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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.
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
“Fantastic Holiday” A superb gite in a great location. The gite was everything we hoped for and more. We both felt so at home and relaxed there and would highly recommend Le Regnac to all. Jan was a brilliant host who ensured our stay was very enjoyabl
Le Reynac is a lovely house, very well equipped and spacious. The barn acts as a great games room, perfect for all weather. A car is essential but there is plenty to do within a short drive. The be… More
“Amazing place to stay....” Sweetslade was just as lovely as in the photos on the website. It's a beautiful place with a stunning view to wake up to each morning. It had everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay. As it was Novembe
We are always looking for a secluded lodge style accommodation to base out annual UK holiday from. Sweetslade fits this description very well. The building is behind the owners property with its own g… More
Thanks for taking the time for such a comprehensive review hope to see you both again.
Reviewed 1 Sep 2014
A lovely property in a quiet location. The property was clean and tidy and had everything u needed for your stay. Would return again.… More
Thanks for taking the time to do a review really appreciated.
“Perfect countryside getaway”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
We recently stayed for a long weekend at Sweetslade and were greeted very warmly on arrival. The barn was spotlessly clean and is extremely well equipped - it is clear that a lot of thought has gone i… More
Thanks for the great review its always uplifting to know that you enjoyed your stay.
Baan Tai Beach is only 300 meters flat walk to the villa, we offer airport transfers, can arrange chef service, breakfast delivered, personal shopping and all while you relax around the fresh water pool and tropical sourroundings. …see more
“Comfortable accommodation in a good location for discovering the southern Yorkshire Dales and surroundings” Gemma was a friendly, helpful host, dealing promptly with any queries both before and during our stay.
The property which is next to the own
We rented the cottage as we were exhibiting at an event in Skipton and wanted somewhere relatively local to stay.
This ticked all the boxes - within 10 minutes drive of Skipton, plenty of room for… More
“Excellent accomodation and helpfull hostess”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2013
Our host Gemma was most helpfull, nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was comfortable,well equiped and spotlessly clean, and the views wonderfull. The village shop a short walk down the road was… More
“A place with every comfort seen to, spotless, spacious and perfect location.”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2013
Every contact with Gemma was friendly. The place was set up in a thoughtful way with more facilities and luxuries than we had experienced elsewhere as we travelled around UK and at a very reasonable … More
Thank you for your kind comments. A washing line and pegs are now available. The washing line is a retractable one so as not to spoil the view from the lounge when not in use! Please just be aware that we do not have a washing machine in the Cottage so the line is available for those wishing to wash garments by hand. There are also laundrettes nearby should you require them.
“Great value cottage in beautiful location, recommended” Our family had a wonderful holiday staying here - the cottage had everything we needed; traditional, cozy, clean and functional, everything we hoped it would be. Superb location and a wonderful
Stayed with friends and family. Very helpful and considerate owners who keep the property to an excellent standard. Easy parking and great location for Beach, Hill Walking, Mountain Biking, Fishing, H… More
“Lovely cottage, Great location!”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2011
The cottage is beautiful, comfortable,warm & cosy. Everything we needed was there, good cooking facilities, log fire and storage heaters and its in a very peaceful location. We would recommend it to a… More
“A lovely cottage with stunning views”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2011
The cottage was warm and cosey for a holiday in October. There was plenty of room for 2 adults and 2 children with a TV, games and books, giving us plenty to do in the evenings. Having an open fire w… More
“A wonderful family holiday in beautiful location” We had the most beautiful time at Beavers Croft for a family holiday. Three generations were with us and everyone found plenty to do and enjoy in this brilliant property.
The barn is very tastefull
“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
“Excellent situation” Interior well furnished, 2 bathrooms.
Outside - a terrace with a wonderful sea, hill and lighthouse view and an adjoining patio completely sheltered from any sea breezes. Sunshine all day.
The "chic" seaside town of Fornell
“What a gem” This barn is hidden in rolling hills in a beautiful area of Shropshire with stunning views. The accommodation is of a very high spec. and the owners are very approachable and friendly. Dogs are welcomed at this barn with water bowls and t
Just back from a wintery week in The Barn...and wondering when we can get back to see it without the covering of snow. The weather-enforced relaxation was just what we needed though.
The owners wer… More
“Great Accommodatioin in a beautiful spot”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2011
Don't be fooled by the photo's on the website as it really doesn't do the accommodation justice and this cottage is delightful!!
