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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.
“What a lovely cottage” This cottage is like a tardis plenty of room and storage although we only stayed a few days we could easily stayed a lot longer . Great position very close to coastal paths we had a brilliant stay
Enjoyed a fantastic week here , the cottage is ideally placed for the village centre and harbour and the views across the harbour are fantastic. The cottage is well equipped with everything you could… More
Thanks for taking the time to review. Much appreciated. Welcome back anytime
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there
“Very comfortable and spacious 2 bedroom villa in quite area but close to amenities.”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
Joanne and Kevin provided us with an excellent villa, which was very much "home for home".
It was very spacious and it had a lovely outdoor sitting area, where we spent most of our time.
The locatio… More
“What more could you ask for??”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2013
Having rented a few villas in our time, you are always curious whether the pictures will fairly represent what you see on arrival. In this case, they exceeded it. The villa is very spacious for a 2 be… More
Reviewed 10 Nov 2012
An absolutely beautifully maintained villa with many extra little touches that were really appreciated. From the first contact, when the availability calender was up to date, Joanne was a pleasure to … More
Second year on the Irish holiday market, recently renovated and refurbished three double bedroomed cottage/house situated on the coastal headland of Cahore, Co. Wexford
Accommodation:- Entrance/dining area with patio sliding doors, separate kitchen with breakfast bar, …see more
Newly refurbished 3 bedroom holiday cottage in the rural countryside setting of East Sussex with views over adjoining fields and woodland, The property is accessed from meres lane between Five Ashes and the historic village of Mayfield and is situated down a long driv …see more
“Everything you hope for.” This was our third visit to the Vamos area,had driven through Gavalochori many times,even stopped for meals, always thought it would be a nice spot to stay.Discovered Villa Sonia,booked, what a fabulous location, with all th
Just returned from a memorable 2 weeks at Sonia Studio apartment. Outstanding value for money and exactly what it says on the tin.
The studio consists of a good sized bedroom, a well fitted ensuite s… More
Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to review your stay David. It was an absolute pleasure to have you both as valued guests and i look forward to welcoming you both again whenever you wish to return to the beautiful island of Crete for more fun in the sun.
“The nicest villa with the most amazing views”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
This villa has to be seen to believed! We've just spent a wonderful week at villa Sonia with friends who stayed in the studio upstairs while we stayed in the bedroom down stairs. We all had our own sp… More
Thank you for taking the time to do a review of your holiday at Villa Sonia, we are delighted you had a wonderful time and hope to see you again soon
“Delightful Holiday Away From The Crowds”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2013
Arrived Chania airport late in the evening – Concerns of finding the villa in the dark, which is tucked away high in the hill side overlooking the pretty village of Gavalachori were soon dismissed, … More
Thank you for your lovely comments and for taking the time to review the Villa. We are so pleased you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to being of service in the future.
“beautifully presented chalet” Great weather- must admit it did help! Probably 10mins to beach- however impeccable chalet which all mod cons ` great walks around and good pub food at the King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldston. We hope to pop back for a short
“Beautiful and peaceful village house” Such a wonderful welcome from Mandy, who prepared the house and plenty of kind attentions for us. The house is marvellous and situated in a quiet street of the village. You can easily drive to Limassol or to the m
“A charming renovated old house. Highly recommended!”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
This is the place for people who appreciate a unique atmosphere, a fully renovated old house full of charm, quiteness and privacy. The courtyard is a wonderfull place to relax and enjoy the sun / star… More
“A very relaxing home from home.....” A lovely property that felt very comfortable and was like a home from home. Extremely clean and lots of extras including a much welcomed grocery pack. Glen and Joan were very helpful when we needed advice on touris
“Our perfect family holiday” We read the positive reviews here before our visit to Mill Farm and it is a privilege to add ours to the list. We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Mill Farm. The cottage was well presented and welcoming on
We enjoyed a lovely weekend break at the Mill Farm Cottages. The accommodation was perfect for our family's needs. The electric blankets and fire in the grate ready to go were a lovely added touch for… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Mill Farm. We loved having you and your family come to stay and especially glad to hear that the cottage suited you all. "Mr Hoppity" is in great form with all the attention given him by the children - its holiday time for him when the season starts up again each year. Thank you again for your business. Catherine & Austin
“Perfect for relaxation, peaceful surroundings and lovely views of the river.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
Just what we needed. The cottage (brook cottage) was more beautiful than the pictures we had seen. Our daughter was over the moon about her bedroom where her bed had been thoughtfully made with hello … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review of your stay with us at Mill Farm, Foulkesmill; We are really glad that you found the cottage welcoming and comfortable to stay in and especially that 'Hello Kitty' helped your little girl settle in for a fun holiday.
