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.
“simply the best” had a nice time and the welcome was was top class and house was clean and had every thing and more anyone would need on holiday had a small prob with wifi but it was sorted out right away loved it that much plan to return soon and to
Welcomed by Nadine and a beautiful bottle of Shrophire champagne from Wroxeter Roman Vineyard it was a fantastic start to a wonderful honeymoon.
A self contained, relaxing oasis based in lovely count… More
The Owls Nest is a cosy well appointed apartment on a (quiet) working farm set in the middle of the Suffolk countryside. We took the bikes and cycled to one of the local pubs for a really good dinner,… More
“Excellent rural property”
Reviewed 9 May 2015
Great place for a couple to stay, quiet but within easy reach of the coast. Friendly owners and clean comfortable accomodation… More
“A great week's break”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2015
We had a lovely relaxing and restful time at Owl's nest, it was perfect for what we needed at that time. The accommodation was beautifully clean and spacious and in lovely surroundings. Thank you very… More
“Gorgeous Stay” We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Mullion Barn, the area is lovely and the stables have been done to a fantastic standard, with the high ceilings and decor making it feel very spacious. We couldn't have had a warmer welcome, and were ma
Welcoming hosts who are as flexible as possible and keen for you to enjoy your stay however short. The state of the poperty is as new. The location is very convenient and gives accesss to many attract… More
“Lovely relaxing break away”
Reviewed 4 Mar 2014
We loves staying in this fantastic barn conversion. Really lovely quiet location, but close enough to the centre of bury and surrounding areas. Accommodation is brilliant, didn't want to leave after t… More
Thank you so much for your kind words, and yes we would love to see you back again soon.
“Very Nice - I recommend this house”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2013
Very nice accommodation. The barn has been beautifully refurbished. It is very comfortable and cosy. It is very quiet with a little back garden that would be lovely in warmer weather. The owners a… More
“Great accomadation & location” Had a great time here. Owner very helpful & friendly. Central location is quiet, romantic, & ideal for all areas of Kent and many local walks can be had nearby. Local pub with excellent food and great staff just a 10 mi
The cottage if the perfect size for a small family or 2 couples. It has a lovely kitchen with all you need to cook with. It is in a fantastic location next to a restored windmill. Our daughter loved t… More
“I`ve booked again for 2012 as our third year running”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2011
The Barn is perfect for a couple,even with youngsters.
The location is fantastic with lovely wooded walks,plenty to visit within easy drives and a friendly local pub with good food.
The owner… More
“Quiet, peacful location”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2013
We spent a long weekend at the Holly Cottage barn and it served our purpose well as we were visiting family in Canterbury so using as a base rather than as a place to holiday. The location is peaceful… More
“Wonderful cottages, lovely setting, friendly owners” My family and I stayed here for a week in October 2012 and had a fantastic time. The cottages is as lovely as the pictures and the front room with its wooden beams and log fire was brilliant. We've
We have been coming to Helscott Farm for 7 years and have stayed in each of the 5 converted barns. As our family has grown over the years we need more space and Rose Barn is just perfect. Equipped wit… More
My husband and I spent a fabulous week at Acorn Barn along with our dog. We were all made to feel incredibly welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the owners John and Yvonne. The cottage was b… More
“Eceptional five star barn.” It was our first stay at the barn and we stayed for 7 nights. The owners were fantastic hosts, with a great welcome and milk and juice ready on arrival. The barn has a great layout with enough space for me, my husband and d
This was our second visit to this barn, third to the site. It is set in a peaceful spot very close to the wonderful widemouth bay beach and the friendly town of Bude. The barns are always very clean o… More
“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
“Beautiful property and Location” This is a beautiful retreat. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and will definitely be booking again. The large doors were great to open when the sun was shining! The only snag was that we did find them difficult to cl
Absolutely loved the place. We received a very warm welcome from Paul and shown around, not only our cottage but their lettings house next door as well - extremely impressive too. The cottage was imma… 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.
