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.
“Perfect Peaslands” The house has been extended and with the open-plan groundfloor gives excellent accommodation leading to a small outside area for dining and relaxing. All equipment and facilities provided,along with cookbooks. The house is in a grea
Very nice house with everything we could need provided. Everything very clean and tidy. All furnishings and beds comfortable. Ideal location for walking to town or the front and lovely walks along riv… More
Good to hear that the house suited you so well. Thank you. We like the walk by the river too - lovely in both directions!
“Comfortable home, Lovely Views, Beautiful Area” I had a beautiful stay with my girlfriend, the local beach, restaurants and villages were exactly what we wanted for our romantic weekend getaway. I would definitely go back and I would definitely stay i
Recently refurbished, this house was in good condition with nearly everything a small family could need. Less than 10 minutes walk from Porthtowan beach (down a steep path - which is quite rough in pl… More
“Wow what a view!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
This house has the best view looking out over the Porthtowan beach. The house is fully equiped and is just like home from home. The kitchen has everything you need and the beds are super comfy! A t… More
“Lovely spacious, clean cottage in excellent location with helpful owner” The cottage was clean and had every thing a family on holiday could need. The pub next door does not adjoin and was no issue. We had two weeks of good weather and had fun explori
“Fantastic!” We was here Monday-Friday celebrating our first wedding anniversary. We had an amazing time the lodge had everything you needed. It was close to resturants which was good as we dont drive. We walked to Leeds Castle which took around an hou
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a weekend away and it was perfect! The location was great, it was peaceful and perfectly situated so that we felt as though we were totally on our own and due to the… More
“Perfect couples hideaway”
Reviewed 27 Mar 2017
The setting was amazing, very welcoming all the facilities you need for quiet romantic break. Hot tub included. Definitely book again ❤… More
“Enchanted country lodge”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2014
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 … More
“Brilliant holiday.” Had a fantastic time with family aged from one to sixty eight. Pool, tennis courts, football pitch, bikes all used. Well equipped even supplied us with food bags, foil, coffee, tea, spices etc. Could not fault it, just be aware tha
I took my extended family to Vicarage House in April 2013. It is a great place for a group of people, and brilliantly well stocked with games, dvds, outdoor equipment, wii/xbox, bikes - you name it. E… More
Reviewed 13 May 2013
Me and my siblings and their offspring rented this property to celebrate my Mum's 70th birthday, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves The house is stunning, the surrounding area is beautiful and th… More
“Absolutely fantastic” Well,what can I say. Travelled to Valley View with my wife and daughter. An absolutely stunning location with a log cabin to match.
Everything you could want is supplied in the lodge from utensils,right through to bedding and to
“A fantastic holiday.” Abbey End is amazing. We had a party of 8 people stay for a week at the end of October. The cottage itself was massive, clean and well kept. With a big TV for nights in and a big kitchen for cooking.
We had no problems at al
What a wonderful weekend and lovely cottage. We celebrated a couple of birthdays and an anniversary I'm style. Everything was spotlessly clean and everything was to a high standard.Garden lovely and l… More
Another fantastic review !
What a really nice group you where ,
Was a pleasure to meet you all so glad you had a great time here
A big thank you for taking a few moments to review us
Do hope to see you all back here again sometime as we have so many regulars now reviews like this keeps us very busy here I'm sure
regards to all ,
Rob and bri
“A First Class Home from Home!”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2016
Stayed here with my wife and 2 children. It exceed our expectations in every way. The house and garden were much bigger than the pictures illustrate. We really were shocked. The lounge is utterly l… More
Thank you so much for your fantastic review on abbey end
Keeps us positive with running the cottage as a holiday let,
Was a pleasure meeting such a nice family ,
With our improvement plan about to start soon abbey end will be an even more cosy place to stay ,
Take care .
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran
Although the property was bigger than we needed for just the 2 of us, it was very appealing and so we arranged to stay for 7 nights.
Booking was quick and easy and we were provided with comprehensive… More
“beautiful lodge in ideal setting” very comfortable and spacious.great living area plenty of room so not on top of each other.well equipped kitchen.lovely touch with fresh flowers and cava much appreciated.owner called to see if everything was ok and o
“spotlessly clean, great location, very accessible to londan and brighton” We travelled from the south of ireland to the uk in august and had a wonderful holiday from our base at apt. 11 shoreham by sea, waters edge. We had our own parking space. Al
I have been very impressed with the property and all the equipment available for family holiday. From the moment we walked in we felt welcome as if we simply walked from home to another home of ours b… More
“Staying in, the new going out!”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2011
I have stayed at water's Edge 4 or 5 times over the past year, while studying for my air transport pilots licence. You just cant beat the place!
