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.
At the end of a long private drive, a spacious country house offering very comfortable accommodation. Relax in the gardens, swim in the large pool, enjoy an evening barbecue, read undisturbed under an ancient olive tree or walk along the grounds picking fresh produce su …see more
Cartwrights Cottage is situated in the small quaint historic village of St Florence in the heart of beautiful Pembrokeshire. It is set in the grounds of the Ivy Tower Village which is a group of privately owned holiday cottages that provide outstanding facilities for it …see more
Nearest beach 40 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Casa Harriet, is an old Andalucian Farmhouse nestling in the rolling foothills of inland Costa del Sol - just a short drive from Malaga and the Mediterranean resorts of the Costa del Sol
The apartment, within the owners' farmhouse, is a self-contained 2 Bedroom Luxury …see more
This privately owned villa is ideally located within a quiet residential area with 9 other properties, close to the coastal town of Moraira and the stunning El Portet beach. Being only a 5 min stroll away from local bars, restaurants, and supermarket, makes this propert …see more
“Great private outdoor space with panoramic views and the use of a pool.”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
We had a great stay in this bungalow. We were very well catered for by the owners which included good quality outdoor furniture to use.
The view was spectacular and we had practically the sole use of… More
Your welcome to come back next year. Love the fact you notice the difference in our sunbeds/tables etc
“Peaceful and beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2012
Chris and Barrie the owners were excellent with their service and there was everything you would need in the bungalow for a holiday. El Portet was our ideal place for lunch sitting overlooking the bea… More
El Portet with dos Cervezas is our favourite view too - cant beat it
“A lovely realxing holiday... thank you!”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2012
This was our second stay here and we were delighted to find it was just as wonderful as we remembered. The bungalow was immaculate and very comfortable with everything we could want. The pool was fab… More
Look forward to seeing you again next year, will keep the sun out for you
A gorgeous apartment in an old farmhouse in the 17th century hamlet of Belmonte, a very authentic, picturesque place on the hills overlooking Lake Como. The house is located in front of the village and has a magnificent view over Lake Como, the Alps and the lovely villa …see more
Wat een fijne plek is dit! Het mooi gerenoveerde appartement heeft een prachtig uitzicht over het meer. Het is comfortabel en licht, met alle luxe die je nodig hebt. Veel privacy doordat het wat 'vers… More
“Enjoying panaromic views in total relaxation”
Reviewed 12 Feb 2013
The place is ideal for rest seekers. The village is totally laid-back and managed to bring me in a state of total relaxation as soon as we entered it. There is hardly any traffic on the road beneath t… More
“Geweldig uitzicht en heerlijk comfortabel appartement”
Reviewed 2 May 2015
Weekje aan het Comomeer. Mooi appartement op rustige plek met prachtig uitzicht over het meer en de bergen rondom. Naast uitstapjes naar mooie dorpjes ook naar skigebied gereden en een dag heerlijk ge… More
This lovely villa is situated a mere 3 km from Salgados Golf Course and the golden sandy beach is approximately 600 meters away. Faro International Airport is located 35 km from Villa 41.
On the ground level accommodation includes a living room with leather sofas and a …see more
Our cozy and comfortable 1 room apartment of 32 square meters is located on the ground floor of the villa, with a terrace (20 m2) with furniture. Each room with sea view. The bedroom has a double bed (1,6 x 2 m) while the living/dining room has a convertible sofa (1,6 x …see more
Near Bergerac you will find 'Le Reflet', a traditional holiday home with all comfort on a 1100m² private property with own pool. The premises are fenced and have a high hedge. The heatable pool (June - September) is directly in front of your terrace, on which …see more
Beautiful newly built 2 bedroom luxury apartment.
Ideal for x 4 but can sleep x 6 (bed settee in lounge) 4 adults & 2 children.
All cutlery and crockery of the highest standard.
Access to communal swimming pool with Jacuzzi.
Beautiful landscaped gardens.
