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.
Podere Costarella is a farmhouse in the heart of the Tuscan countryside , specifically in Radicondoli. Located in the area of Chianti , the farmhouse has four apartments surrounded by nature , a swimming pool and a restaurant serving traditional Tuscan dishes. …see more
Large, open kitchen with aga, roll top copper bath, romantic mezzanine bedroom, real fires and log burners, large vaulted ceiling Master bedroom with adjoining roof terrace for early morning breakfast or a bit of night time star gazing, 3 acres of land and gardens. Voted one of the best places to stay in Cheshire 2013!
Casal de São Pedro is an ideal haven for families. In the summer offering plenty of entertainment within its walls as well as opportunities to keep busy or quiet surroundings includes hidden retreats and walkways. …see more
Large , Private garden
Near to Polzeath and Rock.
7 bedrooms, 3 large reception rooms.
Table tennis shed.
Children safe, private and secure.
Farrow and Ball decoration almost throughout.
Box hedge parterre. …see more
A stylish self catering house in the Sicilian countryside,with large swimming pool, perfect for large groups. Tenutta Don Rugerro is beautiful old olive oil farm with large pool sleeping 28 in 11 bedrooms, in the Sicilian countryside of the Palermo region
A 1000 euro returnable security deposit will be asked for by the owner. …see more
Restored Andalucian FARMHOUSE can be rented on a self catering basis as a 3/4 or 5 en-suite bedrooms . In all cases the farmhouse will be for the sole use of the tenant. Offering a large terrace with views to the countryside and private pool. Tranquil rural location.
Available for free at Finca Amorosa: wireless internet, wood for the Log Fire and a Welcome Pack. …see more
Manor Farmhouse comprises of three buildings. The main farmhouse is a traditional 15th Century thatched timber framed property sleeping 7 guests along with 2 other characterful properties: Stable Cottage sleeping 6 guests and The Barn sleeping 5 guests. The perfect end destination to meet with family and friends in very tranquil and relaxed surroundings. …see more
Florence and Siena as other cities located a few kilometers, can be the destination of interesting tours and culinary tours to taste Tuscan specialties.
This environment is an excellent choice for those who, like you, looking for privacy and tranquility! …see more
Spacious and charming properties, with traditional fireplaces, beams and stone walls and attic style bedrooms. Ideal for families seeking relaxation. Only a short drive to the beach.
Ideally placed to visit vineyards, beaches, markets, or go sight seeing. …see more
Beautiful farm house set in rural countryside, fully modernised yet retaining old features. Close to golf course and great local pub. Ideal for family get-togethers. on the same site is a cottage that sleeps 6 and a one bedroomed cottage that is wheel chair friendly. …see more
This beautifully located farm villa with large swimming pool, is situated in an olive grove with lovely views of the surrounding mountains.
Only a short walk to the nearest well stocked mini market, tennis courts and small cafe/bar.
Saturday to Saturday not essential.
This lovely farmhouse featured in interior design magazine is situated on a grade one listed river for salmon and trout fishing in a very rural, quiet and friendly hamlet. Equidistant from the Atlantic and the Mountains it is an all year round holiday destination. This is a charming house in a rural position with maximum privacy, private swimming pool and all comforts. …see more
*Cosy winter breaks around the woodburner * Wonderful mountain views * 100 acre farm * Away from any roads * Big private gardens * Large bathroom * Free Wifi * Wooden Playhouse * Childrens toys & books * Tyre Swing * Lots of Wildlife * Great winter walking* * 5 mins drive from a village with shop, butchers, fish & chips, pubs serving food * 25 mins from the M50 * …see more
La Germainiere is a magnificent honey coloured stone farmhouse peacefully set in unspoilt rural Normandy. It has six bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. The beautiful gardens lead to a private heated 10m pool on the lower lawns. Close to quiet sandy beaches. Full central heating and open log fire. WiFi internet access. Outdoor dining and games room. …see more
Beautifully situated old stone farmhouse with large pool and flower filled garden.Surrounded by orchards and vineyards -and with far reaching views over rolling countryside. Close to restaurants and vineyards amid the
medieval towns and villages of this unspoilt area. New high quality conversion of old farm house-but retaining antique charm. Warm welcome guaranteed. …see more
This beautifully restored old stone Shepherds house provides a comfortable, traditional and relaxing home, perfect for holidays with friends and family. Full of character, within its own verdant & peaceful grounds with a private pool. Slow down and relax…Home from home. Traditional fully equipped family home located just outside a hilltop village and only 20km from the beach! …see more
f you are looking for an 'away from it all' yet close to lots of amenities property, then Dove Farmhouse is the perfect place for you to come and relax.
