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.
“Lovely location and so helpful and friendly. Can't recommend enough” We had a fantastic break. The bungalow was clean and well equipped. Lovely quiet village and fantastic views from the garden - very friendly cows visited the back fence each evening.
We had a great week, staying at Jamie's place. Lots to do in the area, even in the rain and fog (yes, fog in August). Jamie was helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. The mini-Mac on th… More
“Gorgeous cosy cottage” This is the perfect base for discovering the Forest of Dean.
Alex is the perfect host available with advice and hints and tips.
The cottage was clean, well equipped, with added extra little touches like biscuits, milk in the
“Excellent,highly recommend” Stayed for 2 nights and was delighted with the apartment. Everything had been taken care of and all we needed was there. Velux blind proved a wee bit of a trial to close but figured it out eventually,some instructions may h
Our second stay at this lovely apartment. Ideal location and a real home away from home. Spacious and so clean and comfortable. So much to do along this coastline. I could return time after time. The … More
This sunny first floor apartment is located within a small, Spanish-style complex three minutes walk from the beautiful Tora beach and dozens of good quality Spanish and German restaurants. The surrounding area provides numerous options for fun and relaxation<br /> …see more
“Beautiful cottage. Just perfect.” A stunning cottage decorated in tasteful, beautful decor. The building itself and surroundings are just stunning. There was a pint of milk and bottle of wine waiting for us upon our arrival. The cottage has absolutly
Whether travelling by car or train, Thurnham Keep Stables offers the ideal sanctuary for that short break in beautiful, unspoilt Kent countryside yet being situated in mid Kent is an ideal base from which to explore everything Kent has to offer. …see more
“Perfect” 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 immaculate.
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 sme… More
Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review, and pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we'll have the opportunity to welcome you back one day. Kind regards, James
Reviewed 1 Jul 2013
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.
“Nice place” My husband and I stayed few days at the Chestnuts in April 2013. The place is very nice, clean and light, very well organised. The cottage is of good size and has everything you need. I had few questions before the trip and sent emails to
we stayed in this lovely little cottage for a week in august. it was such a home from home in all aspects....... the welcome we received from peter and rae and all the little touches made this a perf… More
“Best option in Tremblant” 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 holiday at Tremblant and
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
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
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… 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
“Sally” This cottage was ideal for our needs, lovely location, it had everything we needed. Nice and cozy and warm, with comfortable furniture and fixtures. Yvonne and John have their work cut out trying to maintaining the grounds and the other 4 cott
The upside down cottage was more than comfortable for my family, home from home. Only a 5 min drive from the beach plus a large area on site for the children to run around on and play games. The owner… More
“A lovely relaxing place to stay, comfortable and great views”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
We loved our stay in The Granary, it was exactly as described. The accommodation is all you need in a holiday cottage, clean, comfortable and an ideal spot to relax in great surroundings. Enough space… More
“Perfect Getaway” Fantastic apartment, everything you could possibly need and some. What a place to come back to after a day's walking, and having the opportunity to sit out on the balcony with a glass of wine watching the sunset. Doesn't get much bett
“Great location” Great location 2 mins drive from town. We are a family of 4 who stayed in the Feb half term. We drove to the Alps and had plenty of room to park. Jody the owner is very helpful and will help with anything needed. The house is a nice si
A group of 4 of us stayed here for our annual ski long weekend away. The welcome we received from the owners was fantastic with a few fresh bits and bobs (and a iced brioche that could clog arteries … More
Thanks you were great guests and left the apartment in immaculate condition.
“perfection” we can honestly say we have never had such a perfect holiday!! and will be returning next year, A little hidden gem for anyone owned by dogs!!! our two loved it, from the enclosed, safe garden to the exercise field, to the fantastic walkes
From the simple "Good Morning" to the "Do you want more duck eggs?" the proprietors couldn't have done more to make our stay in one of their self catering apartments more enjoyable. They were often ar… More
“we will return next year!”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2014
the accommodation was excellent. the layout was very good. the fenced in garden was ideal .being part of a small touring caravan site did not intrude on our stay. the exercise field for the dogs was v… More
“Excellent Return Visit to The Turbles”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2014
This was our second visit to The Turbles in 4 months and we enjoyed every minute of it. The the cottages are bright, warm and comfortable and Shirley is a very welcoming host. We hope to return to C… More
“Our stay at Eden” Always have fantastic time here and it's great to get away from a busy life! We go here every January and each time we visit we don't want to leave! Hot tub is amazing and Rob and corin are fantastic hosts..highly recommend!
