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.
Spacious, luxury barn conversion in rural France, swimming pool, private terrace/BBQ, large gardens, peace and tranquility.<br />See also: Le Verger (sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms) and Le Potager (sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms). …see more
The apartments are at the Blue Seas Resort and offered to you from the individual owners.
They are fully self-contained with a separate queen bedroom, full equipped kitchen, spacious living area including LCD TV with over 20 free to air channels, 2 king-single sofa-bed …see more
“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.
“Best Ever Rental” This villa exceeded our expectations in every respect. Calheta is a small town half an hour from Funchal. Bars, restaurants are all within easy walking distance... There is even an excellent spa which has just opened in the new luxu
It was our first trip to Madeira and after this experience it won't be our last. This villa is simply the best villa we have ever stayed in and we've been to a few!! Our flight was about an hour ear… More
Thank you for you 'Truly outstanding' review. It means a lot to us when our guests go to the trouble of writing a review. We aim to keep improving, updating and renewing items in the Villa, so no doubt there will be some small changes if you come again! It was pleasure having you all at the villa and we hope to see you all again one day.
“Unique location and luxury”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2015
An amazing location with views second to none, and highest quality luxury accommodation. Masses of space and everything you could possibly want, both inside and outside. Equivalent to a 5* hotel, but… More
Thank you for your fantastic review, it was a pleasure having you here.
“The best Villa EVER”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2016
From the first communication with Amanda to being waved off by Solanda everything was perfect.
The attention to detail within the Villa is fantastic, the quality of the fixtures and fittings, fabulo… More
Wow; what a review - thank you so much!
You were excellent guests to have around and we all enjoyed having you here, especially Zulu!
“Cracking villa that was perfect for our stay in Tenerife.” As a group of eager anglers, we had booked villa Alexandra as it was central to the marina, bars, restaurants & the water parks. We needed somewhere spacious enough for 7 grown men.
When we a
This Villa was perfect for 5 adults. The owners were very welcoming and any queries were sorted straight away, it was great to be met at the door by the owners, who gave us lots of information about… More
“An awesome villa in the Tuscan hills” A wonderfully restored church with plenty of character. Privacy with trees and hedges. Fab and accessible pool. Well equipped kitchen. An amazing welcome pack. We cycled from here to San Gimignano and to Monterigg
“Discover the calm and beautiful rural Normandy!” This was just a perfect start for a two weeks travel around the historic Normany. Our family of four, two adults and two ten year olds, had a fantastic week in the romantic cottage. Even though the weat
“Lovely cottage, quiet surroundings, very hospitable owners”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2012
We had a very comfy stay. Cottage very well equipped. Lisa was extremely helpful and made us very welcome. We loved the pool and gardens. A beautiful area to sit out and eat. You do need a car as it i… More
“Comfortable villa - beautiful scenery” I decided to write a review about Villa Lorraine because we found reviews helpful when we were looking for a villa for our family holiday. Photos give an idea but they never tell the whole story. Villa Lorraine h
We were a party of seven who stayed at this villa for a week in mid June 2016. It had everyting we could ask for and more. Indoor, we enjoyed the big dining room table when we wanted to dine inside,… More
“Beautiful quiet villa in the French Countryside, yet within close driving distance to the buzz of the Cote D'azur”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
My husband and I stayed here for 2 weeks in early June with our one year old son, accompanied by our friends who brought their 8 month old daughter and 3 year old son. The layout of the villa was perf… More
“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
“Beautiful Mountain Scenery” Our stay at La Soldanelle was our best family holiday ever. The location surrounded by mountains is still vividly imprinted in my mind. You could see the mountains from the kitchen and bedroom windows of the apartment and w
This is a beautiful apartment which is well equipped.
The building is stunning and luxurious, with a great gym and pool etc. Equipped to perfection.
The views are sensational and the location … More
“Our first fabulous White Christmas experience”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
My daughter (9 years) and I live in South Africa and have never touched snow. Our Christmas was spent enjoying the beauty of snow-covered Chateau 'doex. A typical day involved a quick walk down the hi… More
Hi. Thanks so much for your review. We love to get the feedback as we love Chateau d'oex so much and its great to hear that other people have had a good time too. It's also really kind of you to take the time to share the specific things you enjoyed to help other people with their stay. We provide lots of information but other people's experiences are so helpful as well. Often we have jam packed holidays in Switzerland involving loads of activities, but this Easter we chose to have a more chilled time and just really enjoyed the views, the scenery, the lovely shops for tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the village, local walks and the wonderful facilities at La Soldanelle as well. It's just a great place to have time special time together. Thanks again for taking the time to write.
