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Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.



Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.



Some of our 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.

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Excellent 5/5 

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Maine et Loire / Saumur

B&B / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £64 / night

£445 - £699 / week

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  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
French holiday, weddings, chateaux, wine, vineyards, loudun, Thouars, Saumur, Chinon, Puy du fou, futuroscope, bioparc, Oiron, cycling,bikes, Bike hire, swimming pool, La Grande Maison, Loire Valley, Chateau, Chenoceaux, parties, wine tours, bikes, France, Gite, B&B  …see more


25 Aug 2014

5/5

"Secluded sanctuary"

We stayed here by default due to the standard( or lack of ) at our previous gite and am so glad we did. Don't be put off roadside because as soon as you go through the gates you are in a secluded san… More


7 Aug 2014

5/5

"A piece of Heaven for the whole family"

We enjoyed a fantastic week at this location due to the amazing efforts of the hosts who have created a tranquil hotel in the heart of the Loire. We stayed in a two bedroom suite that was designed to … More


7 Jul 2014

5/5

"This is a fantastic place to stay."

I cannot say enough good things about La Grande Maison and the owners, Billy (female) and Ben. The hosts were gracious, the breakfast was generous and delicious, and we felt welcomed and comfortable.… More

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Larnaka District / Tochni

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

1 night min stay

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from £57 / night

£398 / week

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  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Vasilikos house is a traditional stone built fully furnished holiday apartment and is located at Tochni village, a small and picturesque village which lies halfway between Larnaca and Limassol towns and only 7km to the beach.  …see more

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Province of Alessandria / Gavi

Castle / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Min stay varies

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Two double rooms, one bathroom. Beautiful wooden floors and fireplaces in both rooms. Balcony over terrace and park view, terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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Province of Alessandria / Gavi

Castle / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Min stay varies

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Two double-rooms; one with direct entrance from main staircase, one bathroom, dressing room, park view, terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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Province of Alessandria / Gavi

Castle / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £140 / night

£979 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Three double rooms - two large rooms with balcony and lovely parkview, one smaller room with fireplace, one bathroom, terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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Wiltshire / Winterbourne Bassett

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Min stay varies

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Bridleways is situated in the heart of the glorious Wiltshire countryside, with panoramic views over the Marlborough Downs and chalk white horse. The village itself is very peaceful and is a perfect base for exploring all that the surrounding area has to offer.  …see more

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Cantabria province / Laredo

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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from £56 / night

£391 - £703 / week

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  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Lovely apartment with aa big terrace south oriented which gives you a perfect view to the Gándara River and the Soba Valley. It has been decorated in a unique rustic style. Apartment capacity 4-6 people, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, full equipted kitchen  …see more

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from £389 / night

£2723 - £5995 / week

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Holiday villa in Buje

Istria / Buje

Villa / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Short stays welcome

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from £389 / night

£2723 - £5995 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This luxury fully staffed villa was converted from an old school house and sits on top of a hill with 360° views over the sea, Motovun and Grozjnan.  …see more

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Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region / Marrakech

Villa / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 16

Short stays welcome

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from £1050 / night

£7350 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Luxury Fully Staffed Moroccan Villa just 4 miles from Marrakech with 7 generous size bedrooms and private heated swimming pool.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Province of Naples / Vico Equense

B&B / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £64 / night

£447 - £2979 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
Charm and relaxation in Sorrento peninsula: a 16th C monastery transformed in a charming manor house. The place could be a setting for a Fellini film. Enthralling view over Sorrento coast. Excellently located for Sorrento (10 km) Pompei (22km) & Amalfi coast (16 km).  …see more


6 Aug 2013

5/5

"EXCELLENT AGRITURISM IN SORRENTO AND AMALFI COAST"

Seven days and six nights in this farmhouse with two children of 10 and 7 years old. We were in the Annunciatta apartment, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge and kitchen, terrace. There was no a… More

