Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (27895)

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

27,895 Holiday homes

Filters applied: Fireplace

(21) Excellent 

13

Loire Valley / Chinon

1 4 1 night min

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

from £62 / night

£393 - £482 / week

Book View

from £62 / night

(7) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Bleadon

Weston-super-Mare / Bleadon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever” This cottage (Apple tree Cottage, Bleadon, Weston Super Mare), was totally fabulous. The cottage exceeded all expectations we could gladly have stayed there forever and if I won t
…see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £619 / week

Book View

from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

22

Bellefontaine holiday gite rental

Manche / Bellefontaine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £35 / night

£225 - £375 / week

Book View

from £35 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

La Rochelle holiday farmhouse rental

Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Farmhouse was a comfortable, peaceful hideaway for our R&R” Nigel and Suzanne made us very welcome again and our stay in the Farmhouse was exactly what we wanted. The house is well appointed with everything we needed for a comfortable holiday and
…see more

from £78 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

Book View

from £78 / night

(10) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage in Masham

North Yorkshire / Masham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Super Cottage & hosts” We had a super holiday at Rowan Cottage, the owners were lovely, a welcome hamper on our arrival was great, the cottage was warm felt home from home, the views amazing and the weather was kind to us, we visited some super place
…see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £575 / week

Book View

from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

10

Holiday cottage in Appletreewick

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Appletreewick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” Excellent accommodation and warm welcome. Beautiful views in a lovely village, a great base for walking and generally exploring the Yorkshire dales. Would definitely recommend and book again.
…see more

from £70 / night

£300 - £510 / week

Book View

from £70 / night

15

Jonkoping County / Holsbybrunn

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £73 / night

£505 / week

Book View

from £73 / night

(25) Excellent 

24

Moelfre holiday cottage accommodation

Anglesey / Moelfre

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Pefect Break at Bryn Meirion” We've just spent a lovely week at Bryn Meirion. The house is surprisingly spacious with everything you could possibly need, right down to the games provided for the kids to play with (& hubby) to keep them off their devic
…see more

from £85 / night

£480 - £760 / week

Book View

from £85 / night

12

Cottage rental in Llandudno

Conwy County / Llandudno

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £90 / night

£550 - £650 / week

Book View

from £90 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Home rental in Azeitao

Setubal District / Azeitao

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
“Cozy spot in Azeitão” Great place, very cozy and confortable. Details to make you feel at home. Highly recommended for a city break, being very close to Lisbon still alows the feeling of escaping to the countryside. Hosts very helpful. To return!
…see more

from £39 / night

£267 - £310 / week

Book View

from £39 / night

(15) Excellent 

18

Holiday bungalow rental

County Down / Newcastle

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Just the perfect location between the sea and the Mournes.” This beautiful, fully modernised property sits at the edge of the inner bay and dunes, with views from the picture windows across the water to Slieve Donard and the cosy fire means its great
…see more

from £125 / night

£800 - £900 / week

Book View

from £125 / night

(14) Very Good 

22

Holiday villa in Vierville-sur-Mer

Vierville-sur-Mer / Omaha Beach

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic view and great location” Really great place, where we (a family of seven) truly enjoyed our time. The beach is no less than fantastic, the place is very interesting and the owners are very helpfull. The house is not new or super modern, but
…see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £1100 / week

Enquire View

from £58 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Holiday barn in Much Wenlock

Shropshire / Much Wenlock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £64 / night

£435 - £865 / week

Book View

from £64 / night

(1) Excellent 

33

Holiday home in Louisburgh

County Mayo / Louisburgh

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £85 / night

£551 - £636 / week

Book View

from £85 / night

(29) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Buckie

Buckie / Findochty

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£300 - £490 / week

Book View

from £75 / night

(15) Excellent 

14

Cottage rental in Portpatrick with golf nearby

Dumfries and Galloway / Portpatrick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £95 / night

£350 - £500 / week

Book View

from £95 / night

(19) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Selkirk

Selkirk / Ettrick Valley

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous cottage!” We had a great time in Bridgend cottage. It had everything needed for a quiet getaway...beautiful countryside, comfy cottage to come back to after walking and near enough to civilisation! The village has no shop so go prepared but o
…see more

from £55 / night

£335 - £360 / week

Book View

from £55 / night

37

Cottage rental in Pittenweem

Fife / Pittenweem

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £130 / night

£875 - £1295 / week

Book View

from £130 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Villefranche-de-Rouergue holiday cottage rental

Aveyron / Villefranche-de-Rouergue

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £212 / night

£1480 / week

Book View

from £212 / night

14

Ait Ben Haddou / Tamedakhte

10 25 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £15 / night

£93 - £142 / week

Book View

from £15 / night

33

Dordogne / Monestier

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool

from £94 / night

£416 - £1687 / week

Book View

from £94 / night

(29) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage in Lisnarick

County Fermanagh / Lisnarick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Child friendly
“Really enjoyed our stay” We had a lovely time during our stay at Archdale Cottage. Marie, the owner was very helpful from our booking to our departure and beyond! The house is perfect for young children in a nice quiet location. A five minute drive fr
…see more

from £40 / night

£230 - £416 / week

Book View

from £40 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Home rental in Bagnolo Piemonte