The accommodation is really good quality with all the facilities you… More
“Trip down memory lane” We had a great long weekend in this gorgeous newly renovated house close to Castlegregory. The house is beautifully and tastefully decorated. It is a home from home. For us it was a trip down memory lane as we visited this area
Ignore the map when looking at this property, it's not accurate. The directions are good though and you can find it on Google earth. It has a lovely view of mountains and countryside. At times the wea… More
“We had a lovely stay” Salt Air Cottage was lovely and Miriam had thought of everything to make our stay pleasant. The cottage was well kitted out and there were lots of little touches like phone charges, games to play, DVDs to watch and music to list
Lovely wish we had longer very well equipped the lovely lady had put the heating on left biscuits and milk and a lovely welcome card logs in the basket really is a beautiful cottage lovely location wi… More
“A hidden gem!” Struggling to find somewhere with a good location AND reasonably priced we were delighted to find Amelia Cottage. My husband and I, his parents and our 2 (small) dogs stayed for a week and loved it. We are not fussy travellers but so of
“Lovely relaxing week in a quiet and friendly little town”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2015
Amelia Cottage is lovely with a beautiful garden and the owner provides ample information to help you enjoy your stay. Burry Port is a really nice and friendly area with everything you need close by. … More
“An absolute gem of a place!”
Reviewed 6 May 2015
There is nothing bad to say about this cottage. It is extremely comfortable and well equipped, the towels and soaps were a lovely bonus!
With no more than a ten minute walk to the town centre and … More
“A lovely cottage in a great location”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed our Easter weekend at Amelia Cottage with the family. The cottage was very cosy and beautifully decorated with really comfortable beds. The grandchildren enjoyed playing in the lov… More
Good to hear you enjoyed your break - agree it's well worth bringing bikes to explore and meander along the coastal path, cycle through Pembrey Country Park and if you can manage it there's 7 miles of beach at Cefn Sidan; by the way - the summerhouse at Amelia doubles up as a bikestore if needed!
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Helensburgh
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“A wonderful place to unwind in a beautiful part of Scotland.” I was looking for a place to stay so that I could attend a wedding in Helensburgh and from the moment I found the Coach House, I couldn't have been happier.
Upon first contact the owne
We were a large group of 6 adults and one dog so we occupied both The Coach House & The Pottery. Both were very well-equipped, warm and cosy, the beds were very comfortable, showers and kitchen all r… More
Many thanks for taking the time to review BOTH my properties. It was a pleasure to have you all stay, and would love to welcome you back in the future.
“The Most Amazing Little Place EVER”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2015
I had to pleasure of staying at the Coach House @ Carloch for a week and it was the most enjoyable stay I've ever experienced. The owners were so sweet and continually told us if we needed anything to… More
Thank you so much Alexis for taking the time to review The Coach House, we are so glad you enjoyed your first trip to Scotland. It would be great to see you again next year.
“Great base, location, accommodation and welcome”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2013
I would heartily recommend this rental for any couple, small group or family looking for a cozy, well equipped base to explore this great area of Scotland.
Helen and Stephen were very welcoming an… More
Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay.
At this tastefully designed villa Casa Touro you will feel as if you have landed in an oasis surrounded by the amazing nature of this Natural Park. The views over the lake and the Atlantic Ocean will make you stop and take in the beauty of it.
I believe Casa Touro is o …see more
The caravan was lovely. We really enjoyed our stay. The tv wasn't working but I think that was just down to a fuse that needed changing. The caravan was clean and the location was great. Many Thanks f… More
“Lovely Cottage, ideal location.” We stayed for 3 nights with our dog , the location was ideal for exploring, cottage was very clean and comfy and having the Forest at the bottom of the garden was amazing.
“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
“My paradise on Crete” Stavros Studios is definitely my favorite place. I stayed there the first time in 1995 and have been coming back ever since, with a few longer breaks. There I find everything I expect and need for a holiday on Crete. Because it i
This is our second visit here. It felt like coming home. It is so relaxing here. Very quiet. No noisy bars nearby. Stavros and his family are so welcoming. They must be the friendliest family in Crete… More
“Relaxing friendly atmosphere excellent location for both pool and sea!”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
On arriving at Stavros Studios me and my friends were greeted wth a big smile from the whole Paradalakis family. We ordered a meal that was fit for a King. We all commented that we could eat here ever… More
“Can't wait for another visit in May this year”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2016
We have been visiting Stavros Studios for twenty one years. The location is idyllic, the food is wonderful and the family Pardalakis are so caring and helpful. There are two small supermarkets close… More
“A Touch of Class!” 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 highly recommend.
