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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.
“Fantastic location” We stayed at la Ricon the apartment was clean ab
No tidy, very spacious and was inside a secure gated community over looking the swimming pool it was very pretty and quiet.
It was within walking distance to some lovely bars and r
“So lucky to find this place!” Very, very good accommodation. Everything you could possibly need is to hand. The owners are welcoming and they keep the cottage immaculately clean. The wood burning stove was a big bonus - very easy to light and a joy to
I stayed at this property with my 2 daughters to have a late Christmas, it couldn't had been better. Well equipped and decorated superbly. We probably picked the coldest and windiest weekend this year… More
Thanks for your kind words. The Woodburner has been the best addition to the house, even more so when we are on the back end of an atlantic storm.
Great to hear you & your daughters had a great time and we hope you managed to play some of the games with them and make the best of your time.
We hope you can come back some other time.
Cassandra & Steve
“Excellent location for all hou golf players”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2016
The Stackyard Kingsbarns is the perfect holiday cottage especially if you want to use it as a base for a golfing holiday. Bright, clean ans tidy with all the mod cons needed. The owners make access to… More
Glad to hear that you and your friends had such a good time. Kingsbarns certainly is a great golfing base, as you would have seen the sign outside the house "550 metres" to the Kingsbarns golf course.
Hope you can come back some other time.
Steve & Cassandra
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
Just returned from a stay in this fantastic cottage, what a find!! We were visiting St Andrews for my son's Graduation. Our party included myself, husband, mother-in-law and Labrador Bodie. Right fro… More
Thank you so much for the kind review. I'm sure your son's graduation helped elate your feeling during the stay. Well done to him!
We both hope you can return to enjoy Kingsbarns some other time.
Steve & Cassandra
“Lovely accommodation in a superb location for the New Forest.” Perfect holiday home, fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The location couldn't have been better everything on your doorstep yet lovely and peaceful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to fam
A great place to stay for a couple or family with older children, very quiet, comfortable and on the outskirts of Sway village, but easy walking to shops, cafe etc.
Very clean, beautifully furnished … More
“The most peaceful well equipped holiday cottage in the New Forest”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
The cottage was located in a beautiful tranquil part of the New Forest. The garden has an abundance of beautiful tall trees. We watched squirrels running through them. There was a patio area to si… More
“Great cottage,Great area,Great host”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2011
The Ducklings is in a quiet gated homely area, the owner lives next door is very friendly but not intrusive. Ducklings Cottage,Sway, is very modern and perfect with a good enclosed garden .Situated … More
“Beautiful views” We had a brilliant time , there were loads to do althrough you gad to travel to get to them , kids enjoyed themselves weather was fantastic and the views from the cabin were beautiful
stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. s… More
“Great place and Location” Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to deal with. Mist Mornings
Wonderful house with very high quality equipment and furnishings. 2 minute walk from lovely wild beach. Amazing sunsets over the Altantic Ocean. Vet peaceful, yet only 45 minutes from the centre of Ca… More
Hi Colin Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
Reviewed 21 Mar 2012
Stayed at Misty Mornings for our second time. And it was wonderful again! Great Estate, great House. Very friendly and helpful owner. The house is decorated very nice and you will find everything you … More
Hi Hilde Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
“We had an exceptional stay and was perfect for the family”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2012
The access to the beach was great with small kids. The overall quality of the property and attention to detail was suberb. We will definately go back again.… More
Hi Nathan Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to welcoming you and your family again in the future. Kind regards Jo"
“Lovely Cottage, ideal location.” We stayed for 3 nights with our dog , the location was ideal for exploring, cottage was very clean and comfy and having the Forest at the bottom of the garden was amazing.
The location couldn't be nearer to the beautiful beach. Of course this was December and very few people around but we had some gorgeous walks with my dog who was allowed to stay too! Cosy Corner provi… More
“An ideal holiday spot.”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2016
My daughter and I had a thoroughly enjoyable week at Cosy Corner. The bungalow is very well equipped with everything one could need. It was warm and comfortable and in a wonderful situation just a… More
“Beautifully located, well equipped and will be returning!”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2015
We arrived a little early and were greeted by the owners who were still preparing the bungalow for our stay. We were welcomed and invited to park our car on the drive and use the 'facilities' before … More
“Great Apartment in Belcoo” Excellent apartment in the centre of Belcoo. Very clean and very well finished off. Could easily spend a week in this aparment and use it as a base for exploring the North West.
