Rural Escapes - Exceptional Self Catering Houses in areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales, Cumbria and the Greek Island of Syros.


    SAMPSON'S CAVE - Our river was featured in Mortimer and Whitehouse "Gone Fishing" Christmas 2021
    BBC Two - Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, Gone Christmas Fishing 2021

    PONT FAEN highlighted as one of the top 10 cottages in the UK - Tatler April 2021 

    MOUNTAIN COTTAGE - The Guardian January 2021 - 30 UK Holiday Cottages to book now for summer 2021

    CARREGFELEN - Tatler January 2021 - "To see this house on a June evening is enchanting: roses running wild, candles blazing and, of course, those mesmerising views. A true midsummer night's dream"

    SYROS - The Guardian Travel March 2021 - 10 of the best crowd-free Greek Islands

    If you would like a chat about any of these extraordinary houses then either call or email me. 
    07903 864357 / 01636 650081

    COVID  Terms - Although we hope that this awful virus will be a distant memory 2022, in the event of there being a government lockdown restricting travel, then we will either amend your dates or reimburse your deposit. However, we are unable to take personal circumstances into account and suggest that our guests purchase a travel insurance policy which covers Covid-19 

    Rural Escapes are 5 star, hand picked, self catering luxurious houses and cottages set on private Estates in areas of Outstanding Beauty in Snowdonia, the Eden Valley in Cumbria, the Eastern Algarve and on the unspoiled the Greek Island of Syros.


    All of these houses offer seclusion and luxury and guarantee the perfect "get away from it all" holiday.   We love all things local and independent and seek quirkiness and creativity.  We can arrange a surprise for your special celebration, offer catering if required and our aim is for you to leave the hustle and bustle of daily life behind you.

    Carregfelen, Tyn Llech, Y Boncyn, Pont Faen and Hebog Bach nestle on the Wern Estate which runs between Porthmadog and Criccieth on the Llyn Peninsula.

    Mountain Cottage is a rustic retreat in the hills above Pwllheli with views towards Cardigan Bay.  

    Glasfryn Fawr sits majestically on the private Glasfryn Estate which was the childhood home of Clough Williams-Ellis

    Sampson's Cave and Abbot Moss are on the private Lazonby Estate on the edge of the River Eden in Cumbria's unspoiled Eden Valley.

    The spectacular Manoir in the Eastern Algarve is new to Rural Escapes.  

    Evangelini and Manna Farmhouse are exquisite houses on the Greek island of Syros.


    See  for further details on the houses on the Wern Estate 

    See Abbot Moss Rural Escapes ( 

    Abbott Moss

    See for further details on Glasfryn Fawr

    See  for further details on the houses on Syros.

    See for details on the Manoir


    We look forward to spoiling you in our exclusive houses.

    Telephone: 01636 650081 or 07903 864357

    email address:

    Sampson's in Cumbria
    Sampson's in Cumbria

    press to zoom
    Sampson's Cave
    Sampson's Cave

    press to zoom
    Abbot Moss
    Abbot Moss

    press to zoom
    Sampson's in Cumbria
    Sampson's in Cumbria

    press to zoom