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.
“Mrs” 2nd time we've stayed at Hydrangea Cottage, once again not disappointed.
Liz had left "many supplies", so there was no need to rush out to the shops, cottage was clean and lovely and warm, plenty of clean towels, bedding was freshly laundered.
We visited Seaton with our two young Grandsons age 2 & 3 and this was a perfect home from home. Spotlessly clean, very spacious and everything you need for young children is there, including toys. T… 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 APARTMENT, LOCATION, AND LANDLORDS..........” 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 wo
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
“Le Chat Botte - fantastic location in a beautiful village in Provence!”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2011
Le Chat Botte -
We stayed in the charming, 2 bedrm apartment in L'Isle sur la Sorgue for 2 weeks in May .
The owners, Niels and Eva, are a lovely couple who went out of their way to ensure that our… More
“If only it had Sky Sports......” I think this was the most relaxing break I've ever had. The accommodation is amazing, loads of space, really comfortable, kitted out brilliantly and very thoughtfully - I could easily live there!
It was total peace
Perfect place to get away from it all. Cottage is so comfortable with all the home comforts. Terrie and Sharon are amazing hosts and go out of their way to make your stay the best it can be. Great wit… More
Thank you for your kind review. we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“One word: "perfect"!”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2016
We stayed for four nights at 4 Coopers Cottage, and we can only say it was a marvellous experience in every way!
To start with, Terrie, Sharon and Mike were perfect hosts - no effort was spared to ma… More
Thank you. we would love to welcome you back and are so pleased both you and your dog enjoyed your stay.
“Excellent” What a lovely Gite, small but excellent facilities , a real home from home. It was well placed for us as we own a let out house in Lezay, so we check our house and see old friends. We will certainly be booking again .
“Beautiful well equipped cottage in a stunning part of France”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2012
No 22 is a beautiful traditional French cottage that has been tastefully modernised and decorated throughout. It is extremely well equipped which means that you only need to take your clothes and toil… More
“A beautiful cottage, that made for a very relaxing holiday.”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
This is a lovely house to stay in, the owners have thought of everything and go out of their way to make the visitors stay troublefree. It is very well equipped and comfortable, in a quiet, relaxing s… More
“Lovely and homely cottage”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2012
The owner responded to my enquiry on holiday lettings very quickly with a phone call. We thought the cottage looked lovely in the photos so had high expectations that were more than satisfied on arriv… More
Many thanks for your kind comments regarding our much loved cottage - guest satisfaction is very important to us and we hope to welcome you again in the future.
“perfect relaxation” Stayed in Hillview cottage last year and came back for more this year. Perfect just as we remembered it. Wonderfully situated for the coast , Dartmoor and other tourist attractions in Devon and Cornwall. Lovely indoor pool to come
Would strongly recommend.
Well equipped and decorated, clean, tidy property with all that we needed for a nice stay. Good to sit outside on the decked area to enjoy a meal and Pimms. We made a lot o… More
“Beautiful cottage, stunning location”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
I stayed at Hillview Cottage for a week this July with my partner, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was clean, cared for, and well equipped for my partner and I, but would also easily a… More
“Perfect location for the beach and fishing”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2012
This is our second year at Lakeview. We travelled with 2 teenagers and one 10 y.o. What a lovely and relaxing place this is. It feels like home from home. All the necessary things for your comfort are… More
“Clean characterful comfortable cosy quiet!” A beautifully restored and presented cottage, with spacious grounds and in an idyllic quiet secluded setting. Very comfortable beds,nice finishing touches, including a tray of 'goodies' to get us started. Ev
Large family villa with three bedrooms (two doubles and one twin) and a professionally maintained private pool. Looking out onto farmers fields gives you privacy whilst the kitchen has all modern appliances. The lounge has TV/DVD player and there is also an extra WC.< …see more
“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
A beautifully restored village house for vacation rental between the Mountains and the sea
Renovated and furnished village house for holiday rental and situated in the sunny wine region of Languedoc, in the South of France.