Two balco …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
'Casa rural El Manantial' en Montecorto (Ronda), es un alojamiento situado en el casco urbano, pero aislado, de la localidad de Montecorto , perteneciente a Ronda (Málaga).La casa tiene 2 dormitorios, ambos con su cuarto de baño (uno con bañera, otro con pl …see more
A beautiful spacious room with an astonishing view on the Mediterranean will welcome you in Taormina,the pearl of the Jonian sea.
The suite has a terrace facing the sea and guests have use of a beautiful private swimming pool surrounded by a large garden with palms an …see more
Registration number EGVT 666 AVilla Gardenia is a south facing villa only 5km to the sandy beach in Javea, with air - conditioning, wifi, large private swimming pool and UK TVVilla Gardenia sits in a large 1000 meter plot with views behind of The Montgo & across the v …see more
Three bedroom Villa sleeping 6. Detached property with private pool and mature gardens with 8 tall palm trees. The property has a tower which houses the lounge area with arched windows displaying the beautiful sea and rural views. You can dine on the terrace or just …see more
This is a lovely detached finca located in the pretty tradional Spainsh Coin countryside, with the centre of town only a few minutes drive away. Coin is a busy lively area where you will find all the amenities that you could require, including some beautiful restaurant …see more
Nearest beach 8 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
Have a great holiday in the ultimate luxurious accommodation. Accessed through lift which opens directly into the property this penthouse is very well equipped and is finished and furnished to very high quality. It has a large wrap-around terrace with it's own private p …see more
I did not think the apartment could possible measure up to our expectations based on the pictures, but it far exceeded them. We are already trying to plan a return. The apartment is in an awesome lo… More
Green Bay is a comfortable one-bedroom ground floor apartment located within highly regarded gated resort Pizzo Beach Club (Gelsomini alley 76G) at the shore of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Scandinavian style modern furnishing ensures spacious and comfortable feel. Dining on t …see more
The place offers great conditions to have real rest in beautiful and tranquil surrounding.
The apartments are fully and luxuriously equipped, comfortable even for two generation family stay, great b… More
“Great apartment, clean, modern and very well equipped”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
We have just returned from a lovely, relaxing holiday in Green Bay, Pizzo Beach.
The whole booking process was very smooth, Jaroslaw was very helpful and answered our questions promptly. We were met … More
Thank you for your review - we are making efforts to keep apartment clean, modern and very well equipped and we are very happy that this is appreciated!
“clean well equipped apartment in a pleasant spot”
Reviewed 19 May 2013
could be managed without a car as a small shop down the road selling basics, good rail connections and easily available taxi's,… More
Thank you for your evaluation - we are making efforts to keep apartment clean, tidy and comfortably equipped and we are very happy that this is appreciated!