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Leiria District / Leiria

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 2

3 Nights min stay

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from £36 / night

£249 - £355 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Centrally Located apartment, walking distance to everything.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Savoie / Les Coches

Ski Chalet / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

6 Nights min stay

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from £47 / night

£329 - £7608 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
BOOK DIRECT WITH SKI-LASOURCE : before committing why not contact us to make sure this is the right property for your personal requirements. CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED IN €. Lovely alpine chalet a stone's throw from Piste, fabulous views and short walk to village. H  …see more


11 Feb 2015

5/5

"" A hidden gem ""

This is without doubt the best catered chalet our group has ever stayed in. We are a party of 12 people from the youngest being 4 and the eldest being 78. This chalet caters for everyone. Our hoasts w… More


7 Feb 2015

5/5

"Amazing location and team"

Highly recommend this Chalet, the chalet itself is great and the nothing is too much trouble for the owners. The food was really good quality and we really didn't need to leave the chalet, apart from … More

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you had such a good holiday. Katie & Myles said to say hi. Looking forward to seeing you again in March! Best regards, Linda & Chris ski-lasource.com


16 Feb 2014

5/5

"Skiing with kids made simple"

A ski holiday with 8 children under five was never going to be relaxing, but Linda and Chris, and chalet hosts Tom and Beth, did absolutely everything to make sure our holiday was as easy as it could … More

Hi there, thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers

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Very Good 4/5 

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Grande-Terre Island / Saint Francois

Villa / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 7

Very Good 4/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £97 / night

£674 - £1064 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
The villas Victorine is located in the residence Fleurs de May. The villas has its own pool and private garden.  …see more


17 Jan 2014

4/5

"Jolie endroit calme"

Très Belle villa bien équipée, superbe salle à manger extérieure à l'abri du vent, piscine juste comme il faut pour se rafraîchir en cas de besoin, dommage que lors de notre séjour de 15 jours… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Grande-Terre Island / Saint Francois

Villa / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 7

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £97 / night

£674 - £1064 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Built in 2007, Villa Eglantine has everything you need for an excellent West Indies holiday under the sun. The villas Eglantine is located in the residence Fleurs de May. The villas has its own pool and private garden.  …see more


2 Apr 2013

5/5

"An idyllic retreat"

If you think the online photos look good just wait until you see it in person - this gem of a place has the best of both worlds; being close enough to Saint Francois but tucked away enough to allow fo… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Peymeinade

Chateau / 14 Bedrooms / sleeps 32

Very Good 4.5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £963 / night

£6738 / week

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  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Unique Bastide and House with Panoramic View. Total Privacy, 2 Pools, Vineyard, Olive Grove, Disability Friendly (Elevator). 9 Bedroom Bastide and 5 Bedrooms in guest house, plus cab anon with 3 bed. Spa, barbecue area and poolhouse. Traditionally Provencal atmosphere.  …see more


16 Oct 2014

5/5

"Breathtaking view in rural Cote d Azur"

This is a great place for a family holiday. It is a lovely house (very large) with a great outdoor area. Two pools - one of them very large so there is room for at least 12-15 guests. We like playing … More


27 Aug 2014

5/5

"Magnificent in Magagnosc, France"

We stayed at the owners smaller home, Petite Castlelet, as we only had a total if 9 family members, two of which were children. The property was better than expected: completely modernized with a beau… More


18 Nov 2013

5/5

"There is no place like Le Castelet - It is unique and special in every way !"

We were fortunate to stay at Le Castelet in Summer 2013 - It did not disappoint.Beautiful,well appointed rooms all with stunning views allow large parties luxury and privacy.The gardens are well tende… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Calvados / Courseulles-sur-Mer

House / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £102 / night

£710 - £1561 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Marvellous home, entirely renovated in 2007, with a XVIIIth century soul. Large garden for children and her parents, seaside town at 3 kilometres. Ideal for families and Perfect for golfers.  …see more


24 Apr 2014

5/5

"A gem in Normandy"

This was a real find. A wonderful spacious 6 bedroomed en suite 19th century house with all amenities and yet historic and interesting. Our hostess was magnificent; a wonderful smart French lady for w… More


6 Jul 2015

5/5

"Amazing house - elegant, warm and welcoming, we loved it!"