Just 25 minutes from the Mediterranean beaches …see more
We enjoyed this cottage, recently converted when we rented, and beautifully done out to a very high standard. The decor was a nice change from the usual 'folksy'style. We observed that it would not pe… More
“200 Year old cottage with update facilities & interesting places to visit.”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2011
We loved the cosy atmosphere of HERON COTTAGE & the trendy decor made for a relaxing stay. The cottage was spotlessly clean & easy to live in as there is a well equipped kitchen, a bathroom with bath … More
“cute, cosy and quiet cottage”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
Loved our stay - delightful cottage, cute bedrooms with shutter windows, big lounge room with large flat screen tv, beautiful robes provided for baths, new bathroom, central accommodation in Newstead … More
“Perfect family weekend, location and unique accommodation” A surprise weeks for my husband which tuned out to be perfect. Plenty of room, all home from home comforts. We had two dogs with us and they loved the garden and walks close by. 6 adults, 1
“Fantastic restoration very comfy a joy to stay in, let dogs stay as well perfect.”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2016
Had a fab time at this church really homely. All rooms having en suite, kitchen amazing. Would definitely recommend. 5 stars.… More
“A fantastic & unusual holiday home.”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2014
I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandsto… More
“A wonderfully restored Church in a beautiful village - perfect, comfortable & relaxing, surrounded by beautiful scenery”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
I visited Old St. John's Church over a weekend, visiting friends and family I haven't seen in a long time. We all travelled from different countries to spend a weekend together away from home/work. Th… More
“Great holidaye cottage” Cottage was clean and spacious. Came for the weekend with family including baby. Had struggled to find the perfect sized cottage in a good location. This was spacious enough for all.
Had all equipment we needed. Hot tub was gr
had extended weekend at orchard barn and anvil cottage with my children, their partners and my hubby. beautiful open plan with all anemities. underfloor heating was brilliant. bottle of wine and home … More
“Beautiful place to stay”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2015
Just come back from staying at Orchard Barn and Anvil Cottage for the weekend on a hen-do. The place is gorgeous, plenty of room, loads of seating space, and lovely and private.
Adam and Charlotte … More
Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of landscaped gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as …see more
“Wonderful stay” What a place! Loved every minute. Gorgeous and cosy little place with stunning views, fantastic walks and everything there for you. Immaculate inside with the comfiest bed ever and great shower. Really felt spoilt and very lucky to sta
“A very relaxing home from home.....” A lovely property that felt very comfortable and was like a home from home. Extremely clean and lots of extras including a much welcomed grocery pack. Glen and Joan were very helpful when we needed advice on touris
We really enjoyed our stay at Homefield Barn, well equipt and nicely furnished, quiet and peaceful we were lucky the weather was beautiful. A weekend break wasn't long enough so we will be back for an… More
Reviewed 5 Nov 2012
Me and my other half stayed here for a long weekend, and it was perfect! The place was lovely, it had everything you needed, a very well equipped kitchen, the shower was great the views and walks arou… More
Reviewed 13 Oct 2012
Beautifully converted barn. Very clean and comfortable and in a quiet location. Ideal base for visiting the Nolfolk coast, the Broads and Norwich. Would certainly like to return sometime soon.… More
“very good” lovely clean and well equiped caravan on a working farm well situated for both robin hoods bay and whitby. Very friendly owners. Nice views over open countryside and the animals in the fields. Will certainly be going again.
“Great views, marvellous amenities and a very relaxing time” Lets get the negative our of the way first, access is a bit scary (no barriers on the upper streaches of the road), although you do get used to it.
Other than that the villa is all that it
I stayed at this villa with all my daughter, her husband and all my granchildren. There were ten of us in all! What a lovely time we had and with all the spacious rooms and gardens we never felt to b… More
“A simply stunning villa, peaceful and secluded with the most incredible views.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2011
This was the perfect villa for our big family holiday. The house is surrounded by large terraces with stunning views of the sea and mountains which make for a great place to relax, dine and chill out.… More
“Fantastic place, stunning view, heavenly silence, no one disturbs you”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2011
The house is on top of a hill with stunning views in every direction. We like the house very much: It is comfortable, very spacious and well equipped. It is just amazing to sit on the very large terra… More
Situated in a beautiful village this cottage was perfect. The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen usable and the gas heater was fantastic. Parking was a little bit tight, we had a medium sized car… More
“Good to be back”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2012
Good to be back at the cottage - 5th year running and already booked for next year,
Warm, cosy and relaxing. Everything at the cottage is thought of which makes your stay relaxing, It really is … More
“Another fantastic visit to Silk Cottage”
Reviewed 6 May 2012
We had a lovely weekend in Eyam, the cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. The scenery was breathtaking and even though the weather wasn't perfect the cottage was always welcoming when we c… More
“So lucky to find this place!” Very, very good accommodation. Everything you could possibly need is to hand. The owners are welcoming and they keep the cottage immaculately clean. The wood burning stove was a big bonus - very easy to light and a joy to
I stayed at this property with my 2 daughters to have a late Christmas, it couldn't had been better. Well equipped and decorated superbly. We probably picked the coldest and windiest weekend this year… More
Thanks for your kind words. The Woodburner has been the best addition to the house, even more so when we are on the back end of an atlantic storm.
Great to hear you & your daughters had a great time and we hope you managed to play some of the games with them and make the best of your time.
We hope you can come back some other time.
