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.
Nearest beach 25 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
Set in the magnificent surroundings of the Maam Valley, the Connemara Artists Cottages offers self catering accommodation in a charming 100 year old cottage. The Cottage has been refurbished and extended to provide a peaceful retreat offering cosy living accommodation, …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 Granary is an immaculately refurbished cottage set in the secure courtyard of Dovehouse Farm, which is …see more
A fab cottage with everything you need for a great stay. Clean and warm. Couldn't fault it. Very welcoming, friendly owners. Highly recommended.… More
We greatly appreciate the review and feedback. Thank you.
Reviewed 20 Jan 2015
We stayed with our 5 year old daughter during the back end of half term. The new owners of the property hadn't long taken over but were friendly and eager to optimise our enjoyment of the property. … More
We really appreciate the review comments. We are also acting on additional feedback provided by this guest in order to further enhance the property and our service.
“A charming cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2015
We had a family break here just after Christmas two couples and our toddler. From the moment we booked the owners were helpful and accommodating. The cottage itself is set in a lovely courtyard and is… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
FAMILIES/PARTIES UP TO 5
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We had a lovely weekend at Dovecote Barn. The setting is idyllic, with charming villages and pubs around and a barn set in the grounds of a beautiful old house with huge grounds on which to roam. The … More
Reviewed 22 Mar 2015
As a female solo traveller looking for a countryside retreat to stay with my dog, I would like to share with you my recent experience at Dovecote Barn.
I was pleasantly surprised to find the place … More
Kim, thank you so much, really appreciate your very kind review and hope to see you again in the future. love jude
“Beautiful barn, fantastic location and lovely owners. Stay here!”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2014
We had a fantastic weekend here, the surrounding area is beautiful for walking. We ate in a nearby pub which was also lovely.
The Barn itself is immaculate and very cosy. The kitchen was well equi… More
Following your feedback we have now installed a completely new 1700 x 70 steel enamel bath and a thermostatic stand in/over bath shower unit (please see new photos). Many thanks for your feedback. Guests can now enjoy a bath or a full shower, and no leaks!
This detached log cabin is located on a quiet site in a rural location, half a mile from the centre of the picturesque village of Rhossili, (Britain's Best Beach 2013 as voted by TripAdvisor) on the Gower peninsula.
This two bedroom log cabin is beautifully furnished a …see more
Nearest beach 10 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Anneth Lowen [Cornish for 'Happy Home'] is a recently converted self-contained barn within the grounds of Over Langford Manor. It is set in the heart of the North Somerset countryside on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills. The bijou property has all modern conve …see more
“Perfect Holiday Experience and Pet Friendly Owners”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2013
Chris & Mamie,
As a regular visitor to Somerset we decided to take up the option of staying slightly further north in order to be just a short distance from all the places we wished to visit.
The lo… More
With views to the surrounding hills lies Ardachy Cottage. A lovely spacious and bright cottage for 4. The entrance hall with lots of storage leads onto the living room with recliner leather sofas, widescreen television with FreeSat, music centre with I-pod dock, DVD pla …see more
We really enojoyed our stay here. Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful and well equipped cottage. Great location in the village, and lots to do in the area ( even when it rains!). Attention to detail … More
“Excellent cottage with everything you need”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2012
The cottage is in a nice a quiet location which is just what we wanted, but still with easy access to local amenities. There's supermarket at the bottom of the road just a couple of minutes away and a… 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
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Welcome to Yew Tree Cottage.
Offering a wealth of old world charm, Yew Tree Cottage in the Exmoor National Park is only 3 miles from the medieval village of Dunster, with its castle, yarn market shops and restaurants. Only 5 miles away is the seaside resort of Minehead …see more
We spent two weeks at Yew Tree Cottage with our two very young boys, aged 3 and 2. It was a real home-from-home; very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped. The children settled quickly and enjoyed … More
“What a great place!”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2013
I had a lovely stayed at Yew Tree Cottage for a 6 day at Easter 2013. Great place, the rooms are spacious, clean and well-decorated, character sitting room and the kitchen is well equipped. Although t… More
“Modern yet cosy, perfect weekend away!”
Reviewed 19 Mar 2013
Me and my brother decided to take our mother away for a long weekend and we are extremely glad we chose Yew Tree Cottage for our stay. The property has been renovated to a brilliant standard. The play… More
Mobile reception varies by network. We get a strong signal with Vodafone but we are aware that other networks may not be as good.
