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.
The Coach House is situated in a area of outstanding beauty directly opposite Westonbirt Arboretum a great location for Tetbury and those wishing to attend Badminton Horse Trials. This is an ideal property for those seeking to escape to the country. …see more
“A very comfortable stay” We could not fault Balcony Cottage as a place for 2 people and we have paid more for less in the past. We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.
The attention to detail is important and everything we used worked, the sh
“Lovely cottage, had a wonderful stay” We stayed in Bobtail Cottage for one week. The cottage was very spacious, well equipped and was spotlessly clean. Would definitely recommend. We plan to return next year!
Lovely place to stay, great location, close to beach, shop & pub! Really clean accomodation, have stayed at other properties owned by the same person and all are fantastic. Have been really spoilt a… More
“A Very comfortable Cottage”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2016
Excellent location right near the beach. The cottage was very well kept and very clean with a small garden . The garden was very well maintained. The village of Winterton-on -Sea was a very quiet vil… More
“With young kids, all you need is bunnies...” This was the first family holiday we have ever had, and first time that my wife and children (twin 2 year old girls) had ever been to Cornwall or on a "British" holiday. Weather was a bit hit and miss, but
A cozy litle house that is located in the heart of Vík in Mýrdalur. The house (Lækjarmót) was build 1904.There are 2 bedrooms, a comfortable living room, bathroom, a kitchen and an outside area to enjoy your morning coffee.Includin WiFi internet. …see 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
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children” We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and o
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The memory stick you left behind has been tracked down and will be sent to you.
River Cottage is a unique, detached self-contained gite located within the grounds of Le Moulin de Villesaint , a family run business. Dated back to the Middle Ages Le Moulin de Villesaint is a converted water mill and outbuildings sat on the river Feuillade and is …see more
“Brilliant, well equipped cottage, very comfortable for a quiet and relaxing holiday.” The cottage was wonderful, very comfortable and the owners were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. We had an excellent, relaxing holiday.The only downside we foun
“Lovely Cottage” We rented this cottage over Christmas to be closer to the family. The woodburniing stove was alight when we arrived in the evening making the cottage very welcoming, there was also a small Christmas tree which was a very nice touch. T
Vineyard cottage in Waterly Bottom was an exceptional find. Very quiet and peaceful surrounded by forests. We had many walks around the area and found our cottage the perfect retreat to come home to a… More
“A lovely Cotswolds Experience”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2015
We stayed here with our two young boys (5 & 3) and found this sweet cottage to be perfect. We absolutely loved our stay! It was a fantastic place, nestled away in a sweet little village on the Cotswol… More
“Photos and reviews do not do justice to this wonderful cottage !”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2014
My wife and I had spent some time online looking for a place in the Cotswolds for a romantic weekend, and we were fortunate to find this place !
I was quite particular in my requirements; it had to… More
“A pretty, cosy and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location.” This cottage was as described, and provided us with a pleasant, cosy base to be with friends and explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast.
“Fabulous cottage, great location, perfect break.”
Reviewed 30 May 2012
The cottage is immaculate, light, airy, quiet and totally relaxing. Its a 5-8 minute walk to your choice of two unbelievably picturesque beaches one with a good resturant/pub. Lots of great hiking a… More
Thank you so much for your kind review and I'm very pleased to hear that you want to come again.
“cosy, comfortable, full of character”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2012
Pencraig is a wonderful, get away from it all holiday cottage. It's well equipped, cosy and has a wealth of books, games and art to keep you amused inside, plus there are two tables to sit at outside… More
Thank you so much for the kind comments to myself and the property. So glad you enjoyed it sounds like you had a amazing time discovering what wales had to offer. Thank you.
“Lovely location and cute cottage”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2011
This spot was very nice, a great location. Also the house was lovely. There was nothing to complain about. Thank you for the stay.… More
Thank you for your positive review and thank you for staying. Hope that you come back again some time.
