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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.
“Comfortable home, Lovely Views, Beautiful Area” I had a beautiful stay with my girlfriend, the local beach, restaurants and villages were exactly what we wanted for our romantic weekend getaway. I would definitely go back and I would definitely stay i
Recently refurbished, this house was in good condition with nearly everything a small family could need. Less than 10 minutes walk from Porthtowan beach (down a steep path - which is quite rough in pl… More
“Wow what a view!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
This house has the best view looking out over the Porthtowan beach. The house is fully equiped and is just like home from home. The kitchen has everything you need and the beds are super comfy! A t… More
A really lovely cottage and a lovely owner too. Helen met us and lead us to the cottage, through the Park. A fabulous location with the park literally on your doorstep. She was very welcoming and help… More
Thankyou for all your kind words and hope you will be able to return...we understand that travelling with 3 youngsters can be difficult but children are always welcome - and provide me with a good excuse for baking extra treats!
“Beautiful, pristine cottage in a wonderful location with everything we could want”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2015
The cottage was tucked away, just off the big park in the centre, perfectly located for the town. It had plenty of room for young and older children and we were able to accommodate an extra guest at v… More
Knowing how difficult it can be to accommodate extended family, it is always our aim to make things as comfortable and easy as possible for all ages within each party....from toddler beds to tea and cake - if it is what is needed, we will do our best!! We look forward to welcoming you back!
“Perfect in every way!”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2015
We had a first class experience from first contact with the owner through the stay at Seal Cottage to our leaving at the end of our stay.
The cottage has a lovely location, in reach of all the amenit… More
We were really delighted that you chose Seal Cottage to stay in and so glad that everything went well for you - with all the preparations for a Wedding going on, you need to know that your accommodation is a comfortable place to "come home to" and relax and it is nice for us to think that for those few precious days before the Event you could make Seal Cottage your home!
“Beautiful setting, top quality accommodation” Stayed at the lodge for a half term break with my sisters, niece and her two young children. The accommodation is of a very high quality, comfortable, clean and has everything you would need for your stay.
“Lovely quiet weekend in outstanding surroundings”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2014
Wife decided we were going away for our pearl wedding anniversary me being a miserable old so and so I was not too exited. We arrived to find a very clean well furnished appartment, lovely soft beds, … More
“Lovely apartment in a good location”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2015
Lovely location for a short break. The apartment lived up to expectations - it was clean, comfortable and was even better than it looked in photos on website. Overall, a very relaxing few days.… More
“Everything you need for a perfect break”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2014
Situated overlooking the Estuary the apartment provides a marvellous panoramic view of Barmouth. and the surrounding mountains.
The accommodation is extremely well appointed and modern with every… More
“Fabulous apartment - well equipped, very comfortable and stunning views” Lovely apartment - just what we were looking for. Apartment was well looked after and Nicky was very helpful and efficient at sorting out any minor issues. The apartment was ver
“A cosy and warm welcome from a well appointed riverside lodge.” This lovely lodge is located on the quiet and beautiful river Avon. Stratford is wonderful with so many things to see and do, places to eat and within easy reach of Warwick Castle and the
Came for a relaxing stay and that's what I got. So nice and clean and tidy very well maintained everything you could ask for. We went out for our meals but wanted to come back and just sit and watch t… More
Thank you so much easier for your review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
Five stars all round. The location, Cleanliness and comfort of this lodge is just faultless. The Swans, Geese & Ducks are an added bonus. Everybody that walks by are just so friendly which is nice to … More
Thank you Debbie for the review, look forward to seeing you next year.
