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.
Situated only a few minutes stroll away from the well known village of Trearddur Bay, Valley Lodge is a luxurious Ground Floor apartment that we have fully refurbished early in 2015, it is located in private grounds with well kept Communal Garden Areas. The nearest cov …see more
“Fantastic sea views” What a lovely location, sea views from every window, short walk to the prom. Kitchen well stocked with crockery etc. very clean with towels and bed linen provided. Thank you to the owner, we will be back next year!
Well resourced apartment, beautiful views, ample parking, short walk to Portstewart Promenade. We found everything we could possibly need in the apartment for a lovely relaxing holiday. I loved the fa… More
“Excellent views of ocean and coast.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
Great apt, clean and roomy. Great views from comfy sofa and big arm chairs. Has all emenities for self catering.… More
Woodbine Cottage in Chestnut Lane - the address itself sums up the cosiness of this holiday retreat! The owners of Appletree Cottage built Woodbine cottage for their daughter when she married, where she lived for more than 70 years.
The Cottage ground floor comprises …see more
“A truly relaxing and comfortable little haven” We have visited this cottage several times now. It is warm and comfortable and we once again, felt wonderfully looked after. It is a true haven of peace and quiet - you really don't need the car and if
“Don't tell everyone . Want to go back again and it will be full !!”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2016
In the middle of the moor, charming, calm and well equipped house, perfect position for walks on the moors. In the middle of the moor, charming, calm and well equipped house, perfect position for wa… More
Many thanks for your glowing appreciation of Dashel Cottage and its location. We won't tell anyone, honest!
Reviewed 23 Oct 2016
We had previously stayed in the cottage next door, Brimble Cottage, and when it was booked for the dates we wanted we booked this smaller but way cosier cottage next door. The children loved it in the… More
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Dashel Cottage and found so much to do from a base on Dartmoor.
“Lovely Apartment Right by the Beach” The Apartment is located in just the right place for a great holiday by the beach. It is set back from the hustle and bustle but near enough to pop out with a young child to eat out in the evening. If you want to
The perfect base for a family adventure in the half term holidays. The apartment was better than I imagined, was very clean and a great deal of thought had been put into the finer detail. i.e. Scrabb… More
“Excellent location with great facilities” The property was exceptionally clean with excellent facilities. It proved to be an excellent base for us for a very enjoyable weekend. Great walks, shops and restaurants all within easy reach of the cottage. W
Everything was perfect. The cottage was cosy and modern too, clean, well equipped, warm and great location, will definitely be looking to book again. Lovely little village.… More
Thank you for your excellent review, We're really pleased that, you found everything perfect and to your liking; it is always our aim to provide accommodation, which combines comfort with relaxation.
Also, thank you both for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy, which is greatly appreciated!
“Well appointed, excellent location and very tidy”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2017
Being next to the Fox helps - great pub with great food, and pretty central to the town being just off the high street. Being winter we loved the log burner! The place is well appointed and very tidy … More
Spacious and very pleasant apartment.
Lisa managed everythiong 100 %.
Good location. The boat to the islands is a walk of 200 meters. Perfect restaurants in walk distance.
We enjoyed our stay… More
“Well enjoyed stay, accommodation clean, modern, wifi awesome! Home away from home.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
The accommodation was very modern and we felt at home straight away. Good sized rooms all round, clean inside and outside, air-conditioned and the much loved WiFi. Restaurants, fresh fruit and veg and… More
“Great apartment, nice location and a 'birds eye view'.”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2014
Modern and clean apartment with great views out to sea and across the salt flats where birds gather.
Plenty of parking and easy road access from Faro airport. Easy to walk into town and plenty of b… More
* Beautiful countryside location* High specification finish both internally and externally* Great local pub in walking distance to the cottage* 2 separate bathrooms - choice of bath or walk in shower* Luxury toiletries supplied* Generous Welcome basket<br />4 Sta …see more
My brand new eco cottage is built in the heart of the lovely village of Badby. Built to a very high standard it uses natural material finishes where possible. It has two bedrooms with flexible sleeping layout (twin or super king to master bedroom), two bathrooms, comfor …see more
Our four cottages are set within the beautiful Brittany countryside, With woodland and farm land surrounding the cottages and yet the pretty town of Guemene Sur Scorff, with its shops, supermarket, banks, cafes and bars is Under 5 minutes away by car. …see more
“A hidden gem!” Struggling to find somewhere with a good location AND reasonably priced we were delighted to find Amelia Cottage. My husband and I, his parents and our 2 (small) dogs stayed for a week and loved it. We are not fussy travellers but so of
“Lovely relaxing week in a quiet and friendly little town”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2015
Amelia Cottage is lovely with a beautiful garden and the owner provides ample information to help you enjoy your stay. Burry Port is a really nice and friendly area with everything you need close by. … More
“An absolute gem of a place!”
