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.
“5 star complex” A very great experience in a good clean complex, very close to lifts.
Management staff and owners very helpful on all questions.
Golf and horse riding not to far away and far cheaper than the UK.
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp
This is a gorgeous cottage that has been beautifully and luxuriously refurbished whilst retaing all its original character. The two lounges are spacious and comfortable, the best feature being a wood… More
“Excellent but beware if you do not like really steep stairs”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, well equipped. Would have very happily given 5 stars except for the stairs which are really (!) steep. It did not matter too much to us although one of the childr… More
“A very pleasant stay.”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2016
The cottage was ideal for us- a party of three generations ( age range 30 to 83). Lovely and clean and with two lounges we could spread ourselves about. Although we didn't cook there we had a lovely B… More
“An amazing winter wonderland” Our stay in Finland, organised with Fun with Santa was fantastic. Jane was superb in organising everything so smoothly and making sure we had some excellent trips sorted out. Everything ran very smoothly. Akoslompolo
Excellent service from start to finish. This is our second time back here to this truly magical place. The village is lovely and quiet but has everything you need within walking distance. The superma… More
“Excellent stay, great location”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Lovely clean log cabin with all the comforts of home. Short walk to ski bus, supermarket and the many restaurants, but also far enough away to give the feeling of being in your own little world. Just… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2014
We visited Akaslompolo and stayed in the Dasher cabin in December 2013. It really was a fantastic holiday and was so much more than we had expected.
Jane was so helpful in helping us organise the h… More
“Just perfect” Just returned from a weekend at Tumbles it was just perfect, we had a wonderful time and a great place to celebrate a 40th & 1st Birthday. We didn't want to leave!! Such a lovely cottage and so safe for the children aged 4,3&1. They had
13 family members for a 50th birthday celebration 4 families age ranges 20mths to 54yrs perfect house to be all together but big enough for everybody to have their own space if needed. Huge warm pool … More
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Rented tumbles lodge as a surprise holiday for my husbands 60th birthday party with our 3 children and partners and 6 grandchildren. It was perfect especially the pool which was very popular with the … More
“Great weekend !!”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Loved our stay here really nice,very spacious house in quiet area but close to beaches. Pool great and everything you need in the kitchen.… More
“Quality apartment” Stayed in this lovely apartment for one week. So comfortable and spacious, spotlessly clean with everything you could want provided. The bathrooms were huge with lashings of hot water , the kitchen was well equipped and also spotl
“Everything you need and more for a perfect holiday”
Reviewed 5 May 2012
I have just returned from the most wonderful holiday at El Mirador,The coast road from Malaga airport is a great road to travel upon the views are superb,it is a very straight forward journey to the a… More
It is feedback like this that makes letting out our apartment really worthwhile. We love it there and are happy to share the sun, views and tranquility with others. We are pleased our guests also love it.
“The best holiday apartment i've ever stayed in - can't wait to return!”
Reviewed 29 Feb 2012
We stayed at El Mirador in the summer and were initially
attracted to book by the photos of the interior and the views. When we got
there we were not disappointed and if anything it was better than … More
We are really pleased our guests enjoyed our apartment. We spent a lot of time furnishing it to a luxurious standard and we chose the location for the views and the fact it was only a few minutes from the sandy beach. We look forward to to welcoming our guests back again.
“Excellent holiday apartments”
Reviewed 1 Feb 2012
Rented apartments for 9 days with friends. Were completely satisfied! The apartment has everything you need for quality rest. Everything as in the photographs.
Two things that are not liked:
1) th… More
Wifi is available at the apartment and at the time this meant logging on to the local provider and setting up a temporary account. Feedback from guests has resulted in us installing a permanent free connection that guests can now use.
