Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (20366)

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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Holiday apartment rental

Olhao / Fuseta

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Car not necessary

from £35 / night

£245 - £385 / week

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from £35 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Saalbach-Hinterglemm holiday apartment rental

Salzburg Region / Saalbach-Hinterglemm

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Unbeatable value in well equipped studio” The apartment is small but exceptionally well equipped. We were 4 grown men and we thoroughly enjoyed our week in the apartment. What it lacks in flooorspace it makes up for in a really cosy atmosphere. The  …see more

from £44 / night

£281 - £561 / week

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from £44 / night

(7) Excellent 

6

Holiday apartment in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

2 3 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£250 - £435 / week

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from £80 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous, spacious and central accommodation” Once again enjoyed our annual stay in St Andrews with friends. This was our first time at the Boot Room and would definitely stay here again. It is a spacious, bright and welcoming accommodation. It had ev  …see more

from £130 / night

£700 - £970 / week

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from £130 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Piran holiday apartment rental

Slovenian Istria / Piran

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly

from £84 / night

£586 / week

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from £84 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / Parque Santiago 2

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“perfect apartment” Great apartment great location with a salt water pool and a great inexpensive pool bar.The air conditioned apartment was perfectly furnished and had a good modern kitchen. I will be back  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £1200 / week

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from £122 / night

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Ardeche / Privas

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £68 / night

£423 / week

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from £68 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Saint-Martin-de-Belleville / Les Menuires

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £44 / night

£156 - £604 / week

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from £44 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Chatel

Abondance / Chatel

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Chatel Family Ski” Appt is just a 5-10 min walk below the town, which at least means you get get to stretch your muscles after a days skiing before you hit the bars / restaurants and then it's a nice descent back at the end of the night! Apt is spaci  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £1200 / week

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from £75 / night

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Haute-Corse / Ghisoni

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £41 / night

£281 - £388 / week

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from £41 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Banyalbufar holiday apartment rental

Majorca / Banyalbufar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £47 / night

£324 - £899 / week

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from £47 / night

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Holiday apartment in Makry-Gialos

Lasithi Prefecture / Makry-Gialos

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £38 / night

£284 / week

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from £38 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Zell am See ski apartment to rent.

Zell am See / Zellermoos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“A great place in a great location for a winter holiday.” Beautifully appointed and very comfortable apartment with fantastic south facing views catching the afternoon sun. Very well located for the Zell am See and Kaprun ski areas both downhill and cr  …see more

from £88 / night

£600 - £930 / week

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from £88 / night

(25) Excellent 

18

Apartment rental in St Ives with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Excellent location and furnishings.” We stayed in St Ives for New Year, it was a great success all round. The apartment is well located for the town and is very well furnished to a high standard. Everything that you need is available. Having on site p  …see more

from £80 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Very Good 

15

Basque Country / Ainhoa

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £63 / night

£242 - £449 / week

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from £63 / night

(13) Very Good 

24

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Collioure

Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Paradise found” We fell in love with Collioure and our apartment felt like home from home....so spacious and well equipped.The pool was just beside us and was so well maintained by the gardien.This is a quiet complex and seemed to have lots of hill w  …see more

from £78 / night

£475 - £819 / week

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from £78 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Cansaulim with shared pool

Cansaulim / Cansaulim

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful welcome and stay in a lovely clean spacious apartment” We were warmly welcomed by savio and Cynthia, staying in a spacious wonderfully clean and well stocked apartment,everything one could think of, welcome pack, soaps etc. the swimming pool  …see more

from £25 / night

£140 - £180 / week

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from £25 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Corse-du-Sud / Olivese

1 3 Min stay varies

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

from £104 / night

£604 / week

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from £104 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Gap of Dunloe holiday apartment rental

Killarney / Gap of Dunloe

2 4 2 nights min

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

from £108 / night

£475 - £647 / week

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from £108 / night

24

Morbihan / Damgan

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £44 / night

£199 - £475 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £48 / night

£250 - £388 / week

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from £48 / night

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Apartment rental in Ansedonia with golf nearby

