Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (46666)

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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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Vejer de la Frontera

Province of Cadiz / Vejer de la Frontera

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely in love with this place!” Knowing the area well, I have to say that it is unlikely to find a more comfortable and peaceful accommodation than this one. Sitting outside in the garden next to the lovely pool, the only sounds we could hear cam  …see more

from £130 / night

£863 - £1483 / week

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from £130 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Home rental in Santiago de la Ribera with shared pool

Murcia / Santiago de la Ribera

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely House” A lovely well equipped & homely house in a great location.The shared pool is great if you just want to lounge about which is not busy.Or the roof terrace if you want some privacy & has the sun all day.The front patio is great to have you  …see more

from £50 / night

£290 - £440 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in O Freixo

Province of A Coruna / O Freixo

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“A quiet, comfortable, tranquil holiday in a magnificent rural setting” This is our second visit to this property. We love the area, the wonderful shellfish and the friendly people. Our accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped and we enj  …see more

from £104 / night

£561 - £1130 / week

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from £104 / night

(54) Excellent 

105

Cottage rental in Banham

Norfolk / Banham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Didn't want to leave and cannot wait to return again!” Once again a most wonderful stay, last year we stayed in The Borrowers and we couldn't wait to come back and experience the other cottage, The Bee's Knees. We were not disappointed, once again we  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 / week

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from £110 / 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  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £650 / week

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from £35 / night

(4) Excellent 

22

Killarney holiday home rental

County Kerry / Killarney

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £258 / night

£1724 - £2327 / week

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from £258 / night

(59) Excellent 

20

Holiday bungalow in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Weekend” We had a lovely weekend break at this beautiful property. It had everything we needed and was perfect for my son who is in a wheelchair. Will definitely return.  …see more

from £86 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £86 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien / Sarrola-Carcopino

Studio 2 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £26 / night

£180 - £404 / week

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from £26 / night

(5) Excellent 

14

Holiday cottage in Brittas Bay

County Wicklow / Brittas Bay

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Spacious, well equipped, comfortable house in a fantastic location” We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely holiday cottage. The house was clean, well equipped and spacious. It is in a great location - close to a lovely beach and lots of other touri  …see more

from £62 / night

£432 - £733 / week

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from £62 / night

14

Yonne / Vezelay

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £65 / night

£432 - £1156 / week

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from £65 / night

10

Gers / Marciac

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £76 / night

£342 - £704 / week

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from £76 / night

(22) Excellent 

14

Aylesbury holiday cottage rental

Buckinghamshire / Aylesbury

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, with a warm welcome” We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Manor Farm - the cottage was perfect - pleasant and comfortable, overlooking a lovely garden and on the doorstep of picturesque English countryside. Ra  …see more

from £85 / night

£475 - £650 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Winchelsea

Rye / Winchelsea

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £199 / night

£786 - £1739 / week

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from £199 / night

(6) Very Good 

5

Pas-de-Calais / Wissant

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £69 / night

£225 - £397 / week

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from £69 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Argyll and Bute / Inveraray

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£390 - £610 / week

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from £56 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Portscatho

Roseland Peninsula / Portscatho

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Warm welcoming restful and peaceful cottage in perfect location” I stayed here with my husband and two small children for a week. Instantly felt relaxed on arrival as the village is so peaceful and the cottage so near to beach, shop and pub - ideal wi  …see more

from £65 / night

£275 - £865 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Crayke

Easingwold / Crayke

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Amazing place” Booked the manor for the weekend for my partners 30th! We had such an amazing time! The house and grounds were lovely. We are looking to book again for next summer! I would definitely recommend booking this place!  …see more

from £892 / night

£6244 / week

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from £892 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Bad Goisern

Upper Austria / Bad Goisern

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £31 / night

£156 - £216 / week

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from £31 / night

(11) Excellent 

13

Teignmouth holiday home rental

Devon / Teignmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time. House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £1065 / week

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from £85 / night

(14) Very Good 

13

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Highampton

Devon / Highampton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr kenneth Dunn” Great place clean tidy and very quiet exelent base for fishing and walking pet friendly going back again in summer  …see more

from £41 / night

£223 - £412 / week

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from £41 / night

12

Holiday home in Copacabana

New South Wales / Copacabana

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £241 / night

£1525 - £2135 / week

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from £241 / night

(9) Excellent 

21

Holiday log cabin rental

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful views” We had a brilliant time , there were loads to do althrough you gad to travel to get to them , kids enjoyed themselves weather was fantastic and the views from the cabin were beautiful  …see more

from £87 / night

£388 - £518 / week

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from £87 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Dunkeld