Cassandra & Steve
“Excellent location for all hou golf players”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2016
The Stackyard Kingsbarns is the perfect holiday cottage especially if you want to use it as a base for a golfing holiday. Bright, clean ans tidy with all the mod cons needed. The owners make access to… More
Glad to hear that you and your friends had such a good time. Kingsbarns certainly is a great golfing base, as you would have seen the sign outside the house "550 metres" to the Kingsbarns golf course.
Hope you can come back some other time.
Steve & Cassandra
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
Just returned from a stay in this fantastic cottage, what a find!! We were visiting St Andrews for my son's Graduation. Our party included myself, husband, mother-in-law and Labrador Bodie. Right fro… More
Thank you so much for the kind review. I'm sure your son's graduation helped elate your feeling during the stay. Well done to him!
We both hope you can return to enjoy Kingsbarns some other time.
Steve & Cassandra
“Brilliant” The location of the cottage is ideal for days out and about in glenco Oban or fortwilliam plenty to do Also the cottage is a great place to relax and wind down every thing you need and more. Well maintained a credit to Gabrielia & Geo
We really enojoyed our stay here. Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful and well equipped cottage. Great location in the village, and lots to do in the area ( even when it rains!). Attention to detail … More
“Excellent cottage with everything you need”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2012
The cottage is in a nice a quiet location which is just what we wanted, but still with easy access to local amenities. There's supermarket at the bottom of the road just a couple of minutes away and a… More
“Fantastic Holiday” The studio was great well equiped overlooking square in centre of village. Location excellent close to shops, bars, beach and Marina.
We had a great time and look forward to going again.
It was a nice apartment. Everything you need was available. Even a beach umbrella. The bed was good. Took breakfast on the little balcony. In the evening sometimes musicians who were playing for the r… More
“A Welsh gem” This is our second visit to Rosemary cottage (see my previous review) A wonderful mountain backdrop with beautiful farmland in front reaching out to views of the sea, what more could you possibly want? We arrived with friends who stayed
Absolutely perfect. Fantastic surroundings and cottage. Exceptionally clean and very well appointed. We will definitely return.… More
Reviewed 9 Aug 2016
Beautiful setting.owners are friendly and would do anything to make your stay here comfortable and enjoyable. Cottage is gorgeous and very spacious. Cosy rooms, near a beach and close to all facilitie… More
“Great Location, great property”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2013
Enjoyed an autumnal break at this property. Really well equipped and lovely inside. This is out of the way but still near to everywhere. Can't fault the property or the break apart from not catching a… More
The Hunter Valley Getaway is a Holiday Rental at The Vintage Golf & Spa Resort & Wedding Venue in the Hunter Valley Vineyards. The home features modern styling with open plan living areas, gourmet kitchen, overlooking a large Alfresco Dining & BBQ area and s …see more
Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water
2 4 Min stay varies
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Car not necessary
“The perfect base for a family holiday in the Cotswolds” Our family of four - children ages four and eleven - have just returned from our holidays in the UK. Lavender Cottage was an ideal home-away-from-home while visiting the Cotswolds. The cottage -
“Excellent location ,excellent cottage and facilities”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2015
This cottage is a minutes walk from the river and the village. A real home from home everything you need is provided and all to the highest standard and quality . The peaceful garden is perfect for a … More
I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the peaceful, yet central, location of Lavender Cottage. We'd love to welcome you again. Thank you for sharing your experience.
“A Beautiful Cottage made us feel like locals”
Reviewed 3 May 2015
We used this charming cottage as our Cotwolds base for 5 nights. Hilary provides a lovely welcome of wine, bread, fruit etc so that we felt at home straight away. There are plenty of other essentials … More
Thank you for posting this review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and the area.
“Lovely cottage - perfect for a family”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
We stayed in Lavender Cottage for 2 nights in April, a family of four with two young children. The cottage was a real home from home, just perfect for our needs - cosy, full of character, nicely furni… More
I'm pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and I appreciate you taking the time to post this lovely review. I'm glad that the Welcome Pack was suitable for you.
“Fantastic facilities, lovely homely accomodation, great holiday.”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
My 3 brothers and partners and me and hubby all met up in September for a weeks holiday. This is difficult as I am wheelchair bound and need a hoist. We bought or own hoist and the disabled friendly r… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay - It is such a pleasure to see families and friends get together for such memorable times, especially when the facilities in the Lodge make it all possible. It was always our aim to make the ground floor bedroom and en-suite a comfortable and luxurious space for everybody to enjoy whether able or less able-bodied.
We very much look forward to seeing you again next year.
