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.
“Brill cottage and great owner” Cottage was brillant on arriving Elanor had the aga on for us to take the chill out as it was a windy day.The view is amazing i saw golden eagles a few times flying in front of cottage,all the things that you want to se
The best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Very comfortable, warm and so quiet. A good base for exploring Lewis and Harris but great to spend a restful afternoon as well. So many nice t… More
“A welcome start to the holiday season”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2016
We were very pleased with the cottage. Only inconvenience was no lock on bathroom door and more hooks on doors would be handy… More
Thanks for your review and tips. Will sort out the lock on the bathroom door and get a few more hooks.
“Fantastic Spacious House - Great for a Big Group” A group of 10 friends stayed at Bankfield house. We had a fantastic time. The house was very well equipped and spacious. The beds were very comfortable, including the sofa bed downstairs. We'd all reco
“Wonderful property with period features and large spacious rooms.”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
We had a wonderful stay at Bankfield. There were 8 adults and 4 children and each and everyone of us enjoyed the lovely spacious house, especially the teenagers who appreciated the many rooms where th… More
Thank you for your kind words,they are really appreciated,and hopefully we will be able to welcome you all back to our very special house,until then all health and happiness to you all,,
Eric and Helen
“Even better than I had hoped...”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
We spent a wonderful February week at Bankfield House with my family, husband, self, twin five year olds and a whole heap of friends who variously joined us over the week for 40th birthday celebration… More
Thank you for very kind words it means a lot to Helen and I to get such wonderful feedback from our Holidaymakers,we loved having you all stay with us and please come back whenever you can,you know there is a warm welcome awaiting you all
“A spacious and homely house with great views!”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2013
We would highly recommend a stay at Bankfield House. It is a warm, comfortable house that offers superb value for money. The owners, Helen and Eric, are very friendly and welcoming. They spent time ma… More
Thank you so much for your kind words,they are really valued by us and appreciate them very much.Hope to see you all again at Bankfield ,
Eric and Helen
Cosy cottage newly refurbished to a very high standard. Set in beautiful countryside with stunning views. Ideal for walking, mountain biking or just escaping from it all. Two great pubs within walking distance. …see more
“would stay again: great holiday cottage” lovely welcome pack
great cottage, every thing we needed for a family stay
slept very well in comfy beds and loads of space
great views of country side
would stay here again
loads of local places to visit
“Christmas mini break.” We stayed at Lower Talland between Christmas and new year for a couple of days.
The apartment was perfect for the two of us. Just a couple of mins walk into the Center, and easy access out of st Ives when we went exploring. Co
The apartment was clean and perfect for 2. It's location is great, about a 5 minute walk to town. The car parking was brilliant due to lack of parking in St Ives. Quiet area, some coffee and biscuits … More
“Wonderful little property close to town”
Reviewed 5 Dec 2013
Great little apartment for a couple and conveniently located 5 minutes walk from the town. The property was lovely and clean. Small but had everything we needed for a week long stay. Corinne the owner… More
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
We arrived and my partner was very happy which gave me brownie points. We had a quick cuppa unpacked and walked to the town, I had blinked once and we were there. The place was spotless, modern yet co… More
This idyllic, detached former lodge dates back to 1840 and offers charming and spacious accommodation. It's pretty terraced and secluded garden has steps leading to a raised lawn and landscaped patio with furniture and BBQ to enjoy the summer sun. …see more
“Nice house in quiet location” House is comfortable in a quiet road 5 - 10 minutes walk from Viking Bay, Stone Bay and the High Street. The beaches are sandy and child friendly especially Viking Bay. There are many places to eat in the town centre and
This was our second visit to this property and this time our sons and their families joined us. The weather wasn't great but we were able to get the little ones on the beach in minutes when the sun di… More
“Beautiful house that was quintessentially English seasidy in a gem of a town. Wonderful.”
Reviewed 5 Dec 2012
Stayed in Broadstairs with the Grandparents, two parents and a toddler. Great that the house was on a few levels so those who wanted to sleep in the morning were not disturbed by the toddler doing jig… More
“a great home from home”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2011
We stayed the second time in this wonderful accomodation - very tidy and comfortable - the house is a real home from home for us and our 3 sons. The contact to the owners was without any problems, the… More
Traditional Manx. Cottage - set in a stunning location , two minutes from the Manx electric tram stop. Ten minutes walk to the beach and 5 minutes drive into Ramsey town. The perfect choice is you want to kick back and relax yet close enough to bars, shops ,restauran …see more
Columba ( 2 bedrooms) You enter via a glass door into the open plan lounge, dining & kitchen area, the stairs lead from the rear to the first floor which has a has a double bed in room 1, three singles in room 2, there is a bed sofa in the lounge. Sleeps 5, In the bathr …see more
“A great find in a beautiful area!” We stayed at this holiday home in July this year. The online booking was first class with questions answered by return and the directions given were spot on.
