From the quaint Cotswolds to the tranquil Lake District, we have thousands of rural retreats around the UK that will give you the perfect peaceful break.
Choose a charming holiday cottage in Cornwall, Devon or on the Isle of Wight, or find an exquisitely converted farmhouse in the Peak District or the Lakes. Snowdonia National Park and the Scottish Highlands both provide mesmerising backdrops for your stay.
Some of our UK 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.
“Lovely little cottage, perfect location” This lovely little cottage is in a perfect location for visiting the seaside resorts of Filey, Scarborough & Whitby. The cottage itself is very cosy, has everything you need for a short stay. Beds were very com
“Everything we wanted from our holiday and more.” Piers and Sue could not have been better hosts - they had thought of everything you might need and even provided a wonderful welcome pack. My husband and I loved the peace and tranquility of the place.
My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights with our 1 1/2 yr old in September. I'm slightly reluctant when writing this review because we liked this place so much and will definitely be back so I just hop… More
“Cotmore Farm will never disappoint, a fantastic place.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
This was our second visit to Appletree Cottage and certainly will not be our last. My daughter and boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed their first stay, they enjoyed the well equipped cottage, location and … More
“Very high quality cottage in beautiful countryside”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2016
Spent a lovely week here in June 2016. The cottage is in excellent condition with high quality fittings and furniture, and is well equipped. It would have been even nicer if the weather had been bette… More
“Peaceful Holiday Location” We had a great four night break over the New Year in this lovely converted barn.
Piers was extremely helpful with any questions we had regarding the property and the local area - especially his recommendations for great res
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Cotmore Farm. The barn itself was exceptional, and decorated with great attention to detail. We loved the artwork on the walls, the welcome basket of food and drink, … More
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
Cotmore Farm is a great place to get away from it all. Top class accommodation, welcoming hosts and a lovely complimentary basket of goodies on arrival.
Everything you need to enjoy a home from home … More
“The perfect getaway”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2011
We had a lovely time at The Barn. The pictures do not do it justice. It is a great space with all could want and more. The kids loved the chickens and horses. The owners were very friendly, but do… More
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp
This is a gorgeous cottage that has been beautifully and luxuriously refurbished whilst retaing all its original character. The two lounges are spacious and comfortable, the best feature being a wood… More
“Excellent but beware if you do not like really steep stairs”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, well equipped. Would have very happily given 5 stars except for the stairs which are really (!) steep. It did not matter too much to us although one of the childr… More
“A very pleasant stay.”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2016
The cottage was ideal for us- a party of three generations ( age range 30 to 83). Lovely and clean and with two lounges we could spread ourselves about. Although we didn't cook there we had a lovely B… More
“Comfortable and cosy” Very nice, comfortable, cosy, beautiful, clean and spacious accommodation on a small quiet farm within an easy short drive to the coastal village of West bay....(broadchurch film location).
There's enough room for a weeks clothe
“2nd visit loved everything about it and didnt want to go home”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
Stayed here in Sept last year in the Farrows which was fantastic so as soon as we got back booked our week in May staying in The Pressing Room which was even better because the patio had amazing views… More
“Perfect rural hideaway in Dorset”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2012
We were delighted by the Pressing Room - a lovely studio, tastefully decorated and very spacious for a couple. The farm setting was very peaceful, aided by high-quality windows which means there is z… More
Reviewed 24 Nov 2011
We loved our stay at the Pressing room! it's beautifully decorated, only made better by the stunning views.
Set on a working farm, in the perfectly idyllic countryside, everything about the pressing… More
“Fantastic cottage, great location and wonderful attention to detail.” This is was our second stay at the this quaint cottage. The attention to detail is something that stays with you. from lovely cupcakes on arrival, bottle of prosecco and milk what m
Us four old school friends stayed at Bridge Cottage for the weekend and loved it. It's immaculate, has all the kit you could need - kitchen digital radio, groovy CDs to listen to, huge towelling robes… More
“Cosiness away from home”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2013
We stayed for nearly one week in Bridge Cottage and have spent a wonderful time there. We were welcomed with afternoon tea and cupcakes. Lara the owner has furnished everything with love. We found eve… More
“Good location, beautiful cottage, shame there is no parking”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2015
Great location, beautiful cottage with lovely homely furnishings. The road outside is quite busy and noisy, that's the only down side. … More
“Gorgeous lodge” Myself and my wife are just back from a lovely relaxing week at this beautiful lodge. Immaculate and well equipped, overlooking some gorgeous scenery. I have to take a moment to say how amazing the whirlpool bath is.......I really want
Tarken Lodge is just lovely nestled in the woods above Loch Earn. We enjoyed a great week exploring this part of Scotland and the scenery and wildlife in the area is amazing. The lodge itself is exact… More
“Perfect holiday hideaway”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2012
This is our third stay at Tarken Lodge and it never disappoints. Its location, tucked into the trees with views of the mountains (and a bit of the loch too), is ideal for getting away from it all. It'… More
“lovely, peaceful lodge”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2012
It was lovely, peaceful, not a sound was heard. The views were very pretty. The wooden furnace was appreciated. The lodge was particularly clean.… More
“Absolutely stunning area and views” The cottage was excellent and could not be faulted.
