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.
Waters Edge is an attractive modern townhouse set right at the rivers edge in the center of historic Tonbridge with wonderful river views you can enjoy relaxing by the open french windows of the first floor lounge or snuggled up on the comfortable sofas by the real flam …see more
We had so much trouble with our previous bookings with other accommodation, the owners were absolutely amazing at waters edge. So understanding, accommodating and helpful.
Such a well located proper… More
“Wonderful home away from home!”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2013
Waters Edge was a wonderful home away from home for my family of 4 for 10 days. It is very spacious and beautifully furnished. The kitchen is very well stocked for anyone wanting to cook their meals o… More
Cobble House is situated in the centre of Padstow yards from the picturesque harbour and surrounded by the bustling shops and restaurants of this lovely seaside town. It is ideally located for a relaxed memorable holiday.Cobble House dates back to the 19th century. The …see more
Nice house, central for everything. Next door to rojanno's(which is is over-rated) and which can be a little noisy if you want an early night(not rowdy, just raised voices and chairs moving), but did … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Ancient Heights is beautifully presented holiday cottage in the heart of Broadstairs with parking for 1 car. Ancient Heights is less than a five minute walk from the wonderful sandy beaches, high street and numerous bars and restaurants. To quote Charles Dickens "T …see more
A spacious, architecturally designed apartment situated in the heart of this charming historic mediterranean fishing village . Quintessential french balconies overlook the quaint street below. Only a few paces from the Mediterranean seafront that offers gorgeous views …see more
Very good situation near the beach and chateaux.
Comfortable apartment and helpful landlady,
Collioure has markets on Sunday & Wednesday and food shops within walking distance.
We enjoyed concerts … More
“First class modern comforts in heart of historic town”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2013
Having already been to Collioure before, we were fully aware of the wonderful atmosphere this beautiful historic town provides. There is so much to see and do in this area. Our stay in this beautiful … More
“Stunning Apartment right in the centre of the town”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
We had a wonderful stay in Collioure. The apartment is perfectly situated so that you can go explore this cute fishing village, go to the beach, and walk in the surrounding hills without getting in yo… More
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Nearest beach 5 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Perfect Romantic Getaway for Couples in North Norfolk with Piano, Parking and Pub 3 mins walk! Lovingly restored to the highest standard, this delightful, quiet and secluded cosy one bedroom traditional brick and flint cottage, probably dates back to the early 1800s. I …see more
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 … More
Reviewed 10 May 2013
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
Set in this magical winter wonderland Lappish village. Our log cabin comes complete with all mod-cons, including private sauna and log fire. It is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of the National Park, but near enough for you to walk to all the attr …see more
Excellent service from start to finish. This is our second time back here to this truly magical place. The village is lovely and quiet but has everything you need within walking distance. The superma… More
“Excellent stay, great location”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Lovely clean log cabin with all the comforts of home. Short walk to ski bus, supermarket and the many restaurants, but also far enough away to give the feeling of being in your own little world. Just… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2014
We visited Akaslompolo and stayed in the Dasher cabin in December 2013. It really was a fantastic holiday and was so much more than we had expected.
Jane was so helpful in helping us organise the h… More
Nearest beach 85 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
This is the perfect place to stay if you love the old Provençal villages, fresh produce markets and L'Isle sur la Sorgue's famous antique shops. L'isle sur la Sorgue is situated within easy reach of all the major attractions this wonderful region has to offer. Locally …see more
“FABULOUS APARTMENT, LOCATION, AND LANDLORDS..........”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2012
I stayed in the apartment for 3 weeks and wish it could have been longer. A friend joined me after the first week. You can not beat the location of this absolutely beautiful apartment in this wonder… More
“Comfortable, stylish and highly recommended”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2012
Le Chat Botte in L'Isle sur la Sorgue was recommended to us by Australian friends to have stayed there. What a delightful holiday apartment - it's very light and airy; right next to cafes and the rive… More
“Great Town, Great Location & Great Owners”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2011
L'Isle Sur la Sorgue is a very pretty and lively town. The apartment itself was clean, newly-renovated and in a great location along one of the main streets in town. Niels and Eva were very accommodat… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Callander
2 4 7 nights min stay
7 nights min stay
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Bousd holiday cottage is a newly built, contemporary, detached house with 2 bedrooms. Situated just on the edge of Callander, overlooking private grounds and neighbouring farmland, you can enjoy tranquility of the countryside and stunning views of Ben Ledi.