The house has everything you need and more, very nicely
We stayed at Tom & Cathy's house for a week. The house is truly lovely with amazing views out to the sea. The house has everything you need and with just a short walk to a secluded beach what more ca… More
“The dream holiday home!”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2015
I stayed in this holiday home with my husband and 2-year-old son in early July. This was without a shadow of a doubt the most beautiful holiday home we have ever stayed in. The floor-to-ceiling corner… More
“It was a fabulous house. It had everything you needed and very high spec. We really enjoyed our stay.”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2016
They thought of everything, There were bikes available for the kids to ride Swingball in the garage. Golf clubs in the garage, a pool table and air hockey table. A huge beanbag for the kids to hang ou… More
“Perfect Family Holiday Retreat” We have been at the house 3 times now which says it all really! A huge house set in a very peaceful location with a large garden for young children to have great fun in.
The house is always immaculate and has great fa
I stayed with a group of friends and our families in December last year. The property is owned by a family friend of your friends.
The house is stunning and huge! With seven spacious bedrooms, ope… More
“Charming country cottage on the Isle of Bute” We stayed here for 5 days over New Years Eve. The cottage was immaculate - so clean & tidy - and it had everything we needed. The views on Bute are gorgeous. You are 10 minutes from the beach & local pub.
A lovely little cottage in the middle of nowhere. Great for getting away from the city life. Ideal for those with limited mobility. Peaceful, tranquil and utterly beautiful. Cathy was very pleasant an… More
So glad you had a lovely holiday.
“Great weather, happy days!”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2015
Having visited this cottage on two previous occasions, we were entirely confident of an enjoyable holiday in every respect and as previously, we were not disappointed. We just love the place.… More
Lovely to see you again and thanks for the great review :)
“Lovely, well equipped cottage”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2016
Ambrisbeg is sited in a lovely area of Bute. The cottage is very comfortable and really well equipped with everything needed. Cathy was very welcoming and helpful. A great place for a holiday stay.… More
“Fantastic House and Location” We've always loved coming to Swanage but in the past have stayed out of town. This fantastic location made it so easy to walk to shops,food,beach,everything! The car was hardly touched all weekend!
The decor in the hous
A very comfortable and welcoming property, furnished to a high standard with many thoughtful little touches. After using many previous holiday rentals, this is definately the best so far.
The propert… More
“Beautifully presented cottage near all the amenities - attention to detail”
Reviewed 21 May 2012
This cottage surpasses any holiday let that I have ever stayed at. It was like being in a luxury, boutique hotel and at such reasonably prices. Every little detail was catered for and the owners have … More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2015
We had a great weekend in a lovely house within easy walking distance to beach and town. Lovely decor throughout the house with everything you could need. We highly recommend this house.… More
“Incredible place to stay” This place was perfect ! We went for the Easter weekend and had such a lovely time.
The warm welcome we got from Tracey with the special touch of fresh home made bread , eggs , scones with cream and jam and a little Easter
“Absolutely fabulous place to stay, highly recommend.”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
Ashen Cross is a fantastic place to spend a holiday, very close to beautiful Looe and other lovely places to visit. Never had such a fantastic welcome as we've had here, the owners cannot do enough fo… More
Thank you for your kind feedback, Laura.
Looking forward to welcoming you and your family again very soon xx
“Beautiful, comfortable, spotlessly clean, dog friendly cottage”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
What a find! We absolutely loved staying in the Owl. Tracey and Geoff made us feel right at home from our very first telephone conversation until the day we left (although we didn't want to leave!) … More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2016
Tracey the owner is warm & friendly. We had home made scones clotted cream & jam, home made bread waiting for us. Lovely place to stay. A lake with summer house, drinks available from the fridge, grea… More
Thank you for your kind comments. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon xx
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
“Lovely accommodation in a superb location for the New Forest.” Perfect holiday home, fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The location couldn't have been better everything on your doorstep yet lovely and peaceful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to fam
A great place to stay for a couple or family with older children, very quiet, comfortable and on the outskirts of Sway village, but easy walking to shops, cafe etc.
