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.
This traditional Lakeland farmhouse sits nestled on the southern slopes of Blencathra in a quiet rural setting just outside the village of Threlkeld. The location in the heart of the Lake District National Park is ideal for keen walkers and cyclists, though the property …see more
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
This fabulous 12th century Swedish designed farm house and fomer hunting lodge is set deep in the heart of the Avon valley and is surrounded by wooded valleys and flowing waters, it is a nature lovers paradise. The property interiors have been designed to offer you and …see more
Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!… More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2012
We were able to have our whole family together, ranging in ages from 3 months to 78 years old, plus 1 dog & there was something for all of us. Amazingly comfortable accomodation, glorious scenery & lo… More
“Wonderful base to enjoy South Devon”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2012
We had a great time and were happy to let the kids go off by themselves to explore and cycle in safe, interesting surroundings. I even managed to catch a small Salmon (which I returned) and a Sea Trou… More
Branxholm Knowe House is a large detached period property which is set in two acres of well tendered private gardens. The house is furnished to a high standard and is ideal for entertaining and features a fabulous garden room which is perfect for alfresco summer evenin …see more
We stayed at Branxholm Knowe for a week and had an amazing time.
We were welcomed by Isabel, who is such a lovely person. She took her time to show us around and was very sweet and helpful.
The … More
“A fantastic and beautifully upkept traditional house”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
We booked the house quite late and couldn't have been happier with it. It is a traditional old house set in own woods on the side of hill. Plenty of room both inside and out. The conservatory is a … More
“Perfect house for our celebration weekend.”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2016
Branxholm house was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday weekend away with friends. The house is even bigger than the pictures suggest. We had 11 guests altogether plus a dog and we still all fel… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Branxholm Knowe. I am delighted you enjoyed your weekend and found the size of the house exceeded your expectations! We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back at our house in the near future! Kind regards, Ian Dowling
Old Duffus farmhouse, on family run Duffus Estate, provides a spacious yet homely atmosphere, perfect for families or other larger groups. Surrounded by fields and with stunning views of impressive Duffus Castle, the property is the ideal place to retreat to and relax. …see more
We had a great time in the cottage which provided us with all we could need. Clean and comfortable house with plenty of facilities for adults and kids. Perfect location with easy access to main routes… More
Hi, thanks so much for leaving us a review. I'm so please to hear you had such an enjoyable family holiday. It makes all the hard work worthwhile. Old Duffus Farmhouse is indeed a very special property with the ruins of Duffus Castle just outside! We will be delighted to welcome you all back again in the future.
“Excellent property, excellent location”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2015
We live in Australia but originated from this area and took the extended family to see where their roots lay.
The farmhouse was brilliant, loved the big country kitchen. Everything that we could wish… More
Hi, thanks so much for writing us a review. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you but I am really pleased you had an enjoyable stay.
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2014
Would recommend a stay in this lovely farmhouse. Comfortable and well equipped in an great location with lovely views of a ruined castle. Loads to do in surrounding area for people of all ages. Great … More
Snowdon House is situated in the Llanberis Pass, the most spectacular area of the Snowdonia National Park. The house offers accommodation for 10+2 people with 5 doubles, and a twin with an additional sofa bed, all with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. It …see more
The house itself is great, its got the quirkiness of an old house but up to date in terms of facilities. Great view from the hot tub!
Up the road is the starting point for the best tracks up Snowd… More
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
We were a group of 5 couples staying in Snowdonia to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday.
