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.
The most recent barn conversion at "CORNISH BARN HOLIDAYS"
A two storey barn conversion that we have converted from the original cow shed and hay loft beside the main farm house.
Totally private and quiet, there are only the two of us living in the main far …see more
In KeswickBoasts views of the Lakeland HillsSpacious 3 Bed Sleeps 632inch Led TV Freesat HD DVDPlayroom with TV DVD great for the childrenGenerous garden & ample patioPlenty of parking with private driveway and garageWIFI<br />Family Run, spacious 3 bed home …see more
“excellent property” The cottage was warm and well stocked. Our family of 6 stayed for Christmas 2016 and had a wonderful holiday. The cottage was very cosy and homely and the kitchen had everything needed to prepare our Christmas lunch. The location t
I stayed here with my son and partner for 5 nights from 16th June and this is a lovely cottage with plenty of room, a homely feel and in a nice quiet location. Everything you could need is there, it i… More
Many thanks for the lovely review. We're sorry it was too hot for the fire!!!!
This apartment was perfect for our needs. Lovely to find two singles rather than the usual twin - son/daughter understandably reluctant to share now they are older. Apartment was beautifully clean a… More
“great stay at viewpoint”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
had 2 weeks stay at viewpoint ray was on hand to help out from when i booked early last year,much better than the hotel the year before, able to make food at view point 3 bedrooms and living room.Lots… More
“Great Location and Host”
Reviewed 10 May 2012
excellent communication, very friendly, very nice location and views, easy to find, newly furnished and decorated, to great standard the only thing was the skylight didnt have a blind on but was nice … More
“Peaceful, relaxing, perfect holiday villa and location.” When we fist pulled up at the Villa we were so delighted it was everything we had hoped for and more from the moment we stepped out of the car we wished we had of booked for longer! The villa is
Villa Marina is a lovely property, very private with great outdoor eating and a very good size pool. Cailhavel is very small with few facilities but the villa is close to many lovely towns, 20 minutes… More
“Absolutely Lovely - Wish we could stay forever”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2013
We were looking so forward to this holiday as the pictures were amazing - and when we arrived our expectations were surpassed. This is a truly wonderful property - the villa is beautiful and the furni… More
“Tranquil setting, yet close to local services”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2013
The house was just as described, and everything was good. We were especially grateful for things like pool towels and bin bags! Trivial I know, but it’s so annoying to arrive on Saturday evening wit… More
“Great house for golfers!” We rented three houses on an extended golf trip around Ireland. Alex's house was the best one by far. It is very new and has plenty of room. Each person had their own bedroom and bath. Kitchen has everything we needed. W
I stayed in Mourne House with 5 friends last weekend and we all fell in love with the house. It is extremely well appointed and has everything in it that we needed for a self catering break. The view … More
It was good the girls had a great weekend and enjoyed the break - many thanks. Alex & co
“Beautiful house with amazing views”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2015
The owner Alex couldn't have done more to help before we arrived. Myself and 5 others stayed here for a weekend and it was brilliant, with plenty of room for us all. The house is fantastic with everyt… More
Hi. Cheers for the great review and you are welcome back anytime. Glad you enjoyed thr house and views. Alex & co
“perfect house, perfect location and wonderful host”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2015
We had a last moment booking with Alex at Mourne House as we decided to extend our holiday in Co. Down. This house is breathtaking - the location views are amazing! Plenty of room for us as we were 2 … More
Many thanks for your kind comments. We are glad you and the family enjoyed the holiday at Mourne House and welcome you back anytime.
Alex & co
“Excellent!! Would highly recommend!!” We just spent 5 days and absolutely loved it. The house was spotless and very clean. Our 4 young children loved every minute of it and would come back and stay here again without hesitation.
The card and bottl
we booked this accomodation online in australia. It was every bit as good as the pictures looked. every thing was provided and more.we would not hesitate to recomend this cottage to anyone.just rememb… More
Thank you for your wonderful review of Ash Gill Cottage.
We are glad that the photos show an accurate representation of the house and it's facilities, which is always great for any future guests wishing to book also.