Best wishes always
Austin & Catherine
“Perfect family accommodation.”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
We were traveling to Ireland to visit familythese New Ross. From my first communication with the proprietors I knew we would be well looked after at this accomodation. When we arrived with our four ch… More
Sincere thank you from both Austin any myself for taking the time to give such a generous review. We are really delighted to know that you and your children had a wonderful holiday and that the cottage and play areas added to the fun. We will let our other guests know of the places you enjoyed to visit and it goes without saying that we would be complimented and love to have you all back again for another stay at Mill Farm Cottage.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich
2 4 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 50 km
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony.
With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f …see more
“Le Chirons: Fantastic” The house was superb, extremly spacious with all amenaties whilst retaining the true appeal of a French house.
The gardens are very large and child friendly, with the pool a delight on hot summer days.
Terri and Kieth were gre
“Our time at Les Chirons was everything we could have wished for and more!”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2011
The house and gardens were really lovely and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners Terry and Keith. The place was lovely and clean, very comfortable and peaceful. We enjoyed our little trip… More
It was a pleasure to meet you both and thank you for your kind words.
“Illfracombe's 4 star secret” After having a stressfull few months since my husbands stroke, we had an all too short stay (4 nights), in this wonderful apartment. I am a very fussy "renter" - the first impression for me is the smell of a rental. The sm
Just returned from a short break to Cove View in Ilfracombe. Have stayed in many high quality hotels/apartments and have to say this property is up there with the best of them. Every creature comfort … More
Thank you for your review of 3 Cove View. We're really pleased you liked the apartment and enjoyed your stay. Best wishes. James Low
Reviewed 17 Jul 2016
As Ilfracombe newbies, me and my wife were looking forward to this break and we weren't disappointed. From the start the owner was helpful and answered any enquiries in hours by email. The apartment i… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay at 3 Cove View, and that you hope to return again. Glad you had an opportunity to use the beach bag and didn't need the umbrella! We would love to welcome you to Cove View again, do get in touch if you wish to book for next year. Kind regards, James.
Reviewed 1 Dec 2016
Fabulous. Clean, modern, comfortable and perfectly located for Ilfracombe and North Devon. Most people would like to know about the kitchen, bed and bathroom. These were all high quality and immaculat… More
“A first rate village apartment” We stayed here for a week over Christmas. For us two it was ideal. It is designed for couples without children.
The owner provided us with comprehensive instructions of how to find her place by e-mail before we left
We stayed here for a short break in early May. The apartment is situated in a charming village with far reaching views across countryside and up into the mountains. It's village location gives you a h… More
“Fabulously friendly and relaxing”
Reviewed 12 May 2013
This is a wonderful apartment, and was just right for the two of us when we wanted a relaxing break. In the apartment, everything needed is to hand and there are wonderful sunset views from the balco… More
“Very nice experience.”
