Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (1929)

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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(7) Excellent 

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St. Clement holiday farmhouse rental

Jersey / St Clement

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2200 / week

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from £258 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Saint-Etienne-d'Albagnan

Herault / Saint-Etienne-d'Albagnan

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
“Idyllic Getaway in the Haut Languedoc” This was our third stay at La Fumade, and I cannot say enough good things about it. The weather this time of year is stunning, the house is comfortable, spacious, beautifully renovated, and easily accommodates tw  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 / week

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from £215 / night

(11) Excellent 

27

Holiday farmhouse in Melle

Ille-et-Vilaine / Melle

4 9 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“a lovely place” We had such a good stay here. The cottage is very well provided, with lots of kitchen equipment, books and lots of toys, and excellent directions to everything necessary - supermarket, doctor, places to visit and restaurants etc and  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Larnaka City

Larnaka District / Larnaka City

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£518 - £1000 / week

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from £87 / night

(7) 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

from £271 / night

£1900 - £3960 / week

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from £271 / night

(22) Excellent 

25

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

(4) Excellent 

10

Holiday farmhouse in Sturminster Newton

Dorset / Sturminster Newton

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £60 / night

£378 - £476 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

31

Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in L'Isle-en-Dodon

Haute-Garonne / L'Isle-en-Dodon

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 250 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £74 / night

£513 - £1720 / week

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from £74 / night

(16) Excellent 

21

Holiday farmhouse in Doon

Doon / Carrig More

4 5 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 104 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Cozy Irish Farm Home With Traditional Music Bonus” I think we have been adopted by newfound Irish relations and moved into their extra house on the farm! Plenty of room, a cheery fire to warm our bones, as well as electic heat(and a real electric clot  …see more

from £69 / night

£302 - £388 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Greve in Chianti

Province of Florence / Greve in Chianti

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“wonderful stay, perfect host” We had a wonderful week at Casalone during Aug2016. The house is absolutely charming, renovated with perfect taste, at the end of private road which preserves you from any noisy road or neighbours. Just note that there's  …see more

from £432 / night

£2156 / week

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from £432 / night

(38) Excellent 

24

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
“Excellent holiday cottage” Probably the best equipped holiday home we've stayed in! Spacious with everything we could need in the kitchen as well as lots of towels and games & dvds. Lovely peaceful location, good walks for dogs and children, but clo  …see more

from £20 / night

£800 - £1520 / week

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from £20 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Drymen

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Drymen

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful and welcoming” Our stay at templea cottage was amazing from the moment we walked through the door. Meeting Jeanette and being welcomed into the beautiful cottage, which was immaculate, clean and very homely, and everything you needed for our  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £735 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Thurles

County Tipperary / Thurles

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic house” Brilliant stay in the house , we had a group of 5 adults and 3 kids , huge house with all mod cons as well as a rustic feel with an AGGA cooker converted to oil , gardens were brilliant , kids loved the house , plenty of wood for the  …see more

from £156 / night

£535 - £1440 / week

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from £156 / night

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Cransac holiday farmhouse rental

Aveyron / Cransac

5 4 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £79 / night

£439 - £1995 / week

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from £79 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Gavray

Manche / Gavray

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool

from £220 / night

£1030 - £3220 / week

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from £220 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Shirwell with shared pool

Barnstaple / Shirwell

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” A fantastic property in a wonderful quiet location. Welcoming owners and a delicious lemon drizzle cake adding that personal touch. Hope to return soon.  …see more

from £75 / night

£300 - £695 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

11

Holiday farmhouse in Tiffauges

Vendee / Tiffauges

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 77 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £135 / night

£940 - £1832 / week

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from £135 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Vendee / Chantonnay

4 9 7 nights min

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

from £77 / night

£539 - £1375 / week

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from £77 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Province of Trapani / Castellammare del Golfo

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £26 / night

£182 / week

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from £26 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Castlemartin

Pembrokeshire / Castlemartin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A beautiful slice of Pembroke with style and art to match” From the moment we walked into the house we could sense that this had been done with someone with real style and an appreciation of art. As it turns out the house has been restored by the arti  …see more

from £95 / night

£490 - £1199 / week

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from £95 / night

(42) Excellent 

23

Alora holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Malaga / Alora

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Simply Perfect” I have found it really hard to write this review because i simply could not think of the words that would do Finca Fenix justice. It was , quite simply, perfect. We travelled as a family for our first long european holiday. The main t  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Cozes

