From the quaint Cotswolds to the tranquil Lake District, we have thousands of rural retreats around the UK that will give you the perfect peaceful break.
Choose a charming holiday cottage in Cornwall, Devon or on the Isle of Wight, or find an exquisitely converted farmhouse in the Peak District or the Lakes. Snowdonia National Park and the Scottish Highlands both provide mesmerising backdrops for your stay.
Some of our UK rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.
“Lovely, cosy little hideaway.” After finding Badgers Walk online, viewing the photos and comments, and thinking what great value for money, we booked a 2 night stay for January.
We had very limited knowledge of the Lakes, and took a gamble on Amblesi
“Amazing!” Had an absolutely fantastic time in this lovely house. There were 13 of us celebrating 21st, 50th and 80th birthdays and what an ideal place to do it. Plenty of room for us all and everything we needed to celebrate in style. Loved the huge c
“Wonderful property with period features and large spacious rooms.”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
We had a wonderful stay at Bankfield. There were 8 adults and 4 children and each and everyone of us enjoyed the lovely spacious house, especially the teenagers who appreciated the many rooms where th… More
Thank you for your kind words,they are really appreciated,and hopefully we will be able to welcome you all back to our very special house,until then all health and happiness to you all,,
Eric and Helen
“Even better than I had hoped...”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
We spent a wonderful February week at Bankfield House with my family, husband, self, twin five year olds and a whole heap of friends who variously joined us over the week for 40th birthday celebration… More
Thank you for very kind words it means a lot to Helen and I to get such wonderful feedback from our Holidaymakers,we loved having you all stay with us and please come back whenever you can,you know there is a warm welcome awaiting you all
“A spacious and homely house with great views!”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2013
We would highly recommend a stay at Bankfield House. It is a warm, comfortable house that offers superb value for money. The owners, Helen and Eric, are very friendly and welcoming. They spent time ma… More
Thank you so much for your kind words,they are really valued by us and appreciate them very much.Hope to see you all again at Bankfield ,
Eric and Helen
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
“Ideal location, lovely cottage.” Stayed in Little Impetts while attending a family wedding. The cottage was beautiful and ideal for a family of four. The location was beautiful and very idilic. The owners were wonderful and we couldn't have asked for
Lovely cottage in quiet location but plenty to do in the surrounding area. Cottage was well presented, clean and tidy. Easy to get to local attractions or just enjoy the local countryside.… More
Thank you for your lovely review, and would love for you to visit again. Have a fantastic new year, all the Best Lisa & Tim
“A perfect little gem of a cottage!”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2013
We've just spent a lovely relaxing long weekend at Little Impetts and loved it so much we've already booked a couple of visits next year! The cottage itself is very cosy and quiet and the owners (Tim… More
Wow! Thanks for the lovely review, we look forward to seeing you next year. Thank you. All the best Tim & Lisa
“home from home”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2013
ideally situated to visit the kent coast.very quiet village.Tim our host very friendly and helpful.Charming cottage,surronded by lovely walks.Perfect holiday,will definitely go back.… More
Thank you for your wonderful review, we would love to welcome you back. All the best Tim & Lisa.
“Loved it. Genuinley miss the views.” Myself and my girlfriend stayed a week in Birch Lodge for our first proper holiday together which was a much needed getaway. We had a great stay and would definitely love to stay again. It is located in a great loc
“Cosy cottage” Stayed at Dove Cottage for weekend. Cottage very cosy and well equipped. Situated in the centre of Harrington with two good pubs within walking distance. Good base for walkers. Cannot think of anything negative, would definitely recommen
“Holidays in Scotland” We liked the seize of the house and the rooms. The kitchen is well equipped and the utility room as well. So are the other rooms.The view from the living-room is fantastic even if there isn't any sunshine.
Debra gave us a warm
Varis is in the perfect location for exploring the surrounding area, within very easy reach of Balmacara Square, Plockton, Skye, Eilean Donan Castle etc. The house itself was in lovely condition, wit… More
Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Lovely setting for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2015
The house was ideally situated for visiting Skye and Wester Ross, it was in a nice secluded position far enough from the road to be quiet and was very well appointed,the attention to detail was very i… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. There is plenty to do in the area - rain or shine.
