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.
Sleeps 6 in three bedrooms with three bathrooms. Two double bedrooms, one en-suite and a twin bedroom. There is a modern, well-equipped kitchen and a peaceful, comfortable sitting room overlooking the garden. …see more
“A beautiful place to stay, with lots to do for kids and adult” 39 old court is a beautiful place to stay, it's on a lovely site which offers lots to do for kids and adults and is very friendly and peaceful. 39 old court itself is lovely and clean, and
Booking was simple and without fuss. The property was very clean and well equipted. The furnishings were good and the bed was very comfortable. Location was perfect for exploring the coast and moors. … More
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
“A bit disopointed”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
When in cottage very dark as lots of trees and smelt damp club house poor not always open so not good… More
Unfortunately, during this stay the weather was particularly poor for June. We have had no other reports of darkness/damp or problems with clubhouse opening..
“A fabulous barn in beautiful surroundings” Our group of 4 adults and 5 teenagers adored our time in this wonderful barn.
The owners have obviously taken time and effort to make this such a warm and welcoming place to stay. Kelly was incredibly frie
I stayed here for my 40th Birthday. The house is stunning and very well equipped for adults and children. There are 4 good sized bedrooms, a big open plan kitchen/diner/lounge, a games room and a fur… More
“Great property and facilities available”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2014
Booked this property after reading the reviews and I must say, I was not disappointed. The property is very spacious with entertainment in all rooms. The drive has ample car parking, the garden and ou… More
Reviewed 27 May 2014
A group of friends and I needed to find somewhere to stay at reasonably short notice and we were so incredibly lucky to find this place. Kelly was so helpful from the first moment I contacted her and… More
The apartment is in the beautiful Meon Valley in Hampshire. It is situated between the cities of Portsmouth/Southsea, Winchester and Southampton and close to the villages of Wickham and Bishops Waltham. It is set in a semi rural location. …see more
“Fabulous Location, comfortable house” The house is located in a perfect spot, with sunrise and sunset views. The house has everything we needed and was very quiet and comfortable. The beach is very close and Cemaes Bay within easy walking distance. Wo
“Perfect get away with stunning views of the waves, the walks and the beautiful sunsets.”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2016
Spindrift is cosy, warm and inviting;- clean and well equipped. The spot was just perfect and it's easy to find yourself just staring at the amazing views. I could see the jealousy in many a walker g… More
Thank you for your review, I am glad you had a lovely time at Spindrift, and I hope that you will visit us again in the future.
“Location, location, location”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2014
Had a great week at Spindrift. The house had everything we needed a real home from home. The views over the bay were amazing even from the bathrooms.
We enjoyed opening the gate and being on the… More
Thank you for your review, I am glad you had a lovely break. We always enjoy the fact that you can just walk into Cemaes, and get everything you need, we tend to go up to the baker's shop for fresh bread most mornings, and even croissants in the Summer! We look forward to welcoming you back to Spindrift in the Summer.
“Chilling out in the Spindrift”
Reviewed 21 Dec 2013
What an excellent cottage to spend my 60th birthday, the Spindrift lacked nothing, to spend the day in the conservatory watching the ships go by and being able to name them and there destinations via … More
Thank you for your review, and am glad you had a lovely time. We love identifying all the ships going by too. Good point about the conservatory, there is a small electric heater behind the sofa, but we should have got it out before now so it is a bit more visible!
“A most memorable 60th Birthday stay!” Every part of this stay was wonderful. Helen took care of everything with such thoughtfulness. The welcome tea tray with home made cake, the quality of everything in the house for our use, the logs provided and fi
The house and garden were gorgeous and had everything you could possibly need. The house is huge, with beautiful rooms including the drawing room and main bedroom. It's extremely comfortable, fabulous… More
Thank-you for taking time to write a review and for the lovely comments. We would love to see you all again, but do bear in mind that the Lake District weather is not always so good.I am glad that you found so much for your family to do in the area and left feeling that there was still more to explore.
“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
We spent a long weekend at Eller How House and are already considering when we could possibly return. The house is stunning, beautifully furnished, with a big kitchen and nice dining area. There is a … More
Thank-you for writing a review, we do hope to see all (or some of you) again. Try a different time of year, Eller How is beautiful in the Autumn too!
John and Helen
“Fabulous!!! Don't hesitate to stay here”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
We stayed with my wife and 3 year old daughter, another couple and their 2 young children and dog over New Year, we had chosen Eller House because of the ratings on here and it did not disappoint.
Thank-you for taking the time to write a review of Eller How House. We are glad that you all enjoyed your stay and found plenty to do even though it was the middle of winter.
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
Callakille has stunning views of the working harbour of mallaig with fishing boats and ferries and looking over to Eigg,Rum,and Skye. You can take a water taxi over to knoydart to the remotest pub in britain (THE OLD FORGE ) plus you can take a ferry over to the Isle …see more
“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!