Or take a 10 …see more
Clean and well equipped cottage with a lovely view of Ben Ledi. The friendly owners Joanne and George live in a separate cottage across the drive. The gas central heating was nice and warm. There is g… More
“A wonderful, well equipped, comfortable holiday cottage. Ideal for us.”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2014
We have stayed in several different holiday cottages and we have never stayed anywhere as well equipped as Bousd. The best place we've ever stayed. Joanne and George have put a huge amount of effort i… More
“Family friendly holiday”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2014
Bousd is a modern, immaculate holiday let. Lots of lovely touches left by the owners: local beer, fresh eggs (from their own hens), board games/toys/DVDs. An additional attraction for our children was… More
Thank you to all our guests who have taken the time to review Bousd holiday cottage. As we only opened earlier this year and are new to this it is particularly important to learn from your comments and we are thrilled that you had a lovely holiday and would recommend us to others.
Thank you all again.
George and Joanne
Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Ferienwohnung Meiringen offers an accommodation unit with mountain views, free WiFi and a terrace in the centre of town and 300 metres from the Meiringen Hasliberg Ski Lift.The apartment features a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, a dining table, a living room wi …see more
The Inchview Apartment is a stunningly beautiful and spacious 2 bedroom (sleeps 5) contemporary conversion of an 18th century school in the popular coastal town of Kinghorn. Recently awarded 5* by VisitScotland, the property has been furnished to a very high standard an …see more
Apartment so comfortable our group were hesitant to go out during our visit to Kinghorn. Owner provided nice touch with her welcome pack, also lots of useful 'tourist' information within apartment for… More
Reviewed 13 Nov 2011
This is one of the best places I have stayed in. Very clean and well equiped and spacious apartment. In easy reach of Edinburgh and beautiful coastal villages..I would stay here again without doubt … More
“Excellent, 5 stars”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
Very spacious, tastefully decorated and nice touches… More
Contemporary and well equipped apartment in Ilfracombe with sea views, private parking and secure patio. Beautifully presented and conveniently located close to Tunnels Beach, the Promenade and harbour. The apartment offers a high standard of accommodation throughout …see more
“Superb, Fantastic, covenient, great place to stay”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2013
We visited in July 2013 when weather was super warm, It was a last minute booking for 3 nights. To start the communication with the owner was top notch, I received an email and a phone call giving al… More
Thank you Rachel for taking the time to do a review. Hope to see you again in the future!
Welcome to Malleny Cottage! This detached bungalow offers 2 bedroom accomodation that can sleep up to 4 adults and 2 children, right in the heart of Carnoustie. Take a short walk to the beach ( 2 minutes ), shops and restaurants .Alternatively use Malleny to chill out a …see more
“Relaxing holiday central location for exploring the region”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2013
The cottage is cosy and includes all the amenities that you could need. The hot tub is excellent after a long day exploring or walking on the beach. The garden is private and a great place to relax.… More
“Relaxing coastal reteat”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2013
We are a couple with 3 teenage daughters and a dog. We booked Malleny Cottage for my 40th birthday as a weekend getaway.
It catered for all our needs, we all loved the hot tub and the weather was per… More
“Fabulous house with lots of extra touches added !”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2012
My wife and I have stayed at malleny Cottage on 3 occasions now and have had a wonderful experience each time. The cottage i sfully equipped and maintained to a very high standard, the hot tub is 'to… More
Villefranche Vista is a two bedroom two bathroom luxury apartment. Enjoying an elevated south-facing location, it provides stunning views of the bay of Villefranche from the full length balcony, lounge and main bedroom. The balcony is exposed to the sun for most of the …see more
Relax with a glass of wine in the sun lounge and watch the sun go down over Cardigan Bay; watch the sheep grazing in the fields and perhaps buzzards and red kites soaring overhead.
This cottage has access to our own large field overlooking Cardigan Bay. There's plenty …see more
This was recommended by a friend and it really is a little gem! Wonderful place with lots to do and see and this little cottage is the perfect place to come "home" to. Spotlessly clean and homely, ge… More
What a lovely review! Thank you very much and come back again soon!