“Excellent holiday cottage”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2014
Varis is a very well equiped bungalow with a fine view of loch Alsh. The owner was very helpful.
I would recommend Varis to a friend.
Thank you your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the house and its views and look forward to welcoming you back.
“Amazing location and beautiful cottage, we loved it!” Our two young children, my husband and I had a wonderful week at Stable Cottage. My husband carefully chose this location as it is on the doorstep of so much beautiful Dartmoor scenery where we did
“a beautiful and relaxing place, wonderful to walk straight out onto the moors”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2013
Stable Cottage is a lovely place for two and Susie and James were very welcoming. Their farm is nestled down in lush green lanes below the wild moor and is beautiful and unspoilt. It was lovely to ha… More
“Quiet ,comfortable and brilliant location for walking”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2013
This beautiful quiet location , was easy to find but we felt like we were well off the beaten track. The owners were on hand and helpful but never in the way. The accomodation was perfect for a couple… More
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc
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
“dream location” amazing cottage fully equipped with everything, stunning views from the balcony fields to the back and the sea to the side.
massive garden which our dog loved, 10 minute walk to the beach, milk and welsh cakes on arrival.
We stayed at this cottage for a week last October and it probably was the best place we've stayed in wales, let alone Pembrokeshire.
The cottage was a very short drive to the beach or if you love … More
Thank you for coming in October. Each month has a precious quality. In October I love the long beach walks with so few people, the vibrant display of heather on the mountains, The streaks of low light and sunsets over the sea, the baby seals seen from the cliffs and log fires at home.
“Peaceful, comfortable and in a beautiful part of the world.”
Reviewed 12 Feb 2013
We stayed at this lovely cottage during the coldest time of the year so far. With the snow covering the fields and mountain behind and the stunning clear views over Newport bay out of the window it wa… More
Thanks for coming in winter. There are special moments in the rare times of snow. One wants to take a ton of photos as the light can be amazingly clear, with stark long shadows and subtlety in colour and hue. An exciting time and cozy at home with the log fire and heating under your control.
“cottage of delights”
Reviewed 5 Dec 2012
A lovely place - warm and welcoming and so well designed - and somehow being there is totally relaxing. Love being able to go for wonderful walks from the door, and having the coast and the hills wit… More
Thanks for sharing your wonderful relaxing experience. it certainly is a treat to go for so many walks to mountain and sea from the cottage.It has been designed with relaxing in mind and getting sun all day, and having wonderful views to the sea, beach, and mountain. So glad that you liked it. Welcome back.
The Glanafon Coach House is a beautiful property set in beautiful grounds. Although conveniently close to Haverfordwest, it feels like it is in the middle of the countryside. The owners are friendly … More
We love to welcome our guests back to The Coach House and some come every year. Thank you for your kind words and lovely review.
Reviewed 3 Sep 2011
A perfect stay in a perfect holiday home, in a perfect location with wonderful hosts who offered exemplary customer service. Impossible to fault, Pamela and William went to great lengths to ensure th… More
Thank you for your review, we try to think of most things and add a few quirky ones of our own. We like to provide a warm, welcoming home for our guests to enjoy. look forward to seeing you again.
“Christmas at coach house”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2013
This is a beautiful coach house very tastefully decorated and comfortable. Very friendly service from the owners. Key thing to note - you can only access the double bedrooms through the stable rooms … More
Thank you for your comments, we have wifi access now but our guests are often out exploring and enjoying the fresh coastal air. We always decorate for Christmas and The Coach House becomes a magical place for couples or families. Thank you for your review.
“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
“Lovely relaxing week in a quiet and friendly little town”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2015
Amelia Cottage is lovely with a beautiful garden and the owner provides ample information to help you enjoy your stay. Burry Port is a really nice and friendly area with everything you need close by. … More
“An absolute gem of a place!”
Reviewed 6 May 2015
There is nothing bad to say about this cottage. It is extremely comfortable and well equipped, the towels and soaps were a lovely bonus!
