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.
“Lovely, quiet, clean accommodation in the Countryside” This is a lovely house, it is well equipped and clean with modern furnishings. We had a great holiday 2 adults and 2 Children (10 & 13). The beach is 5 minutes away but we choose to drive due to a
“Comfortable, modern, clean, great location and facilities, beautiful beach, perfect family holiday”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
Stayed there last wek in August with my wife and two kids (7 &4). We had a lovely time. House was perfect, easy to organise with the owners. 5 mins walk to a lovely beach. Easy to organise with the ow… More
“Our stay was everything we could have hoped for!”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2012
We greatly enjoyed this quiet, cozy bungalow and all of it's amenities. It is in a fantastic location just a short distance from the beautiful ocean side. The customer service while booking our stay w… More
“A wonderful week in Brittas Bay.”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
We enjoyed a lovely week in Brittas Bay.
Lazy Daze was a great house with plenty of space.
The garden was fantastic and we spent as much time as possible outside.
Great location, close to the beac… More
“Lovely cottage” Stayed here over Christmas week and it is a absolutely beautiful cottage. The reason why it hasn't got 5 stars is because cooking xmas dinner for 6, we struggled with baking trays and had to buy more. Also the garden wasn't totally sec
“A perfect place to escape from it all” A truly amazing property, set in a wonderful location overlooking the sea! The space inside the property was phenomenal, with sea views from nearly every window! My husband and I occupied the Master Suite, with
In Sidi Ifni, this villa is pretty much one of a kind. Most rentals will be in older properties in town (and many of them are fine too) or a modern apartment, but this is a fantastically modern, bold… More
Thanks for your review. Most guests enjoy sunny days here – our climate doesn’t change much all year. Glad you enjoyed the architecture – it is a bold design and yet with a gentle energy and ambience.
“Dream house, a work of art”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
Amazing house and welcoming town
Peter, the owner, first imagined, then created, this dream house overlooking the beaches of Sidi Ifni - and we were delighted to have a chance to inhabit it for a w… More
“total relaxing, spacious and friendly place”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
we went for the second time with a group of friends to this amazing house, All used to travel a lot, but this place is a place to come back over and over..
Perfectly located view and sound of sea.. n… More
“Magical Christmas” Where to start,what a fantastic find this was the log cabin was amazing the setting overlooking the river liddle rapids in the hottub was breathtaking and the log burner(my favourite part of the stay) just stunning my 7 year old son
This place nourishes your soul!
If you want a place to truly unwind, take just yourself and/or your special ones to this spectacular lodge.
We left after three days feeling like we've had a mo… More
“This review won't do the cabin justice - a genuine must see”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2014
The cabin really is a masterpiece of craftsmanship in every department equalled only by the lovely surroundings. The attention to detail shown by Simon and Dominique really does ensure your stay here … More
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
This lodge did not dissapoint one bit, it really is amazing and the views are unbeatable. The cabin is built to a very high standard and Dominique and Simon have furnished the interior superbly with n… More
We were a family of 5 staying for a much needed break. The house had been recommended by friends and I am so pleased I took up their recommendation. The house was just LOVELY, a perfect size, nicely f… More
“Oh my Word!!!!” What can I say about Clarahawn... We love it, I want to live there, I want to sit at the kitchen table with my cuppa and gaze out at the totally amazing view for eternity. I want to wander around the beautiful house and enjoy the wonde
Clarahawn House is amazing. A wonderful property in a great location. If you're thinking of going to this part of Ireland then this is the perfect base. The photos don't lie, this is a house that you … More
“Clarahawn is a fabulous place to stay.”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2014
It's a beautiful house, yet easy to be in, even with young children. All three generations in our family (aged from 4 to 81) loved it - the grown-ups for the comfort and spectacular landscape and the… More
“Prepare to fall in love with Clarahawn...”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2014
My children (aged 10 & 8 yrs) and I just had a truly wonderful time in 'Clarahawn House'!! We have stayed in many places but Clarahawn is, without a doubt, by far the loveliest house in which we have … More
“Lovely location, great sized accommodation.” Liked best:
Booking process and communication all straight forward.
House ready on-time on the day, warm, friendly greeting by owners parents (including milk for tea and cakes)
Property gardens, location
Seal cottage is a well equipped, cosy cottage, set in a peaceful location with beautiful views. A very relaxing break.… More
“Perfect home from home.”
Reviewed 22 May 2015
Only stayed a few days but wish it was longer. We are a family party of eight & the cottage was big enough to give us plenty of space & comfort. We all felt so relaxed during our stay, & everything we… More
Thank you for your positive review we appreciate it. We hope to see you at Seal Cottage again sometime!
Clean. comfortable and close to town. Quality furniture and furnishings. Thoughtfully equipped.
Returned home today and want to go back now!… More
“An ideal apartment”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2016
The Nook was beautifully decorated and furnished. It was extremely comfortable making it feel as if you were very at home It was quite cold when I visited but the apartment's heating made it lovely an… More
“Fantastic!” We really loved staying here. The cottage is beautiful and rustic, with everything you could need for a comfortable, cosy, hassle free stay. Kitchen is well equipped, lovely bathroom, gorgeous comfy enormous bed, woodburner in the living r
“Delightful area and lovely accommodation.” I would go again to this region anytime. It is one of the nicest parts of Spain. Casa
Lavander where we stayed was a lovely apartment in keeping with the area. All mod
cons, Very nice area for sitting o
“"A Serene holiday experience"” We planned our holiday with friends to visit the full moon party but were looking for a place that would give us an essence of the island which was away from the party scene.
