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.
Fantastically located by the lochside in the heart of Argyll, the house sleeps up to 9 (plus infants) in 5 bedrooms.Spacious public rooms boast stunning loch views, and a great kitchen and utility room provide everything you need. Ideal for holidays, retreats and celebr …see more
We arrived in the dark after a long and tortuous journey up from Devon. Pulling back the curtains the following morning was a joy to behold. Bright sunshine, blue water and dolphins playing in the loc… More
“Excellent hospitality in this comfortable family home.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2012
The house is reached down a long narrow road which skirts the Loch. Even before you reach the front door the magic begins with the waterfall by the gate. Not an artificial garden feature but a force… More
“One of the best short breaks.”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2011
Stepping out of the car on arrival ,on opening the gates we were greated by the sound of the waterfall only feet away from the house and the breathtaking views of the loch. Fantastic location offerin… More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Small holiday residence of eight 2 and 3-room villas each with private garden, Le Domaine de Respelido will welcome you in the quietness of the countryside, 15 km from Nice, Nice airport and the beaches. Jean-Paul my husband and I, Sabrina are landscapers and created a …see more
La Maison d'Anna is a charming house in the picturesque village of St Sulpice sur Cele in Le Lot region of south west France. The house is typical of the area and is situated on a quiet single track road that leads from the village church to the river valley road. The …see more
“Home-from-home with outstanding communication from owner”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2014
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Myself plus my wife, two-year-old son and parents-in-law enjoyed a perfect week in August, and would recommend the property to anyone. Stylish, spacious, cosy, jaw-droppingly well-e… More
“Inspiring location and comfortable character property made for an excellent holiday base.”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2014
A great scenic location with memorable landscapes - viewed through property's windows. Well appointed and creative interior. Plenty of outdoor activities locally - especially if you like swimming and … More
“The perfect French retreat”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2014
I've been meaning to say how much we enjoyed our stay at la Maison d 'Anna. So many highlights - the midday dips in the river at the bottom of the lane, the wonderful walks up on the causse and along … More
A real beach house as it is really close to the beach ie 20 metres.
Cassa Bitonga is on a private, secure and unspoilt small estate. To get to Praia da Rocha you have a sandy 6 km road and will require a 4 wheel drive vehicle or a city SUV. It can be done with a high c …see more
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. Th… More
“great place to stay”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2011
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
Welcome to our paradise on earth - perhaps even yours to be?Miles of beautiful beach, postcard palm trees and white sand is something you have to get used to.Take advantage of the incredible serenity that surrounds Gahn Do, without any loud discotheque or bar streetPut …see more
Luxurious accommodation in quiet rural southern France. Set in 17 acres of private land including an 18m Long and 2.8m deep saline system swimming pool. The house is suitable for all ages the different seating areas means it never feels crowded. All renters say it is be …see more
“Lovely house situated in an idyllic part of Southern France”
Reviewed 26 Jan 2015
We stayed here for a week in September. The house was spacious and well-kept, with a large pool and a fantastic garden. We were a group of 6, but there was easily space for more people to have stayed.… More
Thank you, I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday.
“A splendid spacious property set in wonderful grounds”
Reviewed 22 May 2013
My family and I were delighted to discover that not only was the house spacious and tastefully decorated but incredibly homely. The facilities could not be faulted. The pool was just divine and much l… More
I am really glad you enjoyed your stay we hope to see you again
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Our place has magnificent view and we are located in an area of arts and civilization. Our villa is ideal for couples, persons that like nature and sports, professional travelers and of course for families with kids. If you are a big group you are also welcome. Pets are …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Casa Carbonaia is a farmhouse of 550 square metres which has been completely renovated for farm holidays at a height of 305 mt. above sea level, situated among the hills of Montalbano, in the municipal district of Vinci, 40 km from Florence and 35 km from Lucca.Casa Car …see more
The Finca is in a rural environment. Large garden with pool, lawn and many flowers. It takes you within 5 minutes to the sandy beach and the supermarkets. As we are living here most of the time it has central heating, airconditioning, and is equiped and furnisherd state …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
A very well maintained and decorated three bedroom villa situated in the village of Xylofagou. The villa has its own private pool and it just a short 5/10 minute drive to the beaches of Dhekalia and Ayia Napa. Ideal for families wanting a relaxing holiday but close enou …see more
Contemporary villa totally modernised in 2012, enjoying a fantastic forest location near the beach
Spacious & modern villa with 245m2 accommodation comprising a main house plus 1 bedroom annexe.
