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.
“When a pearl is a diamond in which tranquillity sparkles” We treated ourselves to a luxurious week in the Boathouse set apart from the villa, perfect privacy and our own little balcony overlooking the Atlantic with views to Table Mountain, Robben Isla
My husband and I took some time off and spent 3 fabulous days at Pearl Bay. It was relaxing, romantic and exactly what we were hoping for. The service we received from Peter and Tinashe were AMAZING. … More
“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2013
Not too far from Cape Town, this gorgeous house has everything you need for a relaxing day or weekend away. Pool was perfect and the view is incredible. amazingly friendly staff.… More
“As good as it gets!”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2013
Dear Denise, Peter and Tinashe
Many thanks for a splendid weekend away. The pictures don't actually do the Beach House justice as the peace,charm and tranquility is not possible to record! Definite… More
“Excellent but beware if you do not like really steep stairs” 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
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2016
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 equip… More
Thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize for the untidiness of our cottage garden. I have held discussions with our gardening company and advised them that their current standard is not acceptable and I will now be completing spot checks. I have sent you a letter by separate cover to your home address and once again apologies.
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
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
“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
“This is a superb oasis” This apartment is almost perfect in every way. The view from the front balcony stretches along the coast road past Wignacourt Tower along Bugibba promenade to Qwara Point. To the left is St. Paul's Island and a friendly cafe/b
Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment … More
“everything was just perfect cant say a bad thing about this place it is fantastic”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2011
mike the owner is so helpful and pleasant the flat is bigger than the photos show its well laid out and spacious with quality fittings and fixturers. plenty of towels,sheets.the beds were very comfort… More
This is a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom family apartment situated on Bonanza Square. The apartment has air conditioning/heating and large balcony. There is 1 double and 2 twin bedrooms with an additional folding bed. We also provide a travel cot. There is an ensuite bathroom an …see more
“A Lovely Villa, Sea Views, Very Comfortable, Lovely Pool.” A lovely villa, sea views, very comfortable, lovely pool. I would
like to say that our holiday was outstanding.
A truly awesome view, a brilliant location from which to explore this
We found the villa by chance on the internet having been recommendedthe Datca Peninsula by friends and stayed in June 2011. What a find!The whole area is truly stunning and we had a wonderful holiday.… More
Really pleased you had a great time during your stay, see you next year! Sel Harun and Nermin.
“Wonderful Villa set in Paradise!”
Reviewed 15 Dec 2011
Lovely, comfortable traditional villa, spacious, clean and full of
character. We spent a week at Villa Olive Garden and did not want to
leave. The views from the veranda, gardens and pool are just … More
Thanks for taking the time time to write a review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Sel, Harun and Nermin.
“Great house, view, pool, garden, care takers, wild life, weather”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2011
Great place to chill out and relax, about 10 cars per day pass by, total peace and quiet. On a no moon night, you can see the milky way and other stuff in the sky, no light polution from towns, as no … More
We are really glad you enjoyed your stay at the Villa and hope you decide to come and visit again. Sel, Harun and Nermin.
This Old French Country Cottage has been charmingly renovated, and is situated in a secluded hamlet called ' Rouffias '. It has all amenities and main routes easily accesible and offers an Idyllic and Restful Self-Catering Holiday Retreat. Surround …see more
If you are looking for the perfect get-a-way in a very quite tranquil location or house hunting, then this is for you. Our family run self catering apartments are located in the countryside of North West Murcia, Southern Spain, 10 km from the small historic town of Ceh …see more
“Clean, comfortable, warm and fantastic views.” A very enjoyable stay, we were welcomed by Lily the housekeeper who was very friendly and helpful. The house is very cosy, clean, comfortable and warm. Fantastic views from the upstairs living area.
