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.
Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
Laytoure is an Ariegeois farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, pleasantly situated in a tranquil rural area with rolling hills, sunflower fields and glimpses of the Pyrenees, but only 5 km from the town of Pamiers which has shops, restaurants and all facilities. Pa …see more
Large luxury house located close to seafront at Ballycastle. Finished to high standard with private rear back garden. Has disabled bedroom and en-suite downstairs. , modern living area. DVD/TV in 5 bedrooms. Sound system, BBQ area
House as sea views of Rathlin Island an …see more
Con's cottage boasts authentic flagstone floors throughout the living room, separate kitchen and bathroom which includes a power shower. There is a stove set in an open hearth in the spacious living/dining room. Both bedrooms have wooden floors,fine Egyptian cotton …see more
This lovely, thatched cottage is up in the hills and woods and very private. It is beautifully updated, comfortable, and has a lot of personal touches. We were welcomed with a bouquet of fresh flowe… More
“Lovely country cottage”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2016
My wife and I spent a week here in June. A lovely secluded cottage in middle of forest just 5 minutes from Killybegs. Comfortable interior and cozy bed. Kitchen a bit dark but otherwise great!… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Windsor Cottage is situated in the centre of Winchcombe, with its wonderful selection of pubs and restaurants. Sudeley Castle is on your doorstep and there are numerous walks in the surrounding area.This comfortable cottage has a wood burner, and is attractively decora …see more
“Fantastic cottage so clean everything provided and fabulous location”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2013
Great central location cottage is beautiful, very clean and well equipped. Owners were so helpful when booking and helped recommend places to eat. Lovely garden to sit out in.
I can strongly recomm… More
“Wonderful Winchcombe stay!”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2013
Windsor cottage is a perfect retreat to either get away from it all or use as a base to explore the wonder cotswolds!
Based in the heart of Winchcombe you have all the amenities on hand, local minima… More
Reviewed 21 Apr 2013
We had the most wonderful time at Windsor cottage. It is perfectly located, is really well equipped and is beautifully decorated.
Two very good sized double bedrooms, really cosy living room, fab din… More
Situated in the small rural village of Ponterwyd, these 250 year old grade 2 listed traditional welsh cottages have recently been fully renovated to offer a high 4 star standard of accommodation by the welsh tourist board, with amazing views over the village, river Rhei …see more
“A lovely cosy and well equipped cottage, perfectly located for exploring this beautiful area of Wales”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2015
We really enjoyed our stay at Dinas. The cottage was a perfect size for two, with every amenity. The owners were helpful and responsive
The views from the cottage are gorgeous, and it is a beautif… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we're really pleased you enjoyed the cottage, views and amazing local walks. Hope to see you again in the future, Diolch
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Les Hérissons Gîtes,/ Courtyard Cottage is an attractive farm complex renovation, nestling in the char,ming hamlet of Villeverneix, a few minuets south of the market town of Neuvic sur l'Isle. Offering guests the tranquillity of the countryside, but within easy …see more
Jasmine cottage is a pretty single storey thatched property in the grounds of our own home. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard with many extras to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. You only need to step outside the door to enter acres of Na …see more
This was our second visit to Jasmine cottage and we are sure that it will not be our last.
The location is perfect for a quiet and peaceful holiday but also within easy reach of places to visit. We l… More
Reviewed 3 Oct 2014
everything was wonderful, very clean & comfortable, a great welcome pack, will hopefully go again, the owners did not bother us, everything we needed was available, good fenced garden for the dog. go… More
So glad you enjoyed your two week stay at Jasmine cottage and look forward to seeing you again.
“A Magical Week”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2014
We had a most wonderful, relaxing week in Jasmine Cottage - it is such a comfortable and cosy cottage, well furnished, clean and well kept. The welcome pack was lovely, as were the vase of deliciously… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review of Jasmine cottage,great you enjoyed the cottage and the area and we hope to see you all again. Best wishes Mark
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
It is a tranquil home with no children or pets only 1 street from the beach with bus stop on the corner situated just behind 5 beach resorts, you can hear the waves break at night. Brand New just recently completed private room with own en suite, fan and Free Wi Fi. Yo …see more
Holly Tree Cottage is a warm and welcoming cottage sleeping 2 to 4 people in an area of Scotland where there is plenty of holiday activities to partake in. The beach is a short walk away through a Woodland Trust property. Golf courses are in abundance and there are man …see more
“Lovely cottage, great location - thoroughly recommended”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2013
We had a fantastic week staying at Holly Tree Cottage with our two daughters aged 7 and 9. The cottage is just lovely as are the owners. We made our booking on the strength of other reviews as we knew… More
“Oooh how loverly!”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2013
What a lovely little place. And not so little at that.
