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.
“Lovely house in a peaceful location.” This property is in a quiet location within the Torbeg lodges development, a short drive from Blackwaterfoot. It is very well equipped, clean and warm. A bright open plan living / dining / kitchen was a nice socia
A contemporary cottage with all the mod cons yet still homely. Peaceful, and beautiful location with fantastic views, the ideal get away on a beautiful Island. Excellent service and attention from own… More
Reviewed 11 Aug 2012
Spent a great week in Arran first time there but it won't be our last. Angely was an excellent accomadation with everything you would expect plus some welcome extras like wifi in a very peacefull loca… More
“Home from Home...Perfect Base to Discover Arran!”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2012
Fantastic holiday lodge with gorgeous views over the Shiskine Valley. Just a few minutes walk from the gorgeous beach at Blackwaterfoot.
This was our first visit to the Isle of Arran and we abso… More
“Fantastic Getaway - Beautiful Home” I arranged a birthday surprise for my partners birthday for us and his close friends to attend the Carn Mhor Lodge in Aviemore. Organising with Sarah was straightforward and I found her extremely helpful throughout
Beautiful comfortable home. Even though it was in an estate, it was set back from the other houses, hidden amongst trees. This gave it more privacy.
The house was well equipped, with plenty of room f… More
“Absolutely Fantastic, All Home Comforts And More Could Not Fault It”
Reviewed 20 May 2015
We had a fantastic weekend at the Carn Mhor Lodge. The house is just amazing. Even better in real life than in the photos. An excellent base for visiting the Cairngorms national Park and further beyon… More
“Brilliant” What Can I Say Absolutely Lovely Little Cottage Perfect Location very Peaceful Really Homely Thank You Fiona The Little Xmas Tree And Crackers Was The Perfect Touch Hope Too Be Back Again All Going Well And I Finish My Treatment x
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!” This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fir
“Excellent villa with stunning views” Had a wonderful time at Casa Vista Del Mar from 23/03 - 05/04 2014.
Everything about the villa is first class.
Views are superb and the villa is well equipped and comfortable.
Bedrooms are spacious and comfortab
The villa is located in a fantastic location with stunning views across the mountains and onto
the coast line , you can just sit back and relax looking at the surroundings . The villa itself is very … More
Reviewed 21 Dec 2013
Just got back from a fantastic week here, I cannot fault this villa at all, very comfortable, plenty of space and amazing views over looking Nazaret. I travelled with two young children and had no wor… More
“SECRET OF THE ROSELAND PENINSULA” Portsscatho is a beautiful area of Cornwall to stay and explore with many beaches and lovely walks.We have hired Sunnyside for the last 2years and holidayed for the last 4 in this village.
The accommadation is superb
“Wonderful place to take the family - highly reccomended”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2012
We have enjoyed 2 stays at Sunnyside and both times have found it to be a lovely home from home. Wonderfully furnished and exceptionally clean, we found it a great place to take the family and use it … More
“Warm welcoming restful and peaceful cottage in perfect location”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2016
I stayed here with my husband and two small children for a week. Instantly felt relaxed on arrival as the village is so peaceful and the cottage so near to beach, shop and pub - ideal with two little … More
“We spent enjoyable week's holiday in Ennistymon.” Ennistymon is a very attractive and characterful place, with dramatic falls and an intriguing history. There are also interesting places to visit in the surrounding area.
While staying there we wen
The house was beautiful and so tastefully furnished with such attention to detail. The garden was very pretty and very well maintained. The house itself was roomy and very comfortable. It was well … More
So pleased you had a lovely time. Would be delighted to welcome you another time.
Marie & Ann
“What a lovely holiday!!”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2013
My friends and I stayed in this beautiful cottage for 2 weeks. We had such a lovely time and we were very happy with the cottage. It provides enough space for 6 people and everyone of us had the possi… More
“A lovely birthday getaway.” The retreat was a lovely get away which was relaxing and quiet. We were met by stuart and taken on a tour of the place, the swimming pool and table tennis kept us busy during the day and there were enough options to chose f
Went for a romantic break for a few days and it was brilliant in every way and exceeded my expectations even after reading the excellent reviews of previous visitors.
