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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.
“A perfect holiday!” Spent a wonderful six weeks in June/July at 10 Tory and it really was a perfect holiday - the accommodation is just as good as the other reviewers have described, the town as beautiful and the weather, of course, was amazing - six
a very convenient, well-equiped, little appartment in a lovely little town. The foot path to go up the appartement is a bit steep but the view from the row is worth the effort. Bradford is ideally loc… More
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
A really lovely property, nice and modern, looked newly renovated. Lots of room for two adults plus a one year old, easily room for travel cot in the bedroom. Easy access to bath via the train.… More
“Beautiful cottage with great view in a pittoresque setting”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
We stayed for two weeks at 10 Tory so we had enough time to see and do things, for example:
Visit Bath by train (you could also go by bike and cycle along the Kenneth & Avon Canal)
Stonehenge & Aveb… More
“Lovely comfortable cottage!” This cottage is in a wonderful location right in the middle of a very nice village with lots of little shops to explore and some nice walking from the door. Forge View is comfortable and clean and has every amenity you co
“Excellent cottage in a good location - very welcoming”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2012
There is no Wi fi available but there is in the pub a few doors away. The parking could be an issue as people park on the double yellow lines in front of the property. Other than these two things the … More
In the south east of The Netherlands, 20 km north of Venlo and 30 km south of Nijmegen and 4 km from the border with Germany, one finds this unique romantic cottage. Not more than 70 minutes away from major cities like Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and Antwerp. Once a chickenho …see more
Holly cottage is a beautiful stone building, it has been lovingly decorated in keeping the character with all its history, first starting out as stables for the public house next door, (now residential)The old charm is captured with its stone walls and cosy feel.Well e …see more
“Excellent apartment in central location.” Generally well equipped and spacious apartment in busy central location. The owner is easily contacted by email or phone and is responsive. Parking is generally difficult in BoA, but we found that the longer
My wife and I stayed in this apartment for a three night break whilst visiting relatives who live in the area. Our first impression was not a positive one as there was scaffolding up on an adjacent pr… More
Many thanks for your thorough feedback. I'm sorry that the area looked a little unsightly, sadly Bradford-on-Avon was hit by the floods. As for the photos, the professional photographer came today as we were a little delayed due to the unusual weather this season, I am glad that Downtown exceeded your expectations!
Alice and Pete.
“Beautiful, convenient gem of a place to stay”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2014
I stayed here in December and fell in love with the town, the surrounding area and this wonderful flat. It is newly decorated and very clean, with great views. The flat is warm and comfortable and has… More
“Idyllically situated little flat in a gorgeous town”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2014
This flat was a great place to stay - extremely central to all the little shops, restaurants and cafes in B-o-A. It has been stylishly and lovingly done up, and the views from the flat are beautiful. … More
“Fantastic apartment - light, airy and spotlessly clean.” I stayed at Seascape in July 2014 with my husband and aged parents. We had a great welcome from Tim and found the apartment very well appointed, clean and airy. It had everything you might nee
The property is very clean, practical and In an excellent location.
However the road in front gets very crowded at the weekend as cars park everywhere.
Also the property has only one bathroom and no… More
“Superb location, great hosts, real attention to detail and wonderful arrival package” This was almost certainly the best holiday rental we have had in NI in the last 10 years, and we have been frequent visitors. From the arrival package that contained
“Stunning house with gorgeous views 5 star” We had 1 week in june in the house and wish it were more. The house is well equipped (very well) and was spotless when we arrived. The scenery is stunning, and the house is well placed centrally on skye.
“Fantastic” Rented tumbles lodge as a surprise holiday for my husbands 60th birthday party with our 3 children and partners and 6 grandchildren. It was perfect especially the pool which was very popular with the children. The house was very spacious wi
13 family members for a 50th birthday celebration 4 families age ranges 20mths to 54yrs perfect house to be all together but big enough for everybody to have their own space if needed. Huge warm pool … More
“Great weekend !!”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Loved our stay here really nice,very spacious house in quiet area but close to beaches. Pool great and everything you need in the kitchen.… More
Reviewed 14 Nov 2016
We came here to celebrate our retirement with our three sons and their families - 12 of us! We had great time in Tumbles Lodge. The house is perfect in layout and the pool area allows you to watch the… More
“Hideaway in the moor” Excellent, secluded little cottage. The perfect location to get away from your everyday hassle. Its quite, situated in a wonderful landscape and you can walk into the moor directly from your doorstep. The cottage is perfectly equ
Could not fault this cosy cottage. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful location and central access to the moors. Once we got our bearings we visited lots of places that were more or less on the door… More
“Fantastic cottage! Everything you need and great location.”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
I booked this cottage for a surprise long weekend away for my husbands birthday. We had a great time and didn't want to leave! We were welcomed by a lovely hot burning fire and the cottage spotlessly … More
“Don't hesitate, book it!”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
A superb destination for a quiet break or holiday, your hosts are very welcoming and will help in any way they can. The accommodation is superbly equipped ,and beautifully set out, as others have said… More
“lovely” Was a very nice cosy little cottage.