We really enjoyed our week in this cottage over New Years Eve - Hogmonay and would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing, clean,… More
“An Absolute Gem”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
Would I recommend this holiday home to anyone? Yes, I would. Would I book this house again? Yes, I would. What can I say? Well, actually a lot.
It was located in Upper Largo on the east coast … More
Le Pressoir is a detached cottage with rustic charm. You will know that you are in the heart of the country when you wake up to the sound of birdsong and you look out over the orchard to the rolling fields beyond. Suitable for a couple or for a family this gite has a me …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Offering exceptional home comforts including open fire, central heating, stunning bathroom, family eating area, downstairs shower room with Sky TV and wireless broadband. Offers secure rustic gardens with sun-house and decked area and off street parking for 4 cars.The p …see more
Forest Syde cottage totally exceeded our expectations of what a holiday cottage should be. We have never stayed in such a well equipped cottage. The stair gate, highchair, travel cot and washing machi… More
“A gorgeous cottage in a brilliant location.”
Reviewed 24 May 2013
We have just returned from a wonderful four day stay at Forest Syde. I travelled with my four children aged from 9 months to 11 years and we all had a fabulous time here.
The cottage was warm and w… More
Reviewed 7 Apr 2013
The cottage had everything needed and was furnished to a very high standard. When we arrived the owner gave us a warm welcome and the open fire was most appreciated as it was very cold out! The cott… More
La Maison d'Anna is a charming house in the picturesque village of St Sulpice sur Cele in Le Lot region of south west France. The house is typical of the area and is situated on a quiet single track road that leads from the village church to the river valley road. The …see more
“Home-from-home with outstanding communication from owner”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2014
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Myself plus my wife, two-year-old son and parents-in-law enjoyed a perfect week in August, and would recommend the property to anyone. Stylish, spacious, cosy, jaw-droppingly well-e… More
“Inspiring location and comfortable character property made for an excellent holiday base.”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2014
A great scenic location with memorable landscapes - viewed through property's windows. Well appointed and creative interior. Plenty of outdoor activities locally - especially if you like swimming and … More
“The perfect French retreat”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2014
I've been meaning to say how much we enjoyed our stay at la Maison d 'Anna. So many highlights - the midday dips in the river at the bottom of the lane, the wonderful walks up on the causse and along … More
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The Walnut Store is a beautifully renovated barn, situated in the courtyard of our group of gites. It enjoys a private patio area with barbeque, dining table & chairs for alfresco dining. It has a very pretty, comfortably furnished lounge with satellite freeview TV …see more
Nearest beach 64 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The Low Barn at Holmdale House has been created from two original barns, used to house farm equipment when Holmdale House was a fully functioning village farm.Our conversion has sought to retain all the character of the original buildings whilst offering the best of mod …see more
We he had a great break away although it was only for four days, its was so relaxing, The Low Barn was wonderful with everything we ever needed. Quality of the barn facilities were great and the owner… More
Really pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to a return visit.
“Welcoming clean hide-away”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2012
A well equipped, very clean hide-away for two. WiFi worked well.
Good location for Lincoln and surrounding areas.
Would definitely consider staying again.… More
Thanks for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves.
“Cozy and comfortable”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
We had a fantastic time, the cottage was exactly as shown, cozy and clean, very well presented. Everything was provided that we could need, towels and linen - even salt! It is newly refurbished and … More
Delighted you found everything to your taste. Hope you consider a return visit.
This beautifully converted villa comprises two family apartments and two apartments ideal for couples. Maple Cottage has one bedroom and sleeps 2.This particular apartment sleeps 2 and is perfect for couples or individuals. Should you wish to book more than 1 apartment, …see more
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Situated in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the historic Pilgrim's Way in the quiet hamlet of Thurnham, Thurnham Keep Stables is perfectly located for peaceful sanctuary, whilst still being within easy access of Kent's many places to visit.With woo …see more
Delightful, detached 18th Century Stone Cottage where the interior has been carefully designed providing a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, comfortable seating area with flat screen TV (UK Sky available) and leads out to a large furnished terrace which overlook …see more
Puffin Hollow is a beautiful 1 bedroom ground floor apartment directly on the harbour. This 18th century listed property has been completely modernised and it now offers open plan living with a luxury kitchen. The property is just a short walk to the small sandy beach …see more
We had a three night stay at Puffin Hollow and found it to be very comfortable. Great location down at the harbour, so perfect for walks along the lovely Fife Coastal Path (assuming you get better we… More
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. So glad you found the location perfect for the coastal path! Just a pity you didn't get the best of East Neck weather. Maybe next time. ..... Thanks Liz
“Puffin Hollow provides the perfect environment for a relaxing break.”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2015
Puffin Hollow is a quaint cottage, cleverly and tastefully modernised with real thoughtfulness. The decor reflects the location - lovely coastal walks and living right on the harbour. It is spotlessl… More
Thank you for your lovely warm review and your appreciation of our holiday cottage. I would be delighted to welcome you back for another break and thank you for the recommendation.
