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.
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental” An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes from th
We stayed for 9 nights in July and we could happily have stayed for another week. We hiked and cycled and enjoyed the super hot weather. It was lovely to relax out on the terrace in the evenings. The … More
“Magical Way To Start The New Year”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
We have done some vacation rentals in the past with mixed results so initially we were considering a hotel in the area -but given that we were a group of ten, ranging in age from 3 to 76, we decided t… More
“Excellent vacation rental. A clean and comfortable house in a beautiful location.”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2012
Can't say enough about this vacation rental. We vacationed with three adults and two young children. Plenty to keep the young ones occupied on this beautiful resort community. Nick and Clair's home is… More
“A great place to stay” I stayed here with my son and partner for 5 nights from 16th June and this is a lovely cottage with plenty of room, a homely feel and in a nice quiet location. Everything you could need is there, it is clean, bright, comfortable
“Excellant location” We stayed for a weekend with friends and the location and facilities were excellent , the cottage was clean and fully equipped with all items required.
The owners were very approachable and accommodating
The location is a short w
“Excellent. This house has everything, very comfortable and close to activities.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
House is very comfortable, quiet location but easy access to activities. It is close to dalfaber resort and there is a shopping centre minutes walking distance. We have stayed here several times and… More
“"Alp-Heaven!"” Alphaven is that rare find that will leave you wondering why you would want to go anywhere else for vacation....It was as if we were living in a picture postcard, while having our coffee on the balcony, the valley far below, parasailors
"Craigellachie Retreat" is a beautiful 3 bedroom self–catering holiday house based in a quiet location surrounded by woodland walks and views of the nearby mountains. It benefits from a private garden with a summer house, drying room and shed for bike storage. …see more
“Great apartment in classic Swiss ski village” Highly recommend this apartment if you look to stay in Andermatt. Modern, well appointed and a place you easily feel comfortable. Very central to village, train, lifts, restaurants, etc.
“This was my 10th return trip - its that good!” Cathy and Mark are excellent hosts with an excellently positioned warm and comfortable home (endless hot water), and their welcome and attention to detail is equally warm.
We had great food again, thank
“Great little apartment. Very well equipped” Very nice, clean apartment. Plenty of storage space. Very well equipped kitchen with lots of utensils etc. with 2 very young children who are fussy eaters, we were self catering most days and we had everythi
This accommodation was of an excellent standard and included everything you might need. The building was well maintained and conveniently located with a great view across the valley. The only very sma… More
“Excellent Apartment and Location”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2013
Luekerbad was a beautiful place and the apartment was superb, particularly so because of the price. The main room was well fitted out and was a good size with two couches that converted to single beds… More
“Lovely well equipped apartment”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
Lovely apartment situated very close to the cable car. We ate in every night as it was so well equipped and it was a pleasure to sit on the balcony and take in the lovely views. Fresh bread and croi… More
“Little Gem.....” We have just returned from the most wonderful stay at Conwy Lodge, Llandudno. The picturesque surroundings complemented this high quality cottage, which has all the amenities you require for a relaxing, comfortable holiday. On our arr
As a veteran of many Welsh holidays, I was concerned that staying in an older property in February, might be a little chilly and damp to say the least. In the event Conwy Lodge was really cosy and the… More
We are really pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the lodge and thank you for taking the time to place a review.
Look forward to seeing you again.
“Brilliant house- highly recommended”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2016
Our second visit to Conwy Lodge was as great as the first. Lovely and clean on arrival with tea, coffee, biscuits and milk. Good quality towels and bedding provided. Lovely enclosed garden- safe for t… More
Thank you for your lovely comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the lodge. We hope to see you again the near future.