The Retreat is set in lovely gro… More
“well worth a visit”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2015
Beautiful location & apartment with the bonus of the heated indoor pool & sauna. We were greeted by Jill on arrival & given some local information of places to visit & said just ask if we required any… More
Reviewed 14 Jun 2016
Wow what can I say! I stayed here with my husband for 2 nights to get some relaxation. I'm a stay at home mum and my son is 15 months old, i can't begin to explain how stressed i was before arriving h… More
Villa Stavros is a fully-furnished traditional architecture stone building, covering an area of 170 sq.m. The ground floor covers 110 sq.m.
On the ground floor there is a spacious open plan living/dining room with kitchen and a small balcony at the entrance, and a big …see more
Recently built luxury apartment with open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. Two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, one with an en-suite. There is also a family bathroom.The apartment is furnished to a high standard and has a large balcony which is south facing with a …see more
“A perfect mixture of French and Spanish culture based in middle of Pyrennes” The owners, Paul and Jayne, had recently rennovated the property so it was clean and fresh, with modern fittings and plenty of power, water and comms availability. Access was
“Give me a home amongst the mountains ...and near a fountain, sung in Oz tune”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2011
Well this is what you will get, no kangaroo or gum trees, but an a place that has everything you need and then some!
Great location for walks, markets, historic ruins and walled cities. The locals… More
“Fantastic location, amazing views!”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2011
House was great! Views from the living area/ and quaint balcony were perfect!
Lots of space, great having bathrooms on all levels.
Vernet is actually a really pretty village, with a daily market. It… More
“Great village house”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2016
4 of us stayed for a wedding. The house was just what we wanted - comfortable and lovely views. The extra relaxation space, compared to an hotel room, was very welcome and the house had all the fac… More
“stoned house in the nature with kind owner” Niko , the owner, is a very nice owner. Wanting to make your stay very nice. begin november the nights are cold so we recommend to go there in the summer because no heating system but a very nice open fire.
“stunning view, freedom and space.” We have already booked for next year, something we never do! With fields attached and woods right there, the kids and dogs were able to run free. Sitting on the terrace, sipping an early evening cocktail looking at t
“Great accommodation with fantastic views and a friendly welcome.”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
Not much more to be said really, but this place is all we could have wanted for the family, even though the weather wasn't particularly kind to us. Location is excellent being rural but not isolated … More
Hello again! Thanks so much for the review and we are delighted the family enjoyed a good break in Grove Barn. Hope to see you all soon. G and F.
“A stunning place to stay!”
Reviewed 30 Mar 2014
We were lucky enough to be able to stay at Grove Barn, for a few days. The interior of the barn is beautiful, modern and well equipped, so that you have everything you need. We took our 2 year old a… More
We're delighted you and your little ones enjoyed the barn so much. Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you again soon!
Reviewed 23 Mar 2014
We stayed at Grovebarn in late January for a long weekend. Giles & Fiona had recommended the barn as an alternative to their other lodges that were booked on the dates we required. The barn was out of… More
We are delighted that you enjoyed Grove Barn so much. You are one of the first guests to stay there and it is lovely to have such great feedback! We look forward to welcoming you both back.
The villa can accommodate 12 people in beds and up to 14 people.
If you want to taste the Cretan hospitality in a quiet family villa which is next to the sea and the living areas but simultaneously isolated from everything, our villa is what you are looking for!
The v …see more
“LOVELY STAY” My husband and adult son stayed at the Courthouse in September. The accommodation was excellent. The apartment is very large with 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. All the comforts of home were supplied. There was even a large selection of
fantastic cottage, large homely rooms, very well equipped and very clean. Lori the landlady made us feel very at home and welcome here and was very helpful and accommodating. two large bedrooms, one… More
“Excellent Chalet, wonderful owner and exceptionally good value” I booked this chalet on behalf of friends who were staying with us at John Fowler Holiday Village. The owner Gail was fantastic from start to finish, lovely and exceptionally accommodatin
We had a fantastic time here at Trevawood!The cottage was in a very quiet part of the park and was of excellent standard,well equipped ,very clean and newly decorated. All in all a real home from home… More
“Comfy, cosy , fully equipped ground floor apartment in wooded country setting and disabled friendly”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2016
Tiny but adequate bathroom proved awkward for husband but we coped. Everything was supplied you could possibly need including DVD player incorporated into TV , local info for places to visit ,which, … More
“Fabulous Croft” Beautiful property in a peaceful location. The croft is immaculate throughout and extremely well equipped. A thoughtful welcome package, including free range eggs, butter and bread was provided.
