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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.
“Lovely cottage” We had a very pleasant stay in this pretty and well equipped cottage. Great attention to detail has been paid to the restoration of the house and every effort has been made to ensure a comfortable stay for guests. Also vey convenient
The House was great and easy to find, with the key sitting waiting for us.
The house itself was really well finished with all the mod cons, but still maintaining a cottage feel that makes you want… More
Salen Cottage is in just a perfect location for all types of holidays We are surrounded by local forestry paths and walksWe have an abundance of wild life in Ardnamurchan .....Red deer,pine martins sea and golden eagles …see more
Rosgorm has a 5* quality assurance award from the Scottish tourist board. The house was completely renovated in 2014 and provides luxurious holiday accommodation for up to 6 people in a traditional cottage in the heart of the village, just a few minutes' walk from all l …see more
“A Touch of Class!” A beautiful period cottage which was very homely, well kept with everything you would wish for and more. Owners are very accommodating and could not do enough to make our stay a special one. Would highly recommend.
My self and partner have just stayed for 2 nights. Cannot speak highly enough of this property. Is small but very well designed and furnished. Lovely little private garden. Was immaculately clean … More
Many thanks for the kind review . It was lovely to meet you and will try & organise some better weather for your next visit.
“Fantastic cosy character cottage”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
The very friendly, helpful and responsive new owner met us to give us the keys and show us around.
Once you are inside the cottage it's like being in another world. Really cosy, characterful (lots … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed stay. Hope to see you again in the future, best wishes
“A Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
A wonderful place to stay overnight when exploring Cambridgeshire or surrounding market towns. The cottage is of a very high standard - lovely authentic decor, brilliantly equipped kitchen, good bath/… More
Thank you so much for your positive review, glad you enjoyed your stay!
“Fantastic views, cute cottage” We based our holiday around our dog, who loves a good forest, so this seemed the obvious choice. None of us were disappointed, we were right in the middle of the most stunning forest location with views to die for. It
We have just returned from 4 nights at Wren cottage.After parking the first thing that you notice is the fantastic view as you make your way down the path to the cottage. Inside it is small but everyt… More
Thank you very much for reviewing Wren Cottage. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday here and that you would like to come back and stay! Your comments are very helpful to those who are thinking about coming here and I am sure they will be appreciated. We are very much looking forwards to welcoming you back!
“Lovely and cosy dog friendly cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
For a getaway from hectic work schedules - this was a hidden gem in the Forest of Dean. Karen and Lis are impeccable hosts ensuring that all your needs are met. The cottage was extremely well equipp… More
Thank you fro your lovely comments and we're so glad that you had a relaxing time here. It was great to meet you both and Crumble too!
“I would happily live here.. its beautiful”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
Beautiful cottage, perfect for short weekend breaks. Would liked to have been nearer a local pub/food place so that i could walk there and back safely at night/evening.
The owners were really welco… More
Thank you for your great comments, we are please you and your dog enjoyed your stay.
“Wish we could have stayed longer” This was an amazing retreat for our family of 5. The owners was incredibly nice and helpful before and during our stay. Our three young children had a wonderful time on the grounds and thoroughly enjoyed the basketbal
“Great house, lovely host, great setting, perfect!”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2015
We were a group of 6 old friends looking for a house for us to have a long overdue get together for the weekend. The Barn was perfect, with a large space downstairs to relax and spend time together an… More
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I'm so delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at The Barn. I'd love to welcome you back anytime.
“Beautiful cottage in an excellent location”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2014
The Barn was spotlessly clean, well laid out and kitted out with everything you could possibly need. The welcome we had was amazing (from Deborah and her dogs) with croissants and pastries as a lovely… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed staying at The Barn it was a pleasure to have you. We'd love to see you again sometime.
“Amazing escape from the city”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
5 friends and I stayed in the barn last weekend, it was amazing, Deborah made the whole booking process really simple and the barn is like a 5* hotel with the added bonus of a lounge , kitchen ( which… More
Thank you so much for your kind comments. I do hope you come back again with the girls. I am now able to offer beauty treatments in The Barn so if you're wanting a bit of pampering let me know!