However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past.
She didn't bark for long. as we stopped them..
So if you have a dog th
“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
“Excellent house in a stunning part of Scotland” We visited over the New Year week as part of a group consisting of 3 couples and 7 kids. The house exceeded expectations. Lots of space, very well equipped, beautiful art on pretty much every wall, ve
The photos don't do the house justice, it's truly lovely and the position is stunning. If you can find another view like that I want to know where it is. Watching Gannets, from the lovely bay window … More
“Top Notch Malverns Retreat” Have to highly recommend this apartment which is located in a quiet, tranquil setting and is high quality. Modern, clean, comfortable and well kitted out, this is a perfect retreat from which to explore this beautiful area.
Beautiful relaxing apartment close to wonderful walks with all you need for the weekend catered for. Owners welcome superb, cosy and comfy.… More
“Immaculate, modern apartment”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2014
Amazing apartment, very comfortable with views to die for. My daughter was playing Cricket at The Downs Prep School only 8mins drive away, so was perfect for us. We tried one of the short walks in th… More
“Modern, well equipped, comfy apartment.”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2013
Simply an excellent place to stay. Convenient for walking the hills, for touring a beautiful part of the UK and lovely when returning, to have a warm, well equipped, apartment in which to relax.… More
“Puffin Hollow provides the perfect environment for a relaxing break.” Puffin Hollow is a quaint cottage, cleverly and tastefully modernised with real thoughtfulness. The decor reflects the location - lovely coastal walks and living right on the harbo
We had a three night stay at Puffin Hollow and found it to be very comfortable. Great location down at the harbour, so perfect for walks along the lovely Fife Coastal Path (assuming you get better we… More
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. So glad you found the location perfect for the coastal path! Just a pity you didn't get the best of East Neck weather. Maybe next time. ..... Thanks Liz
Reviewed 1 Oct 2016
Beautiful, well appointed accommodation in a wonderful location. Perfect for walking and chilling out. Most comfortable bed ever. I'll be back… More
We are so glad you found Puffin Hollow the perfect chill out place and that you appreciated the quality of the bed. Hope to see you and Molly soon!
“Good value for money but pity about the view”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
This ground floor flat is clean, comfortable and in a great location for anyone wanting to explore the area, or even play golf at St Andrews, one reason why we chose it. The other was to take the boat… More
Marguerite, thank you for your lengthy detailed summary of The wonderful Pittenweem and Puffin Hollow. I am so pleased that overall you found Puffin provided you with an excellent, clean and comfortable base. The little barbecue picture was taking in Pittenweem at west Braes. This is a 5 minute walk on the coastal path from the front door. Pittenweem is a working harbour and you can still watch the fishing vessels at work coming home from sea with there catch. Fresh seafood is available in abundance from the stall in the summer months. Strange this is the first time in over 70 odd guests that have commented about the view from the property. I will however make this more clearer. Thank you for reviewing.
“Relaxing break” Spacious clean cottage in perfect location , 3 mins to pub , 5 mins leisurely stroll to unspoilt dog friendly beach.
Cottage has all you would need , master bedroom is huge with a really comfortable bed.
Had a truly magnificent stay in the lovely winterton-on-sea. Superb location right next door to the village pub serving excellent food and beer. The cottage had everything you could possibly need. Les… More
“A wonderfully relaxing weekend”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
What an idyllic location. A short walk to the dunes & shoreline. Beautiful beaches. The cottage was a great choice for our girlie weekend - tastefully decorated throughout. I can imagine it being ver… More
“Very comfortable and spacious cottage in great location.”
Reviewed 24 May 2014
With 3 friends I stayed at the cottage for a walking weekend . The cottage was very comfortably furnished with plenty of space to relax and spread ourselves out. Having 3 loos and 2 bathrooms was very… More
“Thoroughly enjoyable stay!” We had a lovely time at One Button Hideaway.
The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed.
It was a great base for exploring Yorkshire.
The local pub, which served good food, was just a 5 minute walk away.
