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UK rural retreats (10)

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.


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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.

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Excellent 5/5 

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Suffolk / Shimpling

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £50 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The Cartlodge is a fabulously converted single storey farm building, situated in a courtyard setting with private garden. It is designed to really give the wow factor, sympathetically combining old world green oak beams with high-spec, luxurious contemporary styling. N  …see more


16 Feb 2015

5/5

"Amazing luxury hide away!!!"

My husband and I stayed at the Cartlodge over Valentines 2015. We had an amazing time!!!! The welcome was wonderful fresh oatmeal cookies and wine. The decor so stylish and facilities so relaxing - … More


23 Nov 2014

5/5

"Highly recommended"

We stayed for 4 nights at The Cartlodge cottage. The whole accommodation was absolutely beautiful with open plan living. Kitchen was very well equipped and all rooms were clean, tidy and furnished to … More


2 Jun 2014

5/5

"Stylish, comfortable perfection with a warm welcome."

Cartlodge is a modern, spacious, oak-framed building in a small Suffolk village. We spent four very comfortable nights here. The large barn-like living space contains a very well equipped kitchen a… More

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Cotswolds / South Cerney

Lodge / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Beautiful new England lakeside side lodge with uninterrupted views across a 150 acre lake, large open plan living room,reading snug, kitchen and dinning room. Ideal for fishing, water skiing, wakeboading,dining al fresco, tennis, do as much or as little as you like.  …see more

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Herefordshire / Brilley

B&B / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
New Inn Brilley, once a Pub and an Inn, enjoys stunning views on to the Black mountains and the Brecon Beacons. Beautiful walks right out of the doorstep, on to the Offa's Dyke. Ideally located, for walkers, canoeing, riding, in reach within 5 minutes distance. 5 Miles  …see more

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Excellent 5/5 

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Powys / Llangammarch Wells

House / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £141 / night

£982 - £2000 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 87 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
'The Fron' is a luxury, five-star, Welsh countryside holiday home situated near Builth Wells, enjoying magnificent views. 3 rooms are en suite, with the other two having a large family bathroom next door. There is also a smaller 2 bedroom option at 'Lily-pond Lodge. En  …see more


20 Mar 2014

5/5

"Stunning mansion set into the Welsh hills"

This place really does have the "wow" factor. Driving up the hill to the Fron you won't be disappointed. Sauna, hot tub, log burner, BBQ, widescreen TV - there is a feeling of luxury in this renovated… More

Many thanks for your lovely review. However I just want to clarify that the "summer house" is called Lily Pond Lodge, which sleeps 2, and has to be booked separately to The Fron. It is not automatically included in a booking for the main house - Many thanks


23 Feb 2014

5/5

"beautiful cottage in stunning location"

lovely barn conversion cottage, with all the amenities which make it a home from home. Very clean and spacious. Ideal location for a getaway break with stunning scenery from every window and the hot… More


13 Nov 2013

5/5

"Beautiful house, well equipped, glorious views, especially from the hot tub, the most perfect week"

We really enjoyed our stay at The Fron last week. We had a great holiday, and will return to the house and area in the near future. The house was ideal for two families. We were very impressed with h… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Suffolk / Aldeburgh

B&B / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

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  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Red House is a 16th century farmhouse offering Bed and Breakfast accommodation and is located in the Suffolk Coastal Region within easy access of all main local attractions. Situated in the Alde Valley we are just 3 miles from Snape Maltings, home to the Aldeburgh Music  …see more


9 May 2014

5/5

"As good as the previous stay..."

I visited this b&b last year with my son and it was a lovely break. We went back with my husband too this time and he was also impressed. The room we stayed in was recently renovated and beautifully d… More


1 Jun 2013

5/5

"Family friendly, home from home."

Jill and Neil were welcoming, friendly and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble, not even my 15 year old son! We stayed here for a week during half term. The breakfast was enough to keep you… More


17 Feb 2013

5/5

"Comfortable, homely and conveniently situated."