“We had a great stay!” I stayed at Carr Cottage for one week with my two friends and my daughter. We had a great stay! The cottage is very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. It is only a ten-minute walk to the town centre and the bus stop is ne
Lovely to arrive to a warm cottage on a freezing day. Cottage very well equipped, bedrooms good size & comfy beds. Ideal for our dog, great walks straight from cottage. Loads of information in cottage… More
Thank you for your review. Sadly we no longer accept pets at the cottage. The drive is , indeed quite a challenge to reverse back along, at times, but with practice it's achievable! There is parking on the road outside if you can't face it!
Hope to see you again soon.
“Cozy, comfy and smashing”
Reviewed 27 Feb 2013
My fella and our pup stayed for 3 snowy days and had a very nice stay. Very quiet, comfortable and Helen was a delight to plan our stay with.
Thank you for your review.
“Fantastic - highly recommend”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2013
I would highly recommend this gorgeous cottage and surrounding area. The cottage is really spacious and comfortable for a family of five plus our dog. The information provided was excellent with gre… More
Thank you for your review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your time at the cottage.
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea
Just back home this afternoon, gutted to have spent a week in the apartment for our October break.
I'm not one to return to the same place twice but this is an exception as feel we feel at home the… More
Thank you so much for your review. It is always a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and we look forward to your next visit!
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
We were delighted to be able to book a Twixmas break at such a wonderful location. Booking was simple and cost reasonable (particulalry given the lovely wee touches - like a Christmas Tree!). The ac… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was exceptional weather then - a shame for your return journey!
Delightful 1 bedroom cottage with lovely rural views located amongst orchards near the picturesque village of West Malling. The tastefully decorated accommodation includes ground floor open plan kitchen, sitting room / dining area, hall and cloakroom. Stairs to f …see more
Mot Mot Lodge has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, with double hight ceilings and full width sliding doors, opening out on to a large upper patio,with outdoor dining facilities. This dining area links the interior and the garden seamlessly. …see more
Hodgehay Cottage is a charming Quaker cottage built at the start of the 20th Century. It has been lovingly restored, retaining many period features, to give you a comfortable and cosy home from home. …see more
Rowdale cottages comprise of three adjacent cottages in the converted traditional stone farm buildings. the cottages sleep up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms; there are also 5 bathrooms for convenience too. These spacious cottage can seat 12 guests for dining together and …see more
“Wonderful” Seascape is an amazing base for exploring the East Neuk and beyond. The view is breathtaking, the house immaculate and St Monan's is as picturesque as you can get. The amenities in the house are excellent. My husband, young son and family t
Seascape was a lovely, warm and welcoming house. We loved staying there. The sea views are very beautiful. The house is so well equipped and very clean. This place would be perfect for our holiday!!! … More
“Did not recharge the batteries so much as took the battaries out.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2016
The views from the cottage were mesmerising lots of time was spent just gazing at the sea while sitting in the living room or in the garden outside. The cottage is very well equipped whether that be i… More
“A very comfortable, welcoming family home.”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2015
This house sits in a fantastic position overlooking the Firth of Forth opposite the Bass Rock and Berwick Law. The hours of sunshine are amazing and the sunsets not too bad either. Check the shower ha… More
Thank you for leaving your review. We are delighted to hear that you found Seascape comfortable and welcoming. We have noted your comment about the shower and when you advised us of this problem during your stay we sent someone round to rectify the situation immediately. Please be assured the cleanliness of all our properties is of extreme importance to us and we apologise for this oversight on this occasion. We are strongly committed to providing the best services and amenities for our guests, therefore we thank you for your feedback that will help us continue to accomplish this.