Located on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, you are close to many of the great places to visit all within an hours drive. …see more
Characterful Farmhouse, Heated Pool, Sleeps 10, Luxurious, Newly Re-furnished, Large Gardens, Swing Set and Slide, Trampoline, Petanque Court, Gazebo, BBQ, Outside Dining, Child Friendly, Large HD TVs, Freesat, Blu-ray, Fast WIFI, perfect for sightseeing in Provence. Luxury and Privacy. If you want that perfect holiday in Provence, look no further! …see more
Central Location, less than 1 hour from both Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports. Golfing within 3 miles. A quiet rural setting within easy reach of all main Scottish Cities. Option to turn your holiday in to something different and try Polo. Individual and group lessons available. …see more
Excellent location for large family holiday. Own private driveway well away from road so safe for children to play and private for guests. Well behaved pets welcome - we have several large paddocks, a wooded area and a stream all available for the use of guests. Change over day is normally Saturday but if requested we can be flexible if bookings allow. …see more
Laval, perfect for families, is a charming golden stone farmhouse, perfectly suited to outdoor living with its large partially covered courtyard and swimming pool. In a rural setting, it is surrounded by the vineyards of the southern Beaujolais, 30 minutes from Lyon. …see more
The main house is spacious, comfortable and well furnished with large kitchen diner, 3 double bedrooms, 2 kids bedrooms and the cottage comprises one spacious double and one single bedroom , shower room, living room and kitchen, perfect for grandparents or teenagers Gualdo, is a small medieval hill top village surrounded with rolling countryside and spectacular views. …see more
Beautifully restored traditional farmhouse with private pool and covered terraces. Conveniently located for many historic towns and also several airports. Spacious, traditional farmhouse immersed in wine and olive country with much to explore. …see more
Farmhouse recently restored in 2009 with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. (South East facing) Just 3km from the Medieval town of St Antonin Noble Val with shops bars restaurants and markets.
Relax on the Terrace or around the pool.
Outside is a landscaped garden and large patio area with beautiful steps down to the large swimming pool. …see more
"The Harvest Moon" holiday house, is a Tuscan country mansion with a spectacular pool overlooking the boundless valley. The whole property is available for more comfort and privacy. The whole property is available for more confort and privacy. …see more
A fabulous location, nestling at the top of a valley in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with views across St Davids and out to sea from Porthclais harbour.
Spacious & stylish residence, elegantly designed and meticulously equipped to be a home from home.
Dramatic coastline, sandy beaches, historic cathedral and stunning wildlife are all on the doorstep. …see more
Achnahanat is a family friendly holiday cottage in a tranquil location with fabulous, wide ranging views across the River Oykel. An outdoor enthusiasts paradise, it is the perfect base for exploring the Northern Highlands with easy access to both east and west coasts. Furnished to a high standard, Achnahanat also has an enclosed garden. This is a piece of rural heaven. …see more
Activity or relaxed break? Large farmhouse - own secluded pool & terrace near the Gironde estuary beaches & relaxed restaurants of Meschers & St George. (self contained Gite also available - see listings) . Royan, Saintes, La Rochelle & Cognac are nearby. water sports are available at Royan plus Fishing,Golf,Tennis,Tree climbing, cycling & horse riding nearby …see more
Le Regnac is so light and airy - so refreshing and comfortably furnished and superbly equipped. Nestled in a secluded hamlet very near Riberac with stupendous views of the countryside, the villa has 3 bedrooms - the master bedroom has a queen size bed with an en-suite bath and shower and separate dressing room, a double bedroom and a twin-bedded room sharing a separate family bathroom with walk in shower. Cosy, comfortable, homely - this farmhouse has everything. Retaining its original stone walls, the villa comprises a unique opportunity for friends and families to share together in this peaceful idyllic setting for that well -earned, relaxing home away f …see more
A Hidden Gem.
Nestling under the local beauty spot of Helman Torr.
Walk for miles without the car. - Saints Way, Lanhydrock estate, Helman Torr Nature Reserve.