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
A wonderful place to stay. Very comfortable and maintained to a high standard. Loved the river taxi into Stratford. Great base for exploring Stratford and the surrounding area.… More
Thank you so much for your review, and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
“Mr” Really nice and well equipped house. Clean and tidy. Close to the town centre where there are some lovely shops, pubs and restaurants. Really convenient location. Would definitely recommend a stay here and would love to return sometime
Lavender Cottage had all the facilities required to ensure a comfortable stay. The cottage was clean and all the arrangements in place worked without a hitch. It was cosy and warm which was essentia… More
“Beautiful acommodation in a glorious town”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Beautiful house soooo clean and close to the town centre the owner of the property is lovely and the tea coffe milk and sugar awaiting us ( not to mention the great bottle of wine) was a very welcome… More
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
We were looking for a last-minute break and found this self-catering unit in Ludlow. We chose it because it was central to all the action but came with parking, which can be difficult in Ludlow's tiny… More
“Wonderful!” This is such a lovely house to stay in. The garden is enclosed in the old castle keep, the pool is clean and big, there is table tennis, a hobbit house, badminton, hot tub - all in your back garden and over looked by the castle ruins that
Our stay at the Chateau was truly memorable. The house was immaculately clean and well maintained. The house and gardens are very spacious so there was plenty of room for the 7 persons staying. Th… More
Cotswold Cottage Private Parking central location Chipping Campden. Fully equipped kitchen with Microwave, Oven, Gas Hob, Dishwasher, Washing Machine/Dryer and fridge
Private garden with seated area. Large bed and modern ensuite facilities walking distance of pubs and …see more
New for 2016 - 4 star and Gold Award from Visit England.
A beautiful Cotswold stone cottage in the heart of Broadway Village. Bumblebee Cottage has been furnished to the highest standard with a contemporary yet cosy feel throughout and lovely private garden. A perfect …see more
“Great location” Good location and great views of the sea. Sheringham little theatre well worth a visit. Didnt find any good restautaurants so gave up and went tp sainsburys. Cromer very good and beaches to the west vast. Great birdwatching area. Blick
“Comfort with a unbeliveable view!” Very comfortable with a fantastic view! This is a wonderful location for touring in Ulster. Portstewart has great food, drink, and shopping. This is a very well laid out apartment with everything you need. Our ho
“Excellent” We had a brilliant holiday. Ivanhoe is so lovely that we were trying to work out dates for our next visit before we left....
We were warm and cosy when at Ivanhoe and its so well kitted out that we wanted for nothing. We loved the ar
“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
“Great view of the beach and harbour” Enjoyed our stay at Sea Drift, the cottage has everything you need and has a good view overlooking the beach and harbour. Short walk to beach and local shops, pubs and restaurants.
Half term getaway for 4 nights at Sea Drift in February could not have gone better. The flat overlooks the harbour of Saundersfoot and I had read how good the view was and saw the pictures but it real… More
“We loved it”
Reviewed 24 Feb 2014
Beautiful seaview. Very clean and nice property. The car park pass was very useful. Our little boy enjoyed watching the boats coming back to the harbour. Very close to amenities. We are going back and… More
Reviewed 27 Oct 2012
the view from the lounge definately has the "wow factor", a lovely well equiped house with amazing sea views.
Loved the tide clock that told us when high/low tides were.
Right in the heart of saunde… More
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras.
What an unbelievably great experience staying in this cottage was! It was extremely clean and well-organized, and the kitchen is lovely and there were many little extras included. The bed was very com… More
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
This was the best cottage we had ever stayed in. Modern & comfortable in an ideal situation.… More
“Such attention to detail!” Previous travelers have covered this wonderful property extremely well. Ditto, ditto,ditto!! Nordlys had it all, wonderful location very close to the bus stop, leisurely 10 minute walk to the station, all amenities close b
Hosts eva and Niels excellent and the apt Above shop was even better than we hoped for a great base for car or bus travel around Provence the town has
Many great places to visit and eat. The apt has… More
“There are not enough superlatives to describe how wonderful my stay here was!”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2011
The property owners went above and beyond their duty to provide help in directions to their property and settling in.First impressions were exactly as the website......beautifully furnished and appoin… More
“Charming renovated apartment in fabulous central village location”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2011
My husband and I spent two weeks in this fabulous central location in the delightful village of L'isle sur la sorgue. The apartment had been renovated just prior to our arrrival and it was most tastef… More
“Greenwich cottage, the bay, filey” Lovely property, a real home from home. Spacious and very well equipped. The on-site gym and swimming pool came in extremely handy with 3 teenagers. The walk to the beach was 10-15 mins and the dogs loved it. Overall
Our stay in Greenwich Cottage was fantastic. Our total party consisted of 4 adults and 4 children, one of which was a baby. The cottage was in an exceptional condition, everything you would ever nee… More
Thanks so much for your review - it's great to hear when guests have really enjoyed their stay. We stay in a lot of self catering cottages ourselves so try and provide everything we would expect,and hope,to find. We would love to welcome you and your family back again. Nick and Alison Parker
“spacious well kept family friendly accommodation”
Reviewed 28 Nov 2016
Excellent family accommodation, home from home, comfy beds well equipped kitchen.