“Wonderful, relaxing break in excellent accommodation & surroundings” Peaceful, beautiful surroundings and a cottage that is well-appointed and comfortable, perfect to come back to after a day out exploring the area. The owner is very friendly, helpfu
“Clean and tidy cottage in the heart of a tiny peak district village” Owner very friendly and helpful, a clean and well equipped cottage in a quiet are with neighbouring houses but within walking distance from idyllic hills and valleys.
“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, restful and peaceful” Study Barn Farm is a lovely converted barn in the centre of Bonsall Village. It is nicely decorated, very well equipped and easily accommodates 12 people. All in all a lovely cosy place with a lovely atmosphere, the big win
I'd echo a lot of the positive sentiment noted in the review of the 11th July 2016 apart from the fact that we didn't visit Matlock and had glorious weather and a good barbeque (sorry! :)). We had a g… More
“Great accommodation in a great location”
Reviewed 15 May 2013
A large group of friends, 12 of us, stayed in both of 'The Barns' across several nights and we found them to be fantastic and exactly what we needed.
The rooms were clean and tidy, the beds were co… More
“Great location for exploring Derbyshire Dales”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2013
5 of us stayed very comfortably in Church View holiday barn. The accommodation was homely, very well kept, spacious and light, well equipt, spotlessly clean with bedding and towels included, an ideal… 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
“An excellent, relaxing long weekend in the perfect setting” We had a fantastic weekend at the Barn - very comfortable and generous accommodation, beautifully finished throughout. Contact with the owners was prompt and very friendly and they really hav
We have already booked for next year, something we never do! With fields attached and woods right there, the kids and dogs were able to run free. Sitting on the terrace, sipping an early evening cockt… More
We thoroughly enjoyed having you all to stay at Grove Farm. Very pleased that the visit proved such a success (as well as the play)! See you very soon. G and F
“Great accommodation with fantastic views and a friendly welcome.”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
Not much more to be said really, but this place is all we could have wanted for the family, even though the weather wasn't particularly kind to us. Location is excellent being rural but not isolated … More
Hello again! Thanks so much for the review and we are delighted the family enjoyed a good break in Grove Barn. Hope to see you all soon. G and F.
“A stunning place to stay!”
Reviewed 30 Mar 2014
We were lucky enough to be able to stay at Grove Barn, for a few days. The interior of the barn is beautiful, modern and well equipped, so that you have everything you need. We took our 2 year old a… More
We're delighted you and your little ones enjoyed the barn so much. Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you again soon!
“Lovely!” We decided on the spur of the moment to have a few days away in Cornwall. Owl House seemed to fit the bill and it didn't disappoint. The converted barn is an annexe to the main house. It is beautifully and newly fitted out, very warm and cosy
“Peace, quiet and tranquility - all can be found here.”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2011
A last minute booking, but so glad it was made.
Peter and Jenny have created beautiful self-catering accommodations in Owl House and Hafhouse, and we were fortunate enough to be able to stay in eac… More
Thank you and we're glad you had a good time while you were staying with us! Owl is available for peaceful breaks all year round, but future customers might note that we regret that Hafhouse is no longer open for holiday bookings.
“peace + tranquility”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2011
We had a wonderful week of peace + tranquility at this lovely cottage.The cottage is beautiful and a credit to the owners , everything was spot on ,the milk in the fridge so we could have a cuppa afte… More
“Five stars for rest and relaxation” We stayed at The Hemmel at Old Town Farm in Otterburn for a long weekend but felt like we'd been away for weeks. As soon as we arrived in this stylish, comfortable barn conversion we started to unwind.
