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.
“Perfect place to relax and unwind” Excellent location surrounded by fields yet only 10 minutes by car to a great beach, and places of interest St Michaels Mount and Penzance. Easy to reach St Ives driving along the lanes.
Mandy was extremely helpfu
“Friendley welcome where nothing was too much trouble.”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2013
From the moment we walked through the door we were made to feel like we were long lost friends. The cream tea which was waiting for us was wonderful and very welcomed after a long journey. We had a fe… More
“We keep coming back!”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2012
We have been to the cottage 3 times and plan to return in 2013! The cottage is very cosy, comfortable and well equipped, nothing is missing. The location is peaceful and within easy access to both Sou… More
“Brilliant get away from it all” The location was excellent, enabling us to walk straight out onto sand dunes and go to the beach with the dog. There are also a variety of walks all around the area.The accommodation was excellent with plenty of space a
“Mrs” Just returned from a lovely stay at blue tit lodge at Tattershall lakes. The lodge was lovely, great hot tub overlooking the jet ski lake with great views of Tattershall castle . The lodge had everything you needed for a great relaxing stay.
Second time we have been to Bluetit, it has everything you need for an excellent break - from relaxing in the spa to the more energetic trampoline and WII. It makes a fab place for myself and 7 lady f… More
Really glad you enjoyed your return visit to Bluetit Lodge.
Thank you very much for leaving the lodge in a great state. Its guests like you that makes it worth while renting the lodge out. Hope to see you again
“Fantastic lodge in a great location with everything you need”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2013
Debbie and Dean were very helpful and informative throughout the whole booking process.
On arrival, the lodge was immaculate and we were over the moon with the location and facilit… More
Thank you very much for your great review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to maybe seeing you again.
“fantastic break - clean,tidy,relaxed, everything you could wish for!!”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2013
I booked Bluetit lodge for my friends 30th birthday and there were 10 of us in total. I was worried at first we might get bored and be struggling for things to do - how wrong I was!! We didn't have en… More
Thank you very much for your very positive review. Also thank you for taking care of the lodge as if it was your own, we really appreciate it.
We look forward to seeing you again.
“Amazing” Apartment was amazing, spotless, every amenity you could wish for, brilliant welcome pack! The view from the balcony was beautiful even for a cold march weekend. At night the twinkling lights and the bobbing boats was a joy to watch. Will def
“Very nice apartment with beautiful view on the harbour”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
The apartment is spacious, clean and comfy. Our daughter especially loved the view at night, with all the lights in the Harbour. The welcome groceries were a very nice touch; we loved it. The weather … More
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay on Milford Marina. We endeavour to make the apartment as welcoming and comfortable as possible for our guests and pleased to hear you enjoyed your time there. Look forward to welcoming you back in the near future...
“Comfortable and relaxing location with plenty to get out and see”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2015
My wife and I stayed at this lovely modern apartment in November 14 with our young daughter and I was not able to find fault with anything. The whole apartment is modern, clean and feels like a home a… More
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We endevour to create a home from home feel, and it is great that it seems to be working. We hope we can welcome you back some time in the not to distant future...
“Perfect accommodation - exceptional standard”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2016
Everything was fantastic - from the birthday card, balloons and banners to the welcome pack. The apartment was modern, well equipped and very clean. You had thought of everything. Thank you very much … More
Many thanks for taking the time to leave this review of your stay with us. We are glad to hear that we helped in making your celebration a special one and do hope to welcome you again in the near future...
“Fantastic Family Fun” We spent a wonderful Easter at Lower Mill in the delightful Skarv apartment. Suzanne and Ian are organised and thoughtful hosts who, despite little contact between us and not being there, welcomed us to their apartment with warmt
I came here for a week's escape and to recharge my batteries. I loved it! The apartment was very clean and well equipped. Two sets of bi-fold doors opened onto the large balcony which overlooked the l… More
Thank you for your lovely review - so glad the holiday was just what you needed. We would love to welcome you back in future.
