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.
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate
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
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location” 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
Loved the house perfect for a family get together the rooms are so cosy and kitchen is perfect for all the family to enjoy. Loved the amazing big bathroom could have stayed in there all day.
The sett… More
Hello, I am so pleased you all really enjoyed your stay. The property does indeed benefit from a spectacular and very special view of Duffus Castle. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.
“Perfect family getaway”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
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.
“Special house in an amazing location” Eleven adults stayed at Snowden House, from Friday to Monday, early February for which the house was easily big enough. We had an amazing time and spent much of it soaking up the awe-inspiring views all around us.
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
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” 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, a decent kitchen
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
“A brilliant stay”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2016
Amazing and relaxing place to stay. Great welcome and accommodating owners throughout stay. Very child friendly. Cottage very clean and comfortable, suited our needs exactly. Wonderful views. Lots of… More
Boasting an enviable secluded location just 15 mins walk to the beach, with views overlooking the truly stunning North Cornwall countryside & coastline, large self-catering farmhouse sleeping up to 17, perfect for family and friends gatherings ,celebrations ,house …see more
“a little piece of heaven !” 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. There were tears when we h
“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
“Perfect dog friendly country retreat...near the coast.”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2016
Located a few miles from junction 5 of the A55, this property is ideal for spending some quiet time with your family or away from them as we did. Our two Irish setters were in their element with the l… More
Thank you Tony, I really enjoyed having all four of you to stay. Hopefully, see you soon.
“Amazing!” 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!
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
“Excellent - 100% Perfect”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2011
We enjoyed a fabulous holiday at Yeo Farm. Despite booking stupidly late, our request was handled peerlessly and in the most accommodating and friendly manner. The property exceeded our expectations: … More
Whether you are on a business trip or holiday The Durrance ticks all the boxes!We are well located if you want to explore The Cotswolds, Severn Valley Railway, Warwick Castle and Cadbury World. Our location is 5 miles Junction 5 / M5 and 7 miles Junction 1 / M42. …see more
“Fantastic house” Dear Ian
Thank you for your note dated 31st October regarding our stay at Branxholm Knowe House.
I am delighted to confirm that our family group had a superb stay in your lovely house and enjoyed the large garden area and woodland w
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
The beautiful two storey Coach House is a self-catering holiday let that sleeps 8 people and is situated in the picturesque grounds of the Bragborough Hall estate - perfect for families or a group of friends to enjoy a special break together, with lots to do on the farm …see more
Spacious farmhouse set in own grounds near Cenarth. Sleeps 8 plus cot. Two Quiet dogs accepted. Mainly available on a weekly basis Though three day breaks welcomed on short notice in quieter periods …see more
“Lovely stay with friends” We stayed one night for a friends birthday treat in July and cannot fault the cottage - the pictures don't do it justice. It had everything we could have needed for a cosy night in and Rachel was so welcoming and friendly, ev
“Perfect Christmas” We stayed for 4 days over Christmas with our family. The cottage was a good size for four adults and three children and was well equipped. Although it is located on a single track road so long as you have a plentiful supply of food
Beginning thank Ms. Helen on hospitality,And the fact that I am impressed and my family the beauty of the cottage was the most beautiful images of the Tripadvisor,Has been providing all our needs from… More
“an oustanding family adventure. the best way to experience farm life in 5 star accomandation.”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2014
We came from Israel for a week in the lake district and another week in London with 3 children (10,6,1) We had sone doubts because the location is not in the center of of the attraction area etc. but … More
“All bedrooms have good views.”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
Beautiful setting and lots of animals. A young cat called Salt was easily the favourite. We were very lucky with the weather and the only rain was at night. I was surprised at how spacious and comfort… More
Boatrig Farmhouse is a large, spacious traditional farmhouse situated in an elevated, rural location in beautiful Dumfries & Galloway. It is a perfect rural getaway for those wishing to escape daily life with an abundance of activities available in the local area. …see more
“Beautiful cottage with plenty of room for the whole family” 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
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
“Fantastic Getaway” 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 are friendly and very helpful.
“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.
“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.
Reviewed 8 Oct 2014
Our family of 10 had a weekend break at The Coach House last weekend and we were very impressed with the standard of the accommodation.
On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by Anna (the owner… More
Thank you for your kind words,The courtyard is indeed a wonderful place to eat and relax, being south-facing and sheltered it is lovely all year round. The large gardens at the front of the property and the play paddock are favourites with our younger guests! We are glad you found the property to be spotless, we are very thorough! This is reflected in the 100% score for Cleanliness we receive each year in our Quality in Tourism assessment. It was a pleasure welcoming you to Lodge Farm and we look forward to seeing you again!
