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.
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
“Brilliant” What Can I Say Absolutely Lovely Little Cottage Perfect Location very Peaceful Really Homely Thank You Fiona The Little Xmas Tree And Crackers Was The Perfect Touch Hope Too Be Back Again All Going Well And I Finish My Treatment x
Location, fabulous views, style and elegance - this beautifully built and decorated one bedroomed penthouse is in the exclusively designed purpose built marina of Eden Island connected to the breathtaking island of Mahe, situated in the shimmering turquoise Indian Ocean …see more
“Best Chalet I have ever stayed in” The property was easier to find that we had anticipated, which is always a bonus.
When we went inside the place was spotless, and in the kitchen was a packet of biscuits with some tea and coffee sachets and milk
This was our second stay in this chalet which the owners keep very clean and tidy and ideal for someone with a dog.… More
Reviewed 3 Jun 2015
when we came up to the chalet for the first time we thought it was going to be a run of the mill place but when you open the door it looked fantastic. kitchen and bathroom done to a very high standard… More
Hi Tony, Thank you so much for your review, and thank you for recommending us. You are more than welcome back anytime you like.
Cat & Ashley
“Home from home”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2015
Uncomplicated booking. Friendly and accommodating.
Rather like having a holiday wish list granted.
Just about the most comfortable holiday home that I have had the pleasure to stay at.
I have been… More
Thank you for your review, were very happy we are in your top 3. We look forward to welcoming you back one day.
Cat & Ashley
“Lovely Little Cottage” Myself and my two, very young, children enjoyed our stay at River View Cottage. As it was only myself and two small people the cottage was adequate for our needs.
River View has everything you need included, washing maching/d
“A relaxing peaceful break in a beautifl property” Andrew Barn is a home from home property with everything you could ever need for a peaceful and relaxing break.
The Barn is comfortable, warm and equipped to excellent standards. John and Tina were so
We stayed at The Barn at Andrew House for October half term
What a lovely cottage, warm, cosy, very clean felt like home, fully equipped.
Our children loved it especially the chickens in the wonderf… More
“Wonderful House and John and Tina were so helpful in locating restaurants, pubs and hiking activities.”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2014
We loved our stay at the barn. The living room and dining area spacious and comfortable. There is a cozy fireplace to take off the chill if rain. The kitchen was well appointed with everything you cou… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at The Barn it was great to be able to welcome you here in the Lake District
“Superb property...excellent base to explore Lakeland”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2014
We had a short break at The Barn in July. It is situated in a secluded spot in the village of Stainton (pub and restaurant just down the road) not far from Penrith and about 15 minutes from Keswick. … More
We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at The Barn especially as it was your wedding anniversary. We were concerned to ensure that you had a relaxing and peaceful stay.
“Serene” Have visited the property twice, both during druing the summer months, once as a couple and once with children. We found the house spacious, cool and very relaxing. The location means you are away from the noise of the city but still close eno
“Has everything for a great holiday for the whole family, will definitely go back.”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
House has loads of space with large individual rooms which have authentic French furniture. The bathrooms and shower rooms have a modern clean finish. kitchen and dining area are great for family meal… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
We stayed here with friends and 4 young children last summer. We had a brilliant time. The house is furnished to a high standard, and the pool area is safe and idyllic both in the sun and out of it. T… More
Reviewed 29 Dec 2012
We stayed here last summer and had an incredible time. The house is spacious and the conversion has been done with obvious care, the property retaining many original features. It is set in a traditi… More
“Even more beautiful than the pictures” We stayed at the cottages for a family holiday, and it exceeded our expectations.
They are spacious, well equipped, and furnished to a very high standard. All the furniture is very good quality and in immaculate
A group of 16 friends stayed here for 4 days as a break before exams started. It was fabulous, all the rooms were lovely, the location was perfect and the owner was as lovely as you can get! Would 100… More
“A gem in the heart of Nottinghamshire”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2014
Beautiful traditional accommodation set in the heart of Sherwood Forest. A home from home. The cottages are wonderfully nostalgic and beautifully furnished and provide the base for a comfortable holid… More
“Fantastic affordable accomodation for CentreParcs & Sherwood Forest”
Reviewed 13 May 2014
Great service from start to finish, the cottage ticked all boxes for location, quality and affordability. We booked the cottages to celebrate a hen weekend with 11 friends and it exceeded all our exp… More
“excellent Apartment” The Apartment was excellent in good order and nice and clean .There was plenty of bedding and utensils plats cups pots and pans if you want to stay in and do your own cooking but it is well positioned in walking distends to the t
“Excellent location” This property was just what we wanted in a rural location, quiet and left to our own. Lovely walks nearby would recommend to anyone and would stay there again.