“Birthday week in Slovakia” The Tatras Chalet is a gorgeous and modern chalet perfectly situated close to many great outdoor activities. After walking to a nearby restaurant for amazing Slovakian Piwo we spent the next couple of days exploring the moun
“Great teambuilding place in amazing surroundings”
Reviewed 16 Feb 2015
Chalet Tatras was a great place to stay. Equipment of the whole house is well above standard, with huge kitchen and plenty of space for 10 people to work or have fun inside the chalet. Surroundings ar… More
The Austrian Alps are a special place, full of beauty and fresh air. We come to the mountains to recharge our souls, and in Hinterthal you are in the best place to do it all. Relax, spend time with your family and friends, have fun and laugh what more can you ask for! …see more
“Fantastic apartment in a fantastic peaceful location!” Fantastic apartment in a fantastic peaceful location, we had a great stay in the apartment in Mont d'Arbois, an excellent location for walking/cycling in the summer months. Very well appointed.
Family friendly, ski in ski out property,Panoramic views from apartment.Great condition built in 2008Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Fitness room and steam roomFREE Underground car parkFREE WI FIFREE shuttle bus in eveningsEasy drive from GenevaSecure ski lockerOn our other sit …see more
“comfortable & cosy” The Bear's Den is a converted barn, and the online description pictures are realistic, so it met our expectations.
There were only a couple of downsides; the lack of washing machine (plus line etc), and the link for the TV wa
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
“Fantastic Getaway - Beautiful Home” I arranged a birthday surprise for my partners birthday for us and his close friends to attend the Carn Mhor Lodge in Aviemore. Organising with Sarah was straightforward and I found her extremely helpful throughout
Beautiful comfortable home. Even though it was in an estate, it was set back from the other houses, hidden amongst trees. This gave it more privacy.
The house was well equipped, with plenty of room f… More
“Absolutely Fantastic, All Home Comforts And More Could Not Fault It”
Reviewed 20 May 2015
We had a fantastic weekend at the Carn Mhor Lodge. The house is just amazing. Even better in real life than in the photos. An excellent base for visiting the Cairngorms national Park and further beyon… More
“The Perfect Honeymoon Retreat!” We stayed in Pipers Cottage for the second leg of our Scottish Honeymoon. A perfect secluded getaway with all you need to kick back and relax. With all the added extras of hot tub, sky movies, the local Dalwhinnie whisk
Absolutely loved it. Had read reviews prior to going about low ceilings and shower head so was abut apprehensive I would be spending a wee like a half shut knife.. I'm 6ft never had a prob. My hubby … More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Great cottage everything you need and more , wonderful place so much to do will be back again , did have a small issue getting deposit back but was returned in the end… More
Reviewed 30 Sep 2013
Clean, tidy with very good hot tub!
Lots of garden space & great for walks!
Has everything you need and is great for the price.
Would return again anytime!… More
“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,
We stayed at the house for a weekend break and had a fantastic time. There's plenty of room in the house for a family or a group of friends with a lovely seating area in the back garden too. The locat… More
Thanks for your kind review and delighted you enjoyed our house. We hope to welcome you back.
Reviewed 4 Nov 2016
The house was fantastic. It had everything we needed and more. A beautiful peaceful location only minutes from the village and many lovely walks and lochs to go to only a short drive away. Would defin… More
Delighted you enjoyed you enjoyed your stay and have rebooked for another trip. We look forward to welcoming you back.
“Absolutely fabulous!” Words cannot express the great time we had in Haus Maya! Where on earth can you find a place to stay with so much luxury, such cosyness, and space for the whole family. Great kitchen isle (you never want to go out for eating) wit
“Excellent accommodation, would recommend a holiday in this Apt” We stayed in this Apt over New Year 2013/14. from the moment we arrived the accommodation far exceeded our expectations. The accommodation was clean and had all the comforts of home. The
We stayed in this apartment for 2 weeks last summer and loved it so much that we are going back again this year for our holiday! It was perfect for us as a family of five. Clean, well equipped and co… More
Thank you for staying in our apartment, really glad you liked it ans look forward to seeing you again
“Fantastic place for an active and beautiful summer holiday”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2012
This is a lovely property in a beautiful Alpine town, in a breathtaking valley. The apartment is great place to stay, being really well appointed, having gorgeous open views, and with a superb balcony… More
Really pleased you had such a great stay in Chatel and liked our apartment, there is indeed masses to do in summer or winter and you seem to have made the most of it!
