Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (41331)

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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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Houffalize

Luxembourg Province / Houffalize

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £69 / night

£414 - £582 / week

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from £69 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Espagnac holiday boathouse rental

Correze / Espagnac

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £121 / night

£845 - £1087 / week

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from £121 / 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

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool, golf nearby in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

Royan / Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £78 / night

£475 - £647 / week

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from £78 / night

(6) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Milltown holiday home rental

County Kerry / Milltown

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly

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from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / night

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Guest house rental in Eger with tennis court

Heves County / Eger

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £44 / night

£259 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Massouri

Kalymnos / Massouri

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Sublime” Aegan Village Beach appartment definitely added to our brilliant climbing holiday. The big terrace to chill out on with direct access to the beach and within walking distance of shops/bars/restaurants is a welcoming luxure after a day in the
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from £84 / night

£586 / week

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from £84 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bamford

Hope Valley / Bamford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely lovely” Stayed here with a group of friends recently for a winter warmer. What a lovely cosy friendly place to stay. Fantastic spacious apartment which was lovely and clean. Located close to a pub with great food and not to far from all the
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from £70 / night

£425 - £790 / week

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from £70 / night

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Eaux-Bonnes holiday studio rental

Pyrenees-Atlantiques / Eaux-Bonnes

Studio 5 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £39 / night

£272 / week

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from £39 / night

(20) Excellent 

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95

Holiday cottage in Penmachno

Snowdonia National Park / Penmachno

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden

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from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(86) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“What a welcome!” We stayed here as a family group of 6 adults and a Labrador for a birthday get together. The house is immaculate: very well equipped- down to plenty kindling and logs for the wood burner. The back garden and hallway provided a secure
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from £120 / night

£595 - £1595 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kodaikanal

Dindigul District / Kodaikanal

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £31 / night

£193 / week

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from £31 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stockland

Honiton / Stockland

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
“Hidden Gem” Cosy cottage set in beautiful surroundings and perfectly equipped. It felt like home instantly ,especially with the wonderful welcome from our lovely hosts Steve & Angela. Really reluctant to write this review as so want to keep this hidde
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from £42 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £42 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Salema

Faro District / Salema

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £53 / night

£375 - £775 / week

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from £53 / night

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Cottage rental in Loddiswell

Devon / Loddiswell

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£392 - £567 / week

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from £56 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Eskdale

Lake District / Eskdale

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £217 / night

£1115 - £2295 / week

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from £217 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Uppingham holiday home rental

Rutland / Uppingham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“What more could you want from a hen?” With 7 bridesmaids, 1 heavily pregnant and a couple who are not big on the drinking scene, I really struggled to think of a hen event that would satisfy everyone. We stayed at the Pinfold for the weekend and I cou
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from £840 / night

£5600 / week

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from £840 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Meidrim

Carmarthen / Meidrim

6 13 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful place to stay” We were made to feel really welcome, and our accommodation had everything and more you could want whilst away on holiday. The Cow shed has been lovingly converted! Beautiful detail. Would recommend to any large family gr
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from £139 / night

£675 - £1550 / week

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from £139 / night

(1) Very Good 

9

Holiday gite in Balleroy

Calvados / Balleroy

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £52 / night

£238 - £315 / week

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from £52 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Sidmouth

Devon / Sidmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect Peaslands” The house has been extended and with the open-plan groundfloor gives excellent accommodation leading to a small outside area for dining and relaxing. All equipment and facilities provided,along with cookbooks. The house is in a grea
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from £50 / night

£325 - £775 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Very Good 

23

Gite rental in Cilaos

Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Cilaos

2 10 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £18 / night

£259 - £1345 / week

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from £18 / night

9

Home rental in Vals-les-Bains

Ardeche / Vals-les-Bains

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £73 / night

£509 / week

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from £73 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Clohars-Carnoet

Finistere / Clohars-Carnoet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£222 / week

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from £52 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Apartment rental in Wasdale Head

Cumbria / Wasdale Head

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£420 - £575 / week

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from £70 / night

(22) Excellent 

23

Holiday home in Blairgowrie

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“We are loving it. . . . Can we please move in!!” We are part way through our stay and we love it here. No need for photos or long explanations, this house is exactly as it says on the tin with cherries on top!! Beds are so comfy, the whole place is sp
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from £140 / night

£980 - £1400 / week

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from £140 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Belford

Northumberland / Belford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“beautiful lodge in ideal setting” very comfortable and spacious.great living area plenty of room so not on top of each other.well equipped kitchen.lovely touch with fresh flowers and cava much appreciated.owner called to see if everything was ok and o
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from £75 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

35

Holiday home in Dingle

Dingle Peninsula / Dingle

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £129 / night

£900 / week

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from £129 / night

(17) Excellent 

45

Holiday home in Camber

Rye / Camber

6 14 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Amazing” Never write reviews but we booked the ark for a surprise birthday weekend for my mums 60th birthday. There was plenty of rooms which catered for all our needs. A great place to spend quality time with family
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from £330 / night

£1750 / week

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from £330 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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

(40) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“An amazing oasis of style and comfort” From a non-descript, narrow street you step into a wonderful space. It is clean, well maintained and very well equipped. It is also incredibly spacious. Upstairs the high ceilings and skylights add to this sense
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

16

Avalon Beach holiday studio rental

Pittwater / Avalon Beach

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km

from £93 / night

£344 - £868 / week

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from £93 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Santa Eulalia del Río

Ibiza / Santa Eulalia del Río

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

Certificate of Excellence

from £80 / night

£600 - £1500 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday home in Sosdala

Skane County / Sosdala

5 13 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £67 / night

£435 - £905 / week

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from £67 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Home letting in Coniston

Duddon Valley / Coniston

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Puddleduck House, Coniston” The house is situated close to all village shops , pubs and bus stop . Rooms are well fitted and decorated, with a modern bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped and conveniently laid out. Outside, the garage will take tw
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from £90 / night

£395 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday apartment in Rothbury

Northumberland National Park / Rothbury

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £45 / night

£315 - £475 / week

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from £45 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool in Sainte-Anne

Grande-Terre Island / Sainte-Anne

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£242 - £393 / week

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from £35 / night

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Holiday apartment letting

Savoie / Villaroger

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £37 / night

£259 - £345 / week

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from £37 / night

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Home rental in Jueterbog

Brandenburg / Jueterbog

6 14 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £414 / night

£2897 / week

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from £414 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Lytham St Anne's holiday home rental

Lancashire / Lytham St Anne's

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £75 / night

£525 - £1350 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ranua holiday log cabin rental

Lapland / Ranua

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £82 / night

£509 / week

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from £82 / night

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