Skol Marbella prime holiday location on the frontline cosy top floor 1 bedroom apartment with quality furniture, fully air con, double sofa bed in lounge, terrace overlooking pool, gardens and sea. East facing, sunny in the morning until 2 pm.fully furnished, fitted and …see more
Lovely aparment in the city, 1 bedroom, living-room with sofa-bed, sleep 4, A/C, wifi available with extra cost. Communal pool. Next to Apt.Medina 10, 150 mts. from Torecilla beach. ....................................................................................... …see more
Situated in a quiet hillside location with far-reaching views of both the sea and Begur Castle you will discover Casa Vista Begur. This family owned villa laid out in three apartments is the perfect setting for an unforgettable Catalan vacation in one of the Costa Brava …see more
Stayed here for 2 weeks over Easter. Apartment was great 3 good size doubles and spacious open plan kitchen/diner. Didn't brave the pool but it looked good and lots of terraces. Begur is a beautiful o… More
Villa Sissy, seafront villaThe seafront villa Sissy is a spacious 170 square meter, 3 bedroom, two-storey building that can accommodate up to 7 persons. It is set in 4000 square meters of private land with a garden of 2000 square meters, guaranteeing absolute privacy. A …see more
The new Penthouse in La Herradura, Costa Tropical has been elegantly styled with a warm and atmospheric finish. High quality furnishing, materials and home decor have been personally selected and brought to the penthouse from many parts around the world, now for you to …see more
We loved the penthouse - it is attractively furnished and very well equipped. A particular feature is the extensive terrace with areas for sitting and eating and excellent sea views. Although staying … More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
A beautifully maintained and recently refurbished Villa suitable for large (or small) groups of people sleeping up to 12 adults + 2 children. The Villa is surrounded by a large well maintained private garden and boasting outdoor facilities such as a swimming pool with 1 …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The villa is approached along a 700m unmade track from the road through citrus groves and is situated in its own 3 acres. Gardens front and rear plus mature carob and olive trees and other Algarve wild flora. Large driveway with parking for several cars. The 10x5m pool …see more
“Great location, lovely house, super relaxing holiday.”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2014
Visited in late June/early July 2014 for ten nights. It was my first experience in renting a home abroad, and with so many horror-stories online, and with few other reviews to be found, I was initial… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed staying at our villa as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Beautiful,villa with swimming pool located in Domaine Val d'Azur - an exclusive domain, with free use of 3 tennis courts, large communal pool, volleyball field and children's playground. The villa is on flat grounds of approx. 2,000 sq.m. The villa has a large …see more
Villa San Martino is set in a delightful position among extensive grounds overlooking the countryside. The swimming pool is surrounded by olive trees and lush gardens.
The nearest town is Cortona, famous for its ancient backgrounds, home town of famous painter Luca Sig …see more
I love this apartment, furnished to my taste with simplicity in mind, Not a hotel room but real living space "a home from home", everything required for total relaxation.
The terrace overlooking the gardens is such a feature which I have tried to make as comfortable as …see more
Wow factor, what a stunning place.
Having booked just a few weeks prior to my stay I was very much looking forward to Easter week with my children, 14 & 18. The apartment was not the cheapest on offe… More
Very happy you enjoyed your stay, sotoserena is really delightful. Glad you visited the places I recommended, so much to do, you'll have to visit Cadiz and Seville the next time;-)
Look forward to welcoming you again.
High standard villa in Calpe with private pool and superb panoramic sea views for up to 8 persons. This new built villa is situated in the urbanisation Tossal de la Cometa, a very fresh area just 5 min. driving to the main sand beaches of Calpe. You can enjoy the large …see more
Located in Nerano, Casale Villarena is located in the more exclusive and more relaxing section of the Sorrento Coast that is rarely seen by visitors and guests. Although it is only a few kilometers from Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, Nerano is worlds away from the hust …see more
After the great success of out new outside kitchen/ lounge area in Farmhouse 1 this year (2015) we are doing the same for farmhouse 2. to include BBQ, Griddle, Hob, Microwave & that all important Fridge/freezer for that beer and wine ! and all you need for outdoor dini …see more
We were all shocked when we pulled into the pondo Rosa, it was more than we expected
we were a family of 11 with 5 children under the age of 5
It was so nice we did not have to leave the farmhouse … More
Reviewed 2 Feb 2016
what a fantastic find. This holiday farmhouse is a credit to the owner and we will be back next year… More
“Something for everyone”
Reviewed 3 Mar 2016
We have just returned from a six week winter stay at the Pondo-Rosa which has been a great tonic and left us feeling in much better form to face what remains of the winter weather here in the UK!
