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.
“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
“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
Fantastic recently refurbished Penthouse apartment right on the seafront of Puerto Pollensa. With fantastic panoramic views over the Pollensa Bay, it's ideal for families looking for an apartment next to the beach yet only 10 minute walking distance from town cente …see more
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
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September."
Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015
Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built …see more
“Wonderfully peaceful break!” A short 3 night break at this wonderful property lived up to all my expectations. A beautiful setting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life with not one, but two beaches just minutes walk away. I was welcomed by
“Very nice property close to the sea and everything else !” Diane & Simon are the nicest people and own this very nice & unusual property in Bexhill.
We chose it for long weekend to Chill out, get some sea air and check out a few of the places and res
“There is absolutely nothing more you could want for in this little gem of a cottage”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
This is probably the cleanest holiday place we have ever stayed in !!
Simon met us and showed us everything we needed to know and was so friendly and helpful and fell over himself backwoods to make … More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, and soooooo pleased you found Paddlers comfortable. Hope to see you again sometime.
“A perfect get away by the sea”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2012
Paddlers is a lovely apartment, very close to the beach, local shops and 5 minutes from the railway station. Diane and Simon make you very welcome. We highly recommend Paddlers and hope to visit aga… More
It would be great to have you visit Paddlers again and thank you for taking the time to write this review.
Diane & Simon
“Home from home”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2016
Paddlers is a very relaxing home from home with everything that you need. Diane and Simon are very friendly and provide a very thoughtful welcome pack. Paddlers is in an excellent location -… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, it was so nice to see you all again. Best wishes Diane and Simon
The Buckleys Country Club has its own distinctive flavour that will exceed your expectations and transform your moments on the island into everlasting memories. Land, water, wind and sun in perfect harmony as nature intended will greet you daily. Indulge yourself and d …see more
“Wonderful Spot” Cottage is as good as it looks in the pictures with great outlook across green fields. It's well equipped and maintained and we would be happy to stay there again. Good location for touring the northern part of Skye
“Incredible cottage with amazing views from every window”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2015
Loved the cottage, we liked how close it was to Portrree yet loved the seclusion/ fact that it was setback on its own outside of town. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed ( really appre… More
“Superb - hope to be back!!”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2014
Wow! What a stunning house - beautifully designed and furnished, and spotlessly clean on arrival. We loved staying here and so did our two girls. Amazing views and a very practical layout made for a… More
“Relax in luxury, peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
The silver birch wood within the grounds of the cottage was great for our 7 and 9 year olds to explore. The surrounding area is beautiful and ideal for running/jogging away from the main road. The cot… More
Private apartment 43 m2 with bathroom, kitchen and bedroom. Near Konstantinovsky Palace, also near the palaces, parks, fountains of Peterhof, Lomonosov.
The apartment is located in a new building, with a fresh renovation and new furniture.
Nearby are shops, sports cente …see more
“Great villa” Beautiful villa in a prime location. The photos do not do it justice.
Spacious and well stocked this villa is ideal for large families or 2 families/ larger parties. It has great outdoor space, plenty of seating, sunbeds and umbrellas an
Just back from Casa Monte in Carvoeiro where I was on holiday with my parents, fiancee, brother and his wife and kids. We had an awesome holiday, helped by the weather but also the location of Casa Mo… More
“Home From Home” We have stayed at Friars a few times now and every time we return it feels like you're coming home. Brian has created a wonderful holiday let with many personal touches which makes you feel like a VIP. From monogrammed robes and towe
If you are looking for a clean, comfortable spacious base to explore Anglesey then this is great, it's big enough to accommodate six adults.
We were blessed with good weather on this stay and made… More
Thanks for your feedback and I look forward to meeting you all again.
“The perfect vacation cottage in every way”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2016
From the moment we arrived I knew we had picked the perfect spot. The welcome we received from our host Brian was such a nice touch he made us very welcome. The cottage had everything you could want h… More
Thanks for your kind comments Joy. Glad you enjoyed Friars and your outings. Welcome back anytime.Brian
“Very well appointed cottage.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Everything thought about and provided for down to the smallest detail. Nice touch with the bottle of wine on arrival, Brian the owner very helpful.… More
“Everything we wanted - and more!” We were met on arrival by Chris & Martin, owners of the gite, & welcomed with a hamper of goodies: food for a quick supper & breakfast next day, a bottle of wine & flowers!
The house was spacious & very well equi
Chris and Martin were extremely helpful and informative without being intrusive. The booklet provided before arrival, told us everything we needed to know about food, places to see and the best direct… More
Many thanks for taking the time to write your very kind review - much appreciated !
We look forward to your return visit next year !
Chris and Martin
“Pure indulgence - France at its best”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2013
Upon arrival at La Vieille Grange, its tranquility and charm completely captured us and we have returned home fully under its spell.
