Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (28324)

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.

View larger map

Also consider

Luxury Villas
2,684 properties
Coastal Cottages
222 properties
Pet Friendly Cottages
27,095 properties
Romantic Breaks
3,207 properties
Group Holidays
17,143 properties
Log Cabin Holidays
238 properties
Rural Retreats
12,438 properties
City Breaks
8,475 properties
Holiday Cottages
17,239 properties
Villas in Spain
11,248 properties
Villas in Tenerife
707 properties
Gites in France
8,131 properties
Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
2,983 properties
London Holiday Apartments
941 properties
Florida Villas
905 properties
Villas in Ibiza
349 properties
Villas in Portugal
4,126 properties
Villas in Turkey
2,202 properties
Villas in Malta
455 properties
Lake District Cottages
940 properties

No dates Enter dates for accurate prices -

Adults, Children

Enter dates for more accurate prices

Payment Protection
To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. We can’t protect your payment if you don’t pay through us. Learn more

28,324 Holiday homes

Filters applied: Fireplace

16

Holiday guest house rental

Lot / Livernon

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£453 / week

Book View

from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

28

Holiday villa in Pera

Faro District / Pera

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“So relaxing & friendly , can't wait to return” We stayed 12 nights here , the villa is immaculate and very comfortable , just as it looks in the pictures . There was plenty of everything in the villa and it was equipt for lavish family meals if you
…see more

from £74 / night

£518 - £4311 / week

Book View

from £74 / night

(48) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage rental

New Forest / Cadnam

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Comfortable cosy cottage conveniently located for exploring the New Forest” A lovely stay with my mother and family. It was nice to have a few essentials provided on our arrival so we could wind down from our journey with a cup of tea. The house was w
…see more

from £115 / night

£720 - £810 / week

Enquire View

from £115 / night

16

Abergavenny holiday home rental

Monmouthshire / Abergavenny

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £605 / night

£1465 - £1890 / week

Enquire View

from £605 / night

20

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Castiglioncello Bandini

Province of Grosseto / Castiglioncello Bandini

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £364 / night

£2544 / week

Book View

from £364 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Brampton

Cumbria / Brampton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Pricing unknown

Book View

Pricing unknown

11

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Agios Stefanos

Mykonos / Agios Stefanos

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £569 / night

£3983 - £7966 / week

Book View

from £569 / night

21

Cottage rental in Somerford Keynes with golf nearby

Cotswolds / Somerford Keynes

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £155 / night

£615 - £955 / week

Book View

from £155 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

Pamporovo ski apartment to rent.

Pamporovo / Stoikite

3 9 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful apartment, excellent value for money” Just returned from a great skiing holiday in Bulgaria. The impressive apartment was beautifully appointed, clean and spacious with loads of natural light in the open-plan living area. We also rented the
…see more

from £69 / night

£483 / week

Book View

from £69 / night

19

Lefkada holiday villa rental

Lefkada / Lefkada

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£863 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 25 minutes

from £130 / night

(10) Excellent 

22

Bakewell holiday home rental

Peak District National Park / Bakewell

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £250 / night

£1700 - £2250 / week

Enquire View

from £250 / night

(27) Excellent 

42

Holiday home with shared pool, golf nearby in Benalmadena Pueblo

Benalmadena / Benalmadena Pueblo

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mrs” This was a lovely urbiniation lovely pool the townhouse had everything you needed spacious and clean only 5-10 minutes up to pueblo benalmadena
…see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £700 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 44 minutes

from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Maheri

Chania Prefecture / Maheri

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“This delightful Villa exceeded all expectations” This Villa which has undergone a complete refurbishment is wonderful and of a high standard in every respect... the decor, bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, living /dining area with patio and spa.Complete
…see more

from £87 / night

£578 - £750 / week

Book View

from £87 / night

16

Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Matraia

Province of Lucca / Matraia

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

Pricing unknown

Book View

Pricing unknown

(2) Very Good 

18

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Los Romanes

Vinuela / Los Romanes

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£700 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Villa rental in Colmurano