“Excellent family stay in fantastic apartment”
Reviewed 28 Feb 2017
Myself and my partner visited with our two boys aged 1 and 3. A fantastic time was had at the beautiful apartment, arrival and check in was all very simple and the owners made us feel welcome. Great a… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Skarv. Thank you for your kind words
We do hope we can welcome you back again in the future
Suzanne & Ian
“Perfect place to stay.”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
Beautiful accommodation, spotlessly clean and everything provided that you could ever need. Location is wonderful for families, plenty to do, swimming pool was lovely, will definitely go again now we … More
Thank you so much for your kind words. Do hope we can welcome you back very soon.
With best wishes
“excellent apartment, fantastic location, pet friendly” Apartment was spotlessly clean with everything provided. The owners, Chrissie & Paul were there to meet us and gave us a full and comprehensive handover.They also provided a folder full of useful
“Lovely location, great facilities” Family holiday with young children, we wanted to find somewhere family friendly but in a location where we could have a few adventures combined with some traditional touristy activities. The accommodation was excelle
“A perfect place to stay” Modern, spacious and the perfect place for what turned out to be a perfect holiday.
The beach is just two minutes stroll away while 10 minutes in the other direction and you you are at restaurants and shops.
4 Point View had
We have just come back from a lovely stay in Croyde at 4 Point view. The flat is very well appointed, clean and has everything you could need for your stay. We had a toddler with us and felt the flat … More
“The perfect place in a perfect location!”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
A stunning apartment in Croyde, we had an amazing stay, perfect for a group of friends who fancy a get together. Great location within minutes from the beach and the thatch pub is a must for drinks a… More
“Fabulous apartment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2013
This is a fabulous apartment in a fantastic location approx. 50 yrds to the beach entrance. The apartment is modern, stylish, clean and very spacious and is well equipped with every requirement. Wood… More
“Absolutely Fantastic apartment in a lovely quiet setting” The Apartment was all we needed and wanted. We were very close to the beach and the atmosphere was great. Would recommend this to anyone as we truly enjoyed every minute!!
“Delightful house in stunning location” We found the whole experience from start to finish so easy. We were able to book on line with immediate confirmation. Directions were easy to follow and we even found a bottle of wine awaiting our arrival!
“Stunning views from pretty house with relaxing atmosphere”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2011
The house is situated centrally in the village and offers access to excellent walking in spectacular suroundings. It is an easy drive down to the village for shopping and good local restaurants. T… More
“Brown bread cottage” Lovely little cottage ideally located to explore the local area. The cottage itself is well equipped. We didn't get to meet the owners but Crista was very helpful prior to the visit. Highly recommended.
Had a wonderful few days staying in Brown Bread Cottage, Edale. Arrived to a very clean, beautifully decorated and comfortable cottage, with tea, coffee, biscuits thoughtfully provided... Very beaut… More
Thank you for visiting us, it was lovely to meet you. I hope that you will return soon
“Brown Bread Delight”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2017
Brown Bread cottage and hosts Crista and Andre are a brilliant combination. They have thought of everything to make your stay in their very well equipped cosy cottage. Well placed for a 1 mile field p… More
“Appealing cottage in lovely location”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
This single storey cottage is bright and modern, very clean and well equipped and warm and comfortable. There are fantastic walks directly from it, so no need to get in the car. Crista and Andre , the… More
Thanks, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you next time.
“Easter break / 70th birthday celebrations” The cottage was ideally located within the resort, with easy access to the main hotel, as well as the Castle Hume course/clubhouse and the driving range/golf academy.
The house also has good open areas aro
Class home with every need catered for very large home plenty of room for a family or 3 couples deffently recommend and I'm known to be hard to please joe was very pleasant to deal with thanks will de… More
Reviewed 28 Nov 2016
Fantastic stay here. Beautiful place to stay and would recommend to anybody. You will not be disappointed when you arrive, owner Joe was easy to deal with and excellent communication. Will definitely … More
“Lovely location, Good house”
Reviewed 30 Mar 2017
Worth the drive and worth the money ! Few improvements such as more kitchen ware such as cups, plates and bowls, few DIY fix ups and improvements around the house and possibly investing in wifi.… More
“Cosy cottage” Stayed at Dove Cottage for weekend. Cottage very cosy and well equipped. Situated in the centre of Harrington with two good pubs within walking distance. Good base for walkers. Cannot think of anything negative, would definitely recommen
“Excellent” This villa is one of the best you could find, everything is included and there's nothing more you could need.
