to have our enterprise too commercialized with too big signs or too much flair:-).
Reviewed 13 Oct 2016
Could not ask for more. The lodge was gorgeous the fjord was breathtaking. Every 10 minutes the scenery changed with the sky and the light. Amazing… More
Reviewed 15 Nov 2016
What an amazing location with beautiful views, the place to get away from it all, yet within easy reach of the capital. Brekka is modern and very clean with everything you need, its lovely and warm in… More
We're happy to have been able to give some advise where and when needed. I profit from having been a tourist guide in Iceland for 33 years now, and I gladly pass my experience on to our guests.
“Great villa” We did have a beautiful time. The villa is very spacious with large living room and well sized bedrooms. Nice quiet neighbourhood with local restaurant and bakery. The villa is perfect and Sarah, the woman who is there to welcome you, is
“5 star complex” A very great experience in a good clean complex, very close to lifts.
Management staff and owners very helpful on all questions.
Golf and horse riding not to far away and far cheaper than the UK.
“Birthday” We had a wonderful weekend stay at the Old Robin Hood with friends for a 40th Birthday. The cottage was fully equipped and the owner was very friendly and helpful.
We would highly recommend he cottage and would definitely use again for fu
“A 'must-see' house. Beautiful, comfortable and fully equipped. Brilliant.”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2012
Every single member of our group walked into the house and exclaimed 'wow'. It is restored and kitted out beautifully and the views from the living room are stunning. We are looking for excuses to ret… More
“Awesome house, incredible views, helpful and thoughtful owners”
Reviewed 6 Feb 2012
I had my hen weekend in the house and all of my girls loved it. It was snowing when we arrived and we were greeted with the most stunning views and a lovely warm and snugly house.
There was plenty … More
“Wonderful place for a family gathering”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2011
We ranged in age from 80s to 7, and it was the perfect place for all of us. Hot tub, table footie, pool and ping pong to keep us entertained at the cottage, and loads of great things to do within a tw… More
“Perfect 5 star” Warm & friendly greeting on arrival, and the apartment is beautiful. Had some lovely nights relaxing by the fire after being out all day. Mull is a beautiful island with some of the most spectacular beaches we have seen anywhere in the
A spacious, comfortable, elegant apartment with wonderful views of Tobermory harbour.
Accommodation included an open fire and a spa bath which was most welcome after a day out walking. The apartmen… More
Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your holiday in Columba Apartment and we hope to see you again one day.
“Stunning apartment in stunning location”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2014
This was our second visit. The apartment is very comfortable, with everything one needs. The views from the bedroom while lying in bed with the patio doors open are truly stunning. Short walk to Tober… More
Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed staying in Columba - and especially the views! We love them too! We look forward to seeing you again one day.
“Peaceful and relaxing”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2014
A wonderfully appointed apartment from which discovering this wonderful island could not be more perfect. The apartment is furnished to very high standard and provides glorious views across the harbo… More
We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday whilst staying in Shuna Apartment. Thank you for taking the trouble to write the review. We look forward to welcoming you here again soon.
“Nice vacation home in a beautiful place. Pay attention tot he key pickup/dropoff rules” A charming home in a really nice area. Close to the park and the Golden Circle attractions. Please note that key pickup and dropoff is an hour drive from the house
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc
Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!… More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2012
We were able to have our whole family together, ranging in ages from 3 months to 78 years old, plus 1 dog & there was something for all of us. Amazingly comfortable accomodation, glorious scenery & lo… More
“Wonderful base to enjoy South Devon”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2012
We had a great time and were happy to let the kids go off by themselves to explore and cycle in safe, interesting surroundings. I even managed to catch a small Salmon (which I returned) and a Sea Trou… More
“Great place for a group catch-up” As the group of us are getting closer to our 30s, and with life taking over from fun, it's always difficult to get everyone together in once place. Little Upton was a great opportunity to do this. The property is fant
Enjoyed the best weekend here! The house is gorgeous with a spacious lounge and kitchen with plenty of room for everyone. There was no need to go out as the hot tub, sauna and board games (Charades in… More
So happy you had a great stay, will make sure we keep adding to the board games collection!
“A lovely place, great location and helpful host”
Reviewed 15 Dec 2014
From the beginning of the booking Gill (the host) was incredibly helpful. On arrival the cake was a welcome surprise to us weary travellers. The two barns we rented (threshing barn and apple barn) wer… More
“Excellent accomodation and a great setting for a relaxing weekend”
Reviewed 7 Feb 2016
A group of 8 stayed for the weekend at Little Upton Barn for a reunion. The facilities were fantastic and provided the perfect setting for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Gill was wonderful and help… More
Thank you Sohail, glad you enjoyed it and hope you will stay a little longer if you come again! Kind Regards Gill