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.
“Bella Vista” We stayed in the two bedroom villa, which comfortably sleeps up to six people (two on a very comfortable bed seatee downstairs). The villa is beautifully furnished and supplies everything you need to look after the villa and cater for the
“Great Home Base for Northern Ireland Sightseeing” The Views was our stopover for 2 nights during our 18 day tour of Ireland. We actually could have used another night as it was a very convenient location and a relaxing place to unwind after a day of s
Stayed at The Views with extended family including 4 young children. Location was perfect rural setting with beautiful views still within easy reach of limavady (5-10minute drive). We found that a lot… More
“breathtaking views, relaxing surroundings and worthy of its 5 star rating”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2012
i have a disabled daughter and so found it difficult to find a property that would suit her needs, this property has everything and more, the family are extremely warm and welcoming, i would gladly re… More
“A beautiful chalet in a wonderful location.” This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we generally
“With a stunning view across the valley, private sheltered deck, cosy logburner & lovely furnishings, it's truely idylic!”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2014
A newly refurbished lodge which has been tastefully and sympathetically furnished. The log burner was easy to light and quickly threw out the heat. There was also a plentiful supply of wood. The deck… More
We had a wonderful 3 days in this lovely, well equipped cottage. Excellent location. We all agreed that we would definitely book again.
Of note, a mirror placed on back of door in one of bedrooms up… More
Reviewed 21 Feb 2017
Beautiful holiday cottage in Broughty Ferry. Couldnt ask for more. Great decor, facilities, homely and a fab location. Brilliant … More
Thankyou for taking the time to review Fishermans cottage. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will visit again.
“A perfect week in a lovely cottage” Spent a week in this lovely cottage with fantastic views across Lamlash Bay to Holy Isle. The accommodation is exactly as described in the advert and provides a comfortable and homely base from which to mount severa
Have just spent an enjoyable new year in Arran, staying at Alt Ardoch Cottage. The cottage is in a wonderful location with views off the Holy Isle. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom spac… More
“Cozy cottage for lovely getaway”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2012
My partner and I stayed in this cottage for a week and enjoyed the experience thoroughly. The cottage was well equipped, beautifully decorated and well situated close to the town of Lamlash. The manag… More
“A Perfect Modern Retreat!” Our second stay in Westcliff Mews and would highly recommend this little place. Perfect base in a stunning location, this is a real gem with its beautifully styled and furnished interior, and all the mod cons you need...the
“Fantastic” We had a lovely time at Pine Cottage, it really is a beautiful place to stay. The cottage was cosy and very clean and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need. We really appreciated the welcome pack, it was a lovely touch, som
Our relaxing winter mini break at Pine Cottage was every bit as good as last year. Beautiful setting and cosy welcoming feel to the cottage. Loved the wood burning stove and very comfy beds. Would l… More
We hope you'll visit again and enjoy yourselves just as much, kind regards, Sara and Nigel
“Great location, lovely hosts, lovely accommodation” This is a family run holiday rental in a great location. Quiet and relaxing but within easy reach of popular Pembrokeshire towns such as Saundersfoot and Tenby. The holiday rental is separate from t
“Brillant” We visited gurnard pines for a weeks holiday,such a lovely week fantastic weather. Appartment/chalet was clean, had everything we needed especially for having children which was great! There is a huge bit of green for kids to play out on, be
The accommodation was in need of a good deep clean and modernisation. Parking was difficult. The holiday camp it was situated on wasn't like a holiday camp as everything seemed to close at 5pm. Nothin… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Drymen
2 4 Min stay varies
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Nearest beach 15 km
“Well equipped cottage in an ideal location” Lovely, clean, comfortable cottage with everything you need for a pleasant holiday. The large enclosed garden was perfect for the kids and the dog, and they loved having Doreen the horse in the adjoining fie
Fantastic cottage with lovely garden and views. Large fenced off garden, very dog friendly. The cottage is very tastefully decorated with a log burner. We were made to feel very welcome, communi… More
“Lovely cottage, warm, cosy, just modernised, very comfortable.”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2014
Edenwood Cottage is a welcoming little home in lovely countryside near Loch Lomond, within easy reach of Glasgow but a good feeling of being out in peace and quiet. Although it looks small from the o… More
Reviewed 20 Oct 2014
Edenwood cottage lived up to its name, it was perfect, Kim was a lovely host, she met us with a warm welcome, the little touches when we got in made us feel right at home. There was everything you cou… More
“Lovely apartment” We stayed here in the summer and were really happy. The rooms were spotless and well equipped with modern appliances. Nevil was great at communicating and making sure we had everything we need.
