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.
A riverside cottage, originally part of a corn mill and built approximately 150 years ago on the banks of the Nant Cleisfer. Recently lovingly renovated into a contemporary mews style cottage in a peaceful courtyard setting.
The cottage is located in the pretty Welsh v …see more
We stayed 3 nights in the beautiful cottage and left with a lots of lovely memories. We were welcomed with complimentary welsh cakes and bottle of white wine. Cottage was spotless and located in a lov… More
Ski; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
This is a magical winter wonderland during ski season (10 mins drive to International resort Nassfeld ) or the perfect outdoor sporting playground in summer, with mountain bike and hiking trails, horse riding, rafting and golf on the doorstep. The Bear's Den is a large …see more
Yes, this house is completely delightful! (Ours was a February trip.) We were planning to search for my husband's ancestors when we discovered this cosy spot, and hoped we could combine the two. In f… More
“Cosiest Ski Lodge Ever!”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2012
The Bear's Den is located in a lovely quiet village about a 10 minute drive from the ski resort. You need a car for both getting to/from the slopes and supermarket, but it's worth the drive. The pro… More
Reviewed 27 Feb 2012
We've been coming here for years and absolutely love it! Both summer and winter there is so much to do. Nassfeld is a great family ski resort not overrun by large touring companies. It's nice to ski i… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A 2 bedroom bungalow fitted to an excellent standard. Commanding position enjoying lovely rural views.The village is surrounded by beautiful Countryside and the bungalow is ideal for those in need of either a relaxing break or as a base from which to visit the numerous …see more
Very carefully built, in a wider estate of 4000 square meters and 30 meters away from the seaside, our studios are fully equipped with:
Kitchen (private in every studio and one of common use for every three rooms).
Child friendly ; Car advised; Air conditioning;
A very large bright apartment with two terraces (sleeps 4/5) in an authentic 500 year old building with huge history and soul.We have two apartments available...This is apartment 2 (125sqm / 1345 sqf) on the second floor, with two bedrooms, living area, kitchen, bathroo …see more
We spent a wonderful 3 nights in July at Le Vieil Hopital as our base to be near Mont Ventoux. The purpose of our trip was to undertake a bike-ride challenge up Ventoux and the village of Caromb was … More
“feeling welcome... and what a beautiful details”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2014
We came to caromb because we want to cycle for a few days and to "climb" the mont Ventoux. We went 4 days later having done it and having a new experience in staying in gast houses. Axelle en Ian have… More
“A unique & wonderful experience that stays with you.”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2013
This place is magical! The hopital is a most intriguing setting and you immediately get a sense of the long history of hospitality. We rented the top floor apartment which has two rooms. This was a mo… More
Thank you for your review Thomas,
Yes this historic house seems to attract guests looking for a unique experience.
It was our pleasure to meet you all and have you stay here...
The contemporary and stylish self-catering lodge, complete with private decking and forest views has two bedrooms with en-suite facilities (which can accommodate up to six guests) and is furnished, equipped, and decorated to the highest standards with panoramic views of …see more
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug …see more
Apartment 3 (70m ²): The apartment offers accommodation for 5 people. It has a bedroom with double bed and a single bed and is accessed through a walk in closet room with large wardrobe. In this room one sleeps with the stars in the night sky peeping through the skylig …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Have you ever looked at a house on a postcard and and thought 'I wish I could go there for a holiday'?Well, now you can!Smithy Cottage is idyllically situated by the water in the tiny Argyllshire village of Bellanoch, which is at the western end of the Crinan …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Ideally situated for the NEC, Resort World, golfing (The Belfry, Forest of Arden and Maxstoke), and a variety of outdoor pursuits (e.g. sailing, cycling, walking). The Lodge is an immaculately refurbished cottage set in the secure courtyard of Dovehouse Farm, which is a …see more
Great surroundings good location to see Coventry and other areas. Lodge was clean and had everything you would need for s great holiday… More
We really appreciate the review. It's good to hear that we are meeting the expectations of our guests
“Lovely, cosy cottage”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2015
This is a lovely cottage. We stayed for the weekend for a friend's wedding nearby. The cottage was clean, had a well stocked kitchen and was very cosy and warm. Also the bed was super comfy!… More
We really value the review and feedback. Thank you. Quite a few of our guests are attending a nearby wedding, and quite often this is the bridal party, so we try to deliver a comfortable and relaxing experience, whether in preparation for or following the main event.
“Stunning accommodation for short or long break”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2015
The lodge is beautifully presented and maintained and in a great semi-rural location, but still within easy reach of the city. Friendly, family run and value for money. Choose this over a hotel for … More
we greatly appreciate the review and feedback. Thank you.
