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.
Whether travelling by car or train, Thurnham Keep Stables offers the ideal sanctuary for that short break in beautiful, unspoilt Kent countryside yet being situated in mid Kent is an ideal base from which to explore everything Kent has to offer. …see more
“Beautiful little cottage” I booked the little white cottage for my friends hen do as she requested as relaxing break away! We had an absolutely amazing time and have already recommended the cottage to my friends and family. It's the perfect location t
“Exceptional Villa” The surrounding area is very beautiful - the views from the property looking out to the local mountains was lovely. We would definitely recommend this property.The villa was beautiful with lots of space in the garden to find a peace
Had a great time with my mates, great food, great sightseeing. We went to Sitges one day which was awesome! Would love to come back! :)… More
Thanks Graeme delighted you had a nice time....yes Sitges is a great day out. We do hope that you will come back a stay with us again :)
“Tennis court, swimming pool and fantastic for kids!”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2015
Celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary with our four kids, their other halves and four grandchildren - all easily soaked up into the upstairs villa and downstairs apartment. Tennis court, swimming po… More
Reviewed 20 Sep 2016
My large Family joined me for my 70th Birthday and booked this villa near Barcelona as it was big enough to accommodate us all. We were not disappointed as the gardens are big and my grandchildren had… More
Thank you for your kind words Mr Connor we are delighted you leave with happy memories! :)
This excellent Cambridgeshire self catering holiday cottage in a rural setting is perfect both as a weekend retreat but as a comfortable holiday home for visitors in Cambridge on business or for pleasure.InsideThe Lodge boasts 3 double bedrooms all comfo …see more
“Wonderful hostess and delightful location” A great setting and excellent accommodation. Our hostess was most helpful and gracious. There was an initial problem with WiFi access but that has now been permanently resolved and works extremely well.
“A dream honeymoon - romantic Iris cottage lived up to its name!”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
We stayed here for our honeymoon and we couldn't have chosen a more romantic and beautiful gite to start our married life.
Its a truly rustic paradise and is actually even better than the photograp… More
“Very comfortable, well fitted out, peaceful mini gite well above the average.”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2013
Tucked away on a tiny road to nowhere in the depths of the countryside Iris Cottage is beautifully situated if you want peace and quiet, easy walking for as far as you want to go and pretty countrysid… More
Thank you for your very kind review... The ventilation shaft of the chimney will be checked and fixed for the next winter !!!! I promise... Best Regards, Y. Dauphin.
“Delightful” The welcome was warm...the home grown fruit and vegetables delicious...the location peaceful but well placed for exploring...the byre charming and well equipped...Julia, Paul and Ghilly delightful hosts!
This is the second time we have stayed here , and once again we had a great time . Julia and Paul provided us with milk,bread,free range eggs,tea,and coffee (I am sorry if I have missed anything out).… More
It was lovely to welcome you both again. We are pleased you enjoyed the food at the Red Lion and New Inn-we are lucky to have so many good pubs close by.
We look forward to seeing you next year.
Julia & Paul
“Lovely cottage, good base to see the area.”
Reviewed 24 May 2015
Very clean and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. Julia and Paul were helpful with advice on what to see etc without being obtrusive. Lots of information including booklets and maps… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and you certainly managed to include lots of walks and outings to wear out the dogs!
Do hope to welcome you again in the future.
Julia Paul Ghilly and Wellie
“Another superb stay at The Byre”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2014
This was our 8th stay at the Byre and we were as usual given a very warm welcome from Paul, Julia and of cause Ghilly. The Byre now has a fabulous addition of a Garden room which is a fantastic place … More
So pleased that you will be staying for two weeks next year and that the dates are in our diary! Such a pleasure to welcome you back each year-just wish the years did not fly by so quickly..is that a sign of age!!! Good that the later journey home worked well, especially at the Dartford tunnel.
We await news of your granddaughter! Julia,Paul & Ghilly
A beautifully presented property with great facilities and in a great location. The owners were very friendly and helpful and made us very welcome at the property. They were available if we needed the… More
Thank you for your great review, so glad you enjoyed the cottage so much and had a lovely stay. I look forward to seeing you again one day.
“Superb accommodation, second to none.”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2014
Marvellous location. Putsborough Sands and Woolacombe Beach within easy walking distance. The Cottage is furnished and decorated to exceptional standards. Good parking. Everything has been thought o… More
Many thanks for your fanastic review, I am so glad you enoyed your stay at the cottage and Putsborough. I do hope we see you again.
“We will be back!”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2014
We very much enjoyed our stay at Putsborough Garden cottage and will certainly return in the near future. The location is outstanding and is just a short walk to a world class beach and pubs! The cott… More
Thanks so much for taking the time to give the cottage your lovely review, so glad you enoughed visiting again and I very much look forward to seeing you again the next time you stay with us.
