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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.
“Sunshine, relaxation and discovery” Although we'd travelled to Italy many times previously, this was our first visit to the South of the country and I have to say we were very impressed!
Taking advantage of a strangely small fare from Stansted to L
We stayed here from the 15th June - 22nd June, arrived late off of Ryan air (11pm) and we were very happy to find that it wasn't too hard to find and only took 25 minutes to get there from Lamezia Ter… More
“Mr” What a great find this place was! The property is absolutely immaculate and in a nice quiet location.
Had great fun for the week we stayed and the weather was good.
Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends!
I wish all properties we
“Another Excellent Stay at Hen Gamdda Fawr Holiday Cottage!”
Reviewed 26 Feb 2017
This was the 2nd visit to this lovely and homely cottage in less than 12 months.
Yet again it proved to be yet another well worth stay in this well kept cottage, but this time we made full us of the… More
I'm so pleased you've had another lovely stay at the cottage and could appreciate the warmth of the multifuel fire. Thank you for your great review and recommendations to friends and work colleagues. I look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Helen
“Cosy cottage not too far off the beaten track.”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2016
Picked this location to explore the many beaches to the North of the island. It was perfect for that and coming "home" in the evening to light the fire was a real treat. This cottage is well equipped … More
Thank you for your great review Verena. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your exploration of the island and coming 'home' to the real fire each evening. Please tell your friends and family about Hen Gamdda Fawr. Thank you again. Best wishes Helen
Reviewed 10 Oct 2016
We stayed at this cottage for three days -wish it had been longer. This is a well equipped cottage, well furnished and more like a hotel. It is placed, away from the crowds but handy for local beach… More
Thank you for your lovely review Graeme and Mary. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time at Hen Gamdda Fawr. You would be more than welcome to return. Thank you for your great communication too. Thank you again Helen
Lovely 2 bed cottage in the grounds of our thatched farmhouse with hot tub! Luxury fittings. Situated in a pretty Somerset village with beautiful views and complete tranquility and yet only 10 minutes from local Market towns. Hot tub, fabulous walking, great local pub …see more
“Comfortable and Cosy Cottage in a Great location” We stayed here with our two children and dog in May half term. The cottage is well equipped and has a wonderfully, cosy feel. We loved being able to catch the morning sun in the front garden whilst e
This is a lovely comfortable cottage which is well equipped and in a good position. I went with a friend and we took two dogs. The small garden is enclosed so ideal for the dogs. The owner was extreme… More
Reviewed 30 Jul 2013
Lovely cottage with everything you could want and a short walk to the town and the excellent Blacks Head pub which was welcoming and dog friendly.
Even the moody teens did not want to leave.
We fe… More
“Perfect New Years getaway”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2013
Very nice little cottage, perfect for me and my partner for our New Years getaway. Perfect location with restaurants and pubs very close by and other facilities available. Also perfect for plenty of w… More
“Hidden treasure in the heart of Brecon Beacons” We stayed 3 nights in the beautiful cottage and left with a lots of lovely memories. We were welcomed with complimentary welsh cakes and bottle of white wine. Cottage was spotless and located in a lovely
We found this to be a lovely holiday home with spacious rooms and all the mod cons. The kitchen was well equipped and the breakfast room sat nine 9 of us comfortably. We rented the property for a fam… More
“A lovely house which is well equiped for your holiday needs”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
The house is well equipped and has a good layout, the area is quite and the beach is very close and private a good place to get away from it all!… More
Hi Peter, thank you for your lovely review - I'm sorry we didn't have a hot tub to achieve a 5 star review, very glad to hear that everything else was perfect. Hope to see you again. Sally
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
Lavender cottage is a grade II listed period brick and flint cottage.Access is via the rear enclosed gravel courtyard in to the dining kitchen which is equipped with an electric oven/hob, large fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and microwave. Ther …see more
“Just idyllic” My wife, myself and our dog stayed for 3 weeks in early June. The gite is perfect. The location is perfect. And the family, Andy, Sam, Rose, Ruby and Scampi are so welcoming. In fact it is so perfect we are considering living in the area
