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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.
“Perfect for a family holiday in Scotland” We were 4 adults and 3 children and we really enjoyed our stay in this house. The house is well equipped with kitchenware, games, books and a good wifi connection. Additionally, there is a good information fol
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com
“Very comfortable and homely house in an attractive and peaceful location”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
We enjoyed a very restful and relaxing week in this lovely home-from-home. The house is very warm and comfortable and the facilities on the Estate ensured that there was something for everybody to do … More
Reviewed 30 Mar 2013
Great house. Very cold outside for our weekend away but lovely to have the wood burner for a cosy atmosphere inside. Lots of little extras that the owners provided to make it feel like a real home fro… More
“Fantastic house in a beautiful setting - would definiately stay again!”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
We had a wonderful time at the Cornerstone property near Cirencester. We stayed for 2 nights over NYE and had such a lovely welcome (champagne, chocolates, wood for the fire!). The owners were a pleas… More
“Wonderful Spot” Cottage is as good as it looks in the pictures with great outlook across green fields. It's well equipped and maintained and we would be happy to stay there again. Good location for touring the northern part of Skye
“Incredible cottage with amazing views from every window”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2015
Loved the cottage, we liked how close it was to Portrree yet loved the seclusion/ fact that it was setback on its own outside of town. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed ( really appre… More
“Superb - hope to be back!!”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2014
Wow! What a stunning house - beautifully designed and furnished, and spotlessly clean on arrival. We loved staying here and so did our two girls. Amazing views and a very practical layout made for a… More
“Relax in luxury, peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
The silver birch wood within the grounds of the cottage was great for our 7 and 9 year olds to explore. The surrounding area is beautiful and ideal for running/jogging away from the main road. The cot… More
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o
“Just perfect, stunning cottage and garden and lovely host”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2016
This stunning cottage & garden was the most perfect getaway, I only wish we could have stayed for longer. Linda was the perfect host with lots of local knowledge and recommendations. The wine and ext… More
"We could have stayed for longer" means you will definately be back so its something I love to hear, thank you so much for your lovely comments much appreciated, I do try! Linda :-)
Reviewed 31 Aug 2015
Just spent three nights at Llwynn Ynn cottage and enjoyed every minute. The cottage has everything you need and the hot tub is the cherry on the top. A ten minute stroll away and you are on the be… More
Oh thank you! its is so lovely when guests are so appreciative, hope to see you both back here soon. Linda :-)
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
My girlfriend and I had booked white water rafting on the River Tryweryn and were looking for somewhere to stay in the area, we stumbled upon this cottage online and what a find it was!
The pictures … More
Thank you I am so pleased you did find the cottage and I am sure you will return, as you say so much to do that is why North Wales has come 4th in the Lonely planets best regions in the world to visit. Linda :-)
“Stunning” Lochview is a lovely property well located on the shores of Loch Earn plus well equipped and very clean with everything you need for your stay. Fluffy towels and a very comfortable king size bed and lot's of other home comfort's It truly wa
“Fantastic, spacious accommodation in a beautiful setting.” The house is fitted out to a very high standard and it was great to find a place that toiletries already on hand. We had some great walks straight out of the house and features like freesat a
Loved our weekend break with my extended faimily for my mothers 70th. There were 15 of us in total and the house was perfect. The facilities were superb and the home had everything you need. We too… More
“Big modern beautiful house, equipped with everything!”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2016
Our extended family, including five young children, stayed at Rathad for five days. It is a spacious, modern, beautiful house, environmentally friendly, with a balcony with a view of the nearby loch.… More
“Fabulous in every way”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2014
We booked the lodge for a week to act as a base for a family wedding in Strathpeffer. What an excellent choice. From the very first contact with the owners everything was well organised and hassle fre… More
“A perfect little get away” We booked this cottage to visit the Yarndale show in nearby Skipton and found it to be just perfect for us. The cottage is very well presented with everything you could need and spotlessly clean. We were very comfortable and
Top quality, fully equipped cottage with everything you need, and all virtually brand new. Bob and Fay are excellent hosts with many helpful tips and a good collection of tourist information. A quiet … More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2013
This is a great place to stay, the cottage is very clean and has everything you need for everyday living. The yard is a sun trap and flowers brighten it up. Great area for exploring, Bolton abbey a … More
“All you need.”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2013
This is a lovely cottage, very close to all the local amenities, with plenty to see and visit in the surrounding area.
