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.
“Amazing holiday in a gorgeous setting” Had a fantastic holiday at Overthwarts, the cottage is spacious, bright, airy and in a tranquill and beautiful area, 10 minute drive to Alnwick and the A1 which takes you to all that Northumberland has too offer,
We have had a truly wonderful week at The Granary Overthwarts, the cottage itself is beautiful, well presented and decorated with a personal charm that instantly makes you feel at home. The kitchen is… More
Reviewed 19 Jan 2014
Stayed here for 2 nights as a treat for my wife's birthday and it was just the ticket for a much needed break from work pressures.
As usual, the weather was pretty rubbish for most of the stay, so w… More
Thanks for your review.
We have had a few comments about the showers. I'm afraid we just don't get the powerful showers that you can get in the towns. I have however asked my local plumber to have a look and see if we can instal a power shower or similar ready for next year.
I will let you know when it's in!
“Ideal for family holiday”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
The cottage is in beautiful surroundings but not too far from the main town. It is well equiped especially with dishes etc as we did quite a bit of cooking! Plenty of DVDs to watch for all ages!… More
Thanks for your review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Granary and welcome any suggestions to improve the cottage and service.
Hope to see you again next year.
“Small, but perfectly formed in an ideal location” The Nest is ideal for two ( and a dog) in a great location with easy access to Whitby, Saltburn and other places. Clean and well equipped, we found it lacked for nothing despite it's compact size. Ca
Extremely great value for money, Perfect size for a get away for two! Had everything we needed within the cottage and just a short drive away from plenty of things to do. Great walks & pubs near by. T… More
“Wonderful cottage hen do stay” Hi
Great place.beautiful cottage with great facilities. Perfect mixture of old and new and in great condition.
We visited for my friends Weekend hen do and as organiser found Richard to be very straightforward and
Just back from a relaxing break at Marram house along with family, friends and dogs. This place cannot be beaten in terms of value for money, quality dog friendly accomodation. Just fabulous. Cannot r… More
“Lucy & Ross wedding day at The Boat House 30SEP16”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2016
We planned our visit to Winterton for over twelve months and our stay a Marram House was to the standard of that befitting the great wedding to which we experienced at The Boat House. Despite our frie… More
“Best coastal stay in the UK”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
Absolutely perfect from every aspect, Marram House fulfilled and exceeded our expectations. Well appointed, spotless and cosy with high quality, solid furniture throughout. Kitchen was excellent and p… More
“Excellent Gite” I stayed at Sue and Trev's Gite earlier this month and very much enjoyed the experience. Sue and Trev were very welcoming as was the "welcome pack" including a bottle of sparkling wine! The Gite has lots of space and the gardens are
“Cosy, well equipped, great location” Quaint, cosy cottage with everything you could need. David has thought of everything! Lovely garden, great location, very quiet and relaxing but close to the village. Handy for Stratford upon Avon too
We were a group of five friends at Croftsbrook for a week. The house is very comfortable and well-equipped, especially the kitchen which had everything we needed for cooking, eating, drinking! It was … More
Thank you for your review. We use Croftsbrook ourselves from time to time which highlights any shortfalls in equipment and facilities. So pleased you felt well provided for and comfortable at Croftsbrook and in a good location in relation to the town .
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
Family of five fit nicely in Croftsbrook, great to be able to spread out during a 3 week trip. We were here for a week and visited many lovely homes and gardens in the area. David was a wonderful ho… More
“A perfect base of operations.”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2013
Croftsbrook was the perfect base of operations for our family visit to Chipping Campden. Everything our family of four needed for a comfortable stay was provided by our gracious host, David. The cotta… More
“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
“Location, Location, Location.” If you are looking for a place in Ramsgate with a great location, then look no further. The view from the living room is worth the price alone. Lovely building with a frontage on to a small park, and views of the town a
We found the apartment to have everything that was needed to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. It is fitted out to a high standard and is very comfortable and roomy. The owner is very friendly … More
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
For many years I have seen these apartments and wondered about the view and what they were like, well now I know, JUST DELIGHTFUL.
I don't care that the parking was a bit awkward at times or the 38 s… More
“Excellent place, great views”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2012
We had stayed for one week and it was really a marvellous time. The apartmet is great, very tidy and comfortable; you have everything you need there (included beach towels!!) and the owner is really n… More
“Home from home” Great location in the heart of St Fillans, quiet and warm cottage with amazing views right down Loch Earn, super comfy bed and nice touches like a few basics in the kitchen. The Achray house hotel just a short walk around the corner is
Lochview is a lovely property well located on the shores of Loch Earn plus well equipped and very clean with everything you need for your stay. Fluffy towels and a very comfortable king size bed and … More
Many thanks for the great review. It was great to meet you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future, although I may not be able to guarantee the weather you had!
Richard and Carol.
Reviewed 27 Mar 2017
Have just returned from a fantastic short break in Loch view! The house is lovely with everything you could possibly need! The view from the lounge is incredible. A really nice touch was the "welcome… More
Many thanks for a great review. We are glad you had such an enjoyable stay and hope to welcome you back at some point in the near future.
Richard and Carol
“Comfortable and Cosy Cottage in a Great location” We stayed here with our two children and dog in May half term. The cottage is well equipped and has a wonderfully, cosy feel. We loved being able to catch the morning sun in the front garden whilst e
This is a lovely comfortable cottage which is well equipped and in a good position. I went with a friend and we took two dogs. The small garden is enclosed so ideal for the dogs. The owner was extreme… More
Reviewed 30 Jul 2013
Lovely cottage with everything you could want and a short walk to the town and the excellent Blacks Head pub which was welcoming and dog friendly.