“A great apartment in an amazingly beautiful location!”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
The apartment is very comfortable and well appointed. The owner could not have been more helpful before we arrived and Maya, on site, was also very helpful. Although the apartment does not have a balc… More
Hi. Many thanks for your review. We are delighted that you had a great stay. Thanks also for your feedback about the sign. We noticed on our last visit that the sign for "La Soldanelle" has been removed at the bottom of the hill. It has been replaced with a sign for "EMS La Pommerie"!! (I am not yet sure what or where that it is, but it is the sign to follow for La Soldanelle!). We have now updated all our directions so as to avoid any future confusion and provided a map of the village also in the information we send out. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience. We hope you will come back another time soon.
Villa "Iliothea". Is ideal for big families, or many frends, have total privacy. Accommodates up to 15 (even 2 more if necessary) people. Lower cost serving fewer than 8 people staying privacy on the property . So, will not share with anyone else even if you …see 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
Modern, spacious villa, with magnificent, open views of the Gran Sasso and Maiella mountain ranges, close by, rolling hills, plus a distant view of the Adriatic sea.
The accommodation is all on one level, with 3 large bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom, …see more
The villa is in the middle of the forest, fronting a beautiful beach and a stone throw away from the world famous Palawan Subterranean River. A place for families, friends, lovers, adventurous people and those who prefer the quietness of nature. The villa can house 12 p …see 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
Wireless internet is available for free in all public areas and in almost every apartment.
From the Villa Milica's 200 m² rooftop terrace you can enjoy panoramic views over the Boka Bay and the mountains in the distance. …see more
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated
Excellant Appartment in pristine condition and very well equipped for a perfect holiday. Pool and poolside food area are both spotless.. Would not hesitate to use this appartment again.… More
“Fabulous place to stay that just gets better and better”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
This was my second trip to the same apartment at Vila Marachique in Alvor. The apartment is just a clean and tidy as when I originally visited 3 years ago. It has all the facilities of home and is l… More
Reviewed 20 Jun 2012
The apartment is extremely spacious, immaculate and is equipped/furnished to a very high standard. Nothing has been overlooked - definitely a home from home. The complex is very secure and well main… More
“Great House - Perfect Location for Exploring Cape Town” My family stayed at David and Lyn's place in Fish Hoek, South Africa for a week in July. The house was perfect. The view out onto False Bay was magnificent. The home was well equipped and spaciou
This is a beautiful home, that offers everything thing that you could want on holiday... It is very clean, very well appointed and spacious, excellent for large or small groups or as we were just the … More
Reviewed 10 May 2012
Second visit. Fell in love with the oustanding views each day, which reminded me of Mount's Bay in West Cornwall. Great arrangement of accommodation that afforded privacy as needed. lots to do within … More
“Spacious House with magnificent views”
Reviewed 2 May 2012
Magnificent views over the ocean to the majestic mountains in the distance is the sight that greets you from just about every aspect of this lovely home. The accommodation is very spacious and comfort… More
SENSATIONAL FAMILY HOLIDAY APARTMENT - WATERFRONT - VIEWS - POOL - GREAT LOCATION to suit up to 6 people.
The Terrace is a New Waterfront luxury holiday Apartment in a quiet location on the Great Barrier Reef s Magnetic Island . Beautiful views , spacious , light and …see more
“lovely apartment” This is a brand new apartment within a new spa hotel. A 5 minute walk to the beach through the hotel grounds & pool areas. It is a 45 minute walk into Santa Maria, not a particularly pleasant walk so a taxi is a better option. For th
We stayed for a week at Geraldine apartment and we just love it. The well furnished apartment was perfect, very clean and had everything we needed. The location inside the resort was also perfect, nex… More
A great big thank you for this - another positive review which always makes me feel that providing really good holiday accommodation is worthwhile. I am always available by phone or email for help and advice about either the apartment, the hotel and/or the local town and island.
“Already booked to stay again !”