The accommodation was clean, comfortable and warm, and contained everything w… More
“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,
We stayed at the house for a weekend break and had a fantastic time. There's plenty of room in the house for a family or a group of friends with a lovely seating area in the back garden too. The locat… More
Thanks for your kind review and delighted you enjoyed our house. We hope to welcome you back.
Reviewed 4 Nov 2016
The house was fantastic. It had everything we needed and more. A beautiful peaceful location only minutes from the village and many lovely walks and lochs to go to only a short drive away. Would defin… More
Delighted you enjoyed you enjoyed your stay and have rebooked for another trip. We look forward to welcoming you back.
“Spacious 1 bed accomodation in ideal location” This property was ideally situated for walking in the Downs as well as visiting local attractions ( including one just around the corner)
local pub in the village served good food and beer.
all rooms we
This lovely cottage was ideal for us, it was well appointed and thoughtfully furnished. We were very comfortable and found the little touches like the welcome pack of milk, tea/coffee, bread and wine… More
Thank you so much for your positive, helpful review and I look forward to welcoming you again next year.
Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms!Riversdale Lodge is on the banks …see more
“What terrible weather but what a delightful stay!” The cottage is cosy AND stylish and has everything that you could possibly need. Don't think about bringing hairdryer, tea towels, soap, kitchen towel etc etc. Lots of games and books provided by the
“A very relaxing area to stay with a variety of things to do for all”
Reviewed 27 Mar 2016
This is our 3rd annual visit staying at Cairnbaan. The property is extremely cosy and comfortable and with the good weather we had this year, made our short break even more enjoyable.
If you're looki… More
Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a positive review. I am really pleased that your 3rd visit was so enjoyable and look forward to welcoming you back for your 4th visit next year.
“Lovely cottage in great location”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
We had a fantastic week at Cairnbaan. Pauline was very helpful and friendly with directions and advice prior to our arrival. The cottage is cosy and well-equipped for 4 people and a dog. You can step … More
Many thanks for your kind remarks which are really appreciated and I look forward to welcoming you all back to the cottage again.
“Really comfortable well equipped cottage in a a beautiful and interesting location.”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2014
This cottage is an excellent base for a family holiday or for a quiet getaway for a couple. We stayed with our 9 year old grandson and our spaniel - we all had a great time. The cottage is very well e… More
Many thanks for taking the time to review my property - it is really appreciated and I am pleased that you, your grandson and of course the dog enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again at Crinan Canal Cottage.
“Amazing setting!” The cottage is beautiful. Everything is like new. The en suite is huge and the bed was really comfy. The best part was the hot tub which has a spectacular view and sitting in it at night with the lights on is amazing. The games r
I stayed at this cottage on a business trip to Stirling recently. It was recommended to me by a friend who had stayed here with his family. I was staying by myself but I had all the comforts of living… More
Great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the review :)
“Beautiful apartment in a perfect location!” Myself, my partner and my son (12 years) stayed at the Orchards apartment for a week in August, and had a brilliant time. We specifically wanted peace, quiet, scenery and some good walks, and we were absolut
My brand new eco cottage is built in the heart of the lovely village of Badby. Built to a very high standard it uses natural material finishes where possible. It has two bedrooms with flexible sleeping layout (twin or super king to master bedroom), two bathrooms, comfor …see more
“Lovely, well appointed flat close to the beach” We have just come back from a lovely stay in Croyde at 4 Point view. The flat is very well appointed, clean and has everything you could need for your stay. We had a toddler with us and felt the flat was
A stunning apartment in Croyde, we had an amazing stay, perfect for a group of friends who fancy a get together. Great location within minutes from the beach and the thatch pub is a must for drinks a… More
“Fabulous apartment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2013
This is a fabulous apartment in a fantastic location approx. 50 yrds to the beach entrance. The apartment is modern, stylish, clean and very spacious and is well equipped with every requirement. Wood… More
“A perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
Modern, spacious and the perfect place for what turned out to be a perfect holiday.
