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.
Creag Mhor accommodates 4 people and consists of a comfortable lounge/dining area, fully fitted and equipped kitchen, large bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower and two twin-bedded bedrooms.Creag Mhor has a dishwasher, washer-dryer, fridge freezer, microwave, …see more
We stayed for a weekend with friends and the location and facilities were excellent , the cottage was clean and fully equipped with all items required.
The owners were very approachable and accommoda… More
“Excellent. This house has everything, very comfortable and close to activities.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
House is very comfortable, quiet location but easy access to activities. It is close to dalfaber resort and there is a shopping centre minutes walking distance. We have stayed here several times and… More
Tiranui Lochside Cottage is a beautiful cottage in its own grounds looking out over Loch Leven with stunning views over to Glencoe. Situated in a very quiet location it is 6 miles form Glencoe village and 5 miles form Kinlochleven, with a superb restaurant within walk …see more
“One of the most beautiful places in Scotland - once visited - destined to return”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2012
Our second year with Sharon & Ian (2nd decade on Loch Leven) For those who love the great outdoors, peace and quiet and spectacular scenery - look no further. There is plenty to do on your doorstep o… More
“Very comfortable and spacious accommodation near Loch Leven”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2011
The Cottage is located near the shore of Loch Leven and a 20 to 30 minute drive from Fort William. The spacious accommodation with a well equipped kitchen is to a high standard and the children had a… More
Reviewed 23 Oct 2011
You wil never never stay anywhere better than this! I get up about 4 am & the morning is fabulous. The ottage is perfect & we loved our stay - but then again we have been before!!!… More
A Secret Highland Romantic Hideaway Pipers Cottage is set in a private position with beautiful country views of the Cairngorm Mountains.This is quite simply a unique property. The charming exterior belies the sumptuously appointed Boutique interior that awaits you. Desi …see more
We stayed in Pipers Cottage for the second leg of our Scottish Honeymoon. A perfect secluded getaway with all you need to kick back and relax. With all the added extras of hot tub, sky movies, the loc… More
Reviewed 30 Sep 2013
Clean, tidy with very good hot tub!
Lots of garden space & great for walks!
Has everything you need and is great for the price.
Would return again anytime!… More
“excellent little hideaway”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2013
all you would ever need for a relaxing carefree break. Idyllic setting and gorgeous views. After arriving at cottage we didn't leave the place until it was time to go home - total relaxation!!!… More
The Great Glen Lodges sleep from 2 to 6 Persons and are situated in a "Spectacular Scenic Location", situated on The Great Glen Way in the Scottish Highlands.Constructed of Scandinavian Full Pine Logs, these group of 5 family owned Lodges, are all spaciously detached an …see more
Claire and Ian are very nice and helpful, gave lots of good info for days out and walks within the area. The Log cabin was fantastic and immaculate, it was surprisingly warm at night which we did not … More
“Relaxed and friendly vacation”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2014
Bramble Lodge is a comfortable well equiped small house with loveley view of Loch Lochy. Very good starting point for hikes in the surrounding mountains and for cartrips to surroundings.… More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay in Bramble Lodge, here at The Great Glen Lodges.
It was a real pleasure to meet you both and should your ever wish to return to the Highlands of Scotland you will always be more than welcome
With views to the surrounding hills lies Ardachy Cottage. A lovely spacious and bright cottage for 4. The entrance hall with lots of storage leads onto the living room with recliner leather sofas, widescreen television with FreeSat, music centre with I-pod dock, DVD pla …see more
We really enojoyed our stay here. Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful and well equipped cottage. Great location in the village, and lots to do in the area ( even when it rains!). Attention to detail … More
“Excellent cottage with everything you need”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2012
The cottage is in a nice a quiet location which is just what we wanted, but still with easy access to local amenities. There's supermarket at the bottom of the road just a couple of minutes away and a… More
Our spacious holiday cottage has everything and more for a fantastic holiday. From the extra touches such as underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom to the complimentary bikes, golf clubs and sledges available our house will provide a comfortable holiday home. Fr …see more
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 … More
Thanks very much for your review. We really appreciate your positive comments and would be delighted to welcome you back.
“Lovely house in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2016
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.
