Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (20326)

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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(19) Excellent 

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Douglas holiday apartment rental

Isle of Man / Douglas

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful apartment in perfect location” Lovely place and landlady, who was a very nice person and easy to make arrangements with. Fully satisfied! Would happily use again  …see more

from £150 / night

£575 - £1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(25) Excellent 

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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

£320 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

14

Rossnowlagh holiday apartment rental

County Donegal / Rossnowlagh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ask about pets

from £48 / night

£235 - £287 / week

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from £48 / night

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Savoie / Flumet

2 6 7 nights min

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

from £35 / night

£244 - £547 / week

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from £35 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Barmouth / Mawddach Estuary

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Best flat in Barmouth” Have been using Bod Idris at Easter for last few years - despite lack of parking facilities, it's a great holiday location. Flats are large, well equipped and comfortable. View is to die for - across the famous Barmouth railwa  …see more

from £95 / night

£425 - £820 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Very Good 

10

Province of Arezzo / Bibbiena

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £51 / night

£522 / week

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from £51 / night

(15) Excellent 

16

Port d'Alcudia holiday apartment rental

Port d'Alcudia / Port Alcudia

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Overlooking marina and five minute walk to the beach, lovely clean apartment” This was our first visit to Alcudia and I am so pleased we managed to book this apartment. Owned by a lovely couple Teresa and Jaime who were more than helpful and welcomin  …see more

from £66 / night

£435 - £870 / week

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from £66 / night

(4) Very Good 

29

Encamp Parish / Pas de la Casa

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £84 / night

£585 / week

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from £84 / night

(10) Excellent 

20

Canton of Schwyz / Schwyz

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £129 / night

£898 / week

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from £129 / night

(35) Excellent 

33

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

(8) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment in Moretonhampstead

Dartmoor National Park / Moretonhampstead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £60 / night

£360 - £480 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Soldeu ski apartment to rent.

Soldeu / Soldeu Village

2 7 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 195 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Superb apartment, great value, great location” Font apartments were great. We had an apartment on the very top floor over looking the mountains. The view was tremendous and the balcony was great for chilling with a beer after a long day on the slopes  …see more

from £74 / night

£518 - £1087 / week

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from £74 / night

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Apartment rental in Urunga with golf nearby

New South Wales / Urunga

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from £122 / night

£848 / week

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from £122 / night

(42) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment with shared pool in San Gimignano

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Stunning accommodation in a fabulous location” Amazing apartment with everything you could need for a reaching haven after a busy day of sight seeing. The views are like paintings and the gardens are beautiful. Mary- Ann is a fabulous host, we had an  …see more

from £194 / night

£1049 - £1533 / week

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from £194 / night

(4) Excellent 

14

Castel San Gimignano holiday apartment rental

San Gimignano / Castel San Gimignano

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £87 / night

£479 - £740 / week

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from £87 / night

(2) Very Good 

23

Holiday apartment in Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer

Cotes-d'Armor / Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“A great apartment in a fabulous location” We had a wonderful week in St Jacut de la Mer. With so many sandy beaches on the doorstep and great amenities in the village, it made for a very relaxing week. The apartment was well equipped, clean and perfec  …see more

from £54 / night

£270 - £631 / week

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from £54 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Croyde holiday apartment rental

Braunton / Croyde

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A perfect place to stay” Modern, spacious and the perfect place for what turned out to be a perfect holiday. The beach is just two minutes stroll away while 10 minutes in the other direction and you you are at restaurants and shops. 4 Point View had  …see more

from £155 / night

£685 - £1375 / week

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from £155 / night

(14) Very Good 

9

Walberton holiday apartment rental

Arundel / Walberton

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Most enjoyable. Just what we required. Thank you very much.” The annex was very well appointed with a wonderful garden. Pete and Meg were extremely friendly and informative about the area. I would not hesitate to recommend you to a quiet, relaxed stay  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Holiday apartment in Alnwick

Northumberland / Alnwick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“A delightful & well-situated apartment that I would happily book again.” This self-catering apartment is a real little gem. It is immaculately presented throughout; exceptionally clean and tastefully decorated. My two young sons and I had a very co  …see more

from £84 / night

£445 - £550 / week

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from £84 / night

(6) Very Good 

9

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

(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 £29 / night

£153 - £283 / week

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from £29 / night

(2) Very Good 

9

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 £93 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £93 / night

