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.
“Excellent” All way from booking to leaving this property we were all 100% satisfied. The house was very comfortable and appointed. One of our party is a wheelchair user and even they agreed it was a comfortable stay away from home....beds super comfy!
Fantastic home from home. Super warm welcome on arrival and a lovely welcome food basket.
Everyone had a great time and were really happy with the house, we were age ranged from 11-68. Ticked all th… More
“A cosy base for exploring the area” The perfect place to explore Kilmartin. A good base for walking, cycling and kayaking and lots of archaeology in the area. The property is cosy, with good parking and and a lovely sheltered garden to use at any tim
We can wholeheartly recommend to stay at Janet´s and David`s lovely Charlet. We`ve had a fantastic week in wonderful Kilmartin and really enjoyed travelling around this very special place.… More
“Glorious and tranquil!”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2016
This lovely chalet is located in a beautiful part of Scotland, it's a perfect escape to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! It's perfectly secluded and local attractions include a fa… More
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“peace of heaven”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
Loved it , went for our wedding anniversary , stunning area, lovely cosy bed , best sleep ive had in a long time , Janet was a lovely host . defo worth a visit , midges were a pest , but its scotland … More
“Peaceful haven has all you need” Stayed 20-27 July 2013. I would recommend 8 Carpenters to any couple looking for a quiet getaway and who want to access what North Norfolk has to offer.
Holt is a beautiful Georgian town and offers fantastic hospital
What a wonderful cosy little cottage. We booked this cottage the evening before arrival for five nights in May and Anne was most helpful at such short notice. The cottage is beautiful and immaculately… More
“5 Star and 5 C's.”
Reviewed 1 May 2013
5 C's? Clean, comfortable, cosy, convenient and classy. Responsive and conscientious owner. Central location in gourmet and shoppers heaven, town of Holt. Walk to restaurants and shops. Perfect.… More
“Great place to get away from it all”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2013
Had a lovely time in no.8 carpenters cottages! It is a lovely and cosy cottage in great condition. The piano was excellent, and tuned prior to my arrival so sounded fab. Very good location, feels qui… More
“Warm welcome, fabulous villa, idyllic setting.” Fantastic welcome from the family. Clean, spacious and full of character. Surrounded by woodland but also great views. On white road about 5km uphill from Poppi, roads a little narrow at times. Pool on
“Great villa and surroundings and wonderfully welcoming, helpfull and friendly hosts”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2015
We were welcomed by the owners in an exceptionally generous way with home made pizza, bread and cookies, also cheese, cold meats and a bottle of wine. Really wonderful. Throughout our stay the owners … More
Grazie mille! It was really nice to spend some time with you and your family, ciao!! Stella
“Fabulous Villa in Poppi”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2015
My family and I stayed at La Casina from 23 – 30 May. There were 8 adults and 1 child and La Casina accommodated for us all.
The villa was beautiful and views stunning. Plenty of terraces to enjo… More
For us it was a pleasure to help you!
We hope to see you soon!
Our best wishes for all of you!!
Stella, Nicolò, Gigi a Anna
“the drive is well worth it”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
La Casina is about 15 mins from the small hill town of Poppi in Arezzo Province,the Tapanessi family were wonderful hosts ,you need some guidance from Poppi to locate the villa which was provided by N… More
Many thanks for your review Bobby!
Hope to see you again, Ciao!! Stella
Lakeview outstanding position on the lakeside with a private boat deck views from the lounge dining area decking.New carpets and leather corner sofa +two seater reclining sofa . New curtains TV Free Wifi
A large decking area to the LAKE with outdoor seating table & …see more
NITB approved spacious 4 bedroom seaside self-catering property with sea facing sun room. Suitable for up to 6 people, 4 bedrooms, modern kitchen/diner with all appliances, bathroom, shower room, downstairs toilet, garden. TV, video, stereo, washing machine, drier …see more
“Fantastic break” Just come back from a 3 night break - and I loved it !!! The lodge was nice and comfortable, had everything you need for your stay. The rabbits running around were amazing to see, and the ducks too. If I was to be brutally honest,
“Great hideaway” What an amazing, relaxing break. My partner and I recently stayed at pear tree lodge for the first time. From the moment we got there we felt spoilt, Louise and her husband Stephen are absoloutly lovely and made us feel very welcome.
