Rural and countryside holidays

Hidden in olive groves, close neighbours to sleepy villages and nestled between rolling hills and sweeping valleys, our rural retreats offer couples, families and groups of friends quality time in truly idyllic locations.

From beautifully renovated cottages to hilltop villas and carefully chosen Simpson Hotels in Italy and Greece, our choice of accommodation allows you to make your escape to the country complete – and many come with views you can lose yourself in and lovely gardens. However, we’ve chosen our rural retreats carefully to ensure that, while they may be peaceful and private, you're never too far away from those essential shops and restaurants.

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  • "Arosmari Village Hotel is set in an idyllic location and the gardens and pool are so beautiful. The staff were amazing and so welcoming; they made you feel like family! Susan had great knowledge and was very friendly."

    Mrs Bishop, Arosmari Village Hotel, Crete

  • "The Scented Garden ticked the desired boxes of tranquillity and privacy. The Simpson team were helpful, knowledgeable and very accommodating being both accessible and at the same time discrete. It was a pleasure to have them looking after us with the extra mile they went to make us feel welcome and comfortable."

    Robin & Lili, The Scented Garden, Paxos

  • "Our time on Paxos and at The Herb Garden can only be described as perfect. We simply loved every minute we had there and can’t thank David, our representative, enough. We can’t wait to holiday with you again."

    Simpson Traveller, The Herb Garden, Paxos

  • "What can I say? Great villa, great location, clean, fully equipped, ideal for any family. Jackie was very helpful, always on hand if needed."

    Ann & Dale, Emily's House, Corfu