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; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Brand New Holiday cottage, be the first to visit!Miners Cottage is a quaint, oak beamed 18th Century cottage, in the heart of the peaceful, unspoilt Peak District village of Sheldon. It is an ideal location for a holiday, just 10 mins by car from the bustling market tow …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Enjoy a romantic rural getaway in a newly built log cabin situated in the peaceful English Liddel Valley, Penton, Cumbria. The cabin is constructed from locally felled larch trees and has a cedar shingle roof, it is in a truly fantastic private location on the banks of …see more
“This review won't do the cabin justice - a genuine must see”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2014
The cabin really is a masterpiece of craftsmanship in every department equalled only by the lovely surroundings. The attention to detail shown by Simon and Dominique really does ensure your stay here … More
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
This lodge did not dissapoint one bit, it really is amazing and the views are unbeatable. The cabin is built to a very high standard and Dominique and Simon have furnished the interior superbly with n… More
“Fantastic cabin in lovely surroundings x”
Reviewed 22 May 2013
Friendly helpful owners,we were so relaxed 3 kids and the dog loved it long walks then back to log fire to warm up,chilling in hot tub to relax and unwind with the sound of the river and the birds,bes… More
Luxury Cottages in Cromer, Norfolk - A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at The Brambles. Please note: A covered HOT TUB is included.Luxury self catering with exceptional style and quality, luxury, homely and sumptuous 5 star self catering accommodation, situated nea …see more
Vine Cottage is a charming two bedroom period cottage located in a secluded backwater just a few minutes walk to the centre of the popular village of great eccleston.
The charming cottage sleeps up to four people with one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, a cosy lo …see more
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
High comfort holiday homes with private garden in a small holiday park close to the city Beaune."La Bonne Vie" has six (2 bedrooms) bungalows in 2 types:* 3 five sleeps bungalows, and* 3 bungalows adapted for a wheelchair user.Each bungalow has a surface of 63 …see more
Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Sensitively converted barn in quiet South Gower coastal location, 5 minutes walk to Slade Sands. Garden area with decking/seating, fitted to highest standards of style and comfort. Within walking distance to the best of South Gower, beaches, coastal path walks, quiet …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Peacock Cottage, is situated in the small town of Cinderford offers a quaint self-catering holiday cottage nestled within the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean in the Wye Valley. This makes it an ideal choice for short breaks at any time of the year. It is the perfect r …see more
“A cosy country retreat that's well worth a visit!!”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2015
This is by far the nicest cottage we've stayed in. It's so warm and cosy, every need has been carefully considered!! Definitely the place to unwind and forget about work!
We just wish we could have s… More
“A lovely welcome”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
The bottle of champagne was a lovely surprise - and a great start to our holiday!
Peacock Cottage is clean, bright and well appointed. The fact that we spent a lot of time indoors (it rained non st… More
“High quality cottage in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. It was in a quiet area with walks from the doorstep into the forest. Also many places of interest to visit nearby. … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
This comfortable and relaxing cottage occupies a central location within the delightful coastal village of Ballantrae and has been completely refurbished to ensure that your holiday is as comfortable as possible. If you are looking for some breathing space to revitalise …see more
This cottage is deceptively spacious offering excellent accommodation for myself, my wife and 2 grown-up children. The cottage is a good base to explore the coast line of South West Scotland and the G… More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Large kitchen area with dishwasher,4 ring gas hob , grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, oven.Lounge with log fire and seating for 5 people. CD, radio, DVD, TV and satellite. Downstairs toilet and utility area with washing machine, clothes drier.Dining area seating for 8 p …see more
The cottages are in a stunning location and are furnished and equipped to a really high standard. The one we were in was scrupulously clean with good quality bed linen, crockery and cutlery. We flew t… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
FAMILIES/PARTIES UP TO 5
PLEASE NOTE WI-FI RECENTLY UPGRADED IN RESPONSE TO GUEST COMMENTS
SPECIAL SERVICE DURING CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL - ASK ABOUT AIRPORT/RACECOURSE TRANSFERS
DOVECOTE BARN AT MOAT FARM DORMSTON WR7 4JX.
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We had a lovely weekend at Dovecote Barn. The setting is idyllic, with charming villages and pubs around and a barn set in the grounds of a beautiful old house with huge grounds on which to roam. The … More
Reviewed 22 Mar 2015
As a female solo traveller looking for a countryside retreat to stay with my dog, I would like to share with you my recent experience at Dovecote Barn.
I was pleasantly surprised to find the place … More
Kim, thank you so much, really appreciate your very kind review and hope to see you again in the future. love jude
“Beautiful barn, fantastic location and lovely owners. Stay here!”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2014
We had a fantastic weekend here, the surrounding area is beautiful for walking. We ate in a nearby pub which was also lovely.
The Barn itself is immaculate and very cosy. The kitchen was well equi… More
Following your feedback we have now installed a completely new 1700 x 70 steel enamel bath and a thermostatic stand in/over bath shower unit (please see new photos). Many thanks for your feedback. Guests can now enjoy a bath or a full shower, and no leaks!
