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Rural retreats (65)

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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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Freila

Province of Granada / Freila

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“A little slice of heaven” What a wonderful wonderful place to stay. Freila is a gorgeous slice of rustic Spanish charm, and Madi & Graeme's cave house was the perfect place for us to spend a holiday. Charming, very clean, had everything we needed, and  …see more

from £29 / night

£195 / week

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from £29 / night

(9) Very Good 

26

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Vitrac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £95 / night

£599 - £1112 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £67 / night

£265 - £295 / week

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from £67 / night

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Urgup

Cappadocia / Urgup

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Ortahisar is very nice and peacfull in hard of Cappadocia  …see more

from £35 / night

£214 / week

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from £35 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Vouvray holiday cave house rental

Loire Valley / Vouvray

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A heartfelt welcome at Maison Melrose in the heart of the Loire Valley wine country. This charming cottage is located in the French Touraine region surrounded by historic Middle-Age and Renaissance castles and world-renowned wineries.  …see more

from £171 / night

£941 / week

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from £171 / night

(70) Excellent 

24

Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“The Primal Cave Adventure” We travelled with our two friends Dave & Caroline on Wednesday 18th March to our first adventure to The Primal Cave, not knowing what to expect, other than reading the reviews and looking at the photo's. We were greeted by  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £30 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £129 / night

£530 - £590 / week

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from £129 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Ski cave house to rent in Monachil

Sierra Nevada National Park / Monachil

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
Tipical Cave house, Sierra Nevada, Granada, Skiing, Hiking, climbing, paragliding.Andalousie gastronomy.Sightseeing in Granada.Costa Tropical at 60 km.  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(4) Excellent 

41

Holiday cave house with tennis court in El Fondó de les Neus

El Fondó de les Neus / La Canalosa

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful and relaxing, a pleasure to experience!” I have stayed here a number of times over the years in a small group and this time with a larger family. It is always a pleasure to stay here with a warm welcome and owners who are friendly and attent  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Italian Riviera / Bonassola

2 7 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

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from £65 / night

£385 - £659 / week

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from £65 / night

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Castillejar holiday cave house rental

Province of Granada / Castillejar

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Newly restored cave houses situated in the village of Castillejar offers a unique holiday experience in friendly rural surroundings. The houses have been refurbished to a high standard, but still retains a rustic style with many unique features.The amazing natur  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Very Good 

24

Cave house rental in Galera

Province of Granada / Galera

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Get away from it all in a delightful "hobbit house"” It was very easy to book and the owners sent excellent directions to find it as it is a little remote.Having said that it is utterly charming,,set on a hillside surrounded by other cuevas.....an ide  …see more

from £33 / night

£190 - £288 / week

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from £33 / night

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Cave house letting in Cullar with shared pool

Province of Granada / Cullar

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about pets
Welcome in our rural cave dwelling with a constant temperature of 18°C to 20°C, pleasantly warm in winter and cool in the summer. These caves are very quietly situated in Pulpite (Cúllar-Granada), in beautiful surroundings with many lakes, natural parks, olive and al  …see more

from £53 / night

£308 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
The kitchen is fully furnished with electric cooker, oven, fridge with freezer, dish machine, micro wave, washing machine. There is tv and Wifi. The terrace has part of garden and panoramic view on Natural park and landscape. South orientation and beautiful sunset.In  …see more

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(24) Excellent 

23

San Vito lo Capo / Macari

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £60 / night

£385 - £770 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Holiday cave house in Saint-Aignan

Loir-et-Cher / Saint-Aignan

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Completely renovated villa (10pers) in Chateauvieux, Loire Valley, with caves of 60meters long! One cave is transformed into your bar. Wineries can be found on 5 minutes walking distance, Beauval Zoo 5 minutes drive.  …see more

from £171 / night

£1197 / week

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from £171 / night

(2) Excellent 

15

Holiday cave house rental

Province of Granada / Orce

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
“Excellent holiday” We stayed here for 3 nights and Mia and Walter did everything in their power to make our stay uforgettable. The environment is magnificent and we enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing time. There is also possibility to visit Orce, a nice  …see more

from £103 / night

£616 / week

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from £103 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Orce holiday cave house rental