“This is a beautiful apartment in a lovely location. The jacuzzi bath is particularly lovely!!”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2014
I would recommend this apartment to anyone who is staying away from home. The apartment is modern and spotlessly clean. The bed is comfortable and there are plenty of blankets and pillows etc. The … More
“Comfortable, well-appointed apartment in good situation for exploring West Fermanagh and around.”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2012
We were very happy with this spacious and well-apponted apartment in Belcoo. It is in a very nice situation with views down to Lough MacNean and is a good base for exploring West Fermanagh. Enniskille… More
“Gorgeous apartment in Belcoo”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2012
We stayed in this apartment in Belcoo for a weekend in July. The apartment was beautiful and very clean. It was just what we wanted. Very quiet little village and all the attractions and sites with… More
“Lovely little cottage, perfect location” This lovely little cottage is in a perfect location for visiting the seaside resorts of Filey, Scarborough & Whitby. The cottage itself is very cosy, has everything you need for a short stay. Beds were very com
“Mrs” We all had a delightful stay in this lovely comfortable cottage and appreciated the care and attention given to us on arrival and throughout. A great place to explore that corner of Donegal.
“A Lovely Cottage” Our first stay in Holly Cottage and we were delighted. Comfortable furniture, a well-appointed kitchen and a lovely garden. The shops and the beach are both just a short step away. Richard and Ann could not have been more helpful. We
Fab little cottage with everything we needed and a lovely garden to. Made to feel very welcome by the owners, which made for a fine week overall. Will hopefully be returning next year if not before.… More
Thank you so much for your kind review and we hope that you will be back to stay with us again either this year or next.We do like to see our friends return. regards and thanks again Rich and Ann
Reviewed 11 Sep 2016
Lovely cottage and very quite Ann & Richard are very nice people cannot do enough for you .will definitely come again.… More
Thank you for your kind review, it was really lovely to meet you both and missed you when you left. Hope that you both keep well and we will see you back here for another holiday next year. regards and thanks again Rich and Ann
“Met all expectaions”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2016
Pretty and Comfy is a good description of this cottage with thoughtful and helpful owners included. Lots of interesting places to visit in the area, good places to eat within walking distance, overall… More
Thank you so much for this lovely review. It was good to meet you both and also to meet Ellie Mae, a little treasure..We hope to see you all again one day in the future ,take care regards to you both Rich and Ann
On arriving at our destination we were greeted by the owners of Highcroft Cottage Andrew and his wife a lovely couple and after a bit of a chat together we made our way to our place of stay Highcroft … More
Thank you so much for such lovely comments - we are delighted that you had a nice break here in Cheddar (despite the changeable weather!) and we hope that your very friendly (and handsome!) dogs enjoyed the walking. Do hope that you will get the chance to visit us again at some point in the future. Kind regards Andy and Helen
Reviewed 7 Sep 2015
We spent a wonderful time in Cheddar, we got a very warm welcome, where everything was already prepared for us. Andrew and his wife are lovely and really dog loving. The cottage is perfect equiped and… More
Thank you so much - it was a pleasure to welcome you and the kids here and I do hope your dog enjoyed the lovely local walks! I hope you will visit us again. Kind regards Andy
“Lovely comfortable accomodation in a character cottage”
Reviewed 28 Nov 2015
Booked the property for my parents and son whom loved it and felt very at home.Friendly owner but not intrusive.Perfect spot for Cheddar and the little cheddar gorge village.
1 small thing they could… More
Thank you so much for your kind words and very pleased that your parents and son had a good time. Also very timely as we have just had wifi installed at the cottage (December 2015) so hopefully no need for library visits in the future! Every good wish for 2016. Kind regards Andy
“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
This apartment is almost perfect in every way. The view from the front balcony stretches along the coast road past Wignacourt Tower along Bugibba promenade to Qwara Point. To the left is St. Paul's I… More
“everything was just perfect cant say a bad thing about this place it is fantastic”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2011
mike the owner is so helpful and pleasant the flat is bigger than the photos show its well laid out and spacious with quality fittings and fixturers. plenty of towels,sheets.the beds were very comfort… More
“Birthday” We had a wonderful weekend stay at the Old Robin Hood with friends for a 40th Birthday. The cottage was fully equipped and the owner was very friendly and helpful.