Accomodation well layed out with ground floor bedroom and wc. Had a fabulous weekend break for my mums 70th, lovely… More
Hi Vikki- many thanks for your review. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed the cottage and the location. You're very welcome back. Nick
“Absolutely brilliant Cottage”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We've just got back today from our holiday to Greenwich Cottage. We had a fantastic stay. The cottage is great, with everything you need. Great having satellite Tv for when you want to chill out for a… More
Thank you for your lovely review Lucy. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your holiday. We would only be too pleased to welcome you back.
“Comfy, cosy , fully equipped ground floor apartment in wooded country setting and disabled friendly” Tiny but adequate bathroom proved awkward for husband but we coped. Everything was supplied you could possibly need including DVD player incorporated
“Excellent Chalet, wonderful owner and exceptionally good value”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2013
I booked this chalet on behalf of friends who were staying with us at John Fowler Holiday Village. The owner Gail was fantastic from start to finish, lovely and exceptionally accommodating on all leve… More
Reviewed 28 Mar 2013
We had a fantastic time here at Trevawood!The cottage was in a very quiet part of the park and was of excellent standard,well equipped ,very clean and newly decorated. All in all a real home from home… More
“Looks cottage” We had a fabulous new year in southwold ... it's definitely the place to be New Year's Eve brilliant firework display on beach ... this cottage has everything you need for a warm &. COsy stay , very clean & well furnished with lovely f
Absolutely perfect location, just off the common and High Street, 3 mins to the fish and chip shop, beach not only 10 mins. This meant that we had the best of both worlds, complete peace and silence a… More
Thank you for these kind words, I do agree with the heading! It is really cosy. The beach is less than 10 mins walk, and it is in a great location. I love the fish and chips, lovely crispy batter and proper chips..yum, yum! We do try to keep the cottage in good order, downstairs was decorated this year and next year (hopefully) we'll do upstairs. We love sitting outside at the front watching the world go by, just generally relaxing! Hopefully we'll see you again soon, almost all of our visitors come back!
“Lovely location, really comfortable cottage with 'home to home' feel.”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2012
Really impressed with extra touches, really good selection of DVDs ( for my son) and books ( for my husband). Very comfortable and in a very secluded spot, but very convenient for all amenities, shops… More
It's really good that guests appreciate the homely additions, it's very important to me that people do feel totally relaxed and comfortable whilst staying in Loom Cottage. The location is one of the main reasons we bought the cottage so we're so glad you liked it as well!
“Cant be bettered”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2012
Lovely cosy cottage in a perfect location.Pleasnt an friendly nieghbours.Easy car parking
very near to cottage.Southwold itself is a charming little town,althought it can be a problem finding a decen… More
I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at 'Loom Cottage', I love the comments, especially the heading! However, although the fish & chip shop does close at 7.30pm, all of Southwold's pubs/restaurants/hotels serve food until 9-9.30pm, and I think the food available is really good! There is also a really speedy Chinese home delivery service..all details in the cottage.
If you need a very fine house with a perfect equipement in a lovely surrounding than book this property. You can use the silent garden with a very short way to the livingroom and the kitchen.