Harlequin is set amongst acres of peaceful wild flower meadows with direct access to an award winning stunning beach. The resort facilities are endless, offering indoor swimming pools, fully equipped gym, spa, tennis courts, archery, fishing, mini football, water sport …see more
“Ruby wedding celebration with friends.” Wonderful old house with splendid grounds and facilities, and very well equipped. In particular, we enjoyed the feeling of space, the beauty and comfort of the living rooms, wildlife, heated swimming pool and g
This house, and what it has to offer, is the most wonderful experience ever. Not only do you rent the house, but falconry, archery, shooting, and wonderful catering are offered. The owner is graciou… More
Reviewed 17 Jun 2015
We booked 'The Old Hall' for my mum's 60th birthday celebrations and were bowled over! Although we expected the house and grounds to be lovely as we had seen photos, we were all blown away seeing the… More
“Can't fault it - needs to seen to be believed!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2015
Stayed here over May Bank Holiday with 4 couples and 8 kids ranging from 1 to 6 years old. Beautiful house, aga oven, open wood burning fires, cinema room, amazing grounds, peacocks, heated pool, tree… More
Chateau Jautrudon has all that is needed for a relaxing family holiday in the rural Limousin region of France. Set in a 40 hectare estate, the chateau offers a peaceful and secluded vacation with several kilometers of walkways through our forest, private fenced pool, te …see more
“Perfect balance between relaxation and activity” Villa Seccarille is the perfect hide away for rest and relaxation while offering enough to keep you busy and active providing the perfect balance for indulging guilt free in the local food and wine duri
Had the best time staying in Villa Seccarille! We had the whole family (plus assorted friends) over for the holiday and Villa S was the perfect fit. Starting the day with the family breakfast on the u… More
“My family and I don't generally go back to places, but this was our second stay at Villa Seccarille and yes, it's a wow.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2016
My family and my parents stayed at Villa Secarille ten years ago and we all finally managed to get back there in August '16.
It was even more beautiful than we remembered. We spent 70% of our time at… More
So happy you enjoyed your stay, we hope you visit us again! X
“Fantastic family holiday” The house is big and spacious with a bathroom in every room .We enjoyed the tennis and batmington courts, pin pon table , playing darts and pool in the playing room and the hot tub and swimming pool ,it also had a gym but we
We stayd here for a week on the kids autumn break. 2 adults, 5 kids in various ages and their grandparents. The villa has everything for everyone to offer. Large pool, jaccuzzi, table tennis, pool tab… More
“Fabulous holiday destination with great hosts.” My teenage daughters and I stayed at Garrique Cottage in January 2013. The farmhouse is beautiful with every amenity you could wish for. The scenery is breathtaking and yet you are only 10 - 15 minutes f
This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to al… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review. Come back soon. Fiona
Reviewed 19 Oct 2016
We stayed here for a long weekend and it was simply lovely. Despite the traditional dismal Scottish weather, we relaxed by the log burner and chilled out looking at the scenery. We managed a game o… More
Thank you very much for visiting us. It was the worst weekend for weather we have had for a long time, but you always looked as if you were having fun. Great to see the tennis court in use, and to know you explored the woods. Come back soon, Fiona
“Great Cottage - Stunning Setting”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
The cottage was great. Accommodation was clean and just as described. Loved the kitchen/dining/living area. The cottage was lovely and warm and the wood burner great to cosy in front of at night. … More
“Great apartment in perfect location” I stayed at the Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort with a group of friends on a break from the UK weather and the standard of the accommodation and location of the apartment was perfect.
The apartment included all th
“Fantastic facilities, lovely homely accomodation, great holiday.” My 3 brothers and partners and me and hubby all met up in September for a weeks holiday. This is difficult as I am wheelchair bound and need a hoist. We bought or own hoist and the disa
Friendly welcome & quick resolution of minor problems.
Clean, well equipped property with comfortable beds.
Quiet farm location but close to Dorset's attractions.… More
Pleased you enjoyed your weekend
“Perfect family holiday in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We stayed here in November with my children who are 22,23 and 26 along with grandparents too! We had such a wonderful stay, the house is plenty big enough to escape for peace when you want it but also… More
So pleased you had a wonderful stay all together. The Lodge has hosted so many family celebrations and its a joy to see so many people get together for such special memorable occasions. So many guests comment on the fact that its fabulous to be all together but yet to have the space to all do your own thing - whether its out of doors jogging around the meadows, walking the Nature trail admiring the wildlife, fishing on the River Frome, playing tennis, sunbathing on the terrace, making a barbeque, paddling in the stream, playing with Otter (the family dog) or relaxing in the Lodge taking a well earned soak in one of the luxurious bathrooms, watching a film on one of the many tv's or just snoozing by the woodburner - we try to ensure that there is something for everyone.