Quiet and peaceful location, away from day to day life, surrounded by the natural beauty of nature, and facing directly out over the Moray Firth, this luxury cottage is ideal for a special or romantic break or just for a great family holiday. Stunning walks from the fr …see more
What isn`t there to like about sitting on a comfortable sofa , nursing a glass of liquid nourishment , gazing out , through a huge picture window , at the sea just a few feet away ? . When you get th… More
“A perfect place”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2015
When arriving in Gardenstown we were delighted with the quaint atmospere of this picturesque village, the spectacular beauty of the surroundings and the magnificent view.
The Seafront Cottage is a … More
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
Have just returned form this cottage after a brilliant week with my husband and son. Never been to Aberdeenshire and would recommend. Cottage was fabulous. Very very comfortable and warm with quality … More
Holly Tree Cottage is a warm and welcoming cottage sleeping 2 to 4 people in an area of Scotland where there is plenty of holiday activities to partake in. The beach is a short walk away through a Woodland Trust property. Golf courses are in abundance and there are man …see more
“Lovely cottage, great location - thoroughly recommended”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2013
We had a fantastic week staying at Holly Tree Cottage with our two daughters aged 7 and 9. The cottage is just lovely as are the owners. We made our booking on the strength of other reviews as we knew… More
“Oooh how loverly!”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2013
What a lovely little place. And not so little at that.
We really enjoyed our week in this cottage over New Years Eve - Hogmonay and would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing, clean,… More
“An Absolute Gem”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
Would I recommend this holiday home to anyone? Yes, I would. Would I book this house again? Yes, I would. What can I say? Well, actually a lot.
It was located in Upper Largo on the east coast … More
Welcome to our paradise on earth - perhaps even yours to be?Miles of beautiful beach, postcard palm trees and white sand is something you have to get used to.Take advantage of the incredible serenity that surrounds Gahn Do, without any loud discotheque or bar streetPut …see more
River Cottage is a unique, detached self-contained gite located within the grounds of Le Moulin de Villesaint , a family run business. Dated back to the Middle Ages Le Moulin de Villesaint is a converted water mill and outbuildings sat on the river Feuillade and is surr …see more
"Game Keepers" a former hunting lodge centres around the natural beauty of the woods, valleys, flowing waters and wildlife that share this magical location with you. The property offers you and your family bespoke countryside living in a relaxed peaceful and friendly e …see more
Game Keepers is a lovely lodge in a wonderfully secluded spot but within 15-20 minutes of Kingsbridge, Salcombe and the beaches of Bantham, Hope Cove, etc. The lodge is modern throughout with some gre… More
Looking forward to catching up for a beer and a chat when you return for 2 weeks in August,
“A rear taste of tranquillity, total relaxation & peace of real Devon”
Reviewed 28 May 2012
If you are looking to get away from it all this is the place for you.
Great Hospitality from Charles & Chris you couldnt ask for better hosts attending to your evey need.
All The Lodges are great f… More
“A wonderful retreat in the Avon Valley”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2011
What a find! Such a beautiful spot off the beaten track but within easy reach of all that the South Hams has to offer. A really warm welcome from the owner and the manager, Game Keepers is a lovely l… More
New for 2016: Complimentary Wi-Fi, Fern Cottage (Holiday Home Reference 66658) is a smart, cosy and comfortable cottage furnished and decorated to FOUR STAR grading awarded by Tourism Ireland. Fern Cottage can sleep up to maximum of six guests however for larger groups …see more
We enjoyed a lovely weekend break at the Mill Farm Cottages. The accommodation was perfect for our family's needs. The electric blankets and fire in the grate ready to go were a lovely added touch for… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Mill Farm. We loved having you and your family come to stay and especially glad to hear that the cottage suited you all. "Mr Hoppity" is in great form with all the attention given him by the children - its holiday time for him when the season starts up again each year. Thank you again for your business. Catherine & Austin
“Our perfect family holiday”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2013
We read the positive reviews here before our visit to Mill Farm and it is a privilege to add ours to the list. We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Mill Farm. The cottage was well pre… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write up the review on your stay at Mill Farm. It means a lot to Austin and I that you and your family enjoyed your holiday and we hope that you brought home many happy memories. Herbert, is doing really well and getting bigger each day. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we would be delighted to have you all visit again in the future. Best wishes always. Catherine & Austin.
“Perfect for relaxation, peaceful surroundings and lovely views of the river.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
Just what we needed. The cottage (brook cottage) was more beautiful than the pictures we had seen. Our daughter was over the moon about her bedroom where her bed had been thoughtfully made with hello … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review of your stay with us at Mill Farm, Foulkesmill; We are really glad that you found the cottage welcoming and comfortable to stay in and especially that 'Hello Kitty' helped your little girl settle in for a fun holiday.
