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.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
This is the perfect place to have a peaceful vacation or a romantic getaway. "The house offers the best sea view of the area" say local people.The house has an open floor plan, with windows on all sides for the view, and direct sunlight in the evenings to enjo …see more
Salt Herrings is a luxury conversion of an old Cooperage set in a spectacular waterfront location. This stunning and immaculate self catering property is an ideal holiday home for those who wish to spend time by the sea in a beautiful setting. This Fife cottage is perfe …see more
“the best holiday let I have stayed in, gorgeous!”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2013
I am really fussy so when we arrived at Salt Herring to a beautiful, warm, well furnished cottage we were really pleased. We arrived in the dark and with driving rain but the cottage was cosy and we … More
“Cosy, well equipped, modern house with stunning views”
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
On our arrival we found that the heating had been switched on, fresh flowers had been placed in vases and a box of shortbread and some sweets had been left for us. All small touches but it made us fee… More
“an excellent holiday cottage”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2012
Salt Herrings is a cosy 'home from home'. Extremely comfortable and well equipped. We enjoyed the plentiful supply of logs and the wonderful sea views. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Positio… More
Tiled entrance courtyard with mature plum and newly planted kumquat and lemon trees, in gravelled beds set with flowering shrubs and a cascading herb garden.Beautiful pool enclosure with shady gazebo and barbecue area for al-fresco poolside dining.Solid timber sun loung …see more
Villa was well equiped and perfect for a lovely stay, the hosts had thought of everything and even took us to the supermarket !
Not much was open in the village at this time, but was very serene and … More
“Amazing villa, beautiful pool, sandy beaches, and superb hosts.”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2013
This is a 5 star vacation rental. The place has been totally renovated just two years ago. Everything is brand new and super clean. The beds are so comfortable, with beautiful linens and nice blankets… More
“The best holiday ever”
Reviewed 21 May 2013
We stayed in Villa Azzura for 14 days and it was magnificent. The villa is very clean and well equiped and the beach is just a five minute walk from the vila. The owners are extremely nice and are alw… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The perfect Holiday home to rest and relax. The views from the windows are of rolling fields and Welsh hills. The log burner means homely warmth in the lounge whatever the season, and is a supplement to the oil fired central heating.Recently renovated property which i …see more
we stayed for 3 nights at Bevan house, we were met by Angela on arrival who showed us around the property & advised us how the appliances worked.
beautiful property which was very clean & tidy.2 doub… More
Thank you for your review, so pleased you enjoyed and you are welcome to come again any time you want.
Reviewed 19 Jul 2012
Lovely house in a delightful location. Much thought has gone into the house to make it user friendly for all generations, well equipped and very friendly owners. Located within 10 mins walk of a good … More
Thank you for your comments, we would love you to stay again sometime.
“Breathtaking views, peaceful and marvellously helpful hosts”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2011
We had a really nice time with our one year old son and 13 year old neice. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The location is really peaceful and the views from the house are fantastic. The f… More
Con's cottage boasts authentic flagstone floors throughout the living room, separate kitchen and bathroom which includes a power shower. There is a stove set in an open hearth in the spacious living/dining room. Both bedrooms have wooden floors,fine Egyptian cotton …see more
This lovely, thatched cottage is up in the hills and woods and very private. It is beautifully updated, comfortable, and has a lot of personal touches. We were welcomed with a bouquet of fresh flowe… More
“Lovely country cottage”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2016
My wife and I spent a week here in June. A lovely secluded cottage in middle of forest just 5 minutes from Killybegs. Comfortable interior and cozy bed. Kitchen a bit dark but otherwise great!… More
Netherway Farmhouse is a 17th century thatched cottage, one of 25 listed buildings in the conservation area of Okeford Fitzpaine, one of Dorset’s most attractive villages exhibiting rural charm and relaxed pace.
Newly refurbished, the cottage is full of character and …see more
Nearest beach 88 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential;
The Pinot Suite & the Chardonnay Suite at the rear of the Edwardian homestead are available and very private. Both suites have direct, private access to the car park; an ensuite; basic kitchen facilities (small microwave, fridge, jug, toaster); a television and access t …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Jenny Wren is a charming one bedroom traditional stone cottage. It is situated in a quiet lane leading to the church near the centre of Middleham, the childhood home of King Richard 111. The cottage is ideally placed for visiting the town's inns, restaurants and sh …see more
We have just had a brilliant time in a superb kitted out cottage with evreything you require and more really and we was made very welcome by the owners.The village itself 2 mins walk away was ideal an… More
“Excellent place to stay in fantastic location”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2013
This is an immaculate, clean, well presented cottage, has a cosy warm lounge with wood burning stove, a very well equipped kitchen diner and bathroom and double bedroom with lovely comfortable king si… More
“An Ideal and exceptionally well equipped place to stay”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2013
Immaculate, clean and, very well presented double bedroom cottage, complete with
fully fitted and equipped kitchen diner, bathroom and comfortable lounge. Situated in
a small village close to hist… More
A traditional Manx cottage of character, Rose Cottage is situated on a quiet road near the historic village of St Johns and only 3 miles away from the sandy beaches, shops and restaurants in the historic fishing port of Peel.The property has two bedrooms, (one double an …see more
My family have had two wonderful stays at Rose Cottage and would definitely stay there again. The cottage is really homely and inviting. Jane and Mike, the owners have gone to great lengths to make gu… More
Thank you for writing a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Rose Cottage and we hope to welcome you all again soon.