“Could not have been better” Stayed at KingFisher for 3 nights, beautiful location, stunning park & lovely welcoming staff. The caravan was like new, we were so very pleased. Swimming pool was a special extra treat. Will definitely return for a longer
LUXURY 5* barn. Framlingham. PRIVATE HOT TUB +Parking. WOODBURNER. Half an acre of garden. Superkingsize bed. Roll top bath. Shower. Bespoke kitchen. Tennis Court. Stylish decor. Underfloor heating thoughout. 37"TV. Blu-Ray/DVD player. Ipod dock. SMEG fridge/freezer. …see more
Relax an unwind in picturesque countryside in a converted barn on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds in a secluded, undisturbed location. Stylishly furnished and equipped to a high standard with free wifi, use of a private tennis court and a dishwasher - how to chill! …see more
What a lovely find, home from home! Enjoyed a glass of wine or two overlooking the great views from the veranda. The lodge inside perfect, comfy 5ft bed, reclining sofa in the lounge and equipped to… More
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
Don't really want to write a review! Needs to be kept a hideaway secret!
Excellent in all areas, decor, quality, views, friendly pets, all great.
Only one slight gripe, although we were not walkers,… More
Reviewed 1 Dec 2016
This mini break away was just what we needed! Couldn't have asked for a better location, the views from our lodge were amazing … More
“peaceful getaway” Lovely peaceful location, spectacular views local walks. We took our 2 small dogs and they loved every minute. The hosts live next door and greet you on arrival but after that they are just there if you need them. Everything you coul
This is an excellent, traditional, cozy, well equipped cottage in a lovely setting with magnificent views. Area is peaceful, quiet and beautiful. We spent a lovely week here with our dog Bella who a… More
“An olde worldewell-appointed cottage situated in peaceful, idyllac location” Mr McGregor's cottage was easily located and more-than-lived up to its advertised attributes. It provided perfect, Paradisic peace in a charming location yet was within wal
“Large suburban Mas” This villa was ideally situated 20 mins walk from the centre of Sorgue where there were plenty of restaurants for eating out.The Villa was large with plenty of activity facilities,a good large pool (in the shade in the morning)Plen
“Beautiful, spotlessly clean, friendly owners, perfect!” There were 5 in our party, 4 adults, 1 child and 3 very well behaved dogs.
The barn is superbly equipped, and, like I said in my title of the review it was spotlessly clean. The owners were
We had a great time at the Barn! As soon as we arrived , we felt rather special to have found a beautiful place. The Barn was just lovely and suited our needs in everyway possible. The setting was pea… More
I am glad you enjoyed your break. It was such a shame it was so wet over the jubilee weekend. I am sorry about the bikes I was unaware that they were unrideable, I know the mid size upwards are ok but will get the smaller bikes out and see if we can give them a makeover.
“Beautiful Barn And Great Location”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2012
Stayed at the barn for the weekend to celebrate husbands birthday. Wanted a peaceful relaxing weekend which was exactly what we had. Prepared for wet weather but it was warm and sunny ! The family we… More
Many thanks for your comments. I hope we can accommodate you in the summer when the pool is open. I am quite busy but still have some free weeks available. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards
“Luxurious barn conversion in beautiful countryside.”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2011
The barn provides both characterful and luxurious accommodation. The open plan kitchen/dining/living area is light and spacious as is the master bedroom. The second bedroom is a bit of a squeeze, bu… More
Sorry I have not responded to your review before. Thank you for your comment regarding the size of the 2nd bedroom I have changed it around and hope it feels more spacious. We have also done some upgrades since last year. Wi Fi. A TV in the main bedroom. Some new lighting and plants and coming next month we are putting in a hazel hurdle along the border to make the garden a little more private.
A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Fentrigan Manor Farm, tucked away amidst peaceful countryside, a quarter mile down its own private drive.
Just a few miles away are Crackington Haven / Bude/ Boscastle and Padstow and Polzeath.
Pony riding / Coarse fishing / te …see more
Located in an AONB, an original Tudor manor built in 1690 with stone mullion windows, thick oak beams and yorkstone flags. Lovingly restored into a family home, where tradition meets mod cons, from Chalon Kitchen to Linn room-to-room surround sound. Sitting in 17 acres. …see more
Large, charming little castle, full of character, for 14 people : the castle and the outbuilding : 7 rooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, private swimming pool, tennis, lake.
situation : At the heart of the prestigious Loire valley, on the border of the Sologne and th …see more
“Home from home” I wouldn't usually consider going back to the same place twice however with Villa Cora I'd almost certainly make an exception. The owners live and breathe 'customer service' from the moment we made first contact to the moment we left
“A very peaceful holiday” A lovely place to stay -so peaceful and quiet. Very relaxing. The garden is beautiful with pool, tennis court and other games all close by. The house was just right for us with evrything you might need. We were made to feel ve
Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington
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“Perfect getaway” Another perfect and cosy weekend in the Old Farrowings. Everything you could need for a couple of days or a week. Excellent equipment-even down to a torch for the walk to the village pub should you need it! Plenty of logs and coal for
We were made so welcome with even delicious home-made brownies on arrival .