Such a lovely lodge, and the location is perfect to get away from it all. Nicely positioned to visit lots of surrounding towns, Exeter especially was a lovely place to visit. Everything you need is in… More
Reviewed 10 Oct 2016
The accommodation was beautiful, clean and well equipped
The owners couldn't have done more to welcome us, arrived with flowers and pudding on the first night.
We loved the peace and the hot tub, th… More
“Cosy relaxing long birthday weekend away!”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2016
The lodge was amazing with the fire place and hot tub making our stay extra special. We had a very relaxing long weekend and was perfect for a mini getaway. The only down side would be the location, a… More
“Gorgeous property in fantastic setting, perfect for getaway.” The cottage was quite hard to find in foggy, icy weather but lovely and cosy once inside. The under floor heating is a treat as are the large bedrooms and gorgeous bathrooms. All in all a
“Comfort with a unbeliveable view!” Very comfortable with a fantastic view! This is a wonderful location for touring in Ulster. Portstewart has great food, drink, and shopping. This is a very well laid out apartment with everything you need. Our ho
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
“Glorious and tranquil!” This lovely chalet is located in a beautiful part of Scotland, it's a perfect escape to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! It's perfectly secluded and local attractions include a fascinating museum on local h
The perfect place to explore Kilmartin. A good base for walking, cycling and kayaking and lots of archaeology in the area. The property is cosy, with good parking and and a lovely sheltered garden to… More
“Very cosy place to stay!”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2015
We can wholeheartly recommend to stay at Janet´s and David`s lovely Charlet. We`ve had a fantastic week in wonderful Kilmartin and really enjoyed travelling around this very special place.… More
“peace of heaven”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
Loved it , went for our wedding anniversary , stunning area, lovely cosy bed , best sleep ive had in a long time , Janet was a lovely host . defo worth a visit , midges were a pest , but its scotland … More
“Great apartment to come back to after a long day out” A spacious, clean and warm apartment situated in an excellent location overlooking Dunbar harbour. Helpful owners who provided a lovely welcome pack and advice on places to go.
Apartment was superbly equipped with plenty of space . The welcome gift was brilliant . Location by the harbour was lovely . It was a shame it wasn't on the ground floor - but we were aware of this an… More
Reviewed 20 Apr 2015
Had a great time at this lovely apartment. This really is a great place to stay and Sally has has thought of everything. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday and we are already planning a second trip.… More
“Beautiful home-from-home apartment”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2015
Booked this apartment as a base for a family wedding at nearby Broxmouth Park and then to visit Edinborough Fringe last week. It's very comfortable & well appointed, close to all local amenities (for … More
“A good place to stay” Palm Cottage has a welcoming atmosphere about it, and is a splendid place in which to spend a holiday. It is old and characterful, and blends well with its beautiful surroundings. When not in use as a holiday cottage, it is cle
When we walked in my Father in-law said "We have hit the jackpot!". It is a home away from home and you can tell that it is a well loved & cared for place. We were a group of 4 adults and 2 young chil… More
“Comfortable & Cosy Home from Home”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2012
We stayed here with our 13 year old son during Jubilee week, despite the unseasonable weather (especially the gale force winds at the end of the week) we had a lovely time. Couldn't fault the cottage… 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
“A Perfect holiday for Young Families in any weather. Home from home.” We had one of the most relaxing holidays I've ever experienced at Corner House. The Cottage is beautifully renovated and has everything you could possibly need. Endless hours of fun
Just returned from a wonderful week in this cosy, stylish and comfortable cottage. The owners were very welcoming and keen to help us make our stay pleasurable. The beach is a short stroll away, tot… More
“The most peaceful tranquil setting you can imagine”
Reviewed 26 Jan 2012
Cottage was immaculate, bedrooms and living area spacious
Ideal for an all adventure break with surfing, mountain climbing but also provides the perfect location for a total, relaxing, chill out br… More