Reviewed 26 Feb 2015
Julie and Phil are excellent hosts, always there when you need them and unobtrusive at other times. Very nice apartment with lovely views. Set in a quiet part of the village with shops and tavern a fe… More
“A great place to stay” I stayed here with my son and partner for 5 nights from 16th June and this is a lovely cottage with plenty of room, a homely feel and in a nice quiet location. Everything you could need is there, it is clean, bright, comfortable
The cottage was warm and well stocked. Our family of 6 stayed for Christmas 2016 and had a wonderful holiday. The cottage was very cosy and homely and the kitchen had everything needed to prepare our … More
Thanks for staying with us. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and we'd love to welcome you back. Best regards. Jane & Graham
“Can we live here?” Tarken Lodge is just lovely nestled in the woods above Loch Earn. We enjoyed a great week exploring this part of Scotland and the scenery and wildlife in the area is amazing. The lodge itself is exactly as described and does not dis
Myself and my wife are just back from a lovely relaxing week at this beautiful lodge. Immaculate and well equipped, overlooking some gorgeous scenery. I have to take a moment to say how amazing the wh… More
“Perfect holiday hideaway”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2012
This is our third stay at Tarken Lodge and it never disappoints. Its location, tucked into the trees with views of the mountains (and a bit of the loch too), is ideal for getting away from it all. It'… More
“lovely, peaceful lodge”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2012
It was lovely, peaceful, not a sound was heard. The views were very pretty. The wooden furnace was appreciated. The lodge was particularly clean.… More
“Awesome Place, Great Owners” We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated.
Haus Arve is in a great lo
We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the tra… More
“Great location and facilities for a relaxing holiday” Bel Air is a lovely property in a wonderful location, the swimming pool and grounds are excellent as is the games room. The house itself is well appointed, comfortable and clean. Tombebouf has a v
Villebramar is the perfect setting for those wishing to relax in peaceful tranquil surroundings. The villa although in the middle of nowhere is well situated for access to Bordeaux, Villeneuve and Ag… More
“Beautiful tranquil location, stunning views, really well equipped comfortable house.”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2011
If you're looking to 'get away from it all' (this property has no neighbours) but be close to amenities, stay in a really well equipped comfortable house with it's own pool, in a large garden with stu… More
Reviewed 4 Sep 2011
This is a lovely well equipped house with TV, swimming pool and games room. The area is peaceful and typical of rural France. The sleepy village and has limited facilities but there are larger communi… More
“Great villa!” Lovely and clean, very well equipped, great pool, views - I cannot recommend it enough! We loved the barbeque, the pool, the villa - it was often hard to muster up the energy to go out to eat! Nice welcome pack. Can't recommend this vill
Incredible - wonderful - probably the best holiday I've ever had in Greece (and I've been living in Greece for 24yrs!) Wonderful villa .... I didn't want to leave! You do need a car to get to this vi… More
“Peace and relaxation”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2016
On arival the villa is clean and theres a welcome pack of water, butter, cheese, wine, jam, fruit, bread, teabags, coffee, sugar and things like salt ,pepper and oil so you are able to recuperate afte… More
Thank you very much for taking the time and putting so much thought into such a detailed review. The information will be a great help to anyone thinking of staying in the villa or the surrounding area. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay again and look forward to welcoming you again next year.
“Great forest accommodation!” Liz and Alan were extremely attentive landlords, providing a welcome basket and local information. We were visited by friends and family while there and Liz very kindly brought around crayons and paper and a dolls house.
Myself, partner and teenage son stayed at this lovely cottage and what a treat it was. From the minute we walked through the door it was relaxing. Tea+chocolate biscuites greeted us after our long jou… More
Thank you for your lovely review.
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Sanders Cottage and found it well equipped and comfortable.
Sanders Cottage is situated opposite woodland which is accessed by a wooden bridge a two minute walk from the cottage.Cycle trails can be picked up easily from the cottage if you bring your own cycles.
The Forest of Dean is beautiful and we are so lucky that the Wye Valley is close by.There are buses but a car makes it easier to visit all the attractions available in the Forest of Dean and surrounding area.
Thank you for taking the time to review us.We value feedback from our guests.