For a group of mountaineers, more used to staying at climbing huts, the extra space made so much difference and having TV, a Jacuzzi and internet made it a real
“Midweek break” What a great little cottage so dog friendly has everything you need very clean and well kept.the village and surrounding area very dog friendly making it a relaxed holiday for both dogs and their families.
We stayed for a week in Cross View with 2 children, a teenager and 2 dogs. The cottage is comfortable and the owner provides everything you need (including bedding, towels, washing up liquid, even di… More
“Holiday cottage by the sea” A super cottage with sea views and walking distance to shops and interesting harbour. Buckie is a small town with a variety of shops and plenty of activities. You need to be prepared for any weather!! It is an ideal place t
We have just returned from a 6 week stay at 68 Yardie and found it excellent in every way, the beds in particular were very comfortable. The house is equipped with everything we needed from bed linen… More
“Wonderful cottage by the sea.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2014
We had a fantastic holiday at this cottage. Highlights? Having breakfast every morning on the bench looking out to sea, walking along the coastal path to watch the seals and hear them sing and grunt t… More
“Great place to stay, all you could ask for and more, definitely hope to return!”
Reviewed 31 May 2014
We had a fantastic stay at this lovely holiday home. Very well thought out, kids loved the toys and watching TV in bed. The highlight for us was watching a pod of dolphins swim past whilst enjoying th… More
“Waterloo House” Enjoying our 7 night stay here in Lochinver. The house is gorgeous, well equipped and very comfortable. It's open plan layout works well for family time. Wish I could have this at home! Lots of essential extras left for use such as toi
Waterloo House was simply a magnificent home to stay in for the week. The views were breath taking every day. Our honeymoon couldn't have been at a better place!!
The house its self and its up keep… More
Many thanks for your fantastic review. Glad you both enjoyed yourselves in Waterloo, Lochinver and surrounding area! Yes please do come back soon.
“Beautiful house, can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2014
We spent 3 nights at Waterloo House at the start of December. The lodge is beautiful, even better than it looks in the photographs. Wood burning stove on for our arrival, a great welcome after a long … More
Thanks for your great review! Come back soon!
“Excellent house and stunning views.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
An excellent modern house with all mod cons set in a peaceful location with great views of the mountains and Lochinver. Plenty of local amenities just a couple of minutes away in the village of Lochin… More
Thanks for your great review, glad you all enjoyed yourselves and had a great stay.
This has been one of my most favourite places to stay so far. The website pictures are exactly as they state and so is the promised peace and quiet. Listening to the owls in the forest late at night… More
Yes we like listening to the owls and enjoy all the wildlife around here and it is great to be able to share it with others who appreciate it too
Reviewed 19 Nov 2012
Lovely cosy cottage, exactly what I was hoping it would be! beautiful views with stunning walks nearby. The cottage came with everything we needed, the logs and firelighters and the refreshments provi… More
Glad you loved the ammenities as much as the cottage. Thank you.
“Regret we coudn't have stayed for longer”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2012
One of the easiest cottages we have ever had to book and one of the nicest , delightful owners . The cottage is in a peaceful location with wonderful views and it was spotlessly clean. Regret we coul… More
Thank you for your very positive comments we are so pleased that you loved the cottage as much as we do.
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it
“Excellent lodge in a fantastic location.” 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 definitely return
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 profession… More
“Rural retreat” I stayed here with another female friend, both in our sixties and we really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is very much 'out of the way' but the views and wildlife are worth the drive down winding roads. We were there for two nights so
Fantastic place, Richard and Elizabeth were very welcoming and accommodating hosts. I would 100% recommend, the farm is out in the middle of the countryside and is perfect for those looking to get som… More
“Lovely Cootage, excellent Hosts” Despite poor weather we had a great few days here. Hidden Gem is first class with all amenities provided and most places of interest can be reached fairly easy by car.
