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.
Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Idyllic rural retreat in the green hills of County Down. Close to famous Mourne Mountains, the shores of Carlingford Lough, Newry, Warrenpoint and Rostrevor. Within 90 minute drive from Dublin and Belfast airports. …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.001 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Beach house in Seaford on the Sussex coast. Fantastic coastal and inland walks, 2 golf courses on the doorstep and swimming and fishing at the end of the front garden. 12 miles from Brighton, 8 from Eastbourne, 2 miles from Newhaven, gateway to Europe.Salts recreation …see more
“Delighted to return to this lovely home”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2015
Returned with family to lovely sea front home, super cosy despite gale force winds.
A warm welcome from the owners together with the comfy seating in the living room, fresh new bed linens and a well… More
Reviewed 3 Aug 2015
We had such a lovely stay at this gorgeous house - it's so comfortable, and has been finished beautifully. The beach is right across the road (you can hear the waves!), and only a minute's walk away i… More
“5 star self-catering by the beach - sets the standard for holiday rentals”
Reviewed 8 Dec 2014
Driftwood was a lovely place to stay, child-friendly with an amazing sea-view.
The whole house has been immaculately finished, right down to the details, and the owners have also thought about a… More
Nearest beach 6 km; Ski; Suitable for children age 5+;
This newly rennovated lodge in Nethy Bridge, is located just a 15 minute drive from Aviemore. The private garden has relaxing views of the river and the forests, and is the perfect place from which to start enjoying the beautiful Cairngorm National Park. …see more
“Superb relaxing location”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
We had a great time in lovely surrounds the cottage was clean, kid friendly and right by the river - dear and grouse in the garden incredible
Reviewed 5 Sep 2015
Beautiful house, beautiful location. Private quiet soothing just what we needed. The beds were superb. Safe for the dogs and so many walks on the doorstep. So close to the many attractions in the Cair… More
Nearest beach 40 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Old Oak Barn is perfect if you are looking to enjoy a luxurious stay with friends and/or family in peaceful and tranquil setting with uninterrupted views over the beautiful Suffolk countryside - you will not be disappointed. …see more
“Wow - Great place to get together with friends and family!”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2015
We were a group of friends with two little ones 6 & 2yrs getting together to celebrate my 40th birthday. I'm so glad we agreed on The Old Oak Barn, it was perfect. I was welcomed with bubbly, chops an… More
Hi - thanks a lot for the positive comments about the barn and your suggestion about the skylights - I have now fitted blackout blinds to all the skylights so 'light' sleepers will be able to enjoy a good nights sleep.
The nearest pub is 3.5 miles from the barn, either in Debenham or Thorndon - I have walked it before during the day and it takes a little over 1 hour. Alternatively, it is great to get out on bikes as there is very little traffic or there are some local taxi companies in the info file in the barn. Another trick I do myself, is drive to the pub in the evening, and collect the car(s) the next day using somebody else's. With 10 guests at the barn, there are usually 3 or 4 cars amongst the party. This also gives you the added advantage of going to other beautiful pubs in the area a little further away. The closest supermarket is also only 3.5 miles away in Debenham along with a butchers, bakers etc. This information is also in the info pack at the barn. Thank you for your stay and I hope you'll return to Old Oak Barn someday.
“Magnificent barn furnished to a very high standard.”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2014
We are a family of 9, ages from 5 to 70 and this is our second visit to this property. We all wholeheartedly recommend the barn, the owners were on hand and very helpful in sorting any minor problems … More
“Great place to get together and relax”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2014
The barn is a beautifully restored property in a very quiet area of Suffolk but still easily accessible form London. The owner has spared no expense in making it a great place to get together with fri… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.6 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Fully refurbished 4 star luxury 2 bed apartment with private gardens, ample parking and sea views to Craigleith Island. Minutes from North Berwick train station, the famous West Course, beaches, shops and restaurants. Perfect for family and golfing holidays. …see more
Reviewed 27 Apr 2015
I visited Guilders green for the weekend with my partner, mother and three year old daughter. We all enjoyed our stay in fantastic accommodation in a superb location. We will definitely be returning a… More
Thank you for your kind review. We will welcome you back any time and as a returning guest, you will enjoy 10% discount - contact us direct for the best prices. Kind regards, Gilder's Green.