The Buckleys Country Club has its own distinctive flavour that will exceed your expectations and transform your moments on the island into everlasting memories. Land, water, wind and sun in perfect harmony as nature intended will greet you daily. Indulge yourself and d …see more
Located on the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro this rustic bush camp enjoys fantastic views. 3 classic safari tents accommodate 6 people comfortably. A kitchen, outdoor fireplace and a comfortable lounge makes this the ideal base to discover the Amboseli area. Two caretaker …see more
“A lovely, spacious house and garden in walking distance of great beaches.” This house is even better than it looks, and that's rare. Lots of space for everyone inside and out, with a great farmhouse kitchen. Comfortable in every way, the owner (who is
Seascape House is a newly refurbished luxury holiday home on the beautiful County Down coast.
Set in extensive gardens with direct sea views across the Irish sea to Scotland.
Ideally situated only 30 minutes from Belfast, and 5 minutes from the bustling sea side resort …see more
If you are looking for something a bit different - to truly relax and unwind with your family and friends in the REAL Spain...then this is it!
Casa Níspero is a beautiful traditional Spanish villa hidden away among the pine trees on the edge of Parque Natural …see more
Lavender cottage is a grade II listed period brick and flint cottage.Access is via the rear enclosed gravel courtyard in to the dining kitchen which is equipped with an electric oven/hob, large fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and microwave. Ther …see more
“Wonderful!” Beautiful cottage, highly recommended. Fiona was incredibly helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay. The children loved the outdoor space, farm animals and the very friendly dogs. Great location. We will be visiting agai
We had a long weekend in the Coach House in November, it was warm and welcoming and the log burner made it very cosy.
I was the perfect base to explore Avebury and Wiltshire.
Fiona's gift of homemad… More
Many thanks for your kind words and I am so pleased you enjoyed the muffins. I hope we may see you again soon.
Have a Happy Christmas
“Didn't want to go home!”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2016
The coach house has been beautifully renovated and tastefully furnished with very comfy beds and quality bed linen, the owners Fiona and Matthew are very friendly and relaxed and are on hand to help i… More
Many thanks for taking the trouble to write a review and hope we may see you all again.
“Lovely cottage and gorgeous scenery”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2015
We spent the weekend in this beautifully renovated cottage. The surroundings are stunning- great for long walks! The living / kitchen area is a great social space, the rooms are spacious and the be… More
So pleased you had such a lovely weekend and hope to see you again.
“Fab villa, lovely location” Lovely villa and pool in quiet peaceful location very close to Lake Kournos. Clean and nicely decorated, helpful caretaker.
Well equipped,; bedrooms downstairs but in heat of Summer this works well.
Garden could do with
Crete is a beautiful place and this villa made it even nicer. Fantastic wildlife and scenery nearby. The villa is well equipped and the maintenance man was very friendly. Highly reccomended.… More
“Familly Holiday in First Class Villa with views of lake and close to sea.”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2012
We had a wonderful time staying two weeks in your villa. We found there was everthing we wanted with respect to both soft and hard furniture. We spent some days totally at home in your very private sw… More
“Fantastic apartment in a stunning location” We were met upon our arrival by the caretaker and he very kindly provided a tour of the resort facilities and the apartment itself. The apartment is exceptionally well appointed and more than lived up to ou
Stayed for 1 week during Easter holidays. The Abbey is a wonderful place and has been thoughtfully restored. Pool opened towards the end of our stay and offers swimming, steam room and sauna and n… More
“Luxury at an affordable price”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
i have never been to this area of Scotland before so to be placed right by the side of the most famous Loch was areal good start and bonus. The appartment was of a very high standard, both inside and … More
“spotlessly clean, great location, very accessible to londan and brighton” We travelled from the south of ireland to the uk in august and had a wonderful holiday from our base at apt. 11 shoreham by sea, waters edge. We had our own parking space. Al
I have been very impressed with the property and all the equipment available for family holiday. From the moment we walked in we felt welcome as if we simply walked from home to another home of ours b… More
“Staying in, the new going out!”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2011
I have stayed at water's Edge 4 or 5 times over the past year, while studying for my air transport pilots licence. You just cant beat the place!
