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.
Not suitable for children; Car essential; Ask about pets;
The Doghouse is self-contained with a double bedroom, open plan kitchen-sitting room and a shower room. There is heating and a small log burner; we supply the wood. Parking is free and on the property. There is a gravelled courtyard to enjoy the British weather in!. T …see more
“Comfortable, country retreat ideally based for touring”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2015
Modern detached one bedroom bungalow, down country lane, next to owners' residence. All mod cons. Extremely comfortable bed. Liked the open plan kitchen, dining, living area. Country setting. Buckin… More
Thank you,so glad you liked it!
“Enjoy the English countryside under the care of great hosts”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2015
The "Doghouse" was perfect for my needs. It was clean, spacious and located on a beautiful acreage that one can explore with the permission of the hosts. If you want quiet and solitude you will not … More
Nearest beach 53 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Foxglove Cottage is a traditional stone cottage with its own enclosed garden.
Downstairs there is an open plan living area with sofa,coffee table, sideboard & television, dinning table and chairs
A fully fitted kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer,
electric k …see more
We had a great time in Amanda's cottage in the countryside, with a private patio and everything to feel at home and on holidays at the same time. Amanda is very welcoming and breakfast is just amazing… More
Thank you for your invaluable review.
So glad that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and I would love to have you back any time.
Best wishes Amanda
Nearest beach 100 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Dunallican is a tastefully converted barn dating from the early 19th century. Set in beautiful countryside with is own private terrace is ideal for a romantic holiday for two. The property boasts a large range cooker, dishwasher and washing machine and woodburning stove …see more
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Situated in a peaceful hamlet, 3km from Doussac and 6 km from Sarrazac, La Tarrade is furnished to a high standard for your comfort, with a well-equipped kitchen. Set within open country surrounded by fruit and walnut orchards, the cottage offers a ‘get away from it a …see more
From first contact both Christine & Steve ensured we had everything organised to make our trip hassle free, explanatory documentation, Tunnel times & even directions "door to door"! When we reached t… More
“Well Equipped, Relaxing, Home from Home”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
This a truly well equipped, relaxing, home from home gite. In the 14 years we have been vacationing in France, this is the most well equipped gite we have stayed in. The standard of the fixtures and f… More
“A perfect place for two”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
We were already very familiar with this area of France, which we love, returning here for over 12 years, and were pleased to find such an ideal rental for this year's holiday.
The house is located … More
This charming red brick 18th century cottage is set in pretty gardens providing a quiet and peaceful retreat. It has achieved the Visit England 4STAR rating. There is a lovely patio with garden furniture and BBQ to be enjoyed. The sitting room with its traditional wood …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Deep Dale Lodge is close to the historic city of York. Nestled at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds in the peaceful and beautiful village of Bishop Wilton. Follow the beck winding down through the village, past the Fleece pub with its open fires, good food and walkers we …see more
I would not hesitate to recommend Deep Dale Lodge & will definitely return at some point. Offers everything you could possible need for a short break or holiday in a lovely village & very close to Yo… More
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Deep Dale Lodge, best wishes Ruth
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
Excellent lodge in a peaceful setting on the edge of a small village which has a pub and small village shop, within easy reach of York and North East Coast. The lodge was fully equipped with everythi… More
“The Best Self-Catering Holiday Ever, Thanks Ruth.”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
If you are looking for a peaceful tranquil holiday well here it is......
This amazing lodge has everything you could ever need from a fully equipped kitchen to two lovely en-suit bathrooms.
As soo… More
Thanks so much for your kind comments, I will pass them on to our fantastic team.
Yes I agree with regards to Wi-Fi. We have looked in to installing it, hopefully it should be available in the lodges very soon, watch this space...:)
We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
Manor Farm Cottage is located in the historic village of Teversal in the Nottinghamshire countryside. Formerly part of Manor Farm now a separate residence, Manor Farm Cottage welcomes you with an open plan, fully equipped kitchen, and lounge, complete with log burning …see more
“Superb stay! Beautiful cottage on the inside and lovely location”
Reviewed 28 Feb 2013
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this delightful cottage. It has been finished to a very high standard, everything has been thought of. The wood burner in the lounge makes for a lovely central featur… More
“[--]Delightful Cottage with character in quiet location[--]”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
"Teversal Manor Cottage is a wonderful place for a break with friends and family but you should also consider it for longer if you need to be based in the area for longer. I can highly recommend it as… More
As its name suggests, this truly superb, luxury holiday home is located at the water's edge on the western shore of Lough Foyle along Ireland's stunning Wild Atlantic Way. The extensive deck area to the front takes full advantage of the panoramic sea views - i …see more
This is a truly wonderful house, fully equipped with everything needed for a holiday stay. Words cannot adequately describe the location with incredible views over the Lough and in an absolutely quiet… More
Reviewed 25 Jun 2012
What an amazing place! We fell instantly in love with the house.