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
Aparthouse Hvar was built year 2013 and run by the owner and her family.Situated just 5 meters from the sea with beautiful seawiew,and 150 meters to the Jelsa center.Aparthouse Hvar is 3 apartment building.Apartments are newly furnished and well equipped. …see more
“Stunning views from a stunning house” We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the sofa in the mas
“Stunning place and fantastic house for 50th birthday party”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
Large family weekend away celebrating a birthday..kids loved the garden and amenities..so did the adults!! Great access to a beach and lovely views
Plenty of space to spread round the house...but gre… 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
Close to Bali, Olive Grove Villa is a perfect place for a quiet, relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. It will comfortably accommodate two or a family of five and is equipped with all you need for an enjoyable stay.Bali has five lovely, gently sloping sandy beach …see more
“Discover the calm and beautiful rural Normandy!” This was just a perfect start for a two weeks travel around the historic Normany. Our family of four, two adults and two ten year olds, had a fantastic week in the romantic cottage. Even though the weat
“Lovely cottage, quiet surroundings, very hospitable owners”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2012
We had a very comfy stay. Cottage very well equipped. Lisa was extremely helpful and made us very welcome. We loved the pool and gardens. A beautiful area to sit out and eat. You do need a car as it i… More
“Fantastic sea views” What a lovely location, sea views from every window, short walk to the prom. Kitchen well stocked with crockery etc. very clean with towels and bed linen provided. Thank you to the owner, we will be back next year!
Well resourced apartment, beautiful views, ample parking, short walk to Portstewart Promenade. We found everything we could possibly need in the apartment for a lovely relaxing holiday. I loved the fa… More
“Excellent views of ocean and coast.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
Great apt, clean and roomy. Great views from comfy sofa and big arm chairs. Has all emenities for self catering.… More
Middle Cottage is a traditional 18th Century lakeland cottage, which has been renovated to provide comfortable and sophisticated accommodation for up to 4 people, plus one well behaved dog.Situated in a prime location in the village of Portinscale, Middle Cottag …see more
“Lovely place to stay” Excellent base for my husband, me and our teenage son. Lovely apartment to relax in, very well decorated and furnished and centrally located in Topsham. This was our second visit.
Arriving at Churchview after a long drive on a January day, we found easy access to keys, a wonderfully warm apartment fully equipped with everything we needed. It was clean, comfortable and beautifu… More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2016
We had a lovely stay at Churchview, the owner left a very nice welcome basket including scones and clotted cream.
The apartment was very clean and well maintained, comfortable lounge and beds, kitch… More
Reviewed 1 Aug 2014
A spotless spacious apartment in the centre of delightful topsham. Everything you could need and cheap parking very nearby. So convenient for bus rides in to exeter. Hope to return!… More
“Real family memories” Everything you could dream of' great location, on the beach, wonderful house, all you could want and more from a holiday home and to top it all weather amazing, can't wait to go back. Thank you so much The Woodleys
We came here in March, having hoped at the time of booking it would be spring and we'd have a sunny weekend on the beach. In the event, it was still mid-winter with remnants of snow on the South Downs… More
Reviewed 18 Dec 2012
I rented the beach house for the weekend for my partners birthday in July 2011, I'd been there a few years before and it was just as beautiful as I remember. it was a complete surprise to my partner a… More
“Relaxing and peaceful stay in perfect beach house”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2016
We had a throughly enjoyable stay at Moonshine, which has everything you could want and more, the owner really has thought of everything. It was spotlessly clean and smelled wonderful and fresh when w… More
“Great flat, excellent location” We had a great time at pinewood with our 2 sons, 2 and 6 months old and our dog. Flat is well equipped if a little dated but has everything you need. Rooms are big and there is plenty of space for the kids to set up the
“Great holiday apartment with lovely views and only 10 mins walk from the beach.”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
My wife and I stayed here for the first 2 weeks of April 2012, with our two young children (3 and 8 years old). We love this area and this was the ninth year we have come back.
