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.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Antrim Abode in Cushendall. As we wanted somewhere on the coast to use as a base for seeing the area it was ideally situated, only a short drive from the ferry at Lar… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
We are just back from a glorius 2 day break at Antrim Abode. Being regular hotel users the main attraction of this accomodation was both the quality of the accomodation and the central location along … More
Thank you so much for the comprehensive review of the accommodation and surroundings - this will be a great source of information and tips for future guests!
“Fantastic house in a great location. Perfect.”
Reviewed 26 May 2013
We arrived earlier than anticipated and phoned the Housekeeper, Bridget, who was more than happy to meet us at the house and show us around, making sure we knew where everything was and how everything… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. So pleased you enjoyed the house and beautiful Cushendall. And we see you discovered some of the local gems!
“Superb” the whole thing was great from booking to leaving will be using again. When we arrived there were complimentary tea and coffee supplies and even a pack of biscuits!! The place is set amongst beautiful countryside and is idilic. I will be recom
In a meadow looking out towards the River Avon is the quirky little Hobbit hut. This wooden equivalent to a tent has a lockable door which means you can go out and explore, feeling more secure.
The Hobbit Hut has exclusive access to a private toilet and shower block …see more
Primrose has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The open plan living / dining room with beamed ceilings opens out onto a large deck with views over a picturesque lake. Peace and quiet with plenty of wildlife. Walks over 38 acre site and woodlands. In addition to Primrose we a …see more
“Large apt” Felicity and Chris are a Lovely couple. Everywhere you look you see the hard work and dedication they've put into renovating this place , that has so much history. It is wonderful how they modernized it but have not taken away the old charm
A lovely place to stay -the apartment has been sympathetically refurbished and all requirements have been thoughtfully catered for.… More
Thank you for your lovely comments.
Felicity & Chris.
“Spacious and charming”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
The Old Convent is a beautiful old building and our apartment was spacious, spotless and very well equipped. It's a short walk into Fort Augustus and its well located to visit the Loch Ness area, Sky… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure meeting you. We enjoyed our chats and stories. Felicity & Chris
“A pearl in a wonderfully beautiful, scenic part of the highlands of Scotland”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
It was worth the hours spent searching for the right accommodation to suit our needs on our first holiday in Scotland. The comments made by previous visitors to No 3 indicated we had made a good choic… More
Thank you very much for you lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday here with us. Felicity, Chris & Harvey!
This was our first trip to South Wales, and I'm sure it won't be the last. The cottage was ideal, very clean and comfortable, with everything that you are likely to need. The owners Dave and June were… More
It's great to hear your thoughts about Acorn Hedge Cottage, whether good or bad as it helps us to keep trying to do the right things for the comfort of our Guests
“Excellent in every way.”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2011
This was my 3rd stay, all as good. Lovely cottage, good location and very nice and accommodating owners. Thank you.… More
Thank you for taking time out to provide future guests with an insight of your experience during your stays at Acorn Hedge Cottage
“perfect stay in the country, but close enough to the city”
Reviewed 20 May 2011
very homely and comfortable place to stay with all mod cons,need own transport as slightly isolated although not too far from motorway! great for walking and good base for visiting Swansea, we visited… More
I want to thank you for your comment about the cottage being homely as I want guests to feel welcome and make the most of their time spent in the cottage especially upon their return after a day out exploring the beautiful countryside and all Carmarthenshire has to offer
“Tranquility” I would highly recommend this holiday destination, as you will not be disappointed , the apartment is outstanding and the sea view is breath taking , the only disappointment was I wish we had booked for a longer stay, so we will defiantly
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com
“Very comfortable and homely house in an attractive and peaceful location”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
We enjoyed a very restful and relaxing week in this lovely home-from-home. The house is very warm and comfortable and the facilities on the Estate ensured that there was something for everybody to do … More
Reviewed 30 Mar 2013
Great house. Very cold outside for our weekend away but lovely to have the wood burner for a cosy atmosphere inside. Lots of little extras that the owners provided to make it feel like a real home fro… More
“Fantastic house in a beautiful setting - would definiately stay again!”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
We had a wonderful time at the Cornerstone property near Cirencester. We stayed for 2 nights over NYE and had such a lovely welcome (champagne, chocolates, wood for the fire!). The owners were a pleas… More
“Great short break” I stayed here with my husband & 11 month old baby for 3 nights & it was great. The owner was v helpful prior to our stay & let us check-in early & leave late which was much appreciated.
