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.
“Excellent holiday home.” We spent a most relaxing and enjoyable week in this lovely holiday home which was tasefully decorated and had absolutely everything we needed including television and internet access. It has a lovely big garden at the rear a
The house has been designed to make the most of the superb mountain and lake views, offering open-plan living space and a large patio area upstairs, perfect for al-fresco entertaining, with a superbly appointed kitchen. The 3 downstairs bedrooms downstairs (one with an …see more
“A beautiful home, garden and location. We couldn’t ask for more.” We have had the luxury of spending time at Les Guillamaux in 2003/4. The house, garden and pool were wonderful then - they are even better now. There are more beds to accommodate mor
“A beautiful home in a lovely, relaxing location with views to die for!”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2012
From the minute we drove up to Les Guillamaux we knew we were going to have a great holiday. The house itself is beautiful and very well equipped, the owners really have thought of everything. The chi… More
“Fabulous Group Holiday house”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2014
The house is just gorgeous. It has been restored very authentically ....rustic and comfortable. Great spaces. Everything provided, though internet connection was difficult. Countryside beautiful. Pool… More
Style, luxury and convenience in a beautiful location what more can be said about this apartment and its situation to Northern Ireland's world renowned North Antrim Coast. Activities abound, golfing, fishing, motorcycling, cycling, walking, swimming, canoeing, etc. …see more
This spacious apartment is situated in the very heart of the Sotogrande Marina, Andalucia, beautifully positioned between the rolling hills of the Sierra Alminera and the Mediterranean sea. In Sotogrande you will find excellent bars, cafes, restaurants, beach clubs, sho …see more
“Lovely cottage in a friendly village in a beautiful part of our country.” This cottage is spacious, comfortable, a little quirky and very well equipped. We stayed for New Year, with some other friends staying nearby in another holiday cottage. On comp
We stayed at Weavers for 4 nights in total during October. Firstly, the house is kitted out with everything you'd need for self-catering. We arrived late Friday evening and the lights and heating were… More
“Great place, would definitely recommend for couples of small group of friends”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2011
Really cozy cottage with a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and 2 loos. Well laid out outside space - terraced garden with multiple levels. The cottage was clean, the linens were fresh and the pla… More
“A cottage of charm and character right in the pretty village centre”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2011
This charming cottage has a great location in a pretty village and is a gentle stroll to The Barley Mow pub which we would recommend for food. The kitchen is well equipped and it is comfortably furn… More
“Illfracombe's 4 star secret” After having a stressfull few months since my husbands stroke, we had an all too short stay (4 nights), in this wonderful apartment. I am a very fussy "renter" - the first impression for me is the smell of a rental. The sm
Just returned from a short break to Cove View in Ilfracombe. Have stayed in many high quality hotels/apartments and have to say this property is up there with the best of them. Every creature comfort … More
Thank you for your review of 3 Cove View. We're really pleased you liked the apartment and enjoyed your stay. Best wishes. James Low
Reviewed 17 Jul 2016
As Ilfracombe newbies, me and my wife were looking forward to this break and we weren't disappointed. From the start the owner was helpful and answered any enquiries in hours by email. The apartment i… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay at 3 Cove View, and that you hope to return again. Glad you had an opportunity to use the beach bag and didn't need the umbrella! We would love to welcome you to Cove View again, do get in touch if you wish to book for next year. Kind regards, James.
Reviewed 1 Dec 2016
Fabulous. Clean, modern, comfortable and perfectly located for Ilfracombe and North Devon. Most people would like to know about the kitchen, bed and bathroom. These were all high quality and immaculat… More
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there
“Very comfortable and spacious 2 bedroom villa in quite area but close to amenities.”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
Joanne and Kevin provided us with an excellent villa, which was very much "home for home".
It was very spacious and it had a lovely outdoor sitting area, where we spent most of our time.