“Tranquility and beauty in an irish, rolling landscape” The Orchard Cottage is a beautifully restored house in the middle of the irish countryside, not far from the small town of Rosslea and well placesd for day trips in and around the surrounding coun
The cottage was lovely and the homebaked cake and freshly laid eggs were much appreciated. Well heated, beautiful hand built and painted kitchen and a spacious bathroom. Very nicely decorated. Idea… More
“Aptly named and tremendous setting”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2014
I booked this delightfully restored cottage with my Mum and sister. it was a wonderful stay. Hosts were friendly and above the call of duty helpful and supportive. It was an honour to have stayed in t… More
“Hidden Gem. Well worth finding.”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2014
We stayed at Hidden Gem Cottage for a full week to play golf and sight see Ireland.
The cottage was outstanding and Eileen & Seamus were seriously great hosts.
Very friendly and very funny. Even got… More
“Perfect for Welsh walks” I went to the barn with friends as my friend had booked it for a birthday visit. The owner who came to see us was friendly and showed us around.
The barn was big and had a spacious kitchen and living room. The rooms with
We were made to feel really at home in and around the farm! Mic and Jacqui made sure we had everything we needed and more- put up a lovely badmington set for us which gave us endless fun in the sun.
“Beautiful and so relaxing. Can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2011
Really can't wait to go back.
The barn has been beautifully converted and is big enough for large groups.
My wife and I went with our six month old baby who loved stroking the horses that Mick and J… More
“Lovely Barn, Beautiful area”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
The barn was warm and homely with fabulous surrounding views of the countryside and river. The barn is very well equiped with everything you'd need for a self catering holiday and the owners are very … More
“Lovely and relaxing in perfect location with beautiful views.” Travelled with husband and son for a wedding in the area. Barn in lovely location and very well equipped . Owners seem to have thought of everything including a pair of binoculars to view
We stayed in Oak Barn. 5 adults and one toddler.
Unfortunately we had a week of very wet weather which exacerbated the damp problem within the house.
The beds were incredibly uncomfortable however … More
Thank you taking the time to leave a review, however, as we were totally unaware of any issues until you handed over a letter as you were leaving we had no chance to rectify any of the perceived problems.It was a shame that you did not contact us immediately especially as our front door is only a few yards away, you had all the contact details in the cottage in case we were not at home and we would have moved you all into Rose Barn straight away.We are sorry that the fridge freezer developed a fault and have ordered a replacement, mattresses are a matter of personal taste but they are renewed on a regular basis.We take on board about the lighting, all the cottages have outside lights that come on automatically but we have now provided each cottage with a torch as well.
“Would love to stay again!” We had an amazing Christmas staying at Woodland barn, the cottage is very modern with all the appliances you would need. We arrived to lovely welcome gifts and the cottage was beautifully decorated with a Christmas tree. The
Booking was easy and response fast.
Woodland barn was very good, very well presented and clean.
The views where to die for overlooking the valley and river seven.
Plenty to do in the local area and… More
“A little Gem, in Forest of Dean”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
This little Barn conversion has been finished to a very high standard, it's owners keep it beautifully, we were 4 OAP's and 2 dogs, and had a wonderful short break. The view from the patio certainly h… More
“Beautiful location, outstanding accommodation”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2012
My partner and I stayed in this charming cottage last summer, It was not our first time in the area; we love it so much we regularly visit.
The Forest of Dean is an exceptionally beautiful area of … More
“Simply excellent” We had high expectations before we arrived but these were exceeded from the moment we got there until we went home. The Barn is quite simply a really nice place in a great location, tastefully decorated it is very warm and inviting.
We stayed at The Barn at Andrew House for October half term
What a lovely cottage, warm, cosy, very clean felt like home, fully equipped.
Our children loved it especially the chickens in the wonderf… More
“A relaxing peaceful break in a beautifl property”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2014
Andrew Barn is a home from home property with everything you could ever need for a peaceful and relaxing break.