Excellent facilities the only downside being no enclosed garden but a
We visited for a short break. We needed to be close to Sheffield but wanted to stay out in the Peak District. The location is perfect for both the city as well as for exploring the Peak District.
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it
“Fantastic Holiday” A superb gite in a great location. The gite was everything we hoped for and more. We both felt so at home and relaxed there and would highly recommend Le Regnac to all. Jan was a brilliant host who ensured our stay was very enjoyabl
Le Reynac is a lovely house, very well equipped and spacious. The barn acts as a great games room, perfect for all weather. A car is essential but there is plenty to do within a short drive. The be… More
“Amazing place to stay....” Sweetslade was just as lovely as in the photos on the website. It's a beautiful place with a stunning view to wake up to each morning. It had everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay. As it was Novembe
We are always looking for a secluded lodge style accommodation to base out annual UK holiday from. Sweetslade fits this description very well. The building is behind the owners property with its own g… More
Thanks for taking the time for such a comprehensive review hope to see you both again.
Reviewed 1 Sep 2014
A lovely property in a quiet location. The property was clean and tidy and had everything u needed for your stay. Would return again.… More
Thanks for taking the time to do a review really appreciated.
“Perfect countryside getaway”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
We recently stayed for a long weekend at Sweetslade and were greeted very warmly on arrival. The barn was spotlessly clean and is extremely well equipped - it is clear that a lot of thought has gone i… More
Thanks for the great review its always uplifting to know that you enjoyed your stay.
With its two bedrooms and two bathrooms, bungalow Poema is ideal for rentals by couples or by families of four. It offers comfortable living areas, both on the sea side and the garden side.
The simplicity of its contemporary architecture allows a permanent and direct c …see more
“Wonderful” Beckside Cottage is in an ideal location for walking in this lovely area. It's warm and cosy, very well equipped and tastefully furnished.
The owner was very helpful and accommodating, and answered emails very promptly.
“superb rental” This rental property is of a very high standard. The owners have equipped it so that it feels like home, they really have thought of everything. The bathrooms are really fabulous and the beds really comfortable, with cotton bed linen. t
“Great family holiday - lovely house - super location”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
A thoroughly enjoyable holiday. The house is fantastic - clean, comfortable and well equipped; with a fabulous location near the beach. There's a lovely scenic stroll alongside the beach to the modern… More
“Amazing accomodation, gorgeous location.”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2012
The house was superb, very clean & everything was in an immaculate order. It was like a home from home, with the full range of children's toys, bikes, books & beach toys. We couldn't of asked for any … More
Reviewed 15 Jun 2012
This holiday ticked all the boxes. It had everything you could possibly need for a fabulous holiday. It had a well equipped kitchen and beautiful bedrooms. The property was spacious and of an extrem… More
“Hi & Authentic Apartment in Ajami” My husband and I stayed in the newly renovated 2 bedroom spacious, apartment which shares a communal entrance. The apartment is on the first floor which overlooks a park, with views of the ocean and ample parking.
Wir haben 2 1/2 Wochen in Noa's wunderschönen Wohnung verbracht. Noa's Beschreibung der Wohnung und die Fotos entsprechen der Realität. Uns gefielen die geschmackvoll renovierten hohen und geräumig… More
“Exceptional Accommodation in Tel-Aviv Yaffo”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2015
We loved this accommodation. We are a family of four and my sister rented the adjacent one bedroom apartment for our family get together, The mosiac floors, high ceilings, comfortable furniture and up… More
“A Wonderful Holiday” We spent two weeks at Yew Tree Cottage with our two very young boys, aged 3 and 2. It was a real home-from-home; very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped. The children settled quickly and enjoyed the games and puzzles in the t
I had a lovely stayed at Yew Tree Cottage for a 6 day at Easter 2013. Great place, the rooms are spacious, clean and well-decorated, character sitting room and the kitchen is well equipped. Although t… More
“Modern yet cosy, perfect weekend away!”
Reviewed 19 Mar 2013
Me and my brother decided to take our mother away for a long weekend and we are extremely glad we chose Yew Tree Cottage for our stay. The property has been renovated to a brilliant standard. The play… More
Mobile reception varies by network. We get a strong signal with Vodafone but we are aware that other networks may not be as good.
“Fantastic cottage to spoil yourself in”
Reviewed 27 Feb 2013
We have just spent a long weekend at this traditional cottage, renovated sympathetically and with every modern convenience. The weather was bitter, but the log fire and toasted toes were more than co… More
“Brilliant Love to go back anytime.” We he had a great break away although it was only for four days, its was so relaxing, The Low Barn was wonderful with everything we ever needed. Quality of the barn facilities were great and the owner very helpful
A well equipped, very clean hide-away for two. WiFi worked well.
Good location for Lincoln and surrounding areas.
