Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (1947)

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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Holiday farmhouse in Martigne-Ferchaud

Ille-et-Vilaine / Martigne-Ferchaud

5 20 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
The house has no visible neighbours, and is surrounded by 4 acres of gardens and an apple orchard, within the bend of a river. We are used to receiving people in our home, as it is a centre for groups who come to do workshops or conferences here.With Solar water heatin  …see more

from £94 / night

£658 - £1790 / week

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from £94 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Alt Jargenow

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £702 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Nijar

Province of Almeria / Nijar

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The farmhouse CORTIJO EL GRILLO, approximately 200 years old, is typical of the traditional houses of the area, with thick walls and delightful features. Although only 5 minutes walking distance away from the main square, shops and restaurants, the house lies in an area  …see more

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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from £79 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Saint Fort sur Gironde with swimming pool

Charente-Maritime / Saint Fort sur Gironde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“A true bit of French Paradise, peaceful, great pool area..Lots to do..” Where do I start, my husband and our four year old boy stayed here for a week in June. This property is on 2 acres, my little boy could walk to 'visit the hens' then walk and pick  …see more

from £74 / night

£520 - £1280 / week

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from £74 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Brecey

Manche / Brecey

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Idyllic.......A little piece of heaven” Have stayed at this charming house twice now and will definitely be back in summertime. It is an authentic rural France experience. The house is secluded but still just a 10 min walk to nearby town of Brecey wh  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £710 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Tornolo

Province of Parma / Tornolo

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The elegant property is situated in a peaceful woodland setting in the village of Tornolo in Emilia Romagna close to its borders with Tuscany and Liguria. The historic city of Parma or the resorts of the Italian Riviera can be reached by train or car within an hour.<  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Stonehaven holiday farmhouse rental

Aberdeenshire / Stonehaven

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
West Gallaton Farmhouse is a beautiful cottage set in the South Aberdeenshire countryside with stunning views over open rural landscape all the way to the sea. Just over 2 miles from Stonehaven, right on the National Cycle Network, our location offers the best of both  …see more

from £90 / night

£500 - £675 / week

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from £90 / 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

(20) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Ardmore

County Waterford / Ardmore

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful farmhouse, amazing views. wonderful owner” We had an extended family reunion with our group ranging in age from 12 to 82. We fitted into the farmhouse easily. It was spotless and had every modern luxury you could think of, with a massive kit  …see more

from £220 / night

£1053 - £1272 / week

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from £220 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Torigni-sur-Vire holiday farmhouse rental

Manche / Torigni-sur-Vire

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Just a great family friendly cottage with a fantastic garden for a great price.” Really lovely. Old fashioned cottage with a huge private garden tucked up a lovely French country lane. Lovely nearby quaint village with restaurant and boulangerie. C  …see more

from £38 / night

£260 - £500 / week

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from £38 / night

(83) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in North Owersby

Market Rasen / North Owersby

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Book this now!” I recently spent a wonderful weekend here with ten girl friends. We try to get away together at least once per year to catch up and relax. I can honestly say its the best rental we've ever had. Nothing was too much trouble for the own  …see more

from £288 / night

£1500 - £2300 / week

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from £288 / 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
Gorgeous granite Devon farmhouse set in beautiful Dartmoor National Park with five bedrooms and three bathrooms, it's own individual luxurious style, four posters, wood burning stoves and quirky features - the ideal setting for a family getaway or a country adventu  …see more

from £242 / night

£971 - £2350 / week

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from £242 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Bournel

Lot-et-Garonne / Bournel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
Set in 10 acres with 200m of private river bank, safe distance away from house for child saftey. Very quiet.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1000 - £2150 / week

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from £150 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Farmhouse letting in Vanxains with swimming pool

Dordogne / Vanxains

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Holiday” A superb gite in a great location. The gite was everything we hoped for and more. We both felt so at home and relaxed there and would highly recommend Le Regnac to all. Jan was a brilliant host who ensured our stay was very enjoyabl  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Xaghra

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful farmhouse, perfect for young children” My husband and I stayed here for a week at the end of September with our 2 year old son and were joined by our in-laws for part of the week. The farmhouse is ideally located just 5-10 minutes walk from  …see more

from £70 / night

£489 - £899 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Trento / Ledro

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £62 / night

£430 - £553 / week

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from £62 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Orgiva

Province of Granada / Orgiva

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beautifully restored traditional cortijo, stone built with wooden beams and cane roofs. Fully furnished, uniquely designed and decorated. Well equipped, mains electricity, water. 2 bedrooms 1 double and 1 twin. Kitchen/sitting room. Lounge/TV room. Bathroom and utility  …see more

from £50 / night

£209 - £485 / week

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from £50 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Gugliano with swimming pool

Province of Lucca / Gugliano

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect mid term break” We, 2 families from The Netherlands, stayed in Casa a Corte during the kids (6 - 11) mid term break from school (3rd week in October) . We had a lovely week with beautiful weather (21 - 25 degrees), delicious food and great com  …see more

from £201 / night

£1404 - £3202 / week

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from £201 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Hawes

Hawes / Burtersett

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Best cottage we have ever stayed in!” The cottage was perfect, the views amazing. Owners very friendly. We loved it so much we have rebooked for next year, first time we have gone back to the same place twice.  …see more

from £66 / night

£460 - £940 / week

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from £66 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Ergny

Pas-de-Calais / Ergny

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Celebration packages can be arranged on demand : additional fresh flowers and champagne and chocolates  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in San Lawrenz with swimming pool

Island of Gozo / San Lawrenz

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The choice is all yours, from houses of character built in old country style to the authentic converted farmhouses, the latter being all unique in size, shape and character. Our farmhouses are situated in different locations, all with stunning countryside views<br /&  …see more

from £79 / night

£553 - £958 / week

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from £79 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Seine-Maritime / Saint-Vaast-d'Equiqueville