The location, décor and design are fabulous!
The weather was great and we were able to relax and unwind on the decking.
One plac… More
“A Slice of Heaven”
Reviewed 14 May 2012
What an amazing place! We rented the house with a group of friends over the May holiday weekend. Although close to the nearest village, the house is tucked away from the road right on the waterfront.… More
The Garden Cottage at Iden Barn, in the heart of Kent countryside can be found along a peaceful village lane. This beautiful conversion is attached, yet independent to a 300 year old oak barn (the owner's family home) that overlooks rolling fields. The perfect base …see more
Was fortunate enough to get a last minute booking of this cottage. The pictures don't do it justice. Beautiful inside and out, great location both close to town and sprawling countryside walks, dog fr… More
Many Thanks and it was a pleasure to host you and welcome again anytime.
“Gorgeous little country retreat”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2015
We loved it here, just wish we could haven't spend longer! Nikki the owner was so helpful and accommodating!… More
Many Thanks. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and would welcome you back anytime.
“The perfect break”
Reviewed 12 Oct 2015
This is a superb, quiet, very comfortable and intimate cottage. The log burner is to die for.
The local pub - The Red Lion - is very welcoming.
Everything was perfect and we look forward to visiting… More
Thank you and I am glad you enjoyed our cottage. You'd be welcome to stay again anytime
Straight onto the beach! A beach-side bungalow converted from an early 1900's southern railway carriage, complete with etched glass and the old slam doors. Often described as quirky it has been extended to provide cozy accommodation, with an easy living, open plan …see more
Everything you could dream of' great location, on the beach, wonderful house, all you could want and more from a holiday home and to top it all weather amazing, can't wait to go back. Thank you so mu… More
Reviewed 17 Mar 2013
We came here in March, having hoped at the time of booking it would be spring and we'd have a sunny weekend on the beach. In the event, it was still mid-winter with remnants of snow on the South Downs… More
Reviewed 18 Dec 2012
I rented the beach house for the weekend for my partners birthday in July 2011, I'd been there a few years before and it was just as beautiful as I remember. it was a complete surprise to my partner a… More
Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
The Stables is a part stone, part timber framed traditionally converted cottage above old stables in the courtyard of St James Farm within Clifton village, near Deddington in North Oxfordshire. The Stables has been comfortably furnished and well equipped, and has everyt …see more
The four of us stayed at the Stables for almost a week. It was very comfortable and we enjoyed the facilities. The location was a short drive into Oxford. The owner was accommodating and helpful. Over… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Moughton Cottage is a beautiful, grade II listed, stone property in the peaceful village of Austwick in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It sleeps up to 5 people in 3 bedrooms. Furnished in country chic style, the cottage is light, spacious and airy. Upstairs there …see more
“The perfect luxurious antidote to a life spent chasing deadlines at work.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2013
Perfect time, perfect place. I went to Moughton Cottage on the back of a frantic week at work. My wife Chris had arranged things (no change there) and given that I'm not one for slumming it I must adm… More
Nearest beach 20 km; Not suitable for children; Pet friendly;
Set in the heart of the tiny hamlet of Bag Enderby our first floor apartment is the perfect base from which to explore the Lincolnshire Wolds. The location is ideal if you enjoy peace and quiet in a very rural setting but with easy access to all main road routes to expl …see more
A picture postcard thatched cottage overlooking Exford village green, in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. The area is ideal for lovers of both the coast and the countryside. Crown Cottage is located in the centre of Exford village which has a Post Office, shop, ga …see more
We spent a week at this fantastic, homely cottage. It is equipped with everything you need, is immaculately clean and very quaint.
We will schedule another stay in the future!
“Cute, cosy cottage in perfect location”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
A very comfortable and clean cottage with everything you need to feel at home straight away. The window seats offer lovely views of the village green and passing horses! Great location for exploring e… More
“Cosy cottage in a wonderful spot”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2013
Really nice short break. Cottage in superb condition. Well equipped and tidy. Lovely wood burner and very comfy beds. Cracking location in the heart of the national park with 2 pubs close by.… More
This romantic hideaway is located in the remote village of Vouni at the foot of the Troodos mountains. Mixing modern luxury within a traditional setting, this beautiful guest house offers unrivalled peace and tranquility for couples wanting to get away from it all!A tra …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Located in the middle of Mavrlen vineyards, which are just couple of kilometers away from Crnomelj. It is possible to go hiking, cycling or to swim in the Kolpa River (5 km away), take a hike. It is perfect spot for couples, families who are looking for peace, hiking, c …see more
This self catering holiday cottage is situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. It is ideal for exploring the myths of Robin Hood. The beautifully restored early Victorian cottage is situated in the conservation area on the edge of a quiet village and …see more
On arriving the cottage is open plan and very spacious. The rooms are big and there is plenty of attention to detail. It was perfect for what we wanted. The wifi is very slow and hardly any receptio… More
Thank you for posting this review. We apologise for the wi-fi. We are in a poor reception area, but we have upgraded our modem & have installed a booster to The Cottage. Best wishes.
