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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.
Not suitable for children; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Mashay Cottage is a single storey property, (which is the original 250 year old part of the main house,) it provides guests with four star rated comfortable accommodation. Decorated and furnished in Laura Ashley fine fabrics, bed linen and accessories.Whether you are l …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.8 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
The loft is one of three apartments in the converted barn. Situated on the first floor the loft has an open-plan split level design.The sleeping area and shower room are on the upper level and the lounge-diner with American style kitchen are on the lower level.The loft …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.4 km; Not suitable for children;
We cannot guarantee the weather, but we can guarantee your comfort. Maybe a big claim, so come and see for yourself.Your holiday home at 'Tremellyn Vean' is on the edge of Hugh Town and although there is a little hill up to it, the view over the town is well w …see more
Beautifully decorated and comfortably furnished apartment with breathtaking views of the harbour and the off-island of Samson. The owners cannot do enough to make a stay as good and as stress-free a… More
Dear Sandra, I don't know how I missed your kind comments,please blame it on the fact that the whole Trip Advisor was a new site for me. As you know we always look forward to your visit every year. Best wishes Colin
“I wonder why there is only one review?”
Reviewed 10 May 2013
Clean but basic.
Carpet in the kitchen and bathroom is a definite no no!! so unhygienic!!!
Sorry to say not enough crockery, or cutlery.So while we wanted to save water we couldn't as we had to wa… More
In our advert we have tried to show that the apartment is fairly compact & set out for 2 people. The photos, I think, give that impression.
• The carpets in the Bathroom and Kitchen are designed for the use because for the ease of cleaning (by intense wet cleaning if required). The manufacturer claims that they are hygienic – rot proof and certified resistant to microbial attack. It was sad that the guest failed to notice that there was a freshly laundered bathmat & toilet mat which covered most of the floor, and is changed weekly.
• We put out crockery and cutlery for the average couple, but we do say that if anything else is required, please ask we have a store of such items not more than 30 yards from the property, so could have been supplied almost at once.
• Saving water is an Island obsession and we are all doing our best, as to whether a dishwasher for 2 people is the answer, is a debating point. Most machines seem to hold 8 settings at least. Does this mean that we should put enough cutlery, plate, pots & pans etc. for the few, to be fair, who wish to store up for one wash now and again?
• The comment regarding the freezer compartment is a fair one and has been under discussion for a while, but all I can say is that up to now, most people do very little cooking and we have tended to cater for the majority.
• Ants? Not much I can say on this one, the flowers are kept in a cool-room until they are put into the rooms, but all over the world there are insects of varying kinds and sprays and powders are frowned upon.
• One of the problems of letting, as anyone in the business would say, is damage done, all be it by accident which can be done to furnishings whether old or brand new. The leather chairs that are referred to are about 4 years old and were as good as they day they were bought until we let to a couple who had some major health problems. The medication that the gentleman had to use on his skin caused a reaction with the material of the chair; the top layer of the leather seemed to peel off where his hands rubbed on it. Now I appreciate that this is of no interest to visitors but the covers that we had made to measure was the best we could do until replacement time comes.
As a matter of interest the lounge carpet that had a quantity of red wine spilled on it on the night before departure by another guest, this cost us a new carpet, and while there was an offer to put right the damage the replacement cost £1500. Needless to say we stood that. I accept that the suggestion about sofas versus individual recliner chairs is an interesting subject for debate. I prefer a chair myself.
• We were very excited that the towelling got a plus as they are also 4 years old and are washed and dried, in the open air not machine dried, by my wife, who in her former life was Sister in Charge at our hospital and has an old style matronly approach to such things and not least of all cleanliness.
My final comment is on directions to the property, it was very sad that the plan to fly from Exeter was spoiled by the weather and you had to travel via Penzance and sail on the Islands ship. We tried to contact you on the ship, but your mobile was not working, to tell you that transport would be on the quay to meet you, but as it was you decided to walk to the apartment and when you phoned to ask the way, my wife gave you directions and I was at the gate to meet you and so I am not sure what more we could have done.
As to the question “I wonder why there is only one review”, we have had many, many very happy visitors stay with us over the years, and some come twice a year and guard their chance to come by not telling the story in case their dates become booked. We only joined Holiday Lettings last year 2012. We are sorry that we didn’t do it for you, but we will go on doing our very best for future guests, as we have done for over 50 years, after all we want everyone who comes to us to have the best that we can offer. CP & EC Ridsdale.
Nearest beach 16 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Honeymoon Cottage, Private Luxury Hot Tub, A Romantic holiday Cottage. A brand new conversion, quaint brick cottage, private deck with hot tub. Contemporary decoration with character beams along with modern facilities and appliances. Ideal location for romantic weekend …see more
Clean, homely, high standards, gorgeous hot tub.
Easy to reach Brighton and Eastbourne by car, recommend to have a car to fully enjoy the trip.