We loved the log burning hot tub unde
The property was absolutely brilliant can't fault it one bit. The hot tub was pre heated for our arrival & we had a brilliant welcome package. I would definitely stay again and recommend it to friends… More
Thank you for taking the time to review Hunters Croft. We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future, I will have the hot tub waiting!
“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
Glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to your next visit. Rik
“Excellent - exceeded expectations!” This property was excellent. We visited as a group of friends and this holiday offered the perfect relaxing holiday.
The middle floor with kitchen, living room and dining room was fantastic - its well decorated and
“A great place to stay in snowdonia at a reasonable price!” My partner and I really enjoyed our stay. The cottage itself has its own unique character, is well kept and clean, as where the utilities and . The owners Ian & Sheena couldn't of been more he
“Warm cosy cottage, great location, great value for money.”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2013
Had a great week here with 2 young children last Autumn. Fantastic location and setting, and so much to do locally. We didnt use the car for 4 days! Warm, cosy cottage - lovely wood burner in the loun… More
“Lovely, peaceful and cosy cottage with beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2012
A beautiful period Welsh cottage with gorgeous gardens. Perfect for families with dogs, it is owned by the nicest and most obliging couple, Sheena and Ian, who know the area very well and suggested so… More
“Fantastic setting, people and location”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Stayed last week in August 2012 as last minute booking, mix of weather but location brilliant for beach and mountains etc.
Shame we could not make the most out of the gardens due to the weather.
“Couldn't ask for a better welcome!” Arrived in wild weather the day before Badtille day and Caroline was extremely welcoming and helpful. The gite is in a great location to explore the delights of the Lot river valley. Cajarc is a great little town wi
I had a fantastic week’s holiday in this charming rural cottage in 2013 (and have booked again for 2014, can’t wait). Poppy Cottage is very clean, beautifully decorated, the bed is great - I slep… More
“Fantastic Property” My wife and I loved this property, it was an ideal location for us visiting family, it was very clean, and tidy, the property had all the comforts of home, but the icing on the cake is the roof terrace, where I have to say has the
“You will not want to leave this unique and beautiful spot.” We were here with my elderly mother and also our dog, this house worked brilliantly for all our various needs. What a beautiful spot and friendly well functioning holiday house. its clear the
I have just returned from the most fabulous relaxing week staying at Simons house on the quay in Roundstone. The house is absolutely superb, clean, stylish comfortable with the best views in town of t… More
“Amazing real home from home experience” If you are visiting East Sussex then this is the place to stay. The owners have thought of everything. The property is very well cared for, with all mod cons. Some lovely treats awaited us upon arrival and were
Not always the same seven with visitors throughout our stay as part of extended special birthday celebrations. The house is light & airy and coped really well due to the secure garden, which is like h… More
“Brilliant Christmas destination”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2017
7 of us for family Christmas. Great house with plenty of space. Very warm and comfortable. 2mins walk to the beach for relaxing, invigorating walks with our dogs. Very recommended.… More
“Sea Whispers is a fabulous property.”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2016
Fabulous property which is stunning and spotlessly clean. The owners have thought of everything you could need for a welcoming break from home. Homemade cake on arrival to eat in the very comfortable … More
Set amongst olive groves in the tranquil village of Afrata with mountain and sea views, the beach a mere two minutes away this beautiful two bedroom Villa with a large rooftop terrace gives panoramic views of the gorge. Ideal for friends and families with young childr …see more
“A Lovely relaxing place to stay” Great little cottage, ideal for a quite weekend for two. Spotlessly clean and well presented. A friendly welcome from the owners. Well located for looking around this lovely area. Great local pub for a pint and a bite
Very nice cottage in a small village. Clean and well equipped. Nice and friendly host.