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o
“Just perfect, stunning cottage and garden and lovely host”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2016
This stunning cottage & garden was the most perfect getaway, I only wish we could have stayed for longer. Linda was the perfect host with lots of local knowledge and recommendations. The wine and ext… More
"We could have stayed for longer" means you will definately be back so its something I love to hear, thank you so much for your lovely comments much appreciated, I do try! Linda :-)
Reviewed 31 Aug 2015
Just spent three nights at Llwynn Ynn cottage and enjoyed every minute. The cottage has everything you need and the hot tub is the cherry on the top. A ten minute stroll away and you are on the be… More
Oh thank you! its is so lovely when guests are so appreciative, hope to see you both back here soon. Linda :-)
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
My girlfriend and I had booked white water rafting on the River Tryweryn and were looking for somewhere to stay in the area, we stumbled upon this cottage online and what a find it was!
The pictures … More
Thank you I am so pleased you did find the cottage and I am sure you will return, as you say so much to do that is why North Wales has come 4th in the Lonely planets best regions in the world to visit. Linda :-)
“A pretty, cosy and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location.” This cottage was as described, and provided us with a pleasant, cosy base to be with friends and explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast.
“Fabulous cottage, great location, perfect break.”
Reviewed 30 May 2012
The cottage is immaculate, light, airy, quiet and totally relaxing. Its a 5-8 minute walk to your choice of two unbelievably picturesque beaches one with a good resturant/pub. Lots of great hiking a… More
Thank you so much for your kind review and I'm very pleased to hear that you want to come again.
“cosy, comfortable, full of character”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2012
Pencraig is a wonderful, get away from it all holiday cottage. It's well equipped, cosy and has a wealth of books, games and art to keep you amused inside, plus there are two tables to sit at outside… More
Thank you so much for the kind comments to myself and the property. So glad you enjoyed it sounds like you had a amazing time discovering what wales had to offer. Thank you.
“Lovely location and cute cottage”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2011
This spot was very nice, a great location. Also the house was lovely. There was nothing to complain about. Thank you for the stay.… More
Thank you for your positive review and thank you for staying. Hope that you come back again some time.
Contemporary yet homely, modern yet rural, these two eco-friendly lodges combine high energy efficiency with the luxuries of modern living. In a large garden setting amidst established trees and shrubs, they provide a peaceful and relaxing hideaway for two.Just 8 miles …see more
“fantastic retreat” A truly outstanding place.Wondeful views over the estuary from almost every window. The owners were great and gave us tips on where to eat etc as well as providing us with wine and cake!!. Soo peaceful! With the availability of usin
This is without doubt the best self catering property we have ever stayed in! Spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. Fabulous location. Wonderful wildlife and great area for walking. Many thanks … More
Thanks for that lovely review and look forward to seeing you again soon.
“Outstanding country escape”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
We searched the dictionary to come up with the best word to describe our short stay at the Lodge: IDYLLIC is the best description we can apply. The Lodge is an ideal country getaway. The hours will go… More
Thanks for that lovely review and look forward to seeing you again soon.
“Silence is Golden”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2011
What an amazing place in an amazing location. The Lodge is superbly equipped and we couldnt have wanted for anything more. The views are simply stunning and waking up in such a comfy bed and being abl… More
Thanks for that lovely review and look forward to seeing you again soon.
“Beautiful Cottage” Such a lovely Cottage in a great location. Cottage equipped with everything you could need. Lovely beds, bedding and furniture. 4* standard. Cream tea on arrival was lovely. Would highly recommend. Will be back again.
Set in a rural location, but yet 5 minutes drive from Killybegs, (Irelands premier fishing port), The Old Farmhouse is perfect for touring Donegal, and is ideal for those Hillwalking enthusiasts as Slieve League and Blue Stack Mountains are just a short drive away. …see more
“Excellent !” This lodge was brilliant and we really enjoyed our time unfortunately we only booked a week and would have loved to have stayed for 2. The lodge was perfect for 2 families with young children (between us we had 4 children aged 6 months, 1
Wonderful stay in a great place , visited Tattershall park for the 3rd time in a year. It was the first time we had stayed in Falcon Lodge and we will defiantly be booking again.