Nice pub next door, quiet surroundings and a tv in… More
“peaceful relaxing very clean nicely presented”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2014
honeymoon cottage was perfect for 2 very clean nicely decorated everything you need for a short or long break is there including the private hot tub the couch was a bit on the small side but other tha… More
Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential; No pets allowed;
This beautiful, quality self-catering cottage with one double bedroom, a well equipped kitchen and sitting room with plasma TV and DVD is located in a country setting, yet is only 20 minutes from Birmingham NEC, Stratford upon Avon, Solihull and Redditch. There are a se …see more
Jane made us feel very welcome,always had an open door if you needed any assistance. The rental was just as described in the information. Lovely country surroundings with horses, sheep and fishing … More
Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Chicken meander up the driveway, Golden pheasants keep a watchful eye, you have arrived at Dawes Cottage. This stable converted accommodation is full of charm, situated on a working livestock farm with glorious scenery for walks and only a half hour drive from the cosmo …see more
Lilybank is a delightful flat in the Coastal village of Fairlie. The flat is 30 metres from the beach. Fairlie is an ideal location for day trips to the the islands of Arran, Cumbrae, Bute and the Cowal peninsular. Ideal location for golf, sailing, walking and cycling …see more
Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Situated in the beautiful tranquil village of Uffington, this beautiful cottage would suit everyone whether you want from a romantic break for two or a cosy, relaxing family getaway.
Don't forget to explore the local areas of Swindon and Oxford with their designer bou …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Cottage is situated in a beautiful unspoilt medieval Cotswold Farm,complete with many of its original buildings,including a Dovecote. It has been recently converted from Cartsheds to the highest specification and include original exposed beams and oak flooring.
Th …see more
Apartment 2 (56 m²): This cosy apartment offers sleeping facilities for up to 5 people. It has a double bedroom with comfy chairs and satellite TV, another double bedroom (both to the south) and a single room which overlooks the unusual oval village green and church. T …see more
Nearest beach 75 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Follets Cottage is a luxury, 100 year old renovated cart shed, still showing the original beams.There is a double bedroom with ensuite bath/shower and a twin bedroom with walk-in shower.The cottage has its own carpark, deck and garden.Breakfasts are available in the B&a …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Beautifully modernised apartment in the historic and picturesque James Street in Anstruther. FREE UNLIMITED WIFI, BT VIsion and FREE BT Sport !!!
A complimentary welcome pack of wine, chocolates and a selection of personal toiletries awaits you on arrival !!
The ap …see more
Casa Visitar is a few minutes walk to the large Kingsbridge boulevard park with it's abundance of birds and ducks.The home comprises kids play area with Wii & Play station bring your games! Lounge area,kitchen & dining indoors and out. Wireless internet bro …see more
We visited Perth to explore the area with a view of emigrating. This house was perfect with 3 young children aged 6, 4 and 5 months it had everything that we could wish for.
Sara was so helpful and m… More
Located right on the beach, Windsor House is a generous holiday home that accomodates 8 comfortably. Overlooking Borth beach, many rooms have sea views. The outdoor terrace is an ideal location for alfresco sunset dining where dolphins are often spotted in the sea.Set o …see more
“Great house, great location a great place to stay.”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2014
An outstanding location, Windsor House is spacious with excellent facilities for large groups. We travelled with friends and young children who all enjoyed their stay. Excellent service was experienc… More
“It doesn't get any better”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2013
From the moment we arrived, we just loved this house. The heating was on ready for us, there was milk, bread, eggs and a cream cake as it was late on Sunday evening.
The beds, bedding and towels are… More
“Didn[--]t want to leave”
Reviewed 23 Oct 2012
Windsor House is the perfect escape from it all. Located directly on the beach you can hear the sea from the bedrooms. As soon as we walked into the house, all our stresses disappeared.
Don't get … More
Over the last few months we have made some huge improvements at Windsor House, including replacement windows and doors, new carpets, new beds, internet Plasma TV, Wi-Fi, home theatre system with Ipod connection, coffee machine, scrumptious new bedding, new curtains, new art… and the odd bit of essential objet d’art. It really looks amazing!!
So please come and see us soon.
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Situated in a rural hamlet between Saint Antonin Noble Val and Penne, on the border of Tarn and Tarn et Garonne. There is a large garden with a wide choice of places to sit and enjoy the scenery. The private swimming pool has a pool alarm with plenty of room for sunbath …see more
This house had everything needed in it, it was definitely home from home. Very comfortable beds, well laid out kitchen/dining room/living room. Good outer space for eating in the garden, plus a barbe… More
“Peaceful house and location”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2013
We stayed here last week in sept ,temp. In high 20's. House nice and cool but swimming pool not warm enough to stay in very long. No passing traffic. No church bells St. Antonine 12 mins. Away… More
“Lovely well equipped home in a lovely spot!”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
This lovely old barn is so well equipped and comfortable, it was a joy to spend time in. The pool and gardens were ideal for whiling away the day - so very peaceful. the kitchen is without doubt the b… More
The Apartment is new and has quality oak furniture,the apartment has the benefit of sea glimpses and culver cliff. The property is on the first floor. It has open plan living room with doors to a Juliet balcony. Dinning for four and a well equipped kitchen off the dinni …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
One of the oldest cottages in Parwich built in limestone and containing many exposed beams. The cottage is located in a prime position on a quiet lane very close to the centre of the village just a few minutes stroll to the Sycamore Pub and Shop.Farm View Cottage was …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Not suitable for children;
Pebble apartment is located just two minutes' walk from the beach, in the centre of the little valley at Sandsend, often referred to as one of the area's best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, yet only 2.5 miles from the centre of Whitby. The apartment is situ …see more
There wasn't a thing I can say that is bad about the whole experience really. June and Stewart went above and beyond to make our stay fabulous. Organising everything through June via email was so easy… More
Many thanks for your kind comments and really glad that your break in Sandsend came up to expectations. Look forward to seeing you in the future!