“A perfect week in a lovely cottage” Spent a week in this lovely cottage with fantastic views across Lamlash Bay to Holy Isle. The accommodation is exactly as described in the advert and provides a comfortable and homely base from which to mount severa
Have just spent an enjoyable new year in Arran, staying at Alt Ardoch Cottage. The cottage is in a wonderful location with views off the Holy Isle. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom spac… More
“Cozy cottage for lovely getaway”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2012
My partner and I stayed in this cottage for a week and enjoyed the experience thoroughly. The cottage was well equipped, beautifully decorated and well situated close to the town of Lamlash. The manag… More
“NICE COTTAGE IN A PICTURESQUE LOCATION” Situated near to the coast and many of the tourist locations.We had good weather and enjoyed the holiday.Plenty of crockery/utensils.All we needed.Double bedroom,lots of storage.Twin bunk bedroom (full size bunk
“excellent apartment, fantastic location, pet friendly” Apartment was spotlessly clean with everything provided. The owners, Chrissie & Paul were there to meet us and gave us a full and comprehensive handover.They also provided a folder full of useful
“Looks cottage” We had a fabulous new year in southwold ... it's definitely the place to be New Year's Eve brilliant firework display on beach ... this cottage has everything you need for a warm &. COsy stay , very clean & well furnished with lovely f
Absolutely perfect location, just off the common and High Street, 3 mins to the fish and chip shop, beach not only 10 mins. This meant that we had the best of both worlds, complete peace and silence a… More
Thank you for these kind words, I do agree with the heading! It is really cosy. The beach is less than 10 mins walk, and it is in a great location. I love the fish and chips, lovely crispy batter and proper chips..yum, yum! We do try to keep the cottage in good order, downstairs was decorated this year and next year (hopefully) we'll do upstairs. We love sitting outside at the front watching the world go by, just generally relaxing! Hopefully we'll see you again soon, almost all of our visitors come back!
“Lovely location, really comfortable cottage with 'home to home' feel.”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2012
Really impressed with extra touches, really good selection of DVDs ( for my son) and books ( for my husband). Very comfortable and in a very secluded spot, but very convenient for all amenities, shops… More
It's really good that guests appreciate the homely additions, it's very important to me that people do feel totally relaxed and comfortable whilst staying in Loom Cottage. The location is one of the main reasons we bought the cottage so we're so glad you liked it as well!
“Cant be bettered”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2012
Lovely cosy cottage in a perfect location.Pleasnt an friendly nieghbours.Easy car parking
very near to cottage.Southwold itself is a charming little town,althought it can be a problem finding a decen… More
I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at 'Loom Cottage', I love the comments, especially the heading! However, although the fish & chip shop does close at 7.30pm, all of Southwold's pubs/restaurants/hotels serve food until 9-9.30pm, and I think the food available is really good! There is also a really speedy Chinese home delivery service..all details in the cottage.
Spacious property in a stunning location, facing out to sea with magnificent sea views. Peaceful rural setting with large garden, terrace and indoor dining areas. Sandy beach half a mile away. Ideal for families. Ideal location for fishing and other activities.< …see more
We stayed here 3 days with our family of 8 - definitely enjoyed the multiple rooms and the space to roam around in. The House is very remote, no TV, no WIFI and bad cell phone reception - also the tel… More
We are pleased to learn you enjoyed our wonderful rural location and the spacious property. Thank you for your feedback on the things that were not to your satisfaction. In view of feedback we have now installed a brand new TV and DVD player and have had the chimney swept! (it had not been done for years and was out of use). We apologise that you did not find the two hairdryers at the property and we have added a note on their location in our guest information for future guests. We agree that the mobile phone reception can be variable - this is one of the trade-offs for the beautiful remote location. We always get a reception from the kitchen/dining room at the front of the house and will ensure we inform our future guests of this. Thank you again for the useful feedback.