The gite itself is very well equipped and the garden room is a stu… More
“Tranquil,relaxing holiday in excellent accommodation”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
I would recommend this gite to couples looking for a place to recharge their batteries; peaceful, quiet, relaxing. Having sole use of the pool is a big plus. The owners, Chris and Martin, are very hel… More
“Absolutely first class!” Booked a long weekend at Woodpecker Lodge as wanted to treat my wife & daughter to something special and this ticked all the boxes, and we were not disappointed. The lodge is absolutely fantastic, high spec, spotless, spacious
The house is beautifully presented & impeccably clean. The owners were very helpful without being intrusive. The welcome basket was a lovely touch. Beautiful quiet surroundings but close to The Broads… More
Reviewed 7 Apr 2015
My husband and disabled mother stayed at Woodpecker Lodge over this Easter weekend. i was stunned at the excellent accommodation with everything of the highest quality and standards. The disabled down… More
“Spacious, immaculate, comfortable and friendly!”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2016
My daughter and I spent a pleasant two days at the lodge . The beds were comfortable and the house was warm and beautifully clean. The sun in the lounge on Sunday morning was a bonus after a wet Satur… 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
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v
“A great place to stay in snowdonia at a reasonable price!” My partner and I really enjoyed our stay. The cottage itself has its own unique character, is well kept and clean, as where the utilities and . The owners Ian & Sheena couldn't of been more he
“Warm cosy cottage, great location, great value for money.”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2013
Had a great week here with 2 young children last Autumn. Fantastic location and setting, and so much to do locally. We didnt use the car for 4 days! Warm, cosy cottage - lovely wood burner in the loun… More
“Lovely, peaceful and cosy cottage with beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2012
A beautiful period Welsh cottage with gorgeous gardens. Perfect for families with dogs, it is owned by the nicest and most obliging couple, Sheena and Ian, who know the area very well and suggested so… More
“Fantastic setting, people and location”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Stayed last week in August 2012 as last minute booking, mix of weather but location brilliant for beach and mountains etc.
Shame we could not make the most out of the gardens due to the weather.
“Fantastic family hideaway in a great location” Fantastic house. Loads of room for the 8 of us inside and outside. We loved the early morning rabbit visits and the nesting swifts, as well as the fire pit area, which had incredible views. The beds were
“Fantastic house, we have already booked again for next year.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Wonderful, comfortable, child friendly house. We had six adults and two children under four in our party, the house was well equipped with plenty of space. Wonderful garden with spectacular views. … More
“Comfortable accommodation in a good location for discovering the southern Yorkshire Dales and surroundings” Gemma was a friendly, helpful host, dealing promptly with any queries both before and during our stay.
The property which is next to the own
We rented the cottage as we were exhibiting at an event in Skipton and wanted somewhere relatively local to stay.
This ticked all the boxes - within 10 minutes drive of Skipton, plenty of room for… More
“Excellent accomodation and helpfull hostess”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2013
Our host Gemma was most helpfull, nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was comfortable,well equiped and spotlessly clean, and the views wonderfull. The village shop a short walk down the road was… More
“A place with every comfort seen to, spotless, spacious and perfect location.”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2013
Every contact with Gemma was friendly. The place was set up in a thoughtful way with more facilities and luxuries than we had experienced elsewhere as we travelled around UK and at a very reasonable … More
Thank you for your kind comments. A washing line and pegs are now available. The washing line is a retractable one so as not to spoil the view from the lounge when not in use! Please just be aware that we do not have a washing machine in the Cottage so the line is available for those wishing to wash garments by hand. There are also laundrettes nearby should you require them.
“Excellent minimoon stay” Stayed at Arwelfa for 4 nights in November. The place is amazing. It's very new and lovely decorated. It's clean and cosy. The owners have thought of everything for a good stay. There are books DVDs binoculars radios and tv's.
Just returned from a lovely weekend at this fabulous cottage. We didn't want to leave !! Everything has been thought of. The cottage was spotless and had lovely extras which were much appreciated (mil… More
“A perfect coastal weekend!”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2016
We couldn't have asked for a lovelier place to stay: the facilities are super, it's cosy, the location is great (there are some lovely pubs nearby, serving great food, and beautiful walks recommended … More
Reviewed 16 Oct 2016
I booked "Arwelfa" for a short break for my wife and her friends. They had a lovely time and loved the accommodation. They said the place was spotless and the views amazing, thank you Angela for all… More
“Fantastic house” Clarahawn House is amazing. A wonderful property in a great location. If you're thinking of going to this part of Ireland then this is the perfect base. The photos don't lie, this is a house that you will love, near to a lovely little
It's a beautiful house, yet easy to be in, even with young children. All three generations in our family (aged from 4 to 81) loved it - the grown-ups for the comfort and spectacular landscape and the… More
“Prepare to fall in love with Clarahawn...”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2014
My children (aged 10 & 8 yrs) and I just had a truly wonderful time in 'Clarahawn House'!! We have stayed in many places but Clarahawn is, without a doubt, by far the loveliest house in which we have … More
Reviewed 20 Apr 2014
We went to Clarahawn House looking for some peace and tranquility and we weren't disappointed! The setting is breath taking and the surrounding area very picturesque. Lazy mornings on the terrace, lo… More
“Fantastic place - extraordinary country” I highly recommend this house to everyone who wants to visit south of Iceland.