Even the moody teens did not want to leave.
We fe… More
“Perfect New Years getaway”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2013
Very nice little cottage, perfect for me and my partner for our New Years getaway. Perfect location with restaurants and pubs very close by and other facilities available. Also perfect for plenty of w… More
“A beautiful cottage in an excellent location. We will definitely be going back!” My partner and I recently stayed in this gorgeous thatched cottage. It is just a couple of
minutes walk from Chipping Campden High Street yet it is in a really quiet spo
“A lovely cottage in the loveliest of Cotswold towns”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2014
We loved everything about our stay in Twine Cottage just before Christmas. The accommodation was cosy and well-appointed, there are lots of lovely pubs and restaurants within a few minutes walk, and s… More
“Lovely Cottage, Perfect Location”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2014
Spent a week in November in the lovely Twine Cottage. The cottage was perfect; thatched roof, wooden beams running through the rooms, perfect size for 2 people. It was very cosy and warm in the middl… More
“Amazing Retreat, will be back!”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2014
We decided to rent out this wonderful little cottage for our honeymoon. Its was a great decision. It was everything we could have wanted and more. The location is perfect. We could walk everywhere.
“fantastic!” I visited Ty Haf and Llandudno during Eastern. The homeowners are very kind and willing to welcome their guests. The cottage is fully equipped and has amazing views over the North Promenade, Great and Little Orme. You can see the sheep go
One of the finest rental properties I have seen. From the welcome and explanations by the owners to the quality of the apartment itself, you could wish for no more.
I felt that I would like to live t… More
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
ty haf is an attractive well furnished small house up on the lower slopes of the Great Orme, with splendid views of the Llandudno bay. The kitchen is particularly well equipped, we were delighted to… More
“Lovely house, great position, lovely walks to Morte Point, great surfing beaches nearby.” The house is ideally located up in the village of Mortehoe. Views across fields of sheep at the back. You can walk along the cliff tops and if you are lucky
“Fantastic well equipped house in a picture perfect location”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2012
We found Cromlech House a terrific place to stay, a very well equipped house in the beautiful village of Mortehoe. The house has great character, is large and spacious and met all our needs. It has a … More
“Great house in perfect location - perfect for 2 families”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
The house is situated in the heart of a lovely village surrounded by stunning beaches and scenery. Great place to unwind and relax and we didn't use the car all week (other than the daily shuttle run… More
“Excellent location and beautiful house”
Reviewed 9 May 2012
Our stay at Cromlech house was an absolute delight. The house slept 8 comfortably and had an excellent kitchen diner area as well as a large front room. The house was beautifully furnished and had all… More
“I love this place” the weather was not as kind to us this time but that does not stop us enjoying the peace and tranquility. The house as always has everything we need and the woodburner in the lounge gives a wonderful sense of well being at the end o
This cottage has been renovated by the owners to a very high standard and is very well equipped with good quality furnishings. It has everything you could possibly need.
I would highly recommend it a… More
Reviewed 10 Mar 2015
Excellent quality accommodation. Beautiful beach. Great walks in the dunes and lovely village. A truely relaxing, get away vacation! … More
Reviewed 6 May 2014
The cottage was excellent in every respect and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The property is very well appointed and has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, our 3yr old loved th… More
“Perfect and tranquil cottage in very friendly village” It has taken a while to provide feedback about this cottage......but here goes! This is an extremely nice place to stay and explore the West Coast of Scotland. The location is excellent and the co
Just spent a week at Cuil cottage and I would recommend it to anyone, It is in a great location, it's tastefully decorated and was a home away from home.
If you are looking for a cottage on Loch fyne… More
We at Cuil Cottage, welcome feedback and now have added the recommend items. many thanks
Reviewed 28 Aug 2012
Lovely cottage ,well equipped ,comfortable and cosy.
Only lacking internet connection and garden furniture… More
We welcome feedback on our cottage and we now have purchase garden furniture to take in the Loch fyne view. thank you
“Great Spanish Getaway, Great Modern Apartment” We have stayed here a few times now and would recommend anyone to go! It's a great modern Spanish apartment with a nice pool & close to shops restaurants and bars all just a short walk. The beach is just
“Comfortable cottage in lovely location” Mill Cottage is well equipped and comfortable. The kitchen/living room being on the first floor gives views over the river to the front, and garden and woods to the rear.
The coastal path is easily accessed
We were looking for a nice cottage, with room for a 7- and a 10-year-old to have fun, within walking distance of the beach and a pub or two. Mill Cottage gave us all this and more. Being on a dead-end… More
“Craven Garth” Lovely warm and cosy accommodation - private location, nice enclosed garden. Suitable any time of year! Thornton le Dale very pretty village - all facilities at Pickering...only 20 miles or so to Scarborough, Danby Forest close by. Recom
Very happy staying in this warm, well-equipped cottage whilst working in the area.
Re-booked and have tried to book again since.
Spacious main bedroom and smaller double bunk bedroom were very comf… More
Thank you for your wonderful review Andrew. We are really pleased you were happy with the cottage and it was a comfortable base whilst you were at work in the area. If we can help with anything in the future just let us know.
Reviewed 12 Dec 2016
Really clean and cosy cottage me and my partner spent the weekend here, loads of places to visit and the pub down the road was perfect with an open fire and tasty food. Situated down a small lane out … More
Thank you for your great review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your weekend away and managed to vist one of our excellent local pubs! Hopefully you will be able to stay longer next time!
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2016
This cottage was perfectly presented with all mod-cons. The enclosed garden made you feel that you were in the countryside and not in a village centre. It allowed us the comfort to know it was safe t… More