(12) Excellent 

20

Apartment accommodation in Cranhill with golf nearby

Stratford-upon-Avon / Cranhill

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Comfortable Home from Home” My wife and I booked 'Little Haven' at relatively short notice for a one week stay to visit and assist relatives with various tasks that had to be done - so not actually a true, 'holiday' visit. We live in Cumbria and had h  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

25

Apartment rental in Burgau with shared pool

Faro District / Burgau

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment located on a beautiful complex” I would highly recommend this apartment. The apartment was excellent, everything you needed,. very spacious and well kept The children loved the indoor pool which was small but clean and heated,  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 - £1125 / week

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from £54 / night

(10) Excellent 

10

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent” Great location, beautiful flat, very clean, well maintained and all essentials provided - town a delight. Marsha (the owner) very helpful.  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Excellent 

23

Pyrenees-Orientales / Cerbere

1 4 2 nights min

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

from £66 / night

£314 - £409 / week

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from £66 / night

(9) Very Good 

21

Puy-de-Dome / La Bourboule

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £44 / night

£235 - £340 / week

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from £44 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Jaffa

Tel Aviv / Jaffa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Exceptional Accommodation in Tel-Aviv Yaffo” We loved this accommodation. We are a family of four and my sister rented the adjacent one bedroom apartment for our family get together, The mosiac floors, high ceilings, comfortable furniture and updated  …see more

from £96 / night

£640 - £1048 / week

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from £96 / night

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Elphin holiday apartment rental

County Roscommon / Elphin

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £30 / night

£207 - £458 / week

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from £30 / night

(11) Excellent 

21

Lauterbrunnen ski apartment to rent.

Jungfrau Region / Lauterbrunnen

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“We will definitely come back - next time for 2 weeks!” We spend a wonderful week in this chalet this August. We were 2 parents and 3 kids (13, 9, and 3). It was perfect in every way - size, shape and location, exactly as you can see in the official si  …see more

from £121 / night

£968 - £1331 / week

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from £121 / 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 £109 / night

£366 - £861 / week

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from £109 / night

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Holiday apartment in Moraira

Moraira / Benissa Costa

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £44 / night

£174 - £522 / week

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from £44 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent well appointed apartment with great views” I have stayed in many apartments around the world and most are of the one bed, one knife one fork type with a bare minimum and a dodgy wifi service. This apartment on the other hand is excellent. A  …see more

from £104 / night

£520 - £906 / week

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from £104 / night

13

Ameland / Buren

2 5 3 nights min

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

from £74 / night

£518 - £579 / week

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from £74 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Cardrona with golf nearby

Peebles / Cardrona

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 48 km
“Lovely Stay” Just returned from Lee Penn. Lovely apartment in an ideal setting. We frequently holiday in the Peebles area and have no doubt we will return to Lee Penn in the future  …see more

from £45 / night

£285 - £360 / week

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from £45 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park / Cortes de la Frontera

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A wonderful relaxing place to stay with wonderful convivial owners” This is a wonderful base to explore the mountains and hill towns of Andalucia. The accomodation was extremely comfortable, especially the beds, and my 11 year old son enjoyed the exp  …see more

from £44 / night

£290 / week

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from £44 / night

(30) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Town Centre, Scarborough

Scarborough / Town Centre, Scarborough

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Child friendly
“A great home away from home” A clean, modern, spacious and cheap apartment is hard to find. But this ticked all those boxes and more. The property is immaculate and was a perfect place to stay. The owner paula went out of her way to make us welcome an  …see more

from £57 / night

£352 - £642 / week

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from £57 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Northumberland / Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect in every way” Elaine couldn't have been anymore welcoming. Lots of lovely touches - milk and butter in the fridge, a tub of sweets for the kids, and the pirate themed games, books and dress up went down a treat with the kids as well. Great l  …see more

from £39 / night

£180 - £412 / week

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from £39 / night

(7) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment letting

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £75 / night

£525 - £900 / week

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from £75 / 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 £109 / night

£479 - £653 / week

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from £109 / night

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