Ground Floor - at a glance
Entrance hall and W.C.
54m living room compris …see more
Alouette sleeps two people in a beautiful room retaining original features and beams with a comfortable kingsize bed and en-suite bathroom (shower over bath) Alouette has a gorgeous open plan lounge/diner downstairs with a further WC. The traditional wood stove gives th …see more
Apartment Zuiderduin is located in the four star hotel ''Hotel Zuiderduin''. This has as an advantage the many facilities which this hotel has to offer and also the short walk distance to the beach, dunes and town center. You can reach it all in 100- …see more
The apartment has been lovingly restored in autumn 2013, with all modern comforts, in the typical Austrian country style, with lots of wood.It has a separate bedroom, bathroom with shower and bath, kitchen, living room and large south facing balcony Sofa bed for 2 in th …see more
Our one bedroomed apartment is a top floor apartment on the 2nd floor in the same brand new beachfront complex like our studio home, built according to the highest standards. From the large private balcony opens an amazing panoramic view over the turquoise blue Atlantic …see more
Having just returned from staying at the apartment for the first time ,we want to say how wonderful it was exactly what you see in the photos.
It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The comp… More
“A brilliant holiday”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2012
We stayed in Mirtill's apartment for two weeks. It was exactly as it looks on the photos - no unpleasant surprises. Everything was new and modern and functioned well. We hadn't realised quite how man… More
No.22 is located on a quite country lane near the tiny village of Mairie L'evescault, in the Deux-Sevres department of the Poitou-Charente region of France. The Stone cottage has been renovated and beautifully furnished to a very high standard yet still maintains its F …see more
“Beautiful well equipped cottage in a stunning part of France”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2012
No 22 is a beautiful traditional French cottage that has been tastefully modernised and decorated throughout. It is extremely well equipped which means that you only need to take your clothes and toil… More
“A beautiful cottage, that made for a very relaxing holiday.”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
This is a lovely house to stay in, the owners have thought of everything and go out of their way to make the visitors stay troublefree. It is very well equipped and comfortable, in a quiet, relaxing s… More
“Lovely and homely cottage”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2012
The owner responded to my enquiry on holiday lettings very quickly with a phone call. We thought the cottage looked lovely in the photos so had high expectations that were more than satisfied on arriv… More
Many thanks for your kind comments regarding our much loved cottage - guest satisfaction is very important to us and we hope to welcome you again in the future.
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Domaine de Cournet-Haut, which was once a 17th century hunting lodge, is today home to a peaceful and beautifully restored holiday residence. Set on 13 acres of gardens, lawns and bright mature forest, it provides the space and serenity for great family holidays and rel …see more
“Relaxing, modern accommodation at the heart of the Dordogne”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2014
We found this accommodation through Trip Advisor so were keen to share our thoughts with other travellers. The site is immaculate, well-maintained with lots of facilities (tennis, badminton, table ten… More
The residence of Cournet De haut has to be one of my all time favourite holidays. The cabins/villas in the grounds were more than adequate for a base, and all very comfortable and clean. The owners … More
“Just what we had been looking for”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2015
Fanny and Alan were so kind and really made us feel most welcome. .
They have a beautiful property in rural France yet with the advantages of aquaint village with good amenities close by.
There wer… More
The ultimate beach holiday house! Go for long beach walks on our 16 mile beach, do some fishing or whale watching. Pick mussels from the rocks directly in front of the house. The flow of the house is conducive to outdoor barbeques, and long lazy lunches by the pool.Th …see more
“When a pearl is a diamond in which tranquillity sparkles”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2013
We treated ourselves to a luxurious week in the Boathouse set apart from the villa, perfect privacy and our own little balcony overlooking the Atlantic with views to Table Mountain, Robben Island and … More
Thanks so much, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back!