Recently converted single storey farm building located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a working cattle farm in the Cotswolds. Beautifully renovated to a high standard with eco-friendly air source underfloor heating and woodburner. Large comfortable open pl …see more
“Perfect location and facilities for family break” We travelled to Duchally Lodge for my 60th birthday celebrations. There were three generations, so with three large bedrooms and three bathrooms everyone had their own space. Living accommodation is st
Excellent accommodation. Very well decorated and equipped. Stunning views. All as described hotel served food and drinks. Leisure complex was very well equipped and was exceptionally clean. Overall we… More
Thank you very, very much for your kind review. It is really appreciated. We certainly hope that you will visit again in the future.
“Friends family get together”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
Wow......Duchally Lodge is great ! Loved the place, the leisure centre is lovely, the bar is so cosy, highly recommend Duchally Lodge… More
Thank you so much for your kind review. I do appreciate that you have taken the time to write this. I'm really glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back sometime in the near future. Christine
Reviewed 30 Nov 2016
We enjoyed our stay. The lodge was spacious, well equipped and clean, easily accommodating 4 adults and 2 children.
Only area of improvement would be the kitchen cupboard doors which are worn and … More
Thank you very much for your kind review. We have noted the areas where we could improve and will replace the DVD player and will look at replacing the kitchen doors in the New Year. We very much appreciate your comments and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Christine
“Excellent” This villa is one of the best you could find, everything is included and there's nothing more you could need.
If you are looking for a quiet and relaxeing holiday this is the villa to book, we enjoyed the sun, and peaceful nice surroundin
“A wonderful family holiday!” We had the pleasure of staying at Shore View at the end of May. The house is wonderful, with everything a family could possibly need on hand. Kate’s communication before arrival was amazing and certainly made the start of
I would highly recommend a stay at Shore View! I booked this holiday let for my family to stay in while we were attending a wedding party near by and it did not disappoint. This place is amazing! It's… More
We're really pleased your party w/e was a success and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. ☺
“Wonderful all-you-can-ask-for holiday home with breathtaking views”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Shore View. The house is modern, spacious, fully-equipped with amazing views. It was our first stay in an eco house and certainly will not be our last. It is … More
“Best Holiday in Cornwall Ever”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
Beautiful house with excellent views. Did not want to leave and will certainly book again. Kate, the owner could not have been more helpful with her advice and tips especially helpful in leaving us in… More
“Lovely cottage in a friendly village in a beautiful part of our country.” This cottage is spacious, comfortable, a little quirky and very well equipped. We stayed for New Year, with some other friends staying nearby in another holiday cottage. On comp
We stayed at Weavers for 4 nights in total during October. Firstly, the house is kitted out with everything you'd need for self-catering. We arrived late Friday evening and the lights and heating were… More
“Great place, would definitely recommend for couples of small group of friends”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2011
Really cozy cottage with a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and 2 loos. Well laid out outside space - terraced garden with multiple levels. The cottage was clean, the linens were fresh and the pla… More
“A cottage of charm and character right in the pretty village centre”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2011
This charming cottage has a great location in a pretty village and is a gentle stroll to The Barley Mow pub which we would recommend for food. The kitchen is well equipped and it is comfortably furn… More
Second year on the Irish holiday market, recently renovated and refurbished three double bedroomed cottage/house situated on the coastal headland of Cahore, Co. Wexford
Accommodation:- Entrance/dining area with patio sliding doors, separate kitchen with breakfast bar, …see more
“Beautiful Cottage” The cottage has been renovated to an incredibly high spec & the decor is beautiful.
John & Katy really have thought about everything. From the welcome hamper including fresh (warm!) mince pies to an endless supply of fresh eggs.
This 18th century cottage lies in the Heart of the Peak District next to Bakewell, Matlock and Chatsworth House and is packed with period charm. Enjoy Derbyshire's best tea rooms, walking treks and golf courses. Plus UNLIMITED WIFI and all the modern conveniences. …see more
Villa in Berres les Alpes (countryside close to Nice). 140m². 6 persons, pool, wi-fi internet ! A smell of pines and mimosa and a view of olive and chestnut trees from the holiday spot «La Roche Grise» in Berres les Alpes, between sea and mountains 20 …see more
“Brilliant apartment with lovely decor” I booked this apartment not knowing where it would be. Easy to find, clean and beautiful decor. My boyfriend and I had a brilliant time here and I would like to book this again for a long weekend in Belfast.