This one-bedroom holiday home is ideally placed in the middle of a strawberry farm within the picture-perfect village of West Peckham, with it's Saxon church, village green and pub, The Swan On The Green serving delicious, freshly-prepared food, excellent wines and real …see more
Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Apartment 2 is situated on the first floor (upstairs) in our traditional Austrian house. The area could not be more stunning, with the mountains providing a backdrop for any outdoor activity that takes your fancy. In Winter, skiing, cross-country skiing, walking, sno …see more
“Excellent location for hillwalking and other outdoor activities.”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
Peaceful safe location for couples,groups and familys.happy mointains is run by an english couple so the language barrier is'nt a problem.… More
“Superb spacious, clean, light and stylish apartment. Good location.”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2014
This was just what we needed. We were fed up with cramped ski apartments and this huge, light, airy and spacious apartment was great. The whole apartment has been recently refurbished to a very good… More
“great area - lots of variety”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2013
My (adult) son & i visited Weidach on a cycling holiday. The area is great with lots of different things to do. The owners were most helpful with suggestions of rides and things to-do. the road riding… More
Hill Cottage is one of many types of accommodation that Valentine Holiday lets manage, with properties to suite all types of Budgets. This pretty cottage has been a private holiday home for more than thirty years and many generations, now it's your chance to see th …see more
As a family group of adults and grandchildren we were all delgihted with the charm of the property.The house was very well stocked and catered admirably for all needs The views from the main bedroom w… More
“I could live in this cottage”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2011
Oh what a lovely cosy cottage so homely with everything you could want for a relaxing stay including dishwasher washing machine tumble dryer cooker microwave (if you want to cook )but really no need a… More
Glad you had a good holiday and thank you for the feedback.
Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
a nice house surrounded by a large garden, a small terrace and a wonderful view of the mountains, a large kitchen, a spacious living room and a cozy bedroom with bathroom. Private parking. the house is suitable for a couple with or without children.located in Valgrazios …see more
Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Surrounded by glorious countryside and with stunning views Appletreewick makes an ideal base for a Yorkshire Dales holiday. The popular market town Skipton is 8 miles away and Grassington just 5 miles from the cottages. There are excellent walks from the doorstep in …see more
Nearest beach 60 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
You are guaranteed a warm welcome at The Cottage at Andrew House which is situated in idyllic rural surroundings on the edge of the village of Stainton in the Lake District. The Cottage offers very comfortable accommodation which is maintained to a very high standard by …see more
Very cosy cottage, tastefully decorated and well-equipped. Extensive garden and grounds, a very peaceful location with easy access to Penrith, Ullswater and the Lake District. John and Tina were m… More
Evelyn thank you so much for your kind comments it was a great pleasure having you to stay and we very much hope that you will make a return trip in the future.
“A delightful cottage in a beautiful garden owned by a friendly and helpful couple.”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2015
We were very impressed with the cottage. It was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. Everything that we could possibly need was provided. Our hosts were very helpful about the area we were stay… More
It was a pleasure to have you to stay. Thank you so much for your kind comments
“Excellent Cottage in Lovely Location”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2015
The cottage was perfect for myself and my wife. It is very well equipped and comfortable. Everything that was provided was of very good quality. The kitchen is compact but very functional. The lack of… More
Thank you so much for your kind words which we really appreciate.
A riverside cottage, originally part of a corn mill and built approximately 150 years ago on the banks of the Nant Cleisfer. Recently lovingly renovated into a contemporary mews style cottage in a peaceful courtyard setting.
The cottage is located in the pretty Welsh v …see more
This delightful detached cottage with private swimming pool (open Easter to October) and games room is set in the lovely traditional village of Saulchoy and only a short walk to the nearby restaurant and bar. Relax and enjoy the countryside, visit the many historic sigh …see more
We stayed here with 2 young children and had a wonderful time. Geoff and Irene were very welcoming and gave us lots of wonderful and helpful advice on places to visit. Geoff even lent us his sat nav … More
“Great 25th Wedding Anniversary Stay”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2016
My husband and I stayed at the Granary with two of our grown-up children in order to celebrate our 25 years of marriage.
The booking process was very easy and Irene answered any queries we had very … More
“Excellent accommodation and very good value”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2014
Irene and Geoff make you feel so welcome .The Gite is lovely ,very clean and well cared for .
