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.
“Great location” Good location and great views of the sea. Sheringham little theatre well worth a visit. Didnt find any good restautaurants so gave up and went tp sainsburys. Cromer very good and beaches to the west vast. Great birdwatching area. Blick
“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
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras.
What an unbelievably great experience staying in this cottage was! It was extremely clean and well-organized, and the kitchen is lovely and there were many little extras included. The bed was very com… More
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
This was the best cottage we had ever stayed in. Modern & comfortable in an ideal situation.… More
This was our second visit to Maples Barn and we enjoyed it just like the first. We found some new additions to the property that just reaffirmed the owners attention to detail. A very high standard of… More
Thank you for your great review and for taking the time to write it. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your second stay at Maples Barn.
“This cottage is a gem set in a beautiful location!” I stayed here with my wife and two very young children in May 2013. We had a fabulous time and absolutely loved this cottage. It is a great spot from which to explore places like Boscastle, Tintagel
Beautiful cottage, plenty of helpful information and recommendations provided, and lovely garden. Heated floor was amazing!The beach at crackington haven was gorgeous with lovely cafes and facilities.… More
“Warm and cozy cottage in a lovely location”
Reviewed 23 Mar 2013
We loved staying in this lovely well-equipped little cottage. The owner Tim was very friendly and helpful with lots of suggestions about where to visit and information on the cottage, etc. With und… More
“Beautiful cozy cottage”
Reviewed 18 Feb 2013
Just returned from a lovely holiday in a very homely and cozy cottage, was very clean and nice and warm - plus lots of information and advice on the area was left out for us. The area was very pictur… More
“Quaint , comfy and convenient” Sinbad cottage was ideal for myself,my husband and our two small dogs. The kitchen was well equipped and the living room was cosy, however , there is a steep staircase to the bedrooms . The main bedroom was comfortable
Stayed at sinbad cottage for 4 days over the Xmas period as my mum lives in Appledore. We have stayed in several apartments in Appledore.
Sinbad cottage is very quaint however feel is missing some ho… More
“Home from home.” This apartment was so comfy, it had everything you could possibly need. The weather was sub zero, but the apartment was warm and cosy, we spent much more time indoors because of this. There was a multitude of DVD's for all the family,
Very lovely place, exceed our expentations, very tidy and clean, great for families with children. We'll come back again… More
Reviewed 8 Mar 2015
We had a lovely stay. The flat is very comfy and tidy. The location is great and we enjoyed the sea view from the living room , The kitchen is well equipped and the landlord is very friendly and made … More
“Lovely big, clean apartment right near the sea front.”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2015
I visited St Leonards for a two day visit and found this apartment in West Hill Road excellent value.
The accommodation is spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable with the heating working wel… More
“Wonderfurl Villa” We spent 2 weeks staying at Villa Amara, what a lovely villa and location. The villa is set out very well with plenty of seating areas, especially useful is the pool area if it is windy on the beach side of the villa. The beds were
C'est une maison disposant de tout le confort, meublée avec gout, très accueillante. On passe de la plage à la piscine selon le vent. Super les canoës mis à disposition pour une balade sur le lag… More
Merci Patrice pour cette appréciation. Désormais nous mettrons plus en avant les talents culinaires de Dorine.
“Need to be fit to carry luggage in the view is breathtaking!” Really enjoyed our time here. The kitchen is well equipped and there's plenty of room for two people to relax. Pool well maintained and clean. Lots of storage space and coat hangers! The ap
“Excellent” Had a really good stay in Woolacombe for a friends 40th. Apartment is ideally situated for the beach and the nightlife. Very clean and spacious with a wonderful view over the beach. Would highly recommend.
