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.
“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
“Fantastic location and great apartment” What a great place to stay .... very well appointed apartment .... close to two of our favourite beeches ... Crantock and Fistral beech .
The apartment had just been refurbished to a very high standard , includ
“A beautiful place to stay, with lots to do for kids and adult” 39 old court is a beautiful place to stay, it's on a lovely site which offers lots to do for kids and adults and is very friendly and peaceful. 39 old court itself is lovely and clean, and
Booking was simple and without fuss. The property was very clean and well equipted. The furnishings were good and the bed was very comfortable. Location was perfect for exploring the coast and moors. … More
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
“A bit disopointed”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
When in cottage very dark as lots of trees and smelt damp club house poor not always open so not good… More
Unfortunately, during this stay the weather was particularly poor for June. We have had no other reports of darkness/damp or problems with clubhouse opening..
Amber villa has private pool with spacious garden with shaded area and sun beds for 6 people. Air Conditioning throughout, Fully equipped to a High Standard including; Satellite TV, Large Dining Table/Area, 3 Large Spacious Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms with Terraced Balcony, K …see more
Large family villa with three bedrooms (two doubles and one twin) and a professionally maintained private pool. Looking out onto farmers fields gives you privacy whilst the kitchen has all modern appliances. The lounge has TV/DVD player and there is also an extra WC.Loc …see more
Old "relais" dating from 1850 in the heart of a typical Medoc village, ideally located between vineyards the Atlantic coast beaches. Renovated in 2013 in vintage chic style, the house has 5 bedrooms with a large rose-filled garden and a heated swimming pool. …see more
La maison agreablement situee entre la Gironde,la mer et l'aeroport de Bordeaux a 70 kms,est tres comfortable,facile d'utilisation pour des enfants en bas age,avec le plaisir d'une piscine rafraichiss… More
“Superb villa near Modica” ‘The villa is in a lovely tranquil setting overlooking a wooded hillside. It is surrounded by olive trees and very little traffic comes along the road so it is possible to sit on the terrace at any time of day or evening and
Elisabeth 4 is a superb FRONT ROW apartment within the luxurious Schönblick Mountain Resort & Spa.With stunning views of the surrounding mountains, and a luxurious interior to match. A perfect summer or winter retreat. ~ Free use of the Resort Pool & Spa. ~ Free …see more
“Highly recommended Villa” We stayed at Villa Sandra in October 2014. It is always a risk to book accommodation from a description and pictures. You can rest assured this is a luxury villa. Gary has done a great job of providing first class facilities
“Wonderful villa with lovely heated pool and very comfy sun beds”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2016
A very efficient, helpful and friendly owner and villa manager to deal with any issues or questions that you might have. The village was easy enough to find thanks to maps provided and the transfer t… More
“Beautiful villa, not far from a picturesque sandy beach!”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2013
At first we were a little intimidated about the drive from the airport as we hadn’t driven in Portugal before, but there was actually nothing to worry about. Car pickup was easy and obvious (and dis… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We value all feedback and we are really pleased you had a fantastic time, it makes all of our hard work worthwhile when we hear guests have had a great holiday. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Thanks again, JJ Villas.
“Great Villa - Great service”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2013
Very enjoyable holiday. The Villa is well located for access to many activities. Spacious rooms - easily accommodated three adults and three children. Great pool with large shady areas for eating outs… More
We are really pleased you had a great time, it certainly makes our hard work worthwhile to hear a guest has had a great holiday; especially when they then take the time to write a review of our holiday villa. Thank you again, JJ Villas.