The beach is just two minutes stroll away while 10 minutes in the other direction and you you are at restaurants an… More
“soooo relaxing” hi just arrived home from a wonderful week tattershall lakes.what made our stay even better was the `golden eye` lodge that we stayed in .the position of it is perfect right on the waters edge and what a sun trap.the lodge is large,cl
i can not fault anything here even the main complex has stayed open for the whole month of november.… More
“Great and great and great did not want to leave”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
We was lost for words better than pics we saw wham booking .will be going back again really really happy with our stay .… More
“Wonderful relaxing holiday with great views!!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Had a fantastic week here at Golden eye lodge, took my elderly mother and my 2 children aged 12 & 15 and also our pet dog came too, his first holiday!!
We all loved the hot tub, so much so i am going… More
“Lovely house with smashing surrounding” Very nice house to accomodate a family with three children and a friend. At a stone throw from a picturesque sandy beach with rock outcrops on both sides. The views from the cliff (one minute's walk from the hou
We had a fantastic holiday. St. Abbs is a nice little village.We could walk to the beautiful beach and My three boys(5,3 and 3) enjoyed Coldingham beach very much everyday!
The cottage was comfortabl… More
“A wonderful place to stay, fantastic for family celebrations.” I hired this place to celebrate my father's 80th birthday with family and believe we could not have found anywhere better. The property was perfectly maintained containing everything you r
“Fabulous accommodation with a great welcome, it was just perfect.”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2014
This is a fabolous accommodation, great space both inside and out. The gardens are beautiful and private. The bedrooms are well presented, spacious and comfortable. The living areas very homely and th… More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2014
We booked The Grange for my sons Graduation , myself my husband and our 4 children aged 23,21,20 and 17. There was plenty of room and everything you needed was to hand. We all slept well thanks to th… More
“Amazing luxurious home from home”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2014
What a fantastic find! We needed accomodation for 6 adults and 2 children in the Cawthorne area to attend a family wedding. Could not have been better.
We had very good communication from Hilary from… More
“This was one of the noicest self catering cottages we have stayed in” This is a lovely property in an idyllic location in North Harris. The property is beautifully furnishes and well equipped. Alistair and Irene who live next door are available to pr
Dundream winner of best accommodation provider in west regional Scottish Thistle Awards 2016/17 is situated in the unspoiled, rugged, North Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland with spectacular sea views to the Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland and Arran. Dundream …see more
“Great cottage in fab location - superb views” We loved this property - clean, cosy and well equipped. it was plenty spacious for 5 year old twins, parents and grandparents! the two bathrooms are ideal - one with bath and shower, and the other a show
-The cottage - very comfortable, fantastic view- a true home from home meeting all my needs
-Surrounding area- very peaceful with birds twittering away, easy access to wonderful isolated beaches/gol… More
Reviewed 1 Jan 2012
We spent a lovely Christmas at this property. We wanted a remote location where we could unwind and relax.
The property was clean and tidy and very spacious.
