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.
“Birthday celebrations” Had a lovely long weekend perfect place to stay
Gina was very helpful and easy to contact
Tea coffee sugar and milk there ready plus a packet of biscuits which was much appreciated after 6 hour journey
Would definitely rec
“ideally situated for the beach and very considerately maintained”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
Fantastic location and a house where there are lots of great finishing touches! The house is very family friendly and is ideal for a week at the beach - our son loved it. Really good local restaurant… More
“Great house in the perfect location”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2015
A lovely house in a very quiet but central loction, with the most helpful and hospitable hosts you are likely to find.… More
“A Broadstairs Gem!”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2015
We had a wonderful and a very comfortable stay at the Shorley Wall. Have no complaints or even suggestions to make. Gina our host was very kind and considerate with all her little touches - from a del… 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
“Cosy cottage” We had a most enjoyable stay at The Old House which is on the High Street and very convenient for walking into the lovely town. The cottage is small but adequate for 2 couples to enjoy with 2 lovely enusites. A little more equipment, inc
The cottage is perfect for a relaxing Cotswolds break. It's position on the high street is great for pubs, etc and it is lovely and quiet. It is ideal for couples/friends sharing as both bedrooms are… More
Margaret, Thanks again for taking the time to review my property
It's a real pleasure getting such a positive review and am pleased you enjoyed your stay with friends.
“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
“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
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there
“Very comfortable and spacious 2 bedroom villa in quite area but close to amenities.”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
Joanne and Kevin provided us with an excellent villa, which was very much "home for home".
It was very spacious and it had a lovely outdoor sitting area, where we spent most of our time.
The locatio… More
“What more could you ask for??”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2013
Having rented a few villas in our time, you are always curious whether the pictures will fairly represent what you see on arrival. In this case, they exceeded it. The villa is very spacious for a 2 be… More
Reviewed 10 Nov 2012
An absolutely beautifully maintained villa with many extra little touches that were really appreciated. From the first contact, when the availability calender was up to date, Joanne was a pleasure to … More
“Beautifully furnished apartment in centre of Buxton”
Reviewed 29 Mar 2015
We booked Joseph Apartment at relatively short notice (<6 weeks) for a weekend get-together. Jackie, the owner, responded very promptly to e-mails and as the property was not booked was happy for us t… More
“Wow - amazing place - great family weekend away!”
Reviewed 3 Feb 2015
We travelled to Buxton for my dad's 70th birthday. Jackie couldn't have been more helpful - there had been a lot of snow and some roads were closed but Jackie advised alternative routes for us and ke… More
“Elegant Apartment in the centre of Buxton”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2015
We stayed here for our New Year Break. We were met by Jackie who showed us around the apartment and gave us plenty of info on the area, restaurants and bars etc, she was more than helpful.
The apa… More
“I'll be back!” It was already the end of Jan 2015 and I'd felt as though I'd crammed two months work into one! A break was called for and as luck would have it, Rookhope Terrace cottage was available.
I could not have been happier!
The warmth of
A beautiful cottage furnished to the highest standards.
An ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life and recharge your batteries.
Fantastic views and a short stroll from the vil… More
Thanks for your comments and very glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet.
“Unforgetable!” The cottage at Roo/Rua is warm and welcoming with all modern faciliteswhich made our stay very comfortable. The location overlooking Lough Melvin and beyond is stunning. The changing light constantly reveals a new part of the amazing pa
“Perfect for a quiet break” Just returned after a 3 day break with friends over New Year. Well kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable lounge area. Good sized bedrooms. Good location 5 minutes from A9, with easy access to forest walks,
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and out for children to run around w… More
Dear guest, we are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the Old Kirk. It is particularly suited to such 2 family holidays.
“Fantastic holiday home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The memory stick you left behind has been tracked down and will be sent to you.
“A winter stay” This town house is undoubtedly well equipped and well cared for. It benefits particularly from having an owner that really cares that your hoilday should be a success! We were confident that this stay would be great and it was!