Reviewed 6 May 2015
There is nothing bad to say about this cottage. It is extremely comfortable and well equipped, the towels and soaps were a lovely bonus!
With no more than a ten minute walk to the town centre and … More
“A lovely cottage in a great location”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed our Easter weekend at Amelia Cottage with the family. The cottage was very cosy and beautifully decorated with really comfortable beds. The grandchildren enjoyed playing in the lov… More
Good to hear you enjoyed your break - agree it's well worth bringing bikes to explore and meander along the coastal path, cycle through Pembrey Country Park and if you can manage it there's 7 miles of beach at Cefn Sidan; by the way - the summerhouse at Amelia doubles up as a bikestore if needed!
“Terrific !” Loved the cottage ! Cathy was wonderful and very helpful. Had some issues with running certain appliances but after a day or 2 we had them all sorted out. The cottage is very well equipped, wonderful working fireplace where we enjoyed nigh
“Relaxing and beautiful” We arrived at the cottage and instantly fell in love with the place. It felt so warm and cozy and just what we wanted for a relaxing couple of days and the wood burner was a nice little touch too :). We went for long walks whi
We stayed in the Cottage for a birthday celebration with some friends and it was the perfect location. The Cottage was very cozy, clean and comfortable and Anna the owner, had gone to great lengths t… More
Thank you and come back soon!
Reviewed 10 Jan 2014
We absolutely loved our stay in The Cottage and our host, Anna, was very welcoming. The accommodation was delightful, well appointed and very comfortable for our family. Its location made a great ba… More
“Charming cottage in great location for exploring the Cotswolds”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2013
Excellent self catering accommodation in historic building and very good base for exploring the Cotswolds. We (me and my parents) spent a weekend in Chalford and the cottage was in a great location no… More
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea
Just back home this afternoon, gutted to have spent a week in the apartment for our October break.
I'm not one to return to the same place twice but this is an exception as feel we feel at home the… More
Thank you so much for your review. It is always a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and we look forward to your next visit!
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
We were delighted to be able to book a Twixmas break at such a wonderful location. Booking was simple and cost reasonable (particulalry given the lovely wee touches - like a Christmas Tree!). The ac… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was exceptional weather then - a shame for your return journey!
“Lose yourself in this rich heartland of all that makes France irresistible.” An excellent situation from which to explore the many experiences available, both at the coast, in the towns and villages around glorious Carcassonne and, of course, along th
This is a spacious and well appointed gite in very good condition. It has plenty of outdoor space too, ideal for BBQ, with the bonus of a pool. The location is peaceful with easy access to the surrou… More
Michel and I are happy you enjoyed your stay and liked the gîte. Thanks for coming......
Hope to see you all again one day
“Fantastic place for a family vacation”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2015
We were a family with a couple of kids. We stayes for a week and it was ALL perfect.
Tha appartment was spacious, in a lovely surrounding, clean, comfortable, sunny, silent, all you can wish for a re… More
“Great southern France rural location”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2013
For four of us (two couples) this was a great apartment,in a hamlet surrounded by vineyards and close to the Canal du Midi and River Aude. The apartment is very spacious with a very good kitchen in an… More
It was great to meet you and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We have taken note of your suggestion and plan to have bikes available soon.
“This is a superb oasis” This apartment is almost perfect in every way. The view from the front balcony stretches along the coast road past Wignacourt Tower along Bugibba promenade to Qwara Point. To the left is St. Paul's Island and a friendly cafe/b
Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment … More
“everything was just perfect cant say a bad thing about this place it is fantastic”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2011
mike the owner is so helpful and pleasant the flat is bigger than the photos show its well laid out and spacious with quality fittings and fixturers. plenty of towels,sheets.the beds were very comfort… More
“Wonderful beach house and surroundings” We had an amazing stay at the Praia da Rocha house during our 5 days there. Not only is the house beautiful with lots of space, light and air, it has a ridiculously spectacular view of the ocean. The bedrooms
we had a great time there.