“Romantic, tranquil getaway”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2013
My husband and I took some time off and spent 3 fabulous days at Pearl Bay. It was relaxing, romantic and exactly what we were hoping for. The service we received from Peter and Tinashe were AMAZING. … More
“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2013
Not too far from Cape Town, this gorgeous house has everything you need for a relaxing day or weekend away. Pool was perfect and the view is incredible. amazingly friendly staff.… More
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Situated in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the historic Pilgrim's Way in the quiet hamlet of Thurnham, Thurnham Keep Stables is perfectly located for peaceful sanctuary, whilst still being within easy access of Kent's many places to visit.With woo …see more
Nearest beach 70 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
La Petite Maison with its calming decor and light oak furniture is the perfect place to relax and chill by the pool or just to sit and watch the world go by in this haven of tranquility. It is equipped to a very high standard and the pictures speak for themselves, alth …see more
We stayed in La Petite Maison for 3 nights on a short break from our home in Brittany where we also have a gite,.. so I guess we had an extra perspective on the visit as owners of a holiday property o… More
Reviewed 29 May 2012
We had a wonderful holiday. The accommodation was superb and the welcome was warm. Les and Christine did everything they could to ensure we enjoyed our stay without ever getting in the way. Les even r… More
The Hayloft is a beautiful converted barn on a small complex of other similar properties, in the countryside just outside of Fakenham, Norfolk. Fakenham which is a pretty and historic market town often referred to as the “Gateway to the North Norfolk Coast”. The lar …see more
This charming house is set in a tropical garden with a fabulous private pool...a relaxing tranquil haven, with large private terraces. Casita Antone has breathtaking views to the sea and is a cosy comfortable spacious home away from home. The walls are hung with lots of …see more
This casita is a lovely place to stay, nice & clean,sunlounger towels provided for the comfy sunloungers. A friendly owner who lives close by.The private pool was excellent as the weather was very hot… More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Deanfield Coach House is in the heart of the magnificent historic Forest of Dean, in the village of Parkend, this characterful Visit England 4 star gold property combines superb modern comfort with lovely original features, it backs onto cycle/walking trails and the Nag …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Built on the foundations of an old barn, Le Chene is one of 2 gites on site at La Charriere, and is designed to offer comfortable and spacious accommodation for 10 guests (with the possibilty for one or two extras if they're small!). With a spacious kitchen and din …see more
We had a family holiday at Le Chene, there were nine of us all together and there was plenty of room for us all without feeling like you had no space of your own. The gite was very comfortable and the… More
Newly refurbished chalet with brand new fitted kitchen and bathroom.
Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, fridge with a freezer compartment, microwave oven, crockery, cutlery and utensils. Iron, folding clothes horse, and vacuum cleaner.
Dining area with …see more
Stayed at this lovely chalet for 2 nights & 3 days. It was immaculate and clean as brand new, it's full of all the necessaties and luxuries. The whole park is situated at a very peaceful & convenient … More
“Great Place for a small family/group”
Reviewed 14 May 2015
We all felt this was a very good place for the intended purposes (short holiday on the Island). Mostly used for sleeping, getting ready and cooking. I am sure it has more potential for longer holidays… More
“Decorated to a high standard and spotless”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2014
We booked this chalet for one week, we stay on the Island every year in self catering accommodation and this was by far the best we have stayed in. The chalet is decorated to a high standard, it was a… More
A lovely Villa with Heated Pool, in the sunny countryside close to the ocean.
Set in a small tranquil complex of contemporary houses, the three bedroomed, modern and very well appointed.
Casa de Sonho offers everything you could want from a tranquil holiday villa.Loca …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
• Picturesque riverside setting amongst vineyards• 1 km to Dordogne river • Close to village with basic amenities (shops, bar, pizza parlour…)• Visible stonework, chimney and beams (central heating available for a surcharge)• Patio furniture, barbecue, pools …see more
Beautiful setting in woodland and park. Peaceful garden with super pool.
convenient for local shops and very close to major tourist sites such as st emilion. Bordeaux and the dordogne are close by.
Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
We are the 'Lost Valley of Ramila" . Top quality Eco-friendly Studio-apartments with private terrace in a FABULOUS Natural Park setting close to the Spanish border and the old smugglers route. There's also a lovely restored Mill and Mill Cottage down by the River Seve …see more