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.
“Great location” Lovely clean cottage very well presented. Would definitely return and have no problem recommending this lovely little house to any one. It has one draw back and that is the kitchen is very tiny, making cooking a little bit of a challen
The cottage itself is a beautiful place that's well maintained and in a really handy location for the village. We went with my 7yr old daughter too and she loved the thatched roof and easy access to … More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
A love cottage with a lovely garden in a wonderful town. Very comfortable throughout but being a tall Person I did have to watch my head… More
“Wonderful stay in cosy cottage”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2012
Recently stayed on August bank holiday. Cottage well located for castle, beaches etc.. Loved the cottage and decorated well with thoughtful items such as ipod dock radio in bedroom. Nice and clean. Ow… More
4 Paws is a modern, self catering, holiday home and BBQ dining area, Swimming Pool (heated if required) within a half acre landscaped garden. Totally refurbished in 2014/15, and reserved exclusively for guests, this lower floor of the villa, next to the pool, is accesse …see more
“A perfect holiday!” Spent a wonderful six weeks in June/July at 10 Tory and it really was a perfect holiday - the accommodation is just as good as the other reviewers have described, the town as beautiful and the weather, of course, was amazing - six
a very convenient, well-equiped, little appartment in a lovely little town. The foot path to go up the appartement is a bit steep but the view from the row is worth the effort. Bradford is ideally loc… More
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
A really lovely property, nice and modern, looked newly renovated. Lots of room for two adults plus a one year old, easily room for travel cot in the bedroom. Easy access to bath via the train.… More
“Beautiful cottage with great view in a pittoresque setting”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
We stayed for two weeks at 10 Tory so we had enough time to see and do things, for example:
Visit Bath by train (you could also go by bike and cycle along the Kenneth & Avon Canal)
Stonehenge & Aveb… More
Old Rose Cottage is a 4 stars AA accredited grade II listed red brick holiday cottage located in the pictoresque village of Turville (home to the TV serie The Vicar of Dibley) in the in the Hambleden Valley, in the heart of Chiltern Hills. Designated as an "Area of Outs …see more
“Lovely comfortable cottage!” This cottage is in a wonderful location right in the middle of a very nice village with lots of little shops to explore and some nice walking from the door. Forge View is comfortable and clean and has every amenity you co
“Excellent cottage in a good location - very welcoming”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2012
There is no Wi fi available but there is in the pub a few doors away. The parking could be an issue as people park on the double yellow lines in front of the property. Other than these two things the … More
The property is a more than 100 years old small chateau, originally wine producing. An old barn has been newly renovated with a great sense of charm and demand of high quality. We offer a vacation in a quiet charming village, next to the vineyard in a beautiful region w …see more
In the south east of The Netherlands, 20 km north of Venlo and 30 km south of Nijmegen and 4 km from the border with Germany, one finds this unique romantic cottage. Not more than 70 minutes away from major cities like Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and Antwerp. Once a chickenho …see more
Holly cottage is a beautiful stone building, it has been lovingly decorated in keeping the character with all its history, first starting out as stables for the public house next door, (now residential)The old charm is captured with its stone walls and cosy feel.Well e …see more
This was our second visit to Maples Barn and we enjoyed it just like the first. We found some new additions to the property that just reaffirmed the owners attention to detail. A very high standard of… More
Thank you for your great review and for taking the time to write it. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your second stay at Maples Barn.
“Excellent apartment in central location.” Generally well equipped and spacious apartment in busy central location. The owner is easily contacted by email or phone and is responsive. Parking is generally difficult in BoA, but we found that the longer
My wife and I stayed in this apartment for a three night break whilst visiting relatives who live in the area. Our first impression was not a positive one as there was scaffolding up on an adjacent pr… More
Many thanks for your thorough feedback. I'm sorry that the area looked a little unsightly, sadly Bradford-on-Avon was hit by the floods. As for the photos, the professional photographer came today as we were a little delayed due to the unusual weather this season, I am glad that Downtown exceeded your expectations!
Alice and Pete.
“Beautiful, convenient gem of a place to stay”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2014
I stayed here in December and fell in love with the town, the surrounding area and this wonderful flat. It is newly decorated and very clean, with great views. The flat is warm and comfortable and has… More
“Idyllically situated little flat in a gorgeous town”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2014
This flat was a great place to stay - extremely central to all the little shops, restaurants and cafes in B-o-A. It has been stylishly and lovingly done up, and the views from the flat are beautiful. … More
“Fantastic apartment - light, airy and spotlessly clean.” I stayed at Seascape in July 2014 with my husband and aged parents. We had a great welcome from Tim and found the apartment very well appointed, clean and airy. It had everything you might nee
The property is very clean, practical and In an excellent location.