Recently modernised, Balvattan Farmhouse is set in a secure 1/2 acre garden and enjoys panoramic views across the Spey Valley to the Cairngorm Mountains. This charming 5 bedroom (downstairs bedroom ensuite), 3 bathrooms & WC home, which sleeps 10 provides an ideal holid …see more
“The perfect place for a fantastic family ski trip in the Highlands.”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2015
We came to Balvattan Farmhouse because we know how beautiful that part of the Highlands is. Our kids were in a ski race camp and we needed a location that allowed us to be flexible as to whether we sk… More
Thank you for your very kind review. I am delighted to hear that you will come back and enjoy our roaring fire and plentiful supply of logs! Happy skiing!
“A very comfortable "home from home" holiday.”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2015
This farmhouse is well equipped with good quality furnishings and equipment. It is very comfortable, clean and warm. The position is quiet and convenient with amazing views.
We have stayed in several… More
Thank you very much for your kind words about Balvattan Farmhouse. I am sorry you didn't find your pillow comfortable. We provide quality spare pillows in the wardrobes and offer various different thicknesses, firmnesses etc. Since there were only 3 of you staying in the house, we would have been delighted for you to have tried any of the pillows from any of the other bed. I'm sorry you didn't contact me during your stay to confirm you could have pinched a pillow off another bed. We all have our own personal sleeping requirements and personally I hate poor quality pillows. I will check all the pillows which are only a year old, this weekend. If you come again, please let me know your pillow preference and which room you want to sleep in and I will ensure your pillow of choice is available.
“Fantastic, home from home holiday destination”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2016
This farmhouse is tastefully and comfortably furnished with good quality throughout and very well equipped. As far as we are concerned it is a real home from home and therefore a very happy stay. We h… More
Thank you again, Barbara for your very kind review. Glad you and your dogs enjoyed your second stay - hope to see you returning next winter.
A stunning Victorian home situated directly on the sea front of Loch Long,in the Skye and Lochalsh region offers luxury self catering holidays.The self contained wing gives space,privacy with outstanding sea and mountain views- a special place for romantics and familie …see more
Tigh Tasgaidh is a beautiful house in a stunning location, it makes a perfect base for exploring the local area and the Isle of Skye is merely a 15 min drive away.
The house has all the amenities you… More
“Fantastic apartment and location, given a warm welcome!”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2013
We had an excellent week here. the accommodation was spacious, well equipped and spotless. The gardens are splendid, we especially enjoyed sitting out in the front garden, enjoying the view and the wa… More
“Very pleasant week in a very nice place .”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
The place is great and Louise is a very nice person. She helped us to find the best things to do in order to discover the magnificent Isle of skye. We can just thank her for everything.… More
Rowan Lodge here at The Great Glen Lodges sleeps from 2 to 6 Persons and is set in a wonderful, Spectacular, Scenic Location in the heart of The Great Glen and Lochaber, the centre for Out Door Activities in Great Britain.Rowan Lodge is a family owned Full Log South Fac …see more
To start with we would like to say a BIG thank you to Claire and Ian for looking after us so well! You two are the best hosts ever and the most wonderful people!
We enjoyed our stay at the Great Gle… More
Thank you so very much for such a Wonderful Rewarding Review.
It was a pleasure having you to stay with us and even more so to be able to meet both of your parents and family when you popped by to pick up the ball for your little daughter, all the way from Edinburgh!
We would be delighted to see you and your family again!
“Dream place to stay”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2013
Situated in a picturesque location on the shores of loch lochy. No need to go out for sight seeing, you can simply sit outside your lodge and observe the changing scenery throughout the day. You can e… More
Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review.
We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay in Rowan Lodge, especially the amazing ever changing scenery that never ceases to amaze us!
Many of our guests return time after time, it would be wonderful to welcome you to stay sometime in the future!
“Great doesn't do it justice”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2013
From booking the stay to leaving on the final day of our holiday - the service received from Claire and Ian was second to none.
Having stayed in Bramble Lodge two years ago I contacted Claire to book… More
Many, Many Thanks for taking the time to write such a wonderful and amazing review!
With endless idea's for day's out within easy commuting distance, even some I have yet to visit myself!
It was a sheer pleasure seeing you both return for a second time and it goes without saying we would love to welcome you back sometime in the future!