The property lived up to it's expectation.
“Amazing Place a true getaway!” Tidelands boathouse is a fantastic location right on the water and the house is beautiful and has everything you could need catered for. Waking up to the sound of the birds and the water was idyllic and having morning co
We stayed at Tidelands for a short break, Liz was there to meet us when we arrived and showed us around the accommodation. The boathouse was excellent, very clean and with all the little extras that s… More
“Tidelands Boathouse meets all expectations and more!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
The Boathouse is situated in the most beautiful location. I was looking to escape the "Rat Race" and this was the ideal location. The tranquility allowed me to unwind and relax completely. I would hig… More
“The perfect location for sailing”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location.
“Holiday cottage by the sea” A super cottage with sea views and walking distance to shops and interesting harbour. Buckie is a small town with a variety of shops and plenty of activities. You need to be prepared for any weather!! It is an ideal place t
We have just returned from a 6 week stay at 68 Yardie and found it excellent in every way, the beds in particular were very comfortable. The house is equipped with everything we needed from bed linen… More
“Wonderful cottage by the sea.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2014
We had a fantastic holiday at this cottage. Highlights? Having breakfast every morning on the bench looking out to sea, walking along the coastal path to watch the seals and hear them sing and grunt t… More
“Great place to stay, all you could ask for and more, definitely hope to return!”
Reviewed 31 May 2014
We had a fantastic stay at this lovely holiday home. Very well thought out, kids loved the toys and watching TV in bed. The highlight for us was watching a pod of dolphins swim past whilst enjoying th… More
“Beautifully restored cottage by the sea” The cottage has been restored to a very high standard with tasteful decoration and quality furnishings.
Enjoyed the log burner and separate snug,spacious for all the family. Stunning views from the window sea
“Yorkshire at its best” We stayed for 3nights and not disappointed ,very relaxing break very peaceful .
The Barn is lovely very cosy with everything you may need ,Feels very homely good quality fixtures and fittings and spotlessly clean ,great for chi
We had a lovely relaxing holiday at The Barn. Everything was spotlessly clean and very good quality and the shower is fabulous. Beautiful views from the sitting room and the location is so peaceful. T… More
Thanks for your lovely comments Chris. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay - and we look forward to seeing you both, and Millie!, in April.
“Lovely area, lovely barn, lovely hoilday”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2015
We really enjoyed our week at The Barn at Clough Woods. The area is very pretty with lots of lovely walks for us and our spaniel , she went home far more tired than when she arrived.
There were a num… More
Reviewed 23 Jun 2015
We stayed here for a couple of weeks in between moving houses.
The Barn is absolutely beautiful with stunning views. All the furnishings are gorgeous and it's a really fantastic little getaway wit… More
“Studio apartment with stunning view” Visited the apartment in June 2015. The apartment is well equipped and the view from the balcony is spectacular. It's location near the footpaths in and out of Les Houches is great for walkers. A great budget optio
Lovely apartment on the top floor of a block amid the trees at Les Houches. Great view from the balcony of the chamonix valley and Mont Blanc. Added bonus having BBC 1 and 2 available. Access to cover… More
Reviewed 1 Feb 2013
Having stayed before i knew the location was perfect for getting to the ski lifts just a 3 minute walk away in a quiet location. If you dont have a car, few nearby local bars just 5 mins away, a 10-15… More
“Thumbs up for les grand balcon”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2012
The place was just right fir 2 people, and the chalet we had had just the best view ever. Location is quiet and just 3 minutes drive from Chamonix centre, and also a few minutes drive from the mont bl… More
“"made my wedding week fantastic"” My auntie stayed in this villa for my wedding in October. The villa was clean,spacious and everything she need. Sharon was very helpful and my Aunt reports that getting the keys was of ease and made everything plain s
“Beautiful villa with all mod cons and in set in a quiet location.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
Beautiful Villa with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.
The pool around the corner was excellent and most days we had it to ourselves.
I would not hesitate in booking this Villa for a futur… More
Reviewed 25 Jul 2012
We stayed here as a family with 3 children and I couldn't have chosen any better. Spotlessly clean - and I'm very particular when in self catering accom and tastefully decorated. It had absolutely ev… More
“A real home from home”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2011
Myself and my wife stayed at this lovely villa in April for a week. On arrival we were very pleased with the villa. Someone who caretakes the villa met with us to hand over the keys and ensure that ev… More
“Beadnell break” This was are second visit to Beadnell this year but not at this property. This is by far the best property we have stayed at. The house is in a excellent location for the fantastic dog friendly beaches. Very well equipped and very clea
“Perfect for a quiet break” Just returned after a 3 day break with friends over New Year. Well kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable lounge area. Good sized bedrooms. Good location 5 minutes from A9, with easy access to forest walks,
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and out for children to run around w… More
Dear guest, we are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the Old Kirk. It is particularly suited to such 2 family holidays.
“Fantastic holiday home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The memory stick you left behind has been tracked down and will be sent to you.
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras.
What an unbelievably great experience staying in this cottage was! It was extremely clean and well-organized, and the kitchen is lovely and there were many little extras included. The bed was very com… More
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
This was the best cottage we had ever stayed in. Modern & comfortable in an ideal situation.… More