However the road in front gets very crowded at the weekend as cars park everywhere.
Also the property has only one bathroom and no… More
“Superb location, great hosts, real attention to detail and wonderful arrival package” This was almost certainly the best holiday rental we have had in NI in the last 10 years, and we have been frequent visitors. From the arrival package that contained
“Stunning house with gorgeous views 5 star” We had 1 week in june in the house and wish it were more. The house is well equipped (very well) and was spotless when we arrived. The scenery is stunning, and the house is well placed centrally on skye.
“Fantastic” Rented tumbles lodge as a surprise holiday for my husbands 60th birthday party with our 3 children and partners and 6 grandchildren. It was perfect especially the pool which was very popular with the children. The house was very spacious wi
13 family members for a 50th birthday celebration 4 families age ranges 20mths to 54yrs perfect house to be all together but big enough for everybody to have their own space if needed. Huge warm pool … More
“Great weekend !!”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Loved our stay here really nice,very spacious house in quiet area but close to beaches. Pool great and everything you need in the kitchen.… More
Reviewed 14 Nov 2016
We came here to celebrate our retirement with our three sons and their families - 12 of us! We had great time in Tumbles Lodge. The house is perfect in layout and the pool area allows you to watch the… More
“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
“lovely” Was a very nice cosy little cottage.
However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past.
She didn't bark for long. as we stopped them..
So if you have a dog th
“Amazing” Five stars all round. The location, Cleanliness and comfort of this lodge is just faultless. The Swans, Geese & Ducks are an added bonus. Everybody that walks by are just so friendly which is nice to see this day and age. I cannot wait to ret
Came for a relaxing stay and that's what I got. So nice and clean and tidy very well maintained everything you could ask for. We went out for our meals but wanted to come back and just sit and watch t… More
Thank you so much easier for your review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
A wonderful place to stay. Very comfortable and maintained to a high standard. Loved the river taxi into Stratford. Great base for exploring Stratford and the surrounding area.… More
Thank you so much for your review, and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
“home from home” Lovely house to stay in,we have stayed there the last 2 years over new year and its so cosy and homely. The owner is really helpful and leaves some nice welcome presents,wine and chocolates, bread and milk.There is so much space to sp
Dearholm was ideal for our familyof five adults and two children,loadsa space in all aspects of the house,well decorated,very well equipped and everything worked.Enclosed back garden ideal for dog and… More
“What a wonderful place for a holiday or short break”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
This year will be our fourth time staying at Dearholm, the cottage has all the comforts of home , with plenty of space. The cottage is well equipped ,sheets, towels even down to a loo roll plus a wond… More
“comfortable, well equipped, flexible sleeping arrangements”
Reviewed 14 Feb 2012
Very close to the station in a good location for the New Forest and local attractions. The house is well equipped, we cooked Sunday lunch for eight with no problem. The sleeping arrangements are flex… More
“Excellent house in a stunning part of Scotland” We visited over the New Year week as part of a group consisting of 3 couples and 7 kids. The house exceeded expectations. Lots of space, very well equipped, beautiful art on pretty much every wall, ve
The photos don't do the house justice, it's truly lovely and the position is stunning. If you can find another view like that I want to know where it is. Watching Gannets, from the lovely bay window … More
“Top Notch Malverns Retreat” Have to highly recommend this apartment which is located in a quiet, tranquil setting and is high quality. Modern, clean, comfortable and well kitted out, this is a perfect retreat from which to explore this beautiful area.
Beautiful relaxing apartment close to wonderful walks with all you need for the weekend catered for. Owners welcome superb, cosy and comfy.… More
“Immaculate, modern apartment”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2014
Amazing apartment, very comfortable with views to die for. My daughter was playing Cricket at The Downs Prep School only 8mins drive away, so was perfect for us. We tried one of the short walks in th… More
“Modern, well equipped, comfy apartment.”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2013
Simply an excellent place to stay. Convenient for walking the hills, for touring a beautiful part of the UK and lovely when returning, to have a warm, well equipped, apartment in which to relax.… More
“Relaxing break” Spacious clean cottage in perfect location , 3 mins to pub , 5 mins leisurely stroll to unspoilt dog friendly beach.
