Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (1930)

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 Brecey

Manche / Brecey

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“As soon as we arrived we knew we should have stayed longer” Charming spacious cottage with a very welcoming host. Adults enjoyed relaxing by the fire in the evenings. Kids (9 and 11 years) enjoyed playing in the garden, and we were all extremely e  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £710 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Haut-Rhin / Lapoutroie

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £50 / night

£345 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Excellent 

18

Ski farmhouse to rent in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cannot fault it” Myself, my fiance our daughter and two friends stayed here for a week from the 28th of Dec until the 4th of Jan. We had an absolutely fantastic time even though we spent a whole day without power, a road collapsing at one si  …see more

from £120 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £120 / night

(35) Excellent 

20

York holiday farmhouse let

North Yorkshire / York

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Peaceful & relaxing” Well appointed property in a nice rural setting .. Has everything you need for all the family and plenty of space to play outside .. Only 20 mins drive from York .. We have family nearby and will be recommending this accoomodation  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £720 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

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

(20) Excellent 

11

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

(18) Excellent 

22

Aberdyfi (Aberdovey) holiday farmhouse rental

Snowdonia National Park / Aberdovey

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A home from home. Simply stunning!” I stayed at Glan-y-Morfa with my family over Christmas and honestly could not fault it as a place to stay. The property has been done up beautifully and is incredibly well equipped. The location is perfect with stun  …see more

from £128 / night

£590 - £1150 / week

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from £128 / night

(1) Excellent 

11

Holiday farmhouse in Aberporth

Ceredigion / Aberporth

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fabulous and thoroughly recommended” What a fantastic 2 weeks for my daughter's wedding in a marquee in the field. Paul and Angela were so helpful and supportive and the place is lovely. We all felt at home and didn't want to leave. A wonderful space  …see more

from £360 / night

£1660 - £1900 / week

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from £360 / 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

(2) Excellent 

20

Holiday farmhouse in Rock

Cornwall / Rock

7 13 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly

from £215 / night

£1500 - £2995 / week

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from £215 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

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

(3) Excellent 

30

Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Ille-sur-Tet

Pyrenees-Orientales / Ille-sur-Tet

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £113 / night

£707 - £1000 / week

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from £113 / night

(25) Excellent 

22

Farmhouse rental in Gensac

Gensac / Claribes

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“An idyllic location to escape and explore” This was a return visit for us and our two children (5 and 1). We love the peaceful and safe setting of the house - the children loved running between the vines. The house itself is really well equipped. T  …see more

from £173 / night

£690 - £1035 / week

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from £173 / night

(5) Very Good 

22

Farmhouse rental in Mallwyd

Dolgellau / Mallwyd

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful Location” The Farmhouse is set in lovely grounds - beautiful lawns and woods, perfect for our older children to explore on their own. The house is quite spacious, particularly the bedrooms (we had plenty of room for the travel cot in the tw  …see more

from £85 / night

£295 - £490 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Very Good 

19

Holiday farmhouse in Caylus

Tarn-et-Garonne / Caylus

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely house in poss the best location in the area!” Amazing private location, lovely pool, big, practical well kitted out house, great for family groups with kids and friends. So much to do and see in the area, loved the wild river swimming! Owners  …see more

from £111 / night

£775 - £1600 / week

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from £111 / night

24

Holiday farmhouse in Gortnaboul

Kenmare / Gortnaboul

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £38 / night

£265 - £576 / week

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from £38 / night

(18) Very Good 

19

Holiday farmhouse in St. Paul's Bay

St. Paul's Bay / Manikata

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic” We had a lovely family holiday here for two weeks in August. My daughter used the pool everyday, the villa is spotless and very spacious. It has everything that you need to self cater, but is also a good base to explore all that malta h  …see more

from £108 / night

£755 - £1678 / week

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from £108 / night

(1) Excellent 

40

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

(13) Very Good 

23

Farmhouse rental in Campbeltown with golf nearby

Kintyre Peninsula / Campbeltown

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A very comfortable stay in a stunning part of the world.” We had a lovely stay at Archie's Farmhouse. There is everything a family could need and plenty of space for two small children in the house and garden behind. The two bathrooms added to the c  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £875 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

22

Holiday farmhouse in Rhydwyn

Rhydwyn / Church Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £68 / night

£275 - £613 / week

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from £68 / night

(3) Very Good 

23

Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Buonconvento

Province of Siena / Buonconvento

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A unique and enchanting place” We have been going to Tuscany every summer for a while, and are used to renting houses in beautiful properties… We were not expecting to be surprised and overwelmed again by the beauty of a new place. However, Casanova (  …see more

from £259 / night

£1811 / week

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from £259 / night

(4) Excellent 

15

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

18

Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Bagnols-en-Foret

Var / Bagnols-en-Foret

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £173 / night

£690 - £2587 / week

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from £173 / night

21

Holiday farmhouse in San Lawrenz

Island of Gozo / San Lawrenz

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £91 / night

£634 - £1147 / week

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from £91 / night

(7) Excellent 

20

Holiday farmhouse in Merleac

Cotes-d'Armor / Merleac

5 9 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £172 / night

£1200 - £1650 / week

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from £172 / night

(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

from £90 / night

£405 - £600 / week

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from £90 / night

(25) Excellent 

24

Holiday farmhouse in Eyeries

County Cork / Eyeries

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing house in an amazing location.” Such a warm, inviting holiday home in the beautiful Eyeries. Had an amazing stay, loved every minute of it and already booked to come back in August. Fran couldnt do enough for us and even the sun shone! Al  …see more

from £87 / night

£432 - £802 / week

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from £87 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Holiday farmhouse in John O'Groats

Caithness and Sutherland / John O'Groats

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” A beautiful farmhouse, tastefully decorated and furnished. There were so many special touches. We had the most fabulous Christmas there. The views are spectacular and just a short walk from the coast and a wonderful view over to the Orkneys  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £545 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Holiday farmhouse in Santa Lucija

Kercem / Santa Lucija

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £132 / night

£888 - £1822 / week

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from £132 / night

8

Holiday farmhouse rental

Mayenne / Chailland

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £37 / night

£280 - £1330 / week

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from £37 / night

(7) Excellent 

30

Vosges / La Bresse

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £151 / night

£776 / week

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from £151 / night

(2) Excellent 

23

Holiday farmhouse letting

Lake District / Thornthwaite

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £150 / night

£1045 - £1845 / week

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from £150 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

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

£420 - £520 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Excellent 

14

Alyth holiday farmhouse rental

Perth and Kinross / Alyth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A Wonderful Get-Away-From-It-All Holiday Location” We were three generations of a family ranging from 57 to 5 months. It was an ideal spot for all - for the adults to relax and unwind and enjoy quality family time - and for our grandson who could pla  …see more

from £180 / night

£1080 - £1740 / week

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Veszprem County / Kaptalantoti

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £52 / night

£363 - £483 / week

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from £52 / night

(16) Excellent 

31

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

(1) Very Good 

21

Holiday farmhouse rental

Cotes-d'Armor / Plouaret

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £52 / night

£327 / week

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from £52 / 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

(2) Very Good 

24

Itzac holiday farmhouse rental

Cordes-sur-Ciel / Itzac

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £215 / night

£1500 - £2250 / week

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from £215 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

County Kerry / Portmagee

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £34 / night

£236 - £514 / week

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from £34 / night

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