Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (46628)

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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Haute-Garonne / Muret

6 11 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £216 / night

£1509 / week

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from £216 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Acharavi

Corfu / Acharavi

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £102 / night

£707 - £2026 / week

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from £102 / night

(5) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage letting

Aberaeron / Felin Fach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic accommodation in a fantastic location!!” We booked the cottage along with other accommodation at Gilfach to accommodate our large family for my birthday. The cottage is so well equipped we managed to cater for 9 each night (only 5 of us sta
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from £100 / night

£1045 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

45

Holiday home in Marathokampos

Sámos / Marathokampos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £57 / night

£393 - £604 / week

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from £57 / night

(19) Excellent 

20

Holiday villa in Sao Martinho do Porto

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Nice spacious villa in a very convenient location” This is a nice spacious villa with good facilities for a relaxing family holiday. Nice garden area with child's play area, table tennis and darts. Great BBQ for al fresco dining in the evening. Locat
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1150 / week

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from £100 / night

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Chinon / Seuilly

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(13) Excellent 

12

Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Great location for access to the fells, valley walks and wanderings through the woods. Log cabin was very clean, warm and good specification. Highly recommended.
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from £43 / night

£300 - £600 / week

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from £43 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Svoronata with swimming pool

Svoronata / Metaxata

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect choice” We were extremely happy with the villa which is beautifully presented and designed. Tony and Margaret met us at the airport, helping us manage the hire car arrangements and transport luggage as well as find the villa. We wondered if it
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from £78 / night

£550 - £1100 / week

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from £78 / night

(8) Very Good 

35

Luxembourg Province / Leglise

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £52 / night

£216 - £337 / week

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from £52 / night

(5) Very Good 

11

Calvados / Cahagnolles

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

from £62 / night

£429 / week

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from £62 / night

(9) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £145 / night

£667 - £888 / week

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from £145 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Holiday home with golf nearby, tennis court in Prendergast

Haverfordwest / Prendergast

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” A beautiful location and fantastic place to stay - high standard of accommodation and very welcoming hosts - the kids absolutely loved it. We will be back.
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1800 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Holiday bungalow in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £100 / night

£430 - £850 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

18

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Callao Salvaje

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £81 / night

£565 - £1070 / week

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from £81 / night

(7) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Estreito de Camara de Lobos

Madeira / Estreito de Camara de Lobos

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £26 / night

£182 - £363 / week

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from £26 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday gite in Cantobre

Aveyron / Cantobre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£440 - £738 / week

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from £44 / night

(19) Excellent 

12

Home rental in Ludlow

Shropshire / Ludlow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Mr” Really nice and well equipped house. Clean and tidy. Close to the town centre where there are some lovely shops, pubs and restaurants. Really convenient location. Would definitely recommend a stay here and would love to return sometime
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from £90 / night

£420 - £450 / week

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from £90 / night

(38) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Fludir

South Region / Fludir

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic place - extraordinary country” I highly recommend this house to everyone who wants to visit south of Iceland. Location in Fludir is very convinient - it is very central to major attractions in the south of Iceland (within circle of 2h drive
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from £207 / night

£1035 - £2552 / week

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from £207 / night

(8) Very Good 

21

Westerham holiday apartment rental

Sevenoaks District / Westerham

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Home from Home” Beautiful accommodation, clean and spacious with great facilities. Far enough away from the main road to allow peace and quiet but close enough to all links to not be isolated. The owners are incredibly friendly and helpful without b
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from £55 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Holiday home in Shillelagh

County Wicklow / Shillelagh

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Very clean and good value for money.” We all had a fantastic time staying at this property. Close to other towns, so not a long time driving. We would defiantly stay here again or recommend this property to family and friends.
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from £87 / night

£432 / week

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from £87 / night

(8) Excellent 

41

Anghiari holiday villa rental

Province of Arezzo / Anghiari

7 12 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“My family and I don't generally go back to places, but this was our second stay at Villa Seccarille and yes, it's a wow.” My family and my parents stayed at Villa Secarille ten years ago and we all finally managed to get back there in August '16. It
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from £358 / night

