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.
“Amazing holiday in a beautiful cottage” 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 in the cott
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
“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.
“Excellant location” 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 accommodating
The location is a short w
“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
“Great wee hoose!” 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!
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
“The Perfect Honeymoon Retreat!” 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 local Dalwhinnie whisk
Absolutely loved it. Had read reviews prior to going about low ceilings and shower head so was abut apprehensive I would be spending a wee like a half shut knife.. I'm 6ft never had a prob. My hubby … More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Great cottage everything you need and more , wonderful place so much to do will be back again , did have a small issue getting deposit back but was returned in the end… 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
“Fantastic highland holiday home!” Balvattan Farmhouse surpassed our expectations. In a beautiful location just outside Aviemore the farmhouse provided everything we needed and more, from a roaring log fire to a superbly equipped luxury kitchen. Styli
“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.
“One of the most beautiful places in Scotland - once visited - destined to return” 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
“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
“Something for everyone.” 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 for walks, the shop, the hot
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
“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
Reviewed 25 Feb 2014
We had a wonderful long weekend staying at Lorien in Nethy Bridge
The house is beautiful and cozy
It was nice and warm when we arrived
We enjoyed meals around the big table and spending time togeth… More
Situated in the Cairngorms National Park between the two outdoor capitals of Scoltand; Aviemore (35mins) and Fortwilliam (50mins) and only 3 miles from the renowned Wolfrax mountain bike trails. Also a fantastic area for walking or just relaxing and enjoying the views …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
Craigiedows is a traditional stone built cottage with open fire, in a secluded rural location. There are views south over countryside and forestry, enjoyable all year round from the conservatory. It is the perfect base for a relaxing break or an active holiday. …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
“Cosy cottage with lovely view” 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 is stunning. Lovely
Great quaint, peaceful,cosy wee cottage.lovely welcome from the owners with some very thoughtful treats for us all including our dog..very nice setting with many walks nearby. Would love to come back … More
Thank you for your kind review. Please do visit us again.
Reviewed 7 Nov 2016
Butterfly Cottage was perfect. Everything we needed for a lovely stay. Cosy, comfortable with fabulous views.… More
Many thanks for your favourable review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Butterfly Cottage
“Far better than we envisaged!” 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 fact that there the
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
“Comfortable and well equipped”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2016
Had a very enjoyable stay, slept well, and like many before us loved watching birds from the dining table. The kitchen was very well equipped. We felt a little as though we were staying in a friends… More
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
The Ardlogie Bothy is a traditional luxury timber built cabin, with great self catering facilities providing all year round accommodation for 2 people. Positioned alongside the Ardlogie Guest House & centrally located within Aviemore. In a quiet location yet close to al …see more
“What a great plce to have a break , everything you expect you get, form the property to the location, simply stunning” I would highly recommend Balnacraig Lodge , great location , if you want to enjoy luxurious surroundings and a great location.
Gleniffer is a large bungalow located in the centre of the beautiful Scottish Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey.
There is FREE UNLIMITED WiFi throughout the house.
It has a long private drive off Grant Road with a large maintained front garden, side garden and small …see more
“A warm welcome in the Highlands” 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 would need and is
“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
“This was a terrific holiday rental!”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2012
We stayed for 4 days. We wanted an outdoor vacation with lots of hiking. Louise, our host, knew all the best trails, having hiked them herself. We arrived to freshly baked scones and bread and a bottl… 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 …see more
Visit our lodges, on the banks of the Caledonian Canal with stunning views of Ben Nevis & Aonach Mor. Located 7 miles from Fort William providing easy access to eveything the Outdoor Capital has to offer. -ideal for families/ small groups -open all year-free wifiR …see more
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
“Beautiful house, great views.” Beautiful house with great views. Everything you need is there for you including hair dryers in the bedrooms. There is a downstairs bedroom and bathroom, not completely for a disabled person though. Bedroom is great ple
Converted traditional farm cottage set in a stunning rural location on the Glenlivet Crown Estate in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.Perfect for walking, skiing, mountain biking, wildlife watching and other outdoor activities. …see more
“Fantastic holiday house, great location, would visit again :)” 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
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
The cottage is situated above Newtonmore village in a quiet and peaceful location with superb views over the Monadhliath and Cairngorm mountains. It is in a great location for wildlife or activities including walking, biking, kayaking, golf, fishing or skiing. STB 2*. …see more
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
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
“Lovely holiday home in a good location” We had a really enjoyable time at number 67, Boat of Garten. The caravan was clean, very modern and well equipped. Perfect for a family. The twin bedroom would be more suitable for children. We were not told how
“Quality, location, welcome, perfect. Will return.” Lots of conversions of old farm buildings lose interior character with modernisation, Blairbeg has not, flagged floors, high beamed ceiling, claw foot bath, wood stove (wood provided) tiny windows (ex
Modern and comforatble detached 3 bedroom bungalow on the north side of Aviemore. With a woodburning stove in the lounge and all the home from home amenities including wifi and sky tv, it is an idea base for your holiday in the Cairngorms National Park. …see more
“Lovely week in Birchview” Lovely week in Aviemore house was very comfortable and well equipped, in a very good location for accessibility to local venues. Lovely garden it was just a shame the weather was so changeable but that's Scotland!
Lovely weeks stay in a great location. House was well equipped, the only downfall was the downstairs bedroom with built in en suite, not a comfortable bed and room required total renovation. But on … More
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay Carol and the downstairs bedroom already has its new bed and renovations are underway. I look forward to welcoming you again.
“Really nice and cozy house in beautiful Boat of Garten” 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.
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
“Had a great time - as we had on our previous visit and hopefully will again"”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
Really enjoyed staying in Boat of Garten, and Heath Cottage is a good base - nice cottage, centrally located and good garden for kids with access straight into the woods.… More
Its great to see you enjoyed your holiday with us and we hope to welcome you back soon. Heather and Nick
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. …see more
“Couldn't have asked for better!” 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, lovely villages and sl
The Ardlogie Holiday Home & ski chalet, provides all year round luxury self catering accommodation for up to 6 people. The static holiday home is located right in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park at Aviemore Holiday Park, in a quiet location close to all amenit …see more
“Very Nice Appartment” My husband & I booked this apartment last minute and were very happy with it. It was a bit further from the centre than the website suggested, but was only a 20 minute walk - which helped us unwind and chill out better. The apart
“Great apartment, clean and spacious, easy walk to the pubs and restaurants.”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2015
The MacDhui apartments have a large hall, open plan kitchen and sitting room. two well apportioned bedrooms (one a double en-suite the other a twin with a separate bathroom. Very clean and everything … More
“A home away from home in the Highlands” The apartment was a welcome oasis for us between very active tours. It is well located on the Square, close to shops and restaurants. The kitchen is well set up for evenings at home and there is a marvellous co
“Beautiful cannot fault it” Myself, my fiance our daughter and two friends stayed here for a week from the 28th of Dec until the 4th of Jan. We had an absolutely fantastic time even though we spent a whole day without power, a road collapsing at one si