The cottage is v well equipped with things
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.
“Comfortable Home from Home” My wife and I booked 'Little Haven' at relatively short notice for a one week stay to visit and assist relatives with various tasks that had to be done - so not actually a true, 'holiday' visit. We live in Cumbria and had h
Plenty to do in the surrounding region
Just what we need for retirement!… More
“A warm welcome and cozy flat.”
Reviewed 23 Oct 2012
The warm welcome I received made me feel right at home. I knew the hosts were there if I needed them but they weren't intrusive. Being a single lady, it was nice to know they were just next door. T… More
“Excellent unit with friendly hosts”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2012
Booking from Australia, we had to rely on internet information and earlier reviews, and delighted to confirm that the unit was everything the owner and earlier reviews had claimed. My wife and I used … More
“Home away from home” What an incredible time we've had. The cottage is stunning, cozy and immaculate. Even though we very much visited in Cornwall's off season, we've had a fantastic break.
Everything you could need is in the cottage and, while my fi
“Absolutely fabulous place to stay, highly recommend.”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
Ashen Cross is a fantastic place to spend a holiday, very close to beautiful Looe and other lovely places to visit. Never had such a fantastic welcome as we've had here, the owners cannot do enough fo… More
Thank you for your kind feedback, Laura.
Looking forward to welcoming you and your family again very soon xx
“Beautiful, comfortable, spotlessly clean, dog friendly cottage”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
What a find! We absolutely loved staying in the Owl. Tracey and Geoff made us feel right at home from our very first telephone conversation until the day we left (although we didn't want to leave!) … More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2016
Tracey the owner is warm & friendly. We had home made scones clotted cream & jam, home made bread waiting for us. Lovely place to stay. A lake with summer house, drinks available from the fridge, grea… More
Thank you for your kind comments. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon xx
“Breathtaking” We have just returned from 4 nights at Wren cottage.After parking the first thing that you notice is the fantastic view as you make your way down the path to the cottage. Inside it is small but everything is provided to start you off...t
“Lovely and cosy dog friendly cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
For a getaway from hectic work schedules - this was a hidden gem in the Forest of Dean. Karen and Lis are impeccable hosts ensuring that all your needs are met. The cottage was extremely well equipp… More
Thank you fro your lovely comments and we're so glad that you had a relaxing time here. It was great to meet you both and Crumble too!
“Fantastic views, cute cottage”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2014
We based our holiday around our dog, who loves a good forest, so this seemed the obvious choice. None of us were disappointed, we were right in the middle of the most stunning forest location with vi… More
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you had such a good time in the forest. It really is a stunning place and we feel privileged to live here!
“I would happily live here.. its beautiful”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
Beautiful cottage, perfect for short weekend breaks. Would liked to have been nearer a local pub/food place so that i could walk there and back safely at night/evening.
The owners were really welco… More
Thank you for your great comments, we are please you and your dog enjoyed your stay.
“Glorious and tranquil!” This lovely chalet is located in a beautiful part of Scotland, it's a perfect escape to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! It's perfectly secluded and local attractions include a fascinating museum on local h
The perfect place to explore Kilmartin. A good base for walking, cycling and kayaking and lots of archaeology in the area. The property is cosy, with good parking and and a lovely sheltered garden to… More
“Very cosy place to stay!”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2015
We can wholeheartly recommend to stay at Janet´s and David`s lovely Charlet. We`ve had a fantastic week in wonderful Kilmartin and really enjoyed travelling around this very special place.… More
“peace of heaven”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
Loved it , went for our wedding anniversary , stunning area, lovely cosy bed , best sleep ive had in a long time , Janet was a lovely host . defo worth a visit , midges were a pest , but its scotland … More
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough
Thank you Nick & Jenny for a wonderful stay!
