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 little cottage, perfect location” This lovely little cottage is in a perfect location for visiting the seaside resorts of Filey, Scarborough & Whitby. The cottage itself is very cosy, has everything you need for a short stay. Beds were very com
“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.
“Can't wait to go back!!” We stayed at Bay View for my sisters 30th and we had such an amazing time!! Everyone commented on how beautiful both the house and the surrounding area is!! From the living areas and some of the bedroom, you get the most beaut
“Beautiful house, beautiful area, friendly and helpful owners.”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2013
I stayed here with 19 other guests in January and loved the place! The house is amazing! The games room was a hit, as were the jacuzzi's and piano room. The house is very spacious and clean and we had… More
“What a find! Brilliant house”
Reviewed 23 Dec 2012
Bay view is exactly what it says , the views were stunning, the house was fantastic have been going away with my family for years ,this is the best house yet!
Loads of room for kids , plenty of space… More
“Great place...we will be back”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2012
Really eccentric house with lots of space and bedrooms!
Views are spectacular as is the nearby area.
Great place for a peaceful retreat or a large party.
Easy contact with manager and deposit quic… 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
“swanswater wee house” dilys and I have stayed here many times before, being a keen fisherman could not ask for better surroundings, center of stirling just a short drive, dilys often walks there taking about 45mins, room is always clean and inviting,
“A great stay that's out of the way.” We spent two idyllic weeks here during September with our two dogs and left with batteries fully recharged. Tornacarry has all the facilities needed for a restful stay; the availability of WiFi was very useful. T
“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
“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
“Serenity - a peaceful and relaxing home from home.” When I booked my stay at Serenity I never imagined that it could possibly turn out as superbly as it has. When I have been away from home previously there has always been something, however minor t
“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
“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
“The best-equipped, beautiful cottage” We were six adults and two children (aged 1 years, and 3 months). We found the cottage very relaxing and spacious, with everything we could want/need for a weekend away, and a wide array of toys to keep our 1 year
“Came highly recommended but was even better than expected”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2014
Fabulous cottage with everything you could possible want or need. Children especially well catered for with loads of games and toys both inside and out. (Even the dogs had bowls and leads and ball g… More
Reviewed 17 Jun 2014
As I said in the title this place is perfect. John and Louise have thought of everything and there really isn't anything you need for your stay (well maybe sellotape :-) ) Staying here is a holiday in… More
“Absolutely just perfect”
Reviewed 13 May 2014
Camellia Cottage was spotless and everything you would need for a holiday and much more. We just couldn't fault it. House just amazingly wonderful. Garden enchanting, peaceful with BBQ, swings, and ba… 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.
“Relaxing weekend in West Mersea” Stayed here before, enjoyed it so decided to have another break at Oakleaves. Well equipped comfortable Accommodation suitable for one or two people. Plenty of good places to eat nearby and nice walks along the beach.
We have stayed at a number of places when visiting West Mersea but Oakleaves is by far the best. Superb accommodation, extremely well equipped, everything is of a high quality and very clean.
The pri… More
Reviewed 25 Oct 2016
Excellent well furnished well equipped accommodation in quiet street but close amenities and very pleasant owner… More
“Warm and comfortable apartment”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Very warm welcome from the owner who was sweeping up leaves on our arrival. The apartment was probably a garage conversion as it is attached to the owner's home in a quiet suburban setting. The apartm… More
Hi Alison, thank you for your review. We would like to clarify that Oakleaves has never been a garage and when renovating our house, the accommodation was designed to be an independent, comfortable apartment within our home; we are glad you agree.
“A Really Lovely Apartment” We booked this apartment as a last minute break from Holiday Lettings and we certainly weren't disappointed. We were greeted by a welcome bottle of wine, and a sparkling clean apartment. The apartment had great facilities in
“Fantastic cottage, great location and wonderful attention to detail.” This is was our second stay at the this quaint cottage. The attention to detail is something that stays with you. from lovely cupcakes on arrival, bottle of prosecco and milk what m
Us four old school friends stayed at Bridge Cottage for the weekend and loved it. It's immaculate, has all the kit you could need - kitchen digital radio, groovy CDs to listen to, huge towelling robes… More
“Cosiness away from home”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2013
We stayed for nearly one week in Bridge Cottage and have spent a wonderful time there. We were welcomed with afternoon tea and cupcakes. Lara the owner has furnished everything with love. We found eve… More
“Good location, beautiful cottage, shame there is no parking”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2015
Great location, beautiful cottage with lovely homely furnishings. The road outside is quite busy and noisy, that's the only down side. … More
“Great property, excellent location - Perfect for a chilled out week”
Reviewed 17 Dec 2012
We really enjoyed our stay here with our 18 month old daughter, who particularly enjoyed the frequent visits from the friendly farm dogs Shani and Barnaby. A private, clean and comfortable cottage wit… More
“Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful location with wonderful views”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2012
Well equipped, modern holiday home in the most lovely location with amazing views across the menai strait to Snowdonia. Great walks through the forest from the doorstep to a beautiful quiet beach. En… More
“Our Little Hide Away..........”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
This wonderful lodge Isa, is a very special place to us. It is our escape, a place to relax, chill out and kick back. Our dogs love it here, so much space to run around in, a toasty log burning fire f… More
“Perfect Cottage, situated in a quite position with spectacular views” Spent Christmas with friends in this beautiful cottage.