The locatio… More
“What more could you ask for??”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2013
Having rented a few villas in our time, you are always curious whether the pictures will fairly represent what you see on arrival. In this case, they exceeded it. The villa is very spacious for a 2 be… More
Reviewed 10 Nov 2012
An absolutely beautifully maintained villa with many extra little touches that were really appreciated. From the first contact, when the availability calender was up to date, Joanne was a pleasure to … More
“Everything you need for a pefect stay” Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this wonderful cottage. Communication with the owner was excellent from the outset and the house is exactly as described. On top of a steep hill, the cotteage offers wonderful views
“Happy holiday in a house with beautiful views.” I spent a week at Casa Viola with my husband and a friend. Antonella is an excellent holiday home owner, always very attentive and helpful but never intrusive. Her fluent English is a great help to thos
Antonella is a wonderful hostess. Her communication is top notch and quick. The house itself is wonderful; it is fully equipped for a stay of any length. There are more than enough dishes, flatware an… More
Thank you for staying at Casa Viola and thank you very much indeed for your review. Your suggestions are precious. I'll check the water pressure of the shower.
Hope to have you again in Lovere.
All the best.
“Great location with lake views, access to lakeshore and charming town”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2012
Casa Viola has a lovely terrace over looking lake Iseo which gets morning sunshine. House is comfortable and well equipped. Access to the marina and town is very easy on foot. Nice for evening promena… More
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“Fabulous view, quaint accomodations”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2012
One of the allures of visiting Lovere is the beautiful Lake Iseo nestled in the mountains. The view of this gem from the Casa Viola is breathtaking and a sheer pleasure to wake up to and absorb while… 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.
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
we greatly appreciate the review and feedback. Thank you.
“Great place to stay for ski ing with a family” Had a brilliant weeks ski ing, loads of snow great having not skied for 5 years, apartment very comfortable and ideal for us and our extended family. We met up with friends that Alastair introduced to hi
Five of use stayed for the week in January and it was excellent, brilliant location just on the edge of Bourg, easy to get to and very well maintained. The biggest downside was having to come home.
“The apartment & its surroundings were just fantastic.”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2011
Chez Christo is a well-equipped spacious apartment that has everything to make a comfortable stay. We stayed in late summer & had superb weather ; breakfast on the balcony each morning with fabulous v… More
Thanks very much for your positive response. All the best for 2012.
“Another great stay Chez Christo”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2011
We've stayed 'Chez Christo' 3 or possibly 4 times. We always have a great holiday and the snow and conditions are usually superb. The apartment is warm and cozy and always a welcoming place to be af… More
Thanks for your positive review. I know you always have a good time and hope you enjoy your stay again next winter.
“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
“A lovely house in a beautiful place” We spent a lovely week in Salcombe. What a beautiful place! The house was in a great location and was very comfortable inside. It had everything a family would need for the week and the balcony at the back was a re
“Quiet, cosy and convenient, we loved it! Thank you.”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2015
Fantastic location with stunning views and garden. The house was extremely cosy and well equipped, with everything we needed. The owner was lovely and helpful. We loved our stay and would love to visi… More
“Breathtaking views as well as beautiful rooms” Me and my partner were looking for a relaxed Cornish getaway but wanted the privacy and comfort of an apartment rather than a B&B as well as a touch of modernity in quirky old Kernow. At Atlanta Apartment
“Absolutely perfect, peaceful, relaxing and great location.” This is the second time we have stayed in this villa and would do so again.
Its location is perfect, 50m from the restaurants and the beautiful sea front of the fishing village La Calleta.
“Lovely villa, excellent location, very peaceful but close to local amenities”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
Villa located very close to local restaurants, but also convenient for local shops. Nearby beach mainly pebbles/shingle, but great for snorkelling. Only 15-20 minutes drive to Playa Las Americas, gr… More
“Do not worry, book it.” Had a great few days stay at the cottage, if you are looking for somewhere to stay in this part of Cornwall I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone, very clean, very tidy and equipped to a very high standard,
I've used this place as a base for a walking and cycling holiday on several occasions. You can do numerous walks straight from your doorstep and it's also handy for local buses, the open-top double de… More
“Lovely accommodation in stunning surroundings”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2012
This was my first trip to Cornwall and I have to say that it exceeded all expectations. The Upper Barn was a lovely place to spend the week - modern but characterful with all mod-cons and anything a h… More
“Superb rural retreat”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
We stayed for a week in the Upper Barn in August.
Have been to cornwall many times, staying in a variety of accommodation types. I have to say, this was one of the best!