“Excellent value for money - well located and beautifully presented!”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2012
The accommodation was perfect - everything we needed had been catered for, and the property was clean and well p[resented. Grocery shopping within a short walk and an easy stroll into town for restaur… More
“SUPERB Holiday Accomodation!”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2012
Excellent house,very clean,everything you could possibly need,Very relaxing,3 great pools,very clean and well kept.We loved everything about our holiday(2 adults,13 & 8 year old).Definatly return agai… More
“A fantastic town house central to everything!”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2012
You often read positive reviews on properties and find something else on arrival, not in this case the standered is every bit as high as suggested and we were delighted with this lovely town house. It… More
“Attractive,tasteful,spacious apartment in quiet village of Wath” The apartment is part of an old building.The rooms are large and comfortable with plenty of space.The heating was good and we were very cosy.The owner is obviously artistic as the décor
“Hidden Gem” Cosy cottage set in beautiful surroundings and perfectly equipped. It felt like home instantly ,especially with the wonderful welcome from our lovely hosts Steve & Angela. Really reluctant to write this review as so want to keep this hidde
Great communications from owners, absolutely second to none.
We arrived late afternoon and were greeted by Angela & Steve, who promptly made us very welcome and showed us around the property.
Thank you so much, it was wonderful to meet you both, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for the homeopathic cough medicine recipe, I made it up and it has done wonders for our daughter, Tara. We really hope that we will have the chance to meet you again. Angela and Steve
“Excellent Peaceful Cottage”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2016
We had a wonderful 3 night stay at Lane End Cottage.....just wish it was longer!!!
Angela and Steve went that extra mile plus for us. A lovely hamper and fresh eggs from their chickens. They showed u… More
Thank you so much for such an amazing review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you had chance to see the vole and the variety of birds. We look forward to seeing you again.
Angela and Steve
“Beautiful & Peaceful”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2016
Excellent cottage which has every requirement to make your stay perfect. Owners are pleasant & helpful & make you feel most welcome. The use of their beautiful garden is an added bonus.… More
Thank you very much for your review, we are really glad that you are enjoying your stay at the cottage. We hope you will visit us again.
Angela & Steve
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, with a warm welcome” We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Manor Farm - the cottage was perfect - pleasant and comfortable, overlooking a lovely garden and on the doorstep of picturesque English countryside. Ra
We had a fantastic time. The cottage was beautiful, really nicely furnished, very cosy and in a lovely setting. Even the recommended pub across the road did really great food and had good live music! … More
Reviewed 15 Aug 2014
Four minds came up with one word to describe our stay (. Brilliant ) experience. Host family very welcoming and helpfull. Will definitely try and come back to
Stay another time… More
“Beautiful quiet country cottage”
Reviewed 24 May 2014
I cannot fault this cottage in any way what so ever ,it was just excellent,everything from the big t.v ,really comfy bed ,and a cracking shower,under floor heating in toilet and kitchen,and the k… More
Thank you very much for your helpful review. It is good to understand what you like about the cottage and the surroundings. Hope to welcome you back one day.
“What a fantastic place” We stayed in the cabin for the 2nd time,it's a lovely place set in beautiful surrounding with spectacular views of Ben Nevis.Joan the owner is very friendly and made us feel very welcome.We 'll definitely be going back again.
“Excellent location, a real 'Home from home'” Location great for all of Moray. House has all you need, and would have at your own home. We've been a couple of times now and will return again.
Ian keeps in touch and we find him very helpful.
This is a PERFECT Holiday Cottage. Lovely Clean holiday home that is extremely well equiped. We arrived to find milk and a bottle of wine in the fridge and some frozen food in the freezer. There was … More
“Wonderful for a family get together!” So impressed by this house! It was perfect for my 50th birthday family celebration. So much space! Great to have the pool, sauna and hot tub..even the gym facilities and darts were used. The cinema room was brilli
With 7 bridesmaids, 1 heavily pregnant and a couple who are not big on the drinking scene, I really struggled to think of a hen event that would satisfy everyone. We stayed at the Pinfold for the week… More
Thank you so much!! So glad that everyone in your party enjoyed it.
Hope to see you again soon and i hope your wedding day is just as relaxing. xx
“Fab weekend away”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2016
I had a lovely stay at pinfold house for my friends hen do- the bedrooms were lovely and the big open kitchen/ diner made it easy to entertain. … More
“A place to unwind and relax and get away from it all” The house is lovely and big with lots of games, dvd's and loads of books all in English to read while you are there. The pool is lovely and was well used for the week that we were there as we had g
Fantastic house everything you could want, so well equipped inside and out. lovely area and close to some very nice places to eat drink or just visit. Wonderful welcome basket very much appreciated. W… More
Thank you so much for your review, and being excellent guests - please come again!
“The perfect property for a relaxing holiday with every amenity you could ever want or need.”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2013
We stayed at Pontarnaud for one week.
