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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.
“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
Dundream winner of best accommodation provider in west regional Scottish Thistle Awards 2016/17 is situated in the unspoiled, rugged, North Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland with spectacular sea views to the Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland and Arran. Dundream …see more
“Fantastic log cabin wanted for nothing!” We loved this chalet it was perfect for my husband and I yet room for our extended family the next time. The owner could not have been more pleasant in his correspondence with me and very professional yet fri
We loved the lodge, it was perfect, home from home. So relaxing and in a beautiful spot with decking overlooking the river. The lodge itself had everything you wanted and was very clean. Will definite… More
“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
“Fantastic guest house with everything we required.”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2014
The Gable is a beautifully fitted out annex to the main Gable in Brantham. The unit comfortably sleeps 4 people and has been fitted out with an attention to detail.
There was a welcome basket wait… More
Thank you very much for your kind words.
“Great base for visiting area”
Reviewed 27 Jun 2015
My wife and I found the accommodation fulfilled all our needs. We were visiting friends in the area and also visiting lots of local attractions. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, comfortable and… More
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Fantastic location, lovely cottage with everything you need.” The cottage is conveniently located just above corfe castle within easy reach of swanage beach and studland bay. The cottage is safe and well equipped with everything you need. The owner is
Holidaying with other half, sis and only slightly grouchy 14 year old nephew for a week in a cottage in a quiet Dorset village could have gone one of two ways....happily, the Old Reading Room was abov… More
“Defenitely a place to go back” Great hospitality, nice hide out in the country side, beautiful surroundings for long walks.
Very well organized cottage with all accommodation you need. Perfect place to take children.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre
2 5 Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.2 km
“A fantastic, cosy cabin in a picture perfect setting” Greeted on arrival by Karen who gave us a helpful tour of the cabin and tips on what there is to do and where to go in the area, many of which we visited. The cabin is everything we imagined a log
Beautiful lodge in excellent location. The lodge was equipped with everything you could need and more. Great for totally relaxing, walking watching nature. Will certainly consider this holiday an opti… More
“Cosy, Homely, and Warm”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2015
We stayed here for a weekend in November 2015. It was a miserable weekend with heavy rain, but we felt all cosy and warm in front of the log fire in this great wee cabin.
Lot's of thought has been… More
“cosy and in the heart of Scotland”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2016
cosy and in the heart of Scotland
close to shop
river running by
Owner greets you and gives you tour explaining how the property functions… More
“Authentic, spacious, clean apartment with a view” We stayed here in September and really enjoyed our time here. Praiano was the perfect location for us, much quieter and more authentic than the larger towns of Positano and Amalfi. The apartment was of
“lost for words” Well what can we say wonderful place house is extreamly clean and tidy home from home I feel the house has everything you need right down to tennis rackets. you couldnt need another thing we had a fab warm welcome from the owners the h
My wife and myself couldn't have been happier with all aspects of our holiday.
The accommodation was excellent as was the town and location to north lakes and many other great spots.
Lorna and Marti… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and Arnie was a real gentleman. We too hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Lorna
Reviewed 5 Oct 2016
Booked this at short notice and Lorna was very flexible and welcoming. Superbly kitted out, spotless, comfortable and private with excellent wi-fi and SKY TV in a superb location virtually on the sea… More
Thank you so much for your kind words, we are delighted you enjoyed your break and it was lovely to meet you.
“Another lovely stay, home away from home”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2016
Just returned home after another brilliant stay, such a lovely relaxing stay, definitely gave me some much needed chill out time, and the dogs loved it as well. Wasn't sure how Ruby would react being … More
Thanks for your kind words Tom, it was good to see you again. I am really pleased that you got your time to relax.
“Ms” What a truly wonderful comfortable place. Susie is a pleasure to deal with and it tops any other holiday accommodation I have stayed in. Second time back and will continue to return. The view, the comfort, the hospitality- all wonderful.
“Eceptional five star barn.” It was our first stay at the barn and we stayed for 7 nights. The owners were fantastic hosts, with a great welcome and milk and juice ready on arrival. The barn has a great layout with enough space for me, my husband and d
This was our second visit to this barn, third to the site. It is set in a peaceful spot very close to the wonderful widemouth bay beach and the friendly town of Bude. The barns are always very clean o… More
“A lovely house which is well equiped for your holiday needs” The house is well equipped and has a good layout, the area is quite and the beach is very close and private a good place to get away from it all!
