Rural retreats | Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (1943)

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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(68) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate  …see more

from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Gavleborg County / Ockelbo

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Private garden

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from £137 / night

£954 / week

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from £137 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1275 / week

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from £80 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Llanynis holiday farmhouse rental

Builth Wells / Llanynis

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Ideal weekend break” I had a fantastic weekend break with my friends. The owners kept in contact with us, and were constantly helpful. The house itself is appointed with everything you could need, it's got a great kitchen, wonderful comfortable  …see more

from £20 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £20 / night

15

Holiday farmhouse rental

Vendee / Chantonnay

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Spacious character farmhouse in a quiet rural location. Heated pool. Sleeping up to 9 in 4 bedrooms. Within easy reach of the Vendee coast and a short drive to village amenities.  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 - £1375 / week

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from £77 / night

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Vergt holiday farmhouse rental

Dordogne / Vergt

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Charming 18th century hilltop farmhouse, rural Dordogne, set in rollings hills. Four beautiful double bedrooms plus kids dormitory upstairs (sleeps 6). Large living room with open fire and grand piano and massive kitchen. Stunning 10m swimming pool set in 11 acres of  …see more

from £150 / night

£1150 - £1580 / week

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from £150 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Riberac

Dordogne / Riberac

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant place, stunning location, great holiday!” My wife and two grown up sons have spent the last two years at Chez Dizier for a week’s holiday. Apart from the stunning scenery of the surrounding area the property has all that you could wish for w  …see more

from £56 / night

£392 - £1400 / week

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from £56 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Prades

Pyrenees-Orientales / Prades

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful 200 year old stone farmhouse, carefully renovated retaining the all the charm and character of yesteryear, whilst adding the luxuries required for a comfortable relaxing holiday. Situated in the beautiful village of Eus reputedly "the sunniest village in  …see more

from £113 / night

£750 - £2350 / week

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from £113 / night

(8) Excellent 

10

Holiday farmhouse in Bromyard

Herefordshire / Bromyard

8 17 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful cottage with plenty of room for the whole family” Have just come back from a week at Little Cowarne Court with 11 adults, 4 kids and 5 dogs. The house was well equipped with everything we needed and comfortably accommodated all of us. The  …see more

from £325 / night

£1700 - £4450 / week

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from £325 / night

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Vosges / Ferdrupt

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £69 / night

£259 - £432 / week

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from £69 / night

(7) Excellent 

19

Farmhouse rental in Coutances

Manche / Coutances

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely gite, highly recommend” We had a fabulous weeks holiday here. The gite was spacious and so clean and full of light. Everything we needed was provided and the owner was very kind and helpful. The local area was lovely and we explored widely.  …see more

from £82 / night

£570 / week

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from £82 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Vire-Normandie

Calvados / Vire-Normandie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A century-old restored stone 3 bedroom farmhouse set on an acre of lush land & gardens. A peaceful & child-friendly retreat in the French countryside. Only 10 minutes from the bustling market town of Vire, with easy access to many attractions & activities  …see more

from £65 / night

£302 - £513 / week

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from £65 / night

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Listerlin holiday farmhouse rental

Inistioge / Listerlin

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Delightful small stone cottage (150 yrs old), facing south, in quiet location up short private cul-de-sac. Nearest beach about 400m.  …see more

from £34 / night

£236 - £514 / week

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from £34 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, a decent kitchen  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Pickering holiday farmhouse rental

Pickering / Hartoft

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A two bedroomed house recently renovated to provide upmarket accommodation<br />Horse Stables available on request  …see more

from £70 / night

£320 - £440 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Monbazillac

Bergerac / Monbazillac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautiful mid-1800s converted stone farmhouse. Three bedrooms, sleeps eight. Twelve kilometres from Bergerac, and just five kilometres from the renowned Chateau and vineyards of Monbazillac. Also close to the medieval Bastide towns of Issigeac and Eymet. The house  …see more

from £65 / night

£500 - £975 / week

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(8) Very Good 

10

Fadmoor holiday farmhouse rental

North Yorkshire / Fadmoor

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Farmhouse has a large family kitchen with tiled floor and is equipped with: electric hob and oven, microwave, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, radio and CD player. There is plenty of kitchen space to enjoy a family meal around the old pine table. The sitting/dinin  …see more

from £85 / night

£370 - £550 / week

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from £85 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Maurens