Highfield Peak District in the town of Matlock offers unique group self catering with six bedroom, three reception room accommodation in luxury surroundings, occupying an exceptional south-facing position with breath taking views towards historic Riber Castle, overlook …see more
“A quiet, comfortable, tranquil holiday in a magnificent rural setting” This is our second visit to this property. We love the area, the wonderful shellfish and the friendly people. Our accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped and we enj
“Excellent semi rural villa with ample room for 4-6 and a nice garden and pool” The villa is part way up a hillside,down a track, and is well maintained with a fairly large pool and garden with lots of trees and shade. The location provides easy access
Casa Marta is the perfect holiday villa in a quiet area. We travelled with our 3 sons of 8,10 and 13 years old. When we arrived, the owner already provided us with a complete welcome package. Everythi… More
“Never been to a better villa!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2015
Our family had a wonderful nine nights at Casa Marta. The welcome pack was fantastic - best we have ever been given - as was the tour by the house representative. The house itself is huge and the gard… More
Reviewed 10 Aug 2015
We had a wonderful two weeks at Casa Marta. The villa was in an excellent location, only 2 minutes walk from a fabulous restaurant (rustic and very reasonable), and a short drive to Tavira which is a … More
“Lovely chalet so perfectly near to beach” The chalet was very nice and tidy and modern. I really liked the decking area out front which is great for sitting out on a night and listening to the sea waves break on the beach below. It was quite surreal a
My husband and I stayed at Otter's Holt for one week (end July/begining aug) with our 4 children aged 15, 12, 10 and 6 and our little dog. We received the key and all instructions we needed one week b… More
Glad you had a good time, and do come back again. Re the wifi, there are 2 operators on site - please choose the Rainbows End Park one, which is generally reliable. The Park Wifi one is useless in our chalet!
Reviewed 18 May 2011
We had a wonderful weekend. The accomodation was perfect for our needs (three children could share the second bedroom) and the situation with the grassed area outside the chalet and so close to the se… More
“Lovely Stay. Lovely Place”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
Lovely chalet with more room than expected. Clean and comfortable. Price was reasonable at the time we went too. Couldn't get any close to the beach, perfect.
The park is great if you require a quiet… More
Thank you for your lovely review. We have listened to our guests and have ordered a gate for the veranda. Hopefully it will be going in very soon. Look forward to welcoming you back another time.
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff wh …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
“A cosy and warm welcome from a well appointed riverside lodge.” This lovely lodge is located on the quiet and beautiful river Avon. Stratford is wonderful with so many things to see and do, places to eat and within easy reach of Warwick Castle and the
Came for a relaxing stay and that's what I got. So nice and clean and tidy very well maintained everything you could ask for. We went out for our meals but wanted to come back and just sit and watch t… More
Thank you so much easier for your review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
Five stars all round. The location, Cleanliness and comfort of this lodge is just faultless. The Swans, Geese & Ducks are an added bonus. Everybody that walks by are just so friendly which is nice to … More
Thank you Debbie for the review, look forward to seeing you next year.
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
A wonderful place to stay. Very comfortable and maintained to a high standard. Loved the river taxi into Stratford. Great base for exploring Stratford and the surrounding area.… More
Thank you so much for your review, and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
“Great place great stay” Lovely house in a small French town. Super roof terrace, great to have access to the two bikes. Swimming lake was beautiful. Easy access to coast and mountains. Would recommend it.
My wife and I loved this property, it was an ideal location for us visiting family, it was very clean, and tidy, the property had all the comforts of home, but the icing on the cake is the roof terrac… More
“Cosy, well-quipped cottage in a great location” We really enjoyed our stay at Mash's Row. The cottage is very cosy with clean, nicely furnished rooms and it has a well-equipped kitchen. Our kids (7 and 3) loved the bunk beds and appreciated the select
“Comfortable and uncomplicated setting in Aylsham”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2012
A beatiful setting with lovely garden. In the cottage is everything you could need even a washing maschine.
The owner is very friendly and uncomplicated.