This large self catering apartment (1260 sq ft ) has 3 bedrooms one en-suite and sleeps six with Super king, King and two Single beds, all deep mattresses for your comfort. It is on the Atlantic Road Coleraine and has all the modern touches you would expect in a luxury …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
St. Monans (or St. Monance ) is in Fife in Scotland and lies between Pittenweem and Elie. Anstruther, Crail and St. Andrews are not far away.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"We are extremely proud …see more
We loved Kitiwake House which was just perfect. The house was beautifully appointed with everything we hoped for, from beautiful bed linen to a well equipped kitchen. The views over the rooftops to th… More
Oh my goodness! We’ve never had a review that puts St Monans at the top of a poll of European hotspots such as Rome, Venice, Dubrovnik, Budapest and Vienna!! I am guessing you have really shown your cousins from New Zealand a great time! It sounds as though some cherished memories were created by your family, which is so wonderful! Both Kittiwake and St Monans offer a great base for a holiday that can have slow and relaxed days that are completely rejuvenating or days packed with places to visit and things to see and do! Thank you so much for booking with us and we would love to welcome you all back again for the next family gathering! Wx
“Wonderful and comfortable accommodation”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2015
Homely and comfortable house with many lovely touches. A great base to come back to after a day exploring the wonderful villages. Just a real home from home and more roomy than it looks on internet.… More
Thank you for your review. Kittiwake House is in a perfect area for exploring all the coastal villages and sites of the East Neuk. The accommodation is spacious and offers families and friends a chance to relax and spend time together but with plenty of space too. We would love to be able to welcome you back at another time of the year! Wx
“Great house; lovely area; superb holiday!”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2015
We spent a wonderful week in the East Neuk of Fife. The area is beautiful and we were able to go on some lovely coastal walks - Crail to Kingsbarns was a particular favourite. We also visited Edinburg… More
We really appreciate your feedback and comments. You are absolutely right about the beauty of the East Neuk of Fife. We believe one of Scotland’s best kept secrets is the tranquillity and beauty of this area which has completely unspoilt traditional fishing villages scattered along it’s coastline. The coastal paths are such a pleasure to walk too, so thank you for telling us about your favourite walk. We work hard to ensure our guests are made most welcome, as we believe holidays are valuable and precious time to spend with friends and family. You visited Edinburgh and Glamis Castle too, so really made the most of your week exploring the wider surroundings! We would be so pleased if you decided to return on another occasion! Thank you, Wx
Dating back to the 17th century Woodlands Farm is set within 65 acres of farmland and woodland has been within the family for 150 years.The Annexe forms part of this detached house with which the owners live and work.Woodlands Farm is a fantastic choice for those famili …see more
“Spacious, beautiful surroundings, excellent and friendly service.”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2011
Spacious and luxurious property full of character and all modern accessories eg Sky, wi-fi and Jaquzzi bath. Hazel and Chris Anderson were extremely friendly and went above and beyond any of our expec… More
Moelwyn Cottage is a lovely 2 bed roomed stone Welsh miner's cottage in the heart of Snowdonia, in an area that offers some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in England and Wales. The cottage has recently been completely renovated to provide an open plan living …see more
Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
The Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua is a bed and breakfast located on a working ranch (fazenda) in the "Portal do Pantanal" (Gateway to the Pantanal - 15kms from Miranda Centro).Our guests can expect: High quality tours in small, private groups; A multi-lingual team f …see more
Set within the magnificent Mansion House at Tixover Grange in England's smallest county of Rutland this beautifully-located two bedroom, first floor apartment, enjoys private landscaped gardens and lakes bordering the River Welland and surrounding countryside.
The bui …see more
Our only problem was we booked only the two nights, three or four would have been much better. My wife has MS, so the lift was very useful. The blurb does say it's not accessible to the disabled, and … More
Thank Tim, we look forward to welcoming you both again very soon.
20% Discount for August week 13th-20th! Belle Vue is a charming stylish villa with attractive south facing garden in a quiet residential corner of a traditional village. Sunlight floods into the open plan lounge diner which has double aspect french doors and breakfast …see more
To sum up Belle Vue in a few sentences is difficult. We love holidaying there as it is ideally situated between sea and mountains. St. Genis is a very pleasant place with all needs catered for, but … More
Manorafon Isaf is a fully refurbished 2 bedroom ground floor apartment, in the seaside village of Llangrannog., which was voted one of the top ten places to visit in the UK in 2013 by Country Living magazine.