This is a fantastic apartment in a great location. The website photos looked good but it was even better in reality. Spacious well equipped, comfortable and convenient. This gave me the escape I was l… More
“Outstanding - perfect getaway from the stress and busyness”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2011
Where to start? Woolacombe itself is a delightful little place right at the seaward end of a valley. Shops close early evening (a good thing for peace and quiet!) and the central pub is friendly with … More
“Fabulous, great decor, very comfortable apartments”
Reviewed 24 May 2011
I have stayed in a couple of the apartments owned by this lady. They are all fabulously appointed, very comfortable and very central to Woolacombe. I would definitely recommend to anyone and am alway… More
“FABULOUS APARTMENT, LOCATION, AND LANDLORDS..........” I stayed in the apartment for 3 weeks and wish it could have been longer. A friend joined me after the first week. You can not beat the location of this absolutely beautiful apartment in this wo
Le Chat Botte in L'Isle sur la Sorgue was recommended to us by Australian friends to have stayed there. What a delightful holiday apartment - it's very light and airy; right next to cafes and the rive… More
“Great Town, Great Location & Great Owners”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2011
L'Isle Sur la Sorgue is a very pretty and lively town. The apartment itself was clean, newly-renovated and in a great location along one of the main streets in town. Niels and Eva were very accommodat… More
“Le Chat Botte - fantastic location in a beautiful village in Provence!”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2011
Le Chat Botte -
We stayed in the charming, 2 bedrm apartment in L'Isle sur la Sorgue for 2 weeks in May .
The owners, Niels and Eva, are a lovely couple who went out of their way to ensure that our… More
“A charming cottage full of character with stunning seaviews” We stayed at Kittiwake Cottage in St Ives earlier this month with our family and had a superb time. The cottage itself is less than 5 minutes stroll from both the town and the main beach, ha
Wir verbrachten 5 wunderschöne Tage im "Kittiwake", welches sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und gut ausgerüstet ist.
Die Lage ist gut, man erreicht schnell zu Fuss die Strände und das Städtchen.… More
Reviewed 13 Nov 2016
This is a truely lovely cottage. Just like the pictures. We had a wonderful week in St. Ives. Our 11- and 14-year old adored the attic room. We want one ourselves! The view from up there is gorgeous, … More
Lovely spacious detached family house situated on the outskirts of Saint Plantaire in the very beautiful Indre/Creuse Valley, popular with holiday makers and sports enthusiasts.
In a quaint village, with all amenities and easily reached from Limoges or Tours airports. …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!
“Bucket list Ryder Cup guys' trip” Great house! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a house in the area. I was on a guys' golf trip to the Ryder Cup and it was perfect for us .. house was exactly as advertised. Great location, close to St.
We really enjoyed our stay at Hill View. Malcolm and Margaret had thought of everything. We felt very well provided for. Beautiful views. Great house and garden. Lots of fun things for families in the… More
“Perfect location for golfers”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2015
The house is situated perfectly for golfing breaks. Only 15 mins from St Andrews and no more than 30mins from Fife's other famous golf courses and its lesser known gems. Accommodation was clean, warm … More
“Excellent place to stay”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2014
Lovely home-from-home (but to a higher standard) house to stay in with helpful owners easily contactable if necessary. Good quality accommodation with plenty of facilities (the pool table was a firm … More
“Great pool, great view and a good size Villa!” OK, so we'll get the one negative about this place out of the way, that is that you will need a car if you want to 'nip' anywhere. BUT that isn't an issue and will be the same with most villas. Fact of th
This was our 3rd trip to Kalkan and we loved it just as much as the first time. Villa Iris was perfect for us in every way and the best accomodation we have had in Kalkan - quiet location with a 15 m… More
Reviewed 17 Jun 2012
Villa Iris is a very well appointed villa with unbelievable views of Kalkan and the sea/offshore islands. We have stayed at many villas in various countries throughout Europe and Villa Iris is the bes… More
“A very memorable fantastic holiday”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2011
We would agree with everything in these reviews. Villa Iris is a wonderful place to stay, really modern and spacious with all creature comforts. The view from the villa is breathtaking. We have just c… More
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!” This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fir
“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
“Marbari Villa- 5Star Holiday Villa” We have just returned from a three week trip to Floida staying in this property for the final week of our vacation. We are all agreed that this property was the most well appointed, and comfortable villa we have sta
Brilliant, just brilliant, we agree with everything the previous reviewers say. The management team were so helpful & friendly. Barry & Margaret so accomodating. Enjoyed everything. The thing we … More
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you come back in the future.