When you arrive, the reserved parking space is right … More
“Great location for exploring Mayo, whether beaches, walking, cycling or driving” We are a family of 5 with dog. There are many places to visit which appeal to all the family and sites to see regardless of weather. Wet suits a plus for visits to the be
“Derryreel cottage” Stayed for 3 days. It was a lovely spacious comfortable house to rent out. Anita the owner was lovely to deal with & had left extra little touches to make our stay more enjoyable. We had 2 small children & the house was perfect. Enj
We had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful holiday home at the end of July for a week and we loved it so much we hope to return there again at some stage. It was everything you could wish for an… More
Thank you so much we do appreciate your review, we want every guest to feel comfortable and perhaps return..
We just spent a week in Derryreel Cottage with our 2 kids and our friends and their baby.
It's been such a great stay, I don't even know where to start.
Anita and John, the owners were very helpful… More
“Peaceful, calm, relaxed retreat.”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2015
Beautiful house and location. All you could want if you seek a stress free retreat. House is surprisingly spacious.… More
“Perfect” Really enjoyed our stay, everything was perfect. The property was very clean, homely, well equipped and the bed was very comfortable too. It was everything we needed for our weeks stay in Lowestoft babysitting our Grandchildren and an added b
We spent a very enjoyable week staying at Waterside Park, Corton. The bungalow was spotless, beautifully furnished, comfortable beds and the most well-appointed self catering accommodation we have ev… More
Thankyou Diane for your kind comments. It was lovely to meet you all and glad you had a lovely week away. Kind regards Jo and John
“Great villa, great vacation” Villa Failte is an ideal family setting. We could not fault the facilities. The layout of the villa is ideal for two or more couples or families sharing. The downstair's master bedroom has it's own bathroom whilst the ups
We had a short break at Villa Failte and wish it had been longer! We have had several villa holidays over the years and this accommodation is the best we have been to. Excellent facilities, lovely poo… More
“Hard to Beat”
Reviewed 31 May 2015
Considering the price, this must be one of the best self-catering Villas we have holidayed in over the last 40 years or so. We are very experienced travellers
The quality is very, very good and abs… More
“Fabulous villa for family groups- well equipped & well located”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2015
Everything that you could need was provided. The kitchen had a range of pots ,pans and cooking utensils. Crockery , cutlery and glasses were good quality and plentiful. There was a huge number of DVD… More
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t
We stayed at Bushcombe House Farm for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. We were over from Perth Australia and met up with our three grown up children and extended family at the house. … More
We are delighted you had a good holiday , we hope to see you again
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2014
We had a cousins get together at this property and we loved it. Lots of space, very clean and the most amazing views. We were lucky enough to be there while the Cheltenham racecourse was having its fi… More
Thank you for the kind feedback
We hope to see you again
“Stunning views, immaculate house - highly recommend”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2014
The house is situated on a hill so the views are stunning. When we arrived there were flowers on the kitchen table and milk, wine and juice in the fridge - a welcome we weren't anticipating but very m… More
“Mrs” Just returned from a lovely stay at blue tit lodge at Tattershall lakes. The lodge was lovely, great hot tub overlooking the jet ski lake with great views of Tattershall castle . The lodge had everything you needed for a great relaxing stay.
Second time we have been to Bluetit, it has everything you need for an excellent break - from relaxing in the spa to the more energetic trampoline and WII. It makes a fab place for myself and 7 lady f… More
Really glad you enjoyed your return visit to Bluetit Lodge.
Thank you very much for leaving the lodge in a great state. Its guests like you that makes it worth while renting the lodge out. Hope to see you again
“Fantastic lodge in a great location with everything you need”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2013
Debbie and Dean were very helpful and informative throughout the whole booking process.
On arrival, the lodge was immaculate and we were over the moon with the location and facilit… More
Thank you very much for your great review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to maybe seeing you again.
“fantastic break - clean,tidy,relaxed, everything you could wish for!!”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2013
I booked Bluetit lodge for my friends 30th birthday and there were 10 of us in total. I was worried at first we might get bored and be struggling for things to do - how wrong I was!! We didn't have en… More
Thank you very much for your very positive review. Also thank you for taking care of the lodge as if it was your own, we really appreciate it.
We look forward to seeing you again.
“Absolutely lovely” Stayed here with a group of friends recently for a winter warmer. What a lovely cosy friendly place to stay. Fantastic spacious apartment which was lovely and clean. Located close to a pub with great food and not to far from all the