I would recommend the cottage and area to a… More
“A great base in this traditional Norfolk Cottage”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2012
Located in a tranquil area - as soon as we arrived we relaxed in the well equipped cottage. Having the beds made up, towels provided and bread, milk, tea and coffee was a nice touch. During our stay… More
“Superb!! Would definitely visit again!”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2011
We had a fantastic week at this cottage. It was spotlessly clean and really well equipped. It was lovely arriving and already having bread, milk and household cleaning products in the cottage. Our chi… More
“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
This very attractive purpose built ground floor apartment is situated in a excellent location in the village of Bamburgh, a short walk to the shops and beautiful sandy beach. Furnished and equippment to high standards. …see more
“Wonderful place with beautiful surroundings, perfect location.” We are an extended British family who travelled from Brisbane, Singapore and Portsmouth to gather here for a 10-days holiday. It is our first time in France. We touched down at Rennes ai
“Stunning apartment in an excellent location” This apartment is simply beautiful! We were absolutely over the moon from the moment we stepped in. The pictures, whilst very good, don't capture how spacious it is - we were both expecting it to be much sm
I use Rhosneigr Property every time I go to Rhosneigr because they always hunt out a bargain for me! This time was no exception. The Apartment at White Gables needed someone to 'test drive' their newl… More
Thank you very much for your great review and coming along to test drive the apartment for us. We are on track to finish the minor bits and pieces and look forward to welcoming you back in the summer. Kind regards - Rhosneigr Property
Reviewed 25 Jun 2015
This was a great apartment to stay in a real home from home. With access to some of the most amazing beaches. Great advice given to some of the local beauty spots which were well worth a vist. I will … More
Thank you very much for posting a review of the White Gables apartment. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Kind regards - The Rhosneigr Property Lettings team.
“Fabulous apartment with home-from-home comforts.”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2015
What a great find! We booked this apartment back in February whilst it was still under construction as it sounded perfect for what we wanted- and we weren't disappointed! The apartment was fabulous; f… More
It's always very nice to hear compliments about our home and service. It was a pleasure having you both here and we really look forward to seeing you again next year! All booked. Kind regards. Jamie & Debbie
“Perfect holiday house” Fantastic location, quite but not isolated and perfect for exploring the various sights the local area has to offer. The house itself has spacious rooms that have been furnished to a very good standard and a well equipped kitche
Hubby and I have just returned from a 2 week stay at this property, what a wonderful time we had. La Girode is a gem, offering seclusion, privacy and peace and quiet. We completely relaxed and de- str… More
“Amazing Gite, In A Beautiful Setting”
Reviewed 27 May 2014
I stayed here with my girlfriend and two of my friends. We decided to book La Girode because of the great location, the picturesque setting and the fantastic garden.
Arrival was simple, and the man… More
“A wonderful week in a beautifully presented property”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
Our week was perfect in every way. The cottage is beautifully appointed, providing everything you could possibly need for a week away from home.
Our three young girls loved the garden and pool and it… More
“Great Appartment ,great location” Been in Santa Ponsa every year now for 20 yrs . Fab location . Beautiful appartment. Everything for a relaxing holiday across from our favourite place the beach. Alex was very helpful from first contact thanks Alex .
Great location. We stayed for one week with our baby. The apartment is just across the road from the lovely sandy beach, Alex the owner picked us up from the airport with a car seat for our little one… More
“Excellent!! Would highly recommend!!” We just spent 5 days and absolutely loved it. The house was spotless and very clean. Our 4 young children loved every minute of it and would come back and stay here again without hesitation.
The card and bottl
we booked this accomodation online in australia. It was every bit as good as the pictures looked. every thing was provided and more.we would not hesitate to recomend this cottage to anyone.just rememb… More
Thank you for your wonderful review of Ash Gill Cottage.
We are glad that the photos show an accurate representation of the house and it's facilities, which is always great for any future guests wishing to book also.
We hope you enjoyed your trip and glad that you found everything you needed, and yes we agree, a torch is a 'must-have' as it does get incredibly dark up in Torver - great for stargazing and meteor showers in clear dark skies.