“lovely cosy little cottage with a sunny conservatory”
Reviewed 16 May 2012
We rented all the properties together for a family wedding and our friends stayed in this cottage.
It was very comfortable and well equipped. The double room and the conservatory have wonderful views… More
We're glad you enjoyed making use of the conservatory and its amazing views. Thank you for your comments.
The single bedroom is indeed compact although the bed is a full sized single bed.
“Really nice cottage Y Llaethdy”
Reviewed 10 May 2012
Me, my husband and our dog Oskar would like to highly recommended Y Llaethdy cottage. Wilma and Mike welcome us really nicely and friendly. Y Llaethdy cottage was clean, cosy and well equiped. Mike an… More
Thank you very much for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to welcome you both (and Oskar) to Y Llaethdy. We're so glad you found some dog friendly places to go around Llwyngwril and we look forward to welcoming you back again sometime in the future.
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
This fully equipped, central heated holiday apartment is in the picturesque Peak District village of Litton, near Bakewell and Buxton with views onto beautiful open countryside and within walking distance of Tideswell, famed for it's Cathedral of the Peak.Location: …see more
When you arrive at a location to a spotless warm flat to tea bags fresh milk and chocolate biscuits - you know you are in for a treat. An open planned lounge/kitchen with a bedroom big enough for your… More
Thank you, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry we didn't get the opportunity to meet you - we do aim to give our guests a peaceful, uninterrupted stay but are available in case of problems, of course. We hope to see you in the future!
“Lovely place to relax, recharge & forget the 'stresses', with home comforts & more!”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2013
Super fully equipped apartment, with lovely welcome by friendly helpful owners! Great to be able to take our dog with us, (small enclosed front garden for him to sniff & patrol!) Beautiful rural vie… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again sometime!
Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Peacefully located on the edge of Penzance, Boscrowan provides a secluded haven whilst offering easy access to Penzance's excellent facilities and Far West Cornwall's many attractions. Peace and Plenty, a reversed level barn conversion that sleeps 4, and Ring …see more
Nearest beach 13 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Arranged over three floors built against the massive stonework of a 13th century watch tower, La Tour provides a small sitting room with kitchen facilities and breakfast bar, a double bedroom and a fabulous bathroom with large shower and double sunken bath set at the fo …see more
La Tour is a delight. Beautifully decorated, wonderfully quiet and I would recommend it without hesitation, although because of the windy stairs it would not be good for people with mobility issues. T… More
“Beautiful idyllic romantic French getaway - 100% brilliant highly reccomended”
Reviewed 18 Dec 2012
If you are thinking about booking this property just book it - you will have NO regrets! This beautifully designed and restored French tower was stunning and provided a wonderful space to relax and ex… More
“Very nice accommodation”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
The owner was very helpful and friendly. The stay in the tower was a great experience. It's a quite special accommodation with a touch extravagance.… More
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceLaurel place is a beautifully modern yet cosy cottage in the village of Windermere in the heart of the Lake District. This idyllic base is perfect for couples or families with small children at any time of the year with spectac …see more
A perfect cottage with 4 Star grading. Just right for couples, families and small groups. Lavender Cottage is a newly refurbished cottage in the coastal village of Cley Next the Sea, just four miles from the Georgian town of Holt. It is a classic Norfolk flint cottage …see more
We had previously stayed at the Moss's other cottage (Sea Lavender) in Burham Market and as this was fully booked were delighted to take the option of some time to discover Cley Next the Sea, - its en… More
Very carefully built, in a wider estate of 4000 square meters and 30 meters away from the seaside, our studios are fully equipped with:
Kitchen (private in every studio and one of common use for every three rooms).
The apartment is on the top floor of an attractive block built on Shoreham Beach in 2000. It sits on the south bank of the River Adur which links into Shoreham Harbour. Occasional coastal vessels visit the working quay opposite, and local sailing and other pleasure cr …see more
“spotlessly clean, great location, very accessible to londan and brighton”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2011
We travelled from the south of ireland to the uk in august and had a wonderful holiday from our base at apt. 11 shoreham by sea, waters edge. We had our own parking space. All basics, milk, tea, co… More
“Very enjoyable family holiday”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2011
I have been very impressed with the property and all the equipment available for family holiday. From the moment we walked in we felt welcome as if we simply walked from home to another home of ours b… More
“Staying in, the new going out!”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2011
I have stayed at water's Edge 4 or 5 times over the past year, while studying for my air transport pilots licence. You just cant beat the place!
