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.
Our little cottage is set on the foothills of a beautiful mountain and only 4 miles from an award winning beach on the Atlantic ocean. A short drive from world class golf courses, salmon rivers the Giant's Causeway and Game of Thrones film locations. You are surr …see more
“Superb Cottage” Top class cottage in quiet rural location.Welcoming,helpful but unobtrusive owners.Ideally placed to explore this part of Scotland.We felt so comfortable that it was a struggle to go out and explore! Rail travel from nearby Armadale t
A lovely cottage to stay in , set in lovely gardens very quiet and peaceful, beautiful decor, nice touches ie welcome basket to get you started, shower gel, moisturiser and shampoo. Excellent owners o… More
Thank you Linda for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you and the family and hope you can stay a bit longer next visit
Andrew and Evelyn
“This cottage is perfect, home from home , peaceful and spotlessly clean.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
Just returned from a fantastic holiday. Everything about this cottage is lovely. The setting is peaceful and quiet we felt instantly relaxed. The owners are very warm, friendly and you could tell that… More
The village has its own shop which provides fresh bakery, fruit and vegetables, deli counter, wines plus local brewed beer and a small cafe area plus an off reach post office. Coddenham also has the beautiful listed mediaeval church of St Mary. ( see photos )<br /& …see more
“With young kids, all you need is bunnies...” This was the first family holiday we have ever had, and first time that my wife and children (twin 2 year old girls) had ever been to Cornwall or on a "British" holiday. Weather was a bit hit and miss, but
Masserie di Marsilio is a secluded, private borgo (historical village) tucked away in the foothills of the Majella mountains in the little known region of Abruzzo
After a five year restoration, we opened in 2015 with a range of accommodation in traditional stone buil …see more
Villa Benedetta is an elegant, charming Historic residence located within walking distance from the heart of the magnificent village of Greve in Chianti. Featuring 9BR a private swimming pool, a beautiful park and 10,000 sf of living space it is the perfect estate for …see more
Whether travelling by car or train, Thurnham Keep Stables offers the ideal sanctuary for that short break in beautiful, unspoilt Kent countryside yet being situated in mid Kent is an ideal base from which to explore everything Kent has to offer. …see more
Here we have a beautifully refurbished and modern 3 bedroom holiday house in Greve De Lecq Saint Ouen Jersey. Situated on Mont de la Greve De Lecq, surrounded by beautiful countryside and just a short walk or 2 min drive down to the Beach at Greve' De Lecq where yo …see more
“Home away from home.” My family, including my husband, my 13 yr old son and my 11 yr old daughter, stayed with my sister, her 15 yr old daughter and her 13 yr old son. The kids loved the Ping pong and pool tables, kept them busy whenever we were home.
“Magnificent House with all you need for a fabulous holiday”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
Just back from a week in Springmount House! WOW! WOW! WOW! What a fabulous house. So spacious and comfortable. We travelled with our Children and their families and 2 dogs and it was just perfect.… More
“Great Christmas Retreat”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2013
Couldn't recommend Springmount. House enough at anytime of the year. We booked the house for Xmas week as we were attending a nephews wedding in lisloughrey lodge hotel a few days before Xmas so opted… More
“5* haven in the midst of a Western Irish Winter”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2013
Stayed over New Year to be near family. Party included teenager, mother and family dog. Age range 13-72 and inbetween, but needs of all , including the dog, were catered fully accomodated.
Mary gave … More
“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.
“A great country stay” Wonderful hosts made this stay amazing. Quiet location with a pleasant stroll along country roads to two quaint villages. A lot of larger villages a short drive away. A great place to relax.
We recently stayed at La Godefrere for two weeks, 2 adults and 2 children, and it was absolutely perfect. The gite has absolutely everything you need and the owners Kate and Graham have paid great att… More
“Beautiful and quiet spot in rural France”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2013
Well equipped gite in quiet location with very friendly hosts Graham and Kate. Good local restaurants and reasonable prices… More
“Peaceful location and fantastic hosts”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2013
La Godefrere is set in open countryside, a very peaceful setting, close to a small village. The gite is very comfortable and well equipped and set in beautifully maintained grounds.
Kate and Graham a… More
“Magnifique” Hubby and I have just returned from a 2 week stay at this property, what a wonderful time we had. La Girode is a gem, offering seclusion, privacy and peace and quiet. We completely relaxed and de- stressed; having the use of a private pool
Fantastic location, quite but not isolated and perfect for exploring the various sights the local area has to offer. The house itself has spacious rooms that have been furnished to a very good standar… More
Thank you for all and we hope to see you again.