Finding the house was easy and made even easier by the owners Jim and Anne covering the exterior of the house w… More
“Comfortable, welcoming house, ideal for family getaway”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
I stayed at Snowdon house with the whole family (kids (ages 4 to 6) parents and grandparents). The house was large enough to accommodate us all without feeling at all squashed - the big kitchen and di… More
Little Cowarne Court is perfect for getting away from it all. This beautiful farm house set in rural countryside is fully modernised yet retains old features. It has a fully modernised kitchen with seating for 17, a large lounge and bathroom and cloakroom downstairs. A …see more
“Beautiful cottage with plenty of room for the whole family”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2013
Have just come back from a week at Little Cowarne Court with 11 adults, 4 kids and 5 dogs. The house was well equipped with everything we needed and comfortably accommodated all of us. The kitchen w… More
“Great location and house”
Reviewed 13 May 2012
This is a large house and well equipped. Plenty of room for 5 families. Good pub near by and within walking distance. Great landscape just shame it seems to rain when we go there as this is the second… More
“Perfect for a large group wanting to "Get Away from it All"”
Reviewed 12 May 2012
This is a perfect house for a large group of friends or family to get together and have a break in the quiet Herefordshire countryside, but within easy reach of Worcester, Hereford, Leominster and Led… More
Traditional highland farmhouse refurbished to very high (4*) standard. ALL ROOMS HAVE LOCH (lake) VIEWS, sleeping 8-9 people. The kitchen/living area is warm and comfortable with travertine flagstones, oak dining suite seating 10, Aga, Aga Companion (gas hob and two add …see more
“The best holiday property ever - I would happily have stayed there forever!”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
I simply cannot rate this property highly enough - excellent does not do it justice. From the moment I entered I felt entirely at home. Cleanliness was superb, the facilities were awesome (think lux… More
The Acorns is situated within the statutory Forest of Dean in Joyford, set within its own grounds of 10 acres, surrounded by farmland and woodland with direct access to the Forest. It is a scenic, tranquil location accessed from a single track no through lane but surpr …see more
Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, … More
“The most relaxing weekend ever - thank you!”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
We have just left The Acorns and have already booked our next visit! The cottage is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need during your visit. It is warm and cosy, home-like but w… More
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We visited The Acorns in June 2012. Weather wasn't great, but the same couldn't be said for the accommodation and the Hosts.When we arrived we automatically felt relaxed and started to unwind. We all … More
Marchmar Farmhouse set on a working farm, enjoys an elevated position with views towards rolling hills. Situated in the middle of the Castle Trail and near to the Whisky Trail, activities nearby include fishing, pony trekking, golf and cycling. The Moray Firth Coastal T …see more
The Durrance is a Georgian Farmhouse with spacious rooms exposing the old beams, tall ceilings and huge windows looking out over the Worcestershire countryside. We let one wing of the main house which has its own entrance and is totally separate to the main family livi …see more
Self-catering rental, close to Worthing, Arundel, beach and the South DownsWalnut Tree House is ideal for family get-togethers, celebrations, or as a base to explore the many varied attractions of West Sussex. Short breaks are available all year round. Its features incl …see more
Traditional former farmhouse on the edge of the quiet village of Greenlaw in the heart of Berwickshire. The house retains many original features but has been carefully renovated to make this a comfortable and cosy property. It includes wood buring stoves and cast iron …see more
The Chestnuts Holiday Cottages offer a range of well-equipped self-contained cottage, providing a relaxing, clean, peaceful environment for all the family. Rose cottage is a converted farmhouse, sleeping 7 or an inter-joining door can open up the whole farmhouse sleepin …see more
PEN Y GRAIG is a comfortable, spacious C19th farmhouse divided into two Wings (The Front & Back Wings) each sleeping 4 + cot.
The BACK WING has wonderful sea views is quite self contained, has its own private garden, sunny patio area and entrance and is not overlooked b …see more
Brookover Farm is ideally situated 2 miles from Frome town centre and 12 miles from the city of Bath. The Farm offers a peaceful and comfortable stay where guests have many walks to choose from - pony rides for children on site and by prior arrangement we also offer ch …see more
We extend to everyone a really warm welcome, we offer you good Farmhouse Accommodation, with a family atmosphere.
Part of our Farmhouse dates back to the 16th century, with inglenook fireplaces, beams & flag stone floors, take the opportunity to relax unwind and enjoy …see more
Set in peaceful rural surroundings,with its own garden and long, tree lined drive, Bodfan is an ideal holiday home for grandparents, parents, children and their pets. The large rooms allow everyone to have their own space yet come together for family activities. Bodfan …see more
We stayed here for a week at the end of may. Our group of 5 adults, one child, two greyhounds and a dalmation had a wonderful time. Lovely house, kind owner who could not have been more helpful. The… More
“Beautiful house & garden in extremely peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
Very spacious house with all amenities including the "little" things like a decent hoover, hangers in all the cupboards, lots of sofas in the lounge, beautifully kept garden etc.. set in really tranq… More
“Great house, well stocked & very accommodating hosts, a must visit.”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
The house is in a very central location. It has a lot of beds, a spacious house. we found the house clean and tidy with everything we needed. The hosts helped us with whatever we needed.… More
Lower Hedge Farm is the ideal country retreat. Situated at the end of a lane down a private track, it offers the opportunity to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a rural setting with the modern comforts, style and charm of a house completely renovated for modern livin …see more
“What a wonderful 6 days,exceptional place, exceeded all our expectations”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2016
Stayed at Lower Hedge Farm 2nd April to 8th April, we were a large group of 12, 5 adults, 2 17 year olds, 5 kids aged 10 - 15 years old & 3 small dogs !! The house was wonderful, huge kitchen (with Ag… More
Thank you for such a fabulous review of Lower Hedge Farm and The Sedum Spa. We are so glad to hear you all had such a great stay. We're also happy to hear you had good weather to get outside and use the BBQ.
