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; Nearest beach 9 km; Not suitable for children;
Jerry's barn is a stunning recent Barn conversion situated within a traditional Norfolk farmyard setting,the open plan contemporary styled interior is a light and calming space furnished to a high spec.
The barn features a large mullioned window overlooking a meadow per …see more
Jerry's Barn is a perfect retreat with lots of finishing touches, which we both appreciated. When we arrived there was a bottle of wine, biscuits, milk, teabags etc., and the barn itself if clean, com… More
“would recommend to anyone, absolutely stunning!”
Reviewed 6 May 2013
From the outside the barn looks stunning and inside is no different, the owner was helpful and friendly, the views that come with the home are fantastic, the kitchen was of a high standard and spotles… More
This beautifully-renovated stone cottage is nestled between mountains and sea on the Llyn Peninsula of North Wales, with views of Trefor Pier. The 400-year-old property has been lovingly restored over a number of years, with great care taken to preserve original period …see more
We had two splendid weeks, with very good weather, in Lavender Cottage. The cottage and the rest of the property was beautiful, peaceful and clean. Would love to have a cottage of that for ourselves! … More
Nearest beach 45 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Easter cottageA beautiful mews cottage in the heart of the historic part of Shaftesbury with it's own courtyard parking, perfect for enjoying the town's atmosphere, an interesting and lovely location to holiday for all seasons, with so much to see and do, or j …see more
The cottage itself is sweet. The main bedroom is quite spacious with the second one being on the smaller side. The bathroom and kitchen are very modern and everything is in good condition. I had a … More
“Perfect in Every Way”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2013
This cottage was a wonderful surlprise. It was beautifully and practically decorated, and its location really excellent...very close to all facilities. The owner, Ashley was both very friendly and hel… More
Delightful, detached 18th Century Stone Cottage where the interior has been carefully designed providing a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, comfortable seating area with flat screen TV (UK Sky available) and leads out to a large furnished terrace which overlook …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Firs is a well-appointed, comfortable family house in an excellent location to explore Cornwall. Recently renovated to a high standard, the owners have made the most of this handsome granite building. Through sympathetic restoration and complete updating they have c …see more
“Beautiful and very well equipped cottage in quiet location”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2016
Brilliant from start to finish, contact with the property manager Fiona was prompt and contained all the necessary details. The welcome pack which was waiting for us (Bread, Milk, wine) was also a nic… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The property is located in Meursault, the white wine capital of the Cote D'Or. It is on the edge of the village and on the edge of the vineyards, which you can see from the bedroom windows. The house is comfortable and spacious and has all the facilities you need …see more
This 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms house is in a great location for visiting the Bourgogne wine region as well as day trips to Morvan and Dijon. It is a short drive to Beaune. The queen -sized beds are comfo… More
“Super house in a great village and area”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2012
The house was recently restored and the final results are outsranding.
Mersault is a great little village with excellent dining and it is a great location to
explore Burgandy .… More
“an ideal house and location to savour all that Burgundy has to offer.”
Reviewed 31 May 2012
The house is recently refurbished to a modern and tasteful finish. It is fully equipped and furnished with all that one requires for a short term stay ( we stayed 6 nights). The bathrooms are excellen… More
Featured in The Guardian’s “Britain’s Top 10 Cutest Log Cabins”, Milk Wood Lodge is our Pet Friendly Snowdonia retreat with private Hot Tub, Sauna, woodburner and WiFi, hidden in a clearing on the edge of the woods on the slopes of the Wnion Valley, within an …see more
Fabulous lodge in a great location. Weather couldn't have been better for us so did some lovely walks and recommend the precipice walk. Was great to come back and chill out in the sauna and hot tub an… More
“the best break i have in 14 years thanks eraca and phil”
Reviewed 15 May 2012
what a place it has been a long time since i have seen mountains and the cabin is the best i have ever stayed in 5 star the decor and paintings of a local artist are meant to be there thank you eraca … More
“Idyllic surroundings in a wonderful cabin!”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2012
We stayed for 4 days at Milkwood and the only downside was that it just wasn't long enough! Myself & my partner chose this as a 'mini-moon' just after our wedding before booking a honeymoon somewhere … More
This stunning Visit England Graded 4* holiday home has been decorated with light and air in mind. The vaulted living area with white walls and floor and original artwork has many windows to enjoy the uninterrupted views across the fields and pond. French doors open onto …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Ask about pets; Private garden;