We had a wonderful stay in Sussex and loved the house. It couldn't have been more perfect. Highly recommended.… More
“A Lovely Holiday Home”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2016
We found this to be a lovely holiday home with spacious rooms and all the mod cons. The kitchen was well equipped and the breakfast room sat nine 9 of us comfortably. We rented the property for a fam… More
“If you want to get away from it all and yet so much to see!” Elaine (the owner) was extremely helpful in making our week's stay one to remember. The lovely cottage has more than enough room for two and the rate was reduced provided we used just one of
“Fantastic apartment” Antonella met us and let us leave our luggage in the apartment before the apartment was ready for us, she was very helpful. the apartment is fantastic with a beautiful view from the balcony it is also very close to everything in N
very modern and clean and comfortable, best suitment, nice view to the sea.Just 100 m to walk to the beach, 5 minutes to walk to the area with restaurants and souvenirs and coffeshops. Street of the a… More
Reviewed 12 Jan 2016
This is a beautifully furnished well equipped apartment. Well situated 5 minutes walk to the Balcon de Europe and a good choice of supermarkets within easy walking distance. The owner Antonella and he… More
“Perfect and beautiful place for visit in Andalusia”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
A beautiful apartment, very well situated close to beach and citycenter. Easy access to highway for exploring the surroundings. Comes highly recommended by us.… More
“Lovely Apartment Right by the Beach” The Apartment is located in just the right place for a great holiday by the beach. It is set back from the hustle and bustle but near enough to pop out with a young child to eat out in the evening. If you want to
The perfect base for a family adventure in the half term holidays. The apartment was better than I imagined, was very clean and a great deal of thought had been put into the finer detail. i.e. Scrabb… More
Arrived to find everything that the description said it would be. Beautiful peaceful location but access to everything you need. The cottage had everything you would need and more. We were visiting St… More
Thank you for your very kind feedback, and I'm pleased you had such a pleasant stay and the Cottage met with your expectations. I hope you can make another trip to the East Neuk very soon.
“A fantastic rural hideaway”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2016
An ideal location for a family of 4 with a dog. The cottage is located in the small hamlet of Kilrenny about a 10 minute walk to the lovely harbour town of Cellardyke and a 20 minute walk to Anstruthe… More
I'm so pleased you had a good time at Duck Cottage. No WIFI is an issue for some, but for many, it is an opportunity for some peace and quiet, and nowadays most people have phones and tablets that access the internet independently. I am contemplating installing WiFi, but that would come at the expense of a higher rental price. For now, I hope guests bring with them the essential connectivity they need, and a desire to take it easy and relax for a week or so without the pressures and hassles of being online and on call.....
“Comfortable, cosy cottage break just a stone's throw from Anstruther”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2012
Duck Cottage is a perfect base for a holiday; it has character, all the facilities of a modern holiday house and is comfortable and ideally located in a quiet wee village just 5 minutes away from anst… More
“A wonderful place to stay” The cottage had everything we needed and was comfortable and clean. The WIFI was excellent. Orton is a lovely village to walk in and enjoy the scenic beauty. If you get a chance, try to attend one of the church services at t
“Excellent, well-equipped cottage in a lovely village.”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2012
The cottage was clean and very well organised, located centrally for the village, which had a pub, chocolate factory/tea room and local store. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, and although the … More
“A lovely, well-equipped cottage in an ideal village”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2013
We really enjoyed our stay in this homely cottage.It is very well equipped, from the kitchen, to games and books, to the maps you need for Orton and the lake district. The village has everything you n… More
“A great little cottage”
Reviewed 12 Feb 2013
What more could you ask for! The cottage has everything you could possibly think of needing, it's a little unorthadox in layout but a fab use of space. Location wise the lake district is on your d… More
“An ideal holiday spot.” My daughter and I had a thoroughly enjoyable week at Cosy Corner. The bungalow is very well equipped with everything one could need. It was warm and comfortable and in a wonderful situation just a few yards from the magnifi
“Beautifully located, well equipped and will be returning!”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2015
We arrived a little early and were greeted by the owners who were still preparing the bungalow for our stay. We were welcomed and invited to park our car on the drive and use the 'facilities' before … More
“An absolute gem”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2015
We rented this beautiful bungalow for a long weekend and could not have wished for better. The location is perfect, welcome pack perfect, absolutely everything you need for a wonderful relaxing stay r… More
“Excellent home from home”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2014
Great little bungalow- could hardly be closer to the sea.
Cosy Corner sums it up - really comfortable place to come home to. Well equipped kitchen, comfy seating area and a TV you can see!
