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.
“Fab fortnight in a lovely part of France” We stayed at La Grande Salle Verte in August 2013 as a party of three including our 14 year old daughter. We had a lovely relaxing holiday and Angela, John and Selina were wonderful hosts. The gite is excell
“Fantastic Place” Thank you to Madeleine and Fred for your warm welcome and spending time showing us and our kids around your farm. The barn conversion was comfortable and clean and a great space for our family. The local area has alot of days out. We
Having returned for the 2nd time we were not disappointed by our visit. Once again Madeleine and Fred were on hand to ensure our stay went as smooth as possible. They seem to have the perfect knack … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review - we thoroughly enjoyed your company and would love to see you again next year for your 3rd visit. We know how lucky we are to have our own little piece of heaven here and love sharing it with people such as yourselves - it makes all our hard work so worthwhile. Thanks so much once again.
“Fantastic Farm Getaway!”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2012
We stayed at The Games Barn withour Parents and our 2 and 6 year old. The Barn had every comfort you needed, I cant actually believe I packed things for the children to be occupied with as this Barn … More
Thanks so much for this great review. We always try to ensure that our guests can appreciate all aspects of the farm if they wish to, and in your case we clearly succeeded! We are greatly looking forward to seeing you again at Easter.
“Great location, Spacious accommodation - Suits families [--]; large groups”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
We have just returned from a great week at the Games Barn. We had 6 children ranging from 2yrs to 13yrs. They all enjoyed feeding the animals, collecting eggs & running free in adjacent fields. The … More
Thanks for this review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and we would love to see you here again in the future.
“Absolutely grand!” We'd such a great time at sheehys farmhouse even if the weather wasn't great stuff. But the house is cosy, large, comfortable and the playroom for children (we had our four grandchildren there) was a never ending adventure.
“Best Gite in last 10 years” Excellent property with great grounds and pool situated close to Duras. Ideal for our group of four adults and two teenagers. All the bedrooms are a good size with plenty of storage space. The main living areas are light an
“Quiet location, vineyards and sunflower fields, modern comforts.”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2015
Three of us spent a week at Columbine. The cottage was faultless with every comfort including a swimming pool. Wine Cave, Artisan bread maker within a short distance. We had a very relaxing time in an… More
“Everything we could have wished for.”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2013
Wanted to keep it to ourselves, but that would be selfish. Owner very efficient and friendly re. doing the booking. Happy to answer silly questions.
The gite is very clean and well managed by Chr… More
“Perfect family accommodation!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed 22 May 2013
Our holiday to France was our first family holiday with our 4 year old boy and 2 year old girl. It was certainly one to remember and the children had an amazing time not least because of the pool. It … More
“Fantastic wildlife without moving from the house” We had an excellent time at this property. Pool, tennis and cycling kept us all fit and teenagers entertained. Watching butterflies, birds, insects and other creatures made every day a fantastic wildl
“A wonderful comfortable stylish roomy quiet ski apartment” We have just returned from an amazing week at Drake's Drum. We we extremely pleasantly surprised to find it far roomier than expected. It was wonderfully quiet yet a very short distance to the
“Excellent location, wonderful accommodation and terrific skiing”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2014
We had a fantastic time with ample space for the eight of us. The ski lifts were close by and we had wonderful snow cover. Our little boys went to ski school and achieved amazing results. I went dual-… More
“Drake's Drum - the perfect getaway.”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2011
We travelled with our wheelchair dependant son, and Drake's Drum catered for his needs perfectly, without compromising the comfort of the rest of the party. The apartment is spacious and well laid out… More
“A nice place to have a perfect skiing week”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2011
the appartment is very nice and well equiped; you have a beautiful room on the top floor.
A wonderful view on the mountains and you have just to walk to reach the gondola and the alpine ski runs.