The Stables is a converted barn set in a super rural setting, yet close to many amenities. It is a perfect base to access the huge amount of activities which can be found locally. Whilst The Stables is a modern conversion, with many home comforts, we have tried to retai …see more
Waterfront Apartment located in Lossiemouth also known as the 'Jewel of Moray', This traditional fishing village has two Beautiful beaches one of which is right on the apartment's doorstep. Just a two minute walk from the Apartment is The Moray Golf Club …see more
“Gorgeous apartment, a home from home you won't want to leave.”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2013
A beautifully decorated and well-furnished modern apartment providing everything you could need. Excellent correspondence with the owner throughout and a very warm welcome on arrival - an absolute ple… More
“Very enjoyable stay”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2013
The apartment was very comfortable and had everything that you needed. Even had a nice welcome pack and all domestic items you could need. Great location. Have already recommended this to a friend.… More
Ferien in RuheEinen Kilometer vom Unterseeufer entfernt, am nordwestlichen Stadtrand von Radolfzell mit freiem Blick aus dem 2. OG/DG – das bietet Ihnen diese 3-Zimmer-Wohnung mit 65 qm Wohnfläche.Sie wurde Anfang 2014 renoviert und vollständig neu eingerichtet. Ei …see more
If you are a traveler with a difference. You are looking for a vacation with a purpose. Or no purpose at all. You want a place that gives you the inner silence and peace that defies definition.Or you are looking for a honeymoon location that nurtures beautiful moments t …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
Large (70 sq. m) flat in Fontainebleau Historic Town center. Centered around small private yard. This apartment is ideal for a couple. 5 minutes walk from Fontainebleau Castle and gardens. 5 minutes walk from the forest. Just opposite a bakery and 30 seconds walk from m …see more
Not suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Holmebeck hut is situated on the outskirts of Ravensworth in North Yorkshire. This idyllic bolt hole is only 10 minutes journey by car from Scotch corner which makes it an easily accessible location for a short break. Set within a private garden this self contained hu …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Bay View Cottage is 4 star, gold award accommodation. It is in a wonderful location opposite Port Erin beach, with breathtaking views of Bradda Head and stunning sunsets. The property has been renovated throughout to extremely high standards. A sun lounge has been creat …see more
The Old Inn is a beautiful holiday home in Pittenweem, in the heart of the East Neuk of Fife. Pittenweem is one of the most painted and photographed villages in the UK due to its unspoiled picture postacard townscape. It has become famous for its annual arts festival …see more
Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Thatch End Cottage is a lovingly restored cottage which has been in the same family for over 50 years. Located in the pretty village of Baslow, on the path which leads directly to Chatsworth park, it is ideal for groups of all ages and interests. Whether walking in the …see more
“a fantastic cottage in perfect location!!! minutes from Chatwsworth Estate”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2013
Thankyou for such a fantastic stay, the cottage is so beautiful and the finishing touches like the log fire and french white style dining room made it a wonderful experience.
the cottage is so child … More
“A peaceful retreat with a homely feel.”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2013
We arrived as the snow was falling on this pretty cottage in a picturesque setting. The log-burning stove was glowing away in the lovely dining room, and we had everything we could possibly need in t… More
Vine Cottage is a charming two bedroom period cottage located in a secluded backwater just a few minutes walk to the centre of the popular village of great eccleston.
The charming cottage sleeps up to four people with one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, a cosy lo …see more
Hill Crest Holiday Cottage is a traditional period cottage superbly located in a prime elevated site with stunning, unobstructed sea views overlooking Cullen Bay in the Royal Burgh of Cullen, a charming and historic fishing village on the Moray Firth in Scotland. Hill C …see more
Well appointed, great location with fabulous views, superb holiday house. Warm welcome from friendly owners. 300 yards from Co-op, cash machine, pub, chippie, chinese take-away and ice-cream shop.… More
Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your stay at Hill Crest. We agree Hill Crest is a special home away from home in a great location and still convenient to all the local amenities. We hope to see you again for your next holiday in Cullen!
Selma & Rob
“Outstanding, lovingly maintained cottage with spectacular views of Cullen Bay.”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2015
Beautifully decorated, furnished, well equipped and maintained cottage. The owners go that extra mile to ensure their guests have everything they could possibly need. Lots of nice touches, welcome ba… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your stay at Hill Crest. We would love to have you stay again any time.