Lots of beach, sun and sand
Warm sea, great sun sets, good swimming and snorkling.… More
“A beautiful family home in a little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2011
The house is tastefully, yet simply furnished. A gorgeous open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room looks out over the sea with nothing but an incredible private vista. The wooden floors and flowing white… More
“The best beach accommadation I have ever experienced”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2011
I went up to Tofo with 4 mates for a few weeks. The house is amazing, with plenty of space for privacy even when at its' capacity of 8 people. The beach in itself is flawless, kilometers long and all … More
“Brilliant Accommodation” Everything you would want in a home from home, stayed with 7 friends in this beautiful well arranged accommodation, great rooms, plenty of storage space for clothing etc. Information on equipment and local services very good,
“We are loving it. . . . Can we please move in!! ”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2016
We are part way through our stay and we love it here. No need for photos or long explanations, this house is exactly as it says on the tin with cherries on top!! Beds are so comfy, the whole place is … More
Thankyou so much for kind comments and we are delighted you are loving the house.
“Beauty and peace personified, fantastic place”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2016
The location is a perfect place to explore the delights that Scotland has to offer, great wildlife to experience which include Deer, red squirrels, many beautiful birds, Ospray and Peregrine falcoln. … More
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. This is very much appreciated and we are delighted you had a relaxing holiday.
“Exceptional holiday property, great location for touring”
Reviewed 13 May 2015
We were a group of 8. Accommodation amenities are always important to us on our walking holidays and with this house we had 4 excellent rooms all with private facilities (a bonus). The rest of the hou… More
“Brilliant” What Can I Say Absolutely Lovely Little Cottage Perfect Location very Peaceful Really Homely Thank You Fiona The Little Xmas Tree And Crackers Was The Perfect Touch Hope Too Be Back Again All Going Well And I Finish My Treatment x
“Very comfortable & welcoming” Heatherlea is a lovely cottage, very well equipped, warm and extremely clean, everything you could possibly need during you're stay is there, we had a very comfortable & relaxing few weeks, lovely walks at the end of the
This was a first visit to Grange over Sands together with husband, daughter, her husband and 16 month old twins. all a little ambitious perhaps.
Wasn`t really sure what we were expecting of Grange bu… More
Thank you for your lovely review, I am so glad that you enjoyed your break and the location.
“Delightful, comfortable and exactly as advertised”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2014
Lynda thought carefully and knew precisely what visitors needed. The house was extremely well equipped but the view from the top bedroom window was beautiful. Waking up to this each morning was fanta… More
Thank you for your comments, yes the view is certainly a treat to wake up to. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Reviewed 20 Nov 2013
Very clean, cosy and tidy place, has everything you may wish for!Even perfect for stay with children-has fireplace guard, safety gates, games etc..Reasonable distance to lake District.The only downsid… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan
2 6 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
“absaloutly brillaint” I would like to thank Doreen for a lovely stay the cabin was absolutely immaculate and very friendly we stayed for 10 nights in this beautiful location looking out at the lock also very handy hotel/bar next door we had some lov
“Excellent villa with stunning views” Had a wonderful time at Casa Vista Del Mar from 23/03 - 05/04 2014.
Everything about the villa is first class.
Views are superb and the villa is well equipped and comfortable.
Bedrooms are spacious and comfortab
The villa is located in a fantastic location with stunning views across the mountains and onto
the coast line , you can just sit back and relax looking at the surroundings . The villa itself is very … More
Reviewed 21 Dec 2013
Just got back from a fantastic week here, I cannot fault this villa at all, very comfortable, plenty of space and amazing views over looking Nazaret. I travelled with two young children and had no wor… More
Apartment is located in the town of Pješčana Uvala, Pula - Istria. The house is 150 m away from the sea and is categorized as apartment. There is a beach nearby (pebble). Other guests will most likely be staying in the house's other apartments. Your hosts w …see more
Sleeps 4/6. Gorgeous holiday home in the heart of Arundel with 2 double bedrooms + mezzanine sleeping area for a further 2 guests and 2 bathrooms.
<br />Linen is not provided unless by special arrangement at £10 per head. …see more
“A perfect house next to a perfect beach - a BRILLIANT holiday!” We stayed as a family of four for a week in October and had an amazing holiday. Wogan Lodge is a beautiful house and we felt at though we were in our dream home for a week. It is beautifu
I have just returned from my second stay at Wogan Lodge, this time I travelled with three girlfriends and we had a thoroughly indulgent time! We enjoyed afternoons sitting in the sunshine on the terra… More
Wheelwright Cottage is a modern cosy, well equipped cottage on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. West Dean is an ideal location for walking, cycling and sightseeing. Car not necessary as village station only 5 minutes walk. …see more
“We had a great stay!” I stayed at Carr Cottage for one week with my two friends and my daughter. We had a great stay! The cottage is very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. It is only a ten-minute walk to the town centre and the bus stop is ne
Lovely to arrive to a warm cottage on a freezing day. Cottage very well equipped, bedrooms good size & comfy beds. Ideal for our dog, great walks straight from cottage. Loads of information in cottage… More
Thank you for your review. Sadly we no longer accept pets at the cottage. The drive is , indeed quite a challenge to reverse back along, at times, but with practice it's achievable! There is parking on the road outside if you can't face it!
