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.
“Fabulous villa in a wonderful location” This is a fabulous villa, with a great pool and very well equipped.
My children spent most of their time in the pool when we weren't at the beach. It's a suoer size and very well looked after.
“Beautiful House, Quaint Village, Perfect Location and Wonderful Hosts.” My friend and I were lucky enough to have the opportunity to stay in this beautiful 5 bedroom house in a quaint village in France but surrounding areas of interest are easily acce
8 of us stayed at Les Martinets for a week in August, although the weather wasn't fantastic this did not spoil our holiday. The house is beautiful, very well equipped and plenty of room for 8 adults.… More
“Excellent house in lovely location.”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2013
We stayed at this beautiful house in August as our son was getting married in Villefranche de Lonchat. The house is lovely, well equipped and the hosts Kim and Russ made us very welcome. Nothing was… More
“Primrose Cottage is a delight” We spent 2 lovely weeks at Primrose Cottage. The owner was there to greet us and show us around the cottage. We came and went everyday, seeing a good deal of western Cornwall and appreciated the well presented and wel
“Just what we needed...” Red sky was the perfect place for us to get away from it all and relax. Everything we needed and more had been thought about. Its a beautiful hut, which was well equipped and very private. Our dog loved the garden and we loved
We just came back from a wonderful 2 night stay at Red Sky. Although the weather was cold and it rained it didn't take away from it at all! We loved the great bonus of a sheltered hot tub to relax in … More
So glad you enjoyed yourselves, and thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Please do come back!
Reviewed 26 Sep 2016
Fantastic! A group of us hired the Safari Tent and the Red Sky Shepherds Hut for the weekend. The whole site is beautiful and really well laid out. I think it's great that the areas for larger groups … More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We do strive to offer a true "glamping" experience with all the little touches and so glad that our efforts are appreciated! Please do come back!
“Fantastic couple of days”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2016
What a lovely place. The Shepherds Hut is beautiful, it is small but perfectly adequate for two - it is also perfectly decked out, everything is excellent quality and it is spotlessly clean. It is s… More
So glad you enjoyed yourselves! Thank you for the lovely comments..
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran
Although the property was bigger than we needed for just the 2 of us, it was very appealing and so we arranged to stay for 7 nights.
Booking was quick and easy and we were provided with comprehensive… More
“stunning pool” We arrived at night the quickest transfer ever only 10 minutes to metexata and we were there. We arrived to a lovely surprise at Herakles 1. a very warm welcome table, chairs set out and a bottle of wine.
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“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
“Lovely house, perfect for a trip away with good friends!”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
The house and surrounds were perfect for a long weekend away and the owner, Deri, was helpful and friendly. A good internal space for socialising with a group of friends, we managed to use every room … More
“Beautiful house in beautiful area”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
We stayed at Ty Gwydr with 6 friends (4 couples) and it truly is a beautiful house fully equipped with everything we needed. We weren't blessed with the best of weather but were able to have two day… More
“What a fantastic experience”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2011
I stayed in in Ty Gwydr for a couple of nights only, but I was immensely impressed with place. Easy to find, but wonderfully tranquil, it is a very modern building with all the mod cons. Despite havin… More
“Beautiful house with lovely views” My husband and I stayed at Bayview with our 4 young children at the start of April. We didn't want to leave! The house has been beautifully renovated and was very comfortable and cosy. The house has a great location,
“Perfect Cottage, situated in a quite position with spectacular views”
Reviewed 29 Dec 2016
Spent Christmas with friends in this beautiful cottage.
Everything was of a very high standard and beautifully presented.
Lovely views across the bay to Portree, and the mountains.
Plenty of places… More
Hello Deborah and friends
I am delighted that you enjoyed your first trip to Skye and hope there will be many more. I thank you for your kind comments and it was a pleasure for Neil and I to meet you all.
All the very best for a Happy, healthy 2017
Neil and Hannah.
Reviewed 18 Oct 2016
I fell a little bit in love with this property. Top class all the way. Everything we needed and more... loved the wild horses in the adjoining fields& how friendly and kind the neighbour was.Would def… More
Thank you so much for posting a review. Delighted that you all enjoyed
Bayview Croft and your daughter liked the horses, I will let Archie know he will be delighted he is mentioned on Trip Advisor.
Hopefully we will welcome you back to Bayview Croft on another occassion.
Have a good winter.
All the best
“Cosy” It has been so nice to come back to The Police House after a few years away. And what an improvement! Really comfortable & compact, near enough to the shops but also far enough away not to be bothered by the crowds...& the dogs love it! Lovel
“Every thing we hoped it would be” We had previously stayed at the Moss's other cottage (Sea Lavender) in Burham Market and as this was fully booked were delighted to take the option of some time to discover Cley Next the Sea, - its enchanting, a lovel
“Great house, great location” Very nice, comfortable, spacious gîte, had everything we needed for a family of six - parents, two teenagers, two younger. Owners were next door, friendly and helpful.
