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.
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it
Great location superb villa
Handy for restaurants and shops close to local towns and services excellent pool pool cleaned every day handy man very friendly … More
“Lovely villa in a secluded position”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2016
There were 7 of us holidaying at the villa, ages ranging from 7 – 72 years old. The villa has the all the space and amenities we required. The children really enjoyed the pool and spent a lot of ti… More
“Excellent characterful French house in great location.” Great property in excellent location for visiting nearby locations in Pyrenees, especially as we found for us, the mountain walking area of Lescun. Lots of space inside house, only two of us so w
Eight of us used Aisling as a base for our first visit to the Pyrenees to try out some of the well known Tour de France Cols. We made it over Col de Marie Blanque (10km down the road), Col d’Aubisq… More
“Beautiful house, lovely surroundings, a great place to get away from it all.”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2012
This is our second stay at this lovely house, we will no doubt be back again next year as we love it so much. Bedous is such a pretty place it is hard not to fall in love with it, the thing I miss mo… More
“Lovely character house wonderful location”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2014
The house was very comfortable a home from home .the garden was beautiful with a lovely pool to relax in whilst taking in the breathtaking views .it was especially nice to be in a village location wh… More
“A peaceful, beautiful and relaxing place to stay” Le Vieux Moulin is an incredibly tranquil house, set beside a stream in a peaceful valley where birds singing is about the loudest noise. There are good walks on the doorstep. The house itself is delig
“Fabulous place with the exception of the shower” We really loved staying here, the house had so much character. The only issue we had was the shower was unusable as it was far to hot, the management company were fantastic and helped us a lot.
“Peaceful haven has all you need” Stayed 20-27 July 2013. I would recommend 8 Carpenters to any couple looking for a quiet getaway and who want to access what North Norfolk has to offer.
Holt is a beautiful Georgian town and offers fantastic hospital
What a wonderful cosy little cottage. We booked this cottage the evening before arrival for five nights in May and Anne was most helpful at such short notice. The cottage is beautiful and immaculately… More
“5 Star and 5 C's.”
Reviewed 1 May 2013
5 C's? Clean, comfortable, cosy, convenient and classy. Responsive and conscientious owner. Central location in gourmet and shoppers heaven, town of Holt. Walk to restaurants and shops. Perfect.… More
“Great place to get away from it all”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2013
Had a lovely time in no.8 carpenters cottages! It is a lovely and cosy cottage in great condition. The piano was excellent, and tuned prior to my arrival so sounded fab. Very good location, feels qui… More
“Perfect accomodation” A beautiful, romantic house in close proximity to coastal cliffs.
Very well equipped - very good mattresses, very good kitchen facilities, beautiful, well-kept garden and a beautiful pool. Here's something for everyone! And per
We (2 couples) had a fantastic and well organized 2 weeks vacation in a perfect summer house at Sanary sur mer. One of the best and most picturesque places at the Cote d’Azur even compared to much m… More
“Excellent holiday house”
Reviewed 13 May 2013
This was a perfect spring holiday for us and our children. In early May we were able to sit by the pool sunbathing and swim comfortably for hours every day. Great to have a heated pool. The house was … More
“What a joy”
Reviewed 2 May 2013
If you want the perfect house with plenty of light and space then this is the place for you. We went as a group of friends had had a superb time making full use of all the facilities and enjoying lunc… More
“" What an absolute treat "” We had a fantastic, relaxing and cozy retreat at ashen cross. Tracy was most welcoming on arrival. When we entered the cottage we were greeted with lots of delicious homemade goodies and treats for the dogs. The area was be
“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
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2017
What an incredible time we've had. The cottage is stunning, cozy and immaculate. Even though we very much visited in Cornwall's off season, we've had a fantastic break.
Everything you could need is i… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
“Most perfect spot by the beach” We were a family of 5 staying for a much needed break. The house had been recommended by friends and I am so pleased I took up their recommendation. The house was just LOVELY, a perfect size, nicely furnished and with a
“A Immaculate property in an ideal position with exceptional views”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2014
An immaculate and comfortable property with exceptional views across Lock Duich to Ratagan and the west end of the 5 sisters. The garden, from which we have watched porpoise and otter, leads down to t… More
“Beautifully Presented Cottage in ideal location”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
This is a spacious well kept cottage.
Had everything we needed. I have never seen so many cupboards in a kitchen and bathroom of self catering accommodation.