We would highly recommend he cottage and would definitely use again for fu
“A 'must-see' house. Beautiful, comfortable and fully equipped. Brilliant.”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2012
Every single member of our group walked into the house and exclaimed 'wow'. It is restored and kitted out beautifully and the views from the living room are stunning. We are looking for excuses to ret… More
“Awesome house, incredible views, helpful and thoughtful owners”
Reviewed 6 Feb 2012
I had my hen weekend in the house and all of my girls loved it. It was snowing when we arrived and we were greeted with the most stunning views and a lovely warm and snugly house.
There was plenty … More
“Wonderful place for a family gathering”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2011
We ranged in age from 80s to 7, and it was the perfect place for all of us. Hot tub, table footie, pool and ping pong to keep us entertained at the cottage, and loads of great things to do within a tw… More
“Wonderful home” The views are breathtaking at the house .. The hous3 itself is lovely and spacious and has everything you would need and only a short stroll to shops and pub and beach.. marie was most welcoming and friendly and her dogs are just gorge
“A fabulous self catering option in a little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2013
Myself and my partener stayed there with our five children and we were joined for a weekend by the Grandparents. the house is really spacious, very well equipped and spotless. The property manager wa… More
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
Beautiful & spacious house with spectacular views. Enjoyed the jacuzzi. Really needed to have 2 weeks as we travelled by car because of the dog. Possible improvements a larger television & softer matt… More
“Excellent!” Stayed at Summer Lodge for a week in October. Very nicely appointed, quiet residential area, and conveniently located within a five minute walk from the town centre, supermarkets (Tesco and Budgens), local restaurants, pubs etc. Hostess Da
This apartment was perfect for our needs. Lovely to find two singles rather than the usual twin - son/daughter understandably reluctant to share now they are older. Apartment was beautifully clean a… More
“great stay at viewpoint”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
had 2 weeks stay at viewpoint ray was on hand to help out from when i booked early last year,much better than the hotel the year before, able to make food at view point 3 bedrooms and living room.Lots… More
“Great Location and Host”
Reviewed 10 May 2012
excellent communication, very friendly, very nice location and views, easy to find, newly furnished and decorated, to great standard the only thing was the skylight didnt have a blind on but was nice … More
the best self catering accommadation i have ever stayed in. i would recommend this to anyone.the place is spotles clean, plenty of cooking utensils. and nice garden
the car was secure with goog secu… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and thankyou for your kind review of our property. Maria
“The most comfortable and well equipped holiday home I've stayed in”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2012
The title says it all. I've stayed in maybe types of accomodation in Llanberis over the years, usually either side of the school half-term in October. Sometimes with my wife, sometimes on my own. On t… More
What lovely comments, we look forward to welcoming you again. thankyou Maria
“In A beautiful spot”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2012
The house is in a quiet spot just off the High Street, close enough to shops, bars etc, yet when you sit on the balcony looking out over the lake you'd think you were a world away. The house is well e… More
Thankyou for your kind review we look forward to welcoming you in the future.
“A cosey cottage setup run by welcoming and friendly owners.” The quality of the cottage and hosts contributed to a great few days in this lovely area.
The owners have perfected the art of always being available, helpful and friendly without being int
the cottage was very pretty and had amazing views. Cricceith is so central to all of Snowdon, nothing is too far away for a visit. The cottage is right by the beach which is lovely. Anne was a love… More
Many thanks for your kind words to us. The weather was kind to you although it was cold but today it is still sunny and much warmer. Hope to see you both and Cody with us again one day.Lovely to have met you.
Reviewed 4 Mar 2013
Stayed in the house which was amazing.
The house is a grade 2 listed building oozing with original features.
The grounds are beautiful
We didn't want to leave.
The owners are lovely too. Very c… More
So glad that you love Nantyfelin as much as we do. !!! Sorry to see you go as well and we hope you continue to visit us .
“Couldn't be better”
Reviewed 26 Feb 2013
Everything about our stay was first class from the very warm welcome from Ann to the perfect little cottage that was exactly as described plus it was spotlessly clean.
Criccieth is a lovely little pl… More
So enjoyed having you to stay and that you loved the cottage so much. Thanks so much and please come back to see us again. regards Ann
“Charming cottage” We had a lovely week in Kelpie Cottage. It is cosy and homely. The owners have provided lots of heaters so it is easy to get it really warm very quickly when you come in from a wet walk! The lounge is really comfortable, as is the be
Stayed here for a week in August. Owners were upfront about cottage being renovated so we new what to expect. We had a great time and enjoyed being in Tarbert. The kids used playpark and swimming pool… More
Thanks so much for your kind words Kate, delighted that you had a good time. Do come and stay again soon!