We hope you enjoyed your trip and glad that you found everything you needed, and yes we agree, a torch is a 'must-have' as it does get incredibly dark up in Torver - great for stargazing and meteor showers in clear dark skies.
We hope you had a great journey back to Australia and if you're ever back in the UK, I hope we can welcome you back once again.
Bev and Pete
“Great trip to a fantastic cottage”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2014
A party of 6 of us stayed for 3 weeks as part of a university geology project working and walking in the local Coniston fells. The cottage itself is well situated as a base for walking into the fells … More
Thank you for taking time out to write a wonderful review of your longer than usual stay with us.
It is fantastic to learn that the house can deliver a comfortable, normal day to day living experience by 6 adults staying longer than the usual weekend or week long visit, and serves as an ideal base for those who wish to explore the delights that Lakeland and the local area has to offer.
We are glad that you would recommend us, it was indeed a pleasure to welcome you to the local community for your time with us (our local quizmaster for the Sunday night quiz enjoyed your regular attendance). We hope that you completed your projects in good time and wish you much success with them and your future studies.
We also hope to welcome you back to Torver and Ash Gill Cottage at some point in the future.
Kindest regards to you all.
Bev and Pete
“Very spacious, good quality accommodation in Torver”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2014
This was our 17th stay at Ash Gill cottage, which says it all really! Super location with the Wilson Arms pub for food & refreshment nearby and lots of lovely walks from the house, including the Old M… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed your recent visit, your 17th year at Ash Gill, you're all practically locals!!
With larger parties it is important to us to ensure that all guests are accommodated comfortably and are pleased you find Ash Gill to fit the bill.
We have already booked out your favourite week for next year and look forward to welcoming you back once again.
Bev and Pete, Stuart and Dorothy
“GREAT TIMES” The villa is located in a fantastic location with stunning views across the mountains and onto
the coast line , you can just sit back and relax looking at the surroundings . The villa itself is very well equipped , clean and comfortable
Had a wonderful time at Casa Vista Del Mar from 23/03 - 05/04 2014.
Everything about the villa is first class.
Views are superb and the villa is well equipped and comfortable.
Bedrooms are spacious… More
Dear Jim and Grace, thank you for leaving such a fantastic review of Casa Vista del Mar and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I hope to welcome you again in the future. With best regards. Jacqueline
Reviewed 21 Dec 2013
Just got back from a fantastic week here, I cannot fault this villa at all, very comfortable, plenty of space and amazing views over looking Nazaret. I travelled with two young children and had no wor… More
Fantastic villa in the village of Exogonia, private pool, sun terraces, sunrise views to the beach resort of Kamari and the island of Anafi, 2 double bedrooms both en suite, sleeps 6 (sofa bed in lounge), all new furniture and features. …see more
“Cozy spot in Azeitão” Great place, very cozy and confortable. Details to make you feel at home. Highly recommended for a city break, being very close to Lisbon still alows the feeling of escaping to the countryside. Hosts very helpful. To return!
“Fantastic, homey, well equipped and spotless - loved it !”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2013
The cottage is beautiful - we felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. The views of Porthminster beach are impressive.
My 18month old granddaughter also felt right at home.
Have booked ag… More
“Fabulous break in beautiful unique Cornish Cottage”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2012
I have just enjoyed a fabulous break at Primrose Cottage with my husband for our sons 2nd birthday. The cottage was perfect. A lot of thought has clearly gone into providing everything needed for fa… More
Our group of 9 stayed here for my Girlfriends 30th Birthday weekend. The House is lovely, spacious and clean. The Kitchen was a perfect size for our group drinks and breakfast. The games room has a Ta… More
“Lovely large house with every "home comfort" and beautiful views.”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2015
We had a great holiday here - the house was very clean and obviously cared for. The kitchen adn utility room provided for every need - massive oven, dishwasher, washing machines and tumble drier. Th… More
“Nice and spacious for two families”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2015
Had a great stay at Easter, Shame about the weather though ! Clean and spacious house. Ideal for two families of 4 with teenagers. Cooking facilities are fine with plenty of saucepans and tins etc lik… More
“perfect christmas get-away” husband and I stayed over Christmas and enjoyed all the apartment had to offer. everything was as described. we especially liked the apartment's location, close to supermarket/restaurants, yet away from the touristy side o
This is by far the best apartment we've stayed in, in El Cotillo, Fuerteventura. Spotlessly clean, fresh with quality furniture and a bed you didn't want to get out of. It has everything you need to m… More
“Cozy and very friendly...”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2015
...we'll try to get a booking again next year. Everything fantastic for our family of 3. Supermarket and restaurants are to reach within a small walk, the next fantastic beach is just five minutes by … More
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“Magical short break”
Reviewed 2 Mar 2013
We had a fantastic week at El Carmen and are keen to return another year. The apartment is extremely well equipped, not just with the usual items, but with beach gear too. This is the kind of thing th… More
A contemporary, spacious house with private off-road parking. Situated in a central position on the lower part of the island, makes it ideal for guests visiting the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy or the Jurrassic Coastline.