An Cala, "the haven" in Scottish Gaelic, is an ideal place to spend the holidays. Situated in the quiet village of Nethy Bridge, the house overlooks the River Nethy and Abernethy Forest. The garden goes all the way down to the river, where herons and otters …see more
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
Balnacraig LodgeThe ultimate place for your stay in the Cairngorms National ParkRecently graded by Scottish Tourist board as a 4 star self catering propertyThis two-storey Lodge has a large lounge, with a 64” flat screen HD TV with Freesat and DVD player. Complimentar …see more
“What a great plce to have a break , everything you expect you get, form the property to the location, simply stunning”
Reviewed 3 Feb 2014
I would highly recommend Balnacraig Lodge , great location , if you want to enjoy luxurious surroundings and a great location.
The views from the hot tub are beautiful , the house has the space to ac… More
Lorien is a modern Scandinavian style bungalow situated in the quiet centre of this popular village with a picturesque view up the River Nethy. Nethybridge is situated in a beautiful part of the Spey Valley and is found on the Coylumbridge / Grantown road about 12 mile …see more
This bungalow was right at the heart of the village of Nethybridge, looking onto the River Nethy. It was adjacent to the village shop on one side and the village hall on the other. Very convenient f… More
“Something for everyone.”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2014
We went as a big family group including three generations: Grandparents, aunties, cousins and 4-7 year olds. Lorien was big enough to accommodate all of us and meet all our needs. Very well located fo… More
“You can't wish for a better cottage.”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2014
9 of us stayed at Lorien and it was absolutely fantastic, very well equipped, shop next door, lots of walks around, we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The rooms were great, very comfy … More
'Eadar-Cluich 'means' Interlude' in the Gaelic language. It is situated 100mtrs above Fort William, with outstanding and uninterrupted views of Ben Nevis range and Loch Linnie. There is direct access onto the footpaths leading to the Glen Nevis nat …see more
This attractive detached cottage is located just outside Grantown on Spey, offering stunning viewings of the surrounding woodlands and cairngorms it has a very rural feel although only 5 minutes from all the amenities of Grantown. With a large lawned garden boasting r …see more
Large living room with bay window:•sofa, sofa bed, comfortable chairs•large dining table, seats 8•TV, CD/radio, DVD player with Freeview satellite•wide selection of books, DVDs, maps, walking guides, puzzles*PS3 and Wii and selection of gamesSpacious master bedr …see more
Craigie View was comfortable an modern, everything you could need for a selfcatering holiday was in this lovely holiday home. Craigie View is central for visiting other areas when on holiday, our 2 sm… More
“Fantastic home from home in Aviemore”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2016
Weekend visit during August bank holiday with extended family. We stayed in the house with 4 adults and 1 child (aged 12). Right from the off our rental was very straightforward, with the owner David … More
“Great wee hoose!”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2013
Lovely, comfortable house where every effort has been made to make your stay relaxing. Home well equipped from cooking utensils to a great collection of dvds, books & board games. Would recommend!… More
The Den is situated high on the side of a secluded glen in the Cairngorms National Park. Set on level ground and enjoying a south westerly view into the glen, The Den is suitable for visitors who have mobility difficulties.
The surrounding countryside of the Glenlivet …see more
At the western gateway to the Cairngorms National Park and in the Heart of Monarch of the Glen country Allt Bronach is situated in well kept grounds on an elevated position over looking our hill farm. Allt Bronach is named after the burn flows past on its route to the …see more
Osprey Lodge is a 2014 luxury 3 bedroom caravan, situated at the Boat of Garten Holiday Park at Boat of Garten in the heart of the Cairngorms national park. Sleeping up to 8 people and a baby (there is a pull out double bed in the lounge and a travel cot-which doubles a …see more
Gleniffer is a large bungalow located near the centre of the beautiful Scottish Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey. We have just completed (August 2016) an extensive renovation and modernisation of the bungalow so that it now boasts a complete refurbishment with new heat …see more
Welcome to Lochaber Lodges; a select development of luxury self catering accommodation to rent near Fort William, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Our family run site offers you all the personal touches for a great getaway in a stunning location, with the assuran …see more
Tomidhu is a modernised traditional nineteenth century farmhouse situated in the hamlet of Crathie in the Cairngorm National Park. It provides self-catering accommodation for six to eight people. Recently restored and sympathetically extended the house is conveniently l …see more
With a large comfortable living area and dining area, a dining table and 4 chairs, feature gas fire and a flat screen TV with freeview. The L shaped sofa contains a pull out double bed.It has 2 well appointed bedrooms, a double with en suite, and a twin to comfortably s …see more
Boat of Garten is one of the best loved villages nestled amongst heather clad hills and native woodland in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. This Quirky self catering cottage is the largest known house using 'sleeper' foundations in Boat of Garten. It's a perfe …see more
We loved this charming cottage. It is characterful, with all the amenities we needed and comfortably laid out for a relaxed family holiday. It is well located in the village. The garden was perfect f… More
Thank you for your kind and honest review of Balblair Cottage. We are delighted that you all had a wonderful time staying at Balblair Cottage. It is wonderful to hear the steam train whistle whilst sitting in the garden. We hope that you are able to return and stay at our "Quirky" Cottage another time. Thank you. Fiona
Holidays spent at Heath Cottage can be entirely relaxing affairs, just enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the natural country-side and the wildlife on your doorstep. Or they can be action-packed and exhilarating. It’s your choice. And doing both is perfectly acceptable. …see more
“Really nice and cozy house in beautiful Boat of Garten”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2013
We enjoyed our time in Boat of Garten very much. The house is for up to 6 people, has two bath rooms and a large kitchen. Everything one could possibly need is present.… More
Reviewed 9 Sep 2013
We felt very cosy and felt like walking into our own home. Everything was perfect. My 2 boys loved every bit spending our holiday in Heath Cottage. Our 2 friends came down from overseas for a scottish… More
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found it comfortable and welcoming. We hope to welcome you back soon. Heather and Nick
“Everything one would wish for in a holiday home.”