Province of Cuneo / Bagnolo Piemonte

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £62 / night

£428 / week

Book View

from £62 / night

(13) Excellent 

7

Holiday cottage in Isle of Lewis

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Lewis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£340 - £500 / week

Book View

from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Agia Paraskevi

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“We stepped off the spinning world and re-discovered ourselves” The Villa exceeded our expectations, the location and the views are to die for we spent many hours on the roof terrace just watching the world go buy. Rush hour consisted of 6 cars leaving
…see more

from £70 / night

£500 - £750 / week

Book View

from £70 / night

(34) Excellent 

46

Ski home to rent in High Burnside

Aviemore / High Burnside

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Excellent, Hot-tub & Pizza oven were two great additions . The holiday house itself had everything we needed and more.
…see more

from £113 / night

£785 - £2300 / week

Book View

from £113 / night

(9) Very Good 

22

Holiday cottage in Brantome

Brantome / Saint-Crepin-de-Richemont

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A place to unwind and relax and get away from it all” The house is lovely and big with lots of games, dvd's and loads of books all in English to read while you are there. The pool is lovely and was well used for the week that we were there as we had g
…see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £1295 / week

Book View

from £122 / night

(18) Excellent 

24

Home rental in Achiltibuie

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Achiltibuie Quinag Cottage” Lovely cottage in a lovely location. Very well-appointed with everything we needed. The village store is only 2 doors away and incredibly friendly too. The owner's information was very helpful in advance and also they hav
…see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1000 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

(32) Excellent 

20

Holiday barn in Melplash

Bridport / Melplash

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous Roe Barn” Spent another fabulous time at Roe Barn in Dorset. The accommodation was outstanding as last year. Hope to return very soon.
…see more

from £93 / night

£414 - £1129 / week

Book View

from £93 / night

(33) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Trory Bay

Enniskillen / Trory Bay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Cosy, neat and has all the amenities you would need. Great place!” We stayed at the cottage house garden around Christmas time and what a great place it is. Denis had the place looking very nice for us and even had Christmas decorations set up which s
…see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £370 / week

Book View

from £35 / night

(32) Excellent 

18

Holiday cottage rental

Brecon Beacons National Park / Sennybridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect in every way - A dream cottage” What a dream cottage! The perfect getaway to beautiful brecon. We booked two nights in September, Tuesday and Wednesday, to celebreate my boyfriend's 23rd Birthday. We were absolutely delighted with the location
…see more

from £160 / night

£895 - £1500 / week

Book View

from £160 / night

(79) Excellent 

17

Holiday barn in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great place for a group catch-up” As the group of us are getting closer to our 30s, and with life taking over from fun, it's always difficult to get everyone together in once place. Little Upton was a great opportunity to do this. The property is fant
…see more

from £295 / night

£1995 - £3145 / week

Book View

from £295 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Cottage rental in Kersey

Suffolk / Kersey

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Location...location...location.” My wife and I, along with another couple, stayed for the month of July at Cressland by the Splash. The owners, Louise and Pascoe, could not have been nicer; greeting us with a generous welcome basket, keeping us supp
…see more

from £259 / night

£798 - £1465 / week

Book View

from £259 / night

(35) Excellent 

28

Farmhouse accommodation in Elgin

Moray / Elgin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous house perfect setting” Loved the house perfect for a family get together the rooms are so cosy and kitchen is perfect for all the family to enjoy. Loved the amazing big bathroom could have stayed in there all day. The setting is amazing to w
…see more

from £115 / night

£700 - £995 / week

Book View

from £115 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Home rental in Macerino

Province of Terni / Macerino

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Own with nature!” First of all we were overwhelmed by the beautiful nature driving 10 km by car from Acquasparta on a narrow way inbetween the mountains and the forests in an unhabited world.Finally we saw Macerino situated high on the rocks showing i
…see more

from £50 / night

£297 - £526 / week

Book View

from £50 / night

(69) Excellent 

19

Holiday home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing!” Had an absolutely fantastic time in this lovely house. There were 13 of us celebrating 21st, 50th and 80th birthdays and what an ideal place to do it. Plenty of room for us all and everything we needed to celebrate in style. Loved the huge c
…see more

from £225 / night

£900 - £1700 / week

Book View

from £225 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Villa rental in Santarem with swimming pool

Santarem District / Santarem

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £46 / night

£318 - £700 / week

Book View

from £46 / night

(7) Excellent 

20

Ski chalet to rent in Grindelwald

Grindelwald / Kirchbuhl

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Superb on all counts” A lovely, well thought out chalet in a great location. Comfortable beds, clean and beautifully presented. Ideal for teenagers but layout may not suit very young children as lots of stairs which may prove slippery. Helpful manag
…see more

from £385 / night

£2800 / week

Book View

from £385 / night

(34) Very Good 

12

Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“NYE” Lovely place, really nicely kept and great access for walks and a local pub. Lots of places in the local area to visit as well. Hot tub is great and warm. Thank you Sarah.
…see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

Book View

from £55 / night

(13) Excellent 

12

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Polgooth

St Austell / Polgooth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A cottage for all seasons - just perfect!” Honeysuckle cottage really is perfect. It is beautifully appointed, in a wonderful location and the owners couldn't be more attentive in their efforts to ensure you have a lovely stay. It certainly exceeded
…see more

from £50 / night

£400 - £1025 / week

Book View

from £50 / night

1