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse
It's not easy to find some place that will keep three generations happy, but the Gite at Rigal has everything my children, my wife and I and my mother-in-law could ask for. The gite itself is lovely … More
“Everything you could ask for”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
A lovely gite in beautiful surroundings - even with 3 small children everything was catered for - toys, books, DVDs
Really relaxing, we hope to come back next year!… More
“Wonderful relaxing Gite with everything you need for kids...!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
This was our second stay in the Gite and again we had a truly wonderful time. Chris and Jackie have thought of everything that their guests might need and especially for those with children (cot, trav… More
“Our perfect weekend at beautiful Green Farm Barn” A group of 12 of us stayed at Green Farm Barn for a hen weekend and words cannot say how impressed we were with the beautiful barn conversion, the location and how helpful and accommodating Martin and
Perfect for lovers of nature and animals, this pet-friendly village home in the hamlet of Grevilly, Saone-et-Loire, offers a comfortable retreat that is sure to become a treasured memory.<br />100sqm house with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, terrace and fenced garden …see more
“Lovely house, beautiful garden and surroundings, brilliantly equipped.” We stayed at Ferndale with our 2 year old and tiny baby. It's a challenging travelling with small children but arriving a Ferndale we breathed a huge sigh of relief as it was so
Our second stay in this lovely house; another very comfortable and pleasant week at Ferndale. We look forward to returning again!… More
“Ferndale was the perfect home for my stay with my two young grandchildren!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014
I stayed on the Isle of Wight with my son and two young grandchildren (4 and 7) The house was spacious, the bedrooms lovely, the living room so cozy! (We had a fire in the fireplace one chilly evenin… More
“The space of a house with the feel of a cottage!”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2013
We had 4 nights at Ferndale with 7 family members and found the house to be absolutely perfect for a larger group of people. All of the bedrooms were very comfy and well furnished.
The views out th… More
“10/10 accommodation, stunning views and location” First time to the Lake District, AND WONT BE THE LAST!
I booked last minute as a surprise for my partner who has been snowed under for weeks at work and desperately needed a break! Booking was easy an
Excellent accomodation, excellent location, excellent facilities,
Brian, the owner was nothing short of fantastic. He dealt with queries, came to meet me on the day of arrival, leaving flowers & a bo… More
“Excellent first class treatment”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2012
Fantastic booking experience and accommodation. Could not fault our weekend away.
Very clean linen and warm cozy continuous heating. The owner knows how to please and has every aspect of letting cov… More
“What a pleasurable family holiday, lovely accommodation, lovely site. Highly recommend.”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2012
Accommodation lovely, everything thought of, lovely shower, high quality utensils, flat screen tv, full freeview, Xbox, fully heated. Right next to Ambleside / Coniston but lovely and quiet. Swimming … More
Traditional Cycladic styled villa in Aliki village. It was built in 2015 and is located 500 meters from Aliki's downtown with its restaurants and cafes and the main beach. It is in a countryside quiet area, 12 kilometers from Parikia (capital - main Port) and 2 kil …see 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
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2017
What an incredible time we've had. The cottage is stunning, cozy and immaculate. Even though we very much visited in Cornwall's off season, we've had a fantastic break.
Everything you could need is i… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
The perfect location for the best Natural Highlights Mauritius has to offer Each stylish studio has a private dining terrace en suite shower room and well equipped kitchen WIFI Housekeeping and access to the stunning roof terrace A short 5 minute drive to Le Morne beach …see more
“wonderful retreat,beautiful area with everything you need supplied in the cottage for a stress free holiday.” We stayed at the cottage for a week in October and it was lovely. When I walked in the front door i was so relived to find that it was just a
What a great house! We travelled as 2 children, Mum, Dad, grandparents and dog, oh and a boat. The house is very roomy, with games, books and a games room to keep everyone happy. The views are amazing… More
“A little bit of Heaven on Earth!”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
We first discovered this house in April this year and loved it so much that we just couldn't wait to go back. If you want an amazing house with views from every window to die for, then all we can say … More
“House with great facilities and superb views”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2012
We had a very enjoyable holiday with our son and his wife and their two very young children in this comfortable and well equipped house. It appears to be in an isolated position but all attractions a… More
“Perfect comfortable stay” We have stayed here now for 3 holidays and we return because of the comfort, warmth and cosiness of this lovely cottage in the South Lakes. The cottage a great balance for us of traditional character with modern comfort and t
This lovely cosy cottage was a pleasure to visit. The Kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could wish for. It is in a nice central area with two nearby pubs .TThe beds in the twin room … More
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at the Cottage. Thank you for your feedback as we appreciate the time and effort that goes into uploading any comments. The beds are actually very new so we will certainly look into your comments further to make sure that every guest gets a good nights sleep.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“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 very comfortable well furnished cottage, a well appointed property situated in a perfect spot, off the common and yet very central to all amenities. It has been furnished with great attention to detail, as we like to live in comfort!
