Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (147)

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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147 Holiday homes

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(8) Excellent 

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Ubud holiday villa rental

Bali / Ubud

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Heaven” The house is so spacious. The pool is magnificent - you can still do your laps and stay fit (whilst probably overindulging in Bintang and gado-gado). Beautiful, tastefully decorated bedrooms - the artwork was fascinating. I can't recommend thi  …see more

from £233 / night

£1198 - £1537 / week

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from £233 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Ferentillo

Province of Terni / Ferentillo

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 112 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
An elegant country house recently renovated, soberly and carefully furnished. Set into the wonderful nature of Valnerina, there are also a spectacular terrace and a swimming pool where you can admire the wonderful landscape and relaxing among the green nature of Umbria.  …see more

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Otranto holiday trullo rental

Otranto / Diso-Marittima

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Our pajaras are ideal for families with children who have available space to run and great fun for couples wishing to spend a romantic holiday or for the elderly who want to spend a relaxing holiday immersed in nature, breathing fresh air!  …see more

from £76 / night

£755 / week

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from £76 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Holiday guest house with shared pool in Sao Martinho do Porto

Sao Martinho do Porto / Serra das Mangues

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
The domain is situated atop the cliffs and offers beautiful and dramatic views of the inland. If you are looking to enjoy a nice meal with the sound of the crashing waves in the background, to relax and replenish, then this is without question the right address for you.  …see more

from £107 / night

£765 / week

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from £107 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Les Arcs ski chalet to rent.

Bourg Saint Maurice / Les Arcs

5 14 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Alpine chic! Chalet Algonquin sleeps up to 14 guests in five large en-suite bedrooms, plus gorgeous traditional wood and stone interior throughout with Stunning Views of the Vanoise National Park.<br />Two fabulous balconiesAmazing mountain viewsGorgeous bespoke i  …see more

from £840 / night

£6540 / week

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from £840 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

Ubud holiday villa rental

Bali / Ubud

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful villas, excellent service..” We booked both villas for our family gathering in end Sep 2012. The villas were very nice and quiet with beautiful rice field view. Swimming pools were also very clean and we barely felt the chlorin in the wate  …see more

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(10) Very Good 

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Holiday b&b in Tutukaka

Northland Region / Tutukaka

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb accommodation, beautiful location and great hosts!” This beautiful property, far from noise or disturbances, provides luxurious private accommodation in the form of a private wing with large double bedroom, dressing room (with fridge, tea/coffe  …see more

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(2) Very Good 

12

Vatican City holiday apartment rental

Vatican City / Vaticano

2 8 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“We are looking forward to our return vacation to Rome.” Our family enjoyed our stay in Rome. The apartment was clean. I enjoyed breakfast on the balcony. My two children played chase on the balcony while the adults planned the next day. The metro  …see more

from £69 / night

£411 - £1351 / week

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from £69 / night

15

Pierre-de-Bresse holiday chateau rental

Pierre-de-Bresse / Varennes sur le Doubs

17 35 Min stay varies

  • 17 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 35
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beautifully renovated castle in South Burgundy near the famous vineyards of Beaune, named by CNN among top ten best wedding venues/holiday resorts worldwide. 17 bedrooms and bathrooms. Big heated pool, big gardens, children playground with swings and trampoline.<br /  …see more

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Larnaka District / Tochni

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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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
Typical Andalusian finca with many old features, private secure parking, shady vine covered patio, well stocked bar, snacks with Mediterranean cuisine available on request. Electric bicycles can be pre booked. Quality accommodation in charming rural cottage.  …see more

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(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Larnaka District / Maroni

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic holiday, in a property full of Cypriot character.” We had a great week in this characterful village, the hosts are full of local knowledge and helped us get the most of our week. The room was surprisingly spacious, very airy and has all the  …see more

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Sedella holiday villa rental

Province of Malaga / Sedella

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Large detached home down a concrete track (but only 10 minutes walk from the village of Sedella), traffic is almost non existent apart from working mules and the goat herders walking their goats twice a day. 3 double bedroom property set in the Countryside of a typical  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £695 / week