I knew we were going to have a great weekend the first time I heard from Jenny. She was very quick to respond, answered all my questions and provided plenty of information about the area to ensure we… More
“A wonderful, spacious home for a relaxing break”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
Barnfield House is a lovely place, with plenty of rooms to allow everyone the space they need. Add this to the outside space, views across the Kent countryside and it is difficult ot know what more on… More
“Barnfield House is generous, gracious, welcoming and hospitable”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2013
I felt embraced by the energy of the house as soon as I entered: there is an almost Asian sense of hospitality and welcome to the house even though it is set in a quintessentially English part of the … More
“What a fantastic place to have a holiday!” This was our first summer holiday in the Alps having only previously enjoyed skiing holidays in the mountains. And what a great holiday it turned out to be.
Saint Jean D'Aulps is a lively, pretty and typical
Irish Tourist Board Approved Self Catering Holiday Cottage Accommodation near Adare in Co. Limerick Ireland. Ideal tourist base for day trips throughout the West Coast of Ireland. Private parking. Heating & Electricity included in price. …see more
Romantic 1 bedroom grade 2 listed cottage. Beautiful, peaceful location, exposed stone and beams, wood burner, underfloor heating, fantastic welcome basket includes homemade bread, local cheeses, and homemade chutney. Great walking country - good access to The Cotswold …see more
Newly refurbished, bright and comfortable detached house with private garden, 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village of Naucelle, which offers all the necessary amenities. On the ground floor is a spacious and very bright dining & living room giving onto a b …see more
“Fantastic cottage, great location and wonderful attention to detail.” This is was our second stay at the this quaint cottage. The attention to detail is something that stays with you. from lovely cupcakes on arrival, bottle of prosecco and milk what m
Us four old school friends stayed at Bridge Cottage for the weekend and loved it. It's immaculate, has all the kit you could need - kitchen digital radio, groovy CDs to listen to, huge towelling robes… More
“Cosiness away from home”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2013
We stayed for nearly one week in Bridge Cottage and have spent a wonderful time there. We were welcomed with afternoon tea and cupcakes. Lara the owner has furnished everything with love. We found eve… More
“Good location, beautiful cottage, shame there is no parking”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2015
Great location, beautiful cottage with lovely homely furnishings. The road outside is quite busy and noisy, that's the only down side. … More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Drymen
4 9 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 5 km
“Scenic, cozy, and great staff to boot” I stayed at Strathendrick house for new years 2012-2013 with a group of friends. Ker was extremely understanding while I arranged a complex trip involving people from all corners of the globe! He was flexible on
“A large comfortable house suitable for all the family”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2012
The house was lovely, plenty of space for 6 adults, 1 toddler and 2 babies. Not only could the adults and toddler have their own rooms there were adequate (4) bathrooms/shower-rooms for all. The kitc… More
“Beautiful home in a tranquil setting”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2011
We booked this quite 'last minute' for a New Year break and the owner was very accommodating and helpful. The house is stunning and nicely furnished with what are obviously personal items. Loads of … More
“Fantastic house in a lovely setting”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2011
I stayed at Strathendrick House with my boyfriend for a few days and we loved it. I especially liekd the fact that it is kind of secluded and the garden area is lovely, plus there is a stream at the b… More
“Wonderful Getaway” The lodge is perfect for a family, friends or just a couple. Very clean and tidy with a real homely feel. The ensuite master bedroom looks out on to the grounds to a giant pine tree where I spotted a red squirrel very early one morn
A contemporary cottage with all the mod cons yet still homely. Peaceful, and beautiful location with fantastic views, the ideal get away on a beautiful Island. Excellent service and attention from own… More
Reviewed 11 Aug 2012
Spent a great week in Arran first time there but it won't be our last. Angely was an excellent accomadation with everything you would expect plus some welcome extras like wifi in a very peacefull loca… More
“Home from Home...Perfect Base to Discover Arran!”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2012
Fantastic holiday lodge with gorgeous views over the Shiskine Valley. Just a few minutes walk from the gorgeous beach at Blackwaterfoot.
This was our first visit to the Isle of Arran and we abso… More