This well furnished home basks in its sunny position enjoying majestic lake views.This beautiful apartment has two master bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living room, allowing for accommodation of up to 6 people. Every master bedroom has one confortable double bed. There …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; No pets allowed;
If you are an admirer of the grapevine and enjoy nature, peace and quiet, relaxation, the arched, mildewed wine cellar, wine tasting, home-made dry-cured meat products, firing up the brick oven, horse riding... then you are in for a truly memorable vacation with us. We …see more
Bobtail Cottage is a newly renovated two bedroom converted stable which is a part of Church Farm Cottages in the seaside village of Winterton-on-Sea.The Cottage provides stylish holiday accommodation which enhances the natural beauty of the traditional Norfolk brick &am …see more
We stayed in Bobtail Cottage for one week. The cottage was very spacious, well equipped and was spotlessly clean. Would definitely recommend. We plan to return next year!… More
“Perfect relaxing break...”
Reviewed 2 May 2014
Lovely place to stay, great location, close to beach, shop & pub! Really clean accomodation, have stayed at other properties owned by the same person and all are fantastic. Have been really spoilt a… More
The Beach House is situated on one of the quietest areas of the beautiful white sandy beach, that stretches from one end of the island to the other. A nature lovers paradise where you can sit on the balcony with a glass of chilled wine and watch the dolphins play in the …see more
Built in 2005 to house the Craigmyle Cheese company, the Creamery is a gorgeous building backing on to woods near the peaceful village of Torphins. It is 30 minutes from Aberdeen and the stunning secluded North East coastline and borders the Cairngorms National Park wit …see more
'The hoot' lodge 29, is a spacious log cabin on the eastern banks of Loch Lomond. Well positioned in the Rowardennan estate, there are beautiful views from the lodge across Loch Lomond and of the surrounding mountains.The lodge has four bedrooms: master en su …see more
Great lodge, really well equipped. Plenty of room for 8 guests. Lovely location and views. We had a great holiday. Location is fairly remote with a 40 minute drive to the supermarket, however we would… More
NEW: Beautiful two-bedroom apartment, completely redecorated, with two large terraces and swimming pool. All popular UK TV Channels, 14-day Catch-Up TV, and high speed WiFi Internet. Located just 150 metres from the sea shore.
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Not suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Le Moulin de Mazieras has its own lake and stream and is surrounded by woodland so we are in the middle of nature which is perfect for the fauna and flora; we are in a noted area for a large range of orchid species as well as many other beautiful plants and the sound of …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
A newly refurbished two bedroomed ground floor apartment with private entrance, just around the corner from the beach and town with many restaurants and cafes, 2 minutes from the world famous De La Warr Pavilion and about 5 minutes walk from Bexhill railway station.Ou …see more
“Very nice property close to the sea and everything else !”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2014
Diane & Simon are the nicest people and own this very nice & unusual property in Bexhill.
We chose it for long weekend to Chill out, get some sea air and check out a few of the places and restaurants… More
Thank you very much for your great review, it was very nice to meet you both. I'm pleased you liked the bistro, its one of my favourite restaurants in bexhill. We hope to see you both again sometime.
Diane and Simon
“There is absolutely nothing more you could want for in this little gem of a cottage”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
This is probably the cleanest holiday place we have ever stayed in !!
Simon met us and showed us everything we needed to know and was so friendly and helpful and fell over himself backwoods to make … More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, and soooooo pleased you found Paddlers comfortable. Hope to see you again sometime.
“A perfect get away by the sea”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2012
Paddlers is a lovely apartment, very close to the beach, local shops and 5 minutes from the railway station. Diane and Simon make you very welcome. We highly recommend Paddlers and hope to visit aga… More
It would be great to have you visit Paddlers again and thank you for taking the time to write this review.