Wonderful area in the Fontainebleau forest, handy fo
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v
“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 :)
Great flat, lovely views, 150m from the slopes. What made our stay was the quality and size and the flat plus the ease of use re the ski/boot room, using the garage before the flat was ready to store… More
“Very nice apartment in a good location”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2015
Great stay at this apartment and good communication and guidance from the owner Catherine. This apartment is new, and nicely furnished with good living space available for up to 6 persons. About 150m … More
“Perfection!” Stayed here with my children and parents visiting friends and family in Burghead...what a find? Tastefully decorated and in a great spot where the children could watch the world go by in the harbour, nip to both front and back beaches and
This apartment will not disappoint, with excellent decor and finishings, exceptional views over the harbour and good use of the space we had a great holiday in the area and were able to relax and unwi… More
“Fantastic property and location”
Reviewed 31 May 2013
Luxurious 3-bed apartment unit certainly did not disappoint. Spotlessly clean, well appointed and in a stunning location overlooking the harbour. Would highly recommend and will certainly return the n… More
“Charming cottage in stunning surrounds” We really enjoyed our short stay at Feirm cottage. It's a charming old cottage, very well renovated with plenty space & is very comfortable. We found everything there that we needed to self cater, Josephine was
We stayed in the cottage for 3 nights. It was bigger than we expected and the kitchen was very modern. Josephine was very helpful and welcoming and we appreciated her advice. We had a lovely time and … More
The O'Neill Family are very grateful that you have reviewed your stay at Feirm Cottage on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to know that your time spent here was an enjoyable experience and very much do hope that you get to make that return trip.
Thank you again,
“Authenticity with all the modern conveniences!”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2013
What a wonderful, peaceful, beautiful old stone farmhouse! We highly recommend it. Our hostess, Josephine and her husband and family made us feel so very welcome! And the yummy homemade bread and… More
We are truly grateful that you took the time to write a review of Feirm Cottage.Your comments and recommendations are much appreciated. They also confirm for us the characteristics of the cottage which we always hope make it an enjoyable experience for those who stay there.
Thank you again,
The O'Neill Family.
“A quiet refuge. "Suaimhneas."”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2012
If you need to go off grid, this is the place to do it. It is a peaceful rural location nestled in the rolling countryside. The tap water is crystal clear and tastes so sweet. You see all the stars on… More
“Very high quality and well thought out by a really nice host family” This beautiful old converted coach house is ideally placed for trips to a whole range of interesting places but we enjoyed the weekend entirely on the farm pottering about and bumpin
Clean, comfortable and well equipped accommodation close to the heart of the farm. Abundant wild life visible from the dining table and almost constant bird song. At this time of the year, wake to th… More
“Beautifully designed cottage in the most stunning location” We had a wonderful two weeks staying in Cuckoo Cottage. It's location is perfect, each morning I could go for walks on the beach (with new born baby) and my husband could do a good training
“Lovely Location but the cottage has problems that need to be addressed”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2016
Cuckoo cottage is very cosy for two and the location is stunning and very quiet. However there are some issues that need to be rectified. On arrival on a cold wet and windy 'summer' evening the heat… More
“Well equipped and modern little apartment” Very well equipped kitchen and pretty modern. Small but functional rooms, nice balcony with view of the lake and Bellagio. Good location for daytrips to Bellagio, Menaggio or Como.
My husband, myself and our 28 year old daughter stayed at this apartment for 10 days. The location is wonderful and you wake up every morning to breathtaking scenery. The weather forecast was awful … More
“Fantastic! We will return .”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2014
Beautiful apartment in a beautiful location ! I am missing the view of the lake and mountains from the balcony already . This is a wonderful place to relax and chill, yet it has so much to do and see.… More
Reviewed 2 Oct 2013
1st time to Como but won't be the last. The nicest place we've holidayed in Italy. So beautiful. Apartment Alessandra was immaculate - extremely clean and comfortable on a very small & intimate apar… More
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch
“Magnificent restoration resulting in a beautiful cosy cottage.” This historic monument has been lovingly restored to create a beautiful, cosy retreat. Stunning views down Loch Ness with fishing nearby and some enchanting walks in the district. We came
“This was an amazing property wish we had been staying longer!”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
Wonderfully renovated and very warm and inviting. We would have liked to have just stayed and curled up with a book too bad there was so much we wanted to see.
Only thing which we missed was WiFi. We… More
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
We had a sensational week made all the better by the wonderful weather. The lighthouse is very welcoming and well equipped. It was so warm we could have done with seats to sit outside with. The pea… More
Reviewed 13 Feb 2015
Fabulous property, excellent value for money.
To go and see the area in January in the snow was superb.