When you arrive, the reserved parking space is right … More
# If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air, quaint little villages here and there.# (Groove Armada, At the River, 1999. Repeat several times)If you are GAME OF THRONES fans. Check out all the film locations, literally on your doorstep.The Boutique Bothy - 11 The …see more
Fab flat in fab location.
Wonderful peaceful location within great scenery. The views were changing all the time with the changing light.
Everything you need in the flat a short walk to beach, pub… More
Great to hear that you had such a wonderful time. Couldn't agree more with your descriptions of the flat and the surroundings. Many thanks.
Paul and Mary
“Splendid appartment, great views”
Reviewed 19 Mar 2013
A lovelly appartment very well furnished and equiped with spectacular views.
The village has a post office which caters for all the essentials of life and the pub serves an excellent Guiness.
Local … More
Many thanks for taking the time to share your happy experiences of the Boutique Bothy. You have managed to hit the nail on the head of it.
Paul and Mary
“A great apartment in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 11 Mar 2013
This apartment was all that was advertised and more. The view over the bay is beautiful and the scenery in the surrounding area is stunning with many beautiful walks. Bridget was warm and welcoming.… More
Thank you very much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the apartment, the view and the beautiful surrounding countryside and beach etc. Come back soon
Paul and Mary
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
This apartment is on the top (3rd) floor with lift, of a modern low rise building complex situated on Hossegor beach.
It is attractively furnished and equipped to a high standard with AIRCON in the double bedrooms (king beds), Sky TV and WIFI Broadband, airplay speaker …see more
We spent 5 nights in the 3 bedroom apartment in late Sept 2011. We couldn't have asked for a better location - 50 metres from the beach (which we could see from both balconies) and less than 400 metre… More
Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Apartment Central is a well designed, private and spacious apartment right in the centre of Morzine and features an Outdoor Hot Tub plus large Terrace with mountain views. It can sleep up to 6 people in 2 Bedrooms with 2 Bathrooms with a sofa bed in the lounge.
Situate …see more
Highly recommend this apartment and the excellent service from More Mountain. As a family with kids aged 11 and 14 this was ideal - everything on the doorstep and with TV, DVD and Wii games a bonus. M… More
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
Large (70 sq. m) flat in Fontainebleau Historic Town center. Centered around small private yard. This apartment is ideal for a couple. 5 minutes walk from Fontainebleau Castle and gardens. 5 minutes walk from the forest. Just opposite a bakery and 30 seconds walk from m …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.015 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
NEW APARTMENT LISTING: This beautiful two-bedroom apartment has all the popular UK TV Channels, 14-day Catch-Up TV, movies, high speed WiFi Internet and access to a beautiful, peaceful, roof-top terrace with sea views, trees, plants, bamboo decor, sunbeds, patio sofas, …see more
We had a wonderful couple of weeks in Playa San Juan and in this apartment! We'd never been to Playa San Juan before - it's a lovely place and we'll definitely be returning! The apartment was every… More
What a joy it was to meet you both!! And thank you so much for your kind words. See you again soon. Best regards :)
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
With ample accommodation for up to 4 people, there is scope for an additional infant / young child by arrangement. We like our Visitors to feel at home so even pictures and furnishing accents around the house reflect the surrounding forest, providing you with the right …see more
We spent 4 lovely days at Brackenwood, shame about the weather! The cottage is ideally located, for exploring Burley, the whole of the Forest and beyond. Unfortunately it rained most of the time we w… More
Great to hear that you had a lovely time despite the weather! The New Forest has so much to offer that even unfortunate weather doesn’t stop the enjoyment. We like our Visitors to feel at home so I’m pleased you felt Brackenwood had everything you needed for a cosy stay too.
“Comfortable and cozy”
Reviewed 18 Feb 2013
The house was in a lovely village will all the necessary amenities and a couple of very nice pubs. It's within touching distance of some lovely walks and bike rides, and not to mention the horses that… More
Thank you for reviewing Brackenwood and I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. The Aga is lovely and helps to make the house really cosy in Winter - but worry not in the Summer it has different settings, still allowing the supply of plenty of hot water and of course great cooking - but without heating the whole house too.