Very warm welcome and great welcome pack. Rooms were very clean with a very quaint, old cottage feel with all the essential mod. cons. The location lives up to it's name - hidden gems cottages; it qui… More
“Wonderful peace and quiet”
Reviewed 27 May 2014
We stayed in Snowdrop for two child free nights. Was gorgeous accommodation and Eileen and Seamus were very friendly. The stove was lit for our arrival and we had been left milk, eggs and a lovely hom… More
“True to the name....a hidden gem!”
Reviewed 16 May 2014
Had such a lovely stay here. The cottage is so quaint and pretty with a beautiful surrounding landscape. Seamus and Eileen were so lovely and helpful with fresh baked gingerbread upon arrival. Lots to… More
“Courtyard Cottage is a quiet and relaxed place where one enjoys the almost magical garden and many hikes.” Courtyard Cottage at Court Lodge Estate in Lamberhurst is a great place to spend your holiday. We arrived on a Friday after a long journey and w
Good food at a local pub. The owners were very welcoming and a great welcome basket was awaiting our arrival. There was always enough logs for us to light the wood burner each evening.
Lovely wal… More
Reviewed 12 Jul 2013
Lovely peaceful cottage - in fact we mentioned how we'd like to pick up the place and plonk it in Brighton...
The hosts were very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. They might even … More
“gardens & log fire”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2015
Drove down the drive to the imposing frontage of this house. Welcomed warmly with clear advice, a basket of goodies and flowers on the window sill. The cottage is on the left of the photo and the bedr… More
“Stylish and chic accommodation in mountain biking heaven.”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2014
Beautiful french, chic and boutique accommodation set in the heart of the Tweed Valley. The perfect location for a mountain biking holiday or a romantic break. With Lucy's local knowledge and amazing … More
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, we do live in a bit of a MTB utopia here and I am so pleased you found the accommodation comfortable as we have spent a lot of time getting it as cosy as possible for our guests. Many thanks for your comments.
“Good value for money, beautifully presented property, very clean”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2015
The photograph of the outside of the property is deceiving as the entrance to the rental property is at the rear, but once inside you will not be disappointed the owner has not held back on the qualit… More
Hi Hazel. Many thanks for taking the time to review Lee Penn. I am sorry you were disturbed by some neighbours during your stay as it is normally such a quiet place and I appreciate staying in accommodation which forms part of the main house is not to everyone's taste - we do try to make this clear in the Holiday Lettings entry. Anyway it was a pleasure to have you staying with us and I do appreciate your very positive comments regarding the interior. Thank you
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v
“Lovely and cosy” We stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. There was a heatwave going on so we were very lucky to have sun every single day. The cottage was nice, clean and had everything we needed. The view from the bedroom was beautiful. I
“Lovely, comfortable and well equipped holiday accomodation”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
Lovely cottage for a short break in Wales.
We were impressed with the flexibility with check in times and Maggies detailed directions to the property. The house was well equipped and there was a lar… More
“comfortable stay in a nice selfcatering home.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2012
the stay at Ceiros cottage, gave us all we needed, including an internet acces.
It is situated in a quiet part of the little village up on the hill site.
The beds were very comfortable for us, over… More
Reviewed 12 Jul 2012
Very cosy cottage, provided all amenities and more. Really helpful owner - could not ask more of Maggie and her husband. Beautiful surroundings. Great hotel near by (Lake Palace) where we had many mea… More
“wow I wanna go back The Tenas on Tour” Myself and 9 female friends spent 2 nights in these 2 beautiful cottages to celebrate my 50th..the owner Susan was very easy to keep in touch with and catered for our every need.on arrival we were blown away with
We had a lovely week end at the The Old Smithy & River Cottages to celebrate my husband's 30th Birthday!
