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.
“Fantastic log cabin wanted for nothing!” We loved this chalet it was perfect for my husband and I yet room for our extended family the next time. The owner could not have been more pleasant in his correspondence with me and very professional yet fri
We loved the lodge, it was perfect, home from home. So relaxing and in a beautiful spot with decking overlooking the river. The lodge itself had everything you wanted and was very clean. Will definite… More
“Mr” Fab cottage!!! Very tasetefully decorated, has all mod cons and is lovely and warm to boot. Although it's located in South Harris it's a great base as Scarista, Horgabost and Luskentyre beaches are close by amongst other smaller beaches. It's also
Spacious accommodation with lots of character and original features, This is a superb and relaxing family base to explore the Charente Maritime. Within easy reach of all the Charente's attractions including La Rochelle, La Palymyre Zoo, Futuroscope and beaches. …see more
“This cottage ticked all the boxes and more” We have just returned from a most enjoyable stay at Little Hendra. Andrew and Colette, the owners, made us feel very welcome on our arrival with even a cream tea and bottle of wine in the fridge. Many other
We had read many other reviews of this holiday rental and thought "it can't be THAT good !".... IT IS !!! A very welcome Cornish Cream Tea (and wine) was waiting for us on arrival. Colette and Andrew… More
Reviewed 20 Aug 2016
Had a great week in Little Hendra cottage, it really was home from home as it had everything you needed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Great location for exploring the whole of Cornwall… More
“well equipped” had a lovely short stay, thank you.
the lodge is extremely well equipped, very clean and comfortable.
the owners clearly have a good eye for detail and all the little extras that are provided make it feel like you've rented the lodg
Great lodge, everything we needed for the wkend and plenty of room for our large family. Certainly would book again for our visit to the lakes. Good communication too.… More
“Great place to stay.”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
I stayed here with my Mother and two Grand children for a couple of nights in July. Really great lodge, very clean and very well equipped. We had a lovely stay and would defiantly recommend it to frie… More
Reviewed 18 Jul 2016
Had a really great stay at this property. It has everything we needed and more. Surroundings are beautiful. I would highly recommend. The only negative for us is that there was no lake view as the bu… More
Thanks Julie. I do keep asking the Leisure Village management to cut them down a bit!
“Fabulous” If you want to relax away from the crowds in unspoilt nature just come here...cottage has everything on offer, walks outside of door, wildlife to watch close by and amazing waterfall 5 mins away.. Place is well equipped, very clean.. You can
“One to Highly Recommend” The House was clean and tidy excellent service from owner .
Cant fault it would stay there again.
Pub across the road which also serves food
Only 15 mins form Ayr .
Bonus was groceries that were in the fridge on our arriv
This was the perfect little break for me & the missus. We came here to get away from all the hustle& bustle of X-mas.
The landlord popped round to make sure everything was OK, he's very welcoming & h… More
Reviewed 27 Oct 2016
Lovely cottage, Stephen made us feel really welcome, the bread, milk eggs and bacon was a nice surprise, would definitely stay again, only downside was no mobile signal in cottage.… More
“Amazing!” We had a lovely week end at the The Old Smithy & River Cottages to celebrate my husband's 30th Birthday!
Both cottages are great and perfect for a big group (we were 11) because there is so much space outside and inside.
The rooms are per
We celebrated New Year at both the Old Smithy and River Cottage and found it was the perfect location. The cottages were both beautiful and provided a large area for everyone to spend time together in… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is nice to know that out of all the cottages you have stayed at over the years,that you found ours to be the best. We hope that you will visit us again. Thanks
“wow I wanna go back The Tenas on Tour”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2015
Myself and 9 female friends spent 2 nights in these 2 beautiful cottages to celebrate my 50th..the owner Susan was very easy to keep in touch with and catered for our every need.on arrival we were blo… More
Thank you for your fantastic review. We are delighted that you had such a great time in the cottages, we are only too happy to help with guests particular wishes when we can. We are glad that you appreciated the lovely comfy beds and pillows and hope to see you back again soon.