“family break” lovely and clean
some nice touches including a bottle of wine, some milk, tea, coffee & sugar, and blackcurrant for the children upon arrival
friendly face to meet both at arrival and departure
located exactly where required for our b
From start to finish this was a most pleasant experience. In the caravan, everything had been thought of even down to washing up liquid, tea, coffee and sugar. The site was also excellent and a small … More
“Quiet, peaceful and cosy”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2012
We have stayed on Hayling Island many years in different types of accommodation, but this static caravan was one of the best. The caravan was warm, cosy and welcoming. The welcome pack of tea, coffee … More
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
Met by Sue who allowed us in early. Caravan was clean with everything we needed and with addition of some sparkling wine for the adults and squash for the kids and milk, tea coffee etc. Everything was… More
Thank you so much for the lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again next year
“Wonderful stay” Just back from a lovely stay in this wonderful cosy cabin. Everything you could need was thought of within the contents. Was lovely cosy and clean when we arrived. We stayed as a family of 5 and our family dog for 3 nights and really
“Wonderful - cabin excellent, and location of park very good!”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2016
This cabin is a real home from home, with all you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Very cosy with the fire lit on a cool evening, and when the weather is good, eating on the balcony is deligh… More
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent
site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex
5 time we have stayed over the years
and this was the best accomodation
ideal quiet break
St Margerets is a fabulous place to explore the area, including the stunning bay, the white cliffs of dover and the truly fabulous dover castle.
The bungalow was really well equipped with everythin… More
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
really well appointed accomodation.peaceful setting and friendly neighbours,if you do not have a car really good bus service into dover and beyond.good facilities at the park gym, swimming bar and res… More
Reviewed 18 Oct 2011
We had an amazing time. The bungalow was perfect! It was four of us looking for a cosy quiet place near the cliffs. And even if we didn't have a car, the walking around wasn't bad at all. Almost a hig… More
“Greenwich cottage, the bay, filey” Lovely property, a real home from home. Spacious and very well equipped. The on-site gym and swimming pool came in extremely handy with 3 teenagers. The walk to the beach was 10-15 mins and the dogs loved it. Overall
Our stay in Greenwich Cottage was fantastic. Our total party consisted of 4 adults and 4 children, one of which was a baby. The cottage was in an exceptional condition, everything you would ever nee… More
Thanks so much for your review - it's great to hear when guests have really enjoyed their stay. We stay in a lot of self catering cottages ourselves so try and provide everything we would expect,and hope,to find. We would love to welcome you and your family back again. Nick and Alison Parker
“spacious well kept family friendly accommodation”
Reviewed 28 Nov 2016
Excellent family accommodation, home from home, comfy beds well equipped kitchen.
Accomodation well layed out with ground floor bedroom and wc. Had a fabulous weekend break for my mums 70th, lovely… More
Hi Vikki- many thanks for your review. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed the cottage and the location. You're very welcome back. Nick
“Absolutely brilliant Cottage”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We've just got back today from our holiday to Greenwich Cottage. We had a fantastic stay. The cottage is great, with everything you need. Great having satellite Tv for when you want to chill out for a… More
Thank you for your lovely review Lucy. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your holiday. We would only be too pleased to welcome you back.
“This was my 10th return trip - its that good!” Cathy and Mark are excellent hosts with an excellently positioned warm and comfortable home (endless hot water), and their welcome and attention to detail is equally warm.
We had great food again, thank
“Perfect!” This is a lovely apartment, conveniently located opposite the station. Les Diablerets is very friendly, clean, and has all the amenities you want for a perfect holiday. Our weather was not as good as we had hoped for, so the indoor pool came
Centrally located just seconds from the station platform and a minutes walk into the centre of les diabralets may I add at this stage the station isn't Euston more toy town with a most efficient clean… More
“No faults at all”
Reviewed 14 May 2013
We had a fantastic holiday in Les Diablerets staying at Hameau de la Gare over the Easter weekend 2013. Cannot fault the apartment - great location, furnished and styled to a high level, lovely and c… More
“A Lovely Family friendly setting”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
I stayed at this apartment with my husband, 2 young children and my parents and there was plenty of room for us all. The accomodation was very clean and had everything we needed. The area was also ver… More
“Complete relaxation” We stayed here for Christmas it was delightful. The cottage is well equipped. We stayed with are two children and went on lovely walks. Amazing scenery. Totally relaxed and refreshed. Would highly recommend
Fabulous lodge in a great location. Weather couldn't have been better for us so did some lovely walks and recommend the precipice walk. Was great to come back and chill out in the sauna and hot tub an… More
“the best break i have in 14 years thanks eraca and phil”
Reviewed 15 May 2012
what a place it has been a long time since i have seen mountains and the cabin is the best i have ever stayed in 5 star the decor and paintings of a local artist are meant to be there thank you eraca … More
“Idyllic surroundings in a wonderful cabin!”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2012
We stayed for 4 days at Milkwood and the only downside was that it just wasn't long enough! Myself & my partner chose this as a 'mini-moon' just after our wedding before booking a honeymoon somewhere … More
“Greate place with children” Nice and clean. View for Monte Blanche, close to car park and center of village. Access to swimming pool , great for children!! -keep them busy.