It was a shame the Aga was not wo… More
“Absolutely beautiful and perfect location!”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2011
This cottage has the most lovely views over the coast, headland and nearest
inlet. Lovely walk down to the beach and very safe for children. Little traffic
and it is a very comfortable place. Spotl… More
“Lodge credit to the owners” July 2013 .This property was spotlessly clean had everything you needed .The hot tub was a god send because the week we was there was the hottest week of the year.The lodge is a credit to the owners and would recommend this
Couldn't find a fault in anything, everything there you could possibly need, beds are so comfy, place was so clean spacious and homely, hot tub was fantastic, views across the lake were wonderful, esp… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We Look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Reviewed 2 May 2013
We had 2 nights in this log cabin and really did not want to leave. The accommodation was second to none, everything has been well thought out. The views of the lake were great, especially from the ho… More
“Brilliant Log Cabin, couldn't fault it!”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2013
Myself and 7 girl friends stayed here for 2 nights in November. We were greeted by Gill, the owner, who took her time to show us around, explained where everything is and ran through how everything wo… More
“The best holiday home I have ever experienced!” If anyone is planning a relaxing holiday in the beautiful seaside town of Castlerock, then this is absolutely the house for them. It is really spacious, spotlessly clean, stylishly decorated and the perf
“Very Friendly Welcome, Spotless Home, Best in Castlerock. 10-10”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2017
Really enjoyed our stay here. Lovely clean house with all the extras. Owners so friendly and helpful. Will be back, I would recommend this house to anyone.… More
“clean, comfortable, home from home.”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2014
Castleshaw had all the room and amenities we needed with 2 small children, perfectly located for everything we wanted to do and easy access to the beach. Would definitely stay again.… More
Reviewed 23 Jun 2014
The house was clean and tidy, well-equipped and very comfortable. Great bedroom and living room, perfect for a couple. It felt like home.
The village is lovely, very peaceful and welcoming, and the … More
“The perfect home from home” My husband and I spent a fabulous week at Acorn Barn along with our dog. We were all made to feel incredibly welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the owners John and Yvonne. The cottage was beautifully presented an
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough
Thank you Nick & Jenny for a wonderful stay!
4 of us spent 3 nights in the cottage over New Year and had a brilliant time. It was completely stressless from start to finish with booking, payment, arr… More
This 18th century cottage lies in the Heart of the Peak District next to Bakewell, Matlock and Chatsworth House and is packed with period charm. Enjoy Derbyshire's best tea rooms, walking treks and golf courses. Plus UNLIMITED WIFI and all the modern conveniences. …see more
“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
“Incredible place to stay” This place was perfect ! We went for the Easter weekend and had such a lovely time.
The warm welcome we got from Tracey with the special touch of fresh home made bread , eggs , scones with cream and jam and a little Easter
“Absolutely fabulous place to stay, highly recommend.”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
Ashen Cross is a fantastic place to spend a holiday, very close to beautiful Looe and other lovely places to visit. Never had such a fantastic welcome as we've had here, the owners cannot do enough fo… More
Thank you for your kind feedback, Laura.
Looking forward to welcoming you and your family again very soon xx
“Beautiful, comfortable, spotlessly clean, dog friendly cottage”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
What a find! We absolutely loved staying in the Owl. Tracey and Geoff made us feel right at home from our very first telephone conversation until the day we left (although we didn't want to leave!) … More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2017
What an incredible time we've had. The cottage is stunning, cozy and immaculate. Even though we very much visited in Cornwall's off season, we've had a fantastic break.
Everything you could need is i… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
Badger's Way is a wonderful self-catering pine lodge in the heart of the English Lake District. Badgers visit every evening and it's really exciting to watch them close up! Family friendly and ideal for Romantic Breaks and Birthday Treats.<br />The lo …see more
5 star self-catering for couples on the beautiful Isle of Harris. Overlooking a sea loch perfect for a relaxing, romantic break. With sauna, cinema room, multi-room music system, ideal for staying in as well as exploring. …see more
Tucked behind the Upper High street our 200 year old Cotswold stone cottage with thatched roof combines period features with a very modern, contemporary interior. The enclosed rear garden is a sunny oasis just brilliant for alfresco dining. Pubs and restaurants 5 mins …see more
“Brill cottage and great owner” Cottage was brillant on arriving Elanor had the aga on for us to take the chill out as it was a windy day.The view is amazing i saw golden eagles a few times flying in front of cottage,all the things that you want to se
The best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Very comfortable, warm and so quiet. A good base for exploring Lewis and Harris but great to spend a restful afternoon as well. So many nice t… More
“A welcome start to the holiday season”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2016
We were very pleased with the cottage. Only inconvenience was no lock on bathroom door and more hooks on doors would be handy… More
Thanks for your review and tips. Will sort out the lock on the bathroom door and get a few more hooks.