A very well equipped property in beautiful surroundings.… More
“Absolutely stunning” What a place! I promise you will struggle to get a property or even surrounding area that comes anywhere close to the secluded and beautiful Villa Rustica. We arrived at the foot of the mountain after our journey from the airport
We were 2 families - 5 people each- to rent the house. The house easily sleeps 10. We liked the location, the lake view, the personal access to the lake (the water is a bit cold dough), the nice garde… More
Hi, thank you for the review and we are so glad that you had a good time. We have now added a large covered outdoor eating area on the terrace with a table that will easily seat 12. Photos are on the website. All the best.
“February stay” We have had a great time. The cottage was beautiful and furnished well. Great kitchen with everything you could need. The owners were friendly and most helpful. It was a great place to relax and unwind. We will definitely be making
“Home away from home - restful, peaceful location”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We (2 couples) stayed at the cottage for 4 nights and it was excellent. You need to have a car, given its location, but it is an easy drive to many coastal towns (Lyme Regis, Beer, Sidmouth etc). The … More
Thank you so much, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you might be able to visit again soon.
Kath and Rob
Reviewed 4 Jun 2014
We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we to… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you enjoyed your holiday and got to make the most of the lovely weather. We hope you can visit again soon. Best wishes, Kath and Rob.
“Cosy, clean, comfortable and modern. perfect for small families”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2013
It's a lovely modern cottage. Perfect for small families. Close to several beaches which are about 30 mins away. Surrounded by lovely countryside. Bedding was of very high quality and the beds were go… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you had a good stay. We hope you can come again soon. Best wishes,
Kath and Rob
“Great house, great stay” Fantastic stay at the Longhouse. Thoroughly enjoyed by us all - a party of 8 to celebrate my mum's 70th birthday. Kids loved the ponies and the hot tub. Adults loved everything!
It was my turn to book the annual family March weekend away and Dumfries would have been somewhere new for us to try. Tommy was fabulous at telling us what was nearby and things to do before i booked … More
Thanks. We very much appreciate your kind words . Its good to know we offer a holiday home that visitors enjoy.
“Wonderful house in a wonderful location.”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2016
The Longhouse was everything we had hoped for, and more. The owners had provided so many extras to make our stay special, from the welcome pack to the generous supply of towels for the hot tub. It w… More
Thank you for such a generous review, so glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Wonderful place to stay” We are visiting from the US and this house is the first part of a two month stay in the UK. If all of our houses are as nice as this one, we will have a wonderful stay. Everything about this house is perfect. There was neve
“Excellent accomodation , well presented and comfortable”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2014
Quiet weekend away with friends in a house that could not have been better. Clean, warm , superb beds, everything fort a perfect stay. Location is at the lower end of town so there's an up hill walk … More
“Lovely house and perfect location”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2013
We are five friends who go away for a husband/children free long week-end every year. Our choice in June this year was Ludlow and we were lucky enough to pick this delightful property to rent. The hou… More
“Excellent home in a lovely location - I will be back”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2013
A lovely comfy property, extremely well maintained, decorated and equipped. An ideal base for touring the area and for having a break in a very nice town. Loads of local amenities within walking dista… More
“Sometimes it's the little extras that make all the difference” I stayed as a group of six guys in Mourne Eacape for two nights at the start of May for a golfing break before my wedding in July.
Mervyn and his wife met us on the Friday afternoon and
“The best self-catering house we have ever rented...ever.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2014
As a family (2 adults with 2 children), we have taken my elderly parents with us to a cottage, around Easter time, each year for the past 6 or 7 years. We also go ourselves to a cottage at other times… More
“A fantastic place to relax and unwind, a luxury property in a stunning setting”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2014
Thank you for a great stay at Mourne Escape, we had such a lovely time, the house is so well equipped, we had everything we could possibly need and the children loved the garden. Would never tire of … More
“Exceptional accomodation would happily recommend it to anybody”
Reviewed 4 Mar 2014
A luxurious modern 5 star house with everything you need for the stay. Walking distance to the fantastic beach, safe enclosed garden for small children.
It has all the essential non essentials!
“Oak Cottage, Challock” I had returned with my young family from an extended stay in Australia and so was all out of sync. with UK time. Our hosts were accommodating in every sense of the word. They changed central heating times to suit our nocturnal h
Stayed in Oak cottage August bank holiday week and have to say it was very relaxing, Wendy & Nigel were there to meet us nad were very friendly and welcoming. Oak cottage is perfect to just chill and … More
“Fantastic spot - and so friendly”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2014
We stayed at Oak cottage for a few days and it really is a lovely place, down a quiet lane, in beautiful countryside. Nigel and Wendy who run it were really friendly and helpful, thank you very much!… More
“Lovely, idilic, and friendly.”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2014
Great service, even had fresh eggs from the hens and ducks. The house was beautiful great facilities main bedroom overlooked the lakes.… More