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.
“Great location” Quiet , clean, super spot convenient for Tunbridge Wells.
Owner very quick to respond to enquiries .
On hand for any help you may need.
Very well care for property .
Good parking spot too.
“Wonderful place to stay” We are visiting from the US and this house is the first part of a two month stay in the UK. If all of our houses are as nice as this one, we will have a wonderful stay. Everything about this house is perfect. There was neve
“Excellent accomodation , well presented and comfortable”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2014
Quiet weekend away with friends in a house that could not have been better. Clean, warm , superb beds, everything fort a perfect stay. Location is at the lower end of town so there's an up hill walk … More
“Lovely house and perfect location”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2013
We are five friends who go away for a husband/children free long week-end every year. Our choice in June this year was Ludlow and we were lucky enough to pick this delightful property to rent. The hou… More
“Excellent home in a lovely location - I will be back”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2013
A lovely comfy property, extremely well maintained, decorated and equipped. An ideal base for touring the area and for having a break in a very nice town. Loads of local amenities within walking dista… More
“Delightful cottage” We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen, beautifully furnished, comfor
“Superb stay! Beautiful cottage on the inside and lovely location”
Reviewed 28 Feb 2013
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this delightful cottage. It has been finished to a very high standard, everything has been thought of. The wood burner in the lounge makes for a lovely central featur… More
“[--]Delightful Cottage with character in quiet location[--]”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
"Teversal Manor Cottage is a wonderful place for a break with friends and family but you should also consider it for longer if you need to be based in the area for longer. I can highly recommend it as… More
“Great location, great facilities!” Stayed for a week at the lovely Hibiscus House. Very well located just 20 minutes walk from Cite carcassonne in a residential street. The gite is very well laid our with excellent use of space for a couple or family
“Delightful apartment Wonderful hosts Fabulous garden and outside space”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2014
This was my first visit to France apart from the mandatory day trip to Calais so expectations were high. I was not disappointed!. Booking was easy and Wendy answered all our questions and was on hand … More
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
We had a lovely stay at Hibiscus House. The appartment was much larger than we expected and spotlessly clean. Wendy and Paul were great hosts - very helpful and friendly. The location was perfect f… More
“Exceeded Expectations” Sea Gem certainly lives up to the reviews and website details. The property is stylish, comfortable and inhabits an excellent location with outstanding views. I spent hours just watching the sea. The beach is a two minute wal
“Perfect in every way” Stunning 5***** villa in a peaceful location. Friendly and helpful owners. Quiet location is a bit of trek from town (30-40 mins walk) but taxi is only 4 euros to centre or 5 to Marina Rubicon. Would not hesitate to recommend. Wi
“5* Awesome-Best of the best” Fabulous property with a stunning location
180 degree views of the golf course and ocean from nearly every room
Rooms are huge and everything is clean and immaculate
Had everything needed for a wonderful vacation - pool
The house has an excellent location and one of the best views on Pezula - looks out over a hole, a large part of the golf course, and has amazing sea views. And added to that, the house itself is lux… More
“A private spa!”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2011
This is a magical place. It is beautifully equipped and beautifully furnished. It has a very welcoming atmosphere. I would go there again and again!… More
Reviewed 1 Dec 2011
We had the privilege of spending a week at this luxurious property. The house is modern and spacious with all of the amenities you could possibly require. Awesome views of the golf course and sea.
“Large suburban Mas” This villa was ideally situated 20 mins walk from the centre of Sorgue where there were plenty of restaurants for eating out.The Villa was large with plenty of activity facilities,a good large pool (in the shade in the morning)Plen
“Amazing!” Had an absolutely fantastic time in this lovely house. There were 13 of us celebrating 21st, 50th and 80th birthdays and what an ideal place to do it. Plenty of room for us all and everything we needed to celebrate in style. Loved the huge c
“Wonderful property with period features and large spacious rooms.”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
We had a wonderful stay at Bankfield. There were 8 adults and 4 children and each and everyone of us enjoyed the lovely spacious house, especially the teenagers who appreciated the many rooms where th… More
Thank you for your kind words,they are really appreciated,and hopefully we will be able to welcome you all back to our very special house,until then all health and happiness to you all,,
Eric and Helen
“Even better than I had hoped...”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
We spent a wonderful February week at Bankfield House with my family, husband, self, twin five year olds and a whole heap of friends who variously joined us over the week for 40th birthday celebration… More
Thank you for very kind words it means a lot to Helen and I to get such wonderful feedback from our Holidaymakers,we loved having you all stay with us and please come back whenever you can,you know there is a warm welcome awaiting you all
“A spacious and homely house with great views!”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2013
We would highly recommend a stay at Bankfield House. It is a warm, comfortable house that offers superb value for money. The owners, Helen and Eric, are very friendly and welcoming. They spent time ma… More
Thank you so much for your kind words,they are really valued by us and appreciate them very much.Hope to see you all again at Bankfield ,
Eric and Helen
Thanks for a wonderful stay! The apartment was just as pictured. Warm, cosy, spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need. The beach is just across the road and a great central location fo… More
“The perfect base for exploring Romney Marsh.”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2016
A clean and well cared for little base, very central for exploring the marshes. There is a fairly busy road between the holiday home and the sea but not in any way obtrusive, even with the windows ope… More
“delightful holiday home” We really enjoyed our short family break and found the cottage to be very comfortable and the owners very helpful. It is in a lovely peaceful spot,( great looking out on the water watching the swans in the morning, ) but only
Fantastic apartment, everything you could possibly need and some. What a place to come back to after a day's walking, and having the opportunity to sit out on the balcony with a glass of wine watching… More
So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at Angel Loft, always a bonus when the weather is nice. We would love to welcome you back, should you wish to re-visit.