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
My partner and I had a wonderful time staying at Brackenwood, which is situated in the charming village of Burley and only a minute from its center. The cottage was extremely comfortable, with lots o… More
Thank you for such great comments and I’m really pleased you were able to make good use of the garden for some al fresco dining. Sounds like you put the barbecue to good use!
Nearest beach 35 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
This ancient stone cottage, known as "The Boathouse" and now restored to modern standards with spacious high ceiling living areas, is in the middle of a large private woodland in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, completely traffic-free with access via …see more
The Boathouse is perfectly remote, just what my husband and 2 yr old needed. We may have had some of the wettest weather for months, but the Boathouse was the perfect base to explore Snowdonia. The … More
“Fabulous setting and fantastic house”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
We stayed for 2 weeks and explored the area on foot from the boathouse and by car over the region. The walks from the door are great and varied-to the train station where there is a cafe and a play pa… More
“Peaceful, Secluded, Perfect Cottage Setting!”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2012
The Boathouse is in a very tranquil area and was a perfect location for exploring other areas of Snowdonia. Directions provided were excellent. The Boathouse itself is much larger on the inside than… More
Our cottage is ideally situated in one of the narrow streets in the old part of Appledore, and a few seconds walk from the Quay and local shops. It is a typical fisherman's cottage that has been modernised and now is a cosy and comfortable holiday home. We use it o …see more
Sinbad cottage was ideal for myself,my husband and our two small dogs. The kitchen was well equipped and the living room was cosy, however , there is a steep staircase to the bedrooms . The main bedr… More
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Self-contained stables conversion in the small village of North Marston in rural Buckinghamshire. The cottage has one bedroom with en suite shower room. The living / dining area has two leather sofas, (of which one sofa-bed), 65' TV with surround sound, Sky TV, Netflix, …see more
We had a fantastic time. The cottage was beautiful, really nicely furnished, very cosy and in a lovely setting. Even the recommended pub across the road did really great food and had good live music! … More
Reviewed 15 Aug 2014
Four minds came up with one word to describe our stay (. Brilliant ) experience. Host family very welcoming and helpfull. Will definitely try and come back to
Stay another time… More
“Beautiful quiet country cottage”
Reviewed 24 May 2014
I cannot fault this cottage in any way what so ever ,it was just excellent,everything from the big t.v ,really comfy bed ,and a cracking shower,under floor heating in toilet and kitchen,and the k… More
Thank you very much for your helpful review. It is good to understand what you like about the cottage and the surroundings. Hope to welcome you back one day.
Nearest beach 45 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
** New from January 2016 - Smart TV with free Netflix
Stunningly decorated and designed to a high standard, we think you will find everything you need for a relaxing and very comfortable holiday. If you're staying in, the kitchen contains all the equipment and facilit …see more
Arrived to find a lovely welcoming note from Debbie and Ian with some local cordial, milk and biscuits for us to nibble on as we unpacked. We went to the local fish and chip shop that night as we had … More
We're so lucky to have a great little town so close, and we're glad to hear you had a good break. Thanks so much for sharing your experience!
A pet friendly brick and flint cottage in the heart of Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast. The Gig House is situated just around the corner from the church gates in the center of the village on a very quiet lane. Perfect for summer breaks or winter escapes alike, this cha …see more
New on holiday rental market November 2014
A luxury, self-catering cottage on the shores of the panoramic Montrose Basin. The cottage is at 3 Esk Road, Montrose DD10 9NT.
Fully renovated and extended in 2012, you will enjoy a wonderfully peaceful and enjoyable break a …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Not suitable for children;
“The Iconpainter's Apartments” are in a sleepy quarter of the picturesque village of Koroni. From The Iconpainter's Apartments, everything is within walking distance. The apartments have been sympathetically created from an original Venetian style villa. T …see more
I am sorry that it has taken me so long to wrie a review for our wonderful holiday in August at the Iconpainter apartments. I loved our stay in Koroni and this was a great location, only 10 minutes w… More
“A place to return to”
Reviewed 23 Oct 2014
We have now stayed six times with The iconpainter. And we will certainly return to live in one of the beautiful apartments . What can be described as the architect's dream has now. become even m… More
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
We had an excellent stay at The Iconpainter apartments. They are superbly positioned for both the village and the beach. Everything you need has been expertly provided. The apartments are located in a… More