With no more than a ten minute walk to the town centre and … More
“A hidden gem!”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2014
Struggling to find somewhere with a good location AND reasonably priced we were delighted to find Amelia Cottage. My husband and I, his parents and our 2 (small) dogs stayed for a week and loved it. W… More
Great you all settled in so well and the cottage provided all you needed - yes please do come and stay again - it can be equally as spectacular here through the winter months!
“Wonderful cottage and facilities” A wonderful cottage. Four of us had a bedroom each, there were two bathrooms / toilets and an additional shower room with toilet on the ground floor. This was very important to us as one of our friends only has one le
“Idyllic location in the Peak District” An absolutely gorgeous cottage, close to the lovely villages of the southern Peak District, Wakedon Cottage was a cosy home away from home. Comfortable beds, a well equipped kitchen and delightful gardens made fo
“Idyllic Country Cottage” Slatters Cottage is a perfect picture book character cottage. We had a lovely stay. The owners caters for all needs and the village has many beautiful features. The cottage is in a unique and beautiful setting with very friend
I stayed here with my husband and 3 month old baby and had a wonderful time. The cottage is beautiful and very clean and well equipped. The surrounding area is quiet and peaceful, with an excellent pu… More
“Perfect country retreat”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2013
Slatters cottage is a great little, cosy cottage, It is very clean and very comfortable and we couldn't help but sit mesmerised for hours in front of the wood-burner fire in the lounge. The kitchen ha… More
“Exceeded All Expectations”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2012
Spent a week with wife and daughter and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cottage was an absolute jewel, well appointed and super cosy. Village and village residents were all very warm and open and helpfu… More
“Cosy, neat and has all the amenities you would need. Great place!” We stayed at the cottage house garden around Christmas time and what a great place it is. Denis had the place looking very nice for us and even had Christmas decorations set up which s
“Fantastic accommodation in fantastic location” 2 Clodgy View delivers everything you see on the website and more. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, well decorated and very comfortable. The beds in particular! The lounge was spacious and with 4
“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
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
“Fantastic Holiday” Our stay in Clematis cottage was everything we wanted and much, much more. Excellent accommodation, beautifully and conveniently laid out. Clean and well equipped cottage.
Lovely surroundings, peaceful and quiet, exactly what we n
“Cosy cottage” We had a most enjoyable stay at The Old House which is on the High Street and very convenient for walking into the lovely town. The cottage is small but adequate for 2 couples to enjoy with 2 lovely enusites. A little more equipment, inc
The cottage is perfect for a relaxing Cotswolds break. It's position on the high street is great for pubs, etc and it is lovely and quiet. It is ideal for couples/friends sharing as both bedrooms are… More
Margaret, Thanks again for taking the time to review my property
It's a real pleasure getting such a positive review and am pleased you enjoyed your stay with friends.
“Great self contained accommodation” Nice comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, friendly owner. Milk, egg and biscuits provided. One bedroom downstairs and other upstairs in the eaves, no door to this room but fine for us with small children. Plenty of dr
“A fantastic holiday.” Abbey End is amazing. We had a party of 8 people stay for a week at the end of October. The cottage itself was massive, clean and well kept. With a big TV for nights in and a big kitchen for cooking.
We had no problems at al
What a wonderful weekend and lovely cottage. We celebrated a couple of birthdays and an anniversary I'm style. Everything was spotlessly clean and everything was to a high standard.Garden lovely and l… More
Another fantastic review !
What a really nice group you where ,
Was a pleasure to meet you all so glad you had a great time here
A big thank you for taking a few moments to review us
Do hope to see you all back here again sometime as we have so many regulars now reviews like this keeps us very busy here I'm sure
regards to all ,
Rob and bri
“A First Class Home from Home!”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2016
Stayed here with my wife and 2 children. It exceed our expectations in every way. The house and garden were much bigger than the pictures illustrate. We really were shocked. The lounge is utterly l… More
Thank you so much for your fantastic review on abbey end
Keeps us positive with running the cottage as a holiday let,
Was a pleasure meeting such a nice family ,
With our improvement plan about to start soon abbey end will be an even more cosy place to stay ,
Take care .