Easy Access to Cornwall beaches and attractions
5 Bedroom Luxury Accommodation
Enclosed Gardens NEW FOR AUTUMN 2013 - Home Cinema for those cosy nights in.. …see more
A farmhouse in Umbria with many traditional features of a rural home. It has been furnished with every modern convenience too – the cotto tiles and beamed ceilings sit comfortably with the modern, well equipped kitchen and the living room with its wide screen TV. …see more
An historic and charming collection of farmhouse and cottages, giving you a great value and fantastic experience of living in the real and rural part of inland Spain whilst being close to facilities and beaches.
A stunning place for groups and large families to unwind. A gated pool for safety and dry river walks all add to the experience to this charming holiday home.
Escondite is a cosy Traditional rural farmhouse to relax in after a day of adventure with friends or family in Spain with plenty to do in the surrounding area or somewhere to simply relax, enjoy the peace and quite on a romantic break away in the Spanish Hills The catered option means no cooking or cleaning throughout your stay. Quick email to us to enquire. :) …see more
6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms 3 ensuite
2 sitting rooms
Large dining room
5 TVs and DVD
Wii, ipod dock, CD
Hot tub, croquet
Stable for horses
2 Village pubs …see more
The views are splendid - the sea to the south, Mt Etna to the north east and wild and natural countryside to the west. The sun shines from sunrise to sunset by the swimming pool and the covered terrace is ideal for al fresco dining. …see more
Self catering ,Luxury restored Gascon style Farmhouse.Sits in peacefull rual countryside. PRIVATE POOL and patio, set in mature gardens.. excellent area for Artist's ,Golfers,and Boating activities.
SPECIAL 2014 TOUR de FRANCE only 6mins from this property July 25th …see more
Climatized villa with swimming pool, wi-fi,and TV with Sky channels, offers relax and fun at only 7 miles from Siena. The Count Filippo Fiorentini, English speaking will welcome you with a good glass of wine, in his villa. …see more
Spacious farmhouse with lots of original features. Lovely garden, especially during June and July. Big private pool great for diving and lengths, with a shallow section for toddlers. Lusignac village and restaurant an easy walk. Brantome and Aubeterre nearby. …see more
Hayston House, Luxury Self Catering Farmhouse near St Andrews in Fife, Scotland.
Welcome to Hayston House, our fabulous holiday home in Fife. This is an ideal base for a family get together, short break or, for the golfer, with St Andrews, the 'home of golf' just a few …see more
Our farmhouse in Aillac is a spacious, stone farmhouse offering comfortable accommodation for a holiday rental for up to 11 people in 4 bedrooms. The 10m by 5m private swimming pool is fully terraced and alarmed and is for your exclusive use. Secluded and private grounds and pool. Outdoor dining for 12. Sun loungers for 8. …see more
A charming traditional stone house with a private swimming-pool located on the outskirts of the village of Kritou Terra, near the holiday beach resort of Polis. The restored farmhouse enjoys complete quietness and privacy, with the nearest house over 250m away. Rates include a free car with comprehensive insurance and free airport transfers to/from Pafos Airport. …see more
This stunning farmhouse is situated in a 10,000m2 estate with its own mature orchard with beautiful views of the limousin countryside whilst perfectly located just 25 minutes south of the historical and vibrant city of Limoges. Receive a 10% discount if you book more than 6 weeks prior to your arrival date. …see more
A stylish holiday retreat for family or group of friends. A stunning spacious period farmhouse with full size pool 10x5 or exclusive use. Surrounded by vineyards in typical rolling French countryside of the Entre deux Mers,your perfect holiday home.
Sleeps up to 8. …see more
Beautifully renovated 4/5 bedroom farmhouse/barn conversion. Sleeps up to 8. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the lovely Pays d'Auge area of Calvados. Splendid isolation and breathtaking views yet only a few miles from the nearest market town. Beautifully renovated 4/5 bedroom farmhouse/barn conversion. Sleeps up to 8. …see more
Beautiful 3 bedroom, rural farmhouse nestling high in the hills of Tuscany. Sleeps 6/7, with en-suite shower rooms and private pool. The perfect destination for a tranquil, restful holiday with spectacular views and privacy. The private pool is a safe distance from the house and is reached by steps lined by lavender bushes. …see more