Orbetello / Ansedonia

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £65 / night

£453 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in St. Wolfgang

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Beautiful apartment, great location, friendly and helpful hosts” This is a beautifully furnished apartment in the centre of St Wolfgang - ideally located. A short walk to the ferry, church, cafes, and a slightly longer one to the mountain railway. You  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 - £1680 / week

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from £140 / night

(21) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment rental

Rhondda Cynon Taff / Aberdare

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £42 / night

£220 - £430 / week

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from £42 / night

(4) Excellent 

18

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

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bourton-on-the-Water

Cotswolds / Bourton-on-the-Water

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Perfect place to stay” We stayed here in late November, and we enjoyed our stay very very much. The apartment was very clean and well equipped and very well decorated. It was located perfectly to drive around the beautiful Cotswold, and very close to  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 / week

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from £65 / night

(44) Excellent 

17

St Leonards on Sea holiday apartment rental

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Superior accommodation provided by accommodating hosts.” Great location near the sea and train station and bus routes. Our hosts went out of their way literally and figuratively to make our four-week stay into a memorable winter getaway. The apartm  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £695 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in San Siro

San Siro / Acquaseria

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“It felt as if we were headed to the fantastical beauty of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books!” The property we stayed at in San Siro, in the Lake Como area was one of the highlights of our wonderful stay in Italy! Lake Como is so beautiful, and we w  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Padstow

Cornwall / Padstow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
“Cosy” It has been so nice to come back to The Police House after a few years away. And what an improvement! Really comfortable & compact, near enough to the shops but also far enough away not to be bothered by the crowds...& the dogs love it! Lovel  …see more

from £55 / night

£270 - £520 / week

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from £55 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Cumbria / Whitehaven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent well appointed cosy apartment with lovely views.” Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cosy and very comfortable. Easy to access and beautiful views. Collection of keys was straightforward. All we needed when visiting family. Will book again.  …see more

from £70 / night

£380 - £580 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Nerja with shared pool

Nerja / Capistrano Playa

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £69 / night

£363 - £854 / week

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from £69 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cala Llonga

Ibiza / Cala Llonga

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment, great view” A well equipped and comfortable apartment. The complex has a great number of amenities on site and is in a resort that is convenient for getting anywhere on the island within 45mins, give or take....it is well worthwhile g  …see more

from £36 / night

£246 - £515 / week

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from £36 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Amarante holiday apartment rental

Amarante / Chapa

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Good Stay” Nice central location not far from Porto and a good base to explore the north of Portugal and its historical cities, sites and mountain regions.  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £330 / week

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from £40 / night

(16) Excellent 

15

Holiday apartment rental

Barmouth / Mawddach Estuary

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £115 / night

£460 - £1120 / week

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from £115 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

East Lothian / North Berwick

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect house and location” Great house for a large group. Plenty of space for 10 adults and the view is amazing. Very well equipped for self catering. Beds are flexible and very comfortable. Would highly recommend the house.  …see more

from £220 / night

£1100 - £1500 / week

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from £220 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Faro District / Vila Real de Santo Antonio

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £37 / night

£259 - £539 / week

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from £37 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Machico holiday apartment rental

Madeira / Machico

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £31 / night

£233 - £414 / week

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from £31 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Gibbes holiday apartment rental

Saint Peter Parish / Gibbes

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £151 / night

£800 - £960 / week

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from £151 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Sliema

Island of Malta / Sliema

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £71 / night

£522 - £1005 / week

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from £71 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Hadfield holiday apartment rental

Glossop / Hadfield

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect!” My boyfriend and I were trying to book a last minute get away to the Peaks and after searching through hundreds of cottages and hotels, we came across Alison's apartment. . On arrival Alison welcomed us and showed us everything we needed to  …see more

from £63 / night

£455 - £476 / week

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from £63 / night

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