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
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
L'Impasse du Temple is a bed and breakfast in the small village of Leran in South West France. It offers 5 extremely spacious bedrooms in a grand, beautifully proportioned 18th century house. What adds to the allure is the garden and salt water pool situated behi …see more
This very spacious holiday cottage stands in its own grounds with an open plan dining / conservatory / lounge area with doors on to a patio area, separate sitting room with open fire, kitchen and utility room all with excellent views to watch stunning sunsets. There are …see more
Very relaxing break, was impressed by the size and layout of the house on arrival. Views out of the front windows and sitting on the front porch were incredible. 15 minute walk from the town with a gr… More
Thanks R for your kind words - delighted you all had such a nice relaxing time with us on the hill in Dungloe - you'd be more than welcome in the future. Regards M
“The house was terrific and exceeded all of our expectations”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2014
The view was fantastic and the location was terrific for exploring, beach and plenty of golf options nearby. The house was very well equipped and the view of the bay from every room was really great.… More
Reviewed 8 Dec 2012
Let it say in short: breathtaking view - comfortable home - very friendly landlord - ideal place to start exploring Donegal - superb pub in town (stepping stone) - one of the most beautiful beaches ne… More
Beautifully converted stables using rustic reclaimed materials, a cosy luxurious two bedroom cottage that is spacious and very well equipped. Beautiful oak flooring has been laid throughout the whole cottage, and there are huge rustic re-claimed beams and vaulted ceilin …see more
“Brilliant property, lovely people, good location”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2013
Lovely property, really top drawer! The animals out the back were all very friendly and in good condition and the proprietors are very friendly and full of good advice on the local area. The village i… More
Thank you for your kind words,we’re so glad you enjoyed your holiday.
Regarding the pub, we are happy to clarify there has been a seamless change of management and it is continuing to operate as before,serving lunches and evening meals.
“Best in the west”
Reviewed 25 May 2013
My wife and I love this place,from its quirky beams,solid no squeek or creak wooden floor to its "interesting"internal doors and hinges.David and Elaine gave us their usual warm welcome(we have been h… More
Reviewed 24 Mar 2013
Simply the best equipped and most comfortable holiday let yet. I was there with my Mother and our 2 dogs and it was fabulous for all of us (including the dogs!) We had packed washing up liquid and loo… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
A spacious 1-bedroom cottage located in a tranquil coastal setting - breathtaking views of Slieve Foy mountain, Carlingford harbour and surrounding countryside.
A little haven with a large living/dining room with fire/stove, leading to separate kitchen with small wall …see more
We had a very pleasant stay in this pretty and well equipped cottage. Great attention to detail has been paid to the restoration of the house and every effort has been made to ensure a comfortable st… More
“Unreal Scenic Hideaway”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
The House was great and easy to find, with the key sitting waiting for us.
The house itself was really well finished with all the mod cons, but still maintaining a cottage feel that makes you want… More
My brand new eco cottage is built in the heart of the lovely village of Badby. Built to a very high standard it uses natural material finishes where possible. It has two bedrooms with flexible sleeping layout (twin or super king to master bedroom), two bathrooms, comfor …see more
Apartment is situated in place Brzac in Croatia. It is modern and clean and the owners are very polite. There are few terraces on Your disposal and a grill house; which is free to use. 800m from the apartment is a very nice beach, surrounded with vegetation. The owners …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
The Beach House which has Four Star Self Catering classification, is a beautiful, well-appointed,three bedroomed house located at the entrance to the beach and overlooking the dunes in Enniscrone County Sligo. Its location is the ideal setting for people who wish to en …see more
“Beautiful house, perfect location ... right on the beach, great surfing”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2013
Absolutely beautiful beach house, so well equipped and well furnished. It had everything we could possibly have ever needed. The location is amazing, right on the beach! Great surfing, lovely walks on… More
“An idyyllic holiday home right on a beautiful sandy beach”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
This is a top of the range home from home- we really loved the whole ambience. The house had all we needed for comfort. Super stlylish- our visitors all loved it!
I would imagine it would be ideal ir… More
This luxurious award winning beach house offers you all amenities and has 24 hour patrolled security. Friendly staff make it the most chilled and memorable holiday. It is the perfect base to venture out from. World heritage sites and big five game reserves within 2 hrs …see more
Two bedrooms, one with double bed, one with twin beds. Two bathrooms each with WC, bidet, handbasin, bath and shower. Lounge with balcony and view of sea and mountains. Fully fitted and equipped modern open plan kitchen with electric oven, electric hob, microwave, refr …see more
White Sheep forms the larger part of a gorgeous and immaculately restored Suffolk longhouse with beautiful gardens, in the delightful village of Peasenhall, close to the Heritage Coast and surrounded by quintessentially English countryside, great pubs, lovely villages a …see more
The Lime House is an eco-lodge built from strawbales harvested and baled on the land. The building has been finished with natural clay plaster and paint inside and a beautiful lime render on the outside. You will find it hard to believe that the building is made from st …see more
Nearest beach 49 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Tucked away down a quiet lane within the heart of the historic Abbey town of Hexham, Northumberland, the cottage offers secluded self catering holiday accommodation to an excellent standard, for two to five people + a baby.This is a three bedroom cottage, built in 1850 …see more
“Beautiful, pristine cottage in a wonderful location with everything we could want”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2015
The cottage was tucked away, just off the big park in the centre, perfectly located for the town. It had plenty of room for young and older children and we were able to accommodate an extra guest at v… More
Knowing how difficult it can be to accommodate extended family, it is always our aim to make things as comfortable and easy as possible for all ages within each party....from toddler beds to tea and cake - if it is what is needed, we will do our best!! We look forward to welcoming you back!