We hope you had a great journey back to Australia and if you're ever back in the UK, I hope we can welcome you back once again.
Bev and Pete
“Great trip to a fantastic cottage”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2014
A party of 6 of us stayed for 3 weeks as part of a university geology project working and walking in the local Coniston fells. The cottage itself is well situated as a base for walking into the fells … More
Thank you for taking time out to write a wonderful review of your longer than usual stay with us.
It is fantastic to learn that the house can deliver a comfortable, normal day to day living experience by 6 adults staying longer than the usual weekend or week long visit, and serves as an ideal base for those who wish to explore the delights that Lakeland and the local area has to offer.
We are glad that you would recommend us, it was indeed a pleasure to welcome you to the local community for your time with us (our local quizmaster for the Sunday night quiz enjoyed your regular attendance). We hope that you completed your projects in good time and wish you much success with them and your future studies.
We also hope to welcome you back to Torver and Ash Gill Cottage at some point in the future.
Kindest regards to you all.
Bev and Pete
“Very spacious, good quality accommodation in Torver”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2014
This was our 17th stay at Ash Gill cottage, which says it all really! Super location with the Wilson Arms pub for food & refreshment nearby and lots of lovely walks from the house, including the Old M… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed your recent visit, your 17th year at Ash Gill, you're all practically locals!!
With larger parties it is important to us to ensure that all guests are accommodated comfortably and are pleased you find Ash Gill to fit the bill.
We have already booked out your favourite week for next year and look forward to welcoming you back once again.
Bev and Pete, Stuart and Dorothy
“home from home” Lovely house to stay in,we have stayed there the last 2 years over new year and its so cosy and homely. The owner is really helpful and leaves some nice welcome presents,wine and chocolates, bread and milk.There is so much space to sp
Dearholm was ideal for our familyof five adults and two children,loadsa space in all aspects of the house,well decorated,very well equipped and everything worked.Enclosed back garden ideal for dog and… More
“What a wonderful place for a holiday or short break”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
This year will be our fourth time staying at Dearholm, the cottage has all the comforts of home , with plenty of space. The cottage is well equipped ,sheets, towels even down to a loo roll plus a wond… More
“comfortable, well equipped, flexible sleeping arrangements”
Reviewed 14 Feb 2012
Very close to the station in a good location for the New Forest and local attractions. The house is well equipped, we cooked Sunday lunch for eight with no problem. The sleeping arrangements are flex… More
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse
It's not easy to find some place that will keep three generations happy, but the Gite at Rigal has everything my children, my wife and I and my mother-in-law could ask for. The gite itself is lovely … More
“Everything you could ask for”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
A lovely gite in beautiful surroundings - even with 3 small children everything was catered for - toys, books, DVDs
Really relaxing, we hope to come back next year!… More
“Wonderful relaxing Gite with everything you need for kids...!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
This was our second stay in the Gite and again we had a truly wonderful time. Chris and Jackie have thought of everything that their guests might need and especially for those with children (cot, trav… More
In search of privacy, stunning views, beautiful natural waterfront and outstanding accommodation? This impressive architect owned and designed cottage delivers. Watch heron fly into the wetlands or otter swim by. Relax ... you have found "Serenity". …see more
“Great location, great accommodation.” Great little cottage, in ideal location in beautiful Melbourne. Easy walk into the town of Melbourne. Great shops, restaurants and buildings. Most definitely recommended.