“Amazing Gite, In A Beautiful Setting”
Reviewed 27 May 2014
I stayed here with my girlfriend and two of my friends. We decided to book La Girode because of the great location, the picturesque setting and the fantastic garden.
Arrival was simple, and the man… More
“A wonderful week in a beautifully presented property”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
Our week was perfect in every way. The cottage is beautifully appointed, providing everything you could possibly need for a week away from home.
Our three young girls loved the garden and pool and it… More
“Excellent value for money” We found this property was absolutely fine for our requirements. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was a very good size. The weather was amazing and we had a whole week of sunshine so were able to visit many places.
I've lost count of how many times I've stayed in this cottage and each time I go I feel at home. I took my mum for the first time who also loved the cottage and the beautiful surroundings it is in. T… More
“A Wonderful Cottage in a Wonderful Area”
Reviewed 21 May 2012
We visited in March 2012 and found the cottage very clean and comfortable and warm, it suited our needs exactly. The beds were very comfortable, with beautiful views from the front bedrooms. The bathr… More
“A dilemma whether to share this gem with anyone else - great holiday let, brilliant value for money, comfortable&cosy,”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2012
Instantly welcoming and comfortable, this cosy cottage provided my family a peaceful Winter holiday in a stunning location. The cottage is well-equipped, the beds are really comfy and there's a Co-Op … More
“Relaxing and beautiful” We arrived at the cottage and instantly fell in love with the place. It felt so warm and cozy and just what we wanted for a relaxing couple of days and the wood burner was a nice little touch too :). We went for long walks whi
We stayed in the Cottage for a birthday celebration with some friends and it was the perfect location. The Cottage was very cozy, clean and comfortable and Anna the owner, had gone to great lengths t… More
Thank you and come back soon!
Reviewed 10 Jan 2014
We absolutely loved our stay in The Cottage and our host, Anna, was very welcoming. The accommodation was delightful, well appointed and very comfortable for our family. Its location made a great ba… More
“Charming cottage in great location for exploring the Cotswolds”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2013
Excellent self catering accommodation in historic building and very good base for exploring the Cotswolds. We (me and my parents) spent a weekend in Chalford and the cottage was in a great location no… More
Lovely 5 bedroom house perfect for family beach holidays, golfing groups, celebrations or relaxing breaks. Enjoy spacious living areas with a large modern kitchen.The house is in a countryside setting close to pretty villages and the coastal town of North Berwick for sh …see more
“NICE COTTAGE IN A PICTURESQUE LOCATION” Situated near to the coast and many of the tourist locations.We had good weather and enjoyed the holiday.Plenty of crockery/utensils.All we needed.Double bedroom,lots of storage.Twin bunk bedroom (full size bunk
THIS PEACEFUL, SECLUDED AND VERY LARGE VILLA SITS WITHIN A PRIVATE COMMUNITY, AT THE TOP OF A HILL WITH COMMANDING VIEWS OF THE NEARBY PIC ST LOUP AND UNSPOILT COUNTRYSIDE HORIZON. THE PROPERTY BENEFITS FROM 6 BEDROOMS, ITS OWN PRIVATE PARK AND A LARGE HEATED SWIMMING …see more
“Family Treat” My Wife and I and our two children went on a visit down memory lane. We hadn't visited Abergele for some time. It was our home town many years ago and to show the children where we used to live was wonderful for us.
Catref as a base co
Warm and inviting detached cottage in conservation area of a lovely village. It is close to beautiful beaches and the stunning old fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife. Only 10 miles from St Andrews & Edinburgh only an hour away. Lots of things to see and do.&l …see more
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September."
Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015
Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built …see more
“A quiet and comfortable retreat” Lovely to arrive to a welcome pack including tea and coffee making stuff, milk in fridge. Janet and Roger made us really welcome and were very helpful throughout our stay. The annexe was warm and more spacious than it
“Brilliant!” Our recent stay at The Old Post Office was lovely!
It was very clean, well laid out and catered for everything.
The location was great too, very near to loads of beaches. And a couple of pubs!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the 'Old Post Office' with our extended family. It was ideal. We liked the quiet village location overlooking the Axe river, yet close to the beaches at Seaton and Be… More
We're so pleased that you had a great stay and enjoyed the area. Sorry that the kettle decided to pack up but as you say- wonderful Sue to the rescue!! We look forward to you staying again.