“Fantastic Apartment with stunning views”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
We stayed here for a week with 2 small children and grandparents. We found the apartment very spacious and warm. Was very near to free bus stops to Ling/Pre la Joux but we did have a friend who lives … More
Thank you for your review. I'm really glad you had a good stay in Chatel and found the apartment so comfortable. I am very sorry that the Wi Fi wasn't working. I thought we had fixed the problem by repairing the phone line and resetting the hub, evidently not. I will reboot the whole thing myself next week. Please be assured the fibre optic cables are usually very fast and reliable. Look forward to seeing you again next year.
“Excellent stay” We are a family of 4 and stayed for a week at the chalet de l'ours. It is very cosy and confortable, with beautiful and quality furnishings. The beds are very comfy too and the kitchen is very well furbished.
During the day there i
A stunning and spacious two bedroom luxury apartment, close to the centre of St Gilgen. Tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard, this apartment offers the utmost in comfort and luxury during your holiday. As well as two bedrooms, there are two bathrooms …see more
“Very comfortable” Lovely comfortable house and very well equipped. From luxuries such as the hot tub down to the basics like loads of crockery and cutlery. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks very much.
Excellent, Hot-tub & Pizza oven were two great additions . The holiday house itself had everything we needed and more.… More
“very comfortable dreamhouse for families”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2011
A new and very comfortable house with all the amenities we wanted and many more.
Very luxurious bedrooms, very clean bathrooms, a new hot tub and a Wii. The last one our children, who are not allowed… More
Thank you for your lovely comments about our Highland-Home Twosibe, we always hope others will enjoy it as much as we do.
I'm glad the children enjoyed the games and you have such fond memories of Twosibe. We look forward to welcoming you and the family back soon.
“Excellent 5* Holiday Accommodation In Quiet Location”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2011
This holiday home is set in a quiet location overlooking the woods, but near all the local attractions amenities etc.
A folder was left to peruse for ideas as 'what to do'?
Extremely well equipped w… More
Thank you for your lovely comments about our Highland-Home Twosibe, we always hope others will enjoy it as much as we do.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
“Fantastic highland holiday home!” Balvattan Farmhouse surpassed our expectations. In a beautiful location just outside Aviemore the farmhouse provided everything we needed and more, from a roaring log fire to a superbly equipped luxury kitchen. Styli
“The perfect place for a fantastic family ski trip in the Highlands.”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2015
We came to Balvattan Farmhouse because we know how beautiful that part of the Highlands is. Our kids were in a ski race camp and we needed a location that allowed us to be flexible as to whether we sk… More
Thank you for your very kind review. I am delighted to hear that you will come back and enjoy our roaring fire and plentiful supply of logs! Happy skiing!
“A very comfortable "home from home" holiday.”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2015
This farmhouse is well equipped with good quality furnishings and equipment. It is very comfortable, clean and warm. The position is quiet and convenient with amazing views.
We have stayed in several… More
Thank you very much for your kind words about Balvattan Farmhouse. I am sorry you didn't find your pillow comfortable. We provide quality spare pillows in the wardrobes and offer various different thicknesses, firmnesses etc. Since there were only 3 of you staying in the house, we would have been delighted for you to have tried any of the pillows from any of the other bed. I'm sorry you didn't contact me during your stay to confirm you could have pinched a pillow off another bed. We all have our own personal sleeping requirements and personally I hate poor quality pillows. I will check all the pillows which are only a year old, this weekend. If you come again, please let me know your pillow preference and which room you want to sleep in and I will ensure your pillow of choice is available.