Best wishes always
Austin & Catherine
Nestled in the Welland Valley Pond Cottage with it's countryside views is the old kitchen annexe of The Old Vicarage, Caldecott, Rutland. Built in 1863 by Rev Thomas Wheeler Gilham, it was divided in the 1970's and the annexe sold off and became Pond Cottage, in Septemb …see more
4* rated, 2-bedroom holiday cottage!Nursery Cottage was converted in 2005 and is a two-bedroom single-storey unit with a private, decked patio. It has two bedrooms; one is a king-size bedroom and the other has twin beds. We can provide a folding bed only (no bedding) fo …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Luxury authentic log cabin on lakeside in picturesque and peaceful location. Ideal for those angling enthusiasts or for those wishing to explore the Yorkshire Wolds.Aylesbury is located overlooking Willow Waters lake, one mile from the market town of Pocklington. This p …see more
When we arrived we were welcomed and showed to our cabin. On entering the cabin was immaculate and as we imagined from the pictures. The owners were on hand if we needed them and nothing was too much … More
“A holiday with as much chill as you want.”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2013
Fabulous well equipped log cabin, in very tranquil surroundings. Just sitting gazing over the lake is ideal, whatever the weather. You feel like you're in the middle of the country but convenient sh… More
“Great! If your a fisherman or not”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2012
This is the third time we stayed here and we certainly have never been dissapointed. If you looking for a get away thats not too far from local shops and restaurantes but where you can get peace and … More
Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Available as a peaceful holiday home is Hemmingsfield Cottage; a three bedroom holiday cottage positioned 1.5 miles outside the sleepy town of Upton-upon-Severn on the Gloucestershire and Worcestershire border with quick access to the M5 and M50 motorways which are loca …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
Downstairs there is a spacious living room with kitchen and views from the large windows of the tumbling adjacent stream.
The bedroom is ingeniously incorporated into the old wooden raccard with spectacular views of the mountains; there is a king sized double bed and …see more
The ultimate beach holiday house! Go for long beach walks on our 16 mile beach, do some fishing or whale watching. Pick mussels from the rocks directly in front of the house. The flow of the house is conducive to outdoor barbeques, and long lazy lunches by the pool.Th …see more
“When a pearl is a diamond in which tranquillity sparkles”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2013
We treated ourselves to a luxurious week in the Boathouse set apart from the villa, perfect privacy and our own little balcony overlooking the Atlantic with views to Table Mountain, Robben Island and … More
Thanks so much, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back!
“Romantic, tranquil getaway”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2013
My husband and I took some time off and spent 3 fabulous days at Pearl Bay. It was relaxing, romantic and exactly what we were hoping for. The service we received from Peter and Tinashe were AMAZING. … More
“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2013
Not too far from Cape Town, this gorgeous house has everything you need for a relaxing day or weekend away. Pool was perfect and the view is incredible. amazingly friendly staff.… More
Nearest beach 29 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The Cottage at Deerleap is a beautifully presented courtyard cottage set in the grounds of an impressive period house in the delightful Hampshire village of Rowlands Castle. The cottage is all on one level and so has easy access. There is a very comfortable sitting room …see more
“Deerleap is an "I hope we go back there someday" cottage!”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2014
Deerleap Cottage is a special place for a family wanting a bit of space to relax while touring the area. It is thoughtfully and well equipped, very comfortably furnished, situated in a beautiful setti… More
Thank you for your review. It is really great to know you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage at Deerleap. It is a lovely cottage in a really great location and we do hope we can help you again in the future.
Pallant Holiday Lets
“A peaceful retreat”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2013
An excellently appointed rental cottage behind a high wall in the peaceful village of Rowlands Castle and very close to the village amenities and Portsmouth to Waterloo railway line. Approached thro… More
Thank you for your review and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage at Deerleap so much.
Pallant Holiday Lets
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Not suitable for children;
Pine Cottage is a gorgeous, cosy, stone cottage with exposed beams which has been recently renovated. It is in an idyllic location, set within a small residential hamlet between Robin Hoods Bay and Ravenscar, with the beautiful Fylingdales Moor as a back drop and panora …see more
Just back from staying at this incredible cottage. The furnishing were immaculate and very tasteful. The owners were so thoughtful providing a variety of goodies- made it feel like Christmas.
The vi… More
“A blissful retreat”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
Such a gem in the middle of beautiful countryside. Clear instructions and great communications with the owner ( Emma) meant that we found it with ease.
The attention to detail and spec of the prope… More
Our amazing holiday would not have been the same if it wasn't for this well kept cottage set amongst a stunning landscape. The cottage itself has all you would ever need and is so beautifully furnish… More
White Lilac cottage is a traditional stone cottage. From the front there are lovely views of the Snowdonia Mountain range. To the rear there is a cottage garden which is full of flowers throughout the summer. It is a real sun trap - wonderful for enjoying a glass or tw …see more
We stayed from Friday to Monday and the cottage was beautiful with a good location overlooking the Menai Straits.
The care and attention to detail within Lilac Cottage was excellent, the bedroom wa… More
“white lilac cottage”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2012
lovely cottage full of charm a good base to travel from my husband liked it because it was handy for fishing we go to anglesey a few times a year. we would recommend the cottage it was clean and wel… More