“last minute superb”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2016
Beautiful cottage, accommodating owner who arranged our stay at the very last minute. Fantastic location, great local pubs and good walking in the area. We would not hesitate to book again. Thank you … More
We are delighted that we could accommodate you at short notice (thank you Sue - our wonderful housekeeper!).
We hope that you can come again and explore this lovely area. Richard and Julie
“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2015
The cottage is beautiful with all the amenities you need. Plenty of room for my family of six. We felt relaxed as soon as we stepped through the door. The pub is a short walk away serving excellent fo… More
Many thanks for taking the trouble to leave a review. We know that it helps others get a feel for the cottage and the area. Lyme Regis and Charmouth are the areas for 'fossil heaven' and just a few minutes away. We hope you come back and visit again.
Richard and Julie.
“Fantastic apartment and location” The apartment was ideal for our family holiday and I would highly recommend it. It is an ideal base to enjoy top class restaurants, beaches, golf and pampering days at local 5 star hotel.
Apartment was well equipped, very clean and perfect for our family to spend New Year. The balcony is huge and views over the golf course, hills and out to sea could not be better.
Bathrooms, bedrooms… More
“Spacious, Private, Luxury and Convenient”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2016
Wow! What an apartment!!!
My husband and I visited this apartment last weekend with another couple. The apartment is HUGE with the most stunning terrace and a pool which was so quiet it almost fel… More
“Best Chalet I have ever stayed in” The property was easier to find that we had anticipated, which is always a bonus.
When we went inside the place was spotless, and in the kitchen was a packet of biscuits with some tea and coffee sachets and milk
This was our second stay in this chalet which the owners keep very clean and tidy and ideal for someone with a dog.… More
Reviewed 3 Jun 2015
when we came up to the chalet for the first time we thought it was going to be a run of the mill place but when you open the door it looked fantastic. kitchen and bathroom done to a very high standard… More
Hi Tony, Thank you so much for your review, and thank you for recommending us. You are more than welcome back anytime you like.
Cat & Ashley
“Home from home”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2015
Uncomplicated booking. Friendly and accommodating.
Rather like having a holiday wish list granted.
Just about the most comfortable holiday home that I have had the pleasure to stay at.
I have been… More
Thank you for your review, were very happy we are in your top 3. We look forward to welcoming you back one day.
Cat & Ashley
“chilled out..quiet and carefree.” A wonderful stay...Met by the lovely Owner who also offered me an upgrade to another apartment at no extra charge...wish was so kind....A beautiful..spotlessly clean apartment...everything maintained to a very high st
“How can you imagine such a wonderful place” Very comfortable new home with all needed equipments. Wonderful place in an amazing area with a tremendous view over Kenmare river (ocean part). Very quiet place a bit difficult to find (kind of exploration,
“Excellent! Everything you need to make your stay one you'll remember forever.”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2012
We booked this house online and awendy couldn't have been more helpful, from giving us detailed directions to helpful advice for where to eat nearby. When we got to the house the views were just stunn… More
“Amazing house, the best ever I have been, perfect seclusion with a dream view”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2012
Absolutely loved Nestle Stones from the instant we arrived. We were party of 9 people and 2 children. Perfectly located overlooking Kenmare Bay and close to Sneem, very secluded, not to bother with yo… More
“Luxurious beach house by beautiful beach” Coriander Beach House is a stunning 5* large family house with extremely spacious accommodation in a quiet beachside village. It is contemporary and beautifully furnished being both modern and comfortable. T
“Second time back to Coriander - Perfect in every way!”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2015
This was our second visit to Coriander Beach House. This time for the family to come together to celebrate my grandmother's 80th birthday.
The house has absolutely everything you need and we were … More
“A great family weekend in a beautiful, well appointed and spacious family friendly house”
Reviewed 8 Mar 2016
The service we received from the owner and house manager could not be faulted. Coriander Beach House is a stunning, large family house. Extremely spacious accommodation for our party comprising 6 adu… More
Thank you Sheila, we would love to have you return in the future.
“Location, Location, Location.” If you are looking for a place in Ramsgate with a great location, then look no further. The view from the living room is worth the price alone. Lovely building with a frontage on to a small park, and views of the town a
We found the apartment to have everything that was needed to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. It is fitted out to a high standard and is very comfortable and roomy. The owner is very friendly … More
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
For many years I have seen these apartments and wondered about the view and what they were like, well now I know, JUST DELIGHTFUL.