It would be a pleasure to have you stay again and look forward to seeing you in the future.
Kerry & The Woodlands Retreats Team
“Home from home”
Reviewed 8 Dec 2015
Stayed at Lower Hedge Farm for the weekend. Fabulous place to stay. Plenty of room for all ages and the dogs, we had 3 with us. My grandchildren had the games room to play music as loud as they wanted… More
Thank you for your glowing review of Lower Hedge Farm, It is a great space for a family get together, special birthday weekend, hen party, or just a good catch up. We hope to see you back again in the future for more special birthdays.
Many thanks Ed and The Woodlands Retreats Team
“Beautiful property in beautiful location.”
Reviewed 25 Jan 2015
We stayed at Lower Hedge Farm for Christmas week. It was the perfect venue for extended family to get together with lots of space for the kids to run round. Kids & adults all enjoyed the hot tub and t… More
We are pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your Christmas stay at Lower Hedge Farm. We look forward to hearing from you again in the future. Kind regards, Paul & The Woodlands Retreats Team.
You will find this Georgian period farmhouse wonderfully secluded with both rural and coastal views. Positioned on the edge of our working farm, it only takes guest 15 minutes to stroll to the fabulously rugged Northcott Mouth beach, along our private farm lane. The b …see more
Our lovely self-catering period holiday lets are set within the stunning Bragborough Hall estate where you can share our magnificent views over the Northamptonshire countryside and enjoy walks over the picturesque farm or along the Grand Union Canal through the historic …see more
Tomidhu is a modernised traditional nineteenth century farmhouse situated in the hamlet of Crathie in the Cairngorm National Park. It provides self-catering accommodation for six to eight people. Recently restored and sympathetically extended the house is conveniently l …see more
This spacious farmhouse situated on a working farm is situated one mile from Cenarth with its famous waterfalls, salmon fishing on the river Teifi. There is also a riding school only half a mile away. Two miles away is the market town of Newcastle Emlyn with its 15 th C …see more
The house has 5 bedrooms, a large dining area with log burning stove and underfloor heating in the luxury fitted kitchen and is tastefully furnished with a selection of collectibles, antique and modern pieces and art work by local artists.An elegant turning staircase, …see more
“Excellent house for a big group including children”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2014
A good well equipped house - good sized rooms and lots of space for children to play, watch dvds etc. Friendly people an dogs. Very good base- lots of places to visit, nice beaches, castles, towns, … More
Sorry I'm late replying to thankyou for the review! Harvest on the farm got the better of me that time of year!
Thanks for staying with us, we appreciate you choosing Great Nash for your holiday :)
“Space & Comfort”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2014
As a family of six we had so much space both inside the house and out. We used the back court yard for BBQing the front lawn for ball games and our children spent evenings playing pool and table tenis… More
Thankyou for staying with us Rachel and family!
“lovely family house”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2013
a wonderful week spent in this fabulous house. Really comfortable felt very at home. House has everything you need and plenty of space for large family groups. Owner is on site so there for any querie… More
Glad you had a nice time - when the weather plays ball the beaches are the best anywhere I reckon!
Thanks for staying, welcome back anytime :)
England Shelve Farmhouse nestles on the hillside, surrounded by farmland in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with magnificent views south to the Long Mynd. The Farmhouse is accessed by its own drive and there is ample parking for 4 cars. there are thre pubs and a …see more
A lovely place to stay, very well equipped. Beautiful views and so peaceful. Local pubs within one mile drive, food at a reasonable price with a good choice. Do need to take basic supplies. tea coffee… More
We were delighted to receive such a wonderfully positive report about the Farmhouse. Thank you for your kind words however additional thanks must also be given for the perfect condition in which the house was left., it makes our cleaners' life so much easier and greatly improves the preparation time for the next guests. Thank you again.