Location is great so you can get to lots of interesting places easily .The swimming pool is a real bonus … More
Located in the heart of the Quiet Man film locations In Cong, Co Mayo. Close to 12 century historic Ashford Castle, Cong Abbey, Caves, Dry Canel, lakes Corrib ,Mask and Carra famous for brown trout and Salmon storage and drying facility on site for fishing gear. Walking …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
The property consists of a large, comfortably furnished, open-plan living room/double bedroom, with sliding doors leading to the enclosed patio with garden furniture. On the upper level is the kitchen area with breakfast bar, a separate modern tiled bathroom and loo, a …see more
We booked this as a treat for my husband. After a night of little sleep as the damp was so bad it caused my husband and daughter to use inhalers all night and a bathroom which you could not enter as y… More
I have built up my business by honesty and trust. Please do not makeup stories about drugs and Cannabis. I am too old in the tooth to pull that one, just to trick me into giving your money back.
If you read the property details, it will state that this a No Smoking accommodation
Why did you also try to sleep 3 in a 2 person property?, when you realised this wasn't going to work, and had to go else where you invented a Cock and Bull story to get a refund and a free holiday
I will not be bullied or harassed by you, save your trickery and blatant lies, it will not wash with me, we do not need you in our lives
Guests information the apartment has a new Microcoil Mattress, new curtains bought from Next and bed Linen all installed in March 2016
Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Ask about pets;
PIC Cottage is a a restored French gite which is in the chaming hamlet of Fendrement in the Morbihan region of Southern Brittany France. It is one of three cottages on the same site and shares use of a solar heated pool and has a shared large patio for sun bathing with …see more
Baca Ruadh Cottage. Is a newly Built Cottage on 1 floor finished to a very high standard. The cottage has a large open plan Kitchen/Dinning/Lounge, with fully equipped Kitchen. The room has solid oak flooring & furniture, 2 & 3 seat leather sofa's with the …see more
Alouette sleeps two people in a beautiful room retaining original features and beams with a comfortable kingsize bed and en-suite bathroom (shower over bath) Alouette has a gorgeous open plan lounge/diner downstairs with a further WC. The traditional wood stove gives th …see more
This beautiful villa set in spacious gardens was built with hand cut stone, quarried locally to blend in with the traditional style of the region. Located in the Datca peninsula renowned for its natural beauty, unspoiled by tourism, and considered one of the worlds heal …see more
“A Lovely Villa, Sea Views, Very Comfortable, Lovely Pool.”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2012
A lovely villa, sea views, very comfortable, lovely pool. I would
like to say that our holiday was outstanding.
A truly awesome view, a brilliant location from which to explore this
unspoilt regio… More
“Great Villa Wonderfull Holiday”
Reviewed 21 Dec 2011
We found the villa by chance on the internet having been recommendedthe Datca Peninsula by friends and stayed in June 2011. What a find!The whole area is truly stunning and we had a wonderful holiday.… More
Really pleased you had a great time during your stay, see you next year! Sel Harun and Nermin.
“Wonderful Villa set in Paradise!”
Reviewed 15 Dec 2011
Lovely, comfortable traditional villa, spacious, clean and full of
character. We spent a week at Villa Olive Garden and did not want to
leave. The views from the veranda, gardens and pool are just … More
Thanks for taking the time time to write a review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Sel, Harun and Nermin.
Not suitable for children; Car essential; Ask about pets;
The Doghouse is self-contained with a double bedroom, open plan kitchen-sitting room and a shower room. There is heating and a small log burner; we supply the wood. Parking is free and on the property. There is a gravelled courtyard to enjoy the British weather in!. T …see more
“Comfortable, country retreat ideally based for touring”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2015
Modern detached one bedroom bungalow, down country lane, next to owners' residence. All mod cons. Extremely comfortable bed. Liked the open plan kitchen, dining, living area. Country setting. Buckin… More
Thank you,so glad you liked it!
“Enjoy the English countryside under the care of great hosts”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2015
The "Doghouse" was perfect for my needs. It was clean, spacious and located on a beautiful acreage that one can explore with the permission of the hosts. If you want quiet and solitude you will not … More
Nearest beach 53 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Foxglove Cottage is a traditional stone cottage with its own enclosed garden.
Downstairs there is an open plan living area with sofa,coffee table, sideboard & television, dinning table and chairs
A fully fitted kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer,
electric k …see more
We had a great time in Amanda's cottage in the countryside, with a private patio and everything to feel at home and on holidays at the same time. Amanda is very welcoming and breakfast is just amazing… More
Thank you for your invaluable review.
So glad that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and I would love to have you back any time.
Best wishes Amanda
Nearest beach 100 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Dunallican is a tastefully converted barn dating from the early 19th century. Set in beautiful countryside with is own private terrace is ideal for a romantic holiday for two. The property boasts a large range cooker, dishwasher and washing machine and woodburning stove …see more