I don't care that the parking was a bit awkward at times or the 38 s… More
“Excellent place, great views”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2012
We had stayed for one week and it was really a marvellous time. The apartmet is great, very tidy and comfortable; you have everything you need there (included beach towels!!) and the owner is really n… More
Lovely bungalow. Spacious, immaculate and well equipped, a perfect home away from home. Many thanks to Elaine for the welcome pack and the warm welcome (especially for our dog). We had a grear week an… More
Thank you for leaving a review, we really appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back.
“Only place to stay in Portaferry”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
Very large - plenty of room - very clean - quiet - lots of extras toilet roll etc. Good location.
When we met Elaine she was very helpful and told us things we wanted to know. It was
a very good pri… More
“Wonderful!” This is such a lovely house to stay in. The garden is enclosed in the old castle keep, the pool is clean and big, there is table tennis, a hobbit house, badminton, hot tub - all in your back garden and over looked by the castle ruins that
Our stay at the Chateau was truly memorable. The house was immaculately clean and well maintained. The house and gardens are very spacious so there was plenty of room for the 7 persons staying. Th… More
The house retains its original features and charm and has been lovingly renovated to the highest standards inside to provide a modern, spacious and luxurious living space. With three large bedrooms and two bathrooms, the house can easily accommodate six people.T …see more
Villa Lomas is a Superb Villa in Playa Blanca. Located at just 10 minutes walk of playa flamingo .Villa LOMAS offers you style in a spacious accommodation. Private Heated Pool, TABLE FOOTBALL,TABLE TENNIS, Aircon, Jacuzzy, BBQ, Internet Access, Semi partial Sea views.&l …see more
“Could not have been better” Stayed at KingFisher for 3 nights, beautiful location, stunning park & lovely welcoming staff. The caravan was like new, we were so very pleased. Swimming pool was a special extra treat. Will definitely return for a longer
The View is a totally refurbished two storey apartment with what can only be described as some of the best views in Newquay. The apartment sleeps four and benefits from a brand new kitchen with all new Bosch appliances, comprising of dishwasher, washing machine, gas ho …see more
“Perfect.” The cottage has such a wonderful, homely feel to it with the most comfortable bed. Equipped with everything we needed. We took our 10 month old puppy on his first holiday away and the owners who live next door were so chilled about it (the
We stayed here for 3 nights in July and also 2 nights earlier in May. We loved the cottage so much we wanted to return. It is beautifully decorated and very comfortable with all your home comforts. Th… More
“Home from home”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2013
This was our second stay, having pleasingly discovered Batworth Cottage in 2012. As the first time everything about the stay was perfect. Perfect cottage, lovely hosts and in a perfect location to enj… More
“Beautiful place to stay”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2017
Beautiful cottage in good location for beaches etc stayed for 2 nights. Lovely touch with Xmas decs and bottle of prosecco with welcome pack. Will definitely return. Thank you… More
Thank you for your kind words.
We look forward to your return.
“The nearest place to heaven” So close to the ocean that on a wild day the spray splashes on the windows. The flat is very cosy and comfortable. Everything you need is right there. The owners have thought of everything from crab nets to a great selecti
Although this apartment was advertised as having wheelchair access, the bathroom was totally inadequate for anyone with mobility problems. The bath is very high and impossible for my friend to get int… More
I always discuss with new guests the limitations of the flat with regard to wheelchair users - we are on the ground floor and it is quite easy to access the flat and great for those with limited mobility to watch the passers by and boats etc in the bay - however we are not a disability flat, we have only standard width doors etc. and yes the bathroom is difficult for those who have no ability to walk but we have provided grab rails and the bathroom is large enough for a wheelchair to get into.
The previous guests advised us the microwave was broken and I immediately ordered another one. My caretaker provided one of his own for the guests to use so they would not suffer without one and when my new one arrived he replaced it at the next changeover so as not to disturb them. The keysafe was not known to be broken and when we checked it it was working properly but it has now been replaced for security.
Mirto is a part of a wonderful complex, which offers 11 refined apartments, all well-appointed and designed for the ultimate in comfort and style. The inviting dwellings feature thoughtfully chosen accessories and furniture, such as colourful wall decorations, lamp shad …see more