Worth noting it's in the attic so i
“perfect place for a quiet getaway” We arrived after a 6 hour drive to a very warm welcome from Geraldine. She quickly showed us around and left us to unpack enough to enjoy the fabulous pool! There was a very welcome baguette, cheese and wine put out
Geraldine the owner was welcoming and left us a welcome basket of provisions which was a very nice touch.
The house has a large secluded garden with a good swimming pool about 5 feet deep over its … More
“The best gite rental we have ever had!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
This was a great experience in every respect.The sun shone every day, and the pool/garden areas, were so inviting, that we hardly wanted to go anywhere else. Very peaceful, and beautifully presented p… More
“Stunning Holiday Home”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2012
Six of us spent a week at the Gite which was wonderful. A real home from home experience with everything provided. The owners gave us a warm welcome and were always there to help with any further need… More
“Wondrous” A WONDERFUL Casa to stay in, in a perfect location. Five minutes walk into the village so as close to everything you'd need as well as quiet enough to drink in the fabulous views offered to the sea.
The house was the most well equipped ho
We loved the lodge and the tree top balcony. Everything was as described and the facilities excellent - especially the hot tub! Will come back again… More
“The house was comfortable but average”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
The restaurant was never open for meals. The beer was warm and there was no heating in the pub. There was very poor mobile reception in the house and poor signage on the estate of house numbers.… More
Thank you for reviewing your holiday, which took place nearly a year ago in Jan16.
We are pleased to report that there have been tremendous improvements in the restaurant and bar since your visit, due to a change of ownership back in the spring.
We ourselves have completed a full refurbishments of the lodge since your visit which includes full decoration and new lounge furniture. We believe that the lodge is now modernised and looking fantastic.
With regards to the poor signage directing you to the lodge we have passed on your comments to the maintanance company that is responsible for this.
Thanks again, Jason & Belinda
“A fantastic place! You will simply never want to leave!!” Le Marronnier is a beautiful haven of peace and tranquility. A fabulous barn conversion lovingly undertaken with great attention to detail throughout providing for an exceptionally comfortable
Beautiful luxurious property with lovely vegetable garden in wonderful countryside.
Familly and dog friendly it couldn't have been more perfect.… More
“Great converted barn in the heart of the French countryside”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2012
A sympathetically converted well proportioned barn in the heart of the Dordogne, the perfect destination for friends or a family group that want to get away from it all and enjoy everything the French… More
“Wow! Idyllic rural retreat!”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
Me, my husband and adult family of eight stayed at Jeanette's beautiful converted barn for 11 nights mid June for a family holiday. This property has been renovated to a very high standard and we wer… More
“Stay here, you'll love it!” Mario and Tatjana have built a wonderful series of villas on this property. As hosts they were really helpful and accommodating but we also felt like we had all the privacy we could want. Everything was in wonderful condit
The world is a big place and there are so many places I would like to travel to, but there is something about Savusavu Fiji, also called the hidden paradise of Fiji) that keeps me coming back for mor… More
Reviewed 12 May 2013
From the moment of arrival and Radjesh picked me up at the airport I knew I had choose the best spot for my holiday. Radjesh was to become my number one taxi driver and guide around Savusavu. … More
“Paradise with Hosts To Match”
Reviewed 10 May 2013
We had a 10 day stay ay Villa Vanilla with Mario and Tatjana as our hosts. Every morning we had breakfast on the terrace overlooking the $1,000,000. view of the Savusavu Bay. The villa was fully equ… More
“Excellent house in a stunning part of Scotland” We visited over the New Year week as part of a group consisting of 3 couples and 7 kids. The house exceeded expectations. Lots of space, very well equipped, beautiful art on pretty much every wall, ve
The photos don't do the house justice, it's truly lovely and the position is stunning. If you can find another view like that I want to know where it is. Watching Gannets, from the lovely bay window … More
What a lovely cottage! Very charming and modern interior...super clean and tidy with lots of little extras that you might need..Wifi, toys, books and DVDs for the little ones, wine and biscuits on arr… More
“More than a home-away-from-home”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
One of the best holiday homes we've been to. Everything clean, fresh and modern. Loved the open plan cooking/living area. Found the second lounge useful. Really grateful of the welcome pack. Everythin… More
“a delightful little cottage that provided an ideal base for our driving holiday in the lake district”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2013
Our group of three spent three nights at the Lavender Cottage while we drove extensively around the lakes. We were extremely comfortable and Nina was an exceptional host.