Dordogne / Maurens

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Excellent - would recommend!” Great property! Lovely private courtyard, very well equipped kitchen, comfy sitting area with new sofas. Wifi, games and DVD player included. All very clean and beautifully furnished. Very spacious - although there was  …see more

from £82 / night

£281 - £518 / week

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from £82 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Capolat holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Barcelona / Capolat

8 20 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“El Cosme has set a new standard for our hollidays, everything you wish for at an excellent price !” We (10 adults and 10 kids) absolutely enjoyed our stay at El Cosme. We have stayed in more then a dozen large holliday villas throughout Europe, and  …see more

from £259 / night

£1725 - £2828 / week

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from £259 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Farmhouse to rent in Haute Pyrenees

Tournay / Thuy

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Beautifully renovated farmhouse with swimming pool and Gym in a quiet village with fantastic views of the mountains. An ideal location for all the family to explore the Pyrenees.  …see more

from £76 / night

£453 - £763 / week

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from £76 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Elgin

Moray / Elgin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location” Would recommend a stay in this lovely farmhouse. Comfortable and well equipped in an great location with lovely views of a ruined castle. Loads to do in surrounding area for people of all ages  …see more

from £115 / night

£700 - £995 / week

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from £115 / night

(23) Excellent 

32

Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing!” Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3250 / week

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from £279 / night

(6) Excellent 

74

Holiday farmhouse in Plenee-Jugon

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
Imagine waking up in your very own 16th century French Farmhouse, full of character and charm yet with a contemporary & luxurious twist. You lay under the soft sheets listening to the sound of birds singing and owls toowwoing. Enjoy a fresh cup of Nespresso coffee a  …see more

from £271 / night

£1900 - £3960 / week

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from £271 / night

(3) Excellent 

6

Holiday farmhouse in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
This barn conversion consists of 6 bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, 2 en-suite shower rooms and a large living area with kitchen diner for 12. As the lounge, kitchen and dining area on the upper level guests are able to enjoy beautiful views of the grassed areas. The Oak  …see more

from £217 / night

£1519 / week

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from £217 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Greve in Chianti

Province of Florence / Greve in Chianti

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Tuscan magic!” Having travelled some in the Greve region of Tuscany, we knew what to expect in terms of scenic beauty. Casalone fitted right in to the Magic of Tuscany! The house is suitable for two close families, and comfortably sleeps 6 adults and  …see more

from £345 / night

£2156 / week

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from £345 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Cereste

Luberon / Cereste

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Domaine de La Bastidonne in Céreste en Luberon : Very quiet property of 4.5 hectares (organic farmhouse) in the prettiest part of the Luberon. "Gîte de France" : 3 *, 25 km from Roussillon, Bonnieux, Gordes, Manosque or Forcalquier, 70 km from Avi  …see more

from £113 / night

£561 - £1552 / week

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from £113 / night

(41) Excellent 

23

Alora holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Malaga / Alora

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“An undiscovered gem....” 45 mins from Malaga airport and you'd think you'd landed on planet fabulous. To say that Finca Fenix is a beautiful, boutique hideaway is an understatement. If there is such a thing as a perfect holiday then we had it. Fr  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £693 / week

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from £90 / night

(11) Excellent 

89

Farmhouse rental in Uzes

Gard / Uzes

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic villa, village, region!” What a wonderful villa, Mas Malou. Made us go 'wow' on arrival - absolutely everything you required and more. All rooms very spacious and tastefuly decorated. Loads to do for adults and children: table tennis room  …see more

from £111 / night

£776 - £2285 / week

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from £111 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