Selma & Rob
“The best appointed holiday cottage we've ever had”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
This was a really fantastic cottage. The place is wonderful: the sea is down below just outside the front door, or just outside the garden, and most of the rooms have views to it. The garden is deck… More
Thank so very much for reviewing your recent stay at Hill Crest. We do our best to provide a comfortable environment for holidaymakers and are so pleased that our visitors are enjoying the property and all it has to offer. I think having a well stocked kitchen just makes life a little easier when you are trying to prepare a meal in unfamiliar surroundings. Hope to see you again for your next Scottish getaway!
Selma & Rob
Nearest beach 0.1 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
A wonderful traditional 100 sq.m. house with unique & stunning views to the port and the village of Agistri.
The house features 2 spacious bedrooms (1 one with double bed and 1 with 2 single beds) with 2 en-suite bathrooms and an open plan living area with a full equipp …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Cottage 1 was finished in September 2010 and Cottage 2 March 2011. Formerly part of the shippon and barn, they provides spacious accommodation mixing traditional features with all mod cons. Cottage 1 accommodates two and Cottage 2 up to three guests.
Nearby Littlebor …see more
We stayed in the smaller cottage which was very comfortable with excellent amenities.
Jean and Norman are excellent hosts - available for a chat anytime but happy to leave you alone to enjoy your st… More
Reviewed 26 Oct 2011
My wife and I stayed at Felden Farm for 3 nights at Felden Farm in late September. We could not have picked a better cottage to commence our U.K. adventure. The hosts were great and the cottage was … More
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
A self contained studio apartment in an old farmhouse.. The owners live next door in the converted barn. The property is situated 2 kms above the pretty bastide village of Puycelsi on the edge of the Foret de Gresigne and with stunning views down to the Pyrenees. The le …see more
Nearest beach 80 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
Built into the walls of this once fortified town, the garden apartment opens onto a wonderful vista of rolling wheat fields, olive groves & vineyards. The large living-dining room opens onto a large terrace & like the double bedroom has a barrel-vaulted ceiling. …see more
Honeyway Cottage, built in 1650, is a charming thatched cottage with a tranquil quality located in Whittlesey nr Peterborough Cambridgeshire, England.Honeyway Cottage is set along a quiet lane 5 minutes walk from the town centre. The Cottage has a lovely quiet garden ar …see more
A beautiful period cottage which was very homely, well kept with everything you would wish for and more. Owners are very accommodating and could not do enough to make our stay a special one. Would h… More
Many thanks for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Paul & Sasha
“excellent value or money”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2012
My self and partner have just stayed for 2 nights. Cannot speak highly enough of this property. Is small but very well designed and furnished. Lovely little private garden. Was immaculately clean … More
Many thanks for the kind review . It was lovely to meet you and will try & organise some better weather for your next visit.
“Fantastic cosy character cottage”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
The very friendly, helpful and responsive new owner met us to give us the keys and show us around.
Once you are inside the cottage it's like being in another world. Really cosy, characterful (lots … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed stay. Hope to see you again in the future, best wishes
A lovely ground floor flat comprised of a bedroom and a living room, 5 minutes walk from the beach. The bedroom has a king size bed and the living room has an extendable sofa bed The apartment has a private garden and is close to the local shops. It is perfect for famil …see more
A luxurious 3 bedroomed self catering property. Very spacious ground level apartment with spectacular sea views looking towards the Isle of May and Anstruther harbour. 2 minutes walk from Anstruther Golf club. 15 minutes from St Andrews, the home of golf and historic U …see more
Chesterhill is perfectly situated beside the beach with views over the harbour mouth. The sandy beach and rock pools provide endless play for a 3 and 5 year old. Patio doors from a suntrap conservator… More
“Simply the best for accommodation and location!”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
We have been renting holiday accommodation in Fife twice a year for several years with my elderly father who was born here. Anstruther is a great location and Chesterhill House Garden apartment is qui… More
Nearest beach 0 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Garden flat / holiday house with sea views in a quiet location.House with 60 sqm floor area. Living room with TV. Kitchen with dining area for 4 people, 4 ring hob, oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine and microwave. Bathroom. Double bedroom with double bed. Terrace w …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