Location in Fludir is very convinient - it is very central to major attractions in the south of Iceland (within circle of 2h drive
“Just Amazing! It made the perfect start to 2013!”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2013
We arrived on New Years Day and stayed 3 nights, thank you so much to Inga and Maggnus for being so flexible with arrival times!
This property is just amazing, comfortable and yet all the gadgets of… More
Reviewed 16 Sep 2012
This is a very attractive house in a great location. It's quiet, but on the edge of a village w/ supermarket, petrol station, farm stand etc. It's close to many of Iceland's most famous sights (and ma… More
“lovely” Was a very nice cosy little cottage.
However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past.
She didn't bark for long. as we stopped them..
So if you have a dog th
“A great house in a very central location” A lovely 2 bedroom house in a central location within walking distance of the beech, shops, sights etc. A modern light and well fitted out property with wet rooms and a raised sitting room with access out to a
“Stunning location and property in a very special town.”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
Just returned from a wonderful stay in this Cottage located in the heart of St. Andrews. Sheila is a marvellous hostess and even offered to keep my luggage until the property was ready for me as I wa… More
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
This is a really lovely property in an excellent location. It is situated within walking distance of the town centre, yet sitting in the garden on a summer's evening we could have been miles from any… More
“Home from Home Accomodation; just perfect!”
Reviewed 21 May 2013
Great location being so close to the local amenities and the golf courses.
The property was spotlessly clean, superbly equipped with everything anyone could need for a comfortable, relaxing stay. We … More
Ideal for walkers, cyclists, and sightseers, Kinder Path Cottage in the Peak District is recently refurbished and fully equipped. it has a lovely sunny aspect with beautiful views over Hayfield village and is a few yards from a popular track leading up to Kinder Scout. …see more
No 8 The Square forms part of the most photographed scene in the picturesque village of Upper Slaughter. The charm of this beautiful cottage will ensure a memorable stay for all ages.<br />Located only 5-10 minutes drive from the very popular towns of Bourton-on-t …see more
“Absolutely perfect, peaceful, relaxing and great location.” This is the second time we have stayed in this villa and would do so again.
Its location is perfect, 50m from the restaurants and the beautiful sea front of the fishing village La Calleta.
“Lovely villa, excellent location, very peaceful but close to local amenities”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
Villa located very close to local restaurants, but also convenient for local shops. Nearby beach mainly pebbles/shingle, but great for snorkelling. Only 15-20 minutes drive to Playa Las Americas, gr… More
“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
“exellent apartments very trendy and in lovely location” the apartment was very trendy and smart and all the amenites very good .
enjoyed staying in the apartment the loaction was great and nice and quiet. very enjoyable
Excellent accommodation. Clean, comfortable and everything that we could possibly need all provided. Location perfect for us to attend a wedding and reception nearby, and it was good to have a base f… More
Thank you for your positive comments about Princes Apartment and I apologise for the confusion with the parking! I have now amended the directions regarding parking facilities to avoid any future confusion. Sorry I didn't get chance to meet you but glad all your plans went well.
“Well set up appartment with all mod cons, close to the promenade”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2013
We stayed at this property at the height of the heat wave. Whilst the upstairs bedroom (probably unusually) was quite hot, the rest of the flat was very pleasant. Whilst the balcony area did not hav… More
Reviewed 6 Jul 2015
What a wonderful apartment, very clean and comfortable, it was a real home from home. We would definitely stay again.… More
Thank you for your positive comments, and also for leaving the lovely thank you card. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
Traditional Thatched Cottage. Private gardens. Loads of character and original features. Excellent touring base. Easy access to Dublin, Cork and Shannon (Limerick) airports.<br />Central location making it an Excellent Touring Base. …see more
“Fantastic log cabin wanted for nothing!” We loved this chalet it was perfect for my husband and I yet room for our extended family the next time. The owner could not have been more pleasant in his correspondence with me and very professional yet fri
We loved the lodge, it was perfect, home from home. So relaxing and in a beautiful spot with decking overlooking the river. The lodge itself had everything you wanted and was very clean. Will definite… More
“Peaceful haven has all you need” Stayed 20-27 July 2013. I would recommend 8 Carpenters to any couple looking for a quiet getaway and who want to access what North Norfolk has to offer.