Hope to see you again soon.
“Cozy, comfy and smashing”
Reviewed 27 Feb 2013
My fella and our pup stayed for 3 snowy days and had a very nice stay. Very quiet, comfortable and Helen was a delight to plan our stay with.
Thank you for your review.
“Fantastic - highly recommend”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2013
I would highly recommend this gorgeous cottage and surrounding area. The cottage is really spacious and comfortable for a family of five plus our dog. The information provided was excellent with gre… More
Thank you for your review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your time at the cottage.
No 8 The Square forms part of the most photographed scene in the picturesque village of Upper Slaughter. The charm of this beautiful cottage will ensure a memorable stay for all ages.<br />Located only 5-10 minutes drive from the very popular towns of Bourton-on-t …see more
“Fantastic!” The cottage was lovely and in an ideal location to explore Snowdonia and the coastal area around Conwy. Right from the start the experience was great, we were greeted by Ann who settles us in and even left some fruit loaf and tea for us!
We decided to get away for the Chirstmas break and both the cottage and the location were exceptional!
The owner Ann showed us around the property and we were so surprised of how spacious it was. We … More
Thank you so much for your kind review.I am delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and appreciated how much Conwy and the local area has to offer,whatever the weather!It was lovely to meet you both and wish you all the best for the New Year.Ann
“The Perfect Getaway”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2013
We have just returned from our stay at this cottage and have had a perfect holiday. The cottage is top quality and has everything you could wish for and more! The view from the bedroom balcony is st… More
Thank you very much for your generous review.I am delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and location so much and that you chose to spend your Anniversary here.Look forward to seeing you both again so you can enjoy a roaring log fire. The views are great even in the winter!
Best wishes, Ann & Peter
“This is a place to escape the 'rat race'”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2013
We have just stayed at Bethyn Y Wennol in Conway and found it to be the ideal place to escape the 'rat race' for the peace and tranquillity of the countryside. When we entered the cottage and were s… More
Thank you very much for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you both and I`m glad you were able to enjoy the views and the glorious weather from the balcony.Hope to see you again sometime in the future.
Best wishes, Ann
Iconic 4-bedroom villa on the edge of the sea of Valletta shore. Few minutes off restaurants and Sliem ferry. Also it is at the foot of our capital city Valletta ideal for a relaxing holiday and also for all those who are after our great history. …see more
“Brill cottage and great owner” Cottage was brillant on arriving Elanor had the aga on for us to take the chill out as it was a windy day.The view is amazing i saw golden eagles a few times flying in front of cottage,all the things that you want to se
The best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Very comfortable, warm and so quiet. A good base for exploring Lewis and Harris but great to spend a restful afternoon as well. So many nice t… More
“A welcome start to the holiday season”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2016
We were very pleased with the cottage. Only inconvenience was no lock on bathroom door and more hooks on doors would be handy… More
Thanks for your review and tips. Will sort out the lock on the bathroom door and get a few more hooks.
“Just perfect.” 1) The cottage was clean, tidy, cosy and well equipped.
2) The location is very suitable for a relaxing holiday/break, walking and viewing nature.
3) There is a local pub (The Old Inn), with good food and a relaxed atmosphere, about
The cottage is located right in the heart of our farm and will offer you a slice of the country life, with everything you could need in your home from home, on the farm. In the heart of Fife we are surrounded by spectacular countryside, perfect for those who like walki …see more
“Excellent & charming Gite - well equipped” We really enjoyed our 2 weeks here - the gite was full of charm and character, but very well equipped with all modern appliances in the kitchen, etc - all the extra things which really make a difference to a
We had a lovely week at this wonderful gite. It has everything you need and is well situated for all the local attractions. Would recommend it to anyone, especially the bbq area where we spent many a … More
“Great accommodation in a wonderfully tranquil setting!” We spent a lovely weekend at Stable Cottage and The Stables. The houses are furnished to a high standard, have well-equipped kitchens and are in the picturesque village of Freshford. The houses a