Cricket cottage is a nice, peaceful place, perfectly equipped. Melbourne a sweet village with everything you need on foot (supermarkets, fish and chip shop, pubs…) and lots of helpful people. We jus… More
A large family residence (> a house, < a manor!) ideal for an active yet relaxing holiday in Belves in the Dordogne: visit the many Chateaux or: golf, canoeing, cycling, horse-riding, walking, swimming. Large terrace, wonderful countryside views, close to village …see more
“Fantastic home from home in a brilliant location”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2016
We enjoyed a very relaxing week, everything you need is there for your stay, a true home from home. When we arrived waiting for us was tea, coffee and a home baked cake, a lovely touch to help you se… More
“Spacious, comfortable and quiet.”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
Roe Barn is ideally situated for exploring the Dorset coast and countryside. Very peaceful with lovely views. Our grandchildren enjoyed the play area especially the trampoline and we all loved the wal… More
Reviewed 16 Jun 2015
Stayed for a week in Roe Barn with my wife, our 2 children aged 2 and 8 months and my parents. The barn is exceptionally well appointed with all the mod-cons you need to make it feel like home. We h… More
“Lovely and very well-equipped cottage” Had a great stay here during the IoW festival, it's a really comfortable property, very well-equipped and beautifully furnished. Only 10 mins to Newport but in a peaceful area surrounded by fields. We've alread
We stayed for one week and explored the island. It's a great spot to discover inland highlights like Robin Hill Country Park & the coast at Brook and Yarmouth.
The cottage is really cosy with a twin… More
“The perfect holiday in great accommodation with lovely surroundings”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2015
A very pretty spacious cottage in lovely peaceful surroundings. Great for our toddlers and 4 year old as was in very safe grounds. A quiet area but close by to amenities, tourist attractions and beaut… More
“A Gem of a Holiday” We have just returned from a two week stay at Little Gem and have had a great time. The views were amazing, everything was just as advertised. And the bed was so comfortable. So much to see and do,we would love to come back again ,
Little Gem is a very clean, well equipped apartment. It has a lovely garden with views across Portland Harbour. It takes fifteen minutes to walk into the centre of Weymouth and is a short walk to Ches… More
Thank you for your kind review and leaving the property clean & tidy, much appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at 'Little Gem' and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Reviewed 22 Mar 2013
Clean and perfectly kitted out. Great property, great location, great views. If you want to walk a bit, this is for you. Not in the town centre, but a lovely coastal walk gets you there in 30 minute… More
A direct walk into the town centre will take you 20 minutes.
“Compact, but adequate. Well equipped and well situated.” A pleasant property. Well situated in La Marina Urb. The property is approximately a 5 minute walk to shops, supermarket , bars and restaurants. A 12 minute walk to the market. Other amenities a
The house, although small, was in a good location, 5 minutes walk to shops, supermarket, bars and restaurants. However, the house was not very clean, especially the kitchen area. Also crockery and cut… More
Hello there Fiona.
Thanks very much for the honest review.
As you know we are a couple of guys running a sole rental property on a part time basis, myself owning it and living away from Spain, with help from a friend in La Marina. Obviously we try to get it as clean as possible before guests arrive, but sometimes things do get missed.
I have just been to La Marina and stayed at the house with my family, and you may be pleased to hear we have made some improvements that would make any future stay a better one. We have basically given the place an update with new furniture (sofa bed, cabinets and accessories), a lick of paint and generally decluttered. The lights and electrics are also being updated shortly too.
It's starting to look a lot more homely again now, so please see the new photos I am going to post shortly.
Regarding the bedding and towels situation, it is very clear in the house description that we can provide these, but with a small charge of €10. This is something we have been doing for around 2 years now, as we are trying to offer accommodation as well priced as we can, and furthermore some guests like to bring their own.
I hope this information helps, and if you need anything else you are welcome to contact one of us.
John & Antonio
“Beautiful views” We had a brilliant time , there were loads to do althrough you gad to travel to get to them , kids enjoyed themselves weather was fantastic and the views from the cabin were beautiful
stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. s… More
“Fantastic Accommodation, Location and Hosts” The cottage was beautifully presented, well stocked and very well placed to explore the Beacons. Views from the patio were fantastic. Hosts were very welcoming and were able to provide very good useful advi
“Nice Cottage” Spent a week here in rainy February with my wife and dogs and we loved it. Only five minutes walk into town down the main road or five minutes to Morrisons Supermarket over the canal. Kitchen well equipped but small. The washing machine
“Great short break” I stayed here with my husband & 11 month old baby for 3 nights & it was great. The owner was v helpful prior to our stay & let us check-in early & leave late which was much appreciated.
The cottage is v well equipped with things