Big living-room what give you a chance to spend relaxing time with family.
“Peaceful and relaxing” We chose The Retreat because we both have stressful jobs and were in need of a bit of peace and quiet and we were not disappointed. The Retreat is set in lovely grounds with the bonus of the sole use of a sauna and a great sized
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
“Ideal location for families” The key was available so we were able to get straight into the apartment. Mrs McWilliams was very friendly and helpful. The apartment is very spacious. It has lovely views over the gardens, and the swimming pool was nic
We recently spent a week in this apartment, it was great value for money and the facilities were excellent! My daughter learnt to swim in the pool within two days of being there and my son learnt to s… More
“Had potential, but very disappointing, definitely not good value for money.”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2011
We are writing this because if we had had the opportunity to read this before booking, we wouldn’t have! We have tried to keep it short – believe me, the first version being more like an essay!
As owners of Purbeck Cliffs Apartment we welcome comments and suggestions and have run the apartment very successfully for over 20 years. Each year we are visited by an independent Quality Assurance Assessor recognised by the Tourist Board to check the Apartment and we have consistently maintained our four star rating.
We were sorry this contributor did not enjoy her holiday, despite the beautiful weather they experienced. The comments about the pool were particularly unfair; the pool is kept heated to 81 degrees and above. It is checked at least twice a week and there is certainly no algae growing in it. It is unrealistic to promise to keep the pool totally insect free but we are always happy to give the pool an extra clean if requested.
Each year we redecorate and renew equipment and as part of this ongoing programme items such as the garden seats would clearly have been replaced, had this or some of the other points raised been brought to our attention at the time these would have been dealt with.
Purbeck Cliffs Apartment with its own private swimming pool and 2 acre garden presents outstanding value for money and compares very favourably with similar types of holiday where the swimming pool, sauna and snooker room are shared with other guests.
“If you love the ocean, this is the place for you” Burgh Island Causeway 16 was all which had been promised via the webpage and much more - simply fantastic!
Such a lovely, immaculately kept and luxurious apartment with fantastic views, peaceful surr
A lovely place to stay: the apartment was well kitted out with everything you need (and more) for a great holiday. The children especially enjoyed the play station, DVDs and telescope! The balcony i… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such comprehensive feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back next year!
“What a perfect place for our holiday, loved it.”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2014
Wonderful apartment in a fabulous location. Burgh Island is simply a lovely place to take a holiday. Will never tire of the view. Apartment 16 is spacious and comfortable. Everything you could possibl… More
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We hope to welcome you back again in the future, kind regards Wendy
“A stunning apartment in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2014
This apartment takes your breath away from the moment you arrive. The views of Burgh Island and the beach are absolutely spectacular. The apartment is pristine with an interior that is incredibly sty… More
Thank you so much for such a detailed review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and had a relaxing weekend. I look forward to welcoming you back again
“Brilliant Holiday” We have just returned from our first family holiday on the Isle Of Wight with our two children aged 9 and 6. The Cabin is an amazing place to stay for a holiday, very clean and has everything you need. The swimming pool seemed bigge
“Absolutely stunning” Went to the cabin for 3 nights at valentines and it was amazing! So cosy and the most beautiful views. Sauna and hot tub were a fantastic addition to the stay, will definitely be back soon.
Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.… More
“Perfect cabin for a winter break”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2016
The cabin was better than expected, very clean with all the basic amenities. Surrounding area was very quiet and private. The hot tub was so good we never had time to have a shot in the sauna. The hot… More
“absolutely amazing, great value for money”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2016
my fiancee and i stayed here for the second time in 6 months because the lodge and surroundings are that good. it's the perfect retreat and having stayed in similar accommodations we can firmly say t… More
“Fantastic weekend” Just returned from a fantastic weekend at the lodge. It is very modern and clean. Fully equipped kitchen. There are some dvds and games provided too. There is sky, although one friend commented that there are not many channels. The
Had a brilliant time here. The lodge is wonderfully equipped - simply a home from home. Hot tub a lovely addition to the beautifully kept lodge. A pleasure to deal with the owners who went out of thei… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, I hope you come and stay at he lodge again sometime , many thanks, Kelly.