Holt is a beautiful Georgian town and offers fantastic hospital
What a wonderful cosy little cottage. We booked this cottage the evening before arrival for five nights in May and Anne was most helpful at such short notice. The cottage is beautiful and immaculately… More
“5 Star and 5 C's.”
Reviewed 1 May 2013
5 C's? Clean, comfortable, cosy, convenient and classy. Responsive and conscientious owner. Central location in gourmet and shoppers heaven, town of Holt. Walk to restaurants and shops. Perfect.… More
“Great place to get away from it all”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2013
Had a lovely time in no.8 carpenters cottages! It is a lovely and cosy cottage in great condition. The piano was excellent, and tuned prior to my arrival so sounded fab. Very good location, feels qui… More
“Charming cottage” Me and my family booked this cottage for Christmas and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is just beautiful and very well equipped with plenty of room for us all, including 3 children and 3 dogs!! The cottage was tastefu
“Palatial luxury and comfort within a truly magnificent setting!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2014
Rose Farm - Rosgill (not Watermillock) Cumbria is an absolute gem of a property that cannot fail to impressI
From our initial enquiry to completion of our holiday all correspondence has been both pro… More
What a lovely review, definitely 1 of my favourites, thank you.
It’s so true what you say about the night sky and Rose Farm is also 1 of the few places in England where you have a better chance of seeing the Northern Lights due to the location and lack of light pollution in the skies above.
We’re delighted you enjoyed the house and area so much and look forward to being able to welcome you back soon.
“Fantastic location, fantastic cottage!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2014
Nice quiet location and great for walks right on the doorstep. Wonderful quirky cottage, very spacious,nicely furbished with fantastic views.… More
Thanks Andy for taking the time to write another review of 1 of our properties.
We look forward to welcoming you back in September.
Reviewed 8 May 2014
Rose Farm is probably the best rental property we've been to. Beautifully furnished, every facility you could want and a lovely location. Bedrooms are large, the kitchen with Aga is great and the liv… More
Thanks Fergus. I'm really pleased you all enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back next year-or sooner if we can kept you!
“Wonderful accomodation” Our extended family had a wonderful week at Rosehaven, which is by far the best rental property we have stayed in for many years. It is superbly equipped for all your needs and is ideally situated just a stroll down the hill an
“Many thoughtful touches in this delightful house.”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2016
We had a reunion of our old school friend gang (from 1970s!) and this spacious and comfortable house with its classy decor provided a perfect venue. It was well-equipped,warm and with many thoughtful … More
Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your time at Rosehaven. I was so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities the house provides.
I do hope that we can welcome you back to Sheringham again in the not too distant future.
“Charming cottage” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay (3 nights) at the Gate House. We were 2 couples and it was the perfect size for us. Everything has been recently updated and done with extreme taste.
The views from the cottage are amazing, and very
This cottage is a gem - we arrived in the evening and Esther had some lights on as well as the heating - such a treat to be welcomed so warmly. Esther called in the next day to make sure everything wa… More
Thank you Bev.
I am glad you had a great time. Please come again!
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!).
When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act
Beautiful property inside and out. The standard of decor, the attention to detail and the small touches made for a very pleasant weekend break away.
You can open up the glass doors in the upstairs be… More
“Another fab stay and it didn't disappoint!”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2016
We were thrilled to return to Bienvenue and it was exhilarating to see the waves crashing against the White Cliffs and the ever present ferries off to France and back again. Everything was lovely and … More
“Beautiful accommodation in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2016
Absolutely perfection! We enjoyed our week in Bienvenue, amazing views that you just can't stop looking out at! Lots of treats inside including pure cotton linen, large soft towels, Molton Brown toile… More
Family friendly, ski in ski out property,Panoramic views from apartment.Great condition built in 2008Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Fitness room and steam roomFREE Underground car parkFREE WI FIFREE shuttle bus in eveningsEasy drive from GenevaSecure ski locker<br />On o …see more
“Perfect spot with amazing views” I have already recommended this place to several friends, it is such a perfect place to stay. The views from the house are stunning and the large window area with plenty of seating and long, light evenings meant it was
beautiful and cosy cottage, at a fantastic and breathtaking location, close to the bridge. Fully equipped, very comfy, piano was a bonus. having 3 bathrooms was great too, so there was no rush in the … More
“A diamond of a place”
Reviewed 10 May 2014
The reaction from my kids within a few minutes of arriving after a long wet and windy drive to find Ashaig House looking out onto a beautiful scorched red evening sky and seascape best sums up my feed… More
Reviewed 27 Apr 2014
Ashaig House is a perfect place (base camp) for those visiting Isle of Skye. It's well located, with all facilities and a AMAZING landscape view. By the way, the house is really new. I recommend this … More