The cottage, though small, … More
“Relaxing Break” Heron Lodge is very conveniently placed, just seconds off the 'Spine Road' that runs through the Cotswold Water Park and only a minute or two from the A419 which will take you to the M4 in around 20 minutes.
The lodge itself is fan
“Wonderful holiday experience in the perfect location”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2014
A wonderful holiday home which contributed to the perfect stay. Perfectly located in the heart of the Cotswolds, the house came with all the creature comforts in a very modern contemporary environment… More
“Amazing tranquil and beautiful location”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2014
An amazingly tranquil and beautifully located lodge on the bank of a lake with amazing views. An amazing lodge, spacious, airy and tastefully decorated to plaease anyones eyes.
Highly recommended to… More
“Excellent, well equipped accommodation”
Reviewed 21 May 2014
The lodge, on the waterside, lived up to expectations.We had booked this accommodation for a family weekend and it was perfect for our needs.Plenty of space,lovely en suite bathrooms and a family frie… More
“Idyllic rural Gite in a beautiful area of France” Le Moulin offers high quality accommodation for a large family in a rural setting and a great base for exploring the region.
This was our first time in this area of France and we loved the blend of p
“Great Villa and Location” We stayed at this beautiful villa with two other couples and it was just perfect. Comfortable accommodation with everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. The pool was non-chlorine and just what you need in the
“Great weekend in a great cottage” Lovely cottage ideal for larger groups with the 5 bedrooms including the 3 twin rooms with space for everyone in the lounge and kitchen which is often overlooked. Great location for mountain biking.
We have stayed several times at Glyn Awel - I am about to book again for next year. Perfectly positioned for coast or mountains, this cottage is comfortable and characterful. The kitchen is the hub of… More
“Large, beautifully equipped cottage in a perfect mountain location.”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2015
Glyn Awel is superbly located just half a mile from the start of the Watkin path up Snowdon. Access to the high peaks is easy, and there is also excellent walking from the door. The cottage itself is … More
“a well placed retreat”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
Gwyn Awel was the perfect place to celebrate my husband's 40th with his friends. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, the cottage is just a 5 minute walk to the start of the Watkins path which allowed the… More
“Perfect choice” We were extremely happy with the villa which is beautifully presented and designed. Tony and Margaret met us at the airport, helping us manage the hire car arrangements and transport luggage as well as find the villa. We wondered if it
Enjoyed every minute of our holiday, apartment was spacious , clean, had everything we needed, Owner's Anthony and Margaret Button very welcoming and helpful informing us of local places of interest. … More
Thanks mark realy glad you all enjoyed your stay
Reviewed 24 May 2014
The villa with all its amenities was excellent the accomadation was spacious comfortable and very relaxing and peaceful Sited in a great position great views of the surrounding mountains not far from … More
thanks look forward to seeing you again soon
“Beautiful villa, beautiful island, warm and welcoming hosts, can't wait to return.”
Reviewed 21 May 2014
I stayed at villa Michelee in May 2014 and loved every minute. I was welcomed by the owners who were invaluable during my stay. They know so much about the island and told me of great places to eat ou… More
thanks lindsey look forward to seeing you again soon
“Wonderful house for a family re-union” Picture and description does not do it justice. Not fancy and luxurious but comfortable and homely. Large and roomy house with plenty of space for everyone, none of the rooms are too small. Nicely furnished and
“Spacious house with everything you need to have an enjoyable stay!”
Reviewed 27 Feb 2012
I stayed in the White House with a group of 8 friends for a short weekend break to explore The Forest of Dean.
This house is very spacious and can easily sleep 10 people with just about everythin… More
“Great for large groups”
Reviewed 3 Feb 2013
Our group of 8 adults and 4 under fives had a great weekend stay. this is a great house for large families or groups in a nice village location. Plenty of space to spread out and nice big bedrooms whi… More
“What a super location for cycling and walking and a cosy place to stay”
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
The Whitehouse is a large and well equipped place for a group or large family. Its location is great for cycling and walking in the forest. You will need a car but local taxis can be booked - just m… More