Detached Farmhouse that sleeps five people in three bedrooms. Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, fridge freezer, hob and oven. Utility room with sink and cupboards, ideal space from which to walk the dog from. Separate dining room, lounge and conservatory that overlo …see more
Lovely house immaculately presented and clean very warm
Additional toiletries ,fruit etc which was very thoughtful
Lovely garden and dog friendly
We would book again… More
Hi June, thank you so much for the lovely review and leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. We would love to see you again and thank you for the gift it was lovely and we enjoyed eating it, as never had one before.
Happy new year to you and your family, kind regards Elaine
Dating back to the 17th century Woodlands Farm is set within 65 acres of farmland and woodland has been within the family for 150 years.The Annexe forms part of this detached house with which the owners live and work.Woodlands Farm is a fantastic choice for those famili …see more
“Spacious, beautiful surroundings, excellent and friendly service.”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2011
Spacious and luxurious property full of character and all modern accessories eg Sky, wi-fi and Jaquzzi bath. Hazel and Chris Anderson were extremely friendly and went above and beyond any of our expec… More
The cottage has been completely refurbished to the highest standard and can now comfortably sleep 6 people or 7 people with the use of a sofa bed in the second lounge area. It is fully centrally heated and equipped to meet everybody's needs.
The décor has been kept …see more
We have just come back from our second two week visit to the cottage and are hoping to return again next year!
The cottage is beautifully equiped and has a gorgeous modern open plan kitchen/dining/si… More
We stayed 4 nights in late July early August 2012. The cottage was perfect for us, the kids loved the horses on the field at the back of the house and the space and freedom of being on a farm. The cot… More
Reviewed 28 Jun 2012
We have just come back from spending a fantastic weekend at Millpond cottage. The cottage exceeded expectations and was fully equipped with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable.
The ho… More
Once a double oast and large barn dating from 1880, Hawkridge Oast has been converted into a unique and comfortable family home. The 2 roundels were originally used for drying hops, but now provide a spacious figure-of-8 sitting room with wood-burner fireplace downsta …see more
Courtyard Cottage is a two bedroom cottage attached to the grade II listed Plaistow Barton farmhouse which is mentioned in The Domesday Book. Surrounded by rolling countryside the property offers wonderful tranquility and total privacy but within easy reach of a wide va …see more
If you are looking for peace and quiet interrupted only by the gentle cluck of hens or bleating of sheep, then this is the place for you. There was a warm welcome from Clare and Laurence, complete wit… More
“Lovely cottage in beautiful rural Devon with helpful and friendly owners”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2012
This property is very well equipped and located in an exceptionally beautiful part of the country. On arrival we were given a warm welcome by the owners, who live next door. Inside the cottage, a wine… More
Thank you very much for the great feedback hope to see you again.
Laurence & Clare & family.
“Lovely Family friendly get away!”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
I had an urge to get away from London so found myself looking for a cottage for a week. I took my best pal and her little lad with me so needed somewhere toddler friendly that was close to beaches and… More
Thank you very much for the great feedback hope to see you again.
Laurence & Clare & family.
Church House is a superbly renovated, self catering farmhouse with many period features. This house is in a truly peaceful, but not at all isolated, location in the hamlet of Boot, in the Eskdale valley in the Lake District National Park. Church House sleeps 7 people in …see more
Nestling in the big skies of the gentle Norfolk countryside just 4 miles south of Downham Market, the Coach House with unique wood-fired hot tub is a luxurious country bolthole perfect for families, children and groups of friends. We heartily welcome hens and have lots …see more
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hotel… More
Many thanks! It was a pleasure having you to stay, we're glad you enjoyed your stay in Norfolk.
Reviewed 28 Mar 2015
I planned a surprise birthday getaway for my girlfriend with her friends. The place was everything we could have hoped it to be. It was a perfect escape from our regular surroundings. The owners ar… More
Great to hear you enjoyed your break at The Coach House! Many thanks for your kind words and hope to see you again soon.
“Anna and Matt's hospitality, kindness, thought for detail and beautiful Coach House exceeded all our expections”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2015
Going away for Christmas was new for us; with an age range of one to 70, we weren't sure what might be included……there was nothing we could have thought of, that wasn't wonderfully and generously … More
Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Christmas at The Coach House and that you also enjoyed seeing some of what this beautiful region has to offer. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon! Many thanks again.