Casa della Quercia is a beautiful villa situated on the edge of small village, with views of terraced gardens, olive trees, and the mountains beyond. The villa is spacious and comfortable, decorated with antique furniture and original art. The thee floors of the villa c …see more
As the other reviewers say the pictures do not do the villa justice. The owners have spent alot of time and money on the lovingly restored residence. It does not feel or look like any other holiday ho… More
“Casa della Quercia is a stunning hidden gem of a villa that surpassed all expectations at every level.”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
Casa della Quercia is quite simply stunning. The villa itself is an amazing property that has to be experienced at first hand; the reviews simply do not do it justice. Ron greeted us on arrival and pr… More
Reviewed 12 Nov 2011
We spent the most perfect week imaginable at Casa della Quercia. This is a place where time stands still -- except for the beautiful chiming of the bells in the ancient bell tower next door. The vie… More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
A spacious well furnished three double bedroom, two bathroom apartment with an eight seating dining room and large lounge, just a few minutes stroll from the restaurants, cafes and wide range of services provided by Gaiole village. Outside, enjoy a game of boules in the …see more
“Perfect and plaisant location to explore Tuscany”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
We were 4 people staying in this very nice apartment : comfortable, clean, modern, well equipped. We loved the location. I never heard of Gaiole before, but it was a nice discovery. Quiet village, but… More
“Home from Home in relaxed location”
Reviewed 12 Oct 2011
A great place to stay. Clean, spacious and a real home-from-home, comfortably furnished and well located. Gaioli is a typical Chianti village away from the tourist hype, but well-located for touring. … More
“Perfect Tuscan Getaway!”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
I stayed here in June for a week with my partner and 4 other friends plus a baby. The entire week was perfect. We hired a car at Pisa and took the 'scenic' route from the airport to 'il borgo' which t… More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Attractive Grade 3 Bungalow with 3 Bedrooms sleeping up to 6 guests. There is a sofa bed in the lounge which can accommodate a further 2 persons. Self Catering with 1 Double room and 2 Twin Rooms. One twin bedded room has a zip and link bed which can either be used a …see more
The modern apartments are the ultimate in style for comfort, practicality and enjoyment. There`s plenty of room to relax in the generous lounge area with the option of indoor as well as outdoor dining on the private terrace or balcony.Furnished in natural hews harmoniou …see more
Stunning views and sunsets/ sun rises, the accommodation was fantastic - like staying at a 5 star resort for a fraction of the price. Facilities locally and the beaches were superb and plenty to do or… More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
The main part of Casa Lucia is over 200 years old....with the terraces and plunge pool built over the past 5 years.. all to a high standard. The main house comprises of a double bedroom with en-suite, a double bedroom and a smaller single bedroom. There is a family sho …see more
Beautiful 4 Bedrooms and 4 bathrooms villa with private 5 X 10m swimming pool, in one of the Top Golf Resorts on The Silver Coast.
The house is 250m2 , very spacious and acommodates comfortably 8 people ( + 1 baby cot ).
The villa is located in a very beautiful, peacefu …see more
super villa on superb golf resort close to great beaches, facilities at villa very good accommodated seven adults comfortably, nice garden with pool. Club house restaurant and local bar/restaurant se… More
We are glad you all enjoyed! We try our best to provide an excellent holiday to our guests. We look forward to you coming to stay again!
Villa Greatrex is a 2 bed detached villa on a 300 m2 plot with an 8 x 4 private swimming pool. The outside area gets full sunshine all day as the sun rises out the front of the villa and sets at the back. Enjoy sitting on the patio, with the mountain views, drinking a …see more
From landing at the airport and following directions provided by the owner the holiday had started. The villa was fantastic and had everything you could want or need from a holiday home. Much time wa… More
“Outstanding! Will definitely come again!”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
We had a fantastic time at Villa Greatrex! We hardly needed to venture away from the villa since everything we needed was right there. The children (3 and 4 1/2) thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had … More
“Very well equipped villa with fabulous pool”
Reviewed 11 Dec 2011
We found the villa to be very well equipped with pool items for children & adults, with lots of patio space, poolside shower and plenty of sun beds, which was great. The pool was well maintained and … More
Thank you very much for your comments about Villa Greatrex. I can now confirm that we have this week installed a very nice pre-cast concrete bbq to replace the very old metal one.