A lovely location overlooking Loch Du… More
Reviewed 6 Nov 2016
Lovely location right on the loch shore, was able to watch otters playing in the water at the foot of the garden. The weather was variable (as you would expect at that time of year in Scotland!), but … More
“Perfection!” Stayed here with my children and parents visiting friends and family in Burghead...what a find? Tastefully decorated and in a great spot where the children could watch the world go by in the harbour, nip to both front and back beaches and
This apartment will not disappoint, with excellent decor and finishings, exceptional views over the harbour and good use of the space we had a great holiday in the area and were able to relax and unwi… More
“Fantastic property and location”
Reviewed 31 May 2013
Luxurious 3-bed apartment unit certainly did not disappoint. Spotlessly clean, well appointed and in a stunning location overlooking the harbour. Would highly recommend and will certainly return the n… More
“Home from home” Great location in the heart of St Fillans, quiet and warm cottage with amazing views right down Loch Earn, super comfy bed and nice touches like a few basics in the kitchen. The Achray house hotel just a short walk around the corner is
Lochview is a lovely property well located on the shores of Loch Earn plus well equipped and very clean with everything you need for your stay. Fluffy towels and a very comfortable king size bed and … More
Many thanks for the great review. It was great to meet you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future, although I may not be able to guarantee the weather you had!
Richard and Carol.
Reviewed 27 Mar 2017
Have just returned from a fantastic short break in Loch view! The house is lovely with everything you could possibly need! The view from the lounge is incredible. A really nice touch was the "welcome… More
Many thanks for a great review. We are glad you had such an enjoyable stay and hope to welcome you back at some point in the near future.
Richard and Carol
“Neale Carol & Max Buick.” Our second year staying at Heather Cottage. Lovely warm clean accommodation fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Close to Portstewart and for Max most importantly the lovely park at flower fields. Totally h
“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
“Hill view Corfe castle” Fabulous week met by friendly owners cottage very clean and comfortable and situated in a quiet part of a lovely picturesque village. Area was great for walking and very dog friendly will definitely return
The cottage itself is a beautiful place that's well maintained and in a really handy location for the village. We went with my 7yr old daughter too and she loved the thatched roof and easy access to … More
“Perfect bit of escapism close to numerous attractions”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2017
The cottage was lovely, and even better than we were expecting. It's very roomy, has everything you'd expect, and is in near proximity to the village and castle. The town is lovely - very quiet genera… More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
A love cottage with a lovely garden in a wonderful town. Very comfortable throughout but being a tall Person I did have to watch my head… More
“Wonderful villa set in olive groves near to beautiful towns” We have just returned from a fabulous holiday at this villa, a real home from home, so much so we didn't want to leave! The villa is beautifully set within olive groves at the end of a rathe
What a perfect holiday we had.
The property had been recently renovated and extended and what a beautiful job has been done. At the end of the lane this oasis is never at risk of through traffic or … More
“High quality accommodation in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2014
Large, very clean trullo with lots of outdoor space. Very convenient for Ostuni and the major sights of the area. Would thoroughly recommend.… More
“A small paradise at the end of a dirt track!!!”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
We had a magnificient time at Trullo Tranquillo.
It was a very quiet location, with a great view, a beautiful countryside all around but very close to a lot of touristic places and the sea.
The owne… More
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
“Absolutely Brillaint - Better than I could have wished for!” I loved this Villa as soon as I saw the pictures and thought it would be perfect for our stay! But after being there I have to say the pictures do not do it justice! There is more than enoug
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My family and I just stayed at this amazing property for half term week. I can say it is even better that described! The views are just amazing, the gar… More
“Beautiful property in an idyllic setting.”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2015
Stunning property, beautifully maintained and finished to a high level. The pool area is lovely and perfect for relaxing in the sun! Mijas village and Fuengirola town are both close and easy to drive … More
“Sometimes it's the little extras that make all the difference” I stayed as a group of six guys in Mourne Eacape for two nights at the start of May for a golfing break before my wedding in July.
Mervyn and his wife met us on the Friday afternoon and
“The best self-catering house we have ever rented...ever.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2014
As a family (2 adults with 2 children), we have taken my elderly parents with us to a cottage, around Easter time, each year for the past 6 or 7 years. We also go ourselves to a cottage at other times… More
“A fantastic place to relax and unwind, a luxury property in a stunning setting”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2014
Thank you for a great stay at Mourne Escape, we had such a lovely time, the house is so well equipped, we had everything we could possibly need and the children loved the garden. Would never tire of … More
“Exceptional accomodation would happily recommend it to anybody”
Reviewed 4 Mar 2014
A luxurious modern 5 star house with everything you need for the stay. Walking distance to the fantastic beach, safe enclosed garden for small children.
It has all the essential non essentials!