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.
“Absolutely brilliant” Could not have been better. A very well-equipped cottage in a peaceful location with underfloor heating and a log burner - ideal for a winter break. Very high quality fixtures and fittings and a great welcome including unexpected
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. Man… More
“FANTASTIC PIECE OF CORNISH TRANQUILITY !”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2016
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
“East Yorkshire Little Haven of Heaven” The presentation of Chose Amuse is exceptional. It is immaculately clean, and the decoration is equal to if not better than any London boutique hotel. The beds are very comfortable too. Karen is very thoughtful a
We really enjoyed our stay, the mews cottage is just beautiful. Everything you need foe a perfect break is right on the doorstep … More
It was a pleasure to welcome you both as our first guests at Choose Amuse. Thanks for your kind words and we hope you'll return again soon
“Top quality holiday cottage”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2015
This was our second stay at Choose Amuse. It ticks all the boxes for a perfect holiday. The cottage has been equipped to a very high standard. The beds are wonderfully comfortable with Dorma bed … More
Thanks so much for your kind words and also for making the decision to return to the mews, it was a pleasure to welcome you back and we are delighted that you have booked to come back again later this year. Have a lovely Summer
“Lovely house, peaceful location, excellent G & T patio!”
Reviewed 15 May 2015
We found the mews by accident whilst looking for a hotel in Beverley and decided it would be more relaxing to self cater. The house is lovely with everything you could possibly need. The kitchen was… More
From now on the garden shall be known as the "G & T patio" Thank you for your kind words, it's good to know that we were able to compete with the local hotels. We'd love to welcome you back again anytime.
Our long weekend at Merlin cottage was very pleasant, the cottage is fitted out to a high standard and was warm and well equipped. The location is excellent being only a couple of minutes walk from t… More
“Fab! Cozy, charming, unique, clean and warm!” Excellent! Great stay in a lovely cottage tucked away in Whittlesey. Excellent features, facilities and furniture throughout. Made our weekend very special! :-)
A beautiful period cottage which was very homely, well kept with everything you would wish for and more. Owners are very accommodating and could not do enough to make our stay a special one. Would h… More
Many thanks for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Paul & Sasha
“excellent value or money”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2012
My self and partner have just stayed for 2 nights. Cannot speak highly enough of this property. Is small but very well designed and furnished. Lovely little private garden. Was immaculately clean … More
Many thanks for the kind review . It was lovely to meet you and will try & organise some better weather for your next visit.
“Fantastic cosy character cottage”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
The very friendly, helpful and responsive new owner met us to give us the keys and show us around.
Once you are inside the cottage it's like being in another world. Really cosy, characterful (lots … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed stay. Hope to see you again in the future, best wishes
“Mr” Lovely apartment in a quiet part of Nerja. More than adequate for a couple to relax and unwind before the Xmas rush! The log burner was a really nice touch, especially when it was raining. Extensive UK TV streamed channels and overall reliable Int
“Compact and bijou - all you could need under one roof!”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2015
Well located, this compact and bijou property is great for a getaway. We did a few days in January and returned a few days later in February after visiting other parts of Andalucia.… More
Reviewed 18 Apr 2015
My partner and I had a lovely 5 day stay in Nerja and wish we booked for longer, we hope to return soon! The apartment was excellent, clean and tidy with all the bits you would need for a self-cateri… More
“Fantastic Apartment home from home.”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
Had a really fantastic holiday the apartment was brilliant everything you needed for a perfect holiday. Would definitely come back and stay at this apartment. Loved being in a quiet area and within … More
“Magnificent restoration resulting in a beautiful cosy cottage.” This historic monument has been lovingly restored to create a beautiful, cosy retreat. Stunning views down Loch Ness with fishing nearby and some enchanting walks in the district. We came
“This was an amazing property wish we had been staying longer!”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
Wonderfully renovated and very warm and inviting. We would have liked to have just stayed and curled up with a book too bad there was so much we wanted to see.
Only thing which we missed was WiFi. We… More
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
We had a sensational week made all the better by the wonderful weather. The lighthouse is very welcoming and well equipped. It was so warm we could have done with seats to sit outside with. The pea… More
Reviewed 13 Feb 2015
Fabulous property, excellent value for money.
To go and see the area in January in the snow was superb.
A very well equipped property in beautiful surroundings.… More
“Perfect relaxation” I stayed with 3 friends for a weekend of relaxation. Have been here before and will be back again for the views and beach walks and relaxation in a cozy accommodation. Perfect place to unwind!
Everything you could dream of' great location, on the beach, wonderful house, all you could want and more from a holiday home and to top it all weather amazing, can't wait to go back. Thank you so mu… More
Reviewed 17 Mar 2013
We came here in March, having hoped at the time of booking it would be spring and we'd have a sunny weekend on the beach. In the event, it was still mid-winter with remnants of snow on the South Downs… More
Reviewed 18 Dec 2012
I rented the beach house for the weekend for my partners birthday in July 2011, I'd been there a few years before and it was just as beautiful as I remember. it was a complete surprise to my partner a… More
“An Amazing cottage so peaceful” A lovely cottage to stay in , set in lovely gardens very quiet and peaceful, beautiful decor, nice touches ie welcome basket to get you started, shower gel, moisturiser and shampoo. Excellent owners on hand to help if n
Top class cottage in quiet rural location.Welcoming,helpful but unobtrusive owners.Ideally placed to explore this part of Scotland.We felt so comfortable that it was a struggle to go out and explore!… More
“This cottage is perfect, home from home , peaceful and spotlessly clean.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
Just returned from a fantastic holiday. Everything about this cottage is lovely. The setting is peaceful and quiet we felt instantly relaxed. The owners are very warm, friendly and you could tell that… More
Great villa close to the airport and the little coastal village of Zygi which has a few restaurants. The house was immaculate throughout and pool was of a good size. It was also very quiet in a smal… More
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that the villa was clean and comfortable for you! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We hope to welcome you back again in the future!