“Comfortable and Clean in a good location for exploring Somerset” Spent 5 nights in Lilac cottage in July 13 during very hot weather and the house was clean, comfortable and thankfully nice and cool during the heatwave. The cottage is a converted outbu
“Wonderful again” This was the second time we stayed in this lovely cottage and it was just as great as the first time. The cottage is well equipped an there are lots of possibilities for walking and sightseeing in the area. Our hosts were very friendl
“Lovely cottage in great location and peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2015
My husband and I have recently returned from 2 lovely weeks at Avalon cottage. The cottage was comfy, clean and well equipped with everything one could need. The location was perfect to visit Exmoor, … More
“Well appointed, attractive property”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2015
We wanted a central location to visit both North and South Coast. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't marvellous but it helped having a lovely cottage to return to. The cottage is very clean and well … More
“Excellent accommodation with added personal touches”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2014
We were looking for accommodation that would enable us to have a peaceful holiday base while still being within easy reach of local attractions. Avalon Cottage was ideal. The gardens were well maintai… More
“Exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever” This cottage (Apple tree Cottage, Bleadon, Weston Super Mare), was totally fabulous.
The cottage exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever and if I won t
“Stunning views from a stunning house” We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the sofa in the mas
“Stunning place and fantastic house for 50th birthday party”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
Large family weekend away celebrating a birthday..kids loved the garden and amenities..so did the adults!! Great access to a beach and lovely views
Plenty of space to spread round the house...but gre… More
“A characterful retreat” We were very well looked after by Carol and Ron. It is overlooking open fields on the edge of an idyllic Suffolk village. Wildlife was plentiful and varied. The pub -''The Gardener's Arms'' was in one corner of the village gr
Well set out on one floor, with plenty of room to chill out. We had two small dogs with us that were able to explore the garden without any worry. Although the weather wasn't very kind to us our week… More
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Kipper Cottage. It is a very special place and I hope you will visit again. Thank you . Anne
“Comfortable,stylish and contemporary”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2012
This converted cottage is situated in a lovely part of the island and makes an ideal base for exploring. The cottage has a modern light ,spacious and airy feel. It is well equipped, and has good quali… More
“Well presented holiday cottage which lived up to expectations”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
Rented kipper cottage to take my very elderley disabled parents on holiday. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable and to quote my parents if needs be we don't have to go out as there is plenty… More
“Truly An Idyllic Piece of Scottish Heaven” Our third stay at this wonderful house and garden which provides everything we need for a totally relaxing, and private, break away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. We hope to visit again in the not
“very clean, well equipped bungalow” we had a great holiday. The location was very good (sea view from the lounge). The bungalow was very well equipped and very clean. Ideally located for children - lots of space to run around outside - 3 - 4 mins wal
We have just returned from the Isle of Wight after a lovely week in this perfectly located bungalow. It is as good as the reviews and pictures if not better!
The bungalow was brilliantly equipped. Th… More
Reviewed 11 Nov 2016
Lovely bungalow, with everything you need for your stay (and then some). Fabulous views of the bay with glorious sunsets. Plenty to do around the island.… More
“fantastic property in gorgeous surroundings”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2012
Very clean and full of useful homely touches. A great base to see the island from. Brilliant views,area for kids to play outside and beach only 5mins walk away. plenty of places to eat not too far awa… More
“Excellent house for visit to Alton with large group” Great locationf for Alton Towers. Plenty of room and toys in house for our 3 families of 2 adults and 2 young children. Great pub across the road, great food. They allowed us to carry the food on pl
Stayed here with a group of friends for my birthday. Lovely big property with plenty of character, great value and location.… More
“Beautiful house peaceful location ideal for Alton towers”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2012
We booked this house for a group break away and to visit Alton towers! It was everything the owner said it would be and more, the house is beautiful with big open fire and and amazing looking dinning … More
“Big, beautiful house in fabulous location - highly recommended”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2011
We stayed at this house for our daughter's 10th birthday with friends. The house is huge - very comfortable for our party of 12, the 6 children loved having the attic to themselves with playstation, … More
“lovely Villa” The Villa was everything it said, well equiped, verylarge and very clean, there was eveything needed and more, booking with the Villa owner was easy and he provided exact information regarding getting to the Villa, things to do around th
We spent a fantastic two weeks at this villa. It is huge, certainly large enough for for a family. The surrounding area is out of this world.… More
“Quiet and relaxing”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
The villa is in a quiet location so as the owner states, a car is essential but this also meant that it is very relaxing.We walked to the resturants alone the lagoon which as about half an hour on foo… More
“fun in tranquil setting of bom successo”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2011
Very nice villa on quite estate. The adventure possibilities are endless. we surfed walked on island castles sand dunes. Sampled many a local tipple and enjoyed hours of pool time.