We received full details about every aspect of the property before we set out on our travels down to exact location of replacement bulbs,which set high expectat… More
Thanks very much for the feedback, perfect guests!
“Welcoming, relaxing and comfortable house in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2016
We were a group of eight, comprising two grandparents, our daughter and son in law and their two children, ages six and four. We all had a wonderful holiday in this lovely house at Pontarnaud. From t… More
Thank you so much for being great guests,
Andy and Fiona
The house was fantastic and had everything we could ask for and more.
The pool area, garden and outside seating area were ideal and much used by us all. It was hard to tear ourselves away and go e… More
“A beautiful house in a beautiful area”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2012
We have just got back from a week's stay in this beautiful house and there really is nothing I can add to comments already made by previous reviewers, except they are all true.. Tracy has designed a r… More
“Excellent family accommodation for a large group in a delightful area of France”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2012
We had a fabulous week in Le Peyrat in May 2012 with our family which included four under 5's. The house and garden are very well equipped for children and ours loved it, especially the tree house, t… More
“Can't wait to return” Having just spent a memorable week ( with husband and springer spaniel ... Ellie) at Gites du Capulet, we moved north as the Gite was fully booked for our second week( am not surprised!). The accomodation was exceptionally spaci
We stayed here last week and had a lovely time. The owners are very helpful and their terrace is facing the Gite de Capulet so you can't miss each other, but if you don't want to be overlooked, we fou… More
“excellent stay” lovely part of the wold to visit ; the apartment was really cosy and well furnished . The position is ideal for a quite and relaxing holiday and also very close to all amenities and conforts: shops, restaurants, cafes and the beach is
“Lovely” Myself, partner and teenage son stayed at this lovely cottage and what a treat it was. From the minute we walked through the door it was relaxing. Tea+chocolate biscuites greeted us after our long journey. The lounge has a log burner with logs
Liz and Alan were extremely attentive landlords, providing a welcome basket and local information. We were visited by friends and family while there and Liz very kindly brought around crayons and pape… More
“Fantastic apartment, great location...we'll be back”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2015
A fantastic apartment in a great location for Croyde Bay, Croyde village and Saunton Sands. The apartment itself is spacious, clean and modern and the hot tub is a nice bonus. We actually thought it… More
“Can't wait to return!”
Reviewed 8 May 2015
We spend several weekends each year in Croyde Bay. This (by far) has been the best holiday rental we've found. The property is spacious and the master bedroom is amazing. All of the fixtures and fitti… More
“Home from Home!”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2015
We had a lovely week at Point View!
The Apartment had everything to offer! Fabulous position within Croyde!
Walking distance to all the bars, restaurants & the beach!
We've stayed in Croyde many … More
“Lovely, well equipped cottage” Ambrisbeg is sited in a lovely area of Bute. The cottage is very comfortable and really well equipped with everything needed. Cathy was very welcoming and helpful. A great place for a holiday stay.
A lovely little cottage in the middle of nowhere. Great for getting away from the city life. Ideal for those with limited mobility. Peaceful, tranquil and utterly beautiful. Cathy was very pleasant an… More
So glad you had a lovely holiday.
“Great weather, happy days!”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2015
Having visited this cottage on two previous occasions, we were entirely confident of an enjoyable holiday in every respect and as previously, we were not disappointed. We just love the place.… More
Lovely to see you again and thanks for the great review :)
Reviewed 25 Jul 2016
We verbleven 14 dagen in het vakantiehuisje van Robert en Cathy, die we als joviale, vrijgevige (verse eieren, sla uit de moestuin en overheerlijke zelf bereide confituur van aalbes) en uiterst atten… More
Thanks for your review. Glad that you enjoyed your holiday in Bute. Cathy and Robert :)
We've used this apartment a number of times over the years, and whilst going elsewhere within Europe and Worldwide, aways hanker after the simplicity of Salema and this apartment: location and views c… More
“Comfortable home, Lovely Views, Beautiful Area” I had a beautiful stay with my girlfriend, the local beach, restaurants and villages were exactly what we wanted for our romantic weekend getaway. I would definitely go back and I would definitely stay i
Recently refurbished, this house was in good condition with nearly everything a small family could need. Less than 10 minutes walk from Porthtowan beach (down a steep path - which is quite rough in pl… More
“Wow what a view!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
This house has the best view looking out over the Porthtowan beach. The house is fully equiped and is just like home from home. The kitchen has everything you need and the beds are super comfy! A t… More