“The children thought they were in Paradise!” With 4 lively grandsons, their parents and my disabled husband to cater for, this luxury villa ticked pretty much all the boxes. The kitchen was spacious and well equipped; there was seating in a variety of
“A Holiday of Luxury” What an amazing house and setting, and wonderfully friendly owners. Nothing was too much trouble. The house was equipped with everything you could possibly want, and more. Little touches around the house made us realise just how m
We chose to stay in Ballyvaughan, having been before, and desperate for a bit of wilderness and fresh air. We could not have found a better place. The McGraths did everything to make us feel very welc… More
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
We had a wonderful stay at this vacation rental. We traveled to Ireland to celebrate my mom's birthday and this accommodation was the perfect fit for us. It was very spacious and allowed us all to hav… More
“Ireland fulfilled our dreams” fantastic air, fantastic sites, views and landscapes, fantastic places on the beach.
We enjoyed fantastic rides along the beach with the Eagle Equestrian Center. Special advices: the Skellig Ring with Skellig Chocolate a
Our host was very welcoming and provided clear instructions for picking the keys up and finding the property - just what you need after a long journey. She even made us a wonderful loaf of home baked … More
Thank you for leaving a review about your stay at Gorteen. We are very pleased to know that you had an enjoyable time there and also that you found its location suitable for exploring the activities of the area.
Your comments are much appreciated.
Josephine & the O'Neill Family.
Reviewed 25 Nov 2014
Our stay was amazing. The house was truly great with everything we could possibly need. The views were breathtaking and it was without doubt one of the best holidays we have ever had. The house was se… More
A great review of your stay at Gorteen, we are really pleased that you considered it one of the best holidays you have ever had,Thank You.Your endorsement of the suitability of the house for a wheelchair user is most appreciated. I welcome and have noted your comment on the shower seat. We look forward to meeting you soon again.
Josephine & the O'Neill Family.
“Large cottage with beautiful views”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2013
Great cottage for a quiet and relaxed holiday. The views are fabulous and the picnic table is a great extra. Property has large bedrooms. The walks in the area are excellent.… More
Your review of Gorteen is really appreciated,thank you. We are pleased that you found it had much to offer that made your holiday a relaxing and enjoyable experience. As we know this was not your first visit,we look forward very much to meeting you again.
Josephine and the O'Neill Family
“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 rural location, comfy well equipped cottage.” This was our second stay at Swallows Nest which kind of says it all. Everything we were looking for, peaceful, comfy and well equipped. The cottage has a very homely feel. The owners were friendly
Another great stay - as a permanent wheelchair user it is often difficult to find suitable accommodation - Swallows Nest hits the spot and has everything I need for a comfortable stay. Nothing is too … More
Thanks so much for your lovely review. We try very hard to ensure that all guests including those with a disability have a super holiday here on the farm. We are very much looking forward to seeing you again very soon. Thanks again. Alison
“Wonderful location, super-friendly hosts and an authentic apartment with very good facilities” Can Cruanyes could not be better situated. It is within walking distance of the national park, which is blissfully quiet with only the sound of eagles and t
Very good accommodation, beautiful old house, equipped with everything needed for kids and adults. Useful info on the area, friendly owners. Picturesque location with walks near the property. Remote s… More
Thanks for the review and see you again hopefully.
An excellent cottage, modern, spotlessly clean,and a lovely family keen to try out their English.The french windows in the main bedroom had views over the French countryside . We didnt see the deer th… More
John thank you very much for your nice message.
We had a great time and a good laugh with you.
It was very nice to have you here.
It's a pleasure to see you again.
We kiss you.
“Excellent facilities and quiet out of season” My husband, student daughter, and I stayed at La Baie in September 2012. We appreciated the wide range of facilities on site including the pool and excellent DVD library. The beds were comfy, the showers g
This was our second holiday at la Baie, the first time with family and this year with friends. We originally chose the gite to accommodate my father who is disabled but enjoyed it so much that when w… More
“Peace and tranquility - perfect.”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2012
We stayed for a week in July 2012 (2 adults plus 2 children). The setting is rural France at it's best, being wonderfully quiet and tranquil. The Gite, 'La Baie' is spacious and offered all the accomm… More
“Peaceful and relaxing, while everything on hand to entertain the children”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2012
My husband and I and our two children (aged 4 and 21 months), together with my sister and her family with children of similar ages had a fantastic holiday here back in June. Paul and Charlotte have m… More
“Fantastic! Wheelchair accessible holiday home in perfect settings.” I cannot recommend this holiday "home from home" highly enough! Being a wheelchair user, access is always a big consideration when booking any accommodation. The friendly and informat