“A beautiful holiday home situated in a stunning part of Scotland.”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2015
I can highly recommend Gilder's Green to anybody in search of a peaceful getaway. Such a clean, cosy, well decorated home. There are plenty of games, books etc within the cottage and the kitchen is we… More
Thank you for your very kind review. We hope to welcome you back to Gilders Green soon.
“Gilders Green is Excellent”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2014
If you go to North Berwick, we did as a family with to teenaged daughters, please consider to stay at the beatifull, clean and well equipped Gilders green.Gilders green is a quiet cottage near all fac… More
Thank you very much for your kind review - we are pleased you enjoyed the quiet location of the cottage, yet being very close to all of the amenities.
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The beautiful two storey Coach House sleeps 8 people and is situated in the picturesque grounds of the Bragborough Hall estate and is perfect for families or a group of friends to enjoy a special break together, with lots to do on the farm and in the surrounds.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Not suitable for children;
A truly unique property to St Ives, Black Moon is a stunningly designed 1 bedroom apartment that looks out over St Ives Bay. Perfect as a private getaway and decadent in the extreme, this is a truly sexy space very much designed with a couple in mind. …see more
“Just go !”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2014
Just go, you won't regret it..that's a promise.
This accommodation is perfect for a romantic escape. The beach was very pretty, the small town of St Ives is lovely and great restaurants are within e… More
“Out of this world”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
From outside the front door in a charming street near the Quay, you step through into another world. It took us 2 hours just looking at and admiring the pure luxury and decadence of all that was Blac… More
“Lovely way to start married life.....”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
Some friends of ours recommended Black Moon and when we walked in the door we were not disappointed. It is absolutely beautiful with an amazing view. Perfect location for the town and in December when… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Stunning views - reaching from Mans' Head to the Island from the front aspect and from the rear you can see the whole of St. Ives Bay, including Godrevy lighthouse, Hayle and up the coast as far as Newquay and beyond.
English Tourist Board 4* rating
Modern, stylish fur …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.8 km; Great for children of all ages ;
3 Bedroomed modern self catering cottage in Walberswick, Suffolk. Flexible sleeping for up to 5. Enclosed garden. Walking distance to beach and local amenities. Well equipped kitchen, phone & WIF available, wood burning stove in lounge and central heating throughout.Was …see more
Reviewed 2 Jan 2013
The cottage is all that it says. We loved it. The situation is beautiful, ideal for a family holiday, or as we are a couple. The wood burning stove is very efficient, the wi fi and broadband worked we… More
Nearest beach 10 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Light and airy inside
Large screen TV, DVD and Wi-Fi
Sleeps up to 5 people
Off road parking for 2 cars
Local shops and pub/restaurant close by. …see more
“Comfortable, clean, good location.”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
Ths is the second stay here as it is convenient for visiting our grandchildren.
The accommodation is spacious & easily sleeps 6 people, all necessary equipment for self catering is supplied, shops 5… More
Reviewed 8 Mar 2013
I lived for a couple a days in this house and I was very pleased because had everything(wi-fi,big flat tv in the lounge ,tv in the bedroom ,big frige and all what you need in the kitchen).I stayed the… More
Nearest beach 1 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Guests can arrive anytime after 3pm and must vacate the premises on the day of departure by 1030am …see more
“MERVELLOUS STAY WITH MERVELLOUS HOSTS”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2013
Gill and Ian are really nice people, so generous, so welcoming, giving precious advice to discover their mervellous piece of land. A kind of paradise for all who love Nature and like to go for long wa… More
Thank you - we just do our best to get it right for our guests.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Lovely 4 bed cottage. Peaceful, Dorset village location. Sleeps up to 8 adults. 3 toilets, 2 bathrooms. Child friendly. Beautiful surrounding countryside. Winter and summer destination. Outside dining. Off street parking. Good public transport links. …see more
“Shhhhhh! Dont tell anyone”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2013
This is a great place to stay in Dorset.
You have the quiet setting of Upwey but with the local activities just down the road.
The house was superb and enough for the 4 of us.
The host , could not … More
“excellent experience of staying”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2013
Property located very close to Weymouth beach, about 5min drive; also close to supermarket, very convenient.