Charente-Maritime / Cozes

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool

from £180 / night

£1155 - £1795 / week

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from £180 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Santa Coloma de Farners holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Girona / Santa Coloma de Farners

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £259 / night

£1690 - £2535 / week

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from £259 / night

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Popovo holiday farmhouse rental

Targovishte Province / Popovo

4 6 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £69 / night

£363 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Average 

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Holiday farmhouse in Ramelton

Ramelton / Drumabodan

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £34 / night

£236 - £514 / week

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from £34 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Sheffield holiday farmhouse rental

South Yorkshire / Sheffield

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Relaxing rural / city break” Very pleasant accommodation, clean tidy, good facilities. Incredibly comfortable beds. Friendly and very helpful owners. Plenty of local walking and close to the Peaks, and yet 15 minutes from Sheffield city centre.  …see more

from £68 / night

£510 - £853 / week

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from £68 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Widecombe in the Moor

Dartmoor National Park / Widecombe in the Moor

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £248 / night

£992 - £2229 / week

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from £248 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Holiday farmhouse in Ptuj

Ptuj / Haloze

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £86 / night

£569 / week

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from £86 / night

(7) Very Good 

23

Holiday farmhouse in Lochinver

Caithness and Sutherland / Lochinver

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“The best holiday property ever - I would happily have stayed there forever!” I simply cannot rate this property highly enough - excellent does not do it justice. From the moment I entered I felt entirely at home. Cleanliness was superb, the faciliti  …see more

from £160 / night

£975 - £1475 / week

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from £160 / night

(55) Excellent 

25

Farmhouse rental in Langport with golf nearby, tennis court

Somerset / Langport

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £300 / night

£2000 - £3700 / week

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from £300 / night

(3) Very Good 

21

Tomhaggard holiday farmhouse rental

County Wexford / Tomhaggard

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for a large group of friends or family, lots of space.” I was very pleased with my choice as soon as I got there I knew it was going to work perfectly, everyone had their own space, kids had the TV room for games and puzzles as well as TV. The  …see more

from £98 / night

£414 - £832 / week

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from £98 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Madiran with swimming pool

Hautes-Pyrenees / Madiran

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Holiday heaven!” This was our second visit to au ballenti. The first time we came as a couple on a motorbike and stayed in the one bed gite, this time we brought the whole family and a few friends. Even with 10 adults and 6 children it was never crowd  …see more

from £300 / night

£900 - £2500 / week

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from £300 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Rocchetta

Fabriano / Rocchetta

2 7 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £56 / night

£388 - £750 / week

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from £56 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Market Harborough / South Kilworth

6 17 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Family party” We had a lovely weekend at The Hollies. It was a great size, the garden was lovely and it was well equipped. Our party were from age 2 to age 80 - and we all enjoyed it. Spacious and well decorates / maintained. The owners were helpful w  …see more

from £350 / night

£2000 / week

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from £350 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Greenlaw holiday farmhouse rental

Borders / Greenlaw

3 6 1 night min

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

from £85 / night

£450 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Loule

Faro District / Loule

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £70 / night

£395 - £1495 / week

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from £70 / night

(24) Excellent 

21

Eye holiday farmhouse rental

Suffolk / Eye

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful farmhouse getaway in peaceful location.” Pecks Farmhouse is tucked away in a peaceful and secluded location within walking distance of a pretty little village and a great pub. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Caroline, the owner, made su  …see more

from £134 / night

£670 - £995 / week

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from £134 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Xaghra

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely converted farmhouse with private pool and separate annex, within 5 minutes walk of centre of Xaghra” Excellent accommodation in interesting town. Just avoid the week we went, which coincided with their annual festival on Sept 8th. For a p  …see more

from £113 / night

£776 - £1380 / week

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from £113 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of Siena / San Gimignano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£544 - £906 / week

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from £87 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with tennis court in Crulai

Orne / Crulai

4 9 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A very peaceful holiday” A lovely place to stay -so peaceful and quiet. Very relaxing. The garden is beautiful with pool, tennis court and other games all close by. The house was just right for us with evrything you might need. We were made to feel ve  …see more

from £130 / night

£388 - £1207 / week

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from £130 / night

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