“Highly recommended Villa” We stayed at Villa Sandra in October 2014. It is always a risk to book accommodation from a description and pictures. You can rest assured this is a luxury villa. Gary has done a great job of providing first class facilities
“Wonderful villa with lovely heated pool and very comfy sun beds”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2016
A very efficient, helpful and friendly owner and villa manager to deal with any issues or questions that you might have. The village was easy enough to find thanks to maps provided and the transfer t… More
“Beautiful villa, not far from a picturesque sandy beach!”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2013
At first we were a little intimidated about the drive from the airport as we hadn’t driven in Portugal before, but there was actually nothing to worry about. Car pickup was easy and obvious (and dis… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We value all feedback and we are really pleased you had a fantastic time, it makes all of our hard work worthwhile when we hear guests have had a great holiday. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Thanks again, JJ Villas.
“Great Villa - Great service”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2013
Very enjoyable holiday. The Villa is well located for access to many activities. Spacious rooms - easily accommodated three adults and three children. Great pool with large shady areas for eating outs… More
We are really pleased you had a great time, it certainly makes our hard work worthwhile to hear a guest has had a great holiday; especially when they then take the time to write a review of our holiday villa. Thank you again, JJ Villas.
“Enchanted country lodge” In the quant village of bearstead, Kent sits this secluded lodge.
Myself and my partner stayed for three nights for a romantic get away. From the outside you expect the lodge to be small, however it is nothing but spacious
The lodge was perfect for a quick escape out of London, being only an hour from Victoria station and walk-able on the other end we didn't any transport. We couldn't get over the idyllic setting just 5… More
From sunrise to sunset you will love the large patio and 'infinity' pool which seems to flow into the sea! 3 bedroomed, fully air-conditioned stone villa built in the traditional style of the Mani region, comprising 3 double bedrooms, furnished with your comfort in mi …see more
“Magnifique” 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- stressed; having the use of a private pool
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 standar… More
Thank you for all and we hope to see you again.
“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
“One word: "perfect"!” We stayed for four nights at 4 Coopers Cottage, and we can only say it was a marvellous experience in every way!
To start with, Terrie, Sharon and Mike were perfect hosts - no effort was spared to make us feel welcome, and to he
Perfect place to get away from it all. Cottage is so comfortable with all the home comforts. Terrie and Sharon are amazing hosts and go out of their way to make your stay the best it can be. Great wit… More
Thank you for your kind review. we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Private self-contained villa in bush setting, family friendly, a short stroll to the beach. A beautiful, peaceful place to experience the best of Tasmania's unique attributes.
ALL PROFITS ARE DONATED TO CHARITY
(tariffs less out-of-pocket expenses, see receipts in visi …see more
“Fantastic sea views” What a lovely location, sea views from every window, short walk to the prom. Kitchen well stocked with crockery etc. very clean with towels and bed linen provided. Thank you to the owner, we will be back next year!
Well resourced apartment, beautiful views, ample parking, short walk to Portstewart Promenade. We found everything we could possibly need in the apartment for a lovely relaxing holiday. I loved the fa… More
“Excellent views of ocean and coast.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
Great apt, clean and roomy. Great views from comfy sofa and big arm chairs. Has all emenities for self catering.… More
Very close to the beach in Aldeburgh. Recently refurbished and refitted this luxury bungalow has 3 large bedrooms one en suite and a fully tiled family shower room. Very comfortable furnishings, excellent fully fitted kitchen and all the other facilities you will needSo …see more
“Perfect spot with amazing views” I have already recommended this place to several friends, it is such a perfect place to stay. The views from the house are stunning and the large window area with plenty of seating and long, light evenings meant it was
beautiful and cosy cottage, at a fantastic and breathtaking location, close to the bridge. Fully equipped, very comfy, piano was a bonus. having 3 bathrooms was great too, so there was no rush in the … More
“A diamond of a place”
Reviewed 10 May 2014
The reaction from my kids within a few minutes of arriving after a long wet and windy drive to find Ashaig House looking out onto a beautiful scorched red evening sky and seascape best sums up my feed… More
Reviewed 27 Apr 2014
Ashaig House is a perfect place (base camp) for those visiting Isle of Skye. It's well located, with all facilities and a AMAZING landscape view. By the way, the house is really new. I recommend this … More
Self-catering 1 bedroom cottage in a quiet location on the prestigious Birthwaite Road. Just minutes walk from both Lake Windermere and Windermere town centre. Full use of garden and terrace with views towards the Lake. …see more
“the place was lovely and we had a great time!:)” Me and my friends really enjoyed the weekend in Church Lodge cottage. We would definitely like to come and spend the perfect time making BBQ, playing volleyball, having few drinks or listen to music and
We rented this property to celebrate my 40th, we had many guests, with about half camping on the grounds. The house is large and very spacious giving us loads of room. Although the house wasn't immacu… 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
“Beautiful cottage, great place for kids and in a stunning setting” I visited Willow Vale Cottage in the Cotswolds over Easter with my husband and 3 children aged 2,5 and 6. The Cottage was beautiful and in a perfect setting. It also had plenty of outd
One word Fantastic!! But more than that the cottage was beautifully renovated with two king size bedrooms and bunk beds for the little ones. The open plan lounge/kitchen went down a treat as did the … More
I'm so pleased to had a fab time. We would love to welcome you back. Sarah
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children” We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and o
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
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Large family villa with three bedrooms (two doubles and one twin) and a professionally maintained private pool. Looking out onto farmers fields gives you privacy whilst the kitchen has all modern appliances. The lounge has TV/DVD player and there is also an extra WC.Loc …see more
If you are looking for something a bit different - to truly relax and unwind with your family and friends in the REAL Spain...then this is it!