Owner is very friendly, house is super clean and have home feeling. Great place to stay… More
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
This was a great getaway from our busy life. We were totally unwound in this house with every convenience we could wish for. There was privacy at the rear to be able to dine in the evening or to go… More
Nearest beach 163 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Sitting room,woodburner full ch. Large kitchen+ double bedroom + en-suite shower room +wc. Upstairs 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. bathroom. Tv freeview with dvd . Wifi zone. All mod cons enclosed garden . Ample parking . 2 Pets.No smoking. Bed linen available
Idyllic f …see more
Large Family Home With Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool, Gardens And Spectacular Country And Sea Views
Perfect Spot For Discovering The Delights Of North Wales With Plenty Of Extras To Keep Entertained
Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms). Large well equipped games room.Amenities/Facili …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Lovely light cottage, spread over 3 floors with stunning views over the River Dart, Britannia Naval College,Dartmouth and surrounding hills.
Quiet road, own parking, stunning views.
Childrens playground within 2 minutes walk of the cottage. …see more
Reviewed 6 Apr 2016
We went to Navy Blue in Jan of this year. Navy Blue occupies a stunning location with views of Dartmouth and Britannia Royal Naval College as well as local countryside. The accommodation is very comfo… More
Thank you, i really appreciate your feedback and I am glad you had a lovely stay.
Reviewed 23 Aug 2013
A wonderful stay in a wonderful house with magical views. Perfectly equipped for a family or a couple wanting a romantic break. Kingswear is beautiful and has some lovely walks on the doorstep. Dartmo… More
This is my first season letting and I have been lucky enough to have some lovely guests. I am trying to improve the cottage all the time and am happy to be flexible to make the stay more enjoyable for my guests.
Nearest beach 70 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
The house itself sits on the banks of the River Ettrick. We have a hot tub for your use and a play house for the children. The Garden is walled in where you can also enjoy yard games and the water garden which attracts all kind of wildlife. Guided hill walking and in ho …see more
Nearest beach 80 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
Two bedroom stylish apartment which can easily accommodate either two couples or a family of four, the property is on a working farm but tucked away on a quiet side of the house so guest will not be disturbed, the indoor heated swimming pool is available to guests. …see more
“The perfect garden room.”
Reviewed 8 Mar 2015
We have just come back from a lovely weekend break with friends staying at the garden room, bury St Edmunds.
We would like to thank Clare and Andrew for such a lovely stay. The garden room has every… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Two beautiful 5 star properties in the historic town of Harlech. Can sleep up to twenty in10 bedrooms 9 bathrooms
“Perfect accommodation and location for large family group of four generations”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2015
Staying at Godre’r Graig and Tan y Graig, sitting at the atmospheric foot of Harlech Castle, turned out to be the perfect accommodation and location to captivate the English born contingent of the … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.4 km; Great for children of all ages ;
A beautiful three bedroom, contemporary self catering holiday townhouse the waterfront.
The property is located in the Piazza private gated development right on the waterfront commanding beautiful views over the waterway between the main and southern harbours. …see more
Reviewed 26 Jun 2014
I think you'd struggle to find a place that is as spacious, has such pleasant surroundings and is as tidy as this for the same money. We'll be back next year for sure.… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Warm and inviting detached cottage in conservation area of a lovely village. It is close to beautiful beaches and the stunning old fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife. Only 10 miles from St Andrews & Edinburgh only an hour away. Lots of things to see and do.Ideall …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Pets welcome;
This pleasant, spacious bungalow is in Great Barton village. It is 4 miles east of historic Bury St Edmunds.
Accommodation is all ground floor, fully equipped for 8 people plus cots and other necessities for small children & babies.
Linen, towels, power & WiFi included. …see more
“Very comfortable and well equipped house.”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2014
We very much enjoyed our stay at "Wylene" which was well equipped for the three generations of our family, with plenty of parking space, a large garden (mostly lawn), a badminton set and a selection o… More
“Spacious and well-equipped bungalow”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2013
This had everything we needed - well-equipped kitchen, good audio and Freeview TV plus wifi. Good-sized enclosed garden with toys and games for children. Sensible patio with chairs. Village locatio… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
Fort William Highlands, Scotland
Newly built modern self-catering 4 bedroom Cottage, sleeps 8
Fully equipped including WiFi
Child friendly, and has a baby cot bed, high chair and stair gate for toddlers
There is a spare fold up bed suitable for an extra child
We re …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Clodgy view is situated above Porthmeor Beach approximately 450 metres from the town and harbour. A first and second floor apartment with stunning sea views across Porthmeor Beach and the Island. This property is furnished in a contemporary style to a very high standard …see more
“Fantastic accommodation in fantastic location”
Reviewed 18 May 2014
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 wit… More
Thanks for the glowing review I am glad you enjoyed it and we welcome you back anytime.
