Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (87)

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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20

Holiday castle rental

Province of Perugia / Perugia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Bedroom 1 is furnished with an antique double bed, chest of drawers, and built-in wardrobe with views of the castle courtyard. Bedroom 2 is a large bedroom with views of both the courtyard and the surrounding countryside with access to the balcony having great views.The  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 - £460 / week

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from £65 / night

44

Holiday castle accommodation

Province of Livorno / Venturina

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Castello Gran Duca is a wonderful 16th Century castle in a perfect position enjoying a lovely panorama over the countryside with views to the Elba Island and the sea beyond. This unique ancient castle, once the abode of Leopold II Grand Duke of Tuscany, is in a peacef  …see more

from £1212 / night

£8475 - £16950 / week

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from £1212 / night

18

Holiday castle in Lismore

County Waterford / Lismore

6 13 5 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Glenbeg has been sensitively restored over a decade, preserving its historic value, whilst catering to the needs and comforts of family living. Glenbeg is situated on the maternal estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who visited frequently during his life and wrote some o  …see more

from £426 / night

£2835 / week

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from £426 / night

23

Holiday castle in Thiesi

Province of Sassari / Thiesi

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A 17th century historical building in the heart of Sardinia, in the middle of the Nuraghi towers Valley, at less than one hour by car from Alghero beaches.Thiesi village is well known for its food and cheese, you will be welcome in the cottages, farms and Riding Club.At  …see more

from £25 / night

£170 - £297 / week

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from £25 / night

24

Holiday castle in Capodacqua

Assisi / Capodacqua

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This Umbria luxury castle for rent is located in the countryside of Foligno, near the art towns of Nocera Umbra, Assisi, Spoleto and Perugia. Two National Parks (the Park of Monte Subasio and the Park of Monti Sibillini) and a beautiful lake (Lake Trasimeno) are within  …see more

from £556 / night

£3890 / week

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from £556 / night

(4) Very Good 

64

Holiday castle with swimming pool in Pomarance

Pomarance / Rogheta

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very nice house” Nice house, incredible wiews. The gravel road to the house was a bit bumpy and took a while...If you like a pieceful place and dont mind it take a while to get to the civilization you will be very satisfied with this place.  …see more

from £509 / night

£2373 - £3687 / week

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from £509 / night

49

Holiday castle in Faggeto Lario

Lake Como / Faggeto Lario

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
The Tower Of Palanzo is a construction of the 17. century built on a military outpost of the 13. Century. The Watchtower is part of the castle walls and the only remaining structure of the outpost. The building is a protected monument and under national preservation ord  …see more

from £721 / night

£5043 / week

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from £721 / night

11

Mid Wales holiday castle rental

Ceredigion / Cardigan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Cardigan Castle East Wing / Yr Aden. A chance to stay within an historic Welsh Castle. On 3 floors this castle wing has a unique and stylish boutique style but also many original features. The Castle is a focal point in Welsh history and was home to the first ever Eiste  …see more

from £122 / night

£619 - £1860 / week

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from £122 / night

18

Holiday castle rental

Ardennes / Haybes

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
5 large rooms with private bath each and toilets, the small castle is situated along the river where bikes pass (85 KMS). We also have a restaurant just near to Le Clos Belle Rose,private parties catered for. We speak English. We can use the kitchen if you needPossibili  …see more

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(1) Excellent 

17

Holiday castle rental

Province of Girona / Viladamat

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
This is a Castel builded between the XVI and XVII centuries. At that time it was a fortification of the Empuries Compter, later on it became a farmland and currently is owned by a Catalan family.The place is sorrounded by the beautiful area of Alt Empurdà. From  …see more

from £97 / night

£678 - £848 / week

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from £97 / night

(78) Excellent 

23

Pitcaple holiday castle rental

Inverurie / Pitcaple

13 32 3 nights min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 32
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Really wonderful.” Stayed for the weekend with the family to celebrate my son's 40th birthday. Three generations, ten of us age ranging from 9 to sixties. We were in the guest wing which sleeps ten and was very comfortable. From start of booking to en  …see more

from £2500 / night

£7500 - £15000 / week

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from £2500 / night

15

Vendee / La Chataigneraie

9 15 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £182 / night

£1272 / week

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from £182 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Holiday castle in Pisciano

Gubbio / Pisciano

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
You will have SOLE/PRIVATE use of the entire Palazzo and its grounds. No sharing with other guests!Palazzo Scagliae is a XIII Century listed Castle situated at the summit of a beautiful and peaceful 12 acre private estate in the locality of Pisciano, Gubbio. Su  …see more

from £162 / night

£1128 / week

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from £162 / night

(2) Average 

13

Holiday castle rental

Province of Alessandria / Gabiano

8 16 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
You are very welcome to come and stay at our house, a charming hunding lodge located in the grounds of the 1000 years-old castle, built with the traditional Middle Age style of the area. Unmissable chance for travelers who want to experience how it feels like to live in  …see more

from £355 / night

£2480 / week

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from £355 / night

28

Craobh Haven holiday castle rental

Argyll and Bute / Craobh Haven

17 40 Min stay varies

  • 17 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 40
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Large Country House beside the sea. Ideal for large groups and plenty activities in the area to keep everyone happy. Pet friendly. Large public rooms for guests to relax and socialise.  …see more

from £1750 / night

£12000 - £15920 / week

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from £1750 / night

(6) Very Good 

29

Correze / Argentat

9 20 3 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £339 / night

£2373 - £3323 / week

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from £339 / night

16

Holiday castle in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

East Lothian / North Berwick

7 13 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
LUXURY 5-star private Castle available for private stays, Golf breaks and corporate events.  …see more