Le clos de banville is a fabulous house on gorgeous grounds. We booked it for a family celebration over a long weekend in June 2015 and it surpassed our expectations. The house is beautifully furnishe… More


18 Nov 2014

5/5

"Absolutely lovely and everything was as described"

We rented this house for two weeks during the World Equestrian Games and had 8 friends who came to stay with us. The house is beautifully decorated and well maintained. All of the systems and applia… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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State of Ceara / Fortaleza

House / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £215 / night

£1500 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Beach house with fantastic location only 40 min from Fortaleza International airport. Ocean front property, private, pool, maid service, Transportation to the football matches of fifa Worl cup FREE OF CHARGE FOR 4 PERSONS!  …see more


8 Dec 2012

5/5

"One of our best vacations ever, calm and private, great place to totally unwind"

Vila Soares sits in one of the most spectacularly beautiful beach settings and we just loved it. The area is extremely calm and the 180 beach view form the huge private garden, pool area and outdoor … More


7 Sep 2012

5/5

"Honeymoon in heaven"

We spent our two weeks of honeymoon at this fantastic place - together with our 2 years old daughter. The house is beautiful, and the beach without comparison.. And the luxury to have the meals prepar… More


28 Aug 2014

5/5

"Casa Cinematográfica"

Linda casa. Um sonho. Pé na areia. Tudo muito limpo e organizado. A Rosa e o Toni, os caseiros, foram muito parceiros em tudo. O local é lindo. A lua, a noite, brilha sobre o mar. É encantador. … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Wildschonau / Oberau

Apartment / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Guest House Kirchmayr is a British run guest house self catering apartments with full size kitchens, and B&B rooms with half board option, only 5 minutes walk from the slopes and bus service to neighbouring Neiderau and Aufach. Free use of cable cars, open air pool comp  …see more


10 Jan 2012

5/5

"our most beautiful stay on the Alps"

As a family, we have travelled a lot to the Austrian, Italian and French Alps. Never before had we found such a beautiful and relaxed place to stay. Hotels are nowhere near that. The owner family was … More


26 Jan 2012

5/5

"It was a wonderful alpine vacation"

Мы были в апартаментах Kirchmayr в декабре 2011 - январе 2012. Расположен гостевой дом в живописной небольшой деревень… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Golan Heights / Nimrod

Chalet / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £193 / night

£1347 / week

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  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
At 1125 meters altitude, with unbeatable views, you will find the ideal location for a family or couple vacation. Two secluded cabins fully equipped with everything you need for a perfect getaway. Gourmet home made breakfasts and personal treatment from your hosts.  …see more


12 May 2013

5/5

"Excellent hospitality, amazing view, lovely vacation cabin"

We stayed in Rom 1125 for only one night but it was a truly unforgettable vacation. The wonderful and warm hospitality of the owners was heart-warming and made us feel at home in their fully equipped … More


1 Apr 2013

5/5

"Location, View, the owners attention for details and personal touch."

Unbelievable view 360... Maar-lake, Massade, southern golan heights to the Hachula valley, Naftaly mountains and the Hermon mountain. You would not find a better view and location for traveling the no… More


18 Mar 2013

5/5

"Must be very close to how it feels in Paradise"

My husband and I enjoyed it so much! Diego & Michal see that the even the small details are being taken care of. The view is astonishing, and getting better with a glass of chilled Organic Apple juice… More

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Province of Enna / Enna

Guest house / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

1 night min stay

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from £140 / night

£980 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Tranquil countryside place in peaceful rural setting in the heart of Sicily. This is a wonderful place to relax enjoying the tranquil countryside looking. Spacious and comfortable, this holiday home give you an opportunity for an unforgettable break!  …see more

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