This is very comfortable with everything you could need and positioned in great walking country .… More
It was great to see you both again and I am so pleased you and your friends all had a good weekend. Do come back and see us again when you feel like escaping from London!
“The perfect restorative retreat.”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2015
Our second stay at Biggin Grange - we stayed in The Cheese Press in April and now The Old Farrowings too. Wouldn't change anything about the whole experience. What makes these the best cottages I've… More
Thanks for taking the time to write a review and it is lovely for us when guests return. Even better when you have booked to come again in October! You were so lucky with the weather and I hope when you come back you will discover even more to do in the Peak District. Jane
Reviewed 25 Aug 2015
We've just had the pleasure of staying at The Old Farrowings (part of Biggin Grange) for a week and it was easily the best part of our trip. The cottage is beautiful, sitting on top of a hill with an… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and so pleased you enjoyed your time at Biggin Grange.
The views from your cottage are stunning so I'm so glad you were able to enjoy them. Do come back and see us again! Jane
“Fabulous, well appointed house” I took my extended family to Vicarage House in April 2013. It is a great place for a group of people, and brilliantly well stocked with games, dvds, outdoor equipment, wii/xbox, bikes - you name it. Even in cold weather
Me and my siblings and their offspring rented this property to celebrate my Mum's 70th birthday, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves The house is stunning, the surrounding area is beautiful and th… More
Reviewed 3 Sep 2016
Had a fantastic time with family aged from one to sixty eight. Pool, tennis courts, football pitch, bikes all used. Well equipped even supplied us with food bags, foil, coffee, tea, spices etc. Could … More
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. The team will be thrilled you found the house to your satisfaction. Thank you for selecting Vicarage House. Best wishes Katie and Richard
Set among the Lincolnshire Wolds Bainvalley Cottages are a charming retreat and ideal base for keen walkers and cyclists to explore this unspoilt area of the UK. We have a tennis court 70m from the Cottage for guests to use. Golfers can visit the world class golf course …see more
The Glanafon Coach House is a beautiful property set in beautiful grounds. Although conveniently close to Haverfordwest, it feels like it is in the middle of the countryside. The owners are friendly … More
We love to welcome our guests back to The Coach House and some come every year. Thank you for your kind words and lovely review.
Reviewed 3 Sep 2011
A perfect stay in a perfect holiday home, in a perfect location with wonderful hosts who offered exemplary customer service. Impossible to fault, Pamela and William went to great lengths to ensure th… More
Thank you for your review, we try to think of most things and add a few quirky ones of our own. We like to provide a warm, welcoming home for our guests to enjoy. look forward to seeing you again.
“Christmas at coach house”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2013
This is a beautiful coach house very tastefully decorated and comfortable. Very friendly service from the owners. Key thing to note - you can only access the double bedrooms through the stable rooms … More
Thank you for your comments, we have wifi access now but our guests are often out exploring and enjoying the fresh coastal air. We always decorate for Christmas and The Coach House becomes a magical place for couples or families. Thank you for your review.
The vicinity of many tourist attractions, astonishing lakes as well as great forest complexes encourage to active time spending during your holiday. Do not hesitate and check why this region applied for the title of one of the wonders of the world! …see more
Private Pool, private tennis courts, perfect for children with outdoor playhouse, all ensuite.Villa Mercuri is the perfect place for families to spend their holidays together. Plenty of space! …see more
Small family estate incorporating an idyllic rural retreat one bedroom cottage within the walled Thomas Mawson garden, with bathroom, kitchen and open plan sitting room, and access to roof terrace. The estate tennis court has just been resurfaced, so please feel …see more
Stable Cottage at Hamptons Farmhouse is located in the beautifully rural area between the villages of Plaxtol and West Peckham in Kent, the Garden of England. Amazingly quiet and peaceful, set in 9 acres of land, all that can be seen is rolling countryside, yet we are j …see more
“Highly recommended” This was our second visit to Le Suyet, it remained very unchanged from our previous visit (in a good way). We had the swimming pool to ourselves for the whole 2 weeks, and enjoyed the peace & quiet. Ron & Anne the owners are around
A remote location, but easy to get to, all round perfect location for chilling by the pool and listening to the sounds of nature. Located around 8km from Pertuis where there are the main supermarkets … More