Cottage has all you would need , master bedroom is huge with a really comfortable bed.
Had a truly magnificent stay in the lovely winterton-on-sea. Superb location right next door to the village pub serving excellent food and beer. The cottage had everything you could possibly need. Les… More
“A wonderfully relaxing weekend”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
What an idyllic location. A short walk to the dunes & shoreline. Beautiful beaches. The cottage was a great choice for our girlie weekend - tastefully decorated throughout. I can imagine it being ver… More
“Very comfortable and spacious cottage in great location.”
Reviewed 24 May 2014
With 3 friends I stayed at the cottage for a walking weekend . The cottage was very comfortably furnished with plenty of space to relax and spread ourselves out. Having 3 loos and 2 bathrooms was very… More
“Thoroughly enjoyable stay!” We had a lovely time at One Button Hideaway.
The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed.
It was a great base for exploring Yorkshire.
The local pub, which served good food, was just a 5 minute walk away.
Really enjoyed our weekend away at the One Button Hideaway. Cottage was cosy, clean and very peaceful! Located in a nice little village. Great base to explore North Yorkshire from. We hope to revisit … More
Reviewed 5 Apr 2015
Excellent would recommend and hope to go back lots to do and look and nice garden just to sit and relax… More
Reviewed 1 Apr 2015
The space inside is great.very modern yet cosy and homely at the same time.private little patio area. Pub in walking distance, serves lovely food.will definitely be back.… More
Unique location with spectacular views over white sandy beaches, mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. One of the most peaceful settings on the island of Harris. Our well equipped and recently modernised home make for a truly magical holiday experience.Ideal for families lo …see more
2 bedroom character barn which is pet friendly and child friendly. We are close to the Cotswold Way with walks from the doorstep.The barn is also close to Cheltenham with it many festivals including Gold Cup, Jazz and Literature.There is free off road parking right next …see more
“Gorgeous” Gorgeous place at a fantastic price, perfect for a couple. Just close enough to amenities without feeling touristy and too close to town, great distance to all the best locations on the island and utterly recommend to anyone visiting Skye.
My boyfriend and I stayed here back in May and we just loved it! It was in a good location, not far away from the fairy pools or The Three Chimneys. The lodge is furnished to exceptional standard, g… More
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, a decent kitchen
We have just left The Acorns and have already booked our next visit! The cottage is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need during your visit. It is warm and cosy, home-like but w… More
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We visited The Acorns in June 2012. Weather wasn't great, but the same couldn't be said for the accommodation and the Hosts.When we arrived we automatically felt relaxed and started to unwind. We all … More
“A brilliant stay”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2016
Amazing and relaxing place to stay. Great welcome and accommodating owners throughout stay. Very child friendly. Cottage very clean and comfortable, suited our needs exactly. Wonderful views. Lots of… More
“A great place to stay” I stayed here with my son and partner for 5 nights from 16th June and this is a lovely cottage with plenty of room, a homely feel and in a nice quiet location. Everything you could need is there, it is clean, bright, comfortable
“Nice time in a nice house in a nice area” We spent 6 days with 8 persons (4 adults, 4 children). The house was very comfortable for us 2 families.The 3 bedrooms in the first floor were great, the one in the groundfloor (bed and bathroom) average.
Just returned from an amazing three days celebrating my husband's 60th birthday, with all the family. Nine in total, ages ranged from 84 to 21 years old. The house is wonderful, the three upstairs bed… More
Thank you for your lovely review.
It is great to hear that Ardfyne is being enjoyed by guests of all ages.
“Superb Holiday Home”
Reviewed 24 Feb 2014
We booked a long weekend at the house located a short distance from the shore of Loch Fyne. On arrival we were greeted by friendly owners and shown the property which is in a perfect location with stu… More
Delighted to hear that you had a great weekend and enjoyed a relaxing break. Many thanks for your very positive feedback.
Our favourite is also the balcony - great for views in all weathers.
“House to be proud of”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2013
Had a great time at Ardfyne, was good entertainment for all, age ranging from 16-79yrs.
Lovely gardens and amazing views, only a 10min walk to local shop walking along the Loch.
Even in the rain you… More
Delighted to hear that you had a great time at Ardfyne even though the weather was a bit mixed. The deck areas do allow you to sit out and enjoy the ever-changing views. Also good to hear that the large oak dining room table was enjoyed by everyone in the evening. Hopefully see you all next year.
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed.