4 of us spent 3 nights in the cottage over New Year and had a brilliant time. It was completely stressless from start to finish with booking, payment, arr… More
“Idyllic retreat for families” A great holiday flat ideal for two adults and two children.
The flat was clean throughout and very comfortable with full kitchen facilities.
The chickens and garden with trampoline were an added bonus!
Me and my boyfriend stayed at the Old Rectory couple of weeks ago, and what can I say it was brilliant. It was just what we wanted peaceful, tranquil and the scenery was just beautiful.
Kate the own… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon!
“Relaxed and easy holiday.”
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
A very nice and well put together holiday let. Owner's very attentive, friendly and welcomong. A lovely spot for dog walking and enjoying strolls along the river from your doorstep. If you don't have … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We hope you may be able to come and stay again.
Happy New Year.
Kate and Liz
“Brilliant Love to go back anytime.” We he had a great break away although it was only for four days, its was so relaxing, The Low Barn was wonderful with everything we ever needed. Quality of the barn facilities were great and the owner very helpful
A well equipped, very clean hide-away for two. WiFi worked well.
Good location for Lincoln and surrounding areas.
Would definitely consider staying again.… More
Thanks for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves.
“Cozy and comfortable”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
We had a fantastic time, the cottage was exactly as shown, cozy and clean, very well presented. Everything was provided that we could need, towels and linen - even salt! It is newly refurbished and … More
Delighted you found everything to your taste. Hope you consider a return visit.
“Excellent accommodation in good location.”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Lovely 1 bedroom accommodation in good location for Lincoln city, the wolds and lincolnshire coast. This accommodation had everything we required for self-catering weekend break and was in excellent o… More
So glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
“Perfect cottage and owner could not have been more pleasant or helpful” The cottage was stunning with a beautiful court yard to sit in the sun with BBQ. The cottage had two beautiful spacious rooms with a lovely shower room. Upstairs is the open pla
Stella Cottage is a truly welcoming home. It's like being at home. It has all the amenities. Mary the owner makes it even more inviting for your kindness and sympathy. Thanks for everything Mary.… More
Thanks ever so much for your kind review. It's great that you found the cottage so homely. You are all welcome back anytime.
“Very high quality and well thought out by a really nice host family” This beautiful old converted coach house is ideally placed for trips to a whole range of interesting places but we enjoyed the weekend entirely on the farm pottering about and bumpin
Clean, comfortable and well equipped accommodation close to the heart of the farm. Abundant wild life visible from the dining table and almost constant bird song. At this time of the year, wake to th… More
“Home from home at Dunescape” Excellent accomodation, very comfortable and cosy. Very tastefully decorated. Thoughtful welcome pack, everything that you need to make life easy when you are away from home.
Top of the range accommodation. Location is a few steps from the beach, so would be excellent for children but only ten minutes from Rye and Rye Harbour country park. National Trust properties within … More
“One of the best holiday lets we've stayed in”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2013
In mid-December, we spontaneously decided to go away for new year and Dunescape was one of the few places available. It looked lovely and very well priced so we snapped it up.
We were so glad we di… More
“Lovely cosy house just steps from a beautiful beach”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2012
We had a brilliant holiday, walking by the sea, the river and the military canal as well as ambling through Rye. Dunescape was a perfect base: a clean, bright, roomy and well-equipped house with a gre… More
“Sally” This cottage was ideal for our needs, lovely location, it had everything we needed. Nice and cozy and warm, with comfortable furniture and fixtures. Yvonne and John have their work cut out trying to maintaining the grounds and the other 4 cott
The upside down cottage was more than comfortable for my family, home from home. Only a 5 min drive from the beach plus a large area on site for the children to run around on and play games. The owner… More
“A lovely relaxing place to stay, comfortable and great views”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
We loved our stay in The Granary, it was exactly as described. The accommodation is all you need in a holiday cottage, clean, comfortable and an ideal spot to relax in great surroundings. Enough space… More
A cosy, romantic stone cottage for 2, set in the heart of historic Heptonstall village. The well equipped cottage is newly refurbished and combines modern facilities with original features. Pubs and a bistro are close by and Hebden Bridge is only 1 mile away.<br /> …see more
“One man and his two dogs” I had a weeks stay with my two Yorkies in Sept 2011 and i could not have been better treated by Mr and Mrs Campbell.