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 10 May 2014
Lovely house, with good-sized rooms, great feel and beautiful views. Central and yet quiet; homely and yet with a real sense of being on holiday. Obviously, St Ives, itself, is stunning.… More
Thanks Glad you enjoyed it, hope to see you again next year..
“Fantastic holiday, great location; well presented, very comfortable, modern house.”
Reviewed 27 Feb 2014
We had a fantastic half term holiday at Wavecrest. The house is ideally situated a short 10 min walk from the beach which the children loved. There are lots of walks and other child friendly attractio… More
“A beautiful stay, highly recommended.”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2014
This cottage is in a beautiful location and is really well presented. The layout is ideal for families or groups of friends with all mod cons - a home from home, really.
It's a short walk to the bea… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Bitacora is a super base to explore the numerous sea walks or trek the trotternish ridge or for the more adventurous, the Cullins and loch coruisk.
Try a sea trip to see whales and dolphins or do a spot of fishing. Visit Dunvegan castle the home of Clan Macleod …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Lovely 1920's townhouse with fabulous sea views from every floor. 4 double bedrooms, large lounge, luxury kitchen, utility room, private parking for 4 cars, 2 bathrooms with showers, WiFi, short walk to Porthmeor beach. Restaurants only a 5 minute walk so leave the car! …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Fully modernised Victorian Mansion built in 1889 in private and secluded setting.
It is the perfect location for exploring central Scotland and its scenic beauty.
Sports: Golf (there are over 30 golf courses within an hour's drive), hill walking, cycling, fishing.
A wo …see more
“A Luxury Scottish Retreat”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2013
The apartment has the wow factor and is absolutely lovely set in beautiful grounds with a relaxing laid back atmosphere.
It is beautifully maintained and very well equipped with everything we needed … More
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Nestled in a traditional fell village the north of the National Park, The Old Chapel is a stunning and unusual holiday home perfectly placed to explore the Lake District. Sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, lounge, wood burning stove, modern kitchen. Adapted for the disabled.
The O …see more
“Quiet Family Holiday in Excellent Accommodation”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2014
The Old Chapel has been recently refurbished to an excellent standard. Our family of 5 and dog had a great time. The kitchen and large living room with log burning stove were very comfortable and cozy… More
“Beautiful spacious accommodation, lovely area - fantastic holiday”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2013
The Old Chapel has been refurbished to a really high standard,and is a unique and beautiful place to stay. Arriving in the dark on a cold and wet night, it was so welcoming to have the woodburner bl… More
“One of the best cottages we have stayed in.”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2013
The Old Chapel is a lovely spacious and comfortable cottage which is very well equipped.. We loved our week and look forward to returning. The owners are very friendly and close to hand if needed. W… More
Thank you for your review. Look forward to seeing you back in Ireby.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Near to historic St Davids City, Pembrokeshire Coast Path, secluded coves and Blue Flag sandy beaches …see more
“Delightful cottage, peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2013
We stayed for a week in this delightful cottage, part of a working farm with very helpful owners. The small hamlet is a quiet retreat but close to many pretty places to visit and lots of outdoor acti… More
We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for your kind words.
Rob and Honey
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Built in 1895, its Gaelic name is An Caladh, which translates as haven or harbour, a place of calm. That is how you will feel when you look out from the alpine style balcony with an unrivalled view over the town, Loch Linnhe, sea and Great Glen.Investment in the propert …see more
“Great location, great views and a lovely house”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2013
We stayed in the Old Harbour Master's in mid August, a busy time in Fort William, and yet although the house is very close to the town it was always nice and quiet once round the corner in the propert… More
“Great location, great accommodation, great view.”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2013
The booking and stay at Old Harbour Master's House was excellent. NIck was extremely helpful in assisting us get accommodation for 2 extra days in Fort William. Will certainly recommend Old Harbour … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Rated 5-star by Visit Wales, Tirwyddan offers magnificent sea views situated in a tranquil location above Criccieth town centre. A short walk to good shops/restaurants, the house sleeps 8 across 4 beds and 3 baths. Private garden, WIFI and off street parking.With views …see more
“Fantastic holiday cottage”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2014
Tirwyddan is an extremely well-equipped house in a lovely, quiet location.
There are fantastic views of the castle from the main bedroom & the house is just far enough out of the centre of Criccieth … More