Outside space at the front (with …see more
“Terrific !” Loved the cottage ! Cathy was wonderful and very helpful. Had some issues with running certain appliances but after a day or 2 we had them all sorted out. The cottage is very well equipped, wonderful working fireplace where we enjoyed nigh
“Charming cottage” Me and my family booked this cottage for Christmas and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is just beautiful and very well equipped with plenty of room for us all, including 3 children and 3 dogs!! The cottage was tastefu
“Palatial luxury and comfort within a truly magnificent setting!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2014
Rose Farm - Rosgill (not Watermillock) Cumbria is an absolute gem of a property that cannot fail to impressI
From our initial enquiry to completion of our holiday all correspondence has been both pro… More
What a lovely review, definitely 1 of my favourites, thank you.
It’s so true what you say about the night sky and Rose Farm is also 1 of the few places in England where you have a better chance of seeing the Northern Lights due to the location and lack of light pollution in the skies above.
We’re delighted you enjoyed the house and area so much and look forward to being able to welcome you back soon.
“Fantastic location, fantastic cottage!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2014
Nice quiet location and great for walks right on the doorstep. Wonderful quirky cottage, very spacious,nicely furbished with fantastic views.… More
Thanks Andy for taking the time to write another review of 1 of our properties.
We look forward to welcoming you back in September.
Reviewed 8 May 2014
Rose Farm is probably the best rental property we've been to. Beautifully furnished, every facility you could want and a lovely location. Bedrooms are large, the kitchen with Aga is great and the liv… More
Thanks Fergus. I'm really pleased you all enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back next year-or sooner if we can kept you!
“A superbly positioned apartment for some fantastic skiing” We had a brief 4 day skiing holiday in Chatel staying in this superbly positioned apartment. Its great for the pistes at Super Chatel and Barbossine and a 5 minute drive to Pre La Joux. Barbos
I stayed in this lovely apartment for a few days during the October half-term. It is spotlessly clean, well maintained and has all the amenities needed after a days exploring or skiing. It is in a w… More
Reviewed 14 Nov 2012
I stayed in this apartment with my husband and 2 children aged 11 and 7 for a few days during half-term. It is in an ideal location next to a mountain stream. The facilities are great and there is e… More
“Easy and Convenient”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2013
I visited the apartment with two girlfriends on a ski mini break. The view and location is beautiful and it was so convenient to hop on and off buses to the slopes. Perfect to come back to after a har… More
“Secret escape” Have stayed here many many times over the years. Its a magical spot full of peace and quiet. The mobile home is warm and draft free. Has everything you need for holiday getaway. At the end of the garden path you can take a beach stroll
“A little piece of heaven” Our first impression of Holly Cottage was that it was quaint and in the perfect location. Once we explored a bit more and found all the little extras that we were not expecting we realised that we had found an absolute gem o
“A superb high-standard cottage in a lovely location”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
Holly Cottage is conveniently located for all shopping and facilities in Ullapool. It has ample parking (we had 2 cars). The cottage layout is perfect for 4 people, with the sun room being an added bo… More
“Didn't want to leave”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2012
Lovely cottage. The conservatory is a big bonus as is the garden when the weather is good. Spotlessly clean, it has all you need to enjoy a stay in the most beautiful part of Scotland.… More
“The Relaxing Retreat” My 89 year old Mother and I enjoyed a very comfortable 6 night holiday at "The Retreat". The bungalow was very clean, comfy leather sofa's and good beds. Towels and bed linen clean and fresh. Also there were a few essential suppl
“Friendley welcome where nothing was too much trouble.” From the moment we walked through the door we were made to feel like we were long lost friends. The cream tea which was waiting for us was wonderful and very welcomed after a long journey. We had
We have been to the cottage 3 times and plan to return in 2013! The cottage is very cosy, comfortable and well equipped, nothing is missing. The location is peaceful and within easy access to both Sou… More
“Perfect place to relax and unwind”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2016
Excellent location surrounded by fields yet only 10 minutes by car to a great beach, and places of interest St Michaels Mount and Penzance. Easy to reach St Ives driving along the lanes.
Mandy was … More