“Great place and Location” Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to deal with. Mist Mornings
Wonderful house with very high quality equipment and furnishings. 2 minute walk from lovely wild beach. Amazing sunsets over the Altantic Ocean. Vet peaceful, yet only 45 minutes from the centre of Ca… More
Hi Colin Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
Reviewed 21 Mar 2012
Stayed at Misty Mornings for our second time. And it was wonderful again! Great Estate, great House. Very friendly and helpful owner. The house is decorated very nice and you will find everything you … More
Hi Hilde Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
“We had an exceptional stay and was perfect for the family”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2012
The access to the beach was great with small kids. The overall quality of the property and attention to detail was suberb. We will definately go back again.… More
Hi Nathan Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to welcoming you and your family again in the future. Kind regards Jo"
“Amazing” We stayed there in June of last year.
The villa was spot on, it had everything that you needed, immaculate, well looked after and it was a pleasure to stay there.
The views are spectacular and the pool and surrounding gardens added to that
6 of us stayed at this holiday location for a week. Wonderful scenery, the house is beautifully presented and with plenty of amenities. Spec is to the highest standard. I would highly recommend thi… More
“Amazing hideaway with stunning views to wake up to every day”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2014
My partner and I spent two weeks in this villa during the summer waking every day to the most amazing panoramic vista. The location is adorable (although at the time a little tricky to find and get to… More
“Wonderful!” Beautiful cottage, highly recommended. Fiona was incredibly helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay. The children loved the outdoor space, farm animals and the very friendly dogs. Great location. We will be visiting agai
We had a long weekend in the Coach House in November, it was warm and welcoming and the log burner made it very cosy.
I was the perfect base to explore Avebury and Wiltshire.
Fiona's gift of homemad… More
Many thanks for your kind words and I am so pleased you enjoyed the muffins. I hope we may see you again soon.
Have a Happy Christmas
“Didn't want to go home!”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2016
The coach house has been beautifully renovated and tastefully furnished with very comfy beds and quality bed linen, the owners Fiona and Matthew are very friendly and relaxed and are on hand to help i… More
Many thanks for taking the trouble to write a review and hope we may see you all again.
“Lovely cottage and gorgeous scenery”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2015
We spent the weekend in this beautifully renovated cottage. The surroundings are stunning- great for long walks! The living / kitchen area is a great social space, the rooms are spacious and the be… More
So pleased you had such a lovely weekend and hope to see you again.
“Fantastic!” Had a brilliant time here. The lodge is wonderfully equipped - simply a home from home. Hot tub a lovely addition to the beautifully kept lodge. A pleasure to deal with the owners who went out of their way to accommodate our needs. Will de
Wanted to surprise the children this Easter. Decided that to keep them happy and entertained we needed somewhere with easy access to a swimming pool, somewhere for them to safely ride their bikes and … More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, I hope you all come and stay at the lodge again sometime , many thanks, Kelly.
“Fantastic weekend, highly recommended!!!”
Reviewed 11 Mar 2012
My husband and I have just returned from a 2 night stay here with 4 friends. The lodge is a great size with everything you could need to have a hassle free stay. Clean and very well maintained it is… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, I hope you all come and stay at the lodge again sometime , many thanks, Kelly.
“Lovely welcoming home from home”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2011
This was our second stay at this log cabin in 8 months. Kelly, the owner, has been a pleasure to deal with throughout and I would not hesitate to recommend this property.
The cabin itself is ext… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, I hope you all come and stay at the lodge again sometime , many thanks, Kelly.
“Everything we wanted - and more!” We were met on arrival by Chris & Martin, owners of the gite, & welcomed with a hamper of goodies: food for a quick supper & breakfast next day, a bottle of wine & flowers!
The house was spacious & very well equi
Chris and Martin were extremely helpful and informative without being intrusive. The booklet provided before arrival, told us everything we needed to know about food, places to see and the best direct… More
Many thanks for taking the time to write your very kind review - much appreciated !
We look forward to your return visit next year !
Chris and Martin
“Pure indulgence - France at its best”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2013
Upon arrival at La Vieille Grange, its tranquility and charm completely captured us and we have returned home fully under its spell.