“Luxurious, family friendly villa - highly recommended.”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2012
We have just returned from our holiday at this villa and were very impressed. It has everything you could need - including a lovely spa bath and wifi!
I would definitely recommend this villa and wou… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our villa and it's nice to know you would like to return.
“Beautiful in every way”
Reviewed 30 May 2012
Fantastic villa with everything you could possibly need. The children had a great time in the pool, hot tub and spa bath, and loved watching all the wildlife, which were able to identify in the very … More
Thank you for such a positive review. It was good to know how much you enjoyed your stay in our villa.
“A warm and cosy cottage perfectly situated on the beautiful North Coast” Mark has been amazingly helpful and friendly from the very beginning of our enquiry into renting the cottage through to the organising of keys. The organisation was extremely tho
Great house and great location. Everything we needed for our stay (wifi especially!). Two minute walk from the beach, yet quiet location. Mark, the owner, was extremely helpful before we went (des… More
“HAPPY TIMES IN "MORTRETH" PORTHTOWAN”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2014
Having rented many times before, I would rate this one as one of the best. Dealings with the owner Mark has been so easy and he is quick to respond. The accommodation is as good as it looks in the ph… More
Reviewed 19 Jun 2014
From the moment Mark contacted me the whole experience was just amazing.
Mark obviously loves the area and has spent sometime in the property and he has made sure that it is a real home from home w… More
“Wonderful cottage” 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 clean and very cosy. Cheddar is
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 30 Oct 2016
A really beautiful cottage, a real gem in a fantastic location and a great spot to explore the area.… More
Thank you so much for your very kind comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your break over the half term holiday and do hope you will visit again in the future! Kind regards Andy and Helen
“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
“Absolutely fantastic!!!!” We visited Perth to explore the area with a view of emigrating. This house was perfect with 3 young children aged 6, 4 and 5 months it had everything that we could wish for.
Sara was so helpful and made herself available wit
Beautiful lakeside modern and beautifully furnished house. With two Munros within 10 minutes drive it provides a great base for walkers, cyclists and watersports enthusiasts. The house is also a great venue for rest and relaxation.<br />This is a sophisticated and …see more
“By far the best self-catering cottage we have ever stayed at” Really enjoyed our short stay, the cottage exceeded all our expectations. Looking forward to returning for another, longer break soon.
We visited Brookside Cottage for four days and the whole experience was perfect. The cottage is immaculate and has everything you would need.
It is also perfectly located for visits to all parts of t… More
Thanks for your feedback! Really pleased that you had such a lovely stay in our beautiful cottage.
“Excellent stay and lovely cottage”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2016
We came and stayed at the cottage for 4 days . The cottage is really well equipped and has lots of home from home comforts. We found it a great base for getting around the Isle of Wight in our car. Vi… More
Thanks for your lovely feedback! So glad you appreciated our homely touches. The cottage location close to the beaches of the south coast yet within easy reach of Newport do indeed make it an ideal location for exploring our beautiful island.
Reviewed 14 Aug 2016
We stayed for a week and it was like a home from home, everything you could need or want. We really enjoyed our visit to the Isle of Wight and Brookside Cottage provided a lovely haven to come back to… More
Thanks for your review and so glad you enjoyed our homely Isle of Wight cottage and all that this wonderful island has to offer.
“Idyllic location, quality accommodation with lovely finishing touches” We stayed with our 2 year old in June and were pleasantly surprised at the high standard of the accommodation. From the drench shower, lovely country kitchen to the really comfy be
“Lovely cosy new year stay with beautiful view in peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
Just spent a brilliant New Years Eve here with my partner and 2 friends. We enjoyed some good walks in the area and had fun meeting Norma and feeding the Spinney Farm Alpacas!
Although the cottage i… More
“What a great place to stay”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
Very clean and warm in such a great location we can recomend the peace and quiet.
Lots of places to vist and a great choice of eating places in the area.… More
Reviewed 1 Nov 2016
A beautiful cosy little cottage with amazing views and everything you need for a quite few days away. Recommend the local pub, Barley Mow in Bonsall, lovely food.… More
Thanks very much Kevin. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.
