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Rural retreats (156)

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 

32

Gigondas holiday chateau rental

Gigondas / Le Petit Montmirail

8 12 5 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Breathtaking Views, Charming Hosts” Just back from a stay at Villa Theophile and as with other guests I can't say enough complimentary things about the place and our host, Phillipa. The Villa is immense yet all rooms are extremely comfortable and well
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from £606 / night

£4202 - £6303 / week

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from £606 / night

(9) Excellent 

18

Chateau letting in Journet with golf nearby, tennis court

Haute-Vienne / Journet

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £492 / night

£1891 - £3782 / week

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from £492 / night

(4) Excellent 

12

Cote d'Or / Thenissey

2 5 2 nights min

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

from £127 / night

£505 / week

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from £127 / night

(9) Excellent 

28

Holiday chateau rental

Haute-Garonne / Aurignac

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £208 / night

£1450 - £1850 / week

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from £208 / night

(7) Excellent 

27

Holiday chateau in Montazeau

Dordogne / Montazeau

5 16 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
“We had the most amazing wedding here!” From the moment we found this gorgeous house online, we knew it was the place we wanted to get married. We had the most amazing time and the owners Iris and Michiel were brilliant and so helpful before, during an
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from £106 / night

£1118 - £2706 / week

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(8) Excellent 

32

Mortagne-sur-Gironde holiday chateau rental

Charente-Maritime / Mortagne-sur-Gironde

10 22 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“We had a great time - you should all go!” I went on holiday with 19 family and friends raning in age from 6 mths to 59 yrs old. We all had a great time with lots of things to do from going to the zoo, beach or sightseeing. The pool and hot tub were a
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from £500 / night

£2000 - £5500 / week

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avg. 2 hours 22 minutes

from £500 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday chateau in Monte san Martino

Province of Macerata / Monte san Martino

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£421 / week

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from £61 / night

(6) Excellent 

26

Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Le Mans

Sarthe / Le Mans

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
“A rural gem with history” When we found Le Chateau on the Holiday Lettings website we thought we might have found a gem, when we got there we knew we had. We were welcomed by the owners Jill and Ivan who showed us round and left us to it having answe
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from £195 / night

£1350 - £1575 / week

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avg. 1 hour 23 minutes

from £195 / night

(2) Excellent 

17

Bourg holiday chateau rental

Gironde / Bourg

1 5 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £106 / night

£421 / week

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avg. 2 hours 37 minutes

from £106 / night

(2) Very Good 

15

North Rhine-Westphalia / Ruppichteroth

3 12 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £114 / night

£618 - £2677 / week

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avg. 3 hours 34 minutes

from £114 / night

25

Holiday chateau in Quissac

Gard / Quissac

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool

from £81 / night

£567 - £917 / week

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from £81 / night

(3) Very Good 

12

Holiday chateau with shared pool in Saint-Chamarand

Lot / Saint-Chamarand

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £219 / night

£1051 - £1345 / week

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from £219 / night

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Bricquebec holiday chateau rental

Manche / Bricquebec

8 24 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

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24

Eure-et-Loir / Vicheres

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £103 / night

£717 / week

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avg. 2 hours 52 minutes

from £103 / night

(1) Excellent 

30

Faro District / Alte

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £110 / night

£648 - £967 / week

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avg. 2 hours 46 minutes

from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Chateau rental in Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain with golf nearby

Loches / Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain

7 13 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £480 / night

£3500 - £4500 / week

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(2) Excellent 

29

Holiday chateau in Pouligny-Notre-Dame

Indre / Pouligny-Notre-Dame

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £505 / night

£2765 - £3471 / week

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from £505 / night

17

Holiday chateau rental

Gers / Auch

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £536 / night

£3750 / week

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from £536 / night

(32) Excellent 

24

Holiday chateau in Azay-le-Rideau

Loire Valley / Azay-le-Rideau

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £167 / night

£1250 - £1834 / week

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from £167 / night

(2) Very Good 

19

Cambounet-Sur-le-Sor holiday chateau rental

Tarn / Cambounet-Sur-le-Sor

21 43 1 night min

  • 21 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 43
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 114 km
  • Swimming pool

from £15 / night

£88 / week

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from £15 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Saone-et-Loire / Autun