Both cottages are great and perfect for a big group (we were 11) because there is so much spac… More
Thank you for taking the time to review our properties, and thanks for the lovely comments, we are very pleased you found them comfortable and suited your every needs. We look forward to your return. Kind regards, Susan
“Excellent getaway with friends”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
We celebrated New Year at both the Old Smithy and River Cottage and found it was the perfect location. The cottages were both beautiful and provided a large area for everyone to spend time together in… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is nice to know that out of all the cottages you have stayed at over the years,that you found ours to be the best. We hope that you will visit us again. Thanks
I knew we were going to have a great weekend the first time I heard from Jenny. She was very quick to respond, answered all my questions and provided plenty of information about the area to ensure we… More
“A wonderful, spacious home for a relaxing break”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
Barnfield House is a lovely place, with plenty of rooms to allow everyone the space they need. Add this to the outside space, views across the Kent countryside and it is difficult ot know what more on… More
“Barnfield House is generous, gracious, welcoming and hospitable”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2013
I felt embraced by the energy of the house as soon as I entered: there is an almost Asian sense of hospitality and welcome to the house even though it is set in a quintessentially English part of the … More
“A great family weekend in a beautiful, well appointed and spacious family friendly house” 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 accom
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 comfor… More
“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
This flat is gorgeous, the views are stunning, high ceiling gives this extra spacious feel. Flat had anything you need even bottle steriliser for babies etc etc Gail was very welcoming and nice and ex… More
Reviewed 18 Aug 2016
Loved this place! Very spacious, well stocked kitchen, great location. Brilliant that they had a stair gate too which we could use to stop our 16mth going down the stairs to the bathroom!!! Liked the … More
Thanks for your review. Really sorry to hear about the cleanliness issues - especially the wine glass. I'll make sure this gets addressed.
“3rd visit already”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2016
what can I say: we just finished our 3rd stay and enjoyed it as much as we did the 2 times before. A very nice place to stay with a fantastic view. Just great!… More
Great to have you back again! Thanks for the great review. C
“What a lovely cottage.” What a find!! Went with friends, really ejoyed. Great location and beautiful cottage, loved it Laura was really helpful right from booking the cottage to greeting us on arrival. Would totally recommend and would definitely ret
We had a lovely time. The house was clean and comfortable. The owner is very friendly and amenable. Instructions to the house were clear and we found it easily. There is no WIFI (which is quite nice!)… More
Thank you very much for the lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage / here in Llandudno. Hopefully, it won't be too long before we have the pleasure of your visit again. Like you say, although we don't have wifi in the cottage, it is readily available in town & at our B&B just down the road.
Thanks again & kind regards,
Reviewed 26 Sep 2012
the best holiday cottage we have stayed in,everything exudes quality.beds are very comfortable.great to have tv in bedroom sam and gaenor so helpful and their bed and breakfast just down the road has … More
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so glad that you found the break here relaxing, you were certainly lucky with the glorious weather. I hope that we have the pleasure of seeing you again in the future - we are always adding to the DVD library!!
Gaenor & Sam.
Reviewed 14 Nov 2016
Escape Cottage was a great find. A lovely cottage for a family of four. The flowers and biscuits were a lovely welcome on arrival and Vinny was very helpful. Loved the decor, the cottage was warm and… More
“Mrs” The cottage is lovely and really homely. There are lots of dvds, games, packs of cards etc for rainy days or evening entertainment. Great fireplace. Easy key collection and drop off, perfect for us.
“Beautiful cottage and area - definitely coming again!”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2014
The whole process of booking and planning our stay in this cottage was made easy by the very helpful and friendly owner - thank you.
The cottage is amazing! There is lots of room, big enough for a fa… More
Thank you, it was great having you to stay. We are always happy to help with groceries and stocking the larder before our guests visit us. Looking forward to having you stay again, Mike
“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
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
“Holidays in Scotland” We liked the seize of the house and the rooms. The kitchen is well equipped and the utility room as well. So are the other rooms.The view from the living-room is fantastic even if there isn't any sunshine.
Debra gave us a warm
Varis is in the perfect location for exploring the surrounding area, within very easy reach of Balmacara Square, Plockton, Skye, Eilean Donan Castle etc. The house itself was in lovely condition, wit… More
Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Lovely setting for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2015
The house was ideally situated for visiting Skye and Wester Ross, it was in a nice secluded position far enough from the road to be quiet and was very well appointed,the attention to detail was very i… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. There is plenty to do in the area - rain or shine.
“Excellent holiday cottage”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2014
Varis is a very well equiped bungalow with a fine view of loch Alsh. The owner was very helpful.
I would recommend Varis to a friend.
Thank you your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the house and its views and look forward to welcoming you back.
“Amazing location and beautiful cottage, we loved it!” Our two young children, my husband and I had a wonderful week at Stable Cottage. My husband carefully chose this location as it is on the doorstep of so much beautiful Dartmoor scenery where we did
“a beautiful and relaxing place, wonderful to walk straight out onto the moors”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2013
Stable Cottage is a lovely place for two and Susie and James were very welcoming. Their farm is nestled down in lush green lanes below the wild moor and is beautiful and unspoilt. It was lovely to ha… More
“Quiet ,comfortable and brilliant location for walking”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2013
This beautiful quiet location , was easy to find but we felt like we were well off the beaten track. The owners were on hand and helpful but never in the way. The accomodation was perfect for a couple… More