The home made cake was a pleasent suprise! Very nice! Together with fresh eggs!
For us it was a lovely stay, ve… More
“Perfect place for a peaceful getaway”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2014
We had a lovely time at Townend Cottage and can't rate it highly enough - it was really well equipped, immaculately clean, comfortable and had a lovely feel. The welcome pack with local eggs was a lo… More
“Brilliant Cottage, wonderful village, great location. Delightful !!!!!”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2014
This is the most delightful holiday cottage I have ever stayed in, it is clean, cosy, picture perfect!! the location is fantastic, with a lovely quaint little pub in the village, which serves real ale… More
“Fantastic location and great apartment” What a great place to stay .... very well appointed apartment .... close to two of our favourite beeches ... Crantock and Fistral beech .
The apartment had just been refurbished to a very high standard , includ
“One man and his two dogs” I had a weeks stay with my two Yorkies in Sept 2011 and i could not have been better treated by Mr and Mrs Campbell.
They made sure all my needs were met before I arrived and while i was staying in The Robins,
My two Yorkie
The Robins was the perfect place for us to stay for our 3 months winter break from our home in France. Cosy and clean and a super comfortable bed awaited us along with some delicious cake and a bottle… More
“ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL,VIEWS SPECTACULAR.” Myself,hubby and 7yr old boy ,Jake the dog stayed at Memorial Caravan for a week we had amazing time, views are beautiful.We went fishing, walks and trips into Oban which is not to far away.Caravan was clean, c
“Excellent Villa, Fantastic Location” This is probably the best villa we've stayed in out of all those we've ever rented. It is located on a quiet residential street with everything you'd ever need within within a mile or so. A car is a must to get out
We had an excellent stay. the house had all the amenities we were looking for. It was modern and clean. Nice pool, gas grill, cable, internet. split floor plan for privacy.
Quiet and nice neighborhoo… More
Thanks for the review, Daniel said you were nice people to deal with, we hope to see you again sometime.
“This house had everything we needed for a relaxing family vacation.”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2012
The house was clean, beautiful, and in a great, quiet location. We enjoyed the open floor plan with plenty of space for everyone but still lots of togetherness. It was very comfortable for our party… More
Thanks for your review and kind comments, when we have such nice guests I always feel sad we did not get to meet you personally but I am sure Daniel, our property manager filled that gap.
“Great Accomodations at Chelsea in Cape Coral”
Reviewed 11 May 2012
We recently stayed at Chelsea in Cape Coral for 1 month in March-April 2012. My wife and I have 3 children under the age of 3. The house was very spacious and well set up to have a young family ther… More
Thanks for the review Neil, hope to accommodate your family and yourself again. Alan
“Outstanding, lovingly maintained cottage with spectacular views of Cullen Bay.” Beautifully decorated, furnished, well equipped and maintained cottage. The owners go that extra mile to ensure their guests have everything they could possibly need. Lot
Well appointed, great location with fabulous views, superb holiday house. Warm welcome from friendly owners. 300 yards from Co-op, cash machine, pub, chippie, chinese take-away and ice-cream shop.… More
Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your stay at Hill Crest. We agree Hill Crest is a special home away from home in a great location and still convenient to all the local amenities. We hope to see you again for your next holiday in Cullen!
Selma & Rob
“The best appointed holiday cottage we've ever had”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
This was a really fantastic cottage. The place is wonderful: the sea is down below just outside the front door, or just outside the garden, and most of the rooms have views to it. The garden is deck… More
Thank so very much for reviewing your recent stay at Hill Crest. We do our best to provide a comfortable environment for holidaymakers and are so pleased that our visitors are enjoying the property and all it has to offer. I think having a well stocked kitchen just makes life a little easier when you are trying to prepare a meal in unfamiliar surroundings. Hope to see you again for your next Scottish getaway!
Selma & Rob
“New Year Break”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2015
The cottage was wonderful! So well equipped, tastefully decorated through-out, and ideally situated within walking distance from the harbour and beach. There is a lovely seating area in the garden wh… More
Thanks so much for the great review. We're glad you were able to accomplish your goal of having a few days to yourselves to just relax after the holiday chaos. Hope to see you again soon!
Selma & Rob