Province of Macerata / Colmurano

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £432 / night

£2587 / week

Book View

from £432 / night

9

Ottery St. Mary holiday cottage rental

Ottery St. Mary / East Hill

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £175 / night

£700 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 40 minutes

from £175 / night

(18) Excellent 

7

Holiday cottage in Winchcombe

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic cottage so clean everything provided and fabulous location” Great central location cottage is beautiful, very clean and well equipped. Owners were so helpful when booking and helped recommend places to eat. Lovely garden to sit out in. I
…see more

from £90 / night

£390 - £490 / week

Enquire View

from £90 / night

(46) Excellent 

14

Lodge rental in Nercwys

Mold / Nercwys

5 12 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great family getaway” Very clean and homely. Spacious and ideal for large family getaway. We enjoyed the views and garden. Highly recommend!
…see more

from £160 / night

£1120 - £1960 / week

Enquire View

from £160 / night

20

Holiday home in Dingle

Dingle Peninsula / Dingle

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £59 / night

£411 / week

Book View

from £59 / night

(2) Very Good 

12

Holiday home in Ilfracombe Harbour

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £78 / night

£546 / week

Book View

from £78 / night

(33) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy

Gwynedd / Dyffryn Ardudwy

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“The ideal accommodation for a wonderful family holiday.” Ty'n Y Clawdd is a lovely Welsh cottage that has been modernised to a very high standard but totally in keeping with the character of the place. It is very clean ,comfortable and well maintained
…see more

from £100 / night

£360 - £950 / week

Enquire View

from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Holiday cottage in Crantock

Cornwall / Crantock

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £59 / night

£410 - £1870 / week

Enquire View

from £59 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Apartment rental in Acquasparta

Province of Terni / Acquasparta

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

Pricing unknown

Book View

Pricing unknown

(2) Excellent 

20

Cottage rental in Domfront

Domfront / La Baroche sous Luce

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage in the country.” Lovely cottage in picturesque countryside. Had breakfast in the garden in lovely sunshine. Local shop had great croissants and French breads.
…see more

Pricing unknown

Book View

Pricing unknown

16

Holiday villa in Serranova

Carovigno / Serranova

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

Pricing unknown

Book View

Pricing unknown

(32) Excellent 

18

Holiday cottage in Chapel Stile

Cumbria / Chapel Stile

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£495 - £945 / week

Enquire View

from £95 / night

25

Holiday gite in Saint-Cyprien

Dordogne / Saint-Cyprien

3 7 Min stay varies

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

from £130 / night

£897 - £1587 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 19 minutes

from £130 / night

(1) Average 

24

Apartment letting in Corniglia

Cinque Terre / Corniglia

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £95 / night

£669 - £1164 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 9 minutes

from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Dicomano holiday apartment rental

Province of Florence / Dicomano

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £52 / night

£359 - £604 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 3 minutes

from £52 / night

(6) Excellent 

27

Tombeboeuf holiday home rental

Lot-et-Garonne / Tombeboeuf

7 18 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £307 / night

£2145 - £4395 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 42 minutes

from £307 / night

37

Ski chalet to rent in Chamonix Town Centre

Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £594 / night

£4158 - £12884 / week

Book View

from £594 / night

(19) Very Good 

19

Holiday home in Solva

Pembrokeshire / Solva

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“The best view in Solva” A great visit. This area has a great deal of potential for outdoor activity, but even if there were nothing else to do - and 2 days of unremitting rain and high winds forced us to stay indoors for quite a bit, and we were in d
…see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £915 / week

Enquire View

from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Holiday home in Paguignan

Herault / Paguignan

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
“a peaceful summer break” This was a very friendly and comfortable accommodation. There was plenty of space to find solitude for reading, writing, sleeping, etc or to congregate together for social time. The scenery was outstanding and the owners gave
…see more

from £83 / night

£578 / week

Book View

from £83 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Shirwell

Barnstaple / Shirwell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool

from £80 / night

£425 - £1140 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 53 minutes

from £80 / night

8

Ski apartment to rent in Cesana Torinese

Province of Turin / Cesana Torinese

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£906 / week

Book View

from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in St Helens Bay

Rosslare Harbour / St Helens Bay

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £81 / night

£561 / week

Book View

from £81 / night

(14) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

40

Giannoudi holiday villa rental

Rethymnon / Giannoudi

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location guarantees a wonderful holiday” A beautiful place near Rethymno with a magnificent view from the top of the sea and the surrounding area. The house is perfectly divided in one floor and very well equipped. Normally most lacking someth
…see more

Certificate of Excellence

from £156 / night

£1087 - £1509 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 41 minutes

from £156 / night

(6) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

14

Holiday gite with shared pool in Barjols

Var / Barjols

1 4 1 night min

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

Certificate of Excellence

from £65 / night

£375 - £531 / week

Book View

from £65 / night

(4) Very Good 

23

Villa rental in Malaga with swimming pool

Costa del Sol / Malaga

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£695 / week

Book View

from £85 / night

1