The Barn is comfortable, warm and equipped to excellent standards. John and Tina were s… More
Thank you for your kind comments we really appreciate them
“Wonderful House and John and Tina were so helpful in locating restaurants, pubs and hiking activities.”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2014
We loved our stay at the barn. The living room and dining area spacious and comfortable. There is a cozy fireplace to take off the chill if rain. The kitchen was well appointed with everything you cou… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at The Barn it was great to be able to welcome you here in the Lake District
“Nice holiday” I, my wife and my 3 children spent three good nights at Chebsy bank barn, the cottage was very clean, comfortable, well decorated, fully equipped and the most important the WI-fi although the internet is not available in the bed room. W
“Great relaxing holiday” Lovely place to stay, very peaceful and relaxing. Perfect size for 2 adults and 2 dogs, lovely decor and very cosy. Lovely quiet beaches long walks. Would highly recommend.
“Great weekend break” 4th time of staying, we had a great time as always.
We had an issue with the shower,Darcy sorted it out in no time. Nothing is too much trouble, we would highly recommend it. Booked again for new year!
The perfect getaway! Cottage was lovely & set on beautiful grounds. Hot tub was a huge bonus. We will definitely be booking again ASAP! Thank you xx… More
Reviewed 22 Jun 2016
John was a very gracious host...always on hand if you needed anything but equally non-intrusive and his cottage is great.
The place itself is very well appointed, perfectly clean, and surprisingly sp… More
Reviewed 26 Sep 2016
Really love this working farm it's our 2nd visit we took our family this time my daughter stayed in the glamping pods witch she loved and her mother in law in the Shepard's hut which I think we will… More
“Good for the price” The cottage was a very nice place to stay, close to Armagh but still in a country setting. Our children enjoyed being able to see the animals and enjoy fresh eggs. The cottage itself is comfortable and homey. The following are n
“Old grannery” We have just spent another amazing weekend here and it was just as good as first time the barn is so well equipped for all your needs and scenery is amazing will certainly be going back in the future
Such a lovely retreat. Even though it is quite remote it is not a problem if you have a car.
Everything is done to a high standard.… More
Thank you for positive review. We are please you had a good stay.
“Lots of light and space inside, surrounded by peace and countryside beyond.”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2014
Celebrated our Ruby Wedding week here with 7 adults, a teenager, a 2 year-old and 3 dogs. Loads of space to gather in - or disperse to. Full-length windows fold to give level access to patio and lawn,… More
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
Absolutely beautiful property which boasts stunning views. Plenty of parking and enough space inside for 10 people to be comfortable. This house was clean beyond clean and very well equipped! If charm… More
Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay
“Perfect” A wonderfully located 5-star accommodation. Excellent facilities; clean,bright and roomy. Lovely garden and large area for kids to play. Superb location - quiet, peaceful and sunny all day long. Perfect location for walks to the beach and St.
“Birthday group getaway” We had a fantastic time, the barn was warm and cosy, and had been decorated with birthday banners and cake made for birthday girl.
Barn was isolated at the top of a hill but we liked the privacy and a lovely walk through the
We stayed at Coiners Barn a week ago to celebrate my brother's 30th birthday - and it was definitely the right place to book.
The cottage was gorgeous, with a lovely open living space that, because… More
“just a superb relaxing beautiful place”
Reviewed 22 May 2012
Myself and two friends stayed here for three nights and its is stunning. beautifully decorated and the family that run it are friendly caring and just very nice people. we ordered the breakfast and t… More
“Beautiful Cottages!” We have just come back from a long weekend staying in Tyan & Tethera and had a wonderful time! Beautiful rural location with fantastic views of the snow capped mountains! Emma the owner had thought of everything you could possibly
Could not recommend this place more - Yan Cottage is lovely, the views are amazing, it's way out in the hills so it's nice and quiet, the showers are great, the beds are comfy... do I need to go on?! … More
“Home from home”
Reviewed 24 Feb 2014
The cottage was perfect.
I wanted to stay somewhere in luxury. The cottage was well furnished, comfortable and had wifi, Sky TV, DVD player, flat screen TV, Ipod docks in the living room and bedroo… More
“Perfect for peace and quite”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2014
The directions that you are given are spot on so don't waiver from them. We were going to take a low sports car but were advised not to and that was probably a wise decision. The owners were very help… 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