Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (10210)

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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(31) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Polperro

Cornwall / Polperro

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Holiday in Polperro” Excellent location - superb accommodation - tastefully furnished and very comfortable. Garden had lovely views and a relaxing spot to chill. Kitchen well equipped. High standard of cleanliness throughout.
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from £70 / night

£445 - £725 / week

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from £70 / night

11

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Staverton

Devon / Staverton

3 4 2 nights min

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

from £283 / night

£1195 / week

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from £283 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Cottage rental in Newquay

Cornwall / Newquay

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brilliant Easter holiday!” It is very cosy cottage in a quiet farm.The cottage is very clean, tidy and it was over our expectation. Our group contained of 3 couples and 2 kids. Kids were entertained all the time either by play room or by swings outsid
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from £110 / night

£599 - £2169 / week

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from £110 / night

12

Holiday cottage with shared pool in St Martin de Riberac

Riberac / St Martin de Riberac

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 170 km
  • Swimming pool

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Shaldon

Devon / Shaldon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £101 / night

£561 - £983 / week

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from £101 / night

(1) Very Good 

21

Hautes-Pyrenees / Vielle-Louron

4 13 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £183 / night

£1272 / week

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from £183 / night

(15) Excellent 

16

Holiday cottage rental

Durham / Piercebridge

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing house” This property is beautiful and is in a stunning location where in one of the bedrooms the lambs in the field outside practically nuzzled at the window! The attention to detail here was fabulous; really high spec interior design finish w
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from £200 / night

£1250 - £3180 / week

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avg. 2 hours 16 minutes

from £200 / night

(6) Very Good 

19

Holiday cottage in Saumur

Maine et Loire / Saumur

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £90 / night

£330 - £510 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Beddgelert

Snowdonia National Park / Beddgelert

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly

from £99 / night

£690 / week

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from £99 / night

(3) Excellent 

27

Cottage rental in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing house ideal for a family holiday.” Plenty of room for all my family (8 in total) and enough space for us to have some time out from each other when needed. Really high standard of furnishing and cleanliness. We started our holiday from the mom
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from £97 / night

£674 - £2149 / week

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avg. 1 hour 55 minutes

from £97 / night

(11) Excellent 

28

Holiday cottage rental

Rye / Camber

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Our test for living in area and test for Christmas!” This property is spot on and we really liked it. This is our third stay in Whitesands this year and Sixpenny Rock is equally on par with the other two places we have stayed. I am normally very criti
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from £183 / night

£790 - £1430 / week

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from £183 / night

21

Holiday cottage letting

Province of Pistoia / Pescia

6 7 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 58 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £73 / night

£505 - £1975 / week

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from £73 / night

(7) Excellent 

20

Cottage accommodation in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Dordogne / Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Peace and quiet, yet within easy reach of major tourist attractions. Recommended!” A charming rustic retreat within easy reach of some of the major tourist attractions that this part of the Dordogne has to offer. Has everything you need for a relaxin
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from £120 / night

£495 - £895 / week

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avg. 43 minutes

from £120 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Mawddach Estuary

Barmouth / Mawddach Estuary

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask about pets

from £98 / night

£411 - £588 / week

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avg. 3 hours 45 minutes

from £98 / night

12

Holiday cottage in Holmsjo

Blekinge County / Holmsjo

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £89 / night

£200 / week

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43

Cottage rental in Tarifa with shared pool

Tarifa / Pelayo

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Swimming pool

from £60 / night

£390 - £746 / week

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(1) Excellent 

14

Holiday cottage letting

Cornwall / Mousehole

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £55 / night

£380 - £1100 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Cottage rental in Appledore

Devon / Appledore

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £68 / night

£471 - £749 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Cottage rental in Edern