Cycled next to th… More
“Perfect!” I stayed at Highclere house with my partner, mum and dad , my brother and our 2 dogs for a week and it was nowhere near long enough, none of us wanted to leave. Simone and Nick are perfect hosts, always on hand if you need them but never int
We were met on arrival by Simone and Nick who were very pleasant and happy to pass on lots of information about both the house and the local amenities. The house was a real home from home and it was o… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is a review that I am sure the TripAdvisor community will find very helpful as you have given so much information to set the scene for a West coast of Scotland holiday. Greatly appreciated!
“Fantastic house in a stunning location”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2014
A fantastic house, extremely well equipped and very comfortable. As with other guests we were hard pressed to leave this lovely property to explore further afield. Situated in a stunning setting with … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review for Highclere House - we really appreciate this and hope to welcome you back again!
“never wanted to leave..”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2013
Highclere House is a wonderful place at a beautiful spot. the view is spectacular and made us never wanted to gome home!
the house is very comfortable and you feel at home immediately.
Nick and Simo… More
We are so glad you enjoyed Highclere House - thank you so much for taking the time to do a review. It would be lovely to see you again if you decide to come back to the West coast for another Scottish holiday!
“the place was lovely and we had a great time!:)” Me and my friends really enjoyed the weekend in Church Lodge cottage. We would definitely like to come and spend the perfect time making BBQ, playing volleyball, having few drinks or listen to music and
We rented this property to celebrate my 40th, we had many guests, with about half camping on the grounds. The house is large and very spacious giving us loads of room. Although the house wasn't immacu… More
“a very nice holiday home and a friendly welcome” We stayed at Donington Den with our 2 small children and enjoyed it very much. We received a very nice welcome. The house was very clean and cosy with all the necessary appliances. It's a nice base to
A very clean and fully equipped property in a quiet location. Owners very friendly. Our second visit and we will return again!… More
“Perfectly situated cosy cottage in the heart of Derbyshire”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
Lovely, cosy cottage. It was very clean and perfect for our family of 4. It was a home away from home. The hosts were very friendly and the welcome pack was yummy. Short walk into town to shops, pu… More
“Very comfortable house ideally situated for East Midlands attractions.”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2013
Donington Den is a very clean, comfortable house situated in a lovely village with an interesting array of small, independent shops. We enjoyed our stay there so much that we have already re-booked th… More
Offering all guests on arrival a tray of home baking to be enjoyed during their stay, the 4-star Park South Cottage sits on a large, elevated site in the Blackwater Valley with beautiful, panoramic views. Ideal base for touring the famous attractions of Cork and Kerry.H …see more
“Lovely apartment with a great view” Very comfortable and well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Torquil is very helpful and easy to deal with. I am sure we will be back to stay here again in the future.
This is our second stay at the Royal apartments and it's just as lovely as our 1st stay. Beautifully decorated nice quality fittings very clean . Just love it here I could move in .… More
“Great location,sea view, near town centre everything you need”
Reviewed 9 Feb 2016
Lovely apartment ,well equipped, clean and very cosy and warm while Storm Gertrude raged outside. Ideal location for town centre with good coffee shops and restaurants. Good walks by the sea, a very p… More
“Lovely apartment, sea views and great convenient location”
Reviewed 15 Dec 2013
Literally a short stroll from the train station with regular trains to Edinburgh, this apartment was perfect for our Christmas shopping trip. A day return to Edinburgh then a day in lovely North Berwi… More
Yes being so close to the station this apartment is ideal for day trips into Edinburgh. So glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope you found the local restaurant recommendations useful too.