Reviewed 11 Mar 2013
We stayed in this really luxurious housd near Zygi .( it is actually a lot closer to Zygi than it is to Kalavasos) It was just perfect ! Every amenity was provided and even though it was in January we… More
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and would like to say how brave you were to try the pool in January! Thank you for your lovely review and hope your next stay with us is even more enjoyable.
“Charming cottage, so warm & inviting!” We've just returned from a three day break in Whitby & we stayed at this charming, quirky cottage.
It is absolutely spotless & so central to Whitby & all your possible needs.
On arriving there was a very though
“Ideal location, excellent accommodation with a homely feel !”
Reviewed 3 Feb 2013
We would highly recommend this home to all our friends and family, there is everything you need and more, including homely touches !
It is immacutely clean and modernised to a very high standard.
“wonderful home from home”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2012
quirky , modernized cottage ....very clean and well stocked with essentials(tea,coffee ,biscuits) ...and lovely touch of fresh flowers ....
well situated ,great views of bridge and harbor .
felt … More
“Ideal cottage in central location”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2012
Lovely cottage, recently modernised, right in the centre of whitby. Cottage on four floors, no good for anyone with mobilty problems. Clean, reasonable priced. I love Whitby and would book again at t… More
“Stunning location” Great wee cottage in a gorgeous location.
Has everything you need for a break away with plenty to see and do in the surrounding area.
We visited for the nearby Dark Sky park but found that we didn't need to leave the village f
We stayed at lavender cottage for 10 days and i must say as holidays go this was great.
bob and his wife are great and so helpful too.I cannot say enough how much i enjoyed this break.Carsphairn is a… More
“Absolutely gorgeous place”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
We booked this trip at the last minute. Bob and his family were so friendly and their hospitality was first class. The cottage was spotless and could not fault it in any way. We all loved the coal/log… More
“Peaceful, calm and relaxing” Beautiful pool with lovely surrounding shrubs and the gorgeous smell of jasmine pervading the air. Could not see the Pyrenees from the gite as mostly clludy or bright and hazy. The photos on the website are quite old and
The Gite is set in a lovely location with a stunning view of the mountains on clear days. Easy to find following owners directions from Toulouse airport. Car is essential though as it is in a very rur… More
The gite now has its own livebox installed, which will solve the problem of WiFi access.
“perfect little house in beautiful location”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
What makes this little house so special apart from the beautiful location and tranquil surroundings is the stylish way the owner has furnished this little house. It is comfortable and a real home fo… More
“A Haven of peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2012
We had a wonderful time at this pretty little cottage/gite surrounded by the most beautiful gardens. Pamela made us really welcome with a food basket and flowers in our cottage.
The pool was amazing … More
“Lovely friendly welcome to a a nice cottage with comfortable well proportioned furniture .” We have visited winster on many occasions over the years.This was the first stay at the old barn, and how lovely it was.A very warm welcome by the owner Sharo
Booked a Sunday to Sunday stay, arrived to find lights and fire on which made the cottage look cosy and welcoming. As well as this we walked into the lounge to find a welcome tray of coffee, tea, a bo… More
Reviewed 31 Mar 2012
absolutly fantastic, it was so clean, very friendly, her cookies fantastic.....what more can i say.......thank you for a great stay.....… More
“A really comfortable stay with village and countryside on the doorstep”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2011
This tastefully furnished and very well eqiupped cottage had everything we needed for a great stay. The living/dining room is larger and more comfortable than the photos convey. There are plenty of wa… More
“Fabulous place to stay!” We have just returned from a fabulous holiday, accommodation was faultless! Everything you need for a home from home break with a modern and well equipped chalet.
A bit of a shame there was no play park on site for the littl
We stayed for a week, the chalet was everything we needed. Plenty of room for a family of 4, a very well equipped chalet everything you could need was at hand. Very clean, very nicely decorated, one o… More
“Suitable Stay” Area is nice, quite, picturesque and rural.
Suitable for a base for the Obidos area and coast.
Stayed during a cold December- villa is quite comfortable, and has what you want for a break.
Only significant negative comments are that
Gary made finding the house easy, and it was a modern clean, spacious well-equipped villa.Although without wiFi, it was easy to buy a vodafone wireless device and sim card..for 45 euro, from a very he… More
Hi, Thank you for your very kind review and glad you had a most enjoyable stay in my villa and you found it clean, modern and well equipped. I have also taken on board you constructive comments that are fully appreciated as there is always room for improvement and regard my villa as home from home and want to achieve a very high standard of satisfaction for my guests .Hope may be to see you return in the future.
“Just gets better each trip” Fabulous apartment - extremely well cared for - clean and very comfortable - the owners had made even more improvements since our visit in may 2016. The place feels like home, we can't wait for next visit
Spent 2 weeks at this lovely penthouse. A month later I'm still missing my mornings sitting out on the huge terrace gazing at the beautiful view that presents its self to you the first minute on arriv… More
“A FIVE STAR APPARTMENT WITH STUNNING VIEWS”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2016
We have just returned from this fantastic apartment, the terrace views are unbelievable watching the sun go down and the lights across San Pedro and the development come on drinking a nice cold glass … More