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.
An above average sized one bedroomed property situtated in a private courtyard in the centre of the highly regarded village of Hartington, just yards from the River Dove. The most famous area of the Peak District, Dovedale is just a short distance downriverThe Cottage …see more
Mill Farm Complex is made up of 2 adjacent cottages situated near to the coastal town of Filey on the North Yorkshire Coast and is within walking distance of the town and seven miles of sandy beaches and sea.There are lovely sea views over the fields towards Flamboroug …see more
This excellent Cambridgeshire self catering holiday cottage in a rural setting is perfect both as a weekend retreat but as a comfortable holiday home for visitors in Cambridge on business or for pleasure.InsideThe Lodge boasts 3 double bedrooms all comfo …see more
“Wonderful!” Beautiful cottage, highly recommended. Fiona was incredibly helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay. The children loved the outdoor space, farm animals and the very friendly dogs. Great location. We will be visiting agai
We had a long weekend in the Coach House in November, it was warm and welcoming and the log burner made it very cosy.
I was the perfect base to explore Avebury and Wiltshire.
Fiona's gift of homemad… More
Many thanks for your kind words and I am so pleased you enjoyed the muffins. I hope we may see you again soon.
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“Didn't want to go home!”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2016
The coach house has been beautifully renovated and tastefully furnished with very comfy beds and quality bed linen, the owners Fiona and Matthew are very friendly and relaxed and are on hand to help i… More
Many thanks for taking the trouble to write a review and hope we may see you all again.
“Lovely cottage and gorgeous scenery”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2015
We spent the weekend in this beautifully renovated cottage. The surroundings are stunning- great for long walks! The living / kitchen area is a great social space, the rooms are spacious and the be… More
So pleased you had such a lovely weekend and hope to see you again.
“Great stay in a lovely house” Great house in a great location. Really friendly welcome. House just as expected from photos. Well equipped and very comfortable. Pretty private garden a real bonus. Very dog friendly. Enjoyed making friends with the
“Smart and stylish self catering accomodation.” We enjoyed this cottage, recently converted when we rented, and beautifully done out to a very high standard. The decor was a nice change from the usual 'folksy'style. We observed that it would not perhap
“200 Year old cottage with update facilities & interesting places to visit.”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2011
We loved the cosy atmosphere of HERON COTTAGE & the trendy decor made for a relaxing stay. The cottage was spotlessly clean & easy to live in as there is a well equipped kitchen, a bathroom with bath … More
“cute, cosy and quiet cottage”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
Loved our stay - delightful cottage, cute bedrooms with shutter windows, big lounge room with large flat screen tv, beautiful robes provided for baths, new bathroom, central accommodation in Newstead … More
“Excellent cottage - very clean”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2016
Very clean - comfortable - near to our friends who live around the corner and who recommended it - near to excellent fishing… More
Tormore is a warm comfortable log house located in Carrbridge village with a 4 Star Grading from VisitScotland providing accomodation for six. Tormore is located on the edge of the village adjacent to woodland.Tormore is near to Landmark Forest Adventure Park which is g …see more
“Warm, cosy cottage with lovely sea and cliff view.” We had a lovely Christmas week at Fisherman's Cottage, which was excellently equipped with central heating, fully fitted kitchen and washing machine/ tumble drier. So even when the weather was bad we
Lovely cosy cottage, everything you need for a great holiday, kitchen well equipped, washing machine and dryer really useful. Lovely sun room to relax in after a days walking. Stunning scenery and won… More
Thank you for your lovely comments, in future I'll make sure there are extra hand towels.
Reviewed 18 Sep 2016
A beautiful cottage in an ideal location. The owner seems to have her finger on what a guest would appreciate on their stay. For example a bowl of fresh fruit and a vase of flowers. Fisherman's Cottag… More
Thank you for your lovely review, we try and make the cottage as homely as possible. Look forward to seeing you in the future I'm sorry I didn't see you this time but I was away myself, Joanne said you where enjoying your stay. Thank you again.
“Lovely, peaceful, well equipped.”
Reviewed 30 Nov 2016
We had a fabulous time at Fisherman's cottage. The cottage was clean, light and perfect for a quiet holiday with a group of friends. The fresh flowers and fruit were a lovely touch and we'd definitely… More
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.
“Lovely house in a great location!”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2014
We really enjoyed our stay at Varis. It's in a good central location that is perfect for exploring the area. The house had everything we needed and was clean and nicely decorated. The beds were comf… More
Those comments are very much appreciated and we will continue to work to make Varis a great place to stay.