When you arrive, the reserved parking space is right … More
No negative comments to make. The Cottage is presented cleanly, well equipped and with no glaring omissions of any kind. All local amenities within a short walk of the secluded and peaceful, character… More
“Perfect peace in country hideaway.” We were met on arrival by the owner, who made us aware of everything that we needed to know.
The cottage was warm and extremely comfortable.
A welcome pack was waiting for us, including wine and chocolate cake!!
“Breathtaking Location, fantastic house.” The pictures simply don't do justice to the location of this house. The view out the front of the Welsh cliffs opposite is amazing, and the fact that it is set a decent distance from another house means that no
My 5 friends and I had a wonderful stay at the cottage. It's stylish,very clean and boasts a well equipped Kitchen.The cooks among us were very happy.
The wood burner heated the house up quickly a… More
“A gem on the Isle of Sky” We had a great week and the weather was very kind to us. Everything about the croft was excellent! The views were spectacular especially watching the seals whilst having breakfast, and the Croft itself so comfortable you se
“Romantic Lochside Setting, Idyllic Croft on the Isle of Skye”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2012
Skye Croft is the most gorgeous setting for a romantic Getaway, located just 50yards from the shore of Loch Treaslane-you have your own gate to wander through to the waters edge. This self catering Co… More
“House full of character with all the comforts from home.” Lovely Victorian house within walking distance of a sleepy fishing village. Plenty of room and space for our teenagers to be with us or be with the wifi. Nice of the owner to come and say hello
We decided on a last-minute break over the school midterm holidays and couldn't believe our luck when we found this house. When we arrived we were kindly shown around by Kim. The house's location was … More
So glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to your next visit, Rik
Reviewed 8 Aug 2016
This is one of the best holiday homes we have ever rented and we have rented a fair few all over Europe. First class accommodation equipped to home from home standard. Location, views, cleanliness… More
We are so please you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit. Rik
“Lovely house. Suited us well.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
The property was great for our family. Two adults, two toddlers and my 12 year old.
Well maintained with all the essentials including a travel cot.
There were no window keys but the owner quickly … More
“Excellent Value for Money” The cottage is really well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The property on arrival was really clean and bed linen / towels immaculate. A very high standard. We were a party of 2 adults, 2 teenagers and a we
“An excellent place to stay” What a place. An excellent location in the wood, well-appointed with washer-dryer, dishwasher and plenty of crockery. Loads of room for four although may be a squash with eight. Great for drying wet clothes due to open-plan
The Boathouse is perfectly remote, just what my husband and 2 yr old needed. We may have had some of the wettest weather for months, but the Boathouse was the perfect base to explore Snowdonia. The … More
“8th year and still as good”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2016
We have been visiting the boathouse for 8 years and we love it. I love everything about the place and I'm always sad to leave.
We always bring a bigger TV with us for when we are chilling out watc… More
“Fabulous setting and fantastic house”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
We stayed for 2 weeks and explored the area on foot from the boathouse and by car over the region. The walks from the door are great and varied-to the train station where there is a cafe and a play pa… More
“Very comfortable” Lovely comfortable house and very well equipped. From luxuries such as the hot tub down to the basics like loads of crockery and cutlery. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks very much.
Excellent, Hot-tub & Pizza oven were two great additions . The holiday house itself had everything we needed and more.… More
“very comfortable dreamhouse for families”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2011
A new and very comfortable house with all the amenities we wanted and many more.
Very luxurious bedrooms, very clean bathrooms, a new hot tub and a Wii. The last one our children, who are not allowed… More
Thank you for your lovely comments about our Highland-Home Twosibe, we always hope others will enjoy it as much as we do.
I'm glad the children enjoyed the games and you have such fond memories of Twosibe. We look forward to welcoming you and the family back soon.
“Excellent 5* Holiday Accommodation In Quiet Location”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2011
This holiday home is set in a quiet location overlooking the woods, but near all the local attractions amenities etc.
A folder was left to peruse for ideas as 'what to do'?