“Perfect family holiday in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We stayed here in November with my children who are 22,23 and 26 along with grandparents too! We had such a wonderful stay, the house is plenty big enough to escape for peace when you want it but also… More
So pleased you had a wonderful stay all together. The Lodge has hosted so many family celebrations and its a joy to see so many people get together for such special memorable occasions. So many guests comment on the fact that its fabulous to be all together but yet to have the space to all do your own thing - whether its out of doors jogging around the meadows, walking the Nature trail admiring the wildlife, fishing on the River Frome, playing tennis, sunbathing on the terrace, making a barbeque, paddling in the stream, playing with Otter (the family dog) or relaxing in the Lodge taking a well earned soak in one of the luxurious bathrooms, watching a film on one of the many tv's or just snoozing by the woodburner - we try to ensure that there is something for everyone.
“A great base to explore W Cork” This family of 4 enjoyed a great fortnight in the house. The location is great as it is quite close to the town centre and makes access for all the penisulas easy. The owners are very friendly and helpful.
“Superb, Fantastic, covenient, great place to stay” 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
“A great place to stay in snowdonia at a reasonable price!”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2013
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 helpful, I… More
“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
Primrose has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The open plan living / dining room with beamed ceilings opens out onto a large deck with views over a picturesque lake. Peace and quiet with plenty of wildlife. Walks over 38 acre site and woodlands. In addition to Primrose we a …see more
Our apartment is recommended for by airplane coming guests because the Pula airport is 30 km distant and the bus from the airport carry you straith to the destination. Good for bikers because the bike parking is in front.<br />You can rent bikes by us(5 euro per d …see more
“Absolute Bliss” Back again, last here in 2013. We traveled with our 7 year old son and another couple. While the weather was disappointing Chez Chavlier was not. A great base to head for for day trips. We went to a near by Le Chateux des Enigmes in Po
“A true bit of French Paradise, peaceful, great pool area..Lots to do..”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
Where do I start, my husband and our four year old boy stayed here for a week in June. This property is on 2 acres, my little boy could walk to 'visit the hens' then walk and pick 3 strawberries - one… More
“An absolute gem!”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
If it is a french rustic experience you are looking for then this is for you. We spent one week of our lives in a dream house providing an unforgetable experience. Located only 10 minutes from the Gi… More
“Beautiful accommodation with individuality and style”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
We stayed in this renovated farmhouse during August with 3 younger children & 2 teenagers. The setting is quiet & peaceful, in a small hamlet surrounded by fields of vines & sunflowers. The house offe… More
Moss Cottage is an ideal base to explore the activities in and around Uppingham which itself is an historic Market Town boasting fine Restaurants, Pubs and Bistros all within walking distance of Moss Cottage. The Town of Stamford is not to be missed and only 20 minutes …see more
“Quiet and relaxing” Had a great holiday here. Keith was really helpful both before we arrived and once we were there. The directions to get there were perfect. There is loads of space and so our son loved running around and cooling off in the pool. Th
From the moment we met Jane to the moment we left our experience of Trullo Bellissimo was fantastic. The trullo itself is a stunning building and grounds with outdoor pool, dining and BBQ area and oli… More
“Unique and wonderful place with huge pool”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
This trullo has everything you could want and is fantastic for families. We have 3 children and they slept in one room and we had the other, both rooms have their own bathrooms. The kitchen is well eq… More
Although Bellissimo has only two bedrooms, you almost feel the excitement of the children sleeping in the 300 year old trullo, which is so much like an ‘Aladdin’ s cave’! It is great that Mum & Dad were also able to have there own space, lets face it-they are on holiday too. The appreciation of what we created, is so very much appreciated.
Reviewed 1 May 2014
What an amazing place! The house is very unique and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday with young children. The garden and pool were gorgeous and we spent most of the week playing in th… More
I knew that we were dealing with a lovely family from the initial enquiry and first conversation. As an owner, it is a real a pleasure to assist, when guests ask questions about the area and facilities in order to enhance their vacation experience. It is even more satisfying to know that the facilities provided have enabled Mum and Dad, as well as the children, to have a relaxing and fun time, whatever the weather. Thank you for your comments about the terraces, gardens and pool, it has taken 5 years of hard work to reach the standard we wanted, in order to create a very special holiday destination.
“Wonderful villa, great host, highly recommend.” From start to finish this was a fantastic experience. We have done many private villa stays and Rodney is far and away the most helpful considerate owner that we've ever dealt with, making the whole expe
“Blissfully Relaxing Villa in Wonderful Cypriot Mountain Village”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
Having stayed in Bellapais for many years, my husband and I rate Villa Ravine the best. It's central to the village, no steep hills to climb, and yet has beautiful sea views down to the coast and Kyre… More
Reviewed 4 Dec 2011
great villa, amazing pool,with a choice of terraces to sip your wine and admire the mountain and sea views,fantastic location.2min walk to the abbey and local restaurents,you'd be hard pushed to find … More