Very clean, beautifully furnished … More
“The most peaceful well equipped holiday cottage in the New Forest”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
The cottage was located in a beautiful tranquil part of the New Forest. The garden has an abundance of beautiful tall trees. We watched squirrels running through them. There was a patio area to si… More
“Great cottage,Great area,Great host”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2011
The Ducklings is in a quiet gated homely area, the owner lives next door is very friendly but not intrusive. Ducklings Cottage,Sway, is very modern and perfect with a good enclosed garden .Situated … More
“Would highly recommend” Just arrived back from our lovely holiday at the Court, We were met on our arrival by Tracy who made us very welcome.
The cottage was homely and very comfortable with everything we needed, the added bonus was the hamper left
Lovely cottage well equipped with everything you needed lovely welcome from the owners a very nice welcome pack consisting of a cream tea and milk, eggs, home made bread and lots of other goodies too … More
Thank you for your kind review. We really enjoyed having you here and we're looking forward to welcoming you back in the spring xx
“A much needed wind down holiday in a quiet semi rural location”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2016
Lovely place to stay and explore the beautiful parts of the coast, polperro, Talland Bay, looe, Lansallos, Lanivet cove is a also a lovely walks from the National trust car park. On arriving at the co… More
Thank you for taking the time to review, we really appreciate it and we are absolutely thrilled that we'll be seeing you all again next year xx
“We cannot praise this cottage enough”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2016
We arrived on the Saturday and was met by Tracy who was so friendly and welcoming. We were told that if there was anything that we needed that wasn't provided to let her know.
Our first impression wa… More
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your holiday with us and we are really looking forward to welcoming you back very soon x
“Absolutely first class!” Booked a long weekend at Woodpecker Lodge as wanted to treat my wife & daughter to something special and this ticked all the boxes, and we were not disappointed. The lodge is absolutely fantastic, high spec, spotless, spacious
The house is beautifully presented & impeccably clean. The owners were very helpful without being intrusive. The welcome basket was a lovely touch. Beautiful quiet surroundings but close to The Broads… More
Reviewed 7 Apr 2015
My husband and disabled mother stayed at Woodpecker Lodge over this Easter weekend. i was stunned at the excellent accommodation with everything of the highest quality and standards. The disabled down… More
“Spacious, immaculate, comfortable and friendly!”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2016
My daughter and I spent a pleasant two days at the lodge . The beds were comfortable and the house was warm and beautifully clean. The sun in the lounge on Sunday morning was a bonus after a wet Satur… More
“Well appointed; convenient for town & park” This apartment was our 'home' for 3 months whilst starting a new job & house hunting in Yeovil. It is only a few minutes walk from the town centre & from Ninesprings Country Park so there is very little need
Booked this apartment with my 2 boys on our way to Cornwall. We only stayed the minimum 3 days but just wanted to say that it was everything as advertised and what we were expecting. I would recomme… More
Thanks for your kind words and hopefully we will see you all again soon at the apartment. take care
Wake up with the view's over the Strait of Lombok, the private infinity swimming pool and beautiful landscaped tropical garden. A delicious and healthy breakfast in the sun on your terrace or in the shade of the original Balinese “bale benong“, the roofed terrace .A …see more
“delightful holiday home” We really enjoyed our short family break and found the cottage to be very comfortable and the owners very helpful. It is in a lovely peaceful spot,( great looking out on the water watching the swans in the morning, ) but only
Gorgeous, remote, historic Welsh Cottage. Breath-takingly spectacular views of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Beautifully restored and modernised to the highest standard. Just a few miles from Hay-on- Wye, Glasbury-on-Wye and the Brecon Beacons National Park. …see more
The cabin was better than expected, very clean with all the basic amenities. Surrounding area was very quiet and private. The hot tub was so good we never had time to have a shot in the sauna. The hot… More
“absolutely amazing, great value for money”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2016
my fiancee and i stayed here for the second time in 6 months because the lodge and surroundings are that good. it's the perfect retreat and having stayed in similar accommodations we can firmly say t… More
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Great place, great people, very friendly atmosphere....the cabin was fantastic with hot tub and sauna....will definitely be going again...just take plenty of mosquito sprays...:)… More
Thanks for taking the time out to leave us a review.
We will look forward welcoming you again
“Fantastic house in a great location” We have just returned from our holiday, Blossom house was fantastic. Everything you need and more (even a potty which was great as we forgot our 2 year old's!) When we arrived we were greeted by the owners daughter
“Superb, Fantastic, covenient, great place to stay” We visited in July 2013 when weather was super warm, It was a last minute booking for 3 nights. To start the communication with the owner was top notch, I received an email and a phone call giving al
Welcome to our fabulous 4 double/twin bedroom home in the heart of St Andrews, the Home of Golf. Situated on a cobbled lane, this comfortable town house is on one of St Andrews main streets, South Street, making it very close to everything this unique town has to offer. …see more
“Wonderful accomodation” Our extended family had a wonderful week at Rosehaven, which is by far the best rental property we have stayed in for many years. It is superbly equipped for all your needs and is ideally situated just a stroll down the hill an
“Many thoughtful touches in this delightful house.”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2016
We had a reunion of our old school friend gang (from 1970s!) and this spacious and comfortable house with its classy decor provided a perfect venue. It was well-equipped,warm and with many thoughtful … More
Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your time at Rosehaven. I was so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities the house provides.