Ideal for small groups, coup …see more
“Great location and well organised apartment for a family holidays!” Besides St. David being one of the best place to be if you love nature, I'd just say 4 things about this ground floor apartment that we, family of 4, rented for 4 days in June 2016:
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring
“Serene” Have visited the property twice, both during druing the summer months, once as a couple and once with children. We found the house spacious, cool and very relaxing. The location means you are away from the noise of the city but still close eno
“Has everything for a great holiday for the whole family, will definitely go back.”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
House has loads of space with large individual rooms which have authentic French furniture. The bathrooms and shower rooms have a modern clean finish. kitchen and dining area are great for family meal… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
We stayed here with friends and 4 young children last summer. We had a brilliant time. The house is furnished to a high standard, and the pool area is safe and idyllic both in the sun and out of it. T… More
Reviewed 29 Dec 2012
We stayed here last summer and had an incredible time. The house is spacious and the conversion has been done with obvious care, the property retaining many original features. It is set in a traditi… More
A charming holiday cottage in a quiet village in Swiss Normandy. Spacious, bright and very comfortable with tasteful furnishings.
Our typical Normandy house is the perfect place to enjoy the peace and tranquility of Berjou village whilst being a very short walk, drive …see more
“Cosy, well-quipped cottage in a great location” We really enjoyed our stay at Mash's Row. The cottage is very cosy with clean, nicely furnished rooms and it has a well-equipped kitchen. Our kids (7 and 3) loved the bunk beds and appreciated the select
We had family members visiting us from abroad and they fell in love with the cottage. Everything is there. The owners are kind and friendly. They communicate well and respond to any questions fast.
“Comfortable and uncomplicated setting in Aylsham”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2012
A beatiful setting with lovely garden. In the cottage is everything you could need even a washing maschine.
The owner is very friendly and uncomplicated.
I would recommend the cottage and area to a… More
“A great base in this traditional Norfolk Cottage”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2012
Located in a tranquil area - as soon as we arrived we relaxed in the well equipped cottage. Having the beds made up, towels provided and bread, milk, tea and coffee was a nice touch. During our stay… More
“RELAXING, LOVELY AND FULL OF CHARM” The villa was exactly as described, spotlessly clean and had every facility you would ever want and more! It is so comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. The grounds are filled with a huge variety of fruit trees and
The villa is absolutely amazing. It has everything you would ever need, beautiful white sheets and towels. We really enjoyed the pool, a welcome break from the heat. Our hosts really made our holid… More
“Everything you need in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2012
The house has everything you need (pool, barbecue, modern ktichen, good appliances, washing machine, ...) and everything is a new and perfect condition. Beautiful views, 20 minutes drive to beaches an… More
“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
“A lovely cottage with parking - in the centre of Padstow” This was our second stay at the cottage, having stayed there last August. We have already booked for next August.
The cottage is very comfortable and was extremely clean when we arrived. The g
My wife and I stayed in 'Betty's Cottage' from April 27th to 4th May and would definately recommend it. The very fact it has a garage is a big bonus for us, add that to the quiet location but only a 5… More
“First class in every way”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2016
The cottage was comfortable , well equipped and very well kept .Having a parking space was a real bonus. The owner was charming and a pleasure to deal with. This cottage is a gem and I would recommend… More
“A most delightful place to chill out relax and enjoy”
Reviewed 21 May 2013
We can highly recommend staying at this recently modernised holiday cottage in a quiet part of Padstow. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, clean and comfortable with all modern amenitie… More
“Great lake views and great location” The villa was very easy to find just off the main. A lovely private location overlooking the lake.