Less than 100 metres level walk from the beach, this bright …see more
A fabulous place to stay with the beach at your doorstep as you have all the things you'd need and more! We were 4 adults and a 5 year old; the bedrooms (esp. the 2nd one which fit 3 single beds) were… More
“We just loved being so close to the beach”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2013
The flat was beautifully furnished - home from home. Lovely spacious bedrooms, comfortable living area, fantastic shower and an extremely well equipped kitchen. The location was ideal, just a few hu… More
“Best seaside stay I have ever had!”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2013
We have visited Llangranog in the past when our children were very small but only ever came for the day. To stay for a week in a cottage so near to the sea you could hear the waves crashing on the bea… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I'm so glad you had a great time.x
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.015 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
NEW APARTMENT LISTING: This beautiful two-bedroom apartment has all the popular UK TV Channels, 14-day Catch-Up TV, movies, high speed WiFi Internet and access to a beautiful, peaceful, roof-top terrace with sea views, trees, plants, bamboo decor, sunbeds, patio sofas, …see more
Nearest beach 300 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
This old stone barn was part of an abandoned farm that has been lovingly restored over the last eight years. Sitting on seven acres, in a magical setting with stunning views of the Chateau Montpensier and the surrounding fields, this holiday rental is perfect for those …see more
First, no matter what I write, I won’t be able to adequately describe the true comfort and beauty of this place or the warmth and graciousness of the hosts. This home is situated in idyllic farmland… More
“Came for a week, stayed for two. Terrific!”
Reviewed 13 May 2012
We came for week, and stayed for two. Here’s why:
1. Location. The barn sits up on a hill with a 270 degree view for miles, is centrally located to explore the Loire Valley, pastorally peacefu… More
Baca Ruadh Cottage. Is a newly Built Cottage on 1 floor finished to a very high standard. The cottage has a large open plan Kitchen/Dinning/Lounge, with fully equipped Kitchen. The room has solid oak flooring & furniture, 2 & 3 seat leather sofa's with the …see more
This detached cottage with its own private character is located at 250 meters distance from the dunes and forest and within 3 minutes walking distance to Schoorl centre.The cottage has a private terrace of 30 m2. On the same property is the owner's House. It has a …see more
Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
New on the market and completely refurbished to a high standard, our gorgeous, quirky Victorian cottage ‘Knocklofty’ is the perfect escape from the busy world and for those looking for a stylish and luxurious break in a quiet and peaceful setting. Located in the vil …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Not suitable for children;
Traditional stone cottage in the heart of the D-Day landings, 2km from Utah Beach, in a rural hamlet of stone houses, dairy farms and cider orchards, close to shops, beaches and restaurants and set in a regional wildlife and nature park.
The cottage is freshly renovat …see more
We have just spent 3 glorious weeks at Le Marrioner and cannot praise it enough.Steve and Rosemary are the perfect hosts - booking restaurants for us and telling us about hidden gems to visit. The cot… More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
I invite you to spend a dream Five Star holiday at my beautiful northern Tuscan property known as ‘I Cinghiali’ or ‘The Wild Boars’ in the hills of the Garfagnana, a magical green oasis where the pace of life has changed little over the ages.
No famous artworks …see more
“Ravishing vistas, sumptuous experience; three utterly restorative days”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2014
A sublime view without parallel, this restored villa is so steeped in Tuscan romance I felt like a new woman on leaving. With a newly installed pool that begs to lounge in, prosecco in hand, that over… More
“It is the perfect place for those who want to taste the true Italy.”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2013
We stayed for three weeks which was perfect as we had time to relax, branch out and visit Florence, the Cinque Terre, explore in general, walk for coffee, walk the hills, paint from the courtyard and … More
“A marvellous experiencce”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2013
The accommodation is ample and very comfortable, the location is spectacular, and there is easy access to the marvels of Tuscany. We had a really terrific time here.… More
This villa is ideal for a peaceful and relaxing family holiday, set in the tranquil surroundings of the Andalucian hills with spectacular views of the Mediterranean.
A light and airy villa, with BBQ and private 8m x 4m swimming pool.
The local village of Sayalonga has …see more
This property is absolutely fabulous. Tucked away on a mountain side overlooking the villages and the sea beyond, it was tranquil and a real 'get away from it all' holiday. Whilst there are neighbou… More
“Amazing location and breath taking views”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
The local area is fantastic - breath taking mountains, amazing sea views and the nearby towns of Sayalonga and Competa are beautiful Spanish / Moorish style towns with good restaurants and a few shops… More
The problems mentioned in this review were due to a burst pipe and have now been rectified. The damaged units have been replaced and a new oven, gas hob and all worktops have been replaced.
This charming red brick 18th century cottage is set in pretty gardens providing a quiet and peaceful retreat. It has achieved the Visit England 4STAR rating. There is a lovely patio with garden furniture and BBQ to be enjoyed. The sitting room with its traditional wood …see more