Dordogne / Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Private garden
“Excellent house, peaceful stay.” We enjoyed a lovely stay at this house, the house itself has been renovated to a high standard and is spacious whilst still feeling homely. The garden is perfect for children with lots of room to play and use the paddl  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £545 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

21

Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Saint Colomb de Lauzun

Lot-et-Garonne / Saint Colomb de Lauzun

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“perfect place for a quiet getaway” We arrived after a 6 hour drive to a very warm welcome from Geraldine. She quickly showed us around and left us to unpack enough to enjoy the fabulous pool! There was a very welcome baguette, cheese and wine put out  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1470 / week

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from £125 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Ardfinnan

County Tipperary / Ardfinnan

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Traditional farmhouse in secluded country surroundings, looking out towards the Comeragh and Monavullagh Mountains about half a mile from the attractive village of Ardfinnan on the banks of the River Suir.  …see more

from £24 / night

£163 - £367 / week

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from £24 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Holyhead

Holyhead / Trefor, Holyhead

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
“a little piece of heaven !” We stayed here for a week at the end of may. Our group of 5 adults, one child, two greyhounds and a dalmation had a wonderful time. Lovely house, kind owner who could not have been more helpful. There were tears when we h  …see more

from £125 / night

£515 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday farmhouse rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Special house in an amazing location” Eleven adults stayed at Snowden House, from Friday to Monday, early February for which the house was easily big enough. We had an amazing time and spent much of it soaking up the awe-inspiring views all around us.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1395 - £1600 / week

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from £200 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Sorges with swimming pool

Dordogne / Sorges

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Best ever holiday!” Just had a week at La Chenaie, probably the best holiday we have ever had. Weather has been good, two days a little dull but every other hot, up to 32 degrees. Lovely and quiet but only a few minutes from Perigueux which is full of  …see more

from £259 / night

£1294 - £2759 / week

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from £259 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Competa

Competa / Venta de Palma

10 20 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A very special setting, wonderful hosts, beautiful views, exiting holiday” I stayed at Finca Los Pinos with my daughter and grandchildren. It was such a special place - truly 'an oasis' in the Almajera mountains, as they say. Exhilarating walks in the  …see more

from £283 / night

£1725 - £2414 / week

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from £283 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Miramont-de-Guyenne

Lot-et-Garonne / Miramont-de-Guyenne

11 30 7 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Hilltop setting, stunning views, Close to market town with supermarkets & restaurants. Heated pool, health spa inc. Jacuzzi, sauna, solarium, games area inc. Pool table, table tennis. internet access.  …see more

from £314 / night

£2195 - £4295 / week

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from £314 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Tarragona / La Bisbal del Penedes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Fully renovated farmhouse with lot of character and beautiful views located in a spectacular relaxing place in the country from La Bisbal del Penedes (Land of wineyards), just 15 km from the beaches near Tarragona (Costa Dorada), where you can find lots of restaurants a  …see more

from £108 / night

£216 - £518 / week

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from £108 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Aizenay

Vendee / Aizenay

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
This spacious rural farmhouse has been delightfully renovated and tastefully furnished to provide a fabulous holiday venue for large family groups. It benefits from a lovely private heated pool, in a fully fenced area, together with a large lawn garden and sunny dining  …see more

from £122 / night

£854 - £2367 / week

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from £122 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Uzzano

Province of Pistoia / Uzzano

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Separate house, in front of traditional restored farmhouse, surrounded by greenery and olive grove in the beautiful Tuscan hills (180 m s.l.m.) between Pescia and Montecatini Terme (7 km). Not far from the major art cities of Tuscany: Florence (50 km), Lucca (30 km), P  …see more

from £44 / night

£259 - £328 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Eskdale

Lake District / Eskdale

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Hinning House is set in an idyllic location in the Esk Valley 3 miles from stunning Eskdale. THe property provides comfortable accommodation in the peaceful western Lake District with glorious walks in every direction. The 12-acre estate of pasture and woodland  …see more

from £217 / night

£1115 - £2295 / week

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from £217 / night