It´s … More
“Lovely House in a great coast side location”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2014
Despite the weather (!) we found the house charming and cosy and warm. Clean and tidy rooms and a comfortable bed. Local shop nearby ideal for stocking up for the weekend and Weymouth is only a short… More
Reviewed 25 Jun 2016
Situated in an estate with minimal view of the sea from front bedroom only ,We considered this to be over priced for what it is. During the first week we reported a fault in the bathroom light fitting… More
“A super gite in great location” This 3 storey old town house was the perfect base for exploring the delightful area of Rousillon. The views from the balcony are really rather special and as we awoke one morning half way through our vacation to find t
“Gorgeous setting, lovely terrace, and clean, well kept house”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2012
The town of Marquixanes is a 1000+ year old, lovely little town atop a small hill with narrow, winding streets and old stone houses throughout. It was important to us to stay in a small, quaint town,… More
Thank you for the lovely review, perhaps if you come back again you can try out our house in Castelnou. It's a stones throw from the Castle.
“Superb house in a great location”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2011
We had a brilliant week in this property in October 2011. It is very well equipped, in fact the best self-catering accommodation we have ever experienced. The views from the balcony are fantastic an… More
“Well-equipped cottage in beautiful area”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2011
We have just returned from Marquixanes where we spent 9 nights. The cottage is in the centre of the village and is extremely clean, well furnished and decorated, with all the facilities we wanted. It … More
“Excellent accommodation - location and local people” Good walks at rear and front of the property on this dog friendly island. Property overlooks the sea with fenced green area (for Victoria cottages residents) where rabbits and children can play. In
3 Fort Victoria Cottage is a very welcoming place to stay. Nicely decorated and well equipped, it is very close to the sea and has fantastic views. The cottage has a small private patio and garden bu… More
“Peace and Quiet by the Sea”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2011
Very comfortable cottage with everything needed for Self Catering including a BBQ on the front porch overlooking the Solent and a fire in living room for chilly evening. Owner was very friendly and li… More
Reviewed 6 Oct 2011
Within walking (coastal walk) distance of the lovely town of Yarmouth with its charming shops, pubs and restaurant the cottage is an ideal place to stay. Would definately recommend Saltys Restaurant a… More
“What a lovely cottage.” What a find!! Went with friends, really ejoyed. Great location and beautiful cottage, loved it Laura was really helpful right from booking the cottage to greeting us on arrival. Would totally recommend and would definitely ret
We had a lovely time. The house was clean and comfortable. The owner is very friendly and amenable. Instructions to the house were clear and we found it easily. There is no WIFI (which is quite nice!)… More
Thank you very much for the lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage / here in Llandudno. Hopefully, it won't be too long before we have the pleasure of your visit again. Like you say, although we don't have wifi in the cottage, it is readily available in town & at our B&B just down the road.
Thanks again & kind regards,
Reviewed 26 Sep 2012
the best holiday cottage we have stayed in,everything exudes quality.beds are very comfortable.great to have tv in bedroom sam and gaenor so helpful and their bed and breakfast just down the road has … More
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so glad that you found the break here relaxing, you were certainly lucky with the glorious weather. I hope that we have the pleasure of seeing you again in the future - we are always adding to the DVD library!!
Gaenor & Sam.
Reviewed 14 Nov 2016
Escape Cottage was a great find. A lovely cottage for a family of four. The flowers and biscuits were a lovely welcome on arrival and Vinny was very helpful. Loved the decor, the cottage was warm and… More
“Fabulous” We stayed in this apartment iin mid April for one week. It is a fabulous apartment with all mod cons and stunning views .The location is perfect for exploring the area.Great restaurants and easy access to the ferries to get to the islands.
“The Best Holiday Apartment you could possibly stay in”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2013
My partner, and myself stayed in the one bedroom apartment for one week, and could not be more pleasantly surprised at how well furnished, and the location of the apartment.