Gwynedd / Edern

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£328 - £562 / week

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from £78 / night

(2) Very Good 

16

Saundersfoot holiday cottage rental

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £53 / night

£369 - £899 / week

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avg. 1 hour 18 minutes

from £53 / night

4

Scalby holiday cottage accommodation

Scarborough / Scalby

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £55 / night

£380 - £895 / week

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from £55 / night

24

Holiday cottage in Povoação

São Miguel / Povoação

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £153 / night

£1068 / week

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from £153 / night

(1) Very Good 

5

Cottage rental in Saint-Thois

Chateauneuf du Faou / Saint-Thois

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful gîte in quiet location” We stayed at Liz & Graham's beautifully renovated horse stable for 3 nights on our return from the south of France to Roscoff, and our only regret is that we didn't spend more time here. Our hosts were always close
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from £43 / night

£297 - £356 / week

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from £43 / night

10

Aberystwyth holiday cottage rental

Ceredigion / Aberystwyth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £83 / night

£328 - £723 / week

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(4) Excellent 

14

Holiday cottage in Strathpeffer

Ross and Cromarty / Strathpeffer

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £50 / night

£400 / week

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from £50 / night

16

Holiday cottage in Lostwithiel

Cornwall / Lostwithiel

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £164 / night

£700 - £1650 / week

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avg. 3 hours 28 minutes

from £164 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Bedale

North Yorkshire / Bedale

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £120 / night

£595 / week

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avg. 1 hour 15 minutes

from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Holiday cottage rental

Varazdin County / Marusevec

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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(12) Very Good 

25

Cottage rental in Llanelli

Carmarthenshire / Llanelli

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £90 / night

£425 - £725 / week

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avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

from £90 / night

(25) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Llanllwni

Carmarthenshire / Llanllwni

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Welsh Retreat” We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage. It provided everything we needed and more. A perfect, quiet, and peaceful location for us to come with our nervous dog. A private enclosed garden with fantastic walks i
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from £65 / night

£250 / week

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(4) Excellent 

31

Holiday cottage in Marigot

Marigot / Melville Hall

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Dominica's Paradise in a Cottage by the River! : )” I had been living in the British Virgin Islands for 1 year and finally got time off work to go explore some more of the Caribbean. Of course Dominica was at the top of my list as it's world famous f
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from £98 / night

£586 - £1243 / week

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(8) Excellent 

30

Baldersdale holiday cottage rental

Barnard Castle / Baldersdale

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £90 / night

£540 / week

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(3) Very Good 

22

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Beadnell

Northumberland / Beadnell

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£595 - £1050 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Very Good 

20

Cottage rental in Invercargill

Southland Region / Invercargill

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £118 / night

£821 / week

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(6) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Launceston Town

Launceston / Launceston Town

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely cottage in great location” Despite specific arrival/departure dates we were allowed to be a bit more flexible, found the cottages easily by car thanks to some good directions on the website and were given the key and some helpful advice immedia
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from £67 / night

£303 - £578 / week

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from £67 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Leenane

Leenane / Delphi

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fabulous” Really nice cottage with all amenities. Great location for exploring nature and history of western Ireland. Spacious but cosy. Landlady made us feel extraordinaryly welcome and saw to all our needs.
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from £123 / night

£861 / week

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from £123 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Betws-y-Coed holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A perfect cottage in a perfect location that wraps it's arms around you and welcomes you in!” A real WOW when we first walked in - the cottage is very well appointed and beautifully finished. Comfortable and welcoming, whatever the weather, with plent
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from £79 / night

£550 - £1390 / week

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avg. 3 hours 25 minutes

from £79 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Tarbet holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Tarbet

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A brilliant location” Lovely cottage in a lovely setting. We , my husband and four daughters had a superb weekend. The cottage had everything required - home from home. We would definitely book this again. Thank you. Sarah, Joe, katie,Laura, Karyn
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from £65 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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(11) Excellent 

19

Cottage rental in Sandhead

Mull of Galloway / Sandhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £77 / night

£330 - £590 / week

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avg. 1 hour 4 minutes

from £77 / night

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Cottage rental in Porto de Mos

Leiria District / Porto de Mos

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £169 / night

£1177 / week

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