Everything was of a very high standard and beautifully presented.
Lovely views across the bay to Portree, and the mountains
I fell a little bit in love with this property. Top class all the way. Everything we needed and more... loved the wild horses in the adjoining fields& how friendly and kind the neighbour was.Would def… More
Thank you so much for posting a review. Delighted that you all enjoyed
Bayview Croft and your daughter liked the horses, I will let Archie know he will be delighted he is mentioned on Trip Advisor.
Hopefully we will welcome you back to Bayview Croft on another occassion.
Have a good winter.
All the best
“Excellent Holiday” We have just returned from our weeks holiday at Brackenlea with our wee Westie. The cottage exceeded our expectations its so tastefully appointed and decorated no "damp holiday cottage" feel. The area was great for our walking and
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent
site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex
5 time we have stayed over the years
and this was the best accomodation
ideal quiet break
St Margerets is a fabulous place to explore the area, including the stunning bay, the white cliffs of dover and the truly fabulous dover castle.
The bungalow was really well equipped with everythin… More
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
really well appointed accomodation.peaceful setting and friendly neighbours,if you do not have a car really good bus service into dover and beyond.good facilities at the park gym, swimming bar and res… More
Reviewed 18 Oct 2011
We had an amazing time. The bungalow was perfect! It was four of us looking for a cosy quiet place near the cliffs. And even if we didn't have a car, the walking around wasn't bad at all. Almost a hig… More
“Excellent all round” We spent a great 4 nights at the house. It is easy to find, parking is good, and the house itself is immaculate - beuatifully maintained, and the welcome pack of mild & bread and coffee and shortbread - along with a few tots of Ta
“Beautiful coastal property” My wife and I have just enjoyed a wonderful weeks holiday in Hilllcrest Cottage Cullen. The owners, Selma and Rob, were there to greet us and show us around. They had left us a welcome pack and had also given us flowers, an
Well appointed, great location with fabulous views, superb holiday house. Warm welcome from friendly owners. 300 yards from Co-op, cash machine, pub, chippie, chinese take-away and ice-cream shop.… More
Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your stay at Hill Crest. We agree Hill Crest is a special home away from home in a great location and still convenient to all the local amenities. We hope to see you again for your next holiday in Cullen!
Selma & Rob
“Outstanding, lovingly maintained cottage with spectacular views of Cullen Bay.”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2015
Beautifully decorated, furnished, well equipped and maintained cottage. The owners go that extra mile to ensure their guests have everything they could possibly need. Lots of nice touches, welcome ba… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your stay at Hill Crest. We would love to have you stay again any time.
Selma & Rob
“The best appointed holiday cottage we've ever had”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
This was a really fantastic cottage. The place is wonderful: the sea is down below just outside the front door, or just outside the garden, and most of the rooms have views to it. The garden is deck… More
Thank so very much for reviewing your recent stay at Hill Crest. We do our best to provide a comfortable environment for holidaymakers and are so pleased that our visitors are enjoying the property and all it has to offer. I think having a well stocked kitchen just makes life a little easier when you are trying to prepare a meal in unfamiliar surroundings. Hope to see you again for your next Scottish getaway!
Selma & Rob
“An idyllic retreat” We had a wonderful stay at the Granary. Our boys loved sleeping in the crog loft ( up a steep paddle ladder so not suitable for very small kids but the perfect adventure for our two - aged 6 & 8 ). The Granary was very comfortable
“Extremely comfortable property in fantastic location” My husband and I stayed in Waters Edge with our 3 teenagers for 6 weeks whilst we had some building work done on our house. Amanda was very helpful & friendly throughout our stay. Although we live
We had so much trouble with our previous bookings with other accommodation, the owners were absolutely amazing at waters edge. So understanding, accommodating and helpful.
Such a well located proper… More
“Wonderful home away from home!”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2013
Waters Edge was a wonderful home away from home for my family of 4 for 10 days. It is very spacious and beautifully furnished. The kitchen is very well stocked for anyone wanting to cook their meals o… More