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £106 / night

£606 / week

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from £106 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Castillonnes holiday chateau rental

Lot-et-Garonne / Castillonnes

14 30 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 112 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great place for everyone” We stayed at Grand Auque for a week in August with extended family of brothers, sister nieces, nephews (and their children) and friends. It is a fantastic group of buildings all well equipped for a leisurely stay even cateri
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from £950 / night

£6650 / week

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(8) Excellent 

23

Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Roanne

Roanne / La Pacaudiere

10 20 7 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £340 / night

£2374 - £4244 / week

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avg. 1 hour 46 minutes

from £340 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Saint-Andre-et-Appelles

Sainte Foy-la-Grande / Saint-Andre-et-Appelles

11 25 Min stay varies

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 137 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“excellent” The Chateau and annexe were 100% perfect for our group - adults in the main house and teens in the annexe - The facilities were amazing, all you could wish for and more and the handover was very thorough. In fact we liked it so much that
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from £1350 / night

£9500 / week

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(11) Excellent 

28

Holiday chateau in Granges d'Ans

Dordogne / Granges d'Ans

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £837 / night

£5841 - £7101 / week

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from £837 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday chateau in Grandcourt

Seine-Maritime / Grandcourt

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous Chateau in an idyllic setting” We spent a wonderful relaxing weekend in this fabulous chateau which is just as splendid as it looks in the photos. The tranquil village setting provides a lovely backdrop for this magnificent country house.
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from £195 / night

£995 - £1975 / week

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(1) Excellent 

31

Holiday chateau rental

Charente-Maritime / Saint-Jean-d'Angely

6 17 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £272 / night

£1900 - £3900 / week

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(4) Excellent 

21

Holiday chateau in Iguerande

Saone-et-Loire / Iguerande

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A Holiday not to be missed” It’s time to book the holiday again and feel it will be hard to equal last year’s holiday in the Chateau Orange de Bolbec On arrival the setting, the Chateau and grounds looked stunning and inside did not let us down, full
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from £215 / night

£1500 - £2650 / week

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avg. 11 minutes

from £215 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Chateau du Loir holiday chateau let

Sarthe / Chateau du Loir

13 20 3 nights min

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

from £673 / night

£4118 / week

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from £673 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Holiday chateau with tennis court in Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

Sarthe / Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

9 15 6 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £345 / night

£2500 - £3895 / week

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from £345 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Charente / Sers

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £421 / night

£2522 - £3648 / week

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from £421 / night

(8) Excellent 

15

Holiday chateau in Fontenay-le-Comte

Vendee / Fontenay-le-Comte

3 9 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

from £195 / night

£1365 / week

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17

Holiday chateau in Richelieu

Indre-et-Loire / Richelieu

5 11 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden

from £632 / night

£2527 / week

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from £632 / night

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Aurillac ski chateau to rent.

Cantal / Aurillac

5 16 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski

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(2) Excellent 

29

Faro District / Sao Bartolomeu de Messines

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £96 / night

£672 - £2002 / week

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from £96 / night

(7) Very Good 

20

Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Nouzerolles

Gueret / Nouzerolles

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful place for a relaxing, family holiday” The chateau was perfect for the four of us, comfortable without feeling too show home and the August weather was great so we didn't stray far. The rural location is very peaceful but does mean that a c
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from £85 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

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Deux-Sevres / Saint-Loup-Lamaire

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £127 / night

£757 / week

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from £127 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Chateau rental in Cahors with swimming pool

Lot / Cahors

9 20 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“An idyllic place to stay.” This is a stunning house in an amazing setting. The house has been beautifully renovated with great style and flair. All the bedrooms are extremely comfortable and the bathrooms are amazing! There is a large and well equi
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from £301 / night

£2101 - £6303 / week

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from £301 / night

17

Epernay holiday chateau rental

Marne / Epernay

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £210 / night

£834 - £1490 / week

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from £210 / night

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Holiday chateau in Betz

Oise / Betz

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £484 / night

£1935 / week

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from £484 / night

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