Reviewed 12 May 2013
Every aspect thoughtfully considered, Heath Cottage is well provided with the things that make a welcoming and comfortable holiday home. It is bright, well equipped for a family visit, warm with plen… More
Its great to see you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found it comfortable and welcoming. We hope to welcome you back soon. Heather and Nick
Welcome to Lochaber Lodges; a select development of self catering accommodation to rent near Fort William, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Our family run site offers you all the personal touches for a great getaway in a stunning location, with the assurance of V …see more
“Beautiful views, wonderful welcome from Frank, very relaxing.”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2012
The lodges are overlooked by Ben Nevis which gave a priceless view. The Caledonian Canal runs past with boats drifting by (well worth visiting the gates the boats have to pass through just a mile up t… More
Kinnoul is a large, spacious, 4 bedroom house within walking distance of the centre of Aviemore.The property is very well equipped and comfortably furnished, it is a great home from home with all the mod-cons from dishwasher to wifi, all the things you'd want while on h …see more
Unique Self Catering accommodation. Within a recently refurbished upper conversion of a substantial Victorian Villa. Ravenswood can sleep up to a maximum of 8 guests. Ravenswood Self Catering provides an ideal base for holidaying in the Fort William and Lochaber area …see more
Adjacent Cottages a few minutes walk from the centre of Grantown on Spey providing ideal accommodation for those wanting to enjoy the delights of the Highlands. Offering both family accommodation and romantic breaks, from 2 days to 3 weeks they are well equipped and hav …see more
There is a wealth of things to do and see in Donside, and nearby Royal Deeside. Walking, fishing, horse riding, cycling, mountain biking and bird watching are all available. Skiing in the winter months at the Lecht or Glenshee or at the dry slope in Alford. Castles, gar …see more
Visit Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park with all the amenities it offers: skiing, wind surfing, sailing, hill walking, river rafting and fishing. The world famous ospreys at Boat of Garten are only a short drive away.
The fully equipped cottage slee …see more
Newly refurbished well appointed 2 bedroom detached bungalow, sleeps 4 comfortably. It has been refurbished to a high standard and boasts modern amenities including modern Italian leather suite, butterfly fold away dining table,satellite TV, Modern fitted kitchen with d …see more
This 2 bedroom chalet is brand new in 2015 with your own private hot tub and is fully furnished with everything you will need for your self catering holiday in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park.
The chalet sleeps up to 6 people. The main bedroom has a king size …see more
Cannot recommend this place enough. Perfect location just outside the centre of Aviemore. 5/10 minute walk into the centre. Chalet was perfect and plenty of space for the three of us who stayed. Hot t… More
Reviewed 5 Jul 2016
I cannot recommend cairn view enough. The pictures really don't do it justice. We had a fabulous time and can safely say this place is up there with the best we have stayed in. Don't hesitate in stayi… More
Reviewed 12 Jul 2016
We stayed for 4nights with our two young children, no one wanted to go home.fantastic caravan, hot tub a bonus!will definitely go back.cheers Barry … More
Corrie Cottage is situated high on the side of a secluded glen in the Cairngorms National Park.