Hall Garth farm is a stunning farmhouse set at the end of a quiet lane and overlooking Whinlatter Forest, Skiddaw and Keswick.The property is luxuriously furnished throughout with wood burners, stylish bathrooms and a modern kitchen. The enclosed garden has a built in b …see more
Whitelady House is a large country retreat, accommodating up to 12 guests in style & comfort. This private house is ideal for exclusive anniversary or birthday celebrations, wedding and hen parties, reunions, family get-togethers or just for that special holiday. Th …see more
“Fantastic house and garden,beautiful location for family celebration holiday”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2013
Owner was extremely helpful, all facilities excellent ,bedrooms and beds extremely comfortable. Kitchen had every convenience ,plenty of crockery ,glasses, cutlery and good modern white goods. Plenty … More
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
Gorgeous house, every room beautifully presented. Stunning kitchen and dining room. Fabulous open fire for cosy evenings. Having Lydford Gorge right next door was a real bonus, as was the hot-tub! Lov… More
We agree having Lydford Gorge at the bottom of the garden is fabulous and Dartmoor is also only a couple of hundred yards from the front gate - perfect for walking, cycling or riding.
“A great value house for large groups, you won't be disappointed!”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
We stayed in Whitelady House for my friends hen weekend and it was just perfect. The whole house is beautifully presented, with plenty of space and a wonderful dining room. All of the bedrooms are a r… More
Our charming converted Barn is located within the 300 acre estate of Burningfold Manor between the country villages of Dunsfold and Plaistow, 12 miles south of Guildford, Surrey. An hour by car from London or 45 min from our local station to Waterloo and within easy rea …see more
Church Farm is a recently renovated, grade 2 listed farm house. Edge of the peak district location, and a country kitchen overlooking the Derbyshire countryside. En- suite master bedroom and Luxury king size beds, with a Roll top bath and open plan dining / living.Walk …see more
“One of the most comfortable houses we have stayed in”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2012
My husband and I had a great week here with our 20-year-old son. We chose Church Farm because of its convenient location as we wanted to meet up with family and friends in the area. We really apprecia… More
“Fabulous Holiday Home from Home”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
As soon as you step in Church Farm you can see the care and attention that has been paid to create a luxury holiday home. There is plenty of space and it has been furnished to a high standard.
We s… More
“Highly recommend this beautiful cottage in a tranquil location”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2012
I stayed in this cottage for a long weekend with a group of old university friends. It was a fantastic find. Absolutely beautiful, cosy cottage (the photos are accurate) that is maintained to a very h… More
Our changeover days are Mondays and Fridays. Please contact us directly for Midweek and Weekend prices. Our minimum stay is 3 nights over the weekend or 4 nights during the week.
Bilshay Farmhouse is located in a rural location, commanding one of the most outstanding …see more
Little Loveston consists of 5 sensitively renovated cottages set within mature landscaped grounds and surrounded by organic farmland. As well as The Old Farmhouse, we offer Swallow Cottage (sleeps up to 12 and with disabled facilities), Landsker House (sleeps 7), Long …see more
The Farmhouse dating from 1795 sleeps 12+2 and keeps a comfortable family home atmosphere. It has 4 shower/bathrooms and 6 bedrooms (can be adjusted to suit your group best from 4 double/2 twin - 2 double/4 twin + 2 fold outs if needed to make triple rooms). It has a la …see more
“Brilliant house, very well equipped - would love to stay again”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2012
14 of us stayed at the farmhouse in November this year. I was so impressed with the size of the rooms and the living room area was perfect for entertaining a large group with plenty of seating and din… More
Our beautiful, spacious and unusual Grade 2 listed Tudor Farmhouse, is only 10 minutes from the centre of Bury St Edmunds. Whether it is for reunions and gatherings for friends, families, cyclists, walkers, bird watchers, wedding parties or civilised hen parties then No …see more
My friends and I had a wonderful time in Nowton, the owner was really friendly, welcoming and helpful and as she lives next door so always on hand to assist us.
The farmhouse was lovely, the bedrooms… More
“Quirky, spacious, lovely”
Reviewed 4 Mar 2016
We were a large family group, 10 adults and one child.
Kitchen facilities were exceptional......great large dining area and cosy warm lounge.
The bedrooms were comfortable.....in all a great proper… More
The farmhouse which has recently been refurbished to a high standard is at the end of the farm lane and has spectacular views over the Romney Marsh. The house is surrounded with its own garden and there is plenty of space for relaxing and enjoying the views.The well equ …see more