Really enjoyed our weekend away at the One Button Hideaway. Cottage was cosy, clean and very peaceful! Located in a nice little village. Great base to explore North Yorkshire from. We hope to revisit … More
Reviewed 5 Apr 2015
Excellent would recommend and hope to go back lots to do and look and nice garden just to sit and relax… More
Reviewed 1 Apr 2015
The space inside is great.very modern yet cosy and homely at the same time.private little patio area. Pub in walking distance, serves lovely food.will definitely be back.… More
“Perfect accomodation and space” Spacious, comfortable and well finished. Full to the brim with facilities and just an excellent space to be in. The field/garden/lawn is a perfect space to play games (what we did), relax or just look at. Beds were comf
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, a decent kitchen
We have just left The Acorns and have already booked our next visit! The cottage is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need during your visit. It is warm and cosy, home-like but w… More
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We visited The Acorns in June 2012. Weather wasn't great, but the same couldn't be said for the accommodation and the Hosts.When we arrived we automatically felt relaxed and started to unwind. We all … More
“A brilliant stay”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2016
Amazing and relaxing place to stay. Great welcome and accommodating owners throughout stay. Very child friendly. Cottage very clean and comfortable, suited our needs exactly. Wonderful views. Lots of… More
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed.
The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already
Marvellous vievs, superb localization in the countryside neighbourhood . Villa equipped comfortably. We enyoyed pool arranged in very interesting way - the surface of the pool's water seems to merge … More
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
This villa is hard to fault, from the stunning views to full facilities and fabulous pool. The hardest decision to make was which sun terrace to sit on to enjoy the view. Our teenagers appreciated the… More
Rowdale cottages comprise of three adjacent cottages in the converted traditional stone farm buildings. the cottages sleep up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms; there are also 5 bathrooms for convenience too. These spacious cottage can seat 12 guests for dining together and …see more
YellotailStay - Stanwell Tops is set in a small acreage of stunning rolling lawns with a sandstone surrounded dam and encompassed by bush. We are 30 metres from the hang gliding and paragliding haven and stunning views of Bald Hill, Stanwell Park.
The Top Room is a mote …see more
“Perfectly formed!” Everything you could want to make your stay comfortable. Good location within easy reach of great walks and places to visit. Local pubs and amenities. Supermarket 2 mins on foot. Quiet. Owners very friendly and amenable.
Brilliant modern little cottage! Made very welcome upon arrival and departure. Lovely place with plenty of things to do.… More
“Charming cottage in Menai Bridge”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2016
Cleverly modified barn conversion. Welsh stone exterior with modern fixtures and fittings. Excellent base for exploring the beautiful island of Anglesey. Everything you need in this cottage, including… More
Reviewed 18 Sep 2016
The converted coach house is delightful, and Mair and Michael are the perfect hosts.
Conveniently located at the entry to Anglesey, the cottage provides an excellent location to explore the island … More
“Perfect location with great view of the Wallace Monument” Being located on a quiet road, only mnutes from a main traffic circle, gave us quick, easy and unparalleled access to all the site seeing we planned during our stay. The cottage was bright and
“The best holiday rental property we have ever stayed in!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2014
We were delighted with this beautiful cottage let. set in beautiful surroundings close to the family farm. Wendy had thought of everything. We were welcomed with a lovely welcome pack, including an … More
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
mallard cottage is outstanding, everything is new and modern, such a homely place to stay, the scenery is fantastic, really lovely place to stay, relaxing. would stay there again without a doubt, the … More
“Spectacular!!! A paradise in the country!”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2013
Wendy and Ian were the perfect hosts. The baked scones shortly after our arrival were so yummy. This cottage was refurbished with love and care. Everything a traveler would want in a home away from… More
Cariad Cottage is an attractive cottage set in surrounding farmland with amazing sea views. Just yards from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path above Caerbwdy and Caerfai Bays, it offers breathtaking views across the bay to Skomer and Skokholm. Visit Wales 4 star gradingWalk …see more
“Perfect Getaway” Fantastic apartment, everything you could possibly need and some. What a place to come back to after a day's walking, and having the opportunity to sit out on the balcony with a glass of wine watching the sunset. Doesn't get much bett
“An absolute dream” I can only say positive things about our stay. Tracey has obviously worked hard to make the cottage as welcoming as she can. Roses, muffins, a local paper, milk in the fridge and a welcoming card are a lovely touch. The cottage itse
“Lovely comfortable cottage on the doorstep of the New Forest”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
Lovely cottage, comfortable and well equipped. We soon got used to the bedrooms being on the ground floor and enjoyed the view of the quayside from the upstairs lounge. Very nicely presented with home… More
“Luxurious cottage in the midst of the lovely town of Lymington close to the New Forest.”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2012
We stayed in this cottage for just one week. Given the perfect location just outside the New Forest and on the coast line just opposite Isle of Wight, we could easily have spend two weeks here.