“Lovely friendly welcome to a a nice cottage with comfortable well proportioned furniture .” We have visited winster on many occasions over the years.This was the first stay at the old barn, and how lovely it was.A very warm welcome by the owner Sharo
Booked a Sunday to Sunday stay, arrived to find lights and fire on which made the cottage look cosy and welcoming. As well as this we walked into the lounge to find a welcome tray of coffee, tea, a bo… More
Reviewed 31 Mar 2012
absolutly fantastic, it was so clean, very friendly, her cookies fantastic.....what more can i say.......thank you for a great stay.....… More
“A really comfortable stay with village and countryside on the doorstep”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2011
This tastefully furnished and very well eqiupped cottage had everything we needed for a great stay. The living/dining room is larger and more comfortable than the photos convey. There are plenty of wa… More
“10/10 accommodation, stunning views and location” First time to the Lake District, AND WONT BE THE LAST!
I booked last minute as a surprise for my partner who has been snowed under for weeks at work and desperately needed a break! Booking was easy an
Excellent accomodation, excellent location, excellent facilities,
Brian, the owner was nothing short of fantastic. He dealt with queries, came to meet me on the day of arrival, leaving flowers & a bo… More
“Excellent first class treatment”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2012
Fantastic booking experience and accommodation. Could not fault our weekend away.
Very clean linen and warm cozy continuous heating. The owner knows how to please and has every aspect of letting cov… More
“What a pleasurable family holiday, lovely accommodation, lovely site. Highly recommend.”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2012
Accommodation lovely, everything thought of, lovely shower, high quality utensils, flat screen tv, full freeview, Xbox, fully heated. Right next to Ambleside / Coniston but lovely and quiet. Swimming … More
Alder Barn is a wonderfully light and spacious barn conversion holiday home perfect for families or groups of friends.
Alder Barn genuinely makes you say "wow" when you first walk in, with its exposed wooden beams and double height lounge with bathed in natural day …see more
“Mr” We found Roslyn very accommodating. Easy to find and spotlessly clean we found all cleaning products we could need there. Middle bedroom bed needs replacing and sofa and chairs very hard when sitting on them other than that no complaints at all. L
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
“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.
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
“Amazing!” We had a lovely week end at the The Old Smithy & River Cottages to celebrate my husband's 30th Birthday!
Both cottages are great and perfect for a big group (we were 11) because there is so much space outside and inside.
The rooms are per
We celebrated New Year at both the Old Smithy and River Cottage and found it was the perfect location. The cottages were both beautiful and provided a large area for everyone to spend time together in… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is nice to know that out of all the cottages you have stayed at over the years,that you found ours to be the best. We hope that you will visit us again. Thanks
“wow I wanna go back The Tenas on Tour”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2015
Myself and 9 female friends spent 2 nights in these 2 beautiful cottages to celebrate my 50th..the owner Susan was very easy to keep in touch with and catered for our every need.on arrival we were blo… More
Thank you for your fantastic review. We are delighted that you had such a great time in the cottages, we are only too happy to help with guests particular wishes when we can. We are glad that you appreciated the lovely comfy beds and pillows and hope to see you back again soon.
“Lovely home from home in a peaceful village” We stayed for a week in Cross View with 2 children, a teenager and 2 dogs. The cottage is comfortable and the owner provides everything you need (including bedding, towels, washing up liquid, even dishwash
“Better then home from home.” Lovely area of cornwall.
Very spacious lodge, high quality furnishings, very comfortable indeed.
Lovely touch of the 'Cornish goods basket' with butter etc to greet me on arrival.
I would defiantly go back again.
We have just returned home from a week in Kerensa. It is a well loved lodge and every care is taken to make sure you feel like you are important to Pat the owner. Kerensa is beautifully fitted with al… More
So pleased you enjoyed yourselves and that you felt at home in Kerensa Lodge. I look forward to welcoming you back
“Everything we needed.. and more! Luxury lodging at it's best.”
Reviewed 28 May 2013
My partner and I stayed at Kerensa for a week, it is a perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle. When we arrived we were very pleased with the lodge; it is very well kept outside and very clean ins… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. I love this area of Cornwall and my lodge and it makes me feel so good when others share this love. With so much to do and see, I feel sure I will be seeing you again very soon and look forward to welcoming you back
“Good clean accommodation .” Our second visit, however 5 years apart. Tranquil setting in a fab part of cornwall.