from £1080 / night

£7560 - £14910 / week

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from £1080 / night

(20) Excellent 

15

Bansha holiday castle rental

County Tipperary / Bansha

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This lovely old country house, dating from the 18th century, is set in private grounds with mature gardens, backed by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and the famous Galtee mountains. Once owned by General Sir William Butler, the Butlers of Ormond crest is still evident on  …see more

from £721 / night

£3051 / week

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from £721 / night

20

Holiday castle with shared pool in Cazouls-les-Beziers

Herault / Cazouls-les-Beziers

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
Located in Cazouls-lès-Béziers, this well-appointed apartment in a chateau offers a romantic escape for up to 8 happy holidaymakers. This chateau can be rented with a neighbouring property to accommodate up to 14 guests. Inside the house, the lounge is perfect for un  …see more

from £154 / night

£934 - £1878 / week

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from £154 / night

(1) Average 

24

Province of Siena / Poggibonsi

7 12 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £424 / night

£2967 / week

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from £424 / night

4

Cotes-d'Armor / Saint-Brieuc

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 300 km

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from £102 / night

£712 / week

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from £102 / night

13

Mauzens-et-Miremont holiday castle rental

Dordogne / Mauzens-et-Miremont

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chateau Forge du Roy is set in its own 184 acre Estate of unspoilt rural valley for your exclusive use. Perfect for a family holiday, a party of friends, a group with shared interests, or a wedding celebration. In the heart of the Dordogne within easy reach of histor  …see more

from £1500 / night

£6200 - £9500 / week

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from £1500 / night

13

Aveyron / Saint Jean d'Alcapies

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £971 / night

£2111 - £3636 / week

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from £971 / night

13

Holiday castle in Grignols

Gironde / Grignols

7 16 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This mansion, located in Grignols, is ideal for 16 vacationers. It offers 7 bedrooms, an enclosed garden and WiFi. The lounge is perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration. Curl up on the comfortable sofa and enjoy a good book in front of the fireplace or take ad  …see more

from £456 / night

£1823 / week

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from £456 / night

14

Holiday castle accommodation

Seine-Maritime / Grandcourt

11 26 Min stay varies

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
Le Chateau de la Vallee is idyllically set in beautiful rolling countryside.next to the beautiful Forest of Eu and nestling on the edge of the pretty village of Grandcourt. It is divided into two halves each sleeping up to 10 (4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in each wing) w  …see more

from £371 / night

£1855 - £3755 / week

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from £371 / night

(19) Very Good 

12

Holiday castle in Craobh Haven

Argyll and Bute / Craobh Haven

18 40 2 nights min

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 40
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Large exclusive venue, seaside castle, bed and breakfast, weddings, parties, relaxation, county house.  …see more

from £1500 / night

£9000 / week

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from £1500 / night

10

Holiday castle with golf nearby in Angus/Dundee

Angus / Arbroath

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Medieval 16th century castleLive like a Scottish laird, let our home be your castle  …see more

from £450 / night

£1850 - £3250 / week

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from £450 / night

16

Holiday castle in Campello sul Clitunno

Province of Perugia / Campello sul Clitunno

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
Italian cultural tourism at its best in this Fairy-tale Castle on a hillside in the midst of the "Green Heart of Umbria" and beautiful Spoleto nearby. Perfect for the Spoleta Festival, enjoying some of the most beautiful art in the world,wine-tasting and truff  …see more

from £119 / night

£759 / week

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from £119 / night

23

Pezenas holiday castle rental

Herault / Pezenas

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Located in Pézenas, just north of the French Riviera, this exquisite mansion offers a luxurious escape for up to 10 happy holidaymakers. Inside the property, the sunny lounge is perfect for unwinding after a day in the sun. Sink into one of the plush sofas and enjoy a  …see more

from £298 / night

£2080 - £5506 / week

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from £298 / night

21

Lot-et-Garonne / Poudenas

8 16 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £678 / night

£4746 / week

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(2) Excellent 

39

Tassarolo holiday castle let

Province of Alessandria / Tassarolo

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
OS Castle, located in one of the towers of the Castle of Tassarolo, is a special holiday home-from-home where you can enjoy the results of a thousand years of history and elegant living.  …see more

from £153 / night

£848 / week

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16

Lot-et-Garonne / Nerac

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £64 / night

£437 / week

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from £64 / night

29

Calvados / Bretteville-l'Orgueilleuse

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £128 / night

£890 / week

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from £128 / night

24

Arles-Moules holiday castle accommodation

Arles / Arles-Moules

10 20 5 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Stunning Provençal Mas with hotel-standard services, sleeps 20.  …see more

from £1373 / night

£9611 / week

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from £1373 / night

12

Castle rental in Christchurch

Canterbury Region / Christchurch

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Art Deco Style Castle, a family friendly themed holiday home with great access to the outside world.Great for family activities , Sumner Beach, Hollywood Cinemas, Ferrymead Historic Park , the Gondola and the Time Tunnel, Godley Head WW2 Battlements, The Tannery Vintag  …see more

from £126 / night

£881 / week

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(1) Very Good 

10

Isere / Villeneuve-de-Marc

4 14 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £424 / night

£2967 - £4153 / week

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from £424 / night

(3) Excellent 

87

Province of Girona / Ripoll

8 18 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £289 / night

£1263 / week

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from £289 / night

(3) Excellent 

171

Inistioge / Ballilogue

11 22 Min stay varies

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £990 / night

£6930 / week

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from £990 / night

(5) Excellent 

13

Province of Pesaro and Urbino / Cagli

9 21 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £128 / night

£721 / week

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from £128 / night

67

Province of Girona / Ripoll

5 12 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £200 / night

£906 / week

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from £200 / night