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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(22) Excellent 

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Bagneres-de-Luchon ski apartment to rent.

Haute-Garonne / Bagneres-de-Luchon

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Totally awesome!” Thoroughly enjoyed our week in this very well catered apartment. We stayed with teenage children for a week's skiing. The apartment is a 10 minute walk from the ski-lift to the ski-station. All shops you need en-route. Everything  …see more

from £32 / night

£218 - £305 / week

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from £32 / night

(29) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“FABULOUS APARTMENT, LOCATION, AND LANDLORDS..........” I stayed in the apartment for 3 weeks and wish it could have been longer. A friend joined me after the first week. You can not beat the location of this absolutely beautiful apartment in this wo  …see more

from £87 / night

£587 - £783 / week

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from £87 / night

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Tropolach ski apartment to rent.

Hermagor / Tropolach

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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(2) Very Good 

17

Holiday apartment rental

Kenmare / Muckera

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Relaxing holiday.” The owners were nice and so was their dog. I liked the goat's and ducks also. The view was amazing and would be nice to live in that area. The property was nice and full kitchen makes it easy to do self catering. I enjoyed time on m  …see more

from £35 / night

£174 - £418 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Very Good 

20

Apartment rental in San Giovanni Bianco

Province of Bergamo / San Giovanni Bianco

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £40 / night

£259 - £315 / week

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from £40 / night

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Talloires

Talloires / Lake Annecy

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£965 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Province of Syracuse / Syracuse

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £48 / night

£318 - £561 / week

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from £48 / night

(7) Excellent 

22

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  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £360 / week

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from £45 / night

(3) Very Good 

23

Baden-Württemberg / Alpirsbach

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment in Salema

Faro District / Salema

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £110 / night

£655 - £875 / week

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from £110 / night

(7) Very Good 

21

Holiday apartment in Dysart

Kirkcaldy / Dysart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Looking Forward to Returning” We spent an enjoyable two weeks here, the flat was clean and very well equipped and had the most delightful view from the lounge window. Having travelled from New Zealand to visit our new grandchild the flat was large en  …see more

from £57 / night

£295 - £440 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Opatija with shared pool

Primorje-Gorski Kotar County / Opatija

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £31 / night

£214 / week

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from £31 / night

(13) Very Good 

20

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 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £35 / night

£174 - £305 / week

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from £35 / night

(2) Excellent 

17

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville / Les Menuires

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £44 / night

£157 - £609 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Average 

19

Drumcong holiday apartment rental

County Leitrim / Drumcong

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£387 / week

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from £61 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Isla Plana

Isla Plana / Mojon Hills Resort

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £35 / night

£240 - £350 / week

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from £35 / night

(20) Very Good 

20

Apartment rental in Rovinj

Istria / Rovinj

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great location” Enjoyed our short 4 night stay in Villa Markiz, although our apartment was not the one pictured, having no separate bedroom, and a view over rooftops rather than the sea view pictured!. The apartment was very clean and well equipped,  …see more

from £122 / night

£853 / week

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from £122 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Caux with swimming pool

Pezenas / Caux

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

from £44 / night

£305 - £718 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Pyrenees-Orientales / Argeles-sur-Mer

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £44 / night

£214 - £380 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Very Good 

31

Holiday apartment in Aups

Var / Aups

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £161 / night

£1100 - £1214 / week

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from £161 / night

(29) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Porthmeor

St Ives / Porthmeor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accommodation in fantastic location” 2 Clodgy View delivers everything you see on the website and more. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, well decorated and very comfortable. The beds in particular! The lounge was spacious and with 4  …see more

from £111 / night

£599 - £1300 / week

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from £111 / night

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Sfruz ski apartment to rent.

Province of Trento / Sfruz

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £75 / night

£522 / week

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from £75 / night

84

Province of Chieti / Roccascalegna

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £70 / night

£235 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Very Good 

16

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Collioure

Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Quiet Clean Apartment with Panoramic Views of Collioure” The apartment is clean and adequately furnished. The spacious balcony is the best feature, and we enjoyed eating breakfast every morning watching the sun rising over Collioure harbour.  …see more

from £66 / night

£457 - £748 / week

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from £66 / night

(5) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment letting

Heraklion Prefecture / Gouves

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary

from £20 / night

£134 / week

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from £20 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Costa Brava / Begur

1 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £140 / night

£696 - £957 / week

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from £140 / night

(16) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Penzance

Cornwall / Penzance

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely first class!” A beautiful, spotless, modern apartment in a gorgeous building with everything we could wish for for a lovely stay. Just a few minutes walk to town so the free parking space was invaluable. We could not have wished for a bette  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

24

Valle d'Aosta / Bard

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £48 / night

£244 - £305 / week

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from £48 / night

10

Barbati holiday apartment rental

Corfu / Barbati

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from £114 / night

£748 - £1305 / week

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from £114 / night

(14) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Gensac

Gironde / Gensac

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £57 / night

£366 - £427 / week

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from £57 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Dorgali / Cala Gonone

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £87 / night

£392 - £1044 / week

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from £87 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Roseland Peninsula / St Mawes

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“well maintained apartment with a fantastic location overlooking beautiful St Mawes” A great location overlooking St Mawes harbour. The living areas are flooded with sunlight and the flat is well maintained. Plenty to see and do in the vicinity, parti  …see more

from £120 / night

£545 - £1295 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Very Good 

25

Holiday apartment in Gouves

Heraklion Prefecture / Gouves

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary

from £20 / night

£134 / week

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from £20 / night

(14) Excellent 

10

Holiday apartment rental

Ceredigion / Aberporth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Tranquility” I would highly recommend this holiday destination, as you will not be disappointed , the apartment is outstanding and the sea view is breath taking , the only disappointment was I wish we had booked for a longer stay, so we will defiantly  …see more

from £85 / night

£545 - £749 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Swanage

Isle of Purbeck / Swanage

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £65 / night

£580 - £750 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Wharf

Mevagissey / West Wharf

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“if carlsberg did holiday rentals....” Excellent location,the apartment is built above harbour wall. Very well equiped, everything you need apart from towels. Modern, clean and a nice size for a couple or family of 3 or 4. Parking underneath building -  …see more

from £100 / night

£399 - £799 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Chessy

Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £53 / night

£405 - £653 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Haut-Rhin / Riquewihr

2 5 7 nights min

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

from £69 / night

£479 / week

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from £69 / night

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Holiday apartment in Poris de Abona

Tenerife / Poris de Abona

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £42 / night

£293 / week

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from £42 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

County Mayo / Westport

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km

from £37 / night

£257 - £431 / week

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from £37 / night

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