Diane & Simon
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Culross in Fife is a unique survival, a village( town) which time has passed by; the most complete example in Scotland todayof a Burgh of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Fabulous scenery is a draw to walkers or to those who prefer a gentle stroll. A friendly, …see more
An unexpected delight. Knowing nothing of Tanhouse or Culross we turned up and found that both exceeded our expectations. The flat is very well appointed, the hosts are excellent and Culross is a deli… More
Ski; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The perfect hideaway for two at any time of year!Well appointed 1 bedroom lodges, idyllically set in spacious natural woodland on the banks of the River Spean, 9 miles north of Fort William at Spean Bridge. Tastefully decorated, comfortably furnished and well equipped, …see more
Phil and ria were really helpful n do a fantastic job of keeping the logdes clean and tidy. Electricity was really cheap n u can look up the amount ur using as u go anyway. We paid only 11£ at the en… More
“Peace on Earth”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2012
The most peaceful place we have ever stayed, lodges were spotless and well maintained, the views were out of this world and the fishing wasn;t bad either.… More
Nearest beach 35 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
This cottage is set in a quiet rural location with easy access to many beautiful towns including Cognac, Pons, Saintes, Talmont etc. It is about 30 mins to the coastal resorts of St Georges de Didonne , Meschers and Royan. Take a day trip to the Isles de Re and Oleron a …see more
“A beautifully restored cottage in rural SW France”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2011
A very comfortable & well equipped cottage which is situated in a rural hamlet, 10 minutes drive from Pons in the Charente Maritime region. Ideally located to visit La Rochelle, Cognac & Saintes. Th… More
“Charming gite in peaceful surroundings with a fantastic pool”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
This is lovely gite which retains a rustic charm while having all the things you need to have a comfortable stay. The pool is excellent and you have the option of eating outside or in. We stayed for … More
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Tripadvisor 5 STAR Townend Holiday Cottage is a quaint oak beamed 18th Century cottage, previously part of the Chatsworth estate. Townend Cottage overlooks the peaceful,unspoilt Peak District village of Sheldon; an ideal location for a holiday, just 10 mins by car from …see more
Great little cottage, ideal for a quite weekend for two. Spotlessly clean and well presented. A friendly welcome from the owners. Well located for looking around this lovely area. Great local pub for … More
“Perfect place for a peaceful getaway”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2014
We had a lovely time at Townend Cottage and can't rate it highly enough - it was really well equipped, immaculately clean, comfortable and had a lovely feel. The welcome pack with local eggs was a lo… More
“Brilliant Cottage, wonderful village, great location. Delightful !!!!!”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2014
This is the most delightful holiday cottage I have ever stayed in, it is clean, cosy, picture perfect!! the location is fantastic, with a lovely quaint little pub in the village, which serves real ale… More
Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Stonefolds farm cottage is one of 3 high quality cottages we have on our farm. We also have a 3 bedroom cottage and a smaller 2 bedroom cottage.Please inquire for details.Furnished to a high standard, It has a double and a twin bedroom, bathroom with shower over the bat …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Perched on a rugged stone headland high above the sea, these sophisticated hideaways provide the perfect retreat for couples seeking intimate seclusion.Rising from the stone ruins of nineteenth century Blackhouses, these beautiful turf-roof cottages were designed by Awa …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Mizpah Ecolodge is an open plan 46m2 newly refurbished lodge with a fully equipped kitchen, shower room, and living accommodation. The lodge is fully furnished with a double bed, a sofa bed, dining table with 4 chairs and plenty of storage space. It can easily accommod …see more
We booked this as a halfway point to meet family and we were suitably impressed. The owners clearly have a passion for their eco credentials, yet offer practical amenities with a friendly, personal a… More
Thanks so much for spending the time to post a review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that the weather allowed you to BBQ in the sun. We will be looking forward to seeing you again over Xmas when you might be lucky to get views over snow covered fields? Kind regards Tim
“Only one night but felt so relaxed after staying here. A true breakaway !!y without kids in rural”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2015
Family commitments meant we could manage only the one night away but this Lodge offered us a real break. The lodge itself has been tastefully furnished and offers great space and fabulous views. The e… More
Many thanks for your review. If you don't have time to pack your bikes on your next stay, we have bikes for hire for £10 a day or £25 for the week. I hope you come again soon.
‘Residenz Zwieselstein’ is a beautiful, luxury complex of 12 apartments perfectly set up for a fabulous skiing or summer holiday in the Tyrol. Apartment 5 is situated on the ground floor. The Lounge is stylishly furnished with quality fittings; a black leather L-sha …see more
Returned once more to this apartment and it felt like coming home. Even though our week here was bitterly cold the apartment was always warm on our return from the slopes. Everything about the trip we… More
“Lovely family ski holiday”
Reviewed 8 Mar 2012
Am writing this at the end of our wonderful weeks holiday here. The drive from innsbruck airport was simple and apartment is perfectly placed to access either obergurgl or solden ski resorts.
Delightfully situated in mature sheltered garden with views to Loch Harport and the Cuillin Mountains, Glendale Cottage is a bright, spacious and well appointed bungalow and the perfect base for exploring the wonders of the magical island of Skye. The Cottage is located …see more
The cottage is really well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The property on arrival was really clean and bed linen / towels immaculate. A very high standard. We were a party of 2 adul… More
Perfect retreat for peace & tranquility tucked away in the glorious Kythera countryside.... with easy access to the market town of Potamos with its excellent shops with traditional products, restaurants and cafes. The country house is located at the edge of the pict …see more