The property was very well kept inside and out with all the usual utilities provided. It was only a 10 minute driv
A beautiful end cottage set in the idyllic town of Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach and centre of town where you can sample the delights of the many local restaurants and pubs whilst talking in the dramatic views across the very pic …see more
“Peaceful Holiday Location” We had a great four night break over the New Year in this lovely converted barn.
Piers was extremely helpful with any questions we had regarding the property and the local area - especially his recommendations for great res
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Cotmore Farm. The barn itself was exceptional, and decorated with great attention to detail. We loved the artwork on the walls, the welcome basket of food and drink, … More
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
Cotmore Farm is a great place to get away from it all. Top class accommodation, welcoming hosts and a lovely complimentary basket of goodies on arrival.
Everything you need to enjoy a home from home … More
“The perfect getaway”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2011
We had a lovely time at The Barn. The pictures do not do it justice. It is a great space with all could want and more. The kids loved the chickens and horses. The owners were very friendly, but do… More
If you're looking for the perfect place to stay in the Greek Islands, then look no further than Skiathos Island Villas! Located on the tiny island of Skiathos in the Aegean, just an hour's flight away from Athens,villa kavourakia is a spacious villa and its a …see more
“Many thoughtful touches in this delightful house.” We had a reunion of our old school friend gang (from 1970s!) and this spacious and comfortable house with its classy decor provided a perfect venue. It was well-equipped,warm and with many thoughtful
Our extended family had a wonderful week at Rosehaven, which is by far the best rental property we have stayed in for many years. It is superbly equipped for all your needs and is ideally situated jus… More
Thank you so much for your glowing review of Rosehaven. I was so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and the comfort of the house.
I do hope that we can welcome you back to Sheringham again soon.
“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
“Warm cosy homely cottage in beautiful location” Our stay was between Christmas and New Year chosen as a base to visit our daughter and family in Stannington following the birth of new grandson early in December. Cottage well equipped, very cosy with C
Myself and my husband stayed in Curlew cottage for 4 nights and had a wonderfully relaxing time. The cottage is very well equipped and maintained to a very high standard. I would highly recommend thi… More
“Defenitely a place to go back”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2013
Great hospitality, nice hide out in the country side, beautiful surroundings for long walks.
Very well organized cottage with all accommodation you need. Perfect place to take children.… More
“LOVELY STAY” My husband and adult son stayed at the Courthouse in September. The accommodation was excellent. The apartment is very large with 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. All the comforts of home were supplied. There was even a large selection of
fantastic cottage, large homely rooms, very well equipped and very clean. Lori the landlady made us feel very at home and welcome here and was very helpful and accommodating. two large bedrooms, one… More
Casa Karmen is a modern luxury non-estate Villa with a private pool with a safe children's area and outside shower, Gardens, BBQ, Swings, Car Port, Courtyard. Set amongst olive, almond and fig trees. A short distance to the beautiful bays and beaches of L'Am …see more
“This property is amazing! Great view out over stirling castle & the wallace monument & the house itself is equisit” This house is just a few minutes from everything you need, yet tucked away up a country lane with beautiful views in every direction.
“Perfect location with great view of the Wallace Monument”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
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 airy 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
“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
The unspoilt spectacular scenery provides all the facilities for an relaxing or exciting holiday. Relax or swim on our 2km beach with olive clad hillsides that plunge dowm into the saphire blue sea. Walk and explore the countryside and the sleepy nearby Greek villages. …see more
“A great experiance” Me and my parents stayed in the cottage for a week and really enjoyed it! there is a small village co-op 6 miles from the cottage in Bellingham which was easy to get to. very nice views from the cottage and when we arrived, set out
Newly converted in 2014, Raleigh Barn is a Grade II Listed detached barn which sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (both have ensuites). It is set in a peaceful, rural part of North Devon, but is only 15 minutes drive from the coast. There is a wide range of activities nearby. …see more