“we will return next year!” the accommodation was excellent. the layout was very good. the fenced in garden was ideal .being part of a small touring caravan site did not intrude on our stay. the exercise field for the dogs was very large and well fence
From the simple "Good Morning" to the "Do you want more duck eggs?" the proprietors couldn't have done more to make our stay in one of their self catering apartments more enjoyable. They were often ar… More
“Excellent Return Visit to The Turbles”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2014
This was our second visit to The Turbles in 4 months and we enjoyed every minute of it. The the cottages are bright, warm and comfortable and Shirley is a very welcoming host. We hope to return to C… More
Reviewed 25 Sep 2013
This is the first time I have taken my wheelchair bound husband away, and it was everything and more than we could ever have expected. The bungalow was easy for a wheelchair to move round in and the g… More
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated
Excellant Appartment in pristine condition and very well equipped for a perfect holiday. Pool and poolside food area are both spotless.. Would not hesitate to use this appartment again.… More
“Fabulous place to stay that just gets better and better”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
This was my second trip to the same apartment at Vila Marachique in Alvor. The apartment is just a clean and tidy as when I originally visited 3 years ago. It has all the facilities of home and is l… More
Reviewed 20 Jun 2012
The apartment is extremely spacious, immaculate and is equipped/furnished to a very high standard. Nothing has been overlooked - definitely a home from home. The complex is very secure and well main… More
“Le Chirons: Fantastic” The house was superb, extremly spacious with all amenaties whilst retaining the true appeal of a French house.
The gardens are very large and child friendly, with the pool a delight on hot summer days.
Terri and Kieth were gre
“Our time at Les Chirons was everything we could have wished for and more!”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2011
The house and gardens were really lovely and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners Terry and Keith. The place was lovely and clean, very comfortable and peaceful. We enjoyed our little trip… More
It was a pleasure to meet you both and thank you for your kind words.
“An amazing Villa” This Villa is absolutely fantastic! The quality of the decor and furniture are top class, the kitchen has a high standard of equipment and utensils. The agents, Julie and Steve, were very helpful and only a phone call away. Excellen
had a great holiday at this new villa on the campo de golfe. The villa is stunning.Heated Pool,WIFI and air conditioning all within the price. The local agents Steve and Julie were excellent and on ha… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2013
We were a family of 4 adults and 2 children and had never booked a villa before, and was a little apprehensive. We need not have been the villa is excellent.
On arrival the owners agent met us at… More
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Cozy, detached, three-bedroom cottage. Perfect for families, couples and small groups. Set in a sunny, south-facing, elevated position within Snowdonia National Park with views of the Cadir Idris mountain range and Ma …see more
“Breathtaking Views, Charming Hosts” Just back from a stay at Villa Theophile and as with other guests I can't say enough complimentary things about the place and our host, Phillipa. The Villa is immense yet all rooms are extremely comfortable and well
Cosy 2-person fully-equipped self-catering apartment. Peaceful rural setting, gardens and plunge pool. Explore the Ariege - visit prehistoric caves, Cathar castles, picturesque towns and villages, country walks. …see more
“A tremendously relaxing, peaceful house - a perfect holiday” We stayed at Guillemassot in July 2012. 2 familes; 4 adults and 4 children under 5 and a baby. Despite the house only having 3 bedrooms, we had plenty of space and never felt cramped. The co
We stayed at Guillemassot in June of 2012 and were very impressed. My wife and I were very excited about visiting the SW of France and staying at Guillemassot exceeded our lofty expectations. The old… More
“A place to relax and unwind - perfect”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2012
I stayed at this property in June 2012 with both friends, fiancee and 1 year old daughter. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt relaxed, comfortable and happy - this is a real home… More
“A Warm corner of Heaven”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2012
What a wonderful two weeks we spent in this Gite,not only home from home but pure bliss.To be surounded by Grape vines varied wild life ( Hoopoes,Kestrels,Wild deer.) The owners Jan & Jim were wonderf… More