Spring Grange Cottage is a luxury 2 bedroom spacious annexe set in a rural area of outstanding natural beauty on a 3/4 acre plot. This location enjoys fantastic views west across the valley and unspoilt countryside. Nestled in the Mendip Hills, Winscombe is an excellent …see more
“Kinbrae Golf House” Kinbrae House is a lovely family home. It was ideal for our family week in St Andrews. We had two adults, two teenagers and a dog - all were happy and comfortable. We only scored 4 out of 5 because the TV is tiny, the bins were com
“Convenient location with a fabulous conservatory.”
Reviewed 16 May 2014
The house was modern, comfortable and very well equipped. We were within easy reach of restaurants, shops, the beach and golf courses. What really convinced us to book this property was the conservato… More
“Great Location, Very Clean”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2015
Excellent but quiet location with a wonderful garden and solarium. Spacious main bathroom for the UK however the half baths were claustrophobic. Very clean, very pleasant property manager.… More
“Great House - Perfect Location for Exploring Cape Town” My family stayed at David and Lyn's place in Fish Hoek, South Africa for a week in July. The house was perfect. The view out onto False Bay was magnificent. The home was well equipped and spaciou
This is a beautiful home, that offers everything thing that you could want on holiday... It is very clean, very well appointed and spacious, excellent for large or small groups or as we were just the … More
Reviewed 10 May 2012
Second visit. Fell in love with the oustanding views each day, which reminded me of Mount's Bay in West Cornwall. Great arrangement of accommodation that afforded privacy as needed. lots to do within … More
“Spacious House with magnificent views”
Reviewed 2 May 2012
Magnificent views over the ocean to the majestic mountains in the distance is the sight that greets you from just about every aspect of this lovely home. The accommodation is very spacious and comfort… More
Yellowtail Stay - Stanwell Tops is set in a small acreage of stunning rolling lawns with a sandstone-surrounded dam and encompassed by bush.
We have 3 rooms available.
The Courtyard Room is a studio apartment and located downstairs from the residence. Own private acce …see more
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location” Would recommend a stay in this lovely farmhouse. Comfortable and well equipped in an great location with lovely views of a ruined castle. Loads to do in surrounding area for people of all ages
Loved the house perfect for a family get together the rooms are so cosy and kitchen is perfect for all the family to enjoy. Loved the amazing big bathroom could have stayed in there all day.
The sett… More
Hello, I am so pleased you all really enjoyed your stay. The property does indeed benefit from a spectacular and very special view of Duffus Castle. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.
“Perfect family getaway”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
We had a great time in the cottage which provided us with all we could need. Clean and comfortable house with plenty of facilities for adults and kids. Perfect location with easy access to main routes… More
Hi, thanks so much for leaving us a review. I'm so please to hear you had such an enjoyable family holiday. It makes all the hard work worthwhile. Old Duffus Farmhouse is indeed a very special property with the ruins of Duffus Castle just outside! We will be delighted to welcome you all back again in the future.
“Excellent property, excellent location”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2015
We live in Australia but originated from this area and took the extended family to see where their roots lay.
The farmhouse was brilliant, loved the big country kitchen. Everything that we could wish… More
Hi, thanks so much for writing us a review. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you but I am really pleased you had an enjoyable stay.
“Fantastic apartment - light, airy and spotlessly clean.” I stayed at Seascape in July 2014 with my husband and aged parents. We had a great welcome from Tim and found the apartment very well appointed, clean and airy. It had everything you might nee
The property is very clean, practical and In an excellent location.
However the road in front gets very crowded at the weekend as cars park everywhere.
Also the property has only one bathroom and no… More
NITB approved spacious 4 bedroom seaside self-catering property with sea facing sun room. Suitable for up to 6 people, 4 bedrooms, modern kitchen/diner with all appliances, bathroom, shower room, downstairs toilet, garden. TV, video, stereo, washing machine, drier …see more
“Fantastic Holiday” We came to Abruzzo for the walking and to look at the wild flowers and both exceeded our expectations. It is an unspoilt part of Italy, little English is spoken, so brush up on your Italian before you come! However Stuart and Hila
“Perfect location in Abruzzo mountains near Sulmona”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2012
The mountain views in every direction and the peaceful location made this a perfect place to relax on the terrace of the apartment.
We stayed at Casa La Rocca at the beginning of August after spend… More
“Beautiful location, very peaceful”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2012
We've just come back from a week at Casa la Rocca and I can safely say it has been one of the most beautiful locations we have stayed in. Very accessible from Rome and to the Adriatic coast.
The apa… More
“Best Italian Holiday Ever”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2011
We're writing this review a little tentatively as one of Abruzzo selling points, in our opinion, is that it does not attract the crowds in the same way other, better known regions of Italy do. It’s… More
“Thoroughly enjoyable stay!” We had a lovely time at One Button Hideaway.
