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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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
Nearest beach 6 km; Ski; Suitable for children age 5+;
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
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
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
There is something for everyone in and around Aviemore, with a full range of outdoor activities to suit the season. Nestling in the Spey valley with the spectacular Cairngorm mountains as a backdrop, Aviemore is an ideal centre for a self catering holiday at any time of …see more
Set in an idyllic part of the Scottish Highlands, the chalets offer commanding views of Ben Nevis and surrounding area including the Nevis Range Ski Centre.The chalets are Finnish and have a warm inviting interior. We have a kitchen, living room, shoer/toilet and double …see more
We stayed in the cabin for the 2nd time,it's a lovely place set in beautiful surrounding with spectacular views of Ben Nevis.Joan the owner is very friendly and made us feel very welcome.We 'll defini… 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
Ever dreamed of a holiday where you can go wherever you want, whenever you want?With South Lakes Motorhome Hire you can! Experience the breath-taking views and scenery that is the Lake District National Park. Visit the highest mountain in England - Scafell Pike, the lo …see more
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
The Ballimore Cottage is a single story accommodation. It is fitted out to high specification and has its own heating system with multi-fuel stove. Marble kitchen work surfaces and quality timber flooring, a spacious bathroom conveniently adjacent to a well fitted doubl …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
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
“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
Ski; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Welcome to Sealladh na Beinne – our spacious, comfortable and well-appointed holiday apartment for two in a quiet corner within touching distance of the bustling and ever-popular Glencoe area of the Scottish Highlands. This is the perfect location for a break for two …see 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
Nearest beach 45 km; Ski; Suitable for children age 5+;
Tanar View is a delightful self catering apartment located within the stunning Glen Tanar estate in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. WIth a small deck to sit out and enjoy the uninterrupted views to the hills and mountains in summer, and a wood burning stove to …see more
This cottage is in an ideal location for a rural holiday in Aberdeenshire. It is extremely well appointed, warm and welcoming. An extensive range of goodies are provided when you arrive… More
Thankyou for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back for your third visit!
“Lovely accommodation and very thoughtful owners”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
The accommodation has lovely views onto the countryside and a log burning stove which wasn't needed being July. The owners were very thoughtful and had added personal touches for our stay included a s… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay and also the strawberry cake! Come back soon and enjoy the log burning stove!
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
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
Gulabin Lodge provides an excellent choice of self catering 4 Star Activity Hostel Accommodation on site at Gulabin Lodge Outdoor Centre. With Glenshee and the Cairngorms National Park on the doorstep, the Hostel Accommodation is ideal for groups who wish to enjoy the f …see more
Glen View 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 …see more
Luxury Self Catering in the Cairngorm National Park and Scottish Highlands with magnificent views, set high on the Braes of Castle Grant near Grantown-on-Spey.Facing South, Tombain Cottage has great views of the Spey Valley to the rugged Cairngorm mountains beyond. This …see more
Bracken 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.Bracken Lodge is a Full Log South facing Timber …see more
Stayed with two boys and husband at Great Glen Lodges. Absolutely fabulous location, exactly as we had seen on the internet. Ian and Claire are lovely hosts and have some really good excursion tips,… More
“Peace, Perfect Scenery and Excellent Accomodation”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2013
This was a haven of sheer delight, the scenery was beyond expectations, as was the accommodation and amenities available to us. The Lodge was perfectly positioned overlooking the Loch and we were cons… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a rewarding and positive review of your stay here with us in Bracken Lodge.
Made even more "Special" by a very "Romantic Proposal" on the shores of
It was a sheer pleasure to meet you and your family and would love to see you again sometime in the future.
“Замечательное место для отдыха на природе и осмотра достопримечательностей Шотландии”
Reviewed 27 Jun 2013
Добрый день! Я с мужем и двумя детьми 6 и 8 лет провели замечательную неделю в деревянном домике на берегу Лох Л… More
Thank you so very much for a wonderful review all the way from Russia!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here in Bracken Lodge at the Great Glen Lodges. It was lovely to meet you and your family.
