Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (159)

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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159 Holiday homes

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(27) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Montchavin

Savoie / Montchavin

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“As fantastic as ever!” We found the same warm welcome, brilliant location, great service and wonderful food as the last 7 or so times we have been. Can't wait to be back!
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from £34 / night

£236 - £9796 / week

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from £34 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday b&b in Mandello del Lario

Lake Como / Mandello del Lario

2 8 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £59 / night

£412 - £1295 / week

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from £59 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Antria holiday farmhouse accommodation

Arezzo / Antria

1 15 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“peace and tranquility” The property is located down a very quiet track in the village of Antria about 5 kms from Arezzo with views over lush woodland and valley. The appartment is one of 5 in a converted farmhouse setting. Whilst we were there we had
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from £59 / night

£412 - £496 / week

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from £59 / night

(5) Excellent 

11

Holiday b&b in Mazan

Vaucluse / Mazan

7 10 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool

from £71 / night

£467 - £3150 / week

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from £71 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Samoens

Grand Massif / Samoens

11 26 7 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“A holiday to remember” We stayed at Chalet Bobeau over the Easter holidays. We were a little worried about booking so late in the season as we thought there wouldn't be much snow. Luckily we didn't have anything to worry about as the snow was the best
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from £215 / night

£1500 - £18600 / week

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from £215 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday riad rental

Fes / Fes Medina

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Wonderful days in Fez” We came for the music festival, so we had 10 days to spend in Fez, in between concerts. And we did! Discovering the medina was lots of fun...but also exhausting. It was always so good to get home and just relax in the silence an
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from £72 / night

£501 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Edakkad

Kannur / Edakkad

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £94 / night

£657 / week

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from £94 / night

(9) Excellent 

15

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Maroni

Larnaka District / Maroni

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“peaceful and relaxing” This is our third time we have spent our holidays at this villa, we come just to chill out in the peaceful and relaxing surroundings. About 40 minutes from Larnaca airport we hire a car as we love driving around visiting the vi
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from £115 / night

£800 / week

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avg. 3 hours 20 minutes

from £115 / night

17

Ski chalet to rent in Haute Nendaz

Nendaz / Haute Nendaz

8 16 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £358 / night

£2500 - £8000 / week

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from £358 / night

(13) Excellent 

7

Fontenay-le-Comte holiday b&b rental

Vendee / Fontenay-le-Comte

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£362 / week

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avg. 2 hours 6 minutes

from £52 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Holiday home in Gwaldam

Uttarakhand / Gwaldam

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £150 / night

£950 / week

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from £150 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Montchavin

Savoie / Montchavin

7 20 1 night min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Very Good 

24

Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Peymeinade

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Peymeinade

14 30 Min stay varies

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Le Castelet is a magnificent place for your dream holiday” Le Castelet is a magnificent place for a relaxed but stylish holiday. We were a group of six families with 12 adults and 12 children ranging from 4 to 16 years of age. The property is so large
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from £709 / night

£5000 - £9584 / week

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from £709 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Aguilas

Aguilas / Marina de Cope

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from £51 / night

£295 - £353 / week

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from £51 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b with swimming pool in Vicchio

Province of Florence / Vicchio

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £211 / night

£1261 - £1471 / week

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from £211 / night

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Holiday hotel apartment accommodation

Zadar County / Vinjerac

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.004 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£306 - £1030 / week

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from £44 / night

(9) Excellent 

16

Samoens ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Samoens

2 8 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £350 / night

£950 - £2450 / week

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from £350 / night

13

Holiday b&b letting

Province of Naples / Massa Lubrense

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool

from £59 / night

£500 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b in Sentjernej

Lower Carniola Region / Sentjernej

3 9 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent Bed&Breakfast in a Slovenian countryside vineyard” We had a two night stay early April. We were the only guests at that time. The large room was comfortable with skylights giving a very pleasant atmophere. The host arranged a dinner at our
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from £29 / night

£200 / week

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from £29 / night

(26) Very Good 

22

Holiday gite in Les Cresnays

Manche / Les Cresnays

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely people, lovely place well equipped Gites” We loved our stay with Helen & Dave, they are the perfect hosts – they came to our rescue when we struck ‘the Gite experience from hell’ and took us in at very short notice. They gave us a warm and fri
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from £51 / night

£274 - £505 / week

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from £51 / night

21

Morzine ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Morzine

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £101 / night

£1177 - £1513 / week

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from £101 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool, tennis court in Cherval

Verteillac / Cherval

6 12 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool

from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

19

Ski chalet to rent in Les Houches

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £358 / night

£2500 - £8970 / week

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from £358 / night

(2) Excellent 

23

Meribel ski chalet to rent.