“Great lil home”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
Great little cottage. Heated under flooring throughout. Full panoramic patio doors with a lovely garden for the doggie to run around in. Close to sherwood forest for forest walks. Everuthing about thi… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Wendy & Richard
“Absolutely fabulous cottage for young families”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2012
We stayed between Christmas and New Year with our young children (1 and 5), the grandparents and a dog. The cottage was very warm and cosy. It's a very spacious place even for 6 people. The sofa be… More
Hi - thanks for this positive review. So pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves and had a good time.
Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington
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Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Luxury, peaceful cottage, restored and converted to a very high standard, set within 130 acres of private grounds. Spacious open plan, beamed excellently equipped kitchen with fireplace and seating area, leads out onto south facing private patio area, with tables, chair …see more
My husband and I stayed at the Cheese Press Cottage for two nights and we absolutely loved it. Jane was there to give us a warm welcome when we arrived, and show us around the cottage. There were fres… More
Despite only having a couple of days with us you certainly got the extremes of weather! Really pleased you enjoyed your time with us and come back and see us again - hopefully no snow! Though everywhere does look very pretty when the hills are covered in snow. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and it was very nice to meet you both. Jane
Reviewed 22 Jan 2015
Cheese Press Cottage is one of the most perfect I have ever stayed. We arrived in dramatic snow but received a really warm and friendly from Jane. And were even treated to delicious home-made biscuits… More
It was nice to meet you and I'm so pleased you had a relaxing weekend in Cheese Press Cottage. As you say it is great to be able to walk straight from the cottage and we are lucky having a private footpath down to Biggin Dale and from there you can go in so many directions. Hope to see you both again soon.
“A wonderful retreat in idyllic, peaceful surroundings.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2015
Cheese Press Cottage proved a beautiful, comfortable place to stay for a lovely weekend of walking in the Dales. From the home-cooked biscuits to the wood-burner to the inviting bed it was all lovely … More
How nice for you to be able to sit out for breakfast overlooking Biggin Dale and enjoying the view - in England we need to grasp those moments! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at Cheese Press Cottage and able to make the most of all the lovely walks we are lucky enough to have around us. Do come back and see us again soon! Jane
Nearest beach 60 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
Situated down a quiet close off Peebles High Street. Semi detached , 100 plus year old cottage. Compact , newly refurbished, modern interior . Longer month lets available too. Living room with real log fire. Logs nearby garage .Contemporary Kitchen. Microwave, washi …see more
Just returned from 1 week stay at Tweed Cottage and already missing Pebbles. Stayed with my wife and although the weather wasn't what we had hoped for, it certainly didn't spoil our stay. Cottage itse… More
Sea & Mountain view apartment in luxurious resort.
Caesar Resort is a wonderful self contained complex with excellent facilities. A place where you could spend your whole holiday.
If you would rather get out and about, there are many places to visit.The resort has a won …see more
For 2 adults plus a couple of small children for no extra cost NOTE, NOT FOR 4 ADULTS, maximum 2 adults and 2 children.
Main double bed upstairs, plus a fold out sofa bed downstairs, where children can sleep. Possibility of 1 extra adult to stay on sofa bed for a smal …see more
Dallow Hall Barns consists of two luxury, pet friendly, self-catering Holiday Apartments lying within the Nidderdale area in North Yorkshire. They are surrounded by fields, woods and moors.The Barns are situated only six miles from the Dales town of Pateley Bridge and t …see more
I went with my boyfriend and my Mam and Dad we rented out both apartments and they are decorated beautifully!
This place is a stunning place to get away.
The place , the people, the animals all mak… More
The Nest Castleton, near Whitby , Traditional ,cozy, timeless, romantic, all the things you would want on a holiday,The Nest at Castleton North Yorkshire Moors National Park is an 18th century weavers cottage,It is based at the top of Primrose hill, John Wesley is named …see more
Extremely great value for money, Perfect size for a get away for two! Had everything we needed within the cottage and just a short drive away from plenty of things to do. Great walks & pubs near by. T… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Hillside Cottage is a semi detached, 17th Century cottage, which has been modernised, yet retains many original features. Many of the rooms have original beams. The cottage is comfortably furnished to provide you with a home from home feel for your holiday.On the groun …see more
“A perfect property, with a wonderful homely feel”
Reviewed 13 May 2014
We couldn't of picked a more suitable property if we tried. Being it was our first visit to the IOW, the house certainly made the stay just as good as the holiday itself. We were both amazed by the qu… More
Thank you for you lovely comments and I am pleased you had a great holiday.