£2500 - £4500 / week

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from £358 / night

(7) Excellent 

13

Exford holiday cottage rental

Exmoor National Park / Exford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Friendly Spot” Gorse is a comfortable cottage just right for 2 and of course the dog. It has everything you need in a self catering holiday. The farm animals and dogs are very friendly and all took to our dog the sheep lambs and goats accepted us and
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from £60 / night

£260 - £370 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

23

Cottage rental in Stamford

Stamford / Aunby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant weekend at a first class cottage” We were greeted on arrival by the owners Kaye & Richard and shown round their lovely Clematis Cottage. The property was even more attractive than the photos on the website, warm, welcoming and extremely comf
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from £140 / night

£600 - £125000 / week

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from £140 / night

(17) Excellent 

20

Holiday barn in Langonnet

Morbihan / Langonnet

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

from £55 / night

£350 - £910 / week

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from £55 / night

(24) Excellent 

20

Log cabin rental in Simpson Cross

Pembrokeshire / Simpson Cross

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful, peaceful little get away” A lovely little cabin located on a farm peaceful tranquil with only the bull in the field next door company it's really nice and a good base to explore the Pembrokeshire countryside.
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from £55 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £55 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Grande-Terre Island / Port-Louis

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £41 / night

£285 / week

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from £41 / night

(28) Excellent 

25

Villamartin holiday apartment rental

Orihuela / Villamartin

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Lovely place and very happy that we was able to stay here last minute and graham was very polite and helpful
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from £30 / night

£130 - £290 / week

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from £30 / night

(3) Very Good 

16

Clifton Hampden holiday studio rental

Oxfordshire / Clifton Hampden

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £80 / night

£550 / week

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from £80 / night

(63) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage in Lincoln

Lincolnshire / Lincoln

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“so much more” what a fantastic few days away so much more than expected can't wait to book again all the homely touches made out stay so special
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from £75 / night

£450 - £480 / week

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from £75 / night

(43) Excellent 

22

Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“A great get-away in stunning countryside” Comfortable cottage with everything you could want. Lovely views and cosy log stove for wet winter days.
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from £57 / night

£275 - £412 / week

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from £57 / night

(38) Excellent 

21

Silloth holiday apartment rental

Cumbria / Silloth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place” Booked this at short notice and Lorna was very flexible and welcoming. Superbly kitted out, spotless, comfortable and private with excellent wi-fi and SKY TV in a superb location virtually on the seafront at the charming resort of Sil
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from £50 / night

£270 - £350 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Province of Palermo / Cefalu

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £29 / night

£130 - £914 / week

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from £29 / night

(11) Excellent 

21

Gracciano holiday cottage rental

Montepulciano / Gracciano

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Really worth staying!” My partner and I spent a glorious week this spring at agriturismo Il Salarco surrounded by vineyards and idyllic rolling countryside. The owner, an English lady called Laura, made us both feel really welcome, was fabulously know
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from £69 / night

£380 - £1776 / week

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from £69 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Monbazillac

Bergerac / Monbazillac

12 25 7 nights min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A dream come true” We had the most wonderful experience at Les Grands Chenes. We held a very small wedding with family and friends (hailing from Australia, USA, and Denmark). Our wedding was a dream thanks to the beauty and charm of the villa and be
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from £418 / night

£2923 - £5432 / week

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from £418 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Dalfaber

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great location” My family and I, had a great stay over the Christmas week. The cottage is really warm even with the snow down. Well equipped kitchen. And comfortable beds. You can walk into aviemore main strip in about 10 mins and you also have some s
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from £35 / night

£245 - £650 / week

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from £35 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Kommetjie holiday villa rental

Cape Town / Kommetjie

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place and Location” Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to deal with. Mist Mornings
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from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Brithdir holiday manor house rental

Dolgellau / Brithdir

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“A place to rest between the hill and the sea” This is the third time I have been lucky enough to stay at Plas Hen. We go there with friends, sometimes as a lads weekend, and sometimes with partners. The adventure starts as you crest the high pass on t
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from £193 / night

£890 - £1600 / week

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from £193 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in St Quentin les Chardonnets

Flers / St Quentin les Chardonnets

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £35 / night

£238 - £371 / week

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from £35 / night

22

Madeira / Calheta

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £26 / night

£182 / week

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from £26 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Mahe Island / Anse Royale

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

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