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.
Colourmill Cottage is situated on the edge of the Peak District. The cottage is a lovely retreat with stone floors, handmade wooden doors, open fire and woodburning stoves. Three good size bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bathroom has a jacuzzi bath and speakers in th …see more
Incredible Chalet along the valleys of River Douro, sleeps 8Ideal for families, fishing, boat trips, beach, hiking, walking or just relaxingAn excellent getaway from everyday life<br />It boasts magnificent Views, beautiful gardens,a swimming pool,a complete Bar/B …see more
“Great place to Stay” We wanted to attend the beautiful beach of Moledo, and we had a good place to rest during our vacations in Portugal. The house had all we need and enjoyed a lot. The swimming pool was an important factor because some times we didn
This holiday apartment to rent, with sea-view, not far away from the town centre of Biograd na moru, just 30km from Zadar airport and 110km from Split airport, with a possibility to arrange airport transfer, in the vicinity of the beach, has two bedrooms, one with a que …see more
"The Capricho" is a new and fully equipped apartment, located in Agua Amarga, 50 meters from one of the best beaches in the world, in Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, Andalusia.Découvrez Agua Amarga et laissez-vous séduire par sa magie …see more
“Lovely place in picturesque surroundings” This place has real charm! The hut has a high standard inside and out, with lots of attention to detail and very welcoming owners. A great place to relax in peace and quiet and very cosy for winter time. Woode
“A beautiful Villa in a stunning unspoilt part of Italy” We had the most wonderful stay at La Pazziella. Rossanna, (Marisa,the owners represntative), was so helpful and friendly on arrival and gave us a tour of the villa and some great information on
“Great accommodation, in a great area, with great hosts,” Lovely historic accommodation in charming village. The apartments are spacious and had exactly what we needed. Highly recommended. The hosts were very welcoming and went beyond the norm to be ho
“Centuries of Hospitality.......and the tradition lives on.”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2014
We really enjoyed our welcome and our stay with Axelle and Ian which began with sharing a glass of wine, some conversation and a guided tour of the building. It was lovely to sleep within the walls of… More
“Experience of a life time!”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2014
The hosts made us feel like family. The place although rustic and secluded was very intresting and chic in many ways.
We highly recommend a car to be able to go to the diffrent towns in provence. … More
Thank you Maria, Luis & Family for this kind review,
From the first moment to the last, each of you were fantastic guests, we"re so happy you enjoyed your experience here. Your review is also perfect advice for anyone thinking of coming to Provence in winter.
Reviewed 9 Dec 2013
We stayed for twelve days in August 2013. The apartment was clean and the king size bed was very comfortable.
Free wireless internet was great and the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking me… More
Thank you so much for your nice review. We're really happy you enjoyed the apartment/house and Provence, you're both always welcome at our house...
Axelle et Ian
“Perfect apartment for two!” From the moment we were greeted at the ferry to the moment we left, we were so well looked after by the owner. The apartment is located in the centre of town, close to the ferry, in a quiet area. Very well equipped apartmen
“A dream come true” We had the most wonderful experience at Les Grands Chenes. We held a very small wedding with family and friends (hailing from Australia, USA, and Denmark). Our wedding was a dream thanks to the beauty and charm of the villa and be
“A resounding success for all ages - we'll be back!”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2012
This year we decided to have an extended family holiday, the first for years; we ranged from 12 - 81 years.
The facilities at Les Grand Chenes are of a superb quality, extensive and varied, you nam… More
“A " must visit" villa. Exactly as discribed and more !”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2012
An excellent time was had by all. I organised a lads trip away but in the end through illness could'nt go. Anyway. All the chaps report an excellent stay with nothing lacking in facilities. The hosts … More
“Heaven is a place in France”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2011
We are a family of 27, ages ranging from 2 years to 55 years with several teenagers inbetween. Le Grands Chenes is perched in amongst the most beautiful coutryside, lush, green and with views to die … More
Petite résidence familiale dans un jardin méditerranéen ombragé et fleuri avec piscine.
Caché dans une oasis de verdure, 10 appartements pour 2 à 6 personnes, tous en rez de jardin, avec terrasse privative ombragée et bar …see more
An early Georgian listed watermill at the bottom of a private Cotswold valley, sleeping 8. Ground floor opens to a large kitchen, dining and living room.. Spacious bedrooms with opulent 4-poster bed. Mill pond. Lantern, weathervane and cupola.<br />The Cyder House …see more
This rental home is located in the village of Níjar / Almeria, 25 to 30 km from the beautiful beaches of the Natural Park Cabo de Gata, in eastern Andalusia. Its location in the old quarter of the potters transmits the atmosphere of past times. With recent restor …see more
Modern fully equipped 1 bedroom apartments in Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria Stay among the locals in the picturesque cliff-side fishing village of Puerto Mogan, with its spectacular views of the sea and craggy cliffs. The beach and all the facilities of the resort are wit …see more
Historic Country House. Unique Rural escape. Long dining room with fire place. Tastefully decorated. Pool and Garden. Rural setting, in town perched on mountain and surrounded by mountains, with the river Mundo at it's foot. Beautiful walks, scenery. Great for fam …see more
Traditional, renovated stone cottage, quiet and secluded, on country lane in the Derrynassaggart Mountains and ideally placed for touring some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery on the Ring of Kerry or Beara Peninsula. It is situated about 2½ miles from …see more
This holiday home is located at the entrance of the hamlet of Santa Lucia, on the hills of Versilia, is a nice and comfortable semidetached house. In a light windy place, so that it is pleasant to stay on the terrace during the sunny season, the holiday apartment of 90s …see more
Built in modern architecture, each -three storey- villa is 180 sq.m. in size and can accommodate up to 6 persons. On the ground floor there is a spacious living room with fireplace, an open plan fully equipped kitchen, a dining room and a WC. The living room gives to a …see more
“Beautiful” Isabel and Gonzalo were very helpful, attentive, punctual and kind. They thoughtfully provided breakfast and beverages for our whole family! Their rental property of Casal da Ponte Colares was a cute, antique home. Even in the off-season of
“Great apartment, great view” A well equipped and comfortable apartment. The complex has a great number of amenities on site and is in a resort that is convenient for getting anywhere on the island within 45mins, give or take....it is well worthwhile g
“Rustic Gem under the stars.” Our party consisted of My wife myself our late teenage kids and one of their friends.
We stayed at Casa Pena Hierro for one week, before moving on to one of Carlas' other properties in the area.
The drive to the villa
The vicinity of Dubrovnik, Mediterranean climate and rich vegetation have made it possible for Cavtat to develop into the cultural, social and tourist center of Konavle that flourishes on its natural beauty. …see more
Apartment Šare, a family owned Burtina, is located in Betina (Sibenik-Knin County),on the island of Murter. Accommodation is far from the first beach 200m, and 200m from the town center. The minimum number of people is 2, and the maximum 4.Guests can use: parkin …see more
“Heavenly” We had the most perfect holiday here with our 14 month old child. She loved the pool and wandering around the grounds. The house was so beautifully decorated and the prefect place to relax. The couple who come to water the garden were so lov
“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
Superb sea front apartment in the quiet area of Llenaire, only 10 minutes walking distance to town center. This 3 bedroom apartment is modern and comfortable and has a communal pool as well as private off the road parking. …see more