Province of Granada / Orce

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Casa Cueva La Piedra is a beautifully restored and fully furnished self catering cave-house, with all mod cons including free WIFI, available for holiday rental and mini-breaks in the heart of the stunning unspoilt countryside of rural inland Andalucia in Southern Spain  …see more

from £52 / night

£308 - £453 / week

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from £52 / night

(16) Excellent 

23

Cave house accommodation in Alicante with swimming pool

Costa Blanca / Alicante

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A charming house in a totoally quiet, idyllic location with kind and helpful owners.” The Cave House is clean, well equipped with a lovely garden and pool and good value. It is blissful lying by the pool when all you can hear are the crickets and bir  …see more

from £80 / night

£310 - £1140 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Very Good 

34

Exo Gonia holiday cave house rental

Santorini / Exo Gonia

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A traditional cave house with 2 bedrooms (1 master bedroom) in the traditional village of Vothonas. The village is situated in the centre of the island about 3 klm from the nearest beach, 2 klm from the airport / 8 klm from the port and 4 klm from the capital of the Isl  …see more

from £82 / night

£569 / week

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from £82 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Noto / Lido di Noto

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £48 / night

£300 / week

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from £48 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Orce holiday cave house rental

Province of Granada / Orce

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
An Amazing and truly Unique, 3 bedroom, Andalucian Holiday Home,: with stunning views, sleeping, 2- 6 comfortably ;with Private pool. In the archaeologically significant hamlet of Fuente Nueva. close to the historical town of Orce.There are also four wonderful lakes, h  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 / week

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from £86 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Baza holiday cave house rental

Province of Granada / Baza

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Unique Holiday experience” A cave house situated in the hills of Baza, Andalucia. The home is definitely unique and different from any place we had ever stayed. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 double and 1 single, two terraces (one a roof terrace), which you cli  …see more

from £40 / night

£300 - £510 / week

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from £40 / night

6

Holiday cave house in Ischia di Castro

Province of Viterbo / Ischia di Castro

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
isolated but in the villagebeautiful landscape of a natural gavina with river  …see more

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(5) Excellent 

22

Maine et Loire / Parnay

3 11 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £240 / night

£1676 / week

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from £240 / night

18

Tiznit / Aglou-Plage

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £26 / night

£171 / week

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from £26 / night

35

Holiday cave house with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

5 13 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
From Cuevas Al Jatib,there are a lot of possibilities for horsing, trekking and cycling. 20 minutes distance from the caves you can surround Jabalcn hill by the north front. From that place you have stunning panoramic views of the characteristic bad lands.3 twin rooms,  …see more

from £119 / night

£624 / week

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from £119 / night

24

Holiday cave house rental

Cappadocia / Urgup

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
INTERACTION WITH GUESTSYour hosts are Ali - a Travel Photographer & Tour Guide (guideali), and Miss Filiz is a Professor of Art & Archeology at the local University of Cappadocia, and she is an excellent cook.  …see more

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Holiday cave house with swimming pool in El Gastor

El Gastor / El Jaral

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
House for 6 gests, private pool, BBQ, panoramic views and absolut quiet...  …see more

from £112 / night

£693 / week

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from £112 / night

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Holiday cave house with swimming pool in Saint Paul La Coste

Gard / Saint Paul La Coste

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
'Irish castle' in the South of France  …see more

from £154 / night

£1026 / week

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from £154 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Holiday cave house rental

Orihuela / La Murada

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant bolt hole for relaxing peaceful break” A fantastic find made all the better by the attentive but not intrusive owners Claire and Martyn. Wife and I were looking for a relaxing break. Didn't bother with car hire. Took up the optional airport  …see more

from £80 / night

£310 - £1140 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cave house rental in Castillejar

Province of Granada / Castillejar

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic accommodation in the real Spain” We booked this holiday last minute and received prompt and helpful information for renting the property. We found the cave to be characterful, spacious, well-equipped, peaceful and good value. It was very cle  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 / week

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from £45 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Noto / Eloro

1 2 Min stay varies

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

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from £9 / night

£171 - £300 / week

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from £9 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

Santorini / Oia

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

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from £214 / night

£1496 / week

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from £214 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Orce holiday cave house rental

Province of Granada / Orce

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
breathtaking views, away from the crowds and the noise, ecological and with respect for the environment, a special and unique experience, unspoiled nature, the ideal place to spend a "nothing must but everything can"-holiday, silence, a lot to discover (even yourself)a  …see more

from £52 / night

£308 / week

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Holiday cave house in Galera

Province of Granada / Galera

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Cave House in Galera, Spain, for self catering holiday rental. Two storey, 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, with balcony and patio.Close to picturesque village of Galera, in an attractive setting of white washed properties, with fantastic views across to the Sierras and Sagra.  …see more

from £70 / night

£200 / week

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from £70 / night

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Province of Ragusa / Scicli

1 5 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £60 / night

£385 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Province of Granada / Guadix

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £45 / night

£300 - £443 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Province of Puntarenas / Quepos

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £281 / night

£1872 / week

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from £281 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Gran Canaria / Aguimes

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £52 / night

£308 - £548 / week

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from £52 / night

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