We were made most welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our 3-night stay in the cosily-furnished double room with its own bathroom. Unfortunately we chose what turned out to be a bitterly cold spell and as … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Wiltshire / Winterbourne Bassett

Apartment / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
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


15 Dec 2012

5/5

"Excellent accomodation!"

Beautiful apartment. Home away from home. Spacious and luxurious. Lin was very helpful and kind. Food in the fridge on arrival, fresh fruit upon arrival. Diswasher much appreciated. WiFi enabled… More


20 Oct 2012

5/5

"Simply the best!"

Set at the foot of the Marlborough Downs, just 4 miles from the Avebury Stone Circle, this apartment is superb and deserves far more than the 3 star rating. There is a small but comfortable lounge wi… More


27 Aug 2012

5/5

"Fantastic place for families with children"

We had a great time here. The 5 acre of manicured lawn was enjoyed by the boys. The white horse of Avebury is visible from the garden. Fresh eggs from the free range chicken in the garden was a bonus… More

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Wiltshire / Winterbourne Bassett

Apartment / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
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

Excellent 5/5 

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Cotswolds / Great Rissington

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £60 / night

£420 - £455 / week

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Key info:

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Luxury self-catering holiday cottage for 2 in the heart of the Cotswolds. Enjoy the peace of our quiet village and explore the heart of the English countryside from your front door.  …see more


20 Sep 2014

5/5

"Great stay in the Costwold"

The cottage was just perfect: small and cosy, charmingly and tastefuly furnished and very well equipped. Everything was spotlessly clean, the bathroom was modern and the shower spacious. The breakfas… More


13 Sep 2014

5/5

"Beautiful Cottage"

Stayed for two nights during September and what a perfect place to stay. Fab cottage with everything you need and with the benefit of peace and quiet. Great Rissington is a lovely village to stay in… More


23 Jul 2014

5/5

"Lovely cottage!"

My husband and I stayed at the cottage for a few nights at the tail end of our trip to the UK in order to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. Chris and Ali were extremely gracious as we had some issues … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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from £40 / night

£279 - £495 / week

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Holiday cottage in Sherborne

Dorset / Sherborne

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £40 / night

£279 - £495 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Tucked away in the quiet hamlet of Stowell in a valley nestled between Dorset's rolling hills. Clare Cottage Stable is ideal for a quiet get away, long country walks and visiting some of Dorset's most beautiful villages and the Jurassic ' World Heritage' coastline. FANT  …see more


8 Mar 2015

5/5

"A lovely Romantic retreat."

We have just had a Very relaxing weekend at the Stables and we can't fault a thing about it. A nice warm welcome from Sarah and her Husband, then shown around the Stables and to be left to settle in a… More

Thank you both for a lovely review, you are such a lovely couple and we really did enjoyed having you...we do hope you will come and visit again soon! Thank you so very much for leaving The Stables spotless, it was a joy to walk in there when you left. I don't think I am supposed to advertise on this response, so I will send the name of the mattress to your e-mail address. Have a wonderful Summer!


15 Feb 2015

5/5

"Romantic Retreat"

My boyfriend and I were looking for somewhere to spend Valentines weekend when we came across The Stables at Clare Cottage. We weren't intending to book somewhere there and then but when we considered… More

Thank you for a glowing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your Valentine weekend at our little hideaway, it is so lovely to hear from our guests that we are getting it right. We shall look forward to seeing you again some time.


21 Oct 2014

5/5

"Amazing & relaxing break!"

Had an amazing stay this weekend in The Stable! The cleanest place I have ever stayed well looked after with a lot of TLC it goes unmissed! Me and my boyfriend could not fault it one bit, had the best… More

Looking forward to see you both again soon, we shall also look forward to welcoming your family next time round! Thank you for a lovely review.

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Wiltshire / Winterbourne Bassett

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

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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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