Would definitely consider staying again.… More
Thanks for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves.
“Cozy and comfortable”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
We had a fantastic time, the cottage was exactly as shown, cozy and clean, very well presented. Everything was provided that we could need, towels and linen - even salt! It is newly refurbished and … More
Delighted you found everything to your taste. Hope you consider a return visit.
“Excellent accommodation in good location.”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Lovely 1 bedroom accommodation in good location for Lincoln city, the wolds and lincolnshire coast. This accommodation had everything we required for self-catering weekend break and was in excellent o… More
So glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Situated just 3 miles from the lovely seaside town of Dungarvan in the south east coast of Ireland. The property is cosy and is ideal for a getaway. It is just 300 yards from the beach, perfect for swimming or surfing and also for fishing. If you feel energetic enough y …see more
“LOVELY STAY” My husband and adult son stayed at the Courthouse in September. The accommodation was excellent. The apartment is very large with 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. All the comforts of home were supplied. There was even a large selection of
fantastic cottage, large homely rooms, very well equipped and very clean. Lori the landlady made us feel very at home and welcome here and was very helpful and accommodating. two large bedrooms, one… More
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale.
The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
Newly renovated cottage in rural setting , Sleeps five with bed linen and towels included, Wi-Fi available, Quite and peacefull,but in a central location to explore the south east of Ireland.1 hour drive to Cork or Waterford Cities ,close to beaches and golf courses ,C …see more
“Illfracombe's 4 star secret” After having a stressfull few months since my husbands stroke, we had an all too short stay (4 nights), in this wonderful apartment. I am a very fussy "renter" - the first impression for me is the smell of a rental. The sm
Just returned from a short break to Cove View in Ilfracombe. Have stayed in many high quality hotels/apartments and have to say this property is up there with the best of them. Every creature comfort … More
Thank you for your review of 3 Cove View. We're really pleased you liked the apartment and enjoyed your stay. Best wishes. James Low
Reviewed 17 Jul 2016
As Ilfracombe newbies, me and my wife were looking forward to this break and we weren't disappointed. From the start the owner was helpful and answered any enquiries in hours by email. The apartment i… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay at 3 Cove View, and that you hope to return again. Glad you had an opportunity to use the beach bag and didn't need the umbrella! We would love to welcome you to Cove View again, do get in touch if you wish to book for next year. Kind regards, James.
Reviewed 1 Dec 2016
Fabulous. Clean, modern, comfortable and perfectly located for Ilfracombe and North Devon. Most people would like to know about the kitchen, bed and bathroom. These were all high quality and immaculat… More
Hello, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to 3, Cove View in the future. Very best wishes, James
“Mrs” We had a wonderful 3 days in this lovely, well equipped cottage. Excellent location. We all agreed that we would definitely book again.
Of note, a mirror placed on back of door in one of bedrooms upstairs would be helpful
“A Place of Dreams” We booked the cottage for the first week in january for well deserved post christmas break and wat a break we had !!
The cottage 'Ty Isaf' has a magical quality to it. It felt a little like steppting into the wardrobe in narnia.
“Excellent accommodation situated in stunning and relaxing location.”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2011
We had an excellent week in this beautiful cosy cottage which is excellently maintained. There is a lovely veranda where we had our breakfast, lunch and dinner which looks out to a stunning backdrop … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, and for letting us know that you had a happy stay! You are of course welcome back any time you wish for another chance to get away from it all!
“Perfect home from home in the heart of snowdonia”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2016
We had a amazing stay in this little house in the centre of Snowdonia. The house is located in a quiet little town with not very much going on, but a perfect location to travel and explore the regiona… More
Thank you for your thoughts, you're welcome back any time of course! Your stay was just a few days too early for the opening of the new cinema/bar/eatery in town called CellB (situated in the old Police building), but it sounds as though you found plenty to do anyway. I'm glad you got back safely, thanks again, Alan
“Great apartment in perfect location” I stayed at the Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort with a group of friends on a break from the UK weather and the standard of the accommodation and location of the apartment was perfect.
The apartment included all th
“beautiful house with stunning views.” Spent 5 days at Shorehills in Carradale with family and our 2dogs .The house was perfect..It was cosy ,spotlessly clean and had everything we needed.There where10 of us and there was plenty of room for everyone to
“Very comfortable & welcoming” Heatherlea is a lovely cottage, very well equipped, warm and extremely clean, everything you could possibly need during you're stay is there, we had a very comfortable & relaxing few weeks, lovely walks at the end of the
This was a first visit to Grange over Sands together with husband, daughter, her husband and 16 month old twins. all a little ambitious perhaps.
Wasn`t really sure what we were expecting of Grange bu… More
Thank you for your lovely review, I am so glad that you enjoyed your break and the location.