The gite itself is very well equipped and the garden room is a stu… More
“Tranquil,relaxing holiday in excellent accommodation”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
I would recommend this gite to couples looking for a place to recharge their batteries; peaceful, quiet, relaxing. Having sole use of the pool is a big plus. The owners, Chris and Martin, are very hel… More
“Fantastic property in good location” Would strongly recommend.
Well equipped and decorated, clean, tidy property with all that we needed for a nice stay. Good to sit outside on the decked area to enjoy a meal and Pimms. We made a lot of use of the b
I stayed at Hillview Cottage for a week this July with my partner, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was clean, cared for, and well equipped for my partner and I, but would also easily a… More
“Perfect location for the beach and fishing”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2012
This is our second year at Lakeview. We travelled with 2 teenagers and one 10 y.o. What a lovely and relaxing place this is. It feels like home from home. All the necessary things for your comfort are… More
“Perfect family location”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2012
We have stayed at Lakeview rise four times, once with friends, once on our own and twice with family. Each time it has exceeded all our expectations. The cottage is so well equipped and clean. The ch… More
“A Lovely Villa” Great accommodation, lovely size rooms, immaculately clean - would definitely recommend. Heated pool kept the kids entertained till late in the evening especially with the slide!
5 of us came to stay, 4 adults, one child. Had a fantastic time. The pool was great, though quite deep if you aren't strong swimmers. We bought a load of cheap floats which did us nicely. The villa wa… More
“Second stay at fabulous villa”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
The villa has all you need for a relaxing family holiday. It's clean, spacious, well kitted out and has a lovely pool and spacious sunbathing and dining areas. The location is great for beach, port a… More
“Fantastic villa and service.”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2013
As usual we were not disappointed with the quality of this villa.
The villa is in a peaceful location with a few restaurants, bars and convenience stores within walking distance, although a car is e… More
Luxury designer Beach Villa situated in Witsand - THE GATEWAY TO THE GARDEN ROUTE - located on the beach with direct beach access.
The home has 5 double bedrooms of which 3 are en-suite and 2 bedrooms share a full bathroom. There is an additional guest WC.
The villa …see more
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent
site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex
5 time we have stayed over the years
and this was the best accomodation
ideal quiet break
St Margerets is a fabulous place to explore the area, including the stunning bay, the white cliffs of dover and the truly fabulous dover castle.
The bungalow was really well equipped with everythin… More
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
really well appointed accomodation.peaceful setting and friendly neighbours,if you do not have a car really good bus service into dover and beyond.good facilities at the park gym, swimming bar and res… More
Reviewed 18 Oct 2011
We had an amazing time. The bungalow was perfect! It was four of us looking for a cosy quiet place near the cliffs. And even if we didn't have a car, the walking around wasn't bad at all. Almost a hig… More
“Perfect mid term break” We, 2 families from The Netherlands, stayed in Casa a Corte during the kids (6 - 11) mid term break from school (3rd week in October) . We had a lovely week with beautiful weather (21 - 25 degrees), delicious food and great com
Our holiday in Casa a Corte was delightful. The villa is in a great location up in the mountains about 45 mins from Pisa airport. The villa has three floors and was beautifully clean and well present… More
Dear Val & John
Many thanks for your kind words and delighted you all had such a nice time and managed to explore so much. We chose the location as Lucca has so much to offer and the transport system is so good, allowing you to visit so many different things. The restaurants are amazing, offering so many different Italian meals.
Best wishes, Hugh
Reviewed 30 Sep 2015
Wow! This place is incredible and is set in the most beautiful location. If you're looking for the perfect holiday, then Casa a Corte can provide that for you.
If you just want a day to unwind at… More
Thank you so much and delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself and benefitted from the wonderful warm September days. It is so relaxing sitting amongst the olive trees by the swimming pool.
I agree, Lucca is such a lovely city, voted 2nd best place to live in the world - 2015.