We have booked for June,… More
“Fabulous and cosy apartment with lovely view from balcony”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
Ideal place to relax and experience the real Portugal. Close to all amenities restaurants, local market, shops, supermarkets, banks,bars, great public transport to all the main sites in Algarve.We wer… More
Reviewed 1 Dec 2012
This is a beautiful modern apartment located in a very beautiful unspoilt part of Portugal. My husband and I were blown away with the panoramic coastal views from the large windows. The apartment is… More
“bright, spacious and relaxing” We liked the warm and comfortable apartment with all we needed for a nice relaxing stay. All was clean and in as-new condition. The apartment is bright and spacious with good views and in a quiet area. The off-street par
What a wonderful place to stay. So clean, comfortable, warm and beautifully furnished. I was very pleasantly surprised to have found such a lovely place to stay and because the weather was rather co… More
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
“A beautiful apartment located just a short walk from the beach”
Reviewed 12 Mar 2013
We didn't have the best of weather for our weekend away, but the apartment was warm and comfortable, for cosy nights in with a spectacular view of the clock tower and the town. The location was ideal … More
We are pleased you were warm and enjoyed your stay despite the weather. We look forward to welcoming you again.
“Wonderful holiday home for all the family” We have just returned from a wonderful family holiday in a lovely comfortable home. Mel responded quickly to all our enquiries before we set off.
The cottage is very light and spacious, extremely clean and m
This was a beautiful place to stay. Very easy to find and in a lovely location. It's on an exclusive development with everything you'll need. There's a pub, shop, cafe, pool, gym and road directly … More
Thank you so much for your lovely review.
Its great to hear that you had such a lovely time. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you and your family back.
“fab mini break”
Reviewed 13 Mar 2013
Cottage was very clean and modern. Coasy homley feel. Facilities on site were great for families. Beach five min walk away. would definiatley recomend this cottage. perfect for a little break away. Th… More
Thank you so much for your review.
It means so much to us to hear that you have enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you all back soon.
“Great villa for couples and families. The heated pool is fantastic” Having rented several villas in Cyprus, we have to say that this is excellent value for money. The close location to Latchi (10 mins easy walk) makes it ideal for couples and families
Villa Ponciana surpassed all our expectations. If you have ever had any worries about booking a villa you have not seen (except from a few photos on the internet) then rest assured you will be nothing… More
Thankyou Claire for such a great review. We always strive to make the booking process as honest and as efficient as possible. We have made many improvments as a basis of this years guests remarks and they are now all in place for next year.
We hope to welcome you back in the future
“Fantastic Villa Excellent Location”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2014
Dismiss any doubts you may have about dealing direct with an owner. Michael's friendly and professional approach is second to none. The Villa itself is fabulous in every way, equipped to a very high … More
Thankyou Melanie and Martyn. glad you had a really good stay. We strive for perfection, always something we can do better.
We hope to welcome you back at some point in the future
“Fantastic Villa situated in a quiet unspoilt area of Cyprus - 'Relaxed, get away from it all holiday'”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
This villa has everything you could possibly need for your stay, lots of attention to detail for all the little items that are sometimes lacking in other places we have stayed. Everything has been ver… More
That is marvellous to think that you chose me from the usual way you book your holidays and have built confidence already in the process. We hope to welcome you back in the future. I have forwarded your comments onto Mark
Relaxed, contemporary, design-led home. Dog and child friendly. A home away from home with great pubs, beautiful walks and plenty of somerset cider to aid your relaxation. Golf, fishing, horse riding or water sports are all available nearby.<br />Castle Cary is a …see more
“Just what we were looking for” A few quiet days away to ourselves is what we wanted and that's exactly what we got. The cottage is very clean and very well kitted out. We had no disturbances and felt very relaxed. The weather was pretty bad (but th
“Mrs” Lovely apartment with a great view and ideal for walking into town . Very clean and well presented and the comfiest bed we have slept in . We loved the area no shortage of things to do really enjoyed our stay .
“INDULGENT LUXURY!!” Thank you Archie + Jane
The Zen garden apartment we hired from you 17th Nov to 3rd Dec was without a doubt fantastic! It has all the mod/cons of home including a water purifier water in India straight from the tap! Thanks to Pete
Reformed apartment on the first floor in a small building located on a pedestrianised street. Roof-top solarium and swimming pool. Pleasant walking distance to everywhere in Puerto town centre. 5 minutes walk to bus terminal. Ideal for exploring Puerto's charmi …see more