They made sure all my needs were met before I arrived and while i was staying in The Robins,
My two Yorkie
The Robins was the perfect place for us to stay for our 3 months winter break from our home in France. Cosy and clean and a super comfortable bed awaited us along with some delicious cake and a bottle… More
“A superb countryside cottage and location” We loved every moment of our stay. Could not ask for a better equipped cottage and Louise the owner was excellent host regarding our stay. We greatly enjoyed our morning walks exploring the area and found a
There were 5 in our party, 4 adults, 1 child and 3 very well behaved dogs.
The barn is superbly equipped, and, like I said in my title of the review it was spotlessly clean. The owners were extre… More
Reviewed 9 Jun 2012
We had a great time at the Barn! As soon as we arrived , we felt rather special to have found a beautiful place. The Barn was just lovely and suited our needs in everyway possible. The setting was pea… More
I am glad you enjoyed your break. It was such a shame it was so wet over the jubilee weekend. I am sorry about the bikes I was unaware that they were unrideable, I know the mid size upwards are ok but will get the smaller bikes out and see if we can give them a makeover.
“Beautiful Barn And Great Location”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2012
Stayed at the barn for the weekend to celebrate husbands birthday. Wanted a peaceful relaxing weekend which was exactly what we had. Prepared for wet weather but it was warm and sunny ! The family we… More
Many thanks for your comments. I hope we can accommodate you in the summer when the pool is open. I am quite busy but still have some free weeks available. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards
Stunning one bedroom cottage located in the idyllic hamlet of Charleton near St Andrews. Sitting in truly enchanting gardens alongside a babbling brook it is an oasis of charm with views across the Charleton golf course and over the Firth of Forth to Berwick Law.<br …see more
“Beautiful spot” Friendly welcome by owner Maureen
Stone cottage set in very attractive country side
Fantastic area for keen walkers and cyclists
very attractive stone cottage with comfy bed
Easy to use wood burner
Attractively furnished with ant
Wow, where to begin! The Coach House was just perfect for our 'Escape to the Country'.
The location was perfect, remote but within easy reach of the beach and shops.
There is so much to do in thi… More
Lovely 2 bed cottage in the grounds of our thatched farmhouse with hot tub! Luxury fittings. Situated in a pretty Somerset village with beautiful views and complete tranquility and yet only 10 minutes from local Market towns. Hot tub, fabulous walking, great local pub …see more
“Lovely, lovely, lovely - cannot praise too highly” What a lovely cottage and what a lovely place to stay.
We went ostensibly for the Severn Valley Railway Autumn Gala as the cottage is well placed to access Bridgnorth and the line generally, but had
Stayed here a year ago too and both times it has been brilliant. Good size place for two people to stay in, really comfy bed / sofas and everything neat, tidy and generally good quality.
The surrou… More
thanks rob, perhaps see you again, very welcome
“Comfortable, spacious & good quality”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
Stayed for 5 nights, found the cottage very clean and comfortable with a huge bedroom & bathroom. All the equipment & bedding was good quality & everywhere was tastefully furnished. Beautiful views fr… More
thank you for your comments, i am glad you enjoyed your stay, please remember us and come again
“A wonderfully relaxing countryside retreat.” Tim and Abby are two of the most lovely people you could care to meet.
Fun, upfront, helpful and natural. There's no facade of a polite rental host just doing their job, but rather a genuine love for what
We loved our stay at the White House. Our cottage,the Cider Press was very clean and comfortable. There were nice touches such as fresh flowers in the rooms and a very substantial welcome pack which … More
Thank you for your very kind comments. We loved having you to stay and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will return soon.
Reviewed 8 Jun 2014
The Cider Press is an excellent self catering apartment. We had plenty of space and the furnishings were very comfortable. The owners live in the attached house and they were very friendly and most he… More
Thank you for taking the time to give us such positive feedback. We really enjoyed your week with us and hope to welcome you back to stay at some point in the future.