“A delightful home-from-home”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
We had a fantastic week in this very well-equipped holiday cottage - absolutely everything has been thought of! It is in a great position, the girls (16 & 18) were able to walk safely into Sandown, vi… More
It was a great pleasure to meet you all, and I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay. I must take some new photos!
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
The Snug is a grade 2 listed, 200 year old weavers cottage in a block of 6 tucked away at the top of the historic village of Haworth. It has been fully renovated in 2014 to provide a very comfortable, modern yet cosy and traditional living space. The galley kitchen with …see more
Nearest beach 50 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
NEW renovation of a stunning 16th century cottage perfect for couples looking for a luxury countryside break or a UK honeymoon. Oak beams, WOODBURNER with logs provided, king size bed and roll top bath. FREE WI-FI and Baby Friendly. Secluded garden good for al fresco di …see more
“Immaculate cottage restoration beautifully furnished. Perfect for a romantic break”
Reviewed 17 Nov 2013
We stayed in Primrose Cottage 21st - 24th Nov 2013. The workmanship evident in the restored cottage is impressive as are the furnishings & décor. We couldn't resist using the wood burning stove even … More
Reviewed 14 Oct 2013
Our stay at Primrose Cottage was fabulous. Rachel was terrific. She supplied a very nice fruit basket, also milk & eggs in the fridge. The renovations are brilliant! Cottage was comfortable & well a… More
“Adorable cottage in a very friendly village”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2013
From the minute you open the door to Primrose Cottage it gives you a warm friendly feeling. Everything is finished to a very high standard and nothing is overlooked. From the cosy lounge/diner with … More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The late 19th century barn (with its red tiled roof) lies about 1 mile from Evercreech, on the outskirts of the farming hamlet of Stoney Stratton. The area is very rural, predominantly dairy farming, with rolling hills and rich pasture all around. There are many local f …see more
Red Tiles is a very pretty cottage with splendid views of the rolling green countryside of Somerset. The cottage was beautifully kept, with farm house furnishings that enhanced the feeling of a cosy … More
In Designated National Scenic Area, whale watching northern light in winter with picture windows giving magnificent views over the sea and Skye, Harris and Lewis. Enjoy private beach access and the unique location of the cottage means you can see Basking sharks, Whales …see more
“Breathtaking location (- if you like whale-watching from the sofa!)”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2011
This is a beautiful, well-presented & fully-equipped cottage in the most stunning location imaginable - whether it's the private beach-access, the view (literally) over the sea to Skye or the occasion… More
Newly renovated (Spring 2015), Taigh Nan Con Cabin has a wealth of character and charm and provides guests with a true log cabin experience. It is situated in a peaceful woodland setting, positioned in a secluded forest glade with a small stream running along the back. …see more
Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.… More
“absolutely amazing, great value for money”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2016
my fiancee and i stayed here for the second time in 6 months because the lodge and surroundings are that good. it's the perfect retreat and having stayed in similar accommodations we can firmly say t… More
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Great place, great people, very friendly atmosphere....the cabin was fantastic with hot tub and sauna....will definitely be going again...just take plenty of mosquito sprays...:)… More
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A sympathetically restored16th Century cottage with original oak beams throughout, set in the Ore Valley with a large private garden and patio area, Willow Cottage offers the perfect country escape whilst being conveniently located for easy access to coast or countrysid …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceLaurel place is a beautifully modern yet cosy cottage in the village of Windermere in the heart of the Lake District. This idyllic base is perfect for couples or families with small children at any time of the year with spectac …see more
Bwthyn Siwan is a traditional Welsh cottage names after an historical figure, the wife of Llewelyn ap Iorwerth, a character from the Welsh tales of the Mabinogi. The cottage is furnished to a very high standard and is graded by the Wales Tourist Board as three star acco …see more
Fantastic 4 day break, cottage faultless, the people are so friendly and helpfull, so easy having amazing walk's from the cottage, 2 very happy people who feel a lot better than when we arrived, plus … More
“beautiful holidays in amazing countryside”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2013
Kids loved it.
very nice accomodation overall.
however there was no milk/ coffee when you arrive, no soap in toilets/ dishwasher tabs.
Ideally there should a a proper pack of al… More
Situated right beside the sea, Craobh Haven Cottages combine the warmth and comfort of home with wonderful, unspoilt views of many West Coast islands from Jura to Mull. Traditionally built for local character and charm, our cottage has timber beams and an open fireplace …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Traditional vintage-style cottage with a secluded flower-filled garden and views over the cricket pitch and the medieval church of St Mary in the village of Snettisham, Norfolk. The cottage is best suited to those seeking a rural retreat as there is no TV or wifi but a …see more