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.
On the 'Wild Atlantic Way', a traditional cottage, recently refurbished, in exceptional location, secluded but not isolated, in its own grounds on historic small country estate (also including 229/230) in an area of outstanding natural beauty right in the hear …see more
“Magnificent location, great facilities and very very peaceful” If you are looking to be away from it all, this place will suit. the house is very well equipped, totally secluded in it's own beautiful grounds but within a 20 minute drive of Riberac. Tr
This is an ideal holiday destination for anyone who wants peace, quiet, privacy and relaxation. However it is only a short car ride away fom Riberac which is a typical bustling, market town. The house… More
“Lovely Place, ideal setting and near to beach, restaurants etc” Really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, ideal location, practically on the beach! Was great having all of the facilities...home from home. 5 min walk to go over to Cap Breton on little
We've stayed here a couple of times over the last year, it's a gorgeous little apartment right by the beach and a short walk to shops and restaurants. Perfect for a relaxing week by the sea especially… More
“Perfectly situated for a relaxing week”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
We booked this apartment through the site Alternative Aquitaine as we liked the look of it from the pictures provided and it appeared near to attractions we were interested in. The apartment itself w… More
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
Arrived to find worries about the cleaning standard and little niggles with the lack of maintenance, contacted the Manager who came down directly, he was concerned that we had problems and did his bes… 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
“Simply great” We had a great time and we were so well looked after. The breakfasts were amazing! The house was very clean. We just loved it and would return in the future. It was also very good value.
“Wonderful Riad with great access and roof top terrace”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2016
Wow we have just returned from a 10 day stay at Dar Doughri, a very nice spacious accommodation, with very easy 5 minute walk to the Medina and around 10 minute walk to the lovely beach. We loved the… More
It is lovely to hear you had a super holiday with all your family and that Fouad and Karima looked after you all. Walking up and down the stairs definately help to burn off the calories from Karima"s delicious tagines! Thank you for choosing to stay at Dar Doughri.
Amazing pool with panoramic view to the sea. Large property (4.500 m²), quietly located on the side of a hill. On an area of 500 m² a swimming pool, including a wading pool for children, was added. Every apartment has a Safe, W-Lan, TV and an air conditioning …see more
Nous avions loué toute la maison pour des vacances avec toue la famille. Elle est très spacieuse: chaque couple pouvait ainsi avoir son espace propre tout en partageant un bel espace commun à tous.… More
merci beaucoup pour votre avis , je suis heureuse que le séjour des voyageurs qui passent par ici soit agréable et qu'ils gardent un bon souvenir du" creux " des bois ...et j'aime aussi quand ils reviennent et que l'on crée des liens .....
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
Ideally located, this apartment offers first-class accommodation for all holidaymakers. This bright, modern and spacious apartment has been presented to an exceptional standard and it makes for the perfect holiday home. Consisting of 3 bedrooms (One double and t …see more
“BEAUTIFULL PRESENTED HOUSE” This a true and accurate report.
My husband and myself and two small maltese dogs stayed in this property in September 2012. The house is immaculate and beautifully furnished and decorated. It was not the typical holiday
We regularly spend our holidays in France and our stay at this property was one of the best. The booking process was extremely courteous and efficient and the property immaculately presented on arriv… More
“A great location and a lovely well-equipped property”
Reviewed 28 Nov 2011
We loved everything about our home away from home ! Its a comfortable town house, right on the main square and handy for the regular little food market. Vernet-les-bains is a very pretty little town … More
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
“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
On the exterior, the historic Kefalonian architectural style, unchanged over the centuries, can be appreciated. Alongside the swimming pool you can also have an unforgettable experience aa private open-air private cinema for the summer nights you prefer to stay "h …see more
Villetta in Residence a mt. 400 dal lungomare e dal centro del Lido delle Nazioni, in zona tranquilla e riservata.
La casa è ubicata al primo piano con grande terrazzo attrezzato con barbeçue ed è composta da: soggiorno con divano letto, angolo co …see more
Accommodation Villa Eora is small and cosy and comprises of one villa , one superior studio (2 plus 2 persons) and 4 standard studios . We offer large tree-filled grounds to wander around, a beautiful garden and paved terrace area with a hammock (eora) to relax …see more
“Great views, marvellous amenities and a very relaxing time” Lets get the negative our of the way first, access is a bit scary (no barriers on the upper streaches of the road), although you do get used to it.
Other than that the villa is all that it
I stayed at this villa with all my daughter, her husband and all my granchildren. There were ten of us in all! What a lovely time we had and with all the spacious rooms and gardens we never felt to b… More
“A simply stunning villa, peaceful and secluded with the most incredible views.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2011
This was the perfect villa for our big family holiday. The house is surrounded by large terraces with stunning views of the sea and mountains which make for a great place to relax, dine and chill out.… More
“Fantastic place, stunning view, heavenly silence, no one disturbs you”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2011
The house is on top of a hill with stunning views in every direction. We like the house very much: It is comfortable, very spacious and well equipped. It is just amazing to sit on the very large terra… 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
“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
Charming traditional house with swimming pool located in the spectacular plain of olive trees close to the sea between Ostuni and Fasano. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, it has a capacity of 8 beds and is just 4 km from the sandy beaches of the Adriatic coast. …see more
In a private villa with pool and sea views we rent this well furnished apartment with 2 bedrooms, large salon, kitchen, bath room and sunny terrace. The kitchen is full equipped with large fridgerator, gascooking, microwave, coffeemachine and spoiler.Internet access …see more
“A little piece of Irish heaven, this is a wonderful place.” We only stayed for three nights, we wanted peace & quiet, it was perfect for us. The views over the beach and headland were spectacular as was the mountains beside us. The owners were very fr
“Great cottage great views and great owners would do anything for you!!”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2013
The house was great in a beautiful place would recommend it to anyone! The owners are lovely people couldnt do enough for us. The locals are brilliant had great craic in the pub hopefully get back aga… More
“Fabulous” A a beautiful spacious house, very clean and well equipped with idyllic views.It includes all the necessities required to have an enjoyable stay. There is a swimming pool and a lovely gardened outside area which provides both sun and shade
“Gorgeous, secluded holiday home in the beautiful Andalucian hills”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
We spent a great week at this fabulous finca in the hills North of Malaga. The house is exactly as described on the website, which if anything doesn't do full justice to the beautiful views from every… More
“Magnificent Views and Superb House”
Reviewed 31 May 2014
Sometimes when you select a property the photos advertising it are better than the real thing and you end up a little disappointed...that is certainly not true with casa Jose Ramon. The house is wonde… More
“Another great stay”
Reviewed 25 May 2014
This was our second stay. We love the house and area and will be back again very soon. Perfect holiday rental for our 3 year old. … More