Reviewed 2 Feb 2016
I booked this apartment to stay in again as soon as we arrived back and also will be booking next year when flights come in price . The apartment is lovely and so is the Dunas Resort . I could not fau… More
Thank you Karen and Steve, I'm very pleased you chose my apartment, and that we could help again for mid Feb....not long now! Gx
“Immaculate Apartment, Ideal for the relaxing stay that I needed”
Reviewed 4 Feb 2016
High quality Apartment, furnished, fitted and equipped to a high standard. Comfortable in the extreme. We stayed at Dunas whilst we had friends staying nearby. We ate breakfast at the apartment and to… More
Thank you for a great review, it's a help to other potential guests, and makes all the effort worthwhile.
“Perfect” Stayed here a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Now the villa has been renovated and is even better. The pool area is brilliant, very private and sheltered. A reasonable distance to walk into town for a meal at night, work up an appetite a
“Comfortable house with a great view” We enjoyed our stay at this property very much. The house is very comfortable and there's a great view from the terrace. It's in a quiet area, but very convenient for the A1 so you can easily reach places of intere
From the initial contact I was impressed by how easy the booking process was and how helpful the owner was. Having not been to this area of Portugal before I found the directions from Lisbon airport v… More
Thank you very much for your review. I am so pleased that you found everything enjoyable. Casa De Vista De Montahna is, as you say, in a lovely location and lots to do in and around it. I look forward to hearing back from you for your next booking as arranged.
“What a great location, Fantastic stay!”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
I, my partner, and a couple of close friends stayed at the Casa de Vista de Montahna last year and we were all very happy with the holiday overall!. The location is overlooking these beautiful mountai… More
Thank you very much for a fantastic compliment for Casa de Vista De Montahna.I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and everything was there for your requirements. I look forward to welcoming you again when you are ready.
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
This property is beautiful, excellent infinity pool and a fantastic view from the terrace. Local people very friendly and local food, wine fantastic. Lots of places of interest to visit but sadly we d… More
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. There is now another restaurant opened 5 minutes away and I am sure you will love to sample its food on your return. I look forward to welcoming you back next year and once again it was a pleasure.
“Fabulous! Clean, well equipped and perfect location.” We stayed in the apartment with our 2 young children for 5 days over half term. I can honestly say we can't fault anything about it - price, cleanliness, facilities in the apartment and on the si
"La Mer" features a stroll to the Quinns Beaches and the largest rectangle salt water pool available in the northern coastal suburbs. A large villa-style, child friendly holiday home for families and friends up to 6 guests.<br />Enjoy the 180 degrees va …see more
“A fantastic gate away for your family holidays” Kampos Villa was more than we asked for: far away from the main road, peace and silence all day and night. The place looks exactly like the photos show with very specious and clean interiors, big swimmin
“Wonderful and relaxing villa...” We were looking for somewhere a little special to holiday and celebrate our anniversary somewhere quiet and beautiful. We were certainly not disappointed with our stay at loreto luxury villa which is built into the cli
Having enjoyed our initial holiday there a couple of years ago, my partner and I recently visited the beautiful island of Madeira for the second time. We wanted some rest and relaxation so decided to… More
“Stunning villa = amazing holiday!”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
We have recently returned from a fantastic holiday in Madeira and had the most relaxing stay in this stunning villa!
Upon arrival to Madeira we contacted Peter and Jane, the letting agents, to inf… More
Reviewed 28 Dec 2012
In 2011 after touring around Europe we decided to have a few quite days before the long journey home back to Oz. We were able to get some much needed rest in a FAB villa in Calheta Maderia. It was j… More
“Amazing holiday rental - everything you could possibly need is here” The cottage was the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. It was just amazing.
