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Rural retreats (159)

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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(4) Excellent 

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Cote d'Or / Thenissey

2 5 2 nights min

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

from £130 / night

£518 / week

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from £130 / night

(2) Very Good 

24

Charente / Sers

7 15 Min stay varies

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

from £432 / night

£2587 - £3742 / week

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from £432 / night

(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  …see more

from £621 / night

£4311 - £6466 / week

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from £621 / 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 £108 / night

£432 / week

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from £108 / night

(7) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £108 / night

£1147 - £2776 / week

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from £108 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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

(6) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £195 / night

£1350 - £1575 / week

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from £195 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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 £505 / night

£1940 - £3880 / week

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from £505 / night

(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 £518 / night

£2837 - £3561 / week

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from £518 / night

(4) Excellent 

14

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  …see more

from £1350 / night

£9500 / week

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(5) Excellent 

24

Holiday chateau rental

Vienne / Lencloitre

9 16 3 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Charming location in the heart of Chinon wine country” We have stayed at La Plaine with family and friends twice already, The castle is setup in a romantic and private location. It is close to the Loire royal castes with lots of fun vineyards for wi  …see more

from £647 / night

£4138 - £4380 / week

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from £647 / night

(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 £858 / night

£5992 - £7285 / week

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from £858 / night

23

Chateau rental in Banne

Ardeche / Banne

11 20 2 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £572 / night

£4000 - £5000 / week

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from £572 / 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 £62 / night

£432 / week

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from £62 / night

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Holiday chateau in Brouzet-les-Ales

Gard / Brouzet-les-Ales

9 22 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £678 / night

£4742 / week

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from £678 / 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 £117 / night

£634 - £2746 / week

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from £117 / night

(14) Very Good 

24

Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Peymeinade

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Peymeinade

14 30 Min stay varies

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Le Castelet is a magnificent place for your dream holiday” Le Castelet is a magnificent place for a relaxed but stylish holiday. We were a group of six families with 12 adults and 12 children ranging from 4 to 16 years of age. The property is so large  …see more

from £733 / night

£5173 - £9914 / week

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from £733 / night

24

Holiday chateau rental

Dordogne / Lanouaille

13 29 2 nights min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 29
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £4550 / night

£11900 - £13900 / week

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from £4550 / night

7

Vaucluse / Crestet

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £151 / night

£1117 / week

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from £151 / night

23

Holiday chateau in Brinon-sur-Sauldre

Cher / Brinon-sur-Sauldre

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £427 / night

£1708 - £4033 / week

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from £427 / night

(4) Excellent 

23

Aube / Mussy-sur-Seine

8 19 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £313 / night

£1732 - £4791 / week

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from £313 / 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 £108 / night

£621 / week

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from £108 / night

25

Holiday chateau in Quissac

Gard / Quissac

1 2 7 nights min

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

from £84 / night

£587 - £949 / week

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from £84 / 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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from £480 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Holiday chateau rental

Ille-et-Vilaine / Sixt-Sur-Aff

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 63 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £246 / night

£1720 - £2113 / week

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from £246 / night

(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  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £2650 / week

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from £215 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Tours holiday chateau rental

Loire Valley / Tours

9 18 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £973 / night

£6811 - £8535 / week

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from £973 / night

20

Chateau rental in Carlux

Dordogne / Carlux

14 28 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £1544 / night

£6174 - £8184 / week

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from £1544 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cote d'Or / Recey-sur-Ource

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £18 / night

£432 - £1156 / week

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from £18 / night

(3) Very Good 

16

Chateau rental in Lasserre-de-Prouille with swimming pool

Aude / Lasserre-de-Prouille

6 15 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £384 / night

£1533 - £2705 / week

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from £384 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Chalon-sur-Saone holiday chateau let

Chalon-sur-Saone / Lans

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £876 / night

£3502 - £5304 / week

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from £876 / night

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Holiday chateau in Fecamp.

Seine-Maritime / Fecamp.

9 18 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £790 / night

£3158 - £5158 / week

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from £790 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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 £99 / night

£689 - £2054 / week

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from £99 / 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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from £195 / 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 £225 / night

£1078 - £1380 / week

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from £225 / night

(3) Very Good 

13

Chateau rental in Libourne

Gironde / Libourne

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £238 / night

£1035 - £1207 / week

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from £238 / night

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Holiday chateau in Saint Sever

Landes / Saint Sever

8 18 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £2031 / night

£5803 - £5926 / week

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from £2031 / 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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State of Sao Paulo / Piracaia

8 26 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £448 / night

£2320 / week

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from £448 / night

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Holiday chateau accommodation

Gironde / Targon

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £987 / night

£3948 / week

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from £987 / night

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