“The best holiday property ever - I would happily have stayed there forever!” 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 faciliti
Wonderful old farmhouse, 'oozing' character, situated on a 'working farm'. The accommodation is well presented including a 'cosy' lounge with an 'Inglenook' fireplace & a 'farmhouse style' kitchen with it's Welsh dresser & 'range style' cooker.
** NEW DISCOUNTED PRICE …see more
“Great Weekend” Thank you to Nonie for making the weekend so unforgettable,
We stayed at lane house farm for a family wedding, the accommodation was brilliant we had a party of 12 adults and 4 children, with a large house with plenty of rooms to explo
PEN Y GRAIG is a comfortable, spacious C19th farmhouse divided into two Wings (The Front Wing & Back Wings) each sleeping 4 + cot. The Loft B&B barn apartment is available for two adults and in an adjacent outbuilding.
The BACK WING has wonderful sea views is quite se …see more
Beech House is a Beautiful Character Farmhouse set in a rural location, with its own HOT TUB, yet just 10 miles from surfing beaches at Bude. Eden, Clovelly and coastal footpaths, golf course, horse riding, fishing all with easy reach. Contact us for our special offers! …see more
“Lovely” Lovely coach house, it was clean and spacious, perfect for a couple or small family. Lots of activities a short drive away(mini golf,cinema,beach,theatre,lake,country walks. Definitely recommend and will be coming back
“A lovely house, with a great kitchen and gardens.” A warm welcome, great value and good facilities.
All the mod cons you would expect from a hotel, but with all the added home comforts of a holiday home. We could only stay for one night but would ha
“Beautiful property in a fantastic location, very welcoming and comfortable, can't wait to return!” We have now stayed in 3 cottages at Ystumgwern Farm over the past few years, this was a family trip with a mixed age group from teenager to pensioner an
We have just spent another week at Gwytheryn Cottage which is close to and owned by the same people who own Ystumgwern Hall Farm. This cottage and the 3 bed next door have been our base for the third … More
“Birthday, Anniversary and NYE”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2016
Just had 5 fantastic days\ nights in 2 cottages with a group of friends. The 4 bed and 3 bed farmhouse cottages were perfect for our group of 10 adults, 2 dogs, a teenager and a 2 year old! The downst… More
“Absolutely superb accommodation” Everything in the cottage was clean and either new or nearly new. Cooking facilities were excellent. Beautiful location, but perhaps a little too remote for some people. A car is essential.
We loved this cottage, the property and the surrounding gardens are wonderful. It was really comfortable and clean and there was plenty of room for all 4 adults and 2 dogs. We were there for a long … More
“An idyllic farmhouse in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2011
We enjoyed a fabulous week at this property set in expansive, rolling countryside with endless views in every direction. The location is quiet and well off the beaten track, and yet within easy access… 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
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Loch Tay
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Set in a stunning location at the foot of Ben Lawers with beautiful views over Loch Tay, Morenish House is a wonderful holiday destination and a perfect gathering place for family and friends to relax and enjoy time together.Lochside setting, tranquil, relaxing, the ult …see more
Rose cottage is a beautiful converted farmhouse, with a large private garden, sleeping either 7 or with the addition of Ivy cottage sleeping up to 16 guests.. The cottage is set in a peaceful environment on a real Lincolnshire farm with private fishing lakes. …see more
“A haven of peace in an idyllic rural setting” 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 with del
“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.
Reviewed 28 Nov 2016
A fantastic property in a wonderful quiet location. Welcoming owners and a delicious lemon drizzle cake adding that personal touch. Hope to return soon.… More
“Beautiful cannot fault it” Myself, my fiance our daughter and two friends stayed here for a week from the 28th of Dec until the 4th of Jan. We had an absolutely fantastic time even though we spent a whole day without power, a road collapsing at one si
Church House is a beautifully renovated Lakeland farmhouse set within two acres of gardens, meadow and stream, and encircled by spectacular views. Owner Didy Morgan has lovingly restored original features, painstakingly maintaining the integrity of the old building.Chur …see more
“lovely big house for full family holiday” We had a great time at Rigside, there were plently of bedrooms and everything else we needed for a long weekend with family.
We were particularly pleased that there were 2 fridges, 2 ovens, and plenty of di
The cottage itself is great for a large group with enough room for everyone to do their own thing and a large enough sitting room for all of us to join together in the evenings. The location of the co… More
Thank you so much for your comments. As you know the flooding had been very extreme, and so we had to have the drain cleared twice, especially as previous tenants had put nappies down the drain! I do apologise for the inconvenience and am glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise. Please come and see us again. Kindest regards
“Peaceful” 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 etc but apart from that a lovely place t