If you are looking for a quiet and relaxeing holiday this is the villa to book, we enjoyed the sun, and peaceful nice surroundin
“Oak Cottage, Challock” I had returned with my young family from an extended stay in Australia and so was all out of sync. with UK time. Our hosts were accommodating in every sense of the word. They changed central heating times to suit our nocturnal h
Stayed in Oak cottage August bank holiday week and have to say it was very relaxing, Wendy & Nigel were there to meet us nad were very friendly and welcoming. Oak cottage is perfect to just chill and … More
“Fantastic spot - and so friendly”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2014
We stayed at Oak cottage for a few days and it really is a lovely place, down a quiet lane, in beautiful countryside. Nigel and Wendy who run it were really friendly and helpful, thank you very much!… More
“Lovely, idilic, and friendly.”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2014
Great service, even had fresh eggs from the hens and ducks. The house was beautiful great facilities main bedroom overlooked the lakes.… More
“A comfortable and peaceful place with a lovely atmosphere” This was our first time to stay in a holiday letting. The owner made the booking process very smooth and kept in touch with us throughout the process. The outside areas where very well maintai
“Cottage and location spot on!!” Me and my family spent the last week of the summer holidays at Taunton cottage. The location is perfect nestled up a quiet side street with your own gated entrance. Literally 1 minute walk and you are at the heart of sw
A clean comfertable home perfect location
Everything available to make your stay comfy and stress free
Beautifully looked after comfertable and clean
Home from home adding luxury a… More
“Beautiful gites in a perfect setting with first class hosts!” Spotless, stylish, comfortable, airy, spacious and modern accommodation with all the facilities, gadgets, games and bikes you will need while on holiday.
A peaceful location surrounded b
“Attractive,tasteful,spacious apartment in quiet village of Wath” The apartment is part of an old building.The rooms are large and comfortable with plenty of space.The heating was good and we were very cosy.The owner is obviously artistic as the décor
“PEACEFUL LOCATION” Stayed here in August with family from Finland. We rented 2 larger properties and used the Stone Cottage, one at the front, all the time to be together. Good layout and fantastic sized kitchen and the dining area is open plan to the
“Great break-away from city life in the beautiful scenic area of Lauragh, Ireland”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2012
Our two week vacation was memorable and we came home rested and revived. The two cottages were fully equiped with everything you need in a self serve environment. The property leans itself to outdoor … More
“The most tranquil place in the world”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2012
I cannot explain the sense of peace and tranquility that surrounds the whole area
It just takes your breath away ! We found the cottages spotlessly clean and confortably
There is every thing you ne… More
“A Wonderful Holiday” We spent two weeks at Yew Tree Cottage with our two very young boys, aged 3 and 2. It was a real home-from-home; very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped. The children settled quickly and enjoyed the games and puzzles in the t
I had a lovely stayed at Yew Tree Cottage for a 6 day at Easter 2013. Great place, the rooms are spacious, clean and well-decorated, character sitting room and the kitchen is well equipped. Although t… More
“Modern yet cosy, perfect weekend away!”
Reviewed 19 Mar 2013
Me and my brother decided to take our mother away for a long weekend and we are extremely glad we chose Yew Tree Cottage for our stay. The property has been renovated to a brilliant standard. The play… More
Mobile reception varies by network. We get a strong signal with Vodafone but we are aware that other networks may not be as good.
“Fantastic cottage to spoil yourself in”
Reviewed 27 Feb 2013
We have just spent a long weekend at this traditional cottage, renovated sympathetically and with every modern convenience. The weather was bitter, but the log fire and toasted toes were more than co… More