The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed.
It was a great base for exploring Yorkshire.
The local pub, which served good food, was just a 5 minute walk away.
Really enjoyed our weekend away at the One Button Hideaway. Cottage was cosy, clean and very peaceful! Located in a nice little village. Great base to explore North Yorkshire from. We hope to revisit … More
Reviewed 5 Apr 2015
Excellent would recommend and hope to go back lots to do and look and nice garden just to sit and relax… More
Reviewed 1 Apr 2015
The space inside is great.very modern yet cosy and homely at the same time.private little patio area. Pub in walking distance, serves lovely food.will definitely be back.… More
“Lovely stay in a brilliant house in a great location.” Large, bright house with plenty of space for our group to have a very relaxing weekend. On entry house found to be very clean & tidy, rooms nicely decorated & furnished. Good range of Bedroom opti
“House full of character with all the comforts from home.” Lovely Victorian house within walking distance of a sleepy fishing village. Plenty of room and space for our teenagers to be with us or be with the wifi. Nice of the owner to come and say hello
We decided on a last-minute break over the school midterm holidays and couldn't believe our luck when we found this house. When we arrived we were kindly shown around by Kim. The house's location was … More
So glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to your next visit, Rik
Reviewed 8 Aug 2016
This is one of the best holiday homes we have ever rented and we have rented a fair few all over Europe. First class accommodation equipped to home from home standard. Location, views, cleanliness… More
We are so please you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit. Rik
“Lovely house. Suited us well.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
The property was great for our family. Two adults, two toddlers and my 12 year old.
Well maintained with all the essentials including a travel cot.
There were no window keys but the owner quickly … More
“Very peaceful and spacious home in a great location.” Everything was well prepared when we arrived. Jango (the master gardener and our greeter when we arrived) was very patient and waited for 4 hours as our flight was delayed. The house was well equi
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent
site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex
5 time we have stayed over the years
and this was the best accomodation
ideal quiet break
St Margerets is a fabulous place to explore the area, including the stunning bay, the white cliffs of dover and the truly fabulous dover castle.
The bungalow was really well equipped with everythin… More
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
really well appointed accomodation.peaceful setting and friendly neighbours,if you do not have a car really good bus service into dover and beyond.good facilities at the park gym, swimming bar and res… More
Reviewed 18 Oct 2011
We had an amazing time. The bungalow was perfect! It was four of us looking for a cosy quiet place near the cliffs. And even if we didn't have a car, the walking around wasn't bad at all. Almost a hig… More
The apartment is in a modern cul-de-sac at the edge of the picturesque village of Sutton Courtenay. It is a five minute walk from the village centre which has two small supermarkets, a post office, butcher's, a selection of village pubs and a church. …see more
Spacious accommodation with lots of character and original features, This is a superb and relaxing family base to explore the Charente Maritime. Within easy reach of all the Charente's attractions including La Rochelle, La Palymyre Zoo, Futuroscope and beaches. …see more
“Beautiful modern property in a peaceful location” We booked this property for week in June to celebrate my Dad's 50th Birthday. The property was stunning and certainly the best that we've stayed in. It was very clean with modern appliances throughout.
Absolutely devine location and cottage. Traditional with touches of comtempory, which sums up Padstow as well really. If you are a fan of Padtow as we are and also partial to walking, then you will be… More
“Forget any apprehensions.” Have recently returned from an extremely pleasant week spent at Eeyores Corner. The location was excellent - quiet and restful, which was exactly what we wanted. Property was very comfortable and obviously maintained to a ve
We had such a lovely experience staying at Eeyores Corner. The cottage was beautiful and the owners made us feel very welcome. We settled in straight away and enjoyed every minute of the lovely place … More
“Has all and more than needed to high standards......Just perfect”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2012
Eeyores corner is the perfect base for all. Couples to large families will enjoy. Hosts fantastic, location and weather excellent. As a family we have spent the last six holidays in various locations … More
“Everything we expected and lots more!!!!”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2012
Great location to stay, with lots to see and do, if thats what you want.
Otherwise just kick back and relax in the hot tub, or enjoy a glass or two on the riverbank. If you are lucky you may see the … More
“Will return to this sensational house!” I wanted a nostalgic long weekend in Portrush with my husband and daughter who now lives in Wales. I struck gold. Beautiful house, the photographs do not do it justice. Spacious, spotlessly clean and with on
“A wonderful ambience” A lovely place to stay. Some properties aren't really big enough for the number of people they can accommodate. This has seven bedrooms on the upstairs floor, meaning that the reception and kitchen areas are very generous. We lov