Best wishes, Hugh
“Magical memories forever!!”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2014
My husband, Matt, and I stayed at Casa a Corte for 5 weeks ... and they were one of the most memorable 5 weeks!! WOW … we cannot thank the owner and everyone associated with Casa a Corte, Gugliano,… More
Hi Marlis & Matt,
Thank you so much for your lovely review and for being such a nice person to discuss your holiday plans over the last year. It means a lot to us that you all had such a great time and will have happy memories & laughs for many years. We're delighted that you liked all the recommendations.
Many thanks, once again, Hugh & Hazel
Columba ( 2 bedrooms) You enter via a glass door into the open plan lounge, dining & kitchen area, the stairs lead from the rear to the first floor which has a has a double bed in room 1, three singles in room 2, there is a bed sofa in the lounge. Sleeps 5, In the bathr …see more
“Fantastic” Rented tumbles lodge as a surprise holiday for my husbands 60th birthday party with our 3 children and partners and 6 grandchildren. It was perfect especially the pool which was very popular with the children. The house was very spacious wi
13 family members for a 50th birthday celebration 4 families age ranges 20mths to 54yrs perfect house to be all together but big enough for everybody to have their own space if needed. Huge warm pool … More
Reviewed 5 Dec 2016
Just returned from a weekend at Tumbles it was just perfect, we had a wonderful time and a great place to celebrate a 40th & 1st Birthday. We didn't want to leave!! Such a lovely cottage and so safe f… More
Thanks for the great comments, look forward to seeing you again at Tumbles
“Great weekend !!”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Loved our stay here really nice,very spacious house in quiet area but close to beaches. Pool great and everything you need in the kitchen.… More
“A very relaxing home from home.....” A lovely property that felt very comfortable and was like a home from home. Extremely clean and lots of extras including a much welcomed grocery pack. Glen and Joan were very helpful when we needed advice on touris
Set in 2 ha of private grounds and Quiet Valley set in the Park Perigord Limousin
Close to all amenities
Porcelain City of Limoges (airport)
1 of 3 Houses, with 3 bedrooms ensuite
Fishing Permitted on Lake
Walking, Cycling (Bike Hire )
Relax by the pool with Family or …see more
“I can't wait to return again” I stayed at Villa Stellar in Moraira in February 2012 for my friend's 50th birthday party. There were seven of us staying at the house in total and we all had a wonderful time. All the comforts you can think of were provi
Southampton has the distinct advantage of being close to ferry stops, and the charming village of Somerset where shops and cafes makes lingering for a while a very pleasant diversion. The remarkable renovated installation at the Naval Dockyard property (a British Navy …see more
“Fab villa, lovely location” Lovely villa and pool in quiet peaceful location very close to Lake Kournos. Clean and nicely decorated, helpful caretaker.
Well equipped,; bedrooms downstairs but in heat of Summer this works well.
Garden could do with
Crete is a beautiful place and this villa made it even nicer. Fantastic wildlife and scenery nearby. The villa is well equipped and the maintenance man was very friendly. Highly reccomended.… More
“Familly Holiday in First Class Villa with views of lake and close to sea.”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2012
We had a wonderful time staying two weeks in your villa. We found there was everthing we wanted with respect to both soft and hard furniture. We spent some days totally at home in your very private sw… More
“Great villa!” Lovely and clean, very well equipped, great pool, views - I cannot recommend it enough! We loved the barbeque, the pool, the villa - it was often hard to muster up the energy to go out to eat! Nice welcome pack. Can't recommend this vill
Incredible - wonderful - probably the best holiday I've ever had in Greece (and I've been living in Greece for 24yrs!) Wonderful villa .... I didn't want to leave! You do need a car to get to this vi… More
“Peace and relaxation”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2016
On arival the villa is clean and theres a welcome pack of water, butter, cheese, wine, jam, fruit, bread, teabags, coffee, sugar and things like salt ,pepper and oil so you are able to recuperate afte… More
Thank you very much for taking the time and putting so much thought into such a detailed review. The information will be a great help to anyone thinking of staying in the villa or the surrounding area. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay again and look forward to welcoming you again next year.