The surrounding countryside of the Glenlivet Crown Estate is ideal for walking, wildlife watching, fishing, mountain biking, skiing and many other outdoor pursuits.
It's ce …see more
This is a charming converted hay barn which has recently been up graded set amongst the rolling hills of the North Pennines in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The property benefits from far reaching views, which can be appreciated from the living accommodation an …see more
Easy to book, beautiful welcome with homemade bread, butter and milk together with wine,chocolates and fresh flowers.the cottage is well furnished and equiped and the downstairs bedroom and bathroom i… More
Thank you for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Butterfly Cottage. A car is a must unless guests just want to chill out and walk the hills locally. High Force is about 15 minutes away and local restaurants are dotted along the Wear valley in most of the villages with a good selection within a 20 minute radius. As the cottage is on the Northumberland, Durham and Cumbrian borders the main cities and towns of Newcastle/Gateshead, Durham, Penrith, Carlisle, Hexham and Darlington are all within an hours drive away so for people wanting to dip into several counties the cottage is well located.
Tirindrish Steading Cottage is in Spean Bridge, 9 miles east of Fort William in the heart of the West Highlands. This cosy cottage offers a warm holiday home from which to explore and enjoy this wild, romantic and beautiful land.
Accommodating up to 6 people, Tirindris …see more
Dalnoid Holiday Cottages are situated in beautiful Glenshee, Perthshire and offer some of the best self-catering in the area. Our cottages all have stunning views over the Blackwater River, Mount Blair and towards the mountains of Glenshee and the Cairngorms National Pa …see more
Dalnoid Holiday Cottages are situated on 6 acres of grounds on the hillside in Glenshee. We have 3 cottages, each renovated to a high standard to ensure our guests can enjoy the modern, spacious and comfortable accommodation, including private hot-tubs in each garden.Ol …see more
We went to stay here in the hope of skiing, unfortunately the weather wasn't playing and we only managed to skiing one day, but there was so much else to do! Whiskey distilleries, local history, love… More
The Squirrels is a well maintained modern detached holiday home near Aviemore at the heart of the Cairgorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands. With spacious contemporary accommodation 320sqm on a modern day Scottish theme and a family friendly enclosed garden, this …see more
Wonderful long weekend break at the squirrels. The house is luxurious and very well equipped. Perfect space for our 2 families. We also enjoyed the garden in full flower and had our breakfast sitting … More
“Fantastic holiday house, great location, would visit again :)”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2015
Excellent holiday home within walking distance of Aviemore. Incredibly well equipped kitchen, lots of games and DVDs galore. Lovely enclosed garden which was visited by red squirrels on a daily basis … More
Quiet semi-detached 2 bedroom house with large back garden situated in the peaceful village of Newtonmore. Enjoy numerous lovely walks from the doorstep or drive a short distance for mountain walks. Great base for outdoor activities or just some quiet relaxation. Everyt …see more
The bungalow was very roomy and had everything we could possibly have needed. The garden was fantastic. Instructions on everything were very clear. The location for us was perfect and we loved the … More
“Nice house with garden”
Reviewed 5 Jul 2015
My girlfried and me were 2 weeks in this nice house and had a nice time. There were two bedrooms, a large kittchen and a livingroom with two big couches. Everything was perfect explained and the very … More
“This was an excellent, cosy cottage - the website doesn't do it justice!”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2015
We had a fantastic stay at this cottage. The owner was extremely helpful and considerate. The property was much better than we expected from the website - I think the photos make it look a bit dark an… More
Heather Lodge at The Great Glen Lodges is set in a wonderful, Spectacular Scenic Location in the heart of The Great Glen and Lochaber, the centre for Out Door Activities in Great Britain.To the rear Ben Tee, one of the many Mountains over 3000ft in the area rises steepl …see more
“Wonderful, didn't want to leave, stayed an extra night”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2014
Wonderful stay in Heather Lodge. Claire and Ian were very welcoming and friendly with lots of local knowledge. The lodge is just as described on the website, had everything we needed along with amaz… More
“Nothing less than the absolute perfection”
Reviewed 13 Mar 2013
Well, we were to arrive quite late in the dark and it was a bit of shambles to find the right way but once you get there you find that it was all worth it.
It was dark therefore we could not really… More
Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the opportunity to write this positive review.
We strive to ensure that our guests enjoy their stay with us, it is always rewarding to have confirmation of this.
Many, Many Thanks Ian & Caire