I do hope that we can welcome you back to Sheringham again in the not too distant future.
“Everything you need for a pefect stay” Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this wonderful cottage. Communication with the owner was excellent from the outset and the house is exactly as described. On top of a steep hill, the cotteage offers wonderful views
“Exceptionally well kept property :)” We had a plan set out in advance of showing up to the Cornwall area and it involved a lot of walking. We decided to on a house that would accommodate 4 adults and 4 kids with a little extra room and this house fit
“Base camp” Located right on the waters edge the Anchorage proved to be a tranquil spot even though it is at the harbour. Nestled away you can enjoy watching the wildlife and boats go by, the view at the Anchorage from bathroom, 2 bedrooms and lounge a
The cottage was everything we could ever want in a holiday let and then some. It was clean, warm and very comfortable. Lot's of little touches to make our stay one of the best we've had in Scotland. T… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay Sheila and many thanks for taking the trouble to provide a review.
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring
“Home away from home.” My family, including my husband, my 13 yr old son and my 11 yr old daughter, stayed with my sister, her 15 yr old daughter and her 13 yr old son. The kids loved the Ping pong and pool tables, kept them busy whenever we were home.
“Magnificent House with all you need for a fabulous holiday”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
Just back from a week in Springmount House! WOW! WOW! WOW! What a fabulous house. So spacious and comfortable. We travelled with our Children and their families and 2 dogs and it was just perfect.… More
“Great Christmas Retreat”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2013
Couldn't recommend Springmount. House enough at anytime of the year. We booked the house for Xmas week as we were attending a nephews wedding in lisloughrey lodge hotel a few days before Xmas so opted… More
“5* haven in the midst of a Western Irish Winter”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2013
Stayed over New Year to be near family. Party included teenager, mother and family dog. Age range 13-72 and inbetween, but needs of all , including the dog, were catered fully accomodated.
Mary gave … More
Described as a hidden gem this rural retreat offers the best of both worlds. Peace and tranquility of being in the heart of the countryside whilst being a short distance to all the conveniences of Donaghadee, Bangor and Newtownards. Strangford Lough closeby. Titanic, U …see more
Amber villa has private pool with spacious garden with shaded area and sun beds for 6 people. Air Conditioning throughout, Fully equipped to a High Standard including; Satellite TV, Large Dining Table/Area, 3 Large Spacious Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms with Terraced Balcony, K …see more
“A home from home” Needing a break, and also obliged to visit family in Dorset, we booked Clockmaker's Cottage for the two of us and our seven month old son.
It is a surprisingly spacious property, with absolutely beautiful setting. To the rear is a
My wife and I have just come back from a long weekend break at Clockmakers Cottage. The cottage has been furnished and decorated to a very high standard, is spotlessly clean and surprisingly spacious… More
“Peaceful Setting and Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2013
We stayed at Clockmakers cottage in August last year before the owners refurbished. It is a lovely cottage in a really beautiful setting. We loved just sitting on the terrace and watching the river … More
“Wonderful place with beautiful surroundings, perfect location.” We are an extended British family who travelled from Brisbane, Singapore and Portsmouth to gather here for a 10-days holiday. It is our first time in France. We touched down at Rennes ai
The cottage provides an excellent base for families and couples alike who wish to enjoy the local beaches and amenities of the East Neuk or golfers with top rated courses nearby at Kingsbarns and St Andrews; with an award winning restaurant 50 yards from the cottage. …see more
“Stop searching and choose this one....especially if you are a family travelling to Scotland” The Goose Cottage is a wonderful accommodation in a perfect location. The set-up is simple but very, very comfortable...not an easy feat when you are travelli
We loved Goose Cottage. Lisa is an excellent host who lives next door and strikes a great balance of being there when you need help but leaving you to enjoy the cottage too. We had never stayed in suc… More
Thank you for taking the time to write the review. I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday at the cottage, yes the woodburner is very popular ! We are fortunate that the surroundings are so peaceful at the steading. I hope that you will consider staying at Goose Cottage in the future.
“Great place, home from home”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2011
Excellent place to be, everything you need is provided for, perfectly located for trips, the cottage is very well equipped, was clean, the owners were very nice and prepared to give some extra service… More