“Marbari Villa- 5Star Holiday Villa” We have just returned from a three week trip to Floida staying in this property for the final week of our vacation. We are all agreed that this property was the most well appointed, and comfortable villa we have sta
Brilliant, just brilliant, we agree with everything the previous reviewers say. The management team were so helpful & friendly. Barry & Margaret so accomodating. Enjoyed everything. The thing we … More
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you come back in the future.
“Luxurious, family friendly villa - highly recommended.”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2012
We have just returned from our holiday at this villa and were very impressed. It has everything you could need - including a lovely spa bath and wifi!
I would definitely recommend this villa and wou… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our villa and it's nice to know you would like to return.
“Beautiful in every way”
Reviewed 30 May 2012
Fantastic villa with everything you could possibly need. The children had a great time in the pool, hot tub and spa bath, and loved watching all the wildlife, which were able to identify in the very … More
Thank you for such a positive review. It was good to know how much you enjoyed your stay in our villa.
“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
“Super break” Great place to stay to explore the surrounding area. Clean tidy lodge. Loved getting into the Jacuzzi with a glass of wine. Kids loved the facilities and went swimming on a wet morning. Evening entertainment was good for our 2 little
Located on the Southern Crete coast, an untouched area with picturesque scenery, where you will find a small selection of tavernas scattered along the coastline flanked by magnificent sandy beaches. The traditional villages of the area, the long history of the local ven …see more
“Wow what a view” This villa is sat on top of the cliff overlooking the Black Sea views are stunning especially dawn and dusk.The villa itself is very nice plenty of room ,the ensuites are luxurious on the two master bedrooms.It has everything you req
“Just returned from a fantastic holiday at Villa Vista Bulgaria”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2015
Having never rented a Villa or visited Bulgaria before I was a little apprehensive about our weeks stay.
The Villa is set in a fantastic location with amazing views over the bay. Mornings were my fa… More
Reviewed 28 Jul 2015
We travelled with a group of friends and stayed at Villa Vista. The villa is very spacious and has all modern amenities including a BBQ situated on the lower terrace. The views from the villa, are … More
“Great place for stay with friends or families with kids. Great view.”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2011
The villa has a great view. It is also spacy, the rooms are very comfortable with air condition. The kitchen is big and well equipt (maybe except of sharp knives :) There is a very nice pool, safe for… More
“Surprisingly excellent Chez Roullett” Set overlooking a peaceful wooded vaIley, it takes less than an hour to reach Chez Roullett. from Toulouse airport. The welcome by the english owners is like the accommodation, superb. And there is an added bonus
What a treat it was to stay in your beautiful residence. It was obvious to see the hardwork that had been put into the property. The boys loved the pool and I loved the opportunity to relax. It was so… More
“Simply delightful Gite in an elevated location in stunning countryside”
Reviewed 8 Feb 2012
Mr & Mrs Bannister have created a beautiful holiday gite from a former farm outbuilding. Rural views from the balcony are second to none and the heated swimming pool was a real bonus. We have never … More
“Perfect location and accommodation” Having stayed here previously, we were more than keen to return. The house is extremely well cared for and welcoming. All fixtures and fittings are modern and above the standard of many holiday property rentals, thi
Just back from a wonderful week at Vista do Atlantico, this was our second time in this fabulous town house and we have already booked for a third visit next year! Can highly recommend, you will not b… More
Reviewed 28 Apr 2013
We booked the place on the way it looked from the photos but the photos don't do it justice. It's very well equipped, large, comfortable but homely. There were many useful food items in the cupboards … More
“Great Villa, Everyone young and old enjoyed the property”
Reviewed 31 May 2012
With so much space in the villa everyone can find time to relax, you then add the play area and paddling pool for kids; and full sized pool for everyone and you quickly realise just what a great littl… More