The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already
Marvellous vievs, superb localization in the countryside neighbourhood . Villa equipped comfortably. We enyoyed pool arranged in very interesting way - the surface of the pool's water seems to merge … More
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
This villa is hard to fault, from the stunning views to full facilities and fabulous pool. The hardest decision to make was which sun terrace to sit on to enjoy the view. Our teenagers appreciated the… More
Rowdale cottages comprise of three adjacent cottages in the converted traditional stone farm buildings. the cottages sleep up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms; there are also 5 bathrooms for convenience too. These spacious cottage can seat 12 guests for dining together and …see more
“Perfectly formed!” Everything you could want to make your stay comfortable. Good location within easy reach of great walks and places to visit. Local pubs and amenities. Supermarket 2 mins on foot. Quiet. Owners very friendly and amenable.
Brilliant modern little cottage! Made very welcome upon arrival and departure. Lovely place with plenty of things to do.… More
“Charming cottage in Menai Bridge”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2016
Cleverly modified barn conversion. Welsh stone exterior with modern fixtures and fittings. Excellent base for exploring the beautiful island of Anglesey. Everything you need in this cottage, including… More
Reviewed 18 Sep 2016
The converted coach house is delightful, and Mair and Michael are the perfect hosts.
Conveniently located at the entry to Anglesey, the cottage provides an excellent location to explore the island … More
“Perfect location with great view of the Wallace Monument” Being located on a quiet road, only mnutes from a main traffic circle, gave us quick, easy and unparalleled access to all the site seeing we planned during our stay. The cottage was bright and
“The best holiday rental property we have ever stayed in!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2014
We were delighted with this beautiful cottage let. set in beautiful surroundings close to the family farm. Wendy had thought of everything. We were welcomed with a lovely welcome pack, including an … More
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
mallard cottage is outstanding, everything is new and modern, such a homely place to stay, the scenery is fantastic, really lovely place to stay, relaxing. would stay there again without a doubt, the … More
“Spectacular!!! A paradise in the country!”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2013
Wendy and Ian were the perfect hosts. The baked scones shortly after our arrival were so yummy. This cottage was refurbished with love and care. Everything a traveler would want in a home away from… More
“Luxurious,beautiful cottage set in a wonderful location!” Dane cottage is a little gem! Luxurious cottage, beautifully furnished and set in a wonderful location. The private garden and fishing pool just add to the charm of the cottage :) We also appre
“Perfect stay for visiting Cheshire, Manchester, Peak District.”
Reviewed 7 Dec 2014
This is the perfect property for a couple to stay in. It is very high quality, provided by lovely people and is within easy reach of lots of places to visit. There is a local railway station with trai… More
“Perfect stay - Didn't want to leave!”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
My partner & I stayed at Dane Cottage for 2 nights in Aug. Nothing that we can say can do this place justice!! The cottage is amazing, the gardens are spectacular... and private!! And the hosts (inclu… More
“A Most Enjoyable Break”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
We enjoyed our stay at Dane Cottage very much. We were made to feel very welcome. Bailey the dog was always pleased to see us on our return from a day’s sightseeing. I tried fishing in the lovely la… More
Cariad Cottage is an attractive cottage set in surrounding farmland with amazing sea views. Just yards from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path above Caerbwdy and Caerfai Bays, it offers breathtaking views across the bay to Skomer and Skokholm. Visit Wales 4 star gradingWalk …see more
“Perfect Getaway” Fantastic apartment, everything you could possibly need and some. What a place to come back to after a day's walking, and having the opportunity to sit out on the balcony with a glass of wine watching the sunset. Doesn't get much bett
“An absolute dream” I can only say positive things about our stay. Tracey has obviously worked hard to make the cottage as welcoming as she can. Roses, muffins, a local paper, milk in the fridge and a welcoming card are a lovely touch. The cottage itse
“Lovely comfortable cottage on the doorstep of the New Forest”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
Lovely cottage, comfortable and well equipped. We soon got used to the bedrooms being on the ground floor and enjoyed the view of the quayside from the upstairs lounge. Very nicely presented with home… More
“Luxurious cottage in the midst of the lovely town of Lymington close to the New Forest.”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2012
We stayed in this cottage for just one week. Given the perfect location just outside the New Forest and on the coast line just opposite Isle of Wight, we could easily have spend two weeks here.
“Cosy cottage on Quay side”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2012
This cottage is very cosy & is of a very high standard. It is in a great location for exploring the surrounding area aswell as sitting watching the boats & goings on on the quay side.… More