We will definitely be back. It is a great place for a large family. We hired 2 next door
Carefully restored and very comfortable, with lots of room (sleeps 2-8) . Perfect for touring Andalucía or staying put in lovely old town. Delightful garden, courtyard, verandah for dining al fresco. Internet, wood burner …see more
“Perfect place for a relaxing holiday.” Villa Marina is a lovely property, very private with great outdoor eating and a very good size pool. Cailhavel is very small with few facilities but the villa is close to many lovely towns, 20 minutes drive from
“Peaceful, relaxing, perfect holiday villa and location.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2015
When we fist pulled up at the Villa we were so delighted it was everything we had hoped for and more from the moment we stepped out of the car we wished we had of booked for longer! The villa is an id… More
“Absolutely Lovely - Wish we could stay forever”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2013
We were looking so forward to this holiday as the pictures were amazing - and when we arrived our expectations were surpassed. This is a truly wonderful property - the villa is beautiful and the furni… More
“Tranquil setting, yet close to local services”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2013
The house was just as described, and everything was good. We were especially grateful for things like pool towels and bin bags! Trivial I know, but it’s so annoying to arrive on Saturday evening wit… More
“Lovely apartment and a great location!” Bansko Royal Towers and Bansko has a great atmosphere and I would highly recommend coming here.
This room (932) has everything you need, it was cleaned daily, has cooking facilities, large bedroom and great
“A lovely birthday getaway.” The retreat was a lovely get away which was relaxing and quiet. We were met by stuart and taken on a tour of the place, the swimming pool and table tennis kept us busy during the day and there were enough options to chose f
Went for a romantic break for a few days and it was brilliant in every way and exceeded my expectations even after reading the excellent reviews of previous visitors.
The Retreat is set in lovely gro… More
“well worth a visit”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2015
Beautiful location & apartment with the bonus of the heated indoor pool & sauna. We were greeted by Jill on arrival & given some local information of places to visit & said just ask if we required any… More
Reviewed 14 Jun 2016
Wow what can I say! I stayed here with my husband for 2 nights to get some relaxation. I'm a stay at home mum and my son is 15 months old, i can't begin to explain how stressed i was before arriving h… More
Stunning new apartments 4 minutes walk to the fabulous settlers beach.There are numerous bars/restaurants within walking distance for a variety of budgets. There are restaurants specialising in Italian, Indian or Thai as well as traditional Bajan food.<br />Holeto …see more
Lovely detached villa set in fabulous gardens with private pool (40m2 - 8m x 5m) and numerous terraces with sea and valley views to the north and the White Mountains behind.
The villa has everything you need for a comfortable stay and sleeps 8 adults plus cot (highchai …see more
A spacious apartment on the modern Bellesreguard complex, just to the rear of the exclusive ‘Pine Walk’. Standing in beautiful landscaped gardens with a large three-tier swimming pool and sun terrace. This first floor apartment is privately owned and is idea …see more
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental” An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes from th
We stayed for 9 nights in July and we could happily have stayed for another week. We hiked and cycled and enjoyed the super hot weather. It was lovely to relax out on the terrace in the evenings. The … More
“Best option in Tremblant”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2017
The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's … More
“Magical Way To Start The New Year”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
We have done some vacation rentals in the past with mixed results so initially we were considering a hotel in the area -but given that we were a group of ten, ranging in age from 3 to 76, we decided t… More
“Fabulous, well appointed house” I took my extended family to Vicarage House in April 2013. It is a great place for a group of people, and brilliantly well stocked with games, dvds, outdoor equipment, wii/xbox, bikes - you name it. Even in cold weather
Me and my siblings and their offspring rented this property to celebrate my Mum's 70th birthday, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves The house is stunning, the surrounding area is beautiful and th… More
Reviewed 3 Sep 2016
Had a fantastic time with family aged from one to sixty eight. Pool, tennis courts, football pitch, bikes all used. Well equipped even supplied us with food bags, foil, coffee, tea, spices etc. Could … More
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. The team will be thrilled you found the house to your satisfaction. Thank you for selecting Vicarage House. Best wishes Katie and Richard
“Fantastic apartment” Antonella met us and let us leave our luggage in the apartment before the apartment was ready for us, she was very helpful. the apartment is fantastic with a beautiful view from the balcony it is also very close to everything in N
very modern and clean and comfortable, best suitment, nice view to the sea.Just 100 m to walk to the beach, 5 minutes to walk to the area with restaurants and souvenirs and coffeshops. Street of the a… More
Reviewed 12 Jan 2016
This is a beautifully furnished well equipped apartment. Well situated 5 minutes walk to the Balcon de Europe and a good choice of supermarkets within easy walking distance. The owner Antonella and he… More
“Perfect and beautiful place for visit in Andalusia”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
A beautiful apartment, very well situated close to beach and citycenter. Easy access to highway for exploring the surroundings. Comes highly recommended by us.… More