“Cosy cottage on Quay side”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2012
This cottage is very cosy & is of a very high standard. It is in a great location for exploring the surrounding area aswell as sitting watching the boats & goings on on the quay side.… More
“Stunning views from a stunning house” We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the sofa in the mas
“Stunning place and fantastic house for 50th birthday party”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
Large family weekend away celebrating a birthday..kids loved the garden and amenities..so did the adults!! Great access to a beach and lovely views
Plenty of space to spread round the house...but gre… More
“Fantastic Apartment Rental on St. Wolfgang” This duplex apartment on St. Wolfgang is simply fantastic. Three bedrooms on the lower floor and the kitchen and living room on the upper floor. It is completely renovated, charmingly decorated, and has a
The Tubbys' apartment in St Wolfgang is gorgeous, spacious, airy, beautifully lighted during the day and night and has all the luxuries you could possibly think of. The view is amazing. Angela Tubby h… More
Reviewed 8 Sep 2011
It doesn't get better than Mark and Angela's apartment in St Wolfgang. It is spacious, clean, fitted with every applicance needed, beautiful views and the most convenient location in the middle of the… More
“well equipped” had a lovely short stay, thank you.
the lodge is extremely well equipped, very clean and comfortable.
the owners clearly have a good eye for detail and all the little extras that are provided make it feel like you've rented the lodg
Great lodge, everything we needed for the wkend and plenty of room for our large family. Certainly would book again for our visit to the lakes. Good communication too.… More
“Great place to stay.”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
I stayed here with my Mother and two Grand children for a couple of nights in July. Really great lodge, very clean and very well equipped. We had a lovely stay and would defiantly recommend it to frie… More
Reviewed 18 Jul 2016
Had a really great stay at this property. It has everything we needed and more. Surroundings are beautiful. I would highly recommend. The only negative for us is that there was no lake view as the bu… More
Thanks Julie. I do keep asking the Leisure Village management to cut them down a bit!
Style, luxury and convenience in a beautiful location what more can be said about this apartment and its situation to Northern Ireland's world renowned North Antrim Coast. Activities abound, golfing, fishing, motorcycling, cycling, walking, swimming, canoeing, etc. …see more
“Total relaxation” We stayed in this really luxurious housd near Zygi .( it is actually a lot closer to Zygi than it is to Kalavasos) It was just perfect ! Every amenity was provided and even though it was in January we were still able to lie on the fa
Great villa close to the airport and the little coastal village of Zygi which has a few restaurants. The house was immaculate throughout and pool was of a good size. It was also very quiet in a smal… More
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that the villa was clean and comfortable for you! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We hope to welcome you back again in the future!
“Wish we could have stayed longer” This was an amazing retreat for our family of 5. The owners was incredibly nice and helpful before and during our stay. Our three young children had a wonderful time on the grounds and thoroughly enjoyed the basketbal
“Great house, lovely host, great setting, perfect!”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2015
We were a group of 6 old friends looking for a house for us to have a long overdue get together for the weekend. The Barn was perfect, with a large space downstairs to relax and spend time together an… More
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I'm so delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at The Barn. I'd love to welcome you back anytime.
“Beautiful cottage in an excellent location”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2014
The Barn was spotlessly clean, well laid out and kitted out with everything you could possibly need. The welcome we had was amazing (from Deborah and her dogs) with croissants and pastries as a lovely… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed staying at The Barn it was a pleasure to have you. We'd love to see you again sometime.
“Amazing escape from the city”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
5 friends and I stayed in the barn last weekend, it was amazing, Deborah made the whole booking process really simple and the barn is like a 5* hotel with the added bonus of a lounge , kitchen ( which… More
Thank you so much for your kind comments. I do hope you come back again with the girls. I am now able to offer beauty treatments in The Barn so if you're wanting a bit of pampering let me know!
“Perfect holiday home, everything you could possibly need” Beautiful, spacious holiday home in an idyllic location.
We spent 4 nights there over the the May school break with extended family and it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy all Anglesey
Welcome to our fabulous 4 double/twin bedroom home in the heart of St Andrews, the Home of Golf. Situated on a cobbled lane, this comfortable town house is on one of St Andrews main streets, South Street, making it very close to everything this unique town has to offer. …see more
“Quality accommodation with high specification fitments” Only a mile or so from Junction 7 of the M4, this cottage has a rural feel tucked away with a small number of other properties. The accommodation has been delightfully decorated throughout with
Evergreen Cottage is a natural stone building completed in early 2013 and adjoins the owners main property. The cottage offers high quality fixtures and fittings throughout which gives it a real 'home from home' feeling. The cottage benefits from underfloor he …see more
“Lovely little apartment - very friendly welcome” A group of 4 of us stayed here for our annual ski long weekend away. The welcome we received from the owners was fantastic with a few fresh bits and bobs (and a iced brioche that could clog arteries at
“"Alp-Heaven!"” Alphaven is that rare find that will leave you wondering why you would want to go anywhere else for vacation....It was as if we were living in a picture postcard, while having our coffee on the balcony, the valley far below, parasailors