It had everything yo… More
Reviewed 20 Aug 2016
Very impressed with the accommodation alot bigger than expected my 4 young children loved it especially the hot tub which was used slot. The view fromwas brilliant and seeing planes go over so close. … More
“Excellent accomodation, excellent surroundings”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2012
We stayed at this lodge at the end of Sept and found the accomodation excellent, all you could ask for and much more. The lodge itself was a home from home, with everything we required as a family wit… More
“Fantastic farm holiday, ideal for children, great hosts - highly recommended!!” We spent a fantastic two weeks at Amanda and Andy's farm. The children were collecting eggs, feeding the chickens and goats, and they were taken for hay rides. We also wen
Stayed three nights and had a great time. The house was spotless. Lovely area with Andy and Amanda very welcoming and very kindly showed out 15 month daughter round the different animals.… More
“Highly Recommended for the Perfect Chill-Out”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
Stayed here - just my wife and myself, although there's bags of room for two families with children, and all the facilities you could want - large flat screen TV and DVD player, very comfortable beds … More
Reviewed 3 Sep 2011
Andy and Amanda made us feel very welcome. The Retreat was very comfortable , had everything we needed . Our girls enjoyed helping Andy feed the animals everyday and putting the animals to bed ! They … More
“Perfect.” We stayed from Wednesday night through to Saturday day.
I came to this cottage with my husband, three year old daughter and my in law parents. My daughter absolutely loved the surrounding gardens. it was magical to her and lots of hiding
“Modern property with lots of style and space” Very good property with everything you need clean and well presented good central location between Edinburgh and Glasgow very peaceful and quiet location and very good hosts who were friendly and helpful I
“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
“Home from Home” Beautiful accommodation, clean and spacious with great facilities. Far enough away from the main road to allow peace and quiet but close enough to all links to not be isolated.
The owners are incredibly friendly and helpful without b
Described as a hidden gem this rural retreat offers the best of both worlds. Peace and tranquility of being in the heart of the countryside whilst being a short distance to all the conveniences of Donaghadee, Bangor and Newtownards. Strangford Lough closeby. Titanic, U …see more
“A high quality cabin of Luxury” We were really impressed with the quality and comfort of the Salt Cabin, it had everything we needed for a luxurious break. We were made to feel very welcome. We hope to return to the cabin in the future.
Me and my partner went with our 2yr old daughter it was lovely and spacious with plenty of room for her to play also very safe for her. It was beautifully laid out and so open and light. We will defin… More
Thanks so much for your review, much appreciated and so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Salt Cabin with your family. We would love to see you back again soon.
“Fantastic place in a great location”
Reviewed 31 May 2015
The accommodation is first class, well-equipped, comfortable and clean. It is located a short walk to the shops and pubs in Croyde and to the beach. Recommend the Rock Inn in Georgeham.… More
Thank you for your lovely review of Salt Cabin, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime!
“Luxury haven with amazing views”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2014
The Salt Cabin is perfect - beautifully & tastefully decorated with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing & luxurious stay. The views are to die for & you'll never get bored of the ever ch… More
Alex, thank you for taking the time to write this review for Salt Cabin, we really appreciate it.
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in Croyde and hope to see you again one day!
Deborah and Nigel
Self catering holiday cottage, sleeps 5 in Lincolnshire rural village, near Hemswell Antique centre, historic Lincoln, Louth, Gainsborough and Market Rasen. Forty minutes from the Lincolnshire coast. Pets welcome. Calm, serene walled garden. Short or long stays.Typical …see more
“Still a wonderful comfortable accommodation” This was our 2nd visit to Biggins Grange Barn in 2 years. We loved it the first time which is why we returned. It is still a comfortable, well maintained, clean accommodation. The additional extras were ver
“Everything you need for a restorative and inspirational break”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2016
A lot of thought has gone in to preparing this lovely cottage for the perfect stay.
The surrounding countryside is exceptional - the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and sea are all a short drive away… More
It was lovely to meet you, very pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Would love to welcome you back, still lots to see and do!
“Incredible place to stay” This place was perfect ! We went for the Easter weekend and had such a lovely time.