“Quaint , comfy and convenient” Sinbad cottage was ideal for myself,my husband and our two small dogs. The kitchen was well equipped and the living room was cosy, however , there is a steep staircase to the bedrooms . The main bedroom was comfortable
Stayed at sinbad cottage for 4 days over the Xmas period as my mum lives in Appledore. We have stayed in several apartments in Appledore.
Sinbad cottage is very quaint however feel is missing some ho… More
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
“Relaxing weekend in West Mersea”
Reviewed 15 Dec 2016
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… 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.
“chilled out..quiet and carefree.” A wonderful stay...Met by the lovely Owner who also offered me an upgrade to another apartment at no extra charge...wish was so kind....A beautiful..spotlessly clean apartment...everything maintained to a very high st
Traditional detached stone cottage 3 miles from historical town of Dolgellau. Stunning views, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, inglenook with wood burning stove, garden room, large garden with BBQ and outdoor wicker furniture, ample parking. Free unlimited wi-fi, see website.&l …see more
“Perfect New Years break” We had a lovely stay at Bankside cottage to welcome in the New year. The cottage was located in a lovely snowy hamlet with scenic walks close by and even a local coffee shop.
The cottage itself was well equipped with everyth
We stayed for 1 week in the Easter holidays with my 3 children 9/7/5 years old, we had a wonderful week in Bankside cottage set in the heart of the Dales
We had Scenic walks from the doorstep esp… More
Thank you for the lovely review and am so glad you all had a lovely time. Please come again soon.
“Beautiful week in the middle of the Peaks”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
Wonderful property, slap bang in the Dovedale Valley.
Characterful and clean property with a magnificent wood-burning fireplace.
Very friendly local kiosk… More
Thank you for your great review please come again soon.
“Lovely relaxing stay, was like home from home!”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2016
Excellent cottage in a really beautiful area surrounded by lovely walks. The cottage was spotless and had everything you needed, really enjoyed sitting in front of the fire at night, nice and cosy. Th… More
Thank you for the lovely review and come again soon.
“large attractive house in perfect situation” our family of 5[5 adults+2 small children] found birch house a fabulous place to stay. the house was spotless,large and thoughtfully set up. a welcome package was on the table,shelves stacked with child and
We absolutely loved The Birch House! It felt just like a home-away-from-home. The cottage has a large living room and kitchen on the ground floor with everything you could ever need to cook. There are… More
“Lovely comfortable house in an ideal location”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2012
We stayed at Birch House with a group of friends and their small children. The house was clean, spacious, well equipped and comfortable, its an ideal house for families or a group of friends staying t… More
Reviewed 6 Feb 2012
Our stay at Birch House coincided with my 60th birthday (end of January) and we couldn't have chosen a better location. We arrived on an icy cold evening and the house felt warm and welcoming. Spaciou… More
“An ideal cottage in a peaceful location but close enough to all the amenities.” We booked Clavie cottage to provide accomodation while visiting relatives in Morayshire. The cottage is very easy to find and the arrivals/departure process is the best t
Very nice and spacious house with big kitchen. Lovely view over the firth. We loved it. Fantastic beach and a nice little village. … More
“Clean, comfy & cosy!”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2012
Spotlessly clean, really attractively presented property, modernised to a high standard yet still full of original period character. We loved staying here, our young children were thrilled with explor… More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Very nice cottage. Clean, spacious for a family and with everything we needed. Just as advertised. Shops for food just down the street. Lunch restaurant also.… More
Lavender Cottage is one of 4, 3 bedroom holiday cottages located on quiet farm in Betws Yn Rhos, Abergele, Conwy, North Wales. You can also hire the main farmhouse which sleeps up to 14 people, Making it ideal for travelling with groups of any size.
Quiet, cosy and com …see more