Reviewed 22 May 2013
The Whitehouse, Brinsop, is probably in probably one of the most gorgeous and relaxing settings in Hereford. The guesthouse overlooks a beautiful pond and has a mountain view. The cottage dates back t… More
“And relax” If you can look past the cobwebs(its rural what do you expect) and you will have yourselves a fantastic break, the surroundings are fantastic, well kept lawns and gardens, 2mins walk to the river which along with the birds was the only thin
Game Keepers is a lovely lodge in a wonderfully secluded spot but within 15-20 minutes of Kingsbridge, Salcombe and the beaches of Bantham, Hope Cove, etc. The lodge is modern throughout with some gre… More
Looking forward to catching up for a beer and a chat when you return for 2 weeks in August,
“A rear taste of tranquillity, total relaxation & peace of real Devon”
Reviewed 28 May 2012
If you are looking to get away from it all this is the place for you.
Great Hospitality from Charles & Chris you couldnt ask for better hosts attending to your evey need.
All The Lodges are great f… More
“A wonderful retreat in the Avon Valley”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2011
What a find! Such a beautiful spot off the beaten track but within easy reach of all that the South Hams has to offer. A really warm welcome from the owner and the manager, Game Keepers is a lovely l… 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
Great for family and friend gatherings. Located only 7 miles from Stirling, in Central Scotland, and conveniently located for many visitor attractions, including Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond. Corshill Cottage offers high quality self-catering accommodation within wha …see more
“Mrs” This is the second year running that we've stayed at Buck Place, this year with both s toddler & baby in tow! The cottage is modern, well decorated, clean and comfortable with the owners covering all bases (fluffy towels, great quality linen, tra
“Fantastic house” This is a beautiful house equipped with everything that we would have needed for our stay. It was very clean, couldn't fault anything. The location is superb and we spent many mornings just sitting admiring the view. We were a party o
My family and I had a great time in Cullen. The location was fantastic as right next to the harbour and beach. The house was immaculate and at a very high standard. We have even booked for next year a… More
“Fantastic setting” Brilliant setting, fantastic caravans in quiet gardens. Near to a number of beaches, plenty of walks not comercialised. Beautiful little harbour within walking distance. Whole family enjoyed our stay.
This detached log cabin is located on a quiet site in a rural location, half a mile from the centre of the picturesque village of Rhossili, (Britain's Best Beach 2013 as voted by TripAdvisor) on the Gower peninsula.
This two bedroom log cabin is beautifully furnis …see more
“perfect relaxation” Stayed in Hillview cottage last year and came back for more this year. Perfect just as we remembered it. Wonderfully situated for the coast , Dartmoor and other tourist attractions in Devon and Cornwall. Lovely indoor pool to come
Would strongly recommend.
Well equipped and decorated, clean, tidy property with all that we needed for a nice stay. Good to sit outside on the decked area to enjoy a meal and Pimms. We made a lot o… More
“Beautiful cottage, stunning location”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
I stayed at Hillview Cottage for a week this July with my partner, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was clean, cared for, and well equipped for my partner and I, but would also easily a… More
“Perfect location for the beach and fishing”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2012
This is our second year at Lakeview. We travelled with 2 teenagers and one 10 y.o. What a lovely and relaxing place this is. It feels like home from home. All the necessary things for your comfort are… More
“Great Stay” What a great cottage very quite and peaceful every thing to hand and very clean and tidy, Its a great shame we only had a few days away as we would have loved to have stayed longer with our two dogs
“Absolutely wonderful cottage in beautiful location”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2012
We had a wonderful weeks holiday. The cottage is lovely. Furnished to a very high standard, clean and comfortable. Good location. Very quiet but a short drive to lots of lovely towns. Highly recommend… More
Many thanks for the positive coments, its always lovely to get good feedback. So pleased you had such a wonderful time. The peace and quiet of the cottage is something we always enjoy when we get the chance to visit ourselves, then once relaxed, can enjoy the rest of the area. thanks again and visit again soon.