“Fantastic week” Me and my partner stayed here for a week and i must say how fantastic it was the apartment was very well equipped with everything you need,Jan and paul are very friendly and helpful people, The pack full of goodies was a lovely persona
We had a fantastic honeymoon in Samhach! The house was very clean and literally everything was provided, even a bottle of wine in the fridge! The view from the house and the surrounding countryside ar… More
Reviewed 1 Feb 2017
We had an excellent holiday, and Jan and Paul were great hosts, every little detail was attended to and they were very helpful. The apartment was great and we loved it!
Thank you!… More
Hello. Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was lovely having you both and we are glad you had a fantastic time. We hope to see you again.
Jan and Paul
“Wood burning stove, fresh eggs and picturesque scenery”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
As part of a week long tour of the north of Britain, Samhach was easily the highlight of our trip. The cottage surpassed all expectations offering a modern well equipped and clean environment in a tra… More
“Gorgeous” Lovely house, beautiful spot. Great for kids, in our group ages went from 7 to 13. We ate on the beach, went beachcombing, walking and kite flying.
Decent pub close by in Lelant if you don't want to cook. Galley kitchen in the house perfec
“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.
“Wonderful place to stay” Very friendly hospitality and area. Very clean and comfortable place to stay. Kids loved the farm location, home from home. Easy distance to Giants Causeway and rope bridge and so close to shop etc in Dervock. Thanks again for
“Excellent well appointed apartment with great views” I have stayed in many apartments around the world and most are of the one bed, one knife one fork type with a bare minimum and a dodgy wifi service. This apartment on the other hand is excellent. A
Stayed here for 2nd time in 2013. We joined my brother and his wife along with my Mum at the end of their week's stay and then my husband and I stayed on for a wee break after they had flown south wit… More
“Great pre Christmas break in North Berwick”
Reviewed 19 Dec 2013
Decided to have a pre Christmas break by the bracing Firth of Forth which allowed us access to Edinburgh and all its attractions. The apartment was modern and clean: directly opposite the station (so … More
“Peaceful and comfortable with outstanding views”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2013
This was our second stay in the apartment which probably speaks for itself. We were made very welcome and help was only a phone call away. The property contained all we needed and more. The town, shop… More
“Autumn half term with the kids” The perfect base for a family adventure in the half term holidays. The apartment was better than I imagined, was very clean and a great deal of thought had been put into the finer detail. i.e. Scrabble on the terrace,
The Apartment is located in just the right place for a great holiday by the beach. It is set back from the hustle and bustle but near enough to pop out with a young child to eat out in the evening. … More
“Wonderful holiday flat in Littlehampton” This is the second time we have stayed in this apartment. We really like it. It is bright and clean and spacious, a really comfortable place to relax in when you come back from the beach or town centre. The own
“An excellent location for a seaside holiday, in a great apartment.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
A great stay with plenty to do. Apartment is very well appointed and is very comfortable Service is brilliant.… More
“Great place for a short break”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2013
Had a lovely break at channel keep in the Easter holidays. My friend and I took our children to littlehampton for a few days. The accommodation was amazing, beautifully decorated and well looked after… More
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities
We stayed here for a long weekend and it was simply lovely. Despite the traditional dismal Scottish weather, we relaxed by the log burner and chilled out looking at the scenery. We managed a game o… More
Thank you very much for visiting us. It was the worst weekend for weather we have had for a long time, but you always looked as if you were having fun. Great to see the tennis court in use, and to know you explored the woods. Come back soon, Fiona
“Fabulous holiday destination with great hosts.”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
My teenage daughters and I stayed at Garrique Cottage in January 2013. The farmhouse is beautiful with every amenity you could wish for. The scenery is breathtaking and yet you are only 10 - 15 minute… More
“Great Cottage - Stunning Setting”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
The cottage was great. Accommodation was clean and just as described. Loved the kitchen/dining/living area. The cottage was lovely and warm and the wood burner great to cosy in front of at night. … More