“Fantastic, home from home holiday destination”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2016
This farmhouse is tastefully and comfortably furnished with good quality throughout and very well equipped. As far as we are concerned it is a real home from home and therefore a very happy stay. We h… More
Thank you again, Barbara for your very kind review. Glad you and your dogs enjoyed your second stay - hope to see you returning next winter.
A beautiful stone cottage in the Scottish Highlands at the center of the National Park, with local Post Office, shop, restaurants and pubs within walking distance. A quite private setting for a romantic getaway, with an abundance of wildlife for nature lovers and a play …see more
“Luxurious, comfortable and great location” We were really delighted with the apartment. We stayed for a week over half-term with our 2 children aged 12 and 9 and another family with a child age 9. The chalet is located right on the slopes, so its ver
Chalet Adele proved to be the perfect self catering base in St Martin de Belleville. The apartment was just beautiful. It is spacious, extremely well equipped & has amazing views across the village, … More
“Ideal Skiing Holiday”
Reviewed 21 Feb 2016
This is a high quality modern apartment right on the slopes. Unlike other apartments we have stayed in, it was well stocked and everything was new and worked. The kitchen area is exceptional and the l… More
Thank you for your kind words, John and we would love to welcome you back as our guests next year. Glad you had such a nice holiday!
As far as the agency concerns, I agree for a 100%, they are very helpful in every way!
“Great cottage with really good location.” Riverside Retreat was recommended to me through a friend who's already been there. We visited in summer and had a great time. The cottage is small and cosy - perfect as a base for exploring the surrounding are
Lovely cottage full of amenities. Loved the garden room which we used a great deal.
Ideally suited for walks of all grades direct from the front door.
Good restaurants within easy reach especially i… More
“Cosy, full of character and great views.” A much improved chalet since being converted from 4 to 3 bedrooms, all with en suite facilities. Having L'Ancoli restaurant next door is a big bonus. Only 5-10 mins drive from Vanoise Express and the Valandr
“Beautiful Mountain Scenery” Our stay at La Soldanelle was our best family holiday ever. The location surrounded by mountains is still vividly imprinted in my mind. You could see the mountains from the kitchen and bedroom windows of the apartment and w
This is a beautiful apartment which is well equipped.
The building is stunning and luxurious, with a great gym and pool etc. Equipped to perfection.
The views are sensational and the location … More
“Our first fabulous White Christmas experience”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
My daughter (9 years) and I live in South Africa and have never touched snow. Our Christmas was spent enjoying the beauty of snow-covered Chateau 'doex. A typical day involved a quick walk down the hi… More
Hi. Thanks so much for your review. We love to get the feedback as we love Chateau d'oex so much and its great to hear that other people have had a good time too. It's also really kind of you to take the time to share the specific things you enjoyed to help other people with their stay. We provide lots of information but other people's experiences are so helpful as well. Often we have jam packed holidays in Switzerland involving loads of activities, but this Easter we chose to have a more chilled time and just really enjoyed the views, the scenery, the lovely shops for tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the village, local walks and the wonderful facilities at La Soldanelle as well. It's just a great place to have time special time together. Thanks again for taking the time to write.
“A great apartment in an amazingly beautiful location!”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
The apartment is very comfortable and well appointed. The owner could not have been more helpful before we arrived and Maya, on site, was also very helpful. Although the apartment does not have a balc… More
Hi. Many thanks for your review. We are delighted that you had a great stay. Thanks also for your feedback about the sign. We noticed on our last visit that the sign for "La Soldanelle" has been removed at the bottom of the hill. It has been replaced with a sign for "EMS La Pommerie"!! (I am not yet sure what or where that it is, but it is the sign to follow for La Soldanelle!). We have now updated all our directions so as to avoid any future confusion and provided a map of the village also in the information we send out. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience. We hope you will come back another time soon.