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 Cottage”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
A wonderful place to stay overnight when exploring Cambridgeshire or surrounding market towns. The cottage is of a very high standard - lovely authentic decor, brilliantly equipped kitchen, good bath/… More
Thank you so much for your positive review, glad you enjoyed your stay!
“Very high quality cottage in beautiful countryside” Spent a lovely week here in June 2016. The cottage is in excellent condition with high quality fittings and furniture, and is well equipped. It would have been even nicer if the weather had been bett
Piers and Sue could not have been better hosts - they had thought of everything you might need and even provided a wonderful welcome pack. My husband and I loved the peace and tranquility of the place… More
“Fun time for all the family!”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2016
My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights with our 1 1/2 yr old in September. I'm slightly reluctant when writing this review because we liked this place so much and will definitely be back so I just hop… More
“Cotmore Farm will never disappoint, a fantastic place.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
This was our second visit to Appletree Cottage and certainly will not be our last. My daughter and boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed their first stay, they enjoyed the well equipped cottage, location and … More
Well appointed and deceptively spacious pretty country cottage located just yards from a historic canal basin and country pub. Ideal for walking and exploring Cheshire and the Peak District National Park. Open fire, wonderful views, spacious bedrooms and futon or cot …see more
“Fantastic” We had a great week 2 granddaughters did not want to come home neither did we.local shop on site sold everything we needed. Stargazey have a great selection of meals. Accomodation superb for our extended family.
Just 55 mins from London, this is the perfect place to retreat to and it's only 1 minute from the beach! Located in the seaside village of Sandgate, our home has a private patio garden to the front and allocated off-road parking.
This is a gorgeous garden flat on …see more
“Lovely home from home property in a beautiful village.” Had a brilliant few days in this wonderful home from home property. Village of Benllech is ideal place to holiday with a beautiful beach. Both are perfect for families or couples alike. Would def
This is a lovely welcoming house. Fully equipped and decorated to a high standard. I took my mother, aunt, teenage daughter and her friend, for a short break. We all loved the house. And the beds were… More
“palms holiday home benllech”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2015
Had a great time in this lovely house, nice and relaxing , cosy, comfortable, and a great place to stay , and the 3 young grandchildren loved it, great location close to beach and village centre, wou… More
“Great property, great location and owner really pleasant to deal with”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2015
We went to Benllech for a short break with the dog and stayed in this lovely homely house. The location is great, the property is perfect and has everything you need and I just wish we were there long… More
Thanks very much for your positive feedback, you'd be most welcome back anytime!
“Lovely villa, very private, close to everything for a perfect s/c holiday” We stayed in this villa last year, this year, and have rebooked for next year! It is very comfortable and clean, with very private garden and roof terrace. Lovely clean, smal
We have just returned from our holiday stay in this villa and we had a great time. This is a comfortable, well equipped and spacious quality property which we wouldn't hesitate to recommend. It is sit… More
“Best ever accommodation I've stayed in”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2015
Good size rooms amd well equipped with aircon, wifi and great cooking facilities. Nice enclosed area for sitting outside, and roof area great for sitting in the evenings. Would definitely recommend. S… More
“A little piece of Heaven”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2015
1 Abril is a well-appointed 3-bedroomed property. When we arrived the house was spotless,very comfortable, with everything we needed for our stay, The air-conditioning was especially welcome given the… More
Alan thank you so much for your review. It is much appreciated and I couldn't have done better myself.
“As if you come home...” The overall experience was excellent. The property ist clean and tidy. The garden was very inviting and well looked after. The property had everything we really needed. The master bedroom was equipped with a flatscreen and a el
Four modern cottages in the best location of the resort Himos
Each cottage has a sauna, full kitchen,TV and free internet.
All the fun within walking distance : restaurants, equipment rental, golf, skiing, fishing, etc.
Wonderful views of the lake and mountain slopes.
N …see more
“Comfortable and relaxing location with plenty to get out and see” My wife and I stayed at this lovely modern apartment in November 14 with our young daughter and I was not able to find fault with anything. The whole apartment is modern, clean and feel
“Very nice apartment with beautiful view on the harbour”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
The apartment is spacious, clean and comfy. Our daughter especially loved the view at night, with all the lights in the Harbour. The welcome groceries were a very nice touch; we loved it. The weather … More
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay on Milford Marina. We endeavour to make the apartment as welcoming and comfortable as possible for our guests and pleased to hear you enjoyed your time there. Look forward to welcoming you back in the near future...