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
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
Thistle Lodge is our "Executive" high quality Self Catering Accommodation, here at The Great Glen Lodges. Situated 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 …see more
Thistle Lodge is a very comfortable place to stay if you want a break in the Highlands. It has all the home comforts, Freesat,washer,cooker,microwave,iron,bread maker,hi-fi etc. and it has the most wo… More
Many Thanks for taking the time to write such a ^Wonderful & Rewarding Review" of your stay with us here in Thistle Lodge.
We loved having you to stay and it was always so nice to hear how "Happy" you were with the jolly sounds of laughter heard on a daily basis, it was infectious and made us feel elated to!
Wee Skye is a wee poppet and a real well loved pooch and so well behaved.
Thank you for choosing us for your holiday with Skye, you will always be Welcome if you ever decide to visit the Highlands again,
Thank you and Best Wishes,
Ian & Claire
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
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
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
Luxury detached spacious cottage with a fully equipped kitchen/diner
separate lounge, 2 king size beds that can be made as twins, all linen supplied, all bills included, ample parking space
Set in mature grounds and gardens within walking distance of the town center …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
Aviemore is a popular holiday resort located in the Cairngorm mountains in the Highlands of Scotland. Ideal for both summer and winter sports and sightseeing. The scenery is spectacular and the wildlife abundant, as seen on BBC 'Spring Watch'.The flat is loc …see more
Had a great time here. The location was perfect for us. Within a couple of minutes walk of aviemore high street.
Decor a bit dated but spotlessly clean. The communal areas could have been better but … More
“Great Value For Money, Excellent Location”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2013
Communication was excellent with the agent, and directions and instructions for the rental were very clear.
The property is in a great location being just off the high street in Aviemore and has am… More
“Brilliant location for all of Aviemore's attractions”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2012
The flat was really easy to find and very close to all of Aviemores attractions. Well within walking distance of just about everything. It was clean, tidy and spacious with plenty of added extras. The… More
Riverside Lodge Garden Apartment is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, known for magnificent mountains, lochs and the ancient Caledonian Forest. Aviemore itself is the outdoor capital of the Highlands, and boasts almost every conceivable outdoor acti …see more
We have been coming up to Coylumbridge every two years for about the last 30 years as we have a time share there. Over this time the family has grown and this year we needed more space - hence booki… More
“Wonderful house in a stunning setting with a great atmosphere in surrounding areas”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
We stayed for 4 nights and had a fantastic stay. We were delighted that the owners were happy for us to bring along our puppy too, so our holiday was made Up mainly of walking and cycling. There are… More
Reviewed 21 Sep 2011
Good (and clean) accommodation, Location was quiet, great for dog walking but not far from Bridge Inn and Italian restaurants which I would also recommend… 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
The Pines House is a large ten bedroom Victorian villa, accommodating twenty people, which is available all year round for self catered holidays and short breaks. It occupies an idyllic location on the edge of Grantown on Spey, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Pa …see more
Only two hours from both Glasgow and Edinburgh a great place for a relaxing weekendThis recently modernised, well equipped apartment has a double bedroom with en suite shower room and two twins. There is a bright modern shower room and bathroom with shower over bath. …see more
We had a fantastic time at these apartments. It was clean beds were comfy and loads of space for us all. Plenty of activities to amuse the children down in the main entrance. Overall an excellent shor… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found everything as expected. Do hope you will come back.
“The perfect location for a vacation”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2014
Accomodation was excellent great location for. Tourists,golfers and families.local amenities overall a great experience… More
“Fantastic apartments in fabulous location”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2014
An grand entrance hall meets you as you enter the Kirkmichael apartments with various differently sized apartments over the two upper levels. There is also the option to hire the whole place, great fo… More