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
Wanted to surprise the children this Easter. Decided that to keep them happy and entertained we needed somewhere with easy access to a swimming pool, somewhere for them to safely ride their bikes and … More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, I hope you all come and stay at the lodge again sometime , many thanks, Kelly.
“Fantastic weekend, highly recommended!!!”
Reviewed 11 Mar 2012
My husband and I have just returned from a 2 night stay here with 4 friends. The lodge is a great size with everything you could need to have a hassle free stay. Clean and very well maintained it is… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, I hope you all come and stay at the lodge again sometime , many thanks, Kelly.
“Family reunion 2916” Wonderful facilities and generous accommodation. Lovely spacious entertainment areas and close to local amenities. Friendly, helpful caretaker.
All added to our very special family Christmas. Highly recommended!!
“Excellent House, Great Location, Brilliant Holiday.”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2016
I stayed here for a five day holiday with my extended family.
The property has good sized private gardens, and is within easy walking distance of central Fochabers.
The property was very well pres… More
We are glad you had an enjoyable stay and we do hope you return in the future at some point for another stay.
John and Shona
“A fantastic place to stay”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2015
The Manse is a beautiful house, warm, comfortable and very spacious. The facilities are excellent. We made good use of the barbeque area and the games room, playing pool every night. Great sauna and j… More
We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will spread the good word and come and stay again some time.
Regards John and Shona
Reviewed 28 Sep 2016
Just returned from a weekend at the manse house we were here for a family wedding and we had a great time lots of space, very homely, great for the children and adults alike and very close to amenitie… More
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Old Manse
“Simply Amazing” The Coach House was simply perfect! Was taken back on how beautiful this little property is! ALL of the facilities within the coach house worked and went above and beyond our expectations! Zoe makes you feel very welcome, and is happy
Wow what a lovely place and is well worth a visit. The owner met us at property gates to give us the keys, very accommodating and friendly. The house is stunning, pure luxury, all mod cons and very q… More
Reviewed 15 Nov 2016
My friends and I have just spent the weekend at the Coach house and have had such a lovely time!
Having travelled up to Malvern by train, the location was perfect and within minutes from the stati… More
What a lovely review, glad you enjoyed your stay.Thank you
“Excellent family stay in fantastic apartment” Myself and my partner visited with our two boys aged 1 and 3. A fantastic time was had at the beautiful apartment, arrival and check in was all very simple and the owners made us feel welcome. Great apartm
I came here for a week's escape and to recharge my batteries. I loved it! The apartment was very clean and well equipped. Two sets of bi-fold doors opened onto the large balcony which overlooked the l… More
Thank you for your lovely review - so glad the holiday was just what you needed. We would love to welcome you back in future.
“Perfect place to stay.”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
Beautiful accommodation, spotlessly clean and everything provided that you could ever need. Location is wonderful for families, plenty to do, swimming pool was lovely, will definitely go again now we … More
Thank you so much for your kind words. Do hope we can welcome you back very soon.
With best wishes
“Lovely, fantastically equipped cottage” We stayed here in Aug 16 and it was a fantastic base for the Southern Lakes. Fell Foot park is only 5 minutes away which is a great National Trust property for energetic kids of all ages.
Tony provides the
We stayed in this wonderful railway cottage and it felt so homely and cosy straight away.
The steam train at the bottom of the garden was of course the highlight, going once an hour from 11am till 4p… More
Thanks for your excellent review of Swan View Cottage and as a touring base. I was very impressed by how much ground you covered during your stay! Come back again soon. Cheers, Tony E
“Great Location For The Lakes”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2015
This is a very clean, recently refurbished traditional cottage. Great location at the button tip of lake Windermere.
Nearby is the 4 star Swan hotel round the corner. Very friendly staff and offerin… More
We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay here at the newly refurbished Swan View. You certainly crammed a lot of touring in while you were here. Glad you enjoyed the pony trekking at Bigland stables, this is becoming very popular with families. We look forward to you returning soon. Best Wishes, TonyE