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
'La Grange' is a misnomer - the house has taken its name from the large barn ('en colombage') which is part of the property. The farmhouse is set in the hamlet of Maintru, close to the Avenue Verte and the River Bethune. There is a large and secure g  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £1000 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Grans holiday farmhouse let

Bouches-du-Rhone / Grans

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic holiday rental with perfect hosts!” Where do I start? I cannot praise this gem of a holiday letting enough! The accommodation was immaculately presented and equipped with everything you could possibly need for your holiday and the location i  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 / week

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from £62 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Breasclete

Isle of Lewis / Breasclete

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Cottage, Fabulous Views” We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage was as described and a clean, spacious and comfortable home from home which has been a home and so has all that you need to enjoy the house, even cook books and a wonderful librar  …see more

from £80 / night

£395 - £520 / week

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from £80 / night

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Drenthe Province / Anderen

6 20 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £198 / night

£965 - £1229 / week

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from £198 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Berga

Province of Barcelona / Berga

7 17 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent house and brilliant nearby treks and excursions” This really was a fantastic house. It was perfect for a large group. The group could spread comfortably on the 2 levels. We put those with kids all on the lower level all together, That save  …see more

from £439 / night

£2123 - £2816 / week

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from £439 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Lesignac-Durand

Charente / Lesignac-Durand

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Beautiful old farmhouse with stunning tranquil views ideal for getting away from it all. The lakes of the Haute Charente are nearby where you can swim, canoe, windsurf, sail and fish. Lots of great restaurants where you can eat great local food and drink wine at great p  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Loir-et-Cher / Mennetou-sur-cher

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £44 / night

£290 - £308 / week

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from £44 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Avranches

Manche / Avranches

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“Le Jardin at Vezins is an ideal location for a restful break, but with good tourist attractions nearby” After a busy few months we decided to take a week break in France at the end of November. We spent some time looking at different places and decide  …see more

from £62 / night

£395 - £790 / week

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from £62 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Beauly

Scottish Highlands / Beauly

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Dunmore House is the ideal holiday escape to relax and enjoy the best that the Highlands has to offer all within easy reach, from local delights to the capital city Inverness, unravel the mysteries of Loch Ness, or simply enjoy exploring our beautiful countryside.<br  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Dampierre

Calvados / Dampierre

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
We are in the heart of the Normandt countryside Not far from the major towns of Caen, Bayeux, Vire and St. Lo . The A84 motorway is easy to reach for all your siteseeing.  …see more

from £135 / night

£650 - £995 / week

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from £135 / night

(55) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Kenmare

Kenmare / Collorus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“marvellous scene, cosy house, what you see is what you get (and more)” Beara Peninsula is a beautiful part of Ireland. The nature is of an astonishing beauty. Cosy villages, nice people. A stay in Hilltop cottage completes your Irish trip. The house i  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £615 / week

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from £44 / night

(34) Excellent 

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York holiday farmhouse let

North Yorkshire / York

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A great relaxing break” Brilliant, had a very warm welcome from friendly hosts, every effort had been made to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable. The property was clean and tidy with everything we needed and more. It was on a farm with animals close  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £720 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Los Romanes holiday farmhouse rental

Vinuela / Los Romanes

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
Attractive typical old restored farmhouse with large private pool and excellent terrace and shaded areas. Perfect location with glorious views, it is set amongst olive groves and is only a few minutes walk to the village of Los Romanes with shops, bar and restaurants.  …see more

from £101 / night

£702 - £1615 / week

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from £101 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Bovey Tracey

Dartmoor National Park / Bovey Tracey

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Simply superb” We joined members of our extended family for a week long stay at Dunley Farm and were absolutely delighted with the farmhouse, it's facilities but most of all the absolute warmth and hospitality of Geoff and Rebecca......and their assor  …see more

from £195 / night

£750 - £2300 / week

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from £195 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Aunby

Stamford / Aunby

7 17 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Ideal mini conference centre. Great space.” We used Piper House as a base while we we working locally - staying in early Jan. We needed a large area for group activities - this house had three - and space for us the be able to get away from one anothe  …see more

from £350 / night

£2380 - £3715 / week

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from £350 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Fleurance holiday farmhouse accommodation

Fleurance / Saint Clar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A beautiful home, garden and location. We couldn’t ask for more.” We have had the luxury of spending time at Les Guillamaux in 2003/4. The house, garden and pool were wonderful then - they are even better now. There are more beds to accommodate mor  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1600 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Xewkija

Island of Gozo / Xewkija

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“AMAZING EXPERIENCE” I've planned this vacation since 1 year ago with my extended family, a party of 6 adults and two young boys of 9 and 12. the farm house is great, a big bedroom for each couple, 3 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a wondeful  …see more

from £145 / night

£1009 - £1753 / week

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from £145 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Goathland

North York Moors National Park / Goathland

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful house in amazing location!” We were a group of 13 girls in our 30's away for a weekend get together. The house is beautiful and the hot tub was such a treat at the end of each day. Michelle, the host was very helpful leading up to the stay a  …see more

from £495 / night

£1295 - £2195 / week

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from £495 / night

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Dompierre sur Charente holiday farmhouse rental

Charente-Maritime / Dompierre sur Charente

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Renovated farmhouse. Swimming pool. Ideal for 2 or more families with children. Enclosed safe garden. Sleeps 12 people. Secure parking. Games room (incl table tennis/ pooltable). Free WiFi, TV. In the surroundings: golf, fresh foodmarkets, tennis,hiking,canoeing.  …see more

from £113 / night

£790 - £1316 / week

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from £113 / night