Steve and Julia were relaxe… More
“Excellent Holiday Cottage” Just got home after staying 1 week at Lavender Cottage which is in a very central part of Lyme, very close to many restaurants and sea front, the cottage was very clean and warm, very nice to have outdoor space for the dogs,
Very cosy and well equipped cottage, in a great location. Quiet street in the old town just a short walk to beach and shops. Small garden is a bonus. Owners very communicative and helpful. Would book … More
“Lyme is great, so is this place”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2012
We stayed for a week with a super-active 1 yr old: Mark the owner was good enough to get us a toddler gate for the stairs - he already had crib, high chair, plus all the things that make a family holi… More
“Great Cottage, great location.”
Reviewed 24 May 2015
Cottage in great location leval walk to beach, new kitchen Wifi available not fast but adequate.
Garden area fine but could do with updating table and chairs. Car park safe and secure next to police … More
A beautiful cottage dated circa 1610, set in the idyllic town of Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach and centre of town where you can sample the delights of the many local restaurants and pubs whilst talking in the dramatic views acros …see more
“relaxation all the way!” This is our third year staying at Casa Blanca, we find it so relaxing here.the villa is always spotless when we arrive, a credit to Mark and Tracy who look after it..And always give a warm welcome..The gardens of the villa are
Villa Casa Blanca has everything that you would expect from a modern, carefully furnished holiday home. What could not be expected are the stunning views of Xativa Castle from the lovely garden of th… More
Spacious and very comfortable property in the picturesque village of Ferryden near Montrose. Walled garden and suntrap courtyard. Two public rooms, two bedrooms, newly fitted kitchen and spacious bathroom with shower. Gas central heating.Free WIFI provided,Sleeps 5. …see 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
“A fantastic stay in a beautiful cottage.” A lovely cosy cottage, full of everything you would even need. Perfect location for exploring Melrose and surrounds. Gorgeous fully enclosed garden, great for young children. The owner was incredible friendly
Just spend 4 nights at Lavender Blue cottage, it is a lovely place has everything you would need. Laura the owner has gone above and beyond to make sure that your stay is complete we arrived to find a… More
Lavander Blue is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed at and believe me we have stayed at a fair few over the years. On arriving there was halloween cupcakes for the kids, which went down a… More
Thank you for taking the time to send such a lovely review , it gives me so much pleasure to know that you've enjoyed your holiday. Look forward to seeing you again, Laura
“Perfect location and very good standard”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2016
Conveniently situated in a quiet lane but central and close to the Melrose shops, rugby pitch, Abbey and Priorwood Gardens, this gem of a cottage was cleverly and beautifully furnished, spacious, imma… More
“Highly recommended Villa” We stayed at Villa Sandra in October 2014. It is always a risk to book accommodation from a description and pictures. You can rest assured this is a luxury villa. Gary has done a great job of providing first class facilities
“Wonderful villa with lovely heated pool and very comfy sun beds”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2016
A very efficient, helpful and friendly owner and villa manager to deal with any issues or questions that you might have. The village was easy enough to find thanks to maps provided and the transfer t… More
“Beautiful villa, not far from a picturesque sandy beach!”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2013
At first we were a little intimidated about the drive from the airport as we hadn’t driven in Portugal before, but there was actually nothing to worry about. Car pickup was easy and obvious (and dis… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We value all feedback and we are really pleased you had a fantastic time, it makes all of our hard work worthwhile when we hear guests have had a great holiday. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Thanks again, JJ Villas.
“Great Villa - Great service”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2013
Very enjoyable holiday. The Villa is well located for access to many activities. Spacious rooms - easily accommodated three adults and three children. Great pool with large shady areas for eating outs… More
We are really pleased you had a great time, it certainly makes our hard work worthwhile to hear a guest has had a great holiday; especially when they then take the time to write a review of our holiday villa. Thank you again, JJ Villas.
“Amazing place to stay....” Sweetslade was just as lovely as in the photos on the website. It's a beautiful place with a stunning view to wake up to each morning. It had everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay. As it was Novembe
We are always looking for a secluded lodge style accommodation to base out annual UK holiday from. Sweetslade fits this description very well. The building is behind the owners property with its own g… More
Thanks for taking the time for such a comprehensive review hope to see you both again.
Reviewed 1 Sep 2014
A lovely property in a quiet location. The property was clean and tidy and had everything u needed for your stay. Would return again.… More
Thanks for taking the time to do a review really appreciated.