Reviewed 27 Oct 2012
What a great property would definately go again . The view was better than expected the house and furnishing fantastic i feel hars only putting ticks in the good boxex there should be an outstanding o… More
Nearest beach 30 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Need a quick pick me up at this time of the year? Then this is the peaceful and relaxing break you are looking for.
A luxury self catering converted coach house in the picturesque village of Dinder, within walking distance of the beautiful city of Wells. Within easy …see more
Every little detail has been thought of at the Coach house and it felt a home-away-from-home. The 'welcome pack' was a really nice touch and we felt pampered from the start of our break to the finish.… More
Thank you for your lovely review. So glad you had a great time and would love to see you back in Somerset soon.
Not suitable for children; Car essential; Ask about pets;
Rousillion, a tiny perched medieval village, situated in the Luberon is simply breathtaking. Famous for its magnificent ochres which surround the area, this lovely village is awash with light and colour. The studio, newly renovated is in the heart of the village. Only a …see more
Holly Tree Cottage is a warm and welcoming cottage sleeping 2 to 4 people in an area of Scotland where there is plenty of holiday activities to partake in. The beach is a short walk away through a Woodland Trust property. Golf courses are in abundance and there are man …see more
“Lovely cottage, great location - thoroughly recommended”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2013
We had a fantastic week staying at Holly Tree Cottage with our two daughters aged 7 and 9. The cottage is just lovely as are the owners. We made our booking on the strength of other reviews as we knew… More
“Oooh how loverly!”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2013
What a lovely little place. And not so little at that.
We really enjoyed our week in this cottage over New Years Eve - Hogmonay and would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing, clean,… More
“An Absolute Gem”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
Would I recommend this holiday home to anyone? Yes, I would. Would I book this house again? Yes, I would. What can I say? Well, actually a lot.
It was located in Upper Largo on the east coast … More
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Jenny Wren is a charming one bedroom traditional stone cottage. It is situated in a quiet lane leading to the church near the centre of Middleham, the childhood home of King Richard 111. The cottage is ideally placed for visiting the town's inns, restaurants and sh …see more
We have just had a brilliant time in a superb kitted out cottage with evreything you require and more really and we was made very welcome by the owners.The village itself 2 mins walk away was ideal an… More
“Excellent place to stay in fantastic location”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2013
This is an immaculate, clean, well presented cottage, has a cosy warm lounge with wood burning stove, a very well equipped kitchen diner and bathroom and double bedroom with lovely comfortable king si… More
“An Ideal and exceptionally well equipped place to stay”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2013
Immaculate, clean and, very well presented double bedroom cottage, complete with
fully fitted and equipped kitchen diner, bathroom and comfortable lounge. Situated in
a small village close to hist… More
Monty's is a 2 bedroom cottage in the pretty village of Foyers, situated on the shore of the famous Loch Ness. A stunning waterfall attraction, known as the "Falls of Foyers", is only a few minutes' walk away from the cottage. Monty's is finishe …see more
Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
Gite- Regional Natural Park Périgord Limousin in France. Video on altavaux.blogspot.fr. The cottage of Tavaud is located near Dournazac, South of the Haute-vienne, on the border with Dordogne. The fully detached house is surrounded by nature. On the terrace : garden fu …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Shave farm cottage has a large open plan living area and two large en suite bedrooms. A modern fully equipped kitchen complements the contemporary design of the new barn conversion. The cottage has its own large garden complete with trampoline and slide, and its very o …see more
Beautifully appointed and comfortable cottage, clean and smart. Excellent private garden with hot-tub enjoyed by all. Very friendly hosts - our daughter particularly enjoyed helping with the cows and… More
Situated in peaceful countryside 1 mile from Kilnaleck village, 8 miles from Cavan town and 60 miles from Dublin. This spacious home offering 4* self catering accommodation, with a large fully enclosed garden, patio area, basketball area, games room and large lockup gar …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Anvil Cottage is a lovely one bedroom self-catering holiday cottage located in the heart of Winchcombe. This quirky holiday cottage makes a great base for a short break or longer holiday whilst exploring the Cotswolds. The cottage is well equipped - we hope to offer eve …see more