“Perfect accommodation - exceptional standard”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2016
Everything was fantastic - from the birthday card, balloons and banners to the welcome pack. The apartment was modern, well equipped and very clean. You had thought of everything. Thank you very much … More
Many thanks for taking the time to leave this review of your stay with us. We are glad to hear that we helped in making your celebration a special one and do hope to welcome you again in the near future...
“Very well equipped, clean with welcoming extras”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2015
A pleasant location on the Marina.
Beautifully presented and extremely well equipped.
We arrived to find milk, butter, a bottle of wine, fresh grapes, tea and coffee and other welcoming supplies.… More
Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Glad you were pleased with the location and enjoyed the grocery pack. Hope to be able to welcome you again some time...
Relax your mind, refresh your body, align with your soul.Renew your connection to nature in this remote, romantic and very peaceful villa located in the fisherman village Sfinari in West Crete, Greece.There are no souvenirs shops, no Jet Skies and no night clubs in the …see more
“Pretty cottage with beautiful views of mountains/valley” Bridget's cottage is comfortable and has fantastic views. A great place to kick back and relax. The owners, Sue and Gary, are really welcoming & helpful. We will be returning next year!
“Ideal weekend break” I had a fantastic weekend break with my friends.
The owners kept in contact with us, and were constantly helpful.
The house itself is appointed with everything you could need, it's got a great kitchen, wonderful comfortable
Probably the best equipped holiday home we've stayed in! Spacious with everything we could need in the kitchen as well as lots of towels and games & dvds. Lovely peaceful location, good walks for do… More
Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on Carregywen farmhouse especially a review so positive.
Great to hear you got to see a snapshot of the farming world too, both children and adults are always curious when the big barn doors get opened!
Hope you all had a good journey home and we hope to see you all again in the not too distant future.
Reviewed 2 Dec 2015
Great house in a quiet location.
Kitchen had all we needed for catering
Woodburn soon made the whole house cosy
Good walks all around and as at the house… More
“Lovely cottage, secluded location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2013
Spent a great weekend here, Gary was very helpful prior to, and after the holiday. Lovely cottage, good facilities, great log fire - it definitely needs it in winter. Thanks… More
“Superb place for a quiet & peaceful getaway” We found the holiday home with ease as the roads are all very well sign posted so we arrived in plenty of time to enjoy our first day.
The appt is spacious clean and well equipped with everything you need
Appartment first class great views and everything you would need to make your stay enjoyable. Very suited for anyone with walking difficulties.… More
“great apartment with great view”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2016
great apartment with great view apartment was clean and had everything needed. Would recommend and definitely stay there again.… More
Thanks! Always glad to hear you were happy with the apartment, hope to see you again
“We will be back”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2012
We booked this apartment when our usual 1st choice wasn't available. It's on the 1st floor but there is a lift if stairs are a problem. It has a great view of the beach and is close to the shop, rail… More
Many thanks for your review. You will be glad to know the Tv has been updated and there is a new dvd in place. Sorry this was overlooked and hope to see you again.
Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water
2 4 Min stay varies
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Car not necessary
“Most memorable and perfect stays we've ever had!” If you are looking for somewhere beautiful, peaceful, and perfectly located close to a wealth of quaint views and villages then look no further. Lavender Cottage offers you this and so much more, and i
“Excellent location ,excellent cottage and facilities”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2015
This cottage is a minutes walk from the river and the village. A real home from home everything you need is provided and all to the highest standard and quality . The peaceful garden is perfect for a … More
I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the peaceful, yet central, location of Lavender Cottage. We'd love to welcome you again. Thank you for sharing your experience.
“A Beautiful Cottage made us feel like locals”
Reviewed 3 May 2015
We used this charming cottage as our Cotwolds base for 5 nights. Hilary provides a lovely welcome of wine, bread, fruit etc so that we felt at home straight away. There are plenty of other essentials … More
Thank you for posting this review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and the area.
“Lovely cottage - perfect for a family”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
We stayed in Lavender Cottage for 2 nights in April, a family of four with two young children. The cottage was a real home from home, just perfect for our needs - cosy, full of character, nicely furni… More
I'm pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and I appreciate you taking the time to post this lovely review. I'm glad that the Welcome Pack was suitable for you.
Beautiful modern villa on the slopes of Monte Solana. Pristine clean, fully equipped includes dishwasher, air-con, large TV, CD & DVD player. Large private pool & terrace enjoy all-day sun & covered terrace overlooking the pool is the perfect place to eat a …see more