The warm welcome we got from Tracey with the special touch of fresh home made bread , eggs , scones with cream and jam and a little Easter
“Absolutely fabulous place to stay, highly recommend.”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
Ashen Cross is a fantastic place to spend a holiday, very close to beautiful Looe and other lovely places to visit. Never had such a fantastic welcome as we've had here, the owners cannot do enough fo… More
Thank you for your kind feedback, Laura.
Looking forward to welcoming you and your family again very soon xx
“Beautiful, comfortable, spotlessly clean, dog friendly cottage”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
What a find! We absolutely loved staying in the Owl. Tracey and Geoff made us feel right at home from our very first telephone conversation until the day we left (although we didn't want to leave!) … More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2016
Tracey the owner is warm & friendly. We had home made scones clotted cream & jam, home made bread waiting for us. Lovely place to stay. A lake with summer house, drinks available from the fridge, grea… More
Thank you for your kind comments. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon xx
“LOVELY STAY” My husband and adult son stayed at the Courthouse in September. The accommodation was excellent. The apartment is very large with 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. All the comforts of home were supplied. There was even a large selection of
fantastic cottage, large homely rooms, very well equipped and very clean. Lori the landlady made us feel very at home and welcome here and was very helpful and accommodating. two large bedrooms, one… More
“Perfect comfortable stay” We have stayed here now for 3 holidays and we return because of the comfort, warmth and cosiness of this lovely cottage in the South Lakes. The cottage a great balance for us of traditional character with modern comfort and t
This lovely cosy cottage was a pleasure to visit. The Kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could wish for. It is in a nice central area with two nearby pubs .TThe beds in the twin room … More
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at the Cottage. Thank you for your feedback as we appreciate the time and effort that goes into uploading any comments. The beds are actually very new so we will certainly look into your comments further to make sure that every guest gets a good nights sleep.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
NITB approved spacious 4 bedroom seaside self-catering property with sea facing sun room. Suitable for up to 6 people, 4 bedrooms, modern kitchen/diner with all appliances, bathroom, shower room, downstairs toilet, garden. TV, video, stereo, washing machine, drier …see more
“Amazing!” We had a lovely week end at the The Old Smithy & River Cottages to celebrate my husband's 30th Birthday!
Both cottages are great and perfect for a big group (we were 11) because there is so much space outside and inside.
The rooms are per
We celebrated New Year at both the Old Smithy and River Cottage and found it was the perfect location. The cottages were both beautiful and provided a large area for everyone to spend time together in… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is nice to know that out of all the cottages you have stayed at over the years,that you found ours to be the best. We hope that you will visit us again. Thanks
“wow I wanna go back The Tenas on Tour”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2015
Myself and 9 female friends spent 2 nights in these 2 beautiful cottages to celebrate my 50th..the owner Susan was very easy to keep in touch with and catered for our every need.on arrival we were blo… More
Thank you for your fantastic review. We are delighted that you had such a great time in the cottages, we are only too happy to help with guests particular wishes when we can. We are glad that you appreciated the lovely comfy beds and pillows and hope to see you back again soon.
“Had everything we could have wanted.... plus more!” Great location.
Very well equipped.
Would definitely return.
Lovely to have king size beds.
Was 8 of us and we had plenty of space.
Welcome pack was perfect!
Lovely comfortable, clean house, well equipped with all facilities including games and linen. Lovely welcoming messages. Good communication. We couldnt have asked for anywhere better for a family get … More
Reviewed 16 Oct 2012
We stayed in HopeTerrace for 2 weeks. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and tasteful. We were also pleased that there was WiFi. Everything was good quality from the beds to the welcome parcel. Th… More
“Perfect for children”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2012
The cottage is very well equipt with everything you will need for a holiday or short break. My partner and I stayed at the cottage with our 16 month old daughter for three nights. Helen had thought of… More
“Awesome Place, Great Owners” We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated.
Haus Arve is in a great lo
We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the tra… More
“Perfect Getaway” Fantastic apartment, everything you could possibly need and some. What a place to come back to after a day's walking, and having the opportunity to sit out on the balcony with a glass of wine watching the sunset. Doesn't get much bett