The accommodation is clean if a little dated., but is fully equipped with everything you may need, even has free laundry facilities.
spacious, well equipped cottages in a superb setting. The Smithy has a lovely private garden and you are only 3 steps from the massive bonus of the good sized, sheltered outdoor swimming pool. A short… More
Thank you for the great comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Trenance.
“Mr” Extremely high quality accommodation. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. Close to the station and within walking distance of North Berwick centre. A lovely apparent in a fantastic location.
Luxurious accommodation, totally self-contained with private parking. Golf, fishing, walking, skiing, and shopping all close by. Peaceful and tranquil location, yet within easy access of Scotland's major cities. The perfect place to relax.A warm welcome is guara …see more
“Excellent” We arrived at Poppies to find a spotless beautiful cottage A cream tea awaited us and after a 7 hour journey it was much appreciated. The cottage is in a lovely village and walking or short drives give you great places to see and enjoy. Wou
Fabulous cottage which really was a 'home from home' for me and my husband. We were looking for a break to allow us to relax, enjoy some fresh air and explore too. We were also wanting somewhere mem… More
“excellent accomodation for holiday break in north devon.”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2012
this property enhanced our holiday as with its up-todate decor, fully equipt kitchen , large shower, the place was very comfortable. sky tv was a plus on a rainy day.
pleasant patio area.… More
Reviewed 30 Sep 2012
what a little gem. well presented moden very clean. with everything you could want waiting for you. fresh milk in the fridge.fresh cream and scones when you arrive. fresh flowers on the table.a lot of… More
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!).
When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act
Beautiful property inside and out. The standard of decor, the attention to detail and the small touches made for a very pleasant weekend break away.
You can open up the glass doors in the upstairs be… More
“Another fab stay and it didn't disappoint!”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2016
We were thrilled to return to Bienvenue and it was exhilarating to see the waves crashing against the White Cliffs and the ever present ferries off to France and back again. Everything was lovely and … More
“Beautiful accommodation in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2016
Absolutely perfection! We enjoyed our week in Bienvenue, amazing views that you just can't stop looking out at! Lots of treats inside including pure cotton linen, large soft towels, Molton Brown toile… More
“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.
“special” if you want a holiday with exceptional surroundings and wildlife on your doorstep this is for you. Thankyou Lusta cottage for being there !!! A lovely homely feel just what you want for relaxation and warm comfortable place to rest your head
“Great cottage which is cosy and warm with views from the conservatory to die for.”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2013
Five of us hired Lusta for one week in May. Only one of our party had visited the Isle of Skye previously. My brother and his wife had stayed in the village of Stein (just down the hill from Lusta) … More
“Superb in every way”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2013
Left home in north wales with a foot of snow on the ground. Got to Lusta Cottage with only sunshine in sight. Cottage was clean, warm and cosy with views that changed every hour. Camera was overworke… More
“The most relaxing place in Scotland... perhaps on Earth!”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2012
The highlight of my trip to Scotland was sitting in the observatory of Lusta Cottage and enjoying the splendid view while sipping a warm cup of tea! We watched the sunsets, the rainbows and the sheep… More
A beautifully presented property with great facilities and in a great location. The owners were very friendly and helpful and made us very welcome at the property. They were available if we needed the… More
Thank you for your great review, so glad you enjoyed the cottage so much and had a lovely stay. I look forward to seeing you again one day.
“Superb accommodation, second to none.”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2014
Marvellous location. Putsborough Sands and Woolacombe Beach within easy walking distance. The Cottage is furnished and decorated to exceptional standards. Good parking. Everything has been thought o… More
Many thanks for your fanastic review, I am so glad you enoyed your stay at the cottage and Putsborough. I do hope we see you again.
“We will be back!”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2014
We very much enjoyed our stay at Putsborough Garden cottage and will certainly return in the near future. The location is outstanding and is just a short walk to a world class beach and pubs! The cott… More
Thanks so much for taking the time to give the cottage your lovely review, so glad you enoughed visiting again and I very much look forward to seeing you again the next time you stay with us.
“Perfect peace in country hideaway.” We were met on arrival by the owner, who made us aware of everything that we needed to know.
The cottage was warm and extremely comfortable.
A welcome pack was waiting for us, including wine and chocolate cake!!
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September."
Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015
Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built store bui …see more
Delightful 4 star stone cottage with fabulous views in a peaceful farming hamlet. Foxglove Cottage sleeps 4 but it is also very popular with couples seeking a rural retreat. Cosy and well-equipped, really comfortable beds and an open log fire. Free WiFi. One pet welcome …see more
“Fantastic house in a great location” We have just returned from our holiday, Blossom house was fantastic. Everything you need and more (even a potty which was great as we forgot our 2 year old's!) When we arrived we were greeted by the owners daughter
“Tranquil location with lots of space” We really enjoyed our stay at Hop Cottage. Nigel and Wendy made everything perfect and we wanted for nothing, even providing us with yummy duck eggs! The views from the conservatory are beautiful and we spent a go
Loved this place, it was very comfortable and the beds too were good, the cottage was very clean and the facilities excellent.
It was close to all the things you need, within easy reach of London, an… More
Thank you for your lovely review. It was great to meet you all and are really glad you all enjoyed the cottage and its amenities. We do enjoy a beautiful location that is very central for all Kents attractions plus trips to London and Paris and we make every effort to keep the cottage clean and well presented for guests. We look forward to having you back for another stay in future, many thanks Nigel and Wendy
“A fantastic first meeting with the Garden of England”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
A superb cottage in the middle of meadows, forests, towns, castles,....
Everything you need is there in the cottage. There's a foodshop is nearby: the barn shop and in a 15-minute drive you have supe… More
“Relaxing and highly interesting stay in the heart of Kent”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2012
Our vacation at the Hop Cottage Landews Meadow in October 2012 started with a nice hallo by Wendy and Nigel. We entered the lovely equipped wonderful cottage. A tasty cake was standing on the dining r… More
Thank you for choosing to stay at Landews Meadow and for the lovely review you have left, it is very rewarding for us to know that the cottage and location were to your liking. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family, we enjoyed leading you through the woods and fields on horse back and we hope in future to add some more animals to our menagerie for the enjoyment of our guests. We were very glad to give you your first experience of riding a horse and to get your daughter back in the saddle, we would love to see the pictures you took.
Thank you again for your very kind review, do visit again in the future.
Nigel and Wendy
“A great family home, great views and a cool location.” The house is perfect to share with family and friends with lots of individual and sharing space to enjoy. The main living room/kitchen has great views and a spacious balcony with tables and chairs
“Fabulous house, lovely location and stunning views!”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2016
Shellness made my family birthday celebration weekend a most enjoyable and memorable time! The house was lovely and spacious for 4 couples and my 2 grandchildren. The children's bedroom was lovely and… More
Some of the most beautiful scenery in Suffolk on the doorstep, On the edge of Constable Country and a short drive to the coast.Welcome pack on arrival.The local shop is a Londis store and Post Office. Open 7 - 7 Mon to Saturday and 8 - 12 Sundays and Bank Holidays.Groun …see more
“Comfy, Cosy, and full of cottage charm :)” Myself and My partner visited the cottage for our Anniversary Weekend, we have been exploring North Wales for the last 3 years and consider it to be our special place, and this cottage, and its location, did
For a couple young or old, do not miss this lovely place to stay. The two ladies that are your hosts.Are the most wonderful and helpful people that you could ever meet. Enjoy and find out for your sel… More
“Gorgeous cottage in a gorgeous location”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2016
This little gem of a cottage is absolutely fabulous. I stayed with my teenage daughter and loved it. Sue and Michelle are fantastic hosts and will do everything they can to make your stay one to reme… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 50 km
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony.
With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f …see more
“Excellent accomodation!” Excellent accomodation, very high quality and great standard throughout. Perfectly situated for visiting the jail at Berwick and Bamburgh Castle, the beaches in the area are outstanding! Fluffy towels, well equipped and spotle
Booked this with a group of friends (6 adults, 2 babies and a dog) for the weekend when attending a wedding. Then stayed on with 3 adults, 1 baby and dog for remainder of the week. The house is lovely… More
Thank you for such a glowing review. Return anytime with 10% reduction. I hope to see you soon. Kind regards Judi.
“Great hideaway” What an amazing, relaxing break. My partner and I recently stayed at pear tree lodge for the first time. From the moment we got there we felt spoilt, Louise and her husband Stephen are absoloutly lovely and made us feel very welcome.
“Pristine Property” Just back from a weeks holiday at the property. We were very pleased in every respect. Each room is spacious and immaculate. It also has an extremely private back garden with lawn and spacious sunny deck area which overlooks open fi