Perth and Kinross / Dunkeld

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Heaven is a place called Craiglush” We had a fantastic stay at Craiglush House beside Craiglush Loch (4 adults, 1 toddler and 2 dogs), The house was perfect with plenty of space, a fully equipped kitchen, dining and two lounge areas. The bedroo  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1190 / week

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from £110 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Lochinver

Lochinver / Baddidarrach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Waterloo House” Enjoying our 7 night stay here in Lochinver. The house is gorgeous, well equipped and very comfortable. It's open plan layout works well for family time. Wish I could have this at home! Lots of essential extras left for use such as toi  …see more

from £125 / night

£750 - £4100 / week

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from £125 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Domme

Dordogne / Domme

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The best ever.” After 40 years of holidaying in various regions of France, we decided 6 years ago that the Sarlat/Domme area was our favourite. This year we stayed at Les tournesols, and were absolutely delighted. The gite had everything we wanted, do  …see more

from £74 / night

£513 - £1720 / week

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from £74 / night

(19) Excellent 

13

Holiday farmhouse in Maurens

Dordogne / Maurens

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Excellent - would recommend!” Great property! Lovely private courtyard, very well equipped kitchen, comfy sitting area with new sofas. Wifi, games and DVD player included. All very clean and beautifully furnished. Very spacious - although there was  …see more

from £82 / night

£281 - £518 / week

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from £82 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Belves

Dordogne / Belves

5 7 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £308 / night

£2156 / week

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from £308 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Vosges / Gerardmer

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £37 / night

£259 - £1466 / week

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from £37 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Sarthe / Le Grand-Luce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£311 - £647 / week

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from £65 / night

(59) Excellent 

21

Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“Large apt” Felicity and Chris are a Lovely couple. Everywhere you look you see the hard work and dedication they've put into renovating this place , that has so much history. It is wonderful how they modernized it but have not taken away the old charm  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Porthtowan

Cornwall / Porthtowan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great locaion” The barn is very spacious and has a good sized patio at the back with rotary washing line which is handy for drying your beach gear and also a good space for sitting out or to let the children play.You sometimes see the cows looking ove  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Witney

Oxfordshire / Witney

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Excellent self catering accomodation can recommend” A short break in a very good barn conversion. Everything about the property was welcoming and the next door neighbour owner was a pleasure to meet. Rooms spacious and spotless - the kitchen well app  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Very Good 

12

Puy-de-Dome / La Bourboule

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£216 - £242 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Excellent 

12

Holiday townhouse in Menerbes

Luberon / Menerbes

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £78 / night

£535 - £949 / week

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from £78 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Valroufie

Cahors / Valroufie

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 240 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Good location for adults or children” Located in the hills about seven miles north-east of Cahors on the edge of the village of Constans. Quiet and tranquil with expansive views to the east and west. Easy access to Cahors (about 15 minutes), the A20 m  …see more

from £69 / night

£371 - £992 / week

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from £69 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Haute-Nendaz

Nendaz / Haute-Nendaz

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous ski chalet - comfortable, cosy and clean.” We had a wonderful week in Chalet Belle Poncke. The chalet is modern but with plenty of Swiss charm. Ideal for a large party / 2 families sharing. Great facilities - the boot room is ideal to leave  …see more

from £150 / night

£850 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Huntsville

Muskoka District / Huntsville

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly

from £473 / night

£4490 - £6166 / week

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from £473 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Spalding

Lincolnshire / Spalding

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Bolthole my name, bolthole by nature” This delightful little property really is a tranquil bolthole in a beautiful countryside location yet within walking distance, or a very short drive, of the village of Pinchbeck with all the essential amenities, i  …see more

from £50 / night

£285 - £420 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Very Good 

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L'Ametlla de Mar holiday villa rental

Terres de l'Ebre / L'Ametlla de Mar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable and spacious” We stayed for a week in Villa ELL, only returning a couple of days ago. The villa is beautiful and contains everything needed for a comfortable stay. It was spotlessly clean. We all enjoyed the pool, mini golf and played pool  …see more

from £180 / night

£1250 - £1350 / week

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from £180 / night

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