“Perfect in every way!”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2015
We had a first class experience from first contact with the owner through the stay at Seal Cottage to our leaving at the end of our stay.
The cottage has a lovely location, in reach of all the amenit… More
We were really delighted that you chose Seal Cottage to stay in and so glad that everything went well for you - with all the preparations for a Wedding going on, you need to know that your accommodation is a comfortable place to "come home to" and relax and it is nice for us to think that for those few precious days before the Event you could make Seal Cottage your home!
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Standlow Farm is just a short drive from the market town of Ashbourne. Situated down a quiet country lane and yet well situated for all the attractions the Peak district has to offer. Clover cottage faces the stunning views over the valley of Kniveton and has a patio, f …see more
I wanted a chilled out weekend with me and my friends for my hen do. We hired the barn and 2 cottages. There were 17 of us and we all gathered in the barn and in the hot tub. It was a fantastic place!… More
“Great place to stay for the views”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
I would have no hesitation recommending Clover Cottage for a place to stay in the peaks. The cottage was very clean and nicely furnished and the bedrooms were tastefully decorated and comfortable. Th… More
Well appointed and equipped two bed spacious apartment in a superb location just next to a sandy beach in one of Brittany's most sought after resorts.This light and airy apartment is situated on the ground floor with a spacious living room / kitchen, two bedrooms a …see more
Well equipped & well presented light & spacious holiday home in a delightful location right next to the beach. Enough facilities in the village not to have to use the car every day. Watching the sun s… More
“A lovely clean apartment in great location, we had a nice time here.”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2013
Apartment La Terrasse is in a quiet location overlooking the estuary with beaches and walks close by. The apartment is clean and modern with all the facilities we needed.
We would like to visit again… More
“Fantastic apartment in excellent location”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2012
Apartement Le Triskel was everything we expected and more. Having stayed in a number of French holiday homes the photos often are better than the place, however in this case the reverse was true. The … More
Luxurious Lomani Cottage is nestled on two acres of tropical gardens. There is one bedroom, featuring a king-sized four poster bed. From the bedroom is a well-equipped bathroom, or step outside and luxuriate with your own outdoor natural stone shower, complete with two …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
The Workshop is a lovely, small ground level studio flat attached to the owner`s property located one mile outside of Aldbury, with fine country views in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Deer can often be seen crossing the fields in front of the property. It has …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Middle Cottage is a traditional 18th Century lakeland cottage, which has been renovated to provide comfortable and sophisticated accommodation for up to 4 people, plus one well behaved dog.Situated in a prime location in the village of Portinscale, Middle Cottage has be …see more
Comfort is important to the owner and this is reflected in numerous personal touches.
The lower floor has 3 en-suite bedrooms : two twin rooms and one double. French windows in one of the twin rooms and the double open onto the hillside (downhill, west facing). There …see more
Hello to everyone who will like to stay at this chalet.we spend our x-mass there,was so clean a the and tidy.the views ,i cannot explain in words haw nice was,the chalet is got everything you need.the… More
Parc Cefn Coed House is located just two minutes' walk from the blue flag beach of Dinas Dinlle. Quiet and peaceful, the house offers comfortable accommodation in a convenient location ideally situated for exploring Snowdonia, Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsular.The h …see more
“wonderful retreat,beautiful area with everything you need supplied in the cottage for a stress free holiday.”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2012
We stayed at the cottage for a week in October and it was lovely. When I walked in the front door i was so relived to find that it was just as the advert said and so clean and fresh everywhere. The be… More
“Amazing views, warm, family home”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
What a great house! We travelled as 2 children, Mum, Dad, grandparents and dog, oh and a boat. The house is very roomy, with games, books and a games room to keep everyone happy. The views are amazing… More
“A little bit of Heaven on Earth!”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
We first discovered this house in April this year and loved it so much that we just couldn't wait to go back. If you want an amazing house with views from every window to die for, then all we can say … More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Ideal apartment for your next visit to Buenos Aires. Lovely neighborhood , all the equipment is new and of excellent quality. Spacious living-room, integrated kitchen, bathroom with shower, bedroom , balcony and laundry. Fitness pool and Jacuzzi.AccommodationNew boutiqu …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Culross in Fife is a unique survival, a village( town) which time has passed by; the most complete example in Scotland todayof a Burgh of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Fabulous scenery is a draw to walkers or to those who prefer a gentle stroll. A friendly, …see more
An unexpected delight. Knowing nothing of Tanhouse or Culross we turned up and found that both exceeded our expectations. The flat is very well appointed, the hosts are excellent and Culross is a deli… More
Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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Entspannung und Harmonie.
Ob auf der Durchreise, im Familienurlaub oder als
Das Ristorante mit Café & Gästehaus Stefanie sowie die Lage und Umgebung haben viel zu bieten.
Besuchen …see more