“Perfect countryside getaway”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
We recently stayed for a long weekend at Sweetslade and were greeted very warmly on arrival. The barn was spotlessly clean and is extremely well equipped - it is clear that a lot of thought has gone i… More
Thanks for the great review its always uplifting to know that you enjoyed your stay.
“Excellent” Had a really good stay in Woolacombe for a friends 40th. Apartment is ideally situated for the beach and the nightlife. Very clean and spacious with a wonderful view over the beach. Would highly recommend.
This is a fantastic apartment in a great location. The website photos looked good but it was even better in reality. Spacious well equipped, comfortable and convenient. This gave me the escape I was l… More
“Outstanding - perfect getaway from the stress and busyness”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2011
Where to start? Woolacombe itself is a delightful little place right at the seaward end of a valley. Shops close early evening (a good thing for peace and quiet!) and the central pub is friendly with … More
“Fabulous, great decor, very comfortable apartments”
Reviewed 24 May 2011
I have stayed in a couple of the apartments owned by this lady. They are all fabulously appointed, very comfortable and very central to Woolacombe. I would definitely recommend to anyone and am alway… More
Set in 2 ha of private grounds and Quiet Valley set in the Park Perigord Limousin
Close to all amenities
Porcelain City of Limoges (airport)
1 of 3 Houses, with 3 bedrooms ensuite
Fishing Permitted on Lake
Walking, Cycling (Bike Hire )
Relax by the pool with Family or …see more
Large terrace of 150 square meters equipped solarium, where you can admire the beautiful view from the promontory of Bellagio, ideal for barbecues, Tastefully decorated, Completely renovated. Pebbly beach below, with direct access. …see more
“Outstanding, lovingly maintained cottage with spectacular views of Cullen Bay.” Beautifully decorated, furnished, well equipped and maintained cottage. The owners go that extra mile to ensure their guests have everything they could possibly need. Lot
Well appointed, great location with fabulous views, superb holiday house. Warm welcome from friendly owners. 300 yards from Co-op, cash machine, pub, chippie, chinese take-away and ice-cream shop.… More
Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your stay at Hill Crest. We agree Hill Crest is a special home away from home in a great location and still convenient to all the local amenities. We hope to see you again for your next holiday in Cullen!
Selma & Rob
“The best appointed holiday cottage we've ever had”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
This was a really fantastic cottage. The place is wonderful: the sea is down below just outside the front door, or just outside the garden, and most of the rooms have views to it. The garden is deck… More
Thank so very much for reviewing your recent stay at Hill Crest. We do our best to provide a comfortable environment for holidaymakers and are so pleased that our visitors are enjoying the property and all it has to offer. I think having a well stocked kitchen just makes life a little easier when you are trying to prepare a meal in unfamiliar surroundings. Hope to see you again for your next Scottish getaway!
Selma & Rob
“New Year Break”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2015
The cottage was wonderful! So well equipped, tastefully decorated through-out, and ideally situated within walking distance from the harbour and beach. There is a lovely seating area in the garden wh… More
Thanks so much for the great review. We're glad you were able to accomplish your goal of having a few days to yourselves to just relax after the holiday chaos. Hope to see you again soon!
Selma & Rob
“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
Elisabeth 4 is a superb FRONT ROW apartment within the luxurious Schönblick Mountain Resort & Spa.With stunning views of the surrounding mountains, and a luxurious interior to match. A perfect summer or winter retreat. ~ Free use of the Resort Pool & Spa. ~ Free …see more
“Idyllic Location-Fabulous cottage” Kilmore Quay has always been a favorite location of ours, but this cottage was the best we have ever stayed in in this area. The terrace around two thirds of the property with panoramic sea views and lovely garden fu
The property is a more than 100 years old small chateau, originally wine producing. An old barn has been newly renovated with a great sense of charm and demand of high quality. We offer a vacation in a quiet charming village, next to the vineyard in a beautiful region w …see more
House is in a very picturesque location right by a canal but near enough to walk to the local train station, many country side walks, golf courses and the very pretty market town with many restaurantsFree WIFI and Internet will be available from Mid June 2014 …see 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
“This was one of the noicest self catering cottages we have stayed in” This is a lovely property in an idyllic location in North Harris. The property is beautifully furnishes and well equipped. Alistair and Irene who live next door are available to pr