Extremely well equipped w… More
Thank you for your lovely comments about our Highland-Home Twosibe, we always hope others will enjoy it as much as we do.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
“A wonderful property and view” We have been going on holiday together for ten years now and this is one of the best places we have stayed in.
The location was great for sightseeing, walking and golf.
The property was lovely. Ver clean and had all of
The house is spacious and has everything needed. Plenty of hot water and the furnishing and fittings is of a high standard. Our 9 year old enjoyed wandering around the farm and seeing the livestock. I… More
“50th Birthday weekend”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2013
This was our second stay at Barnyards this year (2013) and once again we were not disappointed. The quality of the accommodation for the price is outstanding and the view from the hotub just cannot be… More
“Fabulous location and views”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2013
We travelled to Barnyards with friends to do some cycling, we were blessed with excellent weather which helped.
Barnyards is an excellent location to base yourself for the whole of Fife.
The cottage… More
“A lovely character cottage in a friendly village”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
My husband, myself and my sister had a relaxing week in this cottage. It was cosy but open spaced with good light, and had flexible space. Wood was available for an open fire if needed, and satellit… More
Lovely bungalow. Spacious, immaculate and well equipped, a perfect home away from home. Many thanks to Elaine for the welcome pack and the warm welcome (especially for our dog). We had a grear week an… More
Thank you for leaving a review, we really appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back.
“Only place to stay in Portaferry”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
Very large - plenty of room - very clean - quiet - lots of extras toilet roll etc. Good location.
When we met Elaine she was very helpful and told us things we wanted to know. It was
a very good pri… More
“Excellent house for visit to Alton with large group” Great locationf for Alton Towers. Plenty of room and toys in house for our 3 families of 2 adults and 2 young children. Great pub across the road, great food. They allowed us to carry the food on pl
Stayed here with a group of friends for my birthday. Lovely big property with plenty of character, great value and location.… More
“Beautiful house peaceful location ideal for Alton towers”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2012
We booked this house for a group break away and to visit Alton towers! It was everything the owner said it would be and more, the house is beautiful with big open fire and and amazing looking dinning … More
“Big, beautiful house in fabulous location - highly recommended”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2011
We stayed at this house for our daughter's 10th birthday with friends. The house is huge - very comfortable for our party of 12, the 6 children loved having the attic to themselves with playstation, … More
“Eceptional five star barn.” It was our first stay at the barn and we stayed for 7 nights. The owners were fantastic hosts, with a great welcome and milk and juice ready on arrival. The barn has a great layout with enough space for me, my husband and d
This was our second visit to this barn, third to the site. It is set in a peaceful spot very close to the wonderful widemouth bay beach and the friendly town of Bude. The barns are always very clean o… More
A spacious and traditional farmhouse located in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. Complete with Aga oven, WiFi, 7 seater Hot Tub, Very large garden suitable for ball games, Xbox 360, snooker & secure bike storage. A great house for family and friends! …see more
“repeat visit will return!” stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. such a lovely touch.
“A delightful cottage in the heart of Eyam” The cottage was clean and very handy for the village of Eyam as well as numerous attractions in the area. The parking was adequate for one car. The welcome basket was a lovely idea and really made us feel tho
Great place to stay. Good for exploring several areas of the Peak District. The rooms were all very well furnished - the kitchen and bathroom were both very clean and had everything you'd expect. The … More
“Gorgeous cottage, very interesting village”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2012
I want this cottage! Beautifully furnished, perfect location, easy friendly to book. We booked last minute and took pot luck with both accommodation and the village of choice in the peaks but I don'… More
8 beds and 4 sofa-beds. The Cottage has a spacious courtyard, enought privacy and tranquility. Attractions in Pavlikov and countless opportunities for trips in the area. Small farm at the cottage - fresh, homemade products (eggs, honey, rabbit meat, seasonal products) …see more
“Idyllic Location-Fabulous cottage” Kilmore Quay has always been a favorite location of ours, but this cottage was the best we have ever stayed in in this area. The terrace around two thirds of the property with panoramic sea views and lovely garden fu