“Delightful, comfortable and exactly as advertised”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2014
Lynda thought carefully and knew precisely what visitors needed. The house was extremely well equipped but the view from the top bedroom window was beautiful. Waking up to this each morning was fanta… More
Thank you for your comments, yes the view is certainly a treat to wake up to. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Reviewed 20 Nov 2013
Very clean, cosy and tidy place, has everything you may wish for!Even perfect for stay with children-has fireplace guard, safety gates, games etc..Reasonable distance to lake District.The only downsid… More
Beach front villa in the pristine north of Bali . Direct beach access , private 18x6m infinity swimming pool , private car with driver available , lounge room with poolbiljard , entertainment room with home cinema , tropical garden, ensuite slp with AC. 6 pax staff.< …see more
Charcoal house is located in a very peaceful off road location just ½ a mile from the southern tip of Coniston Water.
The house has been luxuriously furnished with great flair and sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms.
We've been welcoming guests …see more
“Beautiful cottage in great location” Three generations of us stayed at Wissett Cottage and we all loved it. It's a beautiful character cottage, spacious, tastefully furnished and very comfortable. It has a well equipped kitchen for us to cook our own
Lovely cottage in idyllic situation, well-appointed, couldn't be better. The location is lovely with access to surrounding countryside including Corfe Castle and Wareham. The family friendly seaside r… More
“Beautiful cottage in perfect location”
Reviewed 27 Mar 2013
This was our second stay at Wissett Cottage, this time with a toddler, a young baby and a Granny in tow. Both times we found the property spacious, yet cosy in the colder evenings. The kitchen was mod… More
SUFFOLK'S SECRET. COSY HOLIDAY COTTAGE CLOSE TO THE RIVER DEBEN IN WALDRINGFIELD.
IVYDENE is a stylish luxury cottage, close to a sandy beach, boating, golf, cycling and good walks.It is just five miles from Woodbridge. Sleeping four people in one double room and …see more
This renovated former steading cottage is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base.<br />Ideal for fami …see more
“Great cottage for a short stay” Really nicely done out cottage. Looks great, clean and definitely cosy!! Liz was great at getting in touch and we really appreciated the little things like the coffee waiting.
If you're a couple looking for a place
Cosy Corner is a beautiful little cottage in an ideal location. I stayed for a short week and will certainly hope to come back. Made a great base to explore the Peak District and wasn't far from anyth… More
Thankyou for a lovely review.I am so pleased you had a lovely time.Hopefully look forward to preparing the cottage for you in the future.
“Fabulous little cottage”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2016
The attention to detail from Liz the owner of Cosy Corner Cottage is amazing! The cottage is ideally situated and superbly presented throughout. We can't wait to go back again.… More
Thankyou Liz for your review. I am so pleased you liked Cosy Corner.
I look forward to your return!
“A superb alternative to staying in a b+b.”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
Plenty of space for two. Very convenient for local walks. Wifi worked well. Excellent local restaurants. Very cosy! … More
“2nd visit loved everything about it and didnt want to go home” Stayed here in Sept last year in the Farrows which was fantastic so as soon as we got back booked our week in May staying in The Pressing Room which was even better because the patio had a
Very nice, comfortable, cosy, beautiful, clean and spacious accommodation on a small quiet farm within an easy short drive to the coastal village of West bay....(broadchurch film location).
There's e… More
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, sorry about phone signal etc, hopefully soon the area will receive better coverage.
Happy new year to you both
“Perfect rural hideaway in Dorset”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2012
We were delighted by the Pressing Room - a lovely studio, tastefully decorated and very spacious for a couple. The farm setting was very peaceful, aided by high-quality windows which means there is z… More
Reviewed 24 Nov 2011
We loved our stay at the Pressing room! it's beautifully decorated, only made better by the stunning views.
Set on a working farm, in the perfectly idyllic countryside, everything about the pressing… More
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras.
What an unbelievably great experience staying in this cottage was! It was extremely clean and well-organized, and the kitchen is lovely and there were many little extras included. The bed was very com… More
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
This was the best cottage we had ever stayed in. Modern & comfortable in an ideal situation.… More
This Sport Chalet is a classic mountain dwelling in the Giant Mountains. It is situated in a very quiet and sunny valley near a stream, 2.5 km from the Jizera River. A new addition (in the same style) was built onto the original house. The five spacious and comfortable …see more
A semi-detached old forestry cottage situated in a peaceful riverside location within the Aberhirnant Forest, 1.5 miles from the hamlet of Rhos-y-Gwaliau, and 2.2 miles from the well-known lakeside town of Bala, in the Snowdonia National Park. The cottage is wel …see more
This charming wee renovated barn is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base.<br />Ideal for families, …see more