Casa Níspero is a beautiful traditional Spanish villa hidden away among the pine trees on the edge of Parque Natural …see more
“Spacious apartment in a tranquil location” This apartment has special meaning for me because my fiance' proposed while we were staying there! Roccamorice is a very quaint idyllic Italian town with a few great restaurants and great views. The apartme
“Exceptionally well kept property :)” We had a plan set out in advance of showing up to the Cornwall area and it involved a lot of walking. We decided to on a house that would accommodate 4 adults and 4 kids with a little extra room and this house fit
Come experience cloud mist and rainforests, wildlife including rare toucans and ocelots, hikes to secluded beaches and pristine waterfalls, hidden caves and a barefoot, eco-friendly experience at La Vapeur Estate. Enjoy local organic fruits, wine and home cooking.Runner …see more
“Dinky but delightful!” Small but perfectly formed!
A little gem of a holiday cottage, very comfortable and nicely decorated & furnished.
A particular bug bear of mine at holiday cottages is rubbish kitchen knives (I usually take my own, but fo
'Number 57' is new to the market after a complete renovation to a very high standard.The house dates back to the 1800's and has an interesting history. 'Number 57' is located right in the heart of the Marina Quarter and is on the doorstep to …see 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
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
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
“My Dream House by the sea” This was exactly what we needed...breathtaking views from the end of the garden...superb assistance from Lorraine and her husband...our kids (2 and 6) were spoilt for choice..play in the garden with the toys supplied..go to
Absolutely fab from beginning to end. We arrived to a table prepared with cupcakes and treats for the kids. It was a home away from home. Great safe space for kids to play. Every thing has been though… More
“beach &scenery to die for!”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2015
We all had a wonderful Easter week in Tullagh Bay. The Beach House is very clean,well furnished, comfy beds, well equipped kitchen and the beach hut was so handy! Our days were spent walking along t… More
I am so glad that you all had a wonderful time at the beachhouse.I try my best to ensure that my guests are fully catered for and looked after. I also pride myself in the fact that my house is child friendly and that there is always toys and outdoor play equipment available for them. The decking area is loved by all guests due to the beautiful local scenery that can be viewed. Hope to see you and your family again in near future, all the best from Lorraine and Terence.
“Great place to stay whether with partner or all your family”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2013
We spent 3 weeks in the house in June/July 2013, first German grandparents allone, later with Irish grandson (1) and his parents, then with German niece and her 2 Irish kids ( 5,7).
We all love… More
Thank you for your glowing review. We work to ensure our visitors experience the best holiday possible. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Lorraine.
Columba ( 2 bedrooms) You enter via a glass door into the open plan lounge, dining & kitchen area, the stairs lead from the rear to the first floor which has a has a double bed in room 1, three singles in room 2, there is a bed sofa in the lounge. Sleeps 5, In the bathr …see more
“Quiet, cosy, characterful cottage” Lovely cottage in a typical Cornish village, with great coastal walks and lovely beach. The cottage had all that was required. The village was quiet although close to Marazion which had great pubs and shops, as di
Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of landscaped gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as the name im …see more
“Lovely place - convenient but just out of the hustle bustle” Enjoyed our stay at the barn. Convenient to Tewkesbury, but also just a few metres off the motorway. We stayed 3 nights and found this to be central for a day trip to South Wales and anoth
This was a great pace for 4 adults and 4 kids..Owners were terrific and the
barn was amazing. Their hospitality was awesome...Thank you Elizabeth & Mark… More
“We didn't want to leave this lovely barn!”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2013
Last minute booking which exceeded our expectations! The facilities are excellent, clean, everything you needed and the welcome pack was brilliant - the eggs & the scones, jam and cream meant we didn… More
“The Perfect Place for a Family Gathering”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2013
We booked the barn hoping the accommodation would prove to be suitable for a flexible family reunion, in one of our favourite areas, and were not disappointed. The barn is spacious and very comfortab… More