“Excellent short stay” We were a group of 4 girls staying for 2 nights whilst attending a wedding at nearby Great Hall. Carole greeted us on arrival and ensured we had everything we needed. A welcome pack of essential food items had been left for us wh
I booked this holiday for my parents 50th wedding anniversary, so they could go and visit family. When they arrived at the property they were greeted with a beautifully presented and very clean holid… More
Thank you for the review! I think after 50 years of marriage a few treats are well deserved! So glad your mum and dad enjoyed their break away and we hope to welcome them back soon! x
“excellent accomodation ,hosts, facilities, location, parking, and fenced private garden”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2014
Carol and Lee were more than helpful providing a welcome pack, logs and two newly laid eggs.The accommodation was spacious and clean and the facilities were more than adequate. Far exceeded our expect… More
thank you for taking the time to review Eastlee, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and for us to exceed your expectations is great! Hopefully next time you stay with us our chickens will be in full laying mode and manage a full box! Look forward to seeing you soon
“A beautiful well equipped place to stay”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2014
We would recommend this property without doubt.....Carol and Lee are the nicest of people. They made our stay perfect....Provided was tea..coffee..sugar..biscuits..cereal..milk..bread..jam..marmalade.… More
Thank you for your kind review I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay it is really important to us that all our guests have a great stay. it was a pleasure to meet you and We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
“Perfect Stay” Delightful apartment which was very comfortable, well equipped with some very nice authentic touches. Felicity and Chris made us feel extremely welcome and made our stay all the more pleasurable. Fort Augustus is perfectly located for
“Mini moon retreat” We stayed here for our wedding day and for a few days after and it couldn't have been better!
The house was beautifully fernished with amazing beds,super comfy sofas and even the carpet was nice.
Kitchen was fantastic and bathroo
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.
“Wonderful and relaxing villa...” We were looking for somewhere a little special to holiday and celebrate our anniversary somewhere quiet and beautiful. We were certainly not disappointed with our stay at loreto luxury villa which is built into the cli
Having enjoyed our initial holiday there a couple of years ago, my partner and I recently visited the beautiful island of Madeira for the second time. We wanted some rest and relaxation so decided to… More
“Stunning villa = amazing holiday!”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
We have recently returned from a fantastic holiday in Madeira and had the most relaxing stay in this stunning villa!
Upon arrival to Madeira we contacted Peter and Jane, the letting agents, to inf… More
Reviewed 28 Dec 2012
In 2011 after touring around Europe we decided to have a few quite days before the long journey home back to Oz. We were able to get some much needed rest in a FAB villa in Calheta Maderia. It was j… More
“Perfectly quiet and peaceful.” Our holiday here was exactly what we were looking for. The accommodation was new, cosy, comfortable and included plenty of nice welcoming touches. Our children stepped outside every morning into a safe and enclosed orc
“A wonderful location” This apartment suited us perfectly; close to the pool and the beach, fabulous views from the terraces, lovely safe gardens and easy to walk to some great, friendly restaurants. We spent the first week exploring the island, and th
“Fab! Cozy, charming, unique, clean and warm!” Excellent! Great stay in a lovely cottage tucked away in Whittlesey. Excellent features, facilities and furniture throughout. Made our weekend very special! :-)
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
“Fantastic Family House” I booked to stay at Ranscombe House for Christmas and we all had a brilliant time! The house far exceeded our expectations - it was spacious yet cosy and there was plenty of room for the entire family to relax without feeling o
Vi hadde 10 fine dager i denne leiligheten. Lys og lettstelt leilighet, 2 gode soverom, flott bad med badekar, kjøkkentilbehør og TV. Veldig koselig uteplass, perfekt til late ettermiddager:) Leilig… More
“Beautiful villa with great views of Capri” Beautiful villa with great view of Capri
We really enjoyed our stay in this villa. Nunzio was very efficient in answering questions, arranging transportation, and setting up tours. The villa is beautiful a
This villa was the highlight of our Amalfi Coast trip. Everything that was stated in the previous reviews is totally accurate. One review mentioned the mini pool. Although it is not designed as a h… More
many thanks for your beautiful words.
We really hope to see you again!
“Amazing location, superior accommodation, incredible stay.”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2012
We couldn't have been happier with the beautiful view of Capri and the Amalfi coast. The rooms were big and modern, the bathrooms clean and roomy, the kitchen well appointed and the lounge dining bles… More
Reviewed 3 Dec 2011
I stayed at Casa Mariavittoria last August and I found it very comfortable, clean and very well furnished. It has a breathtaking view overlooking the bay of Naples and the beautiful Capri island. Even… More