Pinewood is lovely, … More
Thank you for your kind comments
“lovely big apartment, family attractions all close by”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
Stayed here during the summer with our 21 month old daughter. It was very safe inside for her to run around as everything on one floor. All the rooms were a good size, just a bit old fashioned. Our da… More
Our newly renovated, spacious 70sqm apartment including private courtyard, is located within 300 metres walk to the beach and 450metres to the Lake, where there is a 8km path around to cycle or walk, stand up paddle boarding or kayaking on the lake is popular there are …see more
“A lovely birthday getaway.” The retreat was a lovely get away which was relaxing and quiet. We were met by stuart and taken on a tour of the place, the swimming pool and table tennis kept us busy during the day and there were enough options to chose f
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
“Lovely house with stunning views” I stayed at Casa Alegria for 7 days in early September. It's a traditional house in a village, situated at the top of the village with an incredibly easy and straightforward drive up to the house (often in small whit
Had a fantastic time staying in Casarabonela! The house was perfect and gave us the opportunity to either stay in or quickly walk down into the village. Also, being in such close proximity to the mu… More
Thank-you very much for your honest and informative review !
“worth every penny - an excellent villa”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
Just spent two weeks with my wife and two daughters aged 9 and 15. The villa is very comfortable, well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and pillows, everything you need including bbq and beach thin… More
I'm glad you all had such a good time at the house. We love the village and try to get out there as often as we can. Thanks for such a good review. Did you manage to go horse riding in the end?
“Boys Weekend walking and Drinking”
Reviewed 24 May 2011
The accomodation is first class which is like a a home from home. The view from the property across the village with the mountains in the background are beautiful. The village itself contains many s… More
Thank-you for taking the time to give us your experience of our Casita.. Casarabonela is definitely a very friendly village and even with limited Spanish language skills anyone can enjoy the relaxed village life !
The cottage sits on an elevated site with views for many miles over the surrounding countryside The site is quiet and peaceful with lovely bird sounds from the garden.A holiday in the cottage can be totally relaxing with walks through the local forest or along the canal …see more
“Hidden treasure in the heart of Brecon Beacons” We stayed 3 nights in the beautiful cottage and left with a lots of lovely memories. We were welcomed with complimentary welsh cakes and bottle of white wine. Cottage was spotless and located in a lovely
“Wonderful beach house and surroundings” We had an amazing stay at the Praia da Rocha house during our 5 days there. Not only is the house beautiful with lots of space, light and air, it has a ridiculously spectacular view of the ocean. The bedrooms
we had a great time there.
Lots of beach, sun and sand
Warm sea, great sun sets, good swimming and snorkling.… More
“A beautiful family home in a little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2011
The house is tastefully, yet simply furnished. A gorgeous open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room looks out over the sea with nothing but an incredible private vista. The wooden floors and flowing white… More
“The best beach accommadation I have ever experienced”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2011
I went up to Tofo with 4 mates for a few weeks. The house is amazing, with plenty of space for privacy even when at its' capacity of 8 people. The beach in itself is flawless, kilometers long and all … More
“The greatest holiday let we've ever been in!” We had a fantastic honeymoon in Samhach! The house was very clean and literally everything was provided, even a bottle of wine in the fridge! The view from the house and the surrounding countryside are ast
“Wood burning stove, fresh eggs and picturesque scenery”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
As part of a week long tour of the north of Britain, Samhach was easily the highlight of our trip. The cottage surpassed all expectations offering a modern well equipped and clean environment in a tra… More
“Samhach; the perfect holiday retreat.”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2013
Nestled in an idyllic and tranquil setting, Samhach offers all the comforts of home with the welcome addition of two extraordinarily friendly owners. Your every need is catered for; Sky+ TV, broadband… More
“The perfect place to get away from it all.”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2013
Samhach is cosy but modern, its very well equipped and ideal for a couple. Its perfectly located to explore the Highlands and the house itself is surrounded by stunning woodland. The owners were very … More
Thank you so much for your kind comments, we very much look forward to seeing you here again at Samhach
Rosalyn and Graham Fraser
“Fabulous holiday cottage with all mod cons” A beautiful holiday cottage with everything we required for the perfect holiday. The owners provided excellent customer service and care throughout the whole process. We will definitely stay here again. One