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from £57 / night

(23) 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  …see more

from £58 / night

£405 - £18600 / week

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from £58 / night

21

Studio rental in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Dordogne / Sarlat-la-Canéda

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Romantic and very private luxery accommodation in an old artist's studio situated the large grounds of a magnificent 18thC manor house. Gorgeous stone walls and travertine marble floors, private terrace and parking, stylish decor and beautifully furnished. Stunning  …see more

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(12) Excellent 

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Porto de Pedras holiday home rental

Porto de Pedras / Praia do Patacho

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Patacho beach, a 5 star beach, house with modern architecture located directly on the beach in a fantastic garden of coconut trees delicious regional cuisine. motivated team with strong customer orientation, daily cleaning and security<br />Patacho beach is consi  …see more

from £162 / night

£1130 / week

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from £162 / night

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Rapolano Terme holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Siena / Rapolano Terme

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Podere Capannacce and Torricella are two ancient farms located in the Ombrone valley known since Middle Ages for its abundance of water and its fertility. Torricella is placed over the valley and is only 500 m. far from Capannacce.<br />Torricella is composed by  …see more

from £180 / night

£1112 / week

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from £180 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Kobarid ski b&b to rent.

Slovenian Littoral Region / Kobarid

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ski
Most of all we would like you to feel great, to leave satisfied and to come back again soon.  …see more

from £47 / night

£324 / week

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from £47 / night

(20) Average 

50

Holiday guest house in Busuanga Island

Palawan Province / Busuanga Island

10 14 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Welcome to our Home in Busuanga Island. PierHouse Lodging is located in the heart of Busuanga's Gutob Bay in Barangay Concepcion. For a retreat, for the adventurist diver, for the nature lover. Stay comfort at our newly air-conditioning rooms and enjoy each perso  …see more

from £55 / night

£379 / week

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from £55 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Holiday b&b in Foxford

Foxford / Cloongee

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Salmon fishing on the Moy” My friend Tim and I spent five nights at this beautiful location, set in peaceful countryside on the outskirts of Foxford. Proprietors, Joanne and David, are both keen anglers and were our fishing guides on each of our excur  …see more

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Larnaka District / Tochni

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £73 / night

£479 / week

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from £73 / night

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Segovia holiday b&b rental

Province of Segovia / Segovia

11 38 1 night min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 38
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
La Data is a 4* Rural Hotel with 11 confortable rooms situated in Gallegos, a small town close to Segovia. Fantastic transportation from Madrid and the Madrid-Barajas airport. La Data is surrounded by meadows and forests.Its a great place to rest and enjoy.  …see more

from £60 / night

£430 / week

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from £60 / night

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Alessano holiday farmhouse accommodation

Province of Lecce / Alessano

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Old country house ,it is at 5 km from the sea with beautiful views his old village and the countryside.Surrounded by a large garden and several terraces and patios are ideal for a period of relaxation  …see more

from £43 / night

£43 / week

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Holiday b&b with golf nearby in Civita Castellana

Province of Viterbo / Civita Castellana

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Child friendly
20% discount 30th Dec-2nd Jan. Perfect for parties! An 18th century ancient family mansion. A wide living room endowed with an ancient fireplace, making a stay here even in winter rather romantic. In the middle of the Etruscan territory and 50 km from the Rome centre.&  …see more

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Larnaka District / Tochni

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £48 / night

£330 - £359 / week

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from £48 / night

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Holiday b&b in Casole d'Elsa

Province of Siena / Casole d'Elsa

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Built in an ancient convent of Casole d'Elsa, a medieval village in the heart of Tuscany, 30 km from Siena. Period residence, bedroom suites, breakfast, casole d'Elsa, siena,Tuscany<br />Built in an ancient convent of Casole d'Elsa, a medieval villa  …see more

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Holiday guest house in Bracciano

Province of Rome / Bracciano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Gardens surrounding 4 room villa and 60sq mt studio cottage, access to bio veg gardens and fresh produce. Biking, horses, lake and sea , train to Rome at 15 minutes. Etruscan and agricultural tours. Menditation house also available, massage and hot springs nearby..  …see more

from £86 / night

£513 - £556 / week

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from £86 / night