Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (20344)

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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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Saint-Pierre

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £64 / night

£445 - £509 / week

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from £64 / night

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Province of Ascoli Piceno / Grottammare

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £68 / night

£339 - £933 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Morbihan / Quiberon

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £64 / night

£339 - £594 / week

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from £64 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Belmullet

County Mayo / Belmullet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £85 / night

£382 - £509 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment in Agia Efimia

Cephalonia / Agia Efimia

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £30 / night

£330 - £550 / week

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from £30 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Sovereign Harbour North

Eastbourne / Sovereign Harbour North

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic appartment” My Mum and i had a weekend away in this appartment in November and the location was fantastic for us, a short walk to the marina restaurants and retail park and a bus ride into the town centre. The appartment itself was clea
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from £100 / night

£550 - £825 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Cinque Terre / Vernazza

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £51 / night

£314 / week

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from £51 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £59 / night

£337 - £379 / week

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from £59 / night

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Grande-Terre Island / Saint Francois

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £37 / night

£261 - £753 / week

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from £37 / night

(13) Very Good 

27

Holiday apartment rental

Fornells / Playas de Fornells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful location” This apartment suited us perfectly; close to the pool and the beach, fabulous views from the terraces, lovely safe gardens and easy to walk to some great, friendly restaurants. We spent the first week exploring the island, and th
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from £60 / night

£375 - £775 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Baden-Württemberg / Europa Park

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Very Good 

12

Les Menuires ski apartment to rent.

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville / Les Menuires

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £29 / night

£200 - £1200 / week

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from £29 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £28 / night

£149 - £276 / week

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from £28 / night

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Apartment rental in Laugharne

Laugharne / Brook Nr Pendine

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ask about pets
“Great location, lovely hosts, lovely accommodation” This is a family run holiday rental in a great location. Quiet and relaxing but within easy reach of popular Pembrokeshire towns such as Saundersfoot and Tenby. The holiday rental is separate from t
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from £45 / night

£300 - £360 / week

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from £45 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Montriond ski apartment to rent.

Morzine / Montriond

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment” We stayed here in the summer and were really happy. The rooms were spotless and well equipped with modern appliances. Nevil was great at communicating and making sure we had everything we need. Worth noting it's in the attic so i
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from £67 / night

£467 - £1778 / week

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from £67 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Belluno / San Pietro di Cadore

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 140 km
  • Child friendly

from £102 / night

£712 / week

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from £102 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Porth

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £98 / night

£395 - £1695 / week

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from £98 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Svoronata with swimming pool

Svoronata / Metaxata

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect choice” We were extremely happy with the villa which is beautifully presented and designed. Tony and Margaret met us at the airport, helping us manage the hire car arrangements and transport luggage as well as find the villa. We wondered if it
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from £78 / night

£550 - £1100 / week

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from £78 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Vaujany

Isere / Vaujany

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £150 / night

£650 - £1320 / week

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from £150 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Trento / Passo del Tonale

2 7 Min stay varies

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

from £43 / night

£297 - £1424 / week

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from £43 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Westport holiday apartment rental

County Mayo / Westport

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £60 / night

£382 - £852 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Les Allues / Meribel

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £356 / night

£2204 - £3221 / week

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from £356 / night

24

Sao Martinho do Porto holiday apartment rental

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£245 - £545 / week

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from £35 / night

(17) Very Good 

13

Le Chambon sur Lignon holiday apartment rental

Haute-Loire / Le Chambon sur Lignon

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £51 / night

£236 - £379 / week

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from £51 / night

(4) Excellent 

10

Holiday apartment in Fowey

Cornwall / Fowey

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £71 / night

£495 - £1185 / week

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from £71 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Kalkan

Kalkan / Kalamar

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Poolside@Manzara villas” Just returned from a very relaxing break at poolside. The apartment is perfect, a home from home, everything we want in a holiday rental and more. This apartment, pool and surrounding terrace is finished to a great standard an
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from £43 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £43 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Newby Bridge

Lake District / Newby Bridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask about pets

from £170 / night

£780 - £990 / week

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from £170 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Bad Goisern

Upper Austria / Bad Goisern

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £34 / night

£170 - £297 / week

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from £34 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / Central Playa de Las Americas

1 4 7 nights min

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

from £37 / night

£250 - £467 / week

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from £37 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated
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from £31 / night

£217 - £500 / week

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from £31 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Estepona

Costa del Sol / Estepona

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely spacious apartment with everything you need for a holiday” On a quiet complex with secure gated access to the grounds and to the underground car-park this spacious ground floor apartment with direct access to the pool has everything we needed f
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from £60 / night

£400 - £630 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Es Pujols holiday apartment rental

Formentera / Es Pujols

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £65 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £65 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Taormina holiday apartment accommodation

Province of Messina / Taormina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“A Pearl in the hills over the Ionian Sea (Sicily)” We spent 2 weeks at this delightful specialty guest house in the hills above the beautiful Ionian Sea. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like family by Debora and Salvo and their beautiful d
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from £45 / night

£318 - £678 / week

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from £45 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz / El Rincon

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful apartement with pool and spectacular garden” My husband and I spent 2 weeks at this wonderful apartement. There is a big garden and avocado plantation. Although it was january we could swim at the pool. The apartement is very nice, it looks
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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

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Estepona holiday apartment rental

Costa del Sol / Estepona

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool

from £85 / night

£345 - £595 / week

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from £85 / night

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Apartment rental in Mullins with shared pool, golf nearby

Saint Peter Parish / Mullins

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Route de la Plagne

Morzine / Route de la Plagne

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely little flat” Hi We have just came back from Morzine. The flat was a perfect location. 5 minutes walk to the plenty lift and all the bars and restaurant are walking distance away. We were a group of four adults, the couple had the bedroom and
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from £80 / night

£699 - £2599 / week

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from £80 / night

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Low Head holiday apartment rental

Tasmania / Low Head

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £134 / night

£651 / week

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from £134 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Gap of Dunloe

Killarney / Gap of Dunloe

2 4 2 nights min

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

from £111 / night

£475 - £636 / week

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from £111 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Stoke Fleming

Dartmouth / Stoke Fleming

2 4 2 nights min

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

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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from £79 / night

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