Les Allues / Meribel

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £800 / night

£5600 / week

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from £800 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Morillon ski chalet to rent.

Grand Massif / Morillon

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Breathtakingly Beautiful area with Amazingly Vast Accommodation” We had heard good things about Chalet Pomet from other visitors, but it still took us by surprise! Much much larger than we had anticipated, and beautifully furnished. Added attraction
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from £857 / night

£5999 / week

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from £857 / night

20

Ski chalet to rent in Morzine

Haute-Savoie / Morzine

18 50 Min stay varies

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £164 / night

£500 - £610 / week

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from £164 / night

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Coin holiday b&b accommodation

Costa del Sol / Coin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

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(3) Very Good 

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Holiday riad rental

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £115 / night

£799 / week

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from £115 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Les Houches

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £500 / night

£1800 - £8500 / week

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from £500 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Samoens ski chalet to rent.

Grand Massif / Samoens

5 14 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“fabulous” We had a wonderful stay here. The chalet is very roomy clean and bright. Only problem was not having access to a washing machine during the summer break( there were 6 of us), otherwise superb. Loved the hot tub. Andy and Liz(owners) very hel
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from £108 / night

£750 - £10610 / week

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from £108 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Belesta holiday b&b rental

Ariege / Belesta

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable B&B in a small pleasant village” We thoroughly enjoyed a week 's stay here. Breakfasts were plentiful and optional evening meals were very good. We had the use of local maps and guide books to help us plan our walks.
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from £47 / night

£299 - £652 / week

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from £47 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Aldeburgh holiday b&b rental

Suffolk / Aldeburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely place to stay” We stayed at this b&b for a couple of nights whilst visiting Aldeburgh (where more family were staying). It was absolutely lovely - very nice room with own bathroom. Plenty of space and very accommodating - we had a 2 yr old an
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(6) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Sumartin

Brac Island / Sumartin

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing and Diving” One of the best place to meet friends and enjoy untouched fantastic nature. We stay here for two weeks and this vacation we will never forget. For all people who looks for a silent place and friendly atmosphere............then c
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from £91 / night

£583 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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B&b rental in Argens-Minervois

Aude / Argens-Minervois

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £194 / night

£1345 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Self catering holiday cottage in Trearddur Bay with golf

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“The cleanest holiday let we have ever stayed in” A cosy little bungalow with absolutely everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Everything is provided and a little welcome pack awaits you as well. The Location is also very good with a short
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from £100 / night

£299 - £849 / week

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avg. 1 hour 4 minutes

from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Les Arcs

Bourg Saint Maurice / Les Arcs

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £200 / night

£900 - £4000 / week

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from £200 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Fitts

Saint James Parish / Fitts

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Edd Tide - heaven on earth!” When I come across an emphatic holiday review on a web site I used to think to myself “come on – it can’t be THAT good…there must have been something that wasn’t quite as perfect as you’re making out?!”. But, now I’ve stay
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from £685 / night

£4795 / week

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avg. 2 hours 28 minutes

from £685 / night

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Enna holiday guest house rental

Province of Enna / Enna

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool

from £240 / night

£980 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Santa Maria de Merles with swimming pool, tennis court

Province of Barcelona / Santa Maria de Merles

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic place!” Stayed at this fantastic place for 2 weeks with a large group (6 families in total). Everything was fantastic, the house and the surroundings. The house seemed to have everything we needed, for both kids and adults, one could relax
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from £421 / night

£2522 - £4622 / week

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from £421 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b rental

Bagni di Lucca / Cocciglia

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly

from £92 / night

£642 / week

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avg. 1 hour 50 minutes

from £92 / night

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