“A wonderful family holiday!” We had the pleasure of staying at Shore View at the end of May. The house is wonderful, with everything a family could possibly need on hand. Kate’s communication before arrival was amazing and certainly made the start of
I would highly recommend a stay at Shore View! I booked this holiday let for my family to stay in while we were attending a wedding party near by and it did not disappoint. This place is amazing! It's… More
We're really pleased your party w/e was a success and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. ☺
“Wonderful all-you-can-ask-for holiday home with breathtaking views”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Shore View. The house is modern, spacious, fully-equipped with amazing views. It was our first stay in an eco house and certainly will not be our last. It is … More
“Best Holiday in Cornwall Ever”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
Beautiful house with excellent views. Did not want to leave and will certainly book again. Kate, the owner could not have been more helpful with her advice and tips especially helpful in leaving us in… More
“Great cottage, perfect location” This was a special trip... our 20th wedding anniversary and our first attempt to introduce our three boys to Haworth and the Brontës. So we did pay a little more than we usually would to get this cottage, right in the
Beautiful cottage: spacious and well-equipped, It was perfect for the event weekend we attended, right in the heart of the action and a very short stroll to the pubs and cafes in the village.
Log fir… More
“A perfect retreat for all the family!” We had 3 generations of our family stay for a long weekend and not once did anyone feel they were on top of one another. A great place with loads of room for everyone and very clean and comfortable. Everything we
Lovely cottage very well equipped great having 3 bathrooms 4 of us stayed was fab great for dogs straight into lovely woodland lovely hotel ate at the cair n food was lovely had lunch at tea room very… More
Thank you for your comments, we are delighted that you had a good holiday, it certainly sounds like you managed to pack a lot into your stay!
“Stunning views in a beautiful village” I stayed at Casa Muneca for 2 weeks in July of 2013 and loved every minute of it. The house while compact was in a beautiful position high up in the village of Gaucin and from the terrace you could see the rock o
“Blissful retreat in Andalucian village of Gaucin”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2013
Casa Muneca is a place that you will find it difficult to leave, and one to which you will no doubt want to return to time after time. A delightful welcome from key holder Agusutina who keeps the pla… More
“a great easter stay” We stayed over easter and had a lovely time. We had good weather in the day and the lodge was cosy and warm with the heating in the evening.
The accomodation had everything we needed and was in a great location, very peaceful but
“perfect place for a quiet getaway” We arrived after a 6 hour drive to a very warm welcome from Geraldine. She quickly showed us around and left us to unpack enough to enjoy the fabulous pool! There was a very welcome baguette, cheese and wine put out
Geraldine the owner was welcoming and left us a welcome basket of provisions which was a very nice touch.
The house has a large secluded garden with a good swimming pool about 5 feet deep over its … More
“The best gite rental we have ever had!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
This was a great experience in every respect.The sun shone every day, and the pool/garden areas, were so inviting, that we hardly wanted to go anywhere else. Very peaceful, and beautifully presented p… More
“Stunning Holiday Home”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2012
Six of us spent a week at the Gite which was wonderful. A real home from home experience with everything provided. The owners gave us a warm welcome and were always there to help with any further need… More
Chateau Jautrudon has all that is needed for a relaxing family holiday in the rural Limousin region of France. Set in a 40 hectare estate, the chateau offers a peaceful and secluded vacation with several kilometers of walkways through our forest, private fenced pool, te …see more
Mot Mot Lodge has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, with double hight ceilings and full width sliding doors, opening out on to a large upper patio,with outdoor dining facilities. This dining area links the interior and the garden seamlessly. …see more
'Number 57' is new to the market after a complete renovation to a very high standard.The house dates back to the 1800's and has an interesting history. 'Number 57' is located right in the heart of the Marina Quarter and is on the doorstep to …see more
“Sheer bliss” A wonderful cottage lacking for nothing. A peaceful location but close to all amenities. A perfect place to chill; comfortable sofas and an enchanting garden. The bed to die for. The finest self catering holiday we have ever taken.
There were 4 of us staying in Shutters Cottage in Beamish and we were all delighted with the cottage. It had everything we needed, plenty of space and we couldn't have had a better stay. The communica… More
“Beautiful country retreat”
Reviewed 13 Mar 2014
The house is lovely-comfortable and attractively furnished. The kitchen is huge and well equipped. It was too cold to use the conservatory, but it certainly was an inviting space. The views from the l… More
“Fabulous house in a quiet but accessable location”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2013
The Shutters is a fantastic house in a great location. The house more than matches up to the pictures and ad on the holiday guide - you will not be disappointed!The decoration, furniture, fittings and… More