“Breathtaking Panorama from a beautiful Holiday House”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2014
A very secure, well-designed holiday house on a small, gated community with ample facilities and fine picture window for a magnificent view across Clew Bay. Across the bay is a fine view of the Reek d… More
“The Mulranny Experience”
Reviewed 2 Mar 2014
We have just come back from a wonderful break in Mulranny We stayed in Pam Harrington's holiday cottage,one of the houses in the complex beside the Mulranny Park Hotel. We had a wonderful relaxing wee… More
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
Brillant views from the dining room. The location was great-so convenient to get to the sandy beaches, Mulranny village and Daly's Pub which served the best pint of Guinness we have ever had and which… More
It's great to hear the local gems you discovered - guinness in Daly's pub and tasty meat in Newport - so it can be passed on to the next guests. Thank you. The direct flight from Dusseldorf in Germany to Knock airport really opens Mulranny conveniently to mainland Europe. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return. Bis spater (till later) - thats my best German!
Detached stone cottage, formerly a Blacksmith's Forge, with fine views of the rolling hills and valleys in attractive and peaceful rural surroundings. Near to the Derry River that links the villages of Tinahely and Shillelagh (both about 3 miles away) to the south …see more
“Fantastic holiday lodge in a beautiful setting” We stayed for 9 nights over Easter with 6 of us altogether at varying times, all different ages and a dog. We were met by Linda the owner, who had very kindly taken in our ordered shopping for us and the
I would love to say I couldn't possibly recommend this lodge for Christmas, but this would be entirely selfish in the hope that I can do the same this year! :-). We have returned to our home in Bulga… More
“Luxurious, Comfortable Lodge”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
We stayed at this lodge for two weeks and took our dog with us. Linda the owner met us and left us some lovely scones with clotted cream and jam so we could sample the cornish cream tea. The accommoda… More
Reviewed 27 Jul 2012
We returned yesterday from just under a week's stay at Linda's lodge and I cannot state highly enough how lovely this experience was. The lodge is spacious, spotlessly clean, comfortable and met all o… More
“Secret Hideaway” Beautiful location the forgotten place, where you can get back to basics, relax in the lovely cottage at 40 Crovie, bedrooms are spacious and underfloor heating in basement shower room and kitchen. Coal fire and central heating if req
The unspoilt spectacular scenery provides all the facilities for an relaxing or exciting holiday. Relax or swim on our 2km beach with olive clad hillsides that plunge down into the sapphire blue sea. Walk and explore the countryside and the sleepy nearby Greek villages. …see 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
Traditional farmhouse, completely renovated, quiet and secluded, on large elevated site and enjoying fine outlook over west Cork countryside towards Roaring Water Bay and Mount Gabriel (1339ft). …see more
“Very peaceful and spacious home in a great location.” Everything was well prepared when we arrived. Jango (the master gardener and our greeter when we arrived) was very patient and waited for 4 hours as our flight was delayed. The house was well equi
“A comfortable, relaxing stay.” La Vista was perfect for our extended family of 5 adults and 3 young kids. Well equipped and comfortable, the roof terrace and hot tub were fantastic. The area was nice and quiet, albeit the start of the season, but this
This is the second time I have stayed in this villa and would Highly recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday. Lovely restaurants and bars a short walk away but most importantly the beautiful su… More
Thank you for taking the time to review La Vista and sharing your experience with other travellers.
It is always great to hear from guests who have enjoyed their stay at the house, and of course, to welcome people back who have enjoyed it so much that they want to stay again.
Many people comment on the sunsets, which are quite breath-taking.
We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon, and thank you once again.
“Outstanding property in a beutiful relaxing location”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2016
An amazing property in close proximity to a quite sheltered beach and some of the finest resturants with excellant quisine. Me and my family have just returned from a week and found the holiday one of… More
“Incredible Holiday in an Amazing House”
Reviewed 2 Feb 2014
We booked the house on a recommendation from a friend who had stayed in 2012, and we were not disappointed.
We did a big shop in Palma, at the supermarket near to the airport, and from there the jo… More
Thank you for sharing your experience with us and other travellers.
I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at La Vista, and were impressed with the property and its location.
As you say there is lots to do and see in the local area, and I am glad to hear that you took advantage of this.
I hope that we will be able to welcome you to stay again in the future.
“Superb stay! Beautiful cottage on the inside and lovely location” We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this delightful cottage. It has been finished to a very high standard, everything has been thought of. The wood burner in the lounge makes for a lovely
We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. Really pleased the cottage was a comfortable stay for you. Please do come and stay again. All the best.
“[--]Delightful Cottage with character in quiet location[--]”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
"Teversal Manor Cottage is a wonderful place for a break with friends and family but you should also consider it for longer if you need to be based in the area for longer. I can highly recommend it as… More
Spacious 3 bed apt, private pool & garden 5 mins to beach/tavernas. Sea views, Sandy safe beach. Boules pitch, satellite TV, DVD and CD. LWelcome pack, Close to shops, tavernas, bars, bowling, sailing, pedalos, kayaking, diving, excursions, spa. ATM, pharmacy, Wi- …see more
Right in the heart of town, is this amazing tri level home, a court yard with a fabulously built pathway gives you access to the ‘back’ laneway which is easy walking distance to the shops and beach.
There is room for a boat and a great balcony to catch the o …see more
A one bed apartment only a 30 second walk to the Cabo Roig Strip so no need a car as all amenities are within walking distance, bars, restaurants and just about anything you need is here. The beach is only a 5 minute walk down from the apartment making this perfect. …see more
“Picturesque, peaceful haven” I would highly recommend the accommodation at Loch Melfort pier and harbour. The location is beautiful and the commodore suite has a balcony and windows with views over the loch. It is a perfect location for singles or cou
Lovely venue, Mary and Hazel couldn't do enough for us, great facilities, cracking views. Definitely will be back!… More
Dear Craig , Thank you so much for taking your time to write us a review . We are looking forward to welcome you back again to Melfort Pier & Harbour . Best Wishes, Mary & Hazel
“Romantic loch-side retreat.”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2016
A well equipped, generously sized one bedroom holiday cabin, part of a block of four in a development of fifteen differing luxury residences. The Commodore Suite (all have nautical names) boasts a lar… More
Hi Ron....Thank you for your lovely review.....yes, you were here at the height of the storms !! Stunning to watch..if not slightly scary !! I really do hope to see you both in 2017...Take Care...Hazel
“Transported to another time and place” My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our time in this 14th century house, overlooking the quaint and beautiful village of Cenac. We truly felt transported to another time and place. The house was roomy, clean, and
stayed for one week in july 14. did not want to leave ! The hosts have been excellent to deal with. The house is wonderful. Very quirky but comfortable and well equipped and in the most fabulous locat… More
Thanks guys, glad you had a great time, see you next time, Cheers Graeme & Lisa
“Great location, perfect house for a holiday.”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2012
The house is located in a small village that has a supermarket, 2 * Boulangeries, 2 * butchers, chemist, fresh produce shops, post office and 3 or 4 hotels with restaurants.
The house itself has all … More
Thanks for the lovely review, hope to see you again soon.
“location, location, location”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2011
if you have a little car, especially with a GPS, this is the fabulous location, comfortable, cosy and right in the middle of everything you want to see without feeling crowded.… More
Thanks for the great review, hope to see you next time you are in the Dordogne.
“Comfortable, well equipped, recommended” A comfortable, well equipped property in an interesting location just outside Marsden. Good views across a lake and the Huddersfield Narrow canal. Easy to get to Marsden on foot along the tow path, but not reco
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The villa is in the middle of the